+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 5909 W. Bristol Dr. Sioux Falls, SD 57106 + − Committees (4) SD - Commerce and Energy (Senate) Title: Chair SD - Judiciary (Senate) Title: Member SD - Taxation (Senate) Title: Member SD - Military and Veterans Affairs (Senate) Title: Member + − Sponsored Bills (5) SD - SB84 Authorize the possession and administration of opioid antagonists by school district and nonpublic school personnel, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB85 Revise the deadline for the Department of Health's annual report regarding abortions. SD - SB155 Authorize additional nursing facility beds for the Michael J. Fitzmaurice Veterans Home. SD - SB115 Authorize the conditional carrying of a concealed pistol in the state capitol by certain persons. SD - SB8 Provide for a statewide resource information system. + − Cosponsored Bills (115) SD - HB1044 Authorize certain children who are subject to a pending military relocation to apply for enrollment in a school district. SD - HB1055 Require parental notification and agreement before the institution of an order to withhold resuscitation from certain patients. SD - HC1021 Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard 114th Fighter Wing of Sioux Falls on being awarded the Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Major General John J. Pesch Flight Safety Award, and William W. Spruance Safety Award for 2018. SD - HB1171 Allow certain veterans to attend courses offered at postsecondary technical institutes without payment of tuition. SD - HB1173 Permit the possession of firearms by certain employees. SD - HB1194 Revise provisions regarding reports of crime statistics. SD - SCR9 Petitioning Congress and the President to immediately defund Planned Parenthood of all federal funding; strongly condemning the recent unrestrictive abortion law passed in New York state; and, expressing South Dakotans' continued resolve to secure the blessings of life and liberty for our posterity. SD - HB1043 Require the Department of Social Services to collect and report certain information regarding the military affiliation of a parent whose child is subject to a report of abuse or neglect. SD - HB1050 Revise certain provisions regarding the use and possession of scanning devices and reencoders. SD - HB1054 Revise certain provisions regarding the possession of firearms on certain vehicles. SD - SCR2 To provide for legislative task forces to study, report, and develop and consider recommendations and proposed legislation regarding sustainable improvements to the continuum of mental health services available in the state. SD - SCR6 Urging the President of the United States to make agricultural exports a priority and protect agricultural products from all current and future tariffs. SD - SCR13 Recognizing the "Know Before You Fly" campaign as an official source of safety education for operators of unmanned aircraft systems and instructing the Department of Public Safety to educate the public about the campaign. SD - HB1197 Prohibit intentionally damaging monuments, statues, or memorials and provide a penalty therefor. SD - HB1210 Authorize the direct shipment of wine by wine clubs. SD - SR3 Commending and honoring Angela Kennecke for excellence in journalism. SD - HB1225 Establish a determinant in identifying a student's sexual identity for the purpose of participation in high school athletics. SD - HCR1005 Petitioning Congress and the President to defend Israel against hostile actions; expressing the strongest support for, and unity with, the people and State of Israel; and strongly condemning the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement and the increasing incidents of anti-Semitism against Israel and the Jewish people. SD - HB1124 Require health care facilities that perform mammography to inform mammography patients on breast density. SD - HB1123 Provide for the verification of hours worked on computers for certain government contracts. SD - HB1158 Revise provisions regarding off-sale delivery licenses for the delivery of alcoholic beverages. SD - HB1232 Lower the compulsory age for school attendance. SD - HB1195 Revise provisions regarding juvenile justice. SD - HB1057 Revise the definition of attest for the purposes of public accountancy. SD - SC10 Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Volleyball Team for their outstanding athletic performance upon winning the 2018 Summit League Tournament Championship. SD - SC12 Commending and honoring Shane O'Connell for his success and achievement in national and international rodeo competitions. SD - SC13 Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Cross Country Team for their outstanding athletic performance in winning their fifth consecutive Summit League Championship. SD - SC14 Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Basketball Team for their outstanding athletic performance in winning their third regular season Summit League Championship in four years. SD - SB62 Provide for the use of certain general funds to increase Medicaid reimbursement rates for existing Medicaid providers. SD - SC31 Honoring and commending