+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 26296 401st Ave. Mount Vernon, SD 57363 + − Committees (3) SD - Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate) Title: Vice-Chair SD - Education (Senate) Title: Member SD - Health and Human Services (Senate) Title: Member + − Sponsored Bill SD - SB74 Create an exception to the minimum difference in age between adoptive parent and child and to declare an emergency. + − Cosponsored Bills (113) SD - HJR1006 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to amendments to the Constitution. SD - SCR2 Endorsing the right to work provisions in the South Dakota Constitution and in the Labor Management Relations Act that prohibit forced union membership. SD - HC1021 Honoring and thanking Bonnie Luecke for her thirty-one years of dedicated service to Detachment 780, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, at South Dakota State University. SD - HB1268 Provide for revised dates to prefile legislation. SD - HB1294 Increase the tax on certain alcoholic beverages and to distribute the revenue. SD - SB67 Permit a victim of child sex trafficking or exploitation to expunge any criminal or delinquency record obtained as a result of the victimization. SD - SJR4 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 with the net receipts from certain unclaimed property. SD - SB175 Revise certain provisions regarding the carrying of concealed pistols by certain persons. SD - HCR1007 Encouraging thoughtful taxation of alcohol products in the state and calling for alcohol to become budget neutral rather than a drain on the resources and the economy of South Dakota. SD - HB1262 Exclude certain funds from the calculation of local effort in the state aid to education formula. SD - HB1272 Revise certain provisions regarding a certificate of excuse for school attendance. SD - HB1266 Provide funds for the purpose of increasing wages for certain employees of community support providers and nursing facilities. SD - SB68 Revise certain provisions regarding the assistance provided to counties by state firefighting resources. SD - SC44 Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Cross Country Team, for their outstanding athletic performance upon winning their fourth consecutive Summit League Championship. SD - HB1111 Revise certain definitions regarding criminal street gang activity. SD - HB1135 Revise the definition of fall enrollment for the purposes of education funding. SD - SB69 Allow certain registration and permit documents to be stored and presented electronically. SD - SC48 Commending and honoring Chris Nilsen, who represented team USA as a pole vaulter at the IAAF World Championship in London, England. SD - SB86 Revise certain requirements when a local unit of government sells surplus property through a real estate broker. SD - SCR16 Expressing our gratitude to the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, for beginning to Make America Great Again. SD - HB1172 Revise certain provisions regarding meetings of certain public bodies. SD - HB1199 Prohibit collective bargaining by employees of the Board of Regents. SD - HB1110 Increase the penalty for certain subsequent convictions of hiring for sexual activity or promoting prostitution. SD - HB1264 Authorize the construction of the precision agriculture building and certain renovations at South Dakota State University, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - SC46 Commending Reverend William (Billy) F. Graham, Jr. for his life of evangelistic ministry and efforts to reach the world with the gospel of Christ. SD - HB1275 Revise certain provisions regarding ballot measure petition circulation. SD - HB1115 Revise certain provisions regarding crop liens. SD - HB1265 Enhance the foster care system in South Dakota SD - SB158 Require certain transfers of funds from the state highway fund to the local bridge improvement grant fund. SD - SB206 Revise certain provisions to authorize for the inclusion of legislators in the South Dakota Retirement System. SD - HC1020 Commending the Department of Game, Fish and Parks and the landowners of South Dakota on thirty years of partnership to provide public hunting access through the Walk-In Area program. SD - SB94 Establish certain provisions regarding the opportunity scholarship program. SD - HB1075 Authorize the Board of Regents to contract for the construction of the Madison Cyber Labs (MadLabs) and the demolition of Lowry Hall at Dakota State University, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - SC4 Commending and honoring the 2016-2017 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: Dan Leikvold, Lead-Deadwood, School Superintendent; Belinda Miller, Sioux Valley, Middle School Principal; Susan Kurtz, West Central, School Business Official; Kim Johnson, Vermillion, Elementary School Principal; Bud Gusso, Douglas, Secondary School Principal; Todd Foster, Brookings, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Marge Stoterau, Brandon Valley, Curriculum Leader; and Tracy Kelly-Christensen, James Valley Education Coop, Director of Special Education, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. SD - SC50 Honoring, commending, and thanking Sheriff Dennis Johnson, upon