+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: PO Box 95 Big Stone City, SD 57216 + − Committees (2) SD - Committee on Appropriations Title: member SD - Committee on Appropriations (Senate) Title: vice chair + − Sponsored Bills (3) SD - SB9 Revise the river basin natural resource district boundaries, to establish subdistricts for each district, and to establish a procedure to adjust district boundaries. SD - SB88 Revise the definition of an electric transmission facility. SD - SB10 Provide for an election in the Red River and Minnesota River Basin Natural Resource District in 2018, to remove certain areas from the East Dakota Water Development District that are contained in that river basin natural resource district, and to provide for elections in the other river basin natural resource districts at a later date. + − Cosponsored Bills (72) SD - SB109 Provide certain criteria for meeting the ownership requirements for classifying dwellings as owner-occupied property. SD - SB64 Define the term of a vacancy appointment for water development district directors. SD - SCR1 Inviting President Donald J. Trump to visit the State of South Dakota, and most especially to visit Mount Rushmore Memorial and Crazy Horse Memorial. SD - SC36 Honoring Christopher Todd Jumper of Boy Scout Troop 28, North Sioux City, South Dakota, for earning the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. SD - HC1025 Honoring Phyllis Perkovich for her outstanding commitment and service to the South Dakota legislative page program and the youth of South Dakota. SD - SB160 Establish provisions for the selection and instruction of delegates to an Article V convention for proposing an amendment to the United States Constitution. SD - SC25 Celebrating and honoring Sisseton's 125th anniversary on April 15, 2017, and the Celebrate Sisseton 125th festivities on July 14, 15, and 16, 2017. SD - SB94 Repeal and revise certain provisions relating to the requirements for a permit to carry a concealed pistol. SD - HB1108 Revise certain provisions regarding prejudgment interest rates. SD - SB83 Revise certain provisions relating to the criteria for informal adjustment for any apparent child in need of supervision. SD - SB131 Revise certain provisions concerning the period of time certain persons are prohibited from lobbying after leaving office. SD - HB1101 Increase the penalty for performing an abortion of an unborn child capable of feeling pain. SD - HB1178 Require the Department of Social Services to submit an implementation plan to allow the state to issue photo EBT cards. SD - SB91 Revise certain provisions regarding the crime of rape. SD - HB1139 Revise certain provisions concerning adverse possession of certain real property. SD - SB59 Delay the effective date for initiated measures and referred laws. SD - SC23 Honoring Senator Gary Cammack and his wife Amy for receiving the Olin Sims Conservation Leadership Award in January of 2017. SD - SB80 Regulate the use of drones under certain conditions and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - SJR2 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election amendments to Article XXIII, of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to amendments to the Constitution. SD - HB1127 Revise the procedure for a deployed military service member to renew a concealed carry permit SD - SB136 Permit and regulate the practice of licensed certified professional midwives. SD - HB1116 Revise certain standards for new construction where a building code ordinance has not been adopted. SD - SB84 Provide for the suspension of the probationary period for juvenile probationers under certain conditions. SD - SB73 Provide a special tribal veteran license plate for certain motor vehicles. SD - SCR11 Opposing physician-assisted suicide. SD - SCR3 Recognizing the outstanding public service of President James Monroe. SD - HB1133 Require each school district to adopt a policy to provide for students with specific learning disabilities. SD - SB65 Establish the South Dakota Board of Technical Education and to revise certain provisions regarding career and technical education and postsecondary technical institutes. SD - HB1096 Provide for a criminal penalty for any person who prevents the enforcement of a secured creditor's security interest upon repossession of a motor vehicle. SD - HB1143 Revise certain provisions regarding underage prostitution. SD - HCR1007 Strengthening and expanding sister-state ties between South Dakota and Taiwan; supporting the signing of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and a Bilateral Investment Agreement (BIA) with the United States; and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile. SD - SCR2 Supporting the electoral college system. SD - SC37 Honoring the Beresford and Alcester-Hudson School District cooperative wrestling program for an excellent season and for victorious performances in the 2017 Class B State