+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 1707 Westview Dr. Mitchell, SD 57301 + − Committees (2) SD - Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate) Title: Member SD - State Affairs (Senate) Title: Vice-Chair + − Sponsored Bills (2) SD - SB161 Exempt certain real property from the special maintenance fee levy. SD - SB78 Increase funding for court appointed special advocates. + − Cosponsored Bills (37) SD - HB1008 Legalize the growth, production, and transportation of industrial hemp in the state, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1057 Prohibit certain acts against children and provide a penalty therefor. SD - HB1059 Revise certain provisions regarding hunting with drones. SD - HB1060 Revise certain provisions regarding the use of the aeronautics fund. SD - HB1083 Rename the postsecondary technical institutes as technical colleges. SD - HB1084 Increase the maximum allowable height of certain vehicles carrying baled feed and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1100 Make an appropriation to begin the research and development of a new bioprocessing facility and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1102 Make an appropriation to reimburse the aeronautics fund. SD - HB1112 Authorize the hiring of law enforcement officers by the South Dakota State Brand Board and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1130 Revise the requirements for an enhanced permit to carry a concealed pistol. SD - HB1131 Prohibit the use of misleading identification for telephonic communications. SD - HB1136 Provide for the licensure and regulation of practitioners of acupuncture and Oriental medicine and to establish the Acupuncture Licensing Board and acupuncture regulation fund. SD - HB1182 Provide for the renewal of an enhanced permit to carry a concealed pistol. SD - HB1183 Increase driver licensing fees and dedicate that increase to transit providers. SD - HB1197 Require testing of moisture meters and protein-measuring devices. SD - HB1200 Establish dates for the mowing of ditches on the state trunk highway system. SD - HCR6005 Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial and mutually beneficial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. SD - HCR6009 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 participation. SD - HC8002 Commending and honoring the 2018-2019 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: JOEL JORGENSON, Madison Central, School Superintendent; DON LYON, Spearfish, Middle School Principal; PAUL LUNDBERG, Brandon Valley, School Business Official; MATT ALLEY, West Central, Elementary School Principal; JOE CHILDS, Mitchell, Secondary School Principal; DAVE PREHEIM, Tea, Assistant High School Principal; MICHAEL AMOLINS, Harrisburg, Curriculum Leader; WENDY OTHEIM, Brookings, Director of Special Education, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. SD - HC8015 Honoring Girls State Governor Success Suehne of Sioux Falls and Boys State Governor Johnathan Smith of Sioux Falls and commending the South Dakota American Legion and Auxiliary for their sponsorship and coordination of the Girls State and Boys State programs. SD - HC8016 Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing of Sioux Falls for being awarded the Meritorious Unit Award and Winston P. Wilson Trophy for 2019. SD - HC8017 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 139th Brigade Support Battalion of Brookings for being awarded the Major General Milton A. Reckard Trophy and General Walter T. Kerwin Jr. Award for 2019. SD - HC8018 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 153rd Forward Support Company of Huron on being awarded the National Guard Association of the United States' General John J. Pershing Trophy. SD - HC8019 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 730th Area Support Medical Company of Vermillion on being awarded the National Guard Association of the United States' Certificate of Victory. SD - SB79 Modify provisions regarding the building of fences across certain unimproved highways. SD - SB90 Revise the distribution of motor fuel tax revenue, create a small structure and large culvert fund, provide for the use and administration of the fund, and to make an appropriation thereof. SD - SB111 Exclude certain wind energy tax revenue from the state aid to education formula. SD - SB125 Revise provisions regarding the exemption from taxation of certain substances used for agricultural purposes. SD - SB140 Provide for the resolution of alleged certain disability violations. SD - SB162 Provide limitations on the use of lighting equipment while hunting. SD - SB163 Establish certain restrictions on the foreign ownership of agricultural land. SD - SB164 Revise the penalties and provisions regarding approaching stopped vehicles. SD - SJR501 Proposing and submitting to the voters an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, providing for wagering on sporting events and to revise provisions regarding certain municipal proceeds of gaming revenues. SD - SJR502 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election, an amendment to Article XII of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the creation and administration of the pooled local investment fund. SD - SCR602 To invite responsible gun owners from Virginia to relocate to South Dakota. SD - SC801 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its seventy-second Anniversary. SD - SC809 To honor and commend the late Senator Gene Abdallah for his dedicated service to his community and state.