+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 3661 Coves North Dr. Chester, SD 57016 + − Committees (2) SD - Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate) Title: Vice-Chair SD - State Affairs (Senate) Title: Member + − Sponsored Bills (3) SD - SB94 Revise provisions regarding rule-making authority to establish certain fuel standards. SD - SB154 Authorize the production and transport of saltwater crustaceans. SD - SB171 Designate saltwater aquatic farms as agricultural operations. + − Cosponsored Bills (92) SD - HB1146 Revise provisions related to unclaimed property. SD - HB1055 Require parental notification and agreement before the institution of an order to withhold resuscitation from certain patients. SD - HB1175 Establish the Early Learning Advisory Council. SD - SB150 Revise the penalty for possession of substances containing cannabis intended for consumption other than by smoking or inhalation. SD - HB1191 Legalize the growth, production, and processing of industrial hemp and derivative products in the state. SD - SJR5 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the authorization of certain games of chance in the City of Yankton. SD - SC24 Honoring, commending, and thanking Lincoln County Officer Travis Johns on being named South Dakota Officer of the Year in 2018 by the South Dakota Association of School Resource Officers. SD - HB1122 Revise references to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. SD - HB1161 Revise certain provisions regarding the issuance of temporary permits for the use of public water. SD - HB1054 Revise certain provisions regarding the possession of firearms on certain vehicles. SD - HB1062 Exempt from alcoholic beverage regulations certain uses of alcohol by postsecondary institutions. SD - HB1138 Revise provisions regarding the mandatory retirement age of judges. 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 - HB1153 Revise certain provisions on the protection of historic properties. SD - HB1145 Establish certain provisions regarding the mowing of rights-of-way adjacent to the state trunk highway system. 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 - HB1060 Make an appropriation for increased reimbursement for care of residents of nursing facilities and assisted living facilities. SD - HB1124 Require health care facilities that perform mammography to inform mammography patients on breast density. 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 - SC20 Honoring and commending the 2018 Tea Area High School Titans Boys Soccer Team and the students and staff involved in the program. SD - SC22 Honoring and commending the Lennox Junior Legion baseball team for capturing the 2018 South Dakota State Junior Legion Baseball Title. SD - SC23 Honoring and commending Travis Ehrisman, high school science teacher, on being named Tea Area School District Teacher of the Year. SD - SC25 Honoring and commending Harrisburg student Andrea Brandner, winner of two grand championships at the 2018 South Dakota State 4-H Horse Show. SD - SC28 Honoring and commending Blake Crosby on being awarded Lennox School District Teacher of the Year. SD - SC30 Commending, honoring, and thanking President George H. W. Bush for his many years of great service to our country. SD - SC32 Honoring and congratulating Nash Hutmacher for winning the 285-pound weight class at the 2019 State Class A Wrestling Tournament for the third consecutive year, as well as his success in the sport of football. 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 - HB1234 Provide funding to schools from the contractor's excise tax on concentrated animal feeding operations. SD - HB1243 Revise provisions regarding hate crimes. 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 - SB58 Authorize the Bureau of Administration to conduct a study of the Flaming Fountain on Capitol Lake, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB60 Require the secretary of public safety to provide recommendations to the Legislature on a statewide threat assessment plan. SD - SB65 Provide for the construction, renovation, improvement, remodeling, alteration, addition to and repairing of courthouses, jails, incarceration reduction facilities, and other necessary buildings. SD - SB81 Revise provisions regarding minimum demand of electric service. SD - SB86 Revise provisions regarding certain tax rates. SD - SB90 Revise provisions regarding certain financial interest statements filed by persons elected to state or local office. SD - SB128 Make an appropriation to the gaming commission fund, to provide for the transfer of funds to the special racing revolving fund and the South Dakota-bred racing fund, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1001 Revise the timing of the recalculation of the allocations for the disability levels in the state aid to special education formula. 