his retirement, for forty-one years of steadfast service in law enforcement. SD - HB1102 Revise certain provisions regarding the use and display of the great seal of South Dakota. SD - SB117 Revise certain provisions regarding the partners in education tax credit program. SD - SB183 Provide funds to the precision agriculture fund by revising the allocation of petroleum release compensation and inspection fee revenues and online lottery revenues and to repeal the ethanol fuel fund. SD - SC42 Honoring Derek Miles for winning a bronze medal in men's pole vault during the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games. SD - HB1074 Revise certain provisions regarding the creation of business improvement districts. SD - HJR1007 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to amendments to the Constitution. SD - HB1084 Revise certain provisions regarding garnishment disclosure forms. SD - HC1014 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters' BB Gun Team for winning the 2017 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. SD - HB1103 Require state agencies to comply with the appropriate display or use of the state seal. SD - HC1017 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 155th Engineer Company on being awarded the Itschner Award and the Reserve Family Readiness Award. SD - SC54 Honoring and congratulating Nash Hutmacher for winning the Class "A" South Dakota State Wrestling Tournament in 2017 and 2018. SD - HC1018 Honoring the 2017-2018 Mitchell Kernels High School gymnastics team and the students and coaches involved in the gymnastics program. SD - HB1082 Revise certain provisions regarding licensure for the lending of money. SD - SCR7 Supporting the State of Israel. SD - SB182 Revise certain provisions regarding the crime of rape. SD - HB1189 Revise certain provisions and penalties regarding inducements for school attendance and overreporting of school enrollment. SD - SB100 Establish certain provisions related to grant monitoring and review and to revise certain record retention policies. SD - HC1028 Honoring the life and public service of former State Representative Hal Wick on the occasion of his death on March 7, 2018. SD - HC1006 Expressing gratitude and admiration for all the men and women who are in active military service, who are veterans, or who are or have been first responders in our state. SD - HC1027 Honoring and thanking Spink County Deputy Sheriff Jason Kraft for his brave and honorable service and his heroic life saving actions. SD - SB80 Establish term limits for members of the Board of Regents. SD - HB1104 Revise certain provisions regarding the arrest of certain victims of domestic abuse. SD - HB1184 Provide certain provisions regarding waste disposal lines along or under highways. SD - HCR1001 Calling for statewide recognition of the migration of many young people from our state and urging state and local officials to take steps to counter that action and attract new residents to our state. SD - HB1120 Provide equal access for all students to activities sponsored by the South Dakota High School Activities Association or school districts. SD - HB1083 Revise certain provisions regarding permits to carry a concealed pistol and to declare an emergency. SD - SB110 Establish certain findings pertaining to pre-abortion counseling practices by abortion providers in South Dakota and to amend provisions regarding mandatory third-party pre-abortion counseling. SD - SC53 Celebrating the memory and homecoming of Sergeant Philip James Iyotte and honoring him for his selfless service and ultimate sacrifice during the Korean War. SD - HB1162 Provide for the placement of a proposed constitutional amendment on the ballot at a special election held at the same time as the next primary election, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1127 Revise certain provisions relating to fees charged for security freezes. SD - SB72 Revise certain provisions regarding historical license plates for motor vehicles. SD - HB1094 Revise certain provisions regarding limitations on licensees engaged in the business of making loans. SD - SB181 Provide for the Servicemember Firearms Protection Act. SD - HB1314 Revise certain provisions regarding the calculation of fall enrollment for the purposes of education funding. SD - SB89 Establish term limits for members of the Board of Education Standards. SD - SC47 Congratulating and honoring Laurie Macziewski on her retirement from thirty-seven years of teaching at Madison Elementary School. SD - HB1078 Revise certain provisions regarding the removal of security freezes. SD - HB1119 Revise certain provisions regarding riparian buffer strips. SD - HC1007 Recognizing and congratulating Sioux Falls Little League on their historic first season of Little League Baseball in 2017. SD - SC40 Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing on being awarded the Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque. SD - HCR1003 Promoting a resilient and healthy Black Hills forest through endorsement of the forest management principles identified in "Black Hills Resilient Forest Strategy" published December 2017. SD - HB1211 Require that certain property tax opt out decisions be