+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 16952 482nd Ave. Revillo, SD 57259 + − Committees (6) SD - Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate) Title: member SD - Retirement Laws (Senate) Title: member SD - Taxation (Senate) Title: member SD - Transportation (Senate) Title: member SD - Agricultural Land Assessment Task Force Title: member SD - Retirement Laws Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (4) SD - SB4 Provide for the assessment of certain agricultural land as noncropland. SD - SB135 Allow overwidth farm equipment to be operated on primary highways after sunset under certain conditions. SD - SB139 Revise certain provisions regarding the use tax. SD - SB136 Permit certain cropland along lakes, rivers, and streams to be assessed as noncropland. + − Cosponsored Bills (99) SD - HB1002 Eliminate certain reporting requirements for the county general fund. SD - HB1003 Revise certain administrative functions regarding county government. SD - HB1004 Make form and style revisions to certain statutes regarding counties. SD - HB1005 Revise and repeal certain fees that are established to compensate counties for services provided by county officials. SD - HB1007 Make an appropriation to revise and update the data and methods used to determine the agricultural land production capacity and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1056 Revise certain provisions relating to the veterans' preference in employment. SD - HB1078 Grant limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain alcohol related offenses to persons who assist a person in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. SD - HB1082 Codify the list of navigable streams requiring gates. SD - HB1083 Change the taxation method used in the sale of certain off-road vehicles and require that the sale of these vehicles be by licensed vehicle dealers. SD - HB1094 Increase the commercial fertilizer inspection fee for purposes of fertilizer-related research and education and to create the Nutrient Research and Education Council to promote such research and education. SD - HB1095 Revise certain allowable time periods regarding the transfer of vehicle ownership. SD - HB1121 Revise certain provisions concerning the regulation of vehicle dealers. SD - HB1123 Require the Department of Health to include certain information regarding the inspection of an abortion facility on the department's website. SD - HB1127 Revise certain provisions concerning road districts. SD - HB1133 Require that a risk assessment is completed and reviewed before the release of a person charged with certain domestic crimes. SD - HB1134 Provide for access to certain property for the purpose of making surveys. SD - HB1137 Revise the distribution of registration fees from noncommercial gross weight vehicles. SD - HB1153 Allow parties to agree to resolve an eminent domain dispute by mediation. SD - HB1154 Create protections and accommodations for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers in their places of employment. SD - HB1155 Prohibit a state board member from self-dealing in certain contracts with the state. SD - HB1157 Require that a doctor provide a woman additional information as a part of informed consent prior to performing an abortion. SD - HB1163 Revise the periods of time during which veterans may use tuition benefits at institutions under the control of the Board of Regents. SD - HB1164 Provide for a special interest motor vehicle license plate for certain vehicles under certain conditions. SD - HB1178 Authorize township boards to prohibit the operation of certain off-road vehicles along township highways. SD - HB1180 Limit the terms of certain conservation easements. SD - HB1186 Revise certain provisions relating to the practice of dentistry and to dental corporations. SD - HB1187 Allow the Office of the Secretary of State to refuse to file certain documents. SD - HB1192 Prohibit certain inquiries during a public employment application process about an applicant's criminal history and to provide a penalty for a violation thereof. SD - HB1193 Prohibit certain inquiries about criminal records during any initial employment application process and to provide a penalty for a violation thereof. SD - HB1194 Revise the authority of state's attorneys to take action regarding certain local open government violations. SD - HB1195 Revise certain provisions regarding ballots used in municipal referendum elections. SD - HB1196 Create a deadline for the preparation of statements for municipal referendum ballots. SD - HB1202 Provide access to abandoned cemeteries and private burying grounds SD - HB1211 Require statewide livestock ownership inspection. SD - HB1221 Accommodate legislation relating to education funding. SD - HB1222 Accommodate legislation relating to shared services in schools. SD - HB1227 Establish the South Dakota Government Accountability Committee. SD - HB1230 Require lights on certain animal-drawn vehicles while operating on a highway. SD - HB1231 Authorize motor carrier inspectors to carry firearms. SD - HB1242 Authorize certain persons to request a security freeze on the credit report of a protected consumer. SD - HB1243 Prohibit the unauthorized sharing of certain private images on the internet. SD - HB1244 Revise provisions related to the sex offender registry SD - HCR1001 Recognizing the outstanding public service of President Harry Truman. SD - HCR1002 Supporting the selection of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter beddown at Joe Foss Field, 114th Fighter Wing, South Dakota Air National Guard. SD - HCR1004 Expressing support for the property rights of ranch and range allotment owners. SD - HCR1005 Urging the federal government to refrain from enacting regulations that threaten the reliability and affordability of electric power in the northern great plains. SD - HCR1006 Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers and recognizing March 2016 as Social Work Month. SD - HCR1007 Requiring the use of sound science in evaluating crop protection chemistries and nutrients. SD - HCR1008 Urging Congress to support and to ask the United States Secretary of State to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline project. SD - HCR1013 Recognizing the positive economic impact sportsmen and sportswomen have in South Dakota. SD - HCR1015 Commending Taiwan's presidential election; supporting Taiwan's efforts to secure entry to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the signing of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the Bilateral Investment Agreement (BIA) with the United States; and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile and for strengthening and expanding sister-state ties