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 - SC7 Commending and honoring the Parker School District Board of Education on their selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota School Board Award of Excellence recipient for 2018. SD - SB184 Revise certain provisions regarding certification of utility permits. SD - SR1 Urging the President and United States Congress to act quickly to end the ongoing federal government shutdown. SD - HB1269 Temporarily revise the statute of limitations for bringing a civil action for certain cases of child sexual abuse. SD - SC21 Commending and honoring the Tea Area High School boys' golf team for their second State A Championship title under the leadership of head coach, Jason Sudenga. SD - HB1111 Provide for professional or occupational licensure for certain active duty military personnel and spouses. SD - SCR1 Urging Congress to increase federal funding for special education. 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 - HCR1004 Strengthening the sister-state ties between the State of South Dakota and Taiwan; supporting the signing of a Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA) between Taiwan and the United States; and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile. SD - SB164 Establish procedures for the investigation of certain missing and murdered indigenous persons. SD - HC1002 Honoring the life of Beverly Smith. 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 - HC1008 Recognizing February as Black History Month and South Dakota's rich history of African American achievements. SD - HC1012 Honoring the 2018 Augustana University Baseball Team and the students and staff involved in the baseball program. SD - HC1017 Recognizing the individuals and organizations participating in memorial rides and runs this winter to honor and pay tribute to those brave relatives who lost their lives during the tumultuous times in the 1860s through the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890. 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 - SB1 Add a legislator to the membership of the Extraordinary Cost Oversight Board, to establish the board in statute, and to repeal the administrative rules creating the board. SD - SB2 Adjust for inflation the amount of the special education appropriation that may be set aside for extraordinary expenses. SD - SB3 Create the Special Education Interim Legislative Committee. SD - HB1092 Revise certain provisions regarding campaign finance disclosure reports. SD - SB82 Revise provisions regarding election of officers for rural electric cooperatives SD - HB1104 Revise certain provisions regarding the consideration of joint physical custody of a minor. SD - HB1056 Prohibit certain local ordinances regarding firearms. SD - HB1061 Provide for a court order to test for HIV at the request of victims of certain crimes. SD - HB1074 Provide a privilege for journalists and newscasters regarding refusal to disclose information. SD - HB1140 Prohibit any high school interscholastic activities association from restricting or prohibiting broadcasting of high school activities. SD - HB1040 Establish certain provisions regarding the opportunity scholarship program. SD - HB1121 Repeal certain provisions regarding health inspections of food service establishments. SD - HB1125 Create a property tax relief fund and to provide for the transfer of certain unobligated cash balances. SD - SC27 Honoring Lennox High School freshman Xavier Larson for receiving a superior award at the state-wide oral interpretation competition. SD - HB1188 Revise provisions regarding fertilizer inspection fees. SD - SC29 Honoring Lois Henry for her outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the State of South Dakota and the South Dakota Legislature. SD - SCR10 Urging the United States Congress to amend the Dakota Removal Act of 1863. SD - SB55 Require the national motto of the United States to be displayed in public schools. SD - SC26 Honoring and commending David Preheim for being selected as the 2018 Southeast Area Assistant Principal of the Year by the Southeast Area Principals' Group. 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 - HB1159 Repeal a provision that prohibits hunting mourning doves on public roads and highways. SD - HB1226 Revise the distance certain wind energy systems must be set back from surrounding property. SD - SB83 Revise provisions regarding meetings and records of rural electric cooperatives. SD - SB68 Define certain acts as misbranding of food products. SD - SB183 Revise certain provisions regarding buffer strips. SD - SCR8 Requesting Congress to lawfully change the Medicaid eligibility requirements to give states the option to provide Medicaid services to persons in jail pending disposition. SD - SB51 Revise certain provisions regarding trusts. 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 - SB105 Distribute a portion of tourism promotion funds to the special racing revolving fund and the South Dakota-bred racing fund. 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 - SJR2 Proposing and submitting to the voters an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, providing for wagering on sporting events. SD - HC1005 Recognizing the month of September as Opioid Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month.