+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: PO Box 322 Pine Ridge, SD 57770 + − Committees (2) SD - Health and Human Services (Senate) Title: member SD - Local Government (Senate) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (2) SD - SB161 Direct certain vehicle registration fees to counties with unorganized territory. SD - SCR10 Recognizing South Dakota's need to protect and preserve the clean waters of the Missouri River and expressing opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline. + − Cosponsored Bills (49) SD - HB1070 Revise certain provisions regarding the licensure of physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. SD - HB1071 Require the approval of the Legislature before any high level nuclear waste may be processed or deposited within state boundaries. SD - HB1099 Require a sentence of life imprisonment for certain persons with severe mental illness and to provide for a determination of severe mental illness in those cases. SD - HB1111 Revise the definition of fall enrollment for purposes of education funding. SD - HB1119 Lower the state sales and use tax on certain food items and to increase the rate of taxation for the sales and use tax on certain goods and services. SD - HB1125 Make accessible to the public certain information relating to the partners in education tax credit program. SD - HB1148 Reinstate certain provisions of the South Dakota risk pool, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1158 Revise the definition of fall enrollment for the purpose of calculating state aid to education payments to school districts. SD - HB1180 Establish the nonbeneficiary student scholarship program for certain students attending tribally controlled colleges and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1181 Prohibit hydraulic fracturing. SD - HB1182 Provide certain provisions that require the Governor to consult the Legislature before mobilizing the National Guard or law enforcement in certain circumstances. SD - HCR1002 Urging an external audit of the Indian Health Service by an act of Congress. 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 - HCR1011 Recognizing and honoring Sitting Bull, Tatanka-Iyotanka, a courageous warrior, statesman, dedicated leader, one of South Dakota's first ambassadors to the world, and a man who remains an essential figure in South Dakota and United States history. 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 - 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 - HC1005 Commending the entire South Dakota Army National Guard on being awarded a first place gold finish in the 2016 Army Communities of Excellence Awards. SD - HC1010 Commending and honoring the 2016 Habitat for Humanity-South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 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 - HC1015 Honoring Mel Chandler for his outstanding service to the State of South Dakota. 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 - SB61 Update, revise, and repeal certain provisions relating to nurse practitioners and nurse midwives. SD - SB73 Provide a special tribal veteran license plate for certain motor vehicles. SD - SB74 Exempt the elected members of the governing board of any federally recognized Indian tribe from the requirement to register as lobbyists. SD - SB78 Revise provisions regarding election petitions for conservation district supervisors. SD - SB92 Extend the date a school district is required to bring reserve funds down to a certain percentage. SD - SB96 Require a minimum amount of paid sick leave for employees. SD - SB110 Establish a tuition reimbursement program for certain teachers who teach in rural school districts. SD - SB111 Revise the administrative rule regarding income eligibility for assistance with child care costs. SD - SB118 Allow for special motor vehicle license plates depicting the Dignity sculpture. SD - SB122 Provide for certain alcoholic beverage licensees to allow consumption of distilled spirits under certain circumstances. SD - SB125 Revise the list of organizations that may approve and accredit a nonpublic school. SD - SB144 Provide for the Servicemember Firearms Protection Act. SD - SB158 Impose a tariff on certain pipelines carrying crude oil and to create a crude oil pipeline compensation fund that may be used in the event of a crude oil spill. SD - SB159 Provide for the continuation of the paraprofessional tuition assistance scholarship program and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB162 Authorize the Board of Regents to contract for the design, renovation of, and addition to, the Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory on the campus of South Dakota State University and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB165 Establish consultation protocols between the Department of Education and tribal government officials. SD - SB171 Establish the Government Accountability Task Force to study campaign finance and to declare an emergency. SD - SJR1 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs. SD - SCR5 Endorsing the induction of Howard Hunter, Sr. into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. SD - SCR6 Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers and recognizing March 2017 as Social Work Month. SD - SCR13 To require the payment into the federal oil spill liability trust fund for the Keystone One Pipeline and the Keystone XL Pipeline and to recognize dilbit as oil. SD - SCR14 Urging the Governor to fuel the state fleet with premium E-30 fuel. SD - SC23 Honoring Senator Gary Cammack and his wife Amy for receiving the Olin Sims Conservation Leadership Award in January of 2017. 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 - SC31 Honoring and commending Susan Delaney-Kary of Parmelee, South Dakota, for receiving the 2016 Spirit of Dakota Award. SD - SC32 Celebrating and honoring the life of Dr. Wayne Evans. 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 - 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.