between South Dakota and Taiwan. SD - HCR1016 Expressing and encouraging support for the continued use of country-of-origin labels on meat products sold to consumers. SD - HC1006 Commending and honoring the 2014-2015 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota, including Tim Graf, Milbank, School Superintendent; Chad Allison, Lennox, Middle School Principal; Merna Bye, Corsica, School Business Official; Brad Olinger, Flandreau, Elementary School Principal; Jim Aisenbrey, Baltic, Secondary School Principal; Mike Radke, Huron, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Dr. Sandra Henry, Sioux Falls, Curriculum Leader; and Rhonda Zinter, Milbank, Director of Special Education, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. SD - HC1007 Recognizing Sabrina Swee for her excellence and achievements in the area of culinary arts. SD - HC1012 Recognizing and honoring the bravery of South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Zachary Bader. SD - HC1013 Recognizing Mark Knight for his election as president of the Associated General Contractors of America. SD - HC1025 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 211th Engineer Company of Madison and DeSmet, South Dakota, on being awarded the Eisenhower Trophy. SD - HC1030 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. SD - SB2 Revise the distribution of the revenue from the alcoholic beverage fund. SD - SB3 Revise the income criteria for determining if property is classified as agricultural land for property tax purposes. SD - SB56 Require legislative approval of all land acquisitions by the Department of Game, Fish and Parks. SD - SB57 Redefine the term, written agreement, relating to contracts between a debtor and creditor. SD - SB58 Revise certain restrictions for the use of night-vision equipment for hunting under certain conditions. SD - SB61 Prohibit the cancellation or nonrenewal of homeowner insurance policies for certain claims arising from natural causes. SD - SB62 Require manufacturers of farm machinery and equipment to replace the machinery or equipment or to refund its purchase price if it fails to conform to the manufacturer's warranty, to specify the manufacturer's obligations to remedy any nonconforming conditions, and to provide cause of action against the manufacturer for failure to comply. SD - SB66 Permit the issuance of special license plates to parents of certain individuals. SD - SB71 Revise the provisions regarding the issuance of small game licenses and fishing licenses to certain veterans at reduced fees and to revise certain provisions regarding special pheasant hunts for disabled veterans. SD - SB73 Clarify certain provisions regarding open meetings. SD - SB75 Establish a grant program for adult community residential services designed to reduce the risk of recidivism, to provide a report to the Legislature, to make an appropriation therefor, and declare an emergency. SD - SB76 Revise certain codes and standards regarding wind energy system set back requirements. SD - SB78 Deposit money in the permanent school fund based on certain acres of school and public lands open to public hunting. SD - SB94 Repeal the death penalty. SD - SB107 Clarify certain safety zone restrictions on hunting. SD - SB108 Require notice if certain immunizations contain more than trace amounts of mercury. SD - SB109 Require counties to conduct random checkpoints for overweight vehicles as a condition of receiving funds from the bridge improvement grant fund. SD - SB113 Revise provisions related to the operation of a bicycle on a roadway. SD - SB114 Make an appropriation for certain costs related to the commissioning of the USS South Dakota and to declare an emergency. SD - SB116 Remove any reference to land ownership being a requirement for participation in any actions pertaining to the creation of or withdrawal from a water development district. SD - SB118 Exempt certain purchases from certain bidding requirements. SD - SB123 Revise certain provisions limiting the issuance of certain licenses and permits if a debt is being collected by the obligation recovery center. SD - SB127 Revise certain provisions regarding the requirements for placement of a utility facility across a railroad right-of-way. SD - SB138 Authorize the construction of a nursing home facility in Rosebud, South Dakota. SD - SB145 Require certain provisions to be met before allowing public utilities or carriers to exercise eminent domain procedures. SD - SB149 Provide for certain reduced state park entrance fees for veterans. SD - SB150 Revise provisions related to the legislative intern program. SD - SB151 Lower the state sales and use tax on most food items, to increase the rate of taxation for the sales and use tax on certain goods and services, to increase the amusement device tax, and to increase the per student allocation in the state aid formula. SD - SB161 Lower the state sales and use tax on certain food items and to increase the rate of taxation for the sales and use tax on certain goods and services. SD - SB168 Revise provisions related to human trafficking and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - SB169 Revise provisions related to child pornography and to revise the penalty therefor. SD - SJR1 Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the fundamental right of state citizens to bear arms cannot be infringed and is subject to strict scrutiny. SD - SJR2 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election a new section to Article XI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the imposition of a corporate income tax and dedication of the revenue therefrom. SD - SCR1 To show support for family caregivers. SD - SCR2 Supporting efforts to ensure that students from South Dakota have access to debt-free higher education at public colleges and universities. SD - SC6 Honoring Allyson Monson of Clark, South Dakota, Girls State Governor, and Andrew Flannery of Elk Point, South Dakota, Boys State Governor, and commending the South Dakota American Legion and Auxiliary for their sponsorship and coordination of the Girls State and Boys State programs. SD - SC7 Commending and honoring the 2015 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - SC8 Commending and honoring the 2015 Madison High School Bulldogs Football Team and the students and staff involved in the football program. SD - SC9 Honoring the South Dakota Health Care Association on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary. SD - SC10 Recognizing and honoring the South Dakota Arts Council on its fiftieth anniversary of serving South Dakotans and our communities through the arts. SD - SC11 Recognizing and honoring the courage of South Dakota Highway Patrol Sergeant John Koenig.