referred to a vote. SD - HJR1004 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next election a Constitutional amendment to revise certain provisions relating to the rights of crime victims. SD - SB78 Revise the membership of the Board of Education Standards to include the chairs of the Senate and House committees on education. SD - SB179 Provide certain provisions regarding aerial applicators. SD - SB166 Repeal certain provisions regarding the inspection of moisture and protein-measuring devices. SD - HC1010 Commending and honoring Neil Putnam, a member of the Mitchell School District Board of Education, on his selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota for 2017. SD - HB1079 Authorize certain physical therapists to perform dry needling as a treatment technique. SD - SC38 Congratulating and commending the Deuel Cardinals on their Class A High School Gymnastics Championship and their successful 2018 season. SD - HB1233 Require maintenance and repair funding for new nonrevenue generating buildings or facilities at institutions of higher education. SD - HB1136 Revise certain provisions related to cooperatives. SD - HCR1005 Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers and recognizing March 2018 as National Social Work Month. SD - HB1214 Revise certain provisions regarding the State Conservation Commission and conservation districts. SD - SC25 Honoring and recognizing Myron Sonne for his outstanding commitment and service to Mitchell Technical Institute and to the young minds of South Dakota. SD - HC1009 Recognizing and congratulating the Sioux Falls Storm for the team's successes both on and off the playing field. SD - HB1195 Revise certain provisions regarding refunds of motor vehicle license fees. SD - SCR14 Encouraging Congress and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to overturn the rules regarding electronic logging devices. SD - HCR1010 Recognizing and honoring William Mervin "Billy" Mills, also known as Tamakoce Tek'hila, for his unselfish and loyal contributions to the State of South Dakota and to his country. SD - HB1244 Revise certain provisions regarding the renewal of driver licenses by a member of the armed forces and their families. SD - HB1174 Revise certain provisions regarding rights for crime victims. SD - HC1015 Honoring Brian Garrett for his outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the Oglala Lakota people. SD - SC49 Commending and honoring Emily Grove, who represented team USA as a pole vaulter at the IAAF World Championships in London, England. SD - HB1308 Revise the distribution of revenue from the alcoholic beverage fund. SD - SB70 Define the term, serve, for the purposes of regulating the sale and use of alcoholic beverages. SD - SCR9 Strengthening the sister-state ties between the State of South Dakota and the Republic of China (Taiwan), supporting the signing of a Bilateral Trade Agreement between Taiwan and the United States, and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile. SD - SB91 Authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide for the design, construction, and equipping of a state veterans cemetery in Minnehaha County, to create a veterans cemetery fund, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1205 Require certain health benefit plans to provide coverage to persons with a serious medical condition for certain dental care services. SD - HCR1012 Urging the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to identify a regulatory path to provide Reid vapor pressure (RVP) relief to E15. SD - HC1008 Honoring and commending Jermaine Robinson and Brandon Peguese for their bravery in pulling Tami Crate from a burning vehicle and saving her life. SD - SC41 Commending and honoring the service and sacrifice of Army Corporal Branden Stackenwalt of Rapid City to our country and to soldiers recovering from post traumatic stress disorder. SD - HC1026 Honoring Sylvan Vigness, a veteran of the United States Navy, who received a Purple Heart for injuries sustained during the Second World War for his outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the people of the State of South Dakota and the United States. SD - HB1209 Require a National Instant Criminal Background Check for certain concealed carry permits. SD - SB190 Require the approval of the Legislature before the state adopts certain changes to the Medicaid program. SD - SC8 Honoring and commending Rick Williamson for his service to our state and nation and for his service as state commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. SD - HB1134 Revise certain provisions regarding on-sale alcoholic beverage licenses for municipal auditoriums and convention halls. SD - HCR1006 Commemorating the life of George Speaker Mickelson and calling for a bust of Mickelson to be displayed in the lobby of the State House of Representatives. SD - HC1016 Commending the entire South Dakota Army National Guard on being elected as the overall winner in the 2017 Army Communities of Excellence Awards. SD - HCR1009 Encouraging awareness of alcohol as a direct cause of seven types of cancer and encourages the Department of Health to research potential awareness campaigns related to alcohol and cancer.