Jaelyn Morehead on being recognized as Tea Area's first National Merit Finalist. SD - SC33 Honoring Cammack Ranch as the 2018 Leopold Conservation Award recipient. SD - SC35 Recognizing and honoring the bravery of the Beresford FFA students who quickly and courageously acted to help the residents of a burning apartment building. SD - SC36 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling team for their outstanding accomplishments during the 2018-2019 season. SD - SC38 Honoring Alec Atwood of Beresford High School. SD - SC39 Recognizing and commending Technical Sergeant Michelle Eosso for being selected as Honor Guard Program Manager of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. SD - SC40 Recognizing and commending Captain Frank Mercurio on being selected as Company Grade Officer of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. SD - SC41 Recognizing and commending Senior Airman Benjamin Broussard on being selected Airman of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. SD - SC42 Recognizing and commending Senior Master Sergeant Andrea Scheving on being selected Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. SD - SC43 Recognizing and commending Senior Airman Dyllon Schwartz for being selected as the Honor Guard Member of the Year. SD - SC44 Recognizing and commending Master Sergeant Toni Dominguez on being selected First Sergeant of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. SD - SC45 Recognizing and commending Staff Sergeant Anthony Morgan on being selected Noncommissioned Officer of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. SD - SC48 Celebrating the accomplishments and hard work of the annual award winners of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base SD - SC46 Recognizing and commending Major Scott Howe on being selected as Field Grade Officer of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. SD - HJR1003 Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election a new section to Article XII of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the creation and administration of a trust fund using the net receipts from unclaimed property. SD - HCR1002 Requesting that local school boards establish a code of ethics and professional responsibility for educators in public elementary and secondary schools. SD - SB38 Provide for the carrying of a concealed pistol without a permit. SD - SB52 Require a survey to determine the adequacy of civics and history instruction in accredited schools. SD - SB54 Regulate the use of care and maintenance funds by perpetual care cemeteries. SD - SB60 Require the secretary of public safety to provide recommendations to the Legislature on a statewide threat assessment plan. SD - SB61 Provide certain provisions regarding nursing facility closures. SD - SB79 Increase the penalty for theft of a firearm. SD - SB90 Revise provisions regarding certain financial interest statements filed by persons elected to state or local office. SD - SB96 Expand application of the tax credit for contributions to a scholarship granting organization. SD - SB103 Provide for an annual transfer of certain unobligated state general funds into the local bridge improvement grant fund. SD - SB107 Revise provisions regarding rape. SD - SB110 Revise provisions regarding adjustments to the motor fuel tax fund balance. SD - SB126 Revise certain provisions regarding the common language of the state and to recognize the official indigenous language of the state. SD - SB138 Revise certain provisions regarding microbreweries. SD - SB141 Provide for the administration of certain assessments in a paper format. SD - SB142 Require the state to assume the responsibility for legal expenses of certain persons in state custody. SD - SB147 Provide certain provisions regarding commercial pesticide applicators. SD - SB148 Provide for state employee protection from retaliation for certain communications. SD - SB154 Authorize the production and transport of saltwater crustaceans. SD - SC5 Congratulating and recognizing Chris Nilsen from the University of South Dakota on breaking the NCAA Championship men's pole vault meet record. SD - SCR3 Commending, honoring, and thanking South Dakota's numerous women veterans for their service to our country and state. SD - SCR5 Commending Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds for their votes to confirm Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the United States Supreme Court, and wishing Associate Justice Kavanaugh well in his new role. SD - HC1002 Honoring the life of Beverly Smith. SD - HC1006 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its seventy-first anniversary on June 13, 14, and 15, 2019. SD - HC1007 Honoring Calico Ducheneaux of Mobridge, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Seamus Duffy of Sioux Falls, 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 - HC1013 Honoring and commending Dr. David E. Peterson for his outstanding service in the field of dentistry to patients in South Dakota. SD - HC1020 Honoring the South Dakota Army National Guard Specialist Bailey Ruff for being named the national 2018 Soldier of