+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 1707 Westview Dr. Mitchell, SD 57301 + − Committees (3) SD - Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate) Title: Member SD - Judiciary (Senate) Title: Member SD - State Affairs (Senate) Title: Vice-Chair + − Sponsored Bill SD - SB163 Revise certain provisions regarding jury lists. + − Cosponsored Bills (42) SD - HB1039 Provide for the use of the Obligation Recovery Center by certain postsecondary technical institutes. SD - HB1040 Establish certain provisions regarding the opportunity scholarship program. SD - HB1051 Establish the South Dakota state seal of civics literacy program. SD - HB1055 Require parental notification and agreement before the institution of an order to withhold resuscitation from certain patients. SD - HB1073 Revise provisions regarding the locating and spotting of predators or varmints from a drone. SD - HB1089 Revise provisions regarding electronic livestock auctions. SD - HB1091 Provide for the selection of a lieutenant governor by a candidate for governor. SD - HB1109 Exclude certain funds from the calculation of local effort in the state aid to education formula. SD - HB1143 Revise provisions regarding contribution limits to political action committees. SD - HB1145 Establish certain provisions regarding the mowing of rights-of-way adjacent to the state trunk highway system. SD - HB1171 Allow certain veterans to attend courses offered at postsecondary technical institutes without payment of tuition. SD - HB1178 Revise provisions regarding the beginning period for absentee voting. SD - HB1188 Revise provisions regarding fertilizer inspection fees. SD - HB1198 Define activities that constitute human trafficking. SD - HB1206 Provide for divestiture of certain state investment holdings. SD - HB1223 Modify the distribution of taxes on concentrated animal feeding operations. SD - HB1225 Establish a determinant in identifying a student's sexual identity for the purpose of participation in high school athletics. 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 - 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 - HC1002 Honoring the life of Beverly Smith. SD - HC1004 Honoring and commending Myron Floren, for his service to the state of South Dakota through his exemplary work as an accordionist. 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 - HC1016 Commending and honoring Dakota Wesleyan University Women's Basketball Team for their outstanding athletic performance upon winning their first NAIA Division II National Championship in the 2018 season. SD - HC1028 Celebrating and commemorating the commissioning of the USS South Dakota. SD - SB52 Require a survey to determine the adequacy of civics and history instruction in accredited schools. SD - SB55 Require the national motto of the United States to be displayed in public schools. SD - SB63 Increase the penalty for a subsequent conviction for trespass to hunt, fish, or trap. SD - SB64 Require certain wind energy facilities to include aircraft detection lighting systems. SD - SB68 Define certain acts as misbranding of food products. SD - SB90 Revise provisions regarding certain financial interest statements filed by persons elected to state or local office. SD - SB126 Revise certain provisions regarding the common language of the state and to recognize the official indigenous language of the state. SD - SB149 Increase the amount authorized for certain brand fees and to authorize a brand registration application fee. SD - SB154 Authorize the production and transport of saltwater crustaceans. SD - SB171 Designate saltwater aquatic farms as agricultural operations. SD - SB183 Revise certain provisions regarding buffer strips. SD - SR2 Recognizing the impact of Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias on persons living with these conditions, caregivers, and the State of South Dakota. 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 - SC12 Commending and honoring Shane O'Connell for his success and achievement in national and international rodeo competitions. SD - SC29 Honoring Lois Henry for her outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the State of South Dakota and the South Dakota Legislature. 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.