Wrestling Tournament. SD - SCR14 Urging the Governor to fuel the state fleet with premium E-30 fuel. SD - HCR1013 To urge the United States Department of State to approve the presidential permit application allowing the construction and operation of the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline between the United States and Canada. SD - SB78 Revise provisions regarding election petitions for conservation district supervisors. SD - SB55 Protect the teaching of certain scientific information. SD - HB1109 Create provisions for prohibiting the use of handheld electronic wireless communications devices by school bus drivers. SD - HB1121 Revise certain provisions regarding collective bargaining for teachers. SD - HB1110 Revise certain provisions regarding school bus stop violations. SD - SB137 Establish certain provisions regarding joint employer liability protection. SD - HB1189 Prohibit dismemberment abortions and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - HB1174 Revise certain provisions concerning how stop lamps shall be mounted and displayed on vehicles and trailers. SD - SC26 Congratulating Anneliese Taggart of Vermillion, South Dakota, on the extraordinary honor of winning the 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - SCR9 To accept an invitation to attend a balanced budget amendment planning committee. SD - HB1091 Modify certain provisions relating to concealed carry permits. SD - SB126 Require the Department of Education to use a competitive bidding process when acquiring academic assessments. SD - SB69 Revise the tax required when a new motor vehicle dealer licenses a new motor vehicle. SD - HCR1002 Urging an external audit of the Indian Health Service by an act of Congress. SD - HC1014 Honoring the city of Mobridge for being included in the 2017 Governor's Awards for Outstanding Support of the Arts by an Organization or Business. SD - SCR7 To urge and request law enforcement and governmental agencies in South Dakota to avoid and suspend all contacts and outreach activities with the Council on American Islamic Relations. SD - HB1188 Accommodate legislation to promote agricultural development. SD - HC1004 Honoring Raina Grimsley of Mitchell, South Dakota, Girls State Governor, and Max Hawkins of Renner, 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 - HCR1010 Prohibiting officials and employees of the South Dakota Department of Education and members of the South Dakota Board of Education from joining certain organizations or consortia that may present a conflict of interest. SD - HC1026 Honoring Laura Ingalls Wilder's 150th birthday and the celebration of this milestone in De Smet, South Dakota. SD - HB1112 Revise certain provisions related to construction managers on certain public improvement projects. SD - SB144 Provide for the Servicemember Firearms Protection Act. SD - SB120 Repeal the Legislative Planning Committee and revise certain provisions regarding agency performance reviews. SD - HC1001 Honoring and commending Dale Lamphere, of Sturgis, South Dakota, and his team for the monumental sculpture, "Dignity", and Norm and Eunabel McKie, of Rapid City, South Dakota, for their generous financial support of the sculpture project. SD - SB74 Exempt the elected members of the governing board of any federally recognized Indian tribe from the requirement to register as lobbyists. SD - SB75 Revise certain provisions regarding the purchase from a municipality of malt beverages by certain alcoholic beverage licensees. SD - HB1069 Repeal and revise certain provisions related to campaign finance and to declare an emergency. SD - SC29 Celebrating and honoring the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Sioux Tribe's annual wacipi celebration on the occasion of its 150th anniversary on June 30, July 1, and July 2, 2017. SD - HB1130 Revise certain provisions that provide transparency and public comment for ballot measures and amendments to the Constitution. SD - SB100 Prohibit certain administrators of state boards or commissions from lobbying for other entities. SD - HB1071 Require the approval of the Legislature before any high level nuclear waste may be processed or deposited within state boundaries. SD - SB139 Provide for the permitting of waterfowl outfitters, and to dedicate fees and surcharges paid by waterfowl outfitters for use on certain game production areas. SD - SB79 Revise certain provisions regarding the display of motorcycle license plates. SD - SC24 Commending Heather Wilson on her nomination for Secretary of the United States Air Force and honoring her service to South Dakota. SD - HJR1002 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 and limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government. SD - SB85 Provide for the exemption of certain students from the requirement to take certain academic assessment tests. SD - HC1015 Honoring Mel Chandler for his outstanding service to the State of South Dakota.