the Year for the Army National Guard. SD - HC1025 Commending and honoring Raica, a police service dog for the South Dakota Highway Patrol and her Police Service Dog Handler Trooper Michael Dale, for their loyal team service to the State of South Dakota for the past seven years. SD - SB9 Provide for the Firearms Protection Act. SD - HB1087 Promote free speech and intellectual diversity at certain institutions of higher education. SD - HB1094 Revise certain programs regarding transparency of the petition circulation process. SD - HB1056 Prohibit certain local ordinances regarding firearms. SD - HB1058 Require the provision of certain services regarding special education to students receiving alternative instruction. SD - HB1059 Revise certain provisions regarding vehicle dealer licensing. SD - HB1061 Provide for a court order to test for HIV at the request of victims of certain crimes. SD - HB1070 Revise the procedure for judgment by confession. SD - HB1072 Correct a definition in the Uniform Unsworn Domestic Declarations Act. SD - HB1077 Revise provisions regarding designation of a no maintenance highway. SD - HB1080 Increase the property tax exemption allowed for certain veterans with a disability and the surviving spouses of certain veterans with a disability. SD - HB1081 Authorize certain paraplegic or amputee veterans or their surviving spouses to retain a property tax exemption without having to reapply each year. SD - HJR1001 Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota regarding appointments to fill legislative vacancies. SD - HB1040 Establish certain provisions regarding the opportunity scholarship program. SD - HB1048 Authorize a public body to conduct certain deliberations in an executive or closed meeting. SD - HB1051 Establish the South Dakota state seal of civics literacy program. SD - HB1093 Establish legal standards applicable to petition challenges. SD - HB1113 Establish certain provisions regarding ethics and responsibility for public elementary and secondary school teachers. SD - HB1125 Create a property tax relief fund and to provide for the transfer of certain unobligated cash balances. SD - SC29 Honoring Lois Henry for her outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the State of South Dakota and the South Dakota Legislature. SD - HB1229 Require optional services through Medicaid to be authorized through special appropriation. SD - HC1027 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 147th Field Artillery of Yankton on being awarded the General John J. Pershing Trophy for the National Guard Association of the United States. SD - SC47 Recognizing and commending Staff Sergeant Janay Jones on being selected as Military Volunteer of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. SD - SB55 Require the national motto of the United States to be displayed in public schools. SD - HCR1006 Instructing South Dakota's congressional representatives to support an effort in Congress to terminate the U.S. Department of Education. SD - SJR1 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, related to terms of office for members of the Legislature. SD - SB74 Revise provisions regarding multiple convictions for certain offenses. SD - SB68 Define certain acts as misbranding of food products. SD - SB136 Provide for the utilization of telehealth by a health care professional. SD - SB137 Provide for the payment of claims for covered services provided by a health care professional via telehealth. SD - SB163 Revise certain provisions regarding jury lists. SD - HB1201 Revise provisions regarding group pheasant hunts for disabled veterans. SD - SB47 Repeal and revise certain provisions regarding permits to carry a concealed pistol. SD - HJR1005 To apply for a convention of states under Article V of the Constitution of the United States to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and to limit the terms of office for federal officials and members of Congress. SD - SB64 Require certain wind energy facilities to include aircraft detection lighting systems. SD - SC19 Congratulating Abby Neff of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on the extraordinary honor of winning a 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - SB59 Revise certain provisions regarding public records. SD - HC1028 Celebrating and commemorating the commissioning of the USS South Dakota. SD - HC1015 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team for placing second in the 2018 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. SD - HB1082 To revise certain provisions regarding scrap metal purchases. SD - HC1026 Honoring the service of the South Dakota National Guard's Adjutant General, Major General Timothy A. Reisch, for his tenure serving as Adjutant Major General for the State of South Dakota Department of Military from April 2011 through June 2019. SD - HB1172 Provide for cooperation with federal officials in matters of immigration. SD - SC6 Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Track and Field Team for their outstanding athletic performance upon winning their first Summit League Outdoor Championship in the 2018 season.