+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: PO Box 322 Pine Ridge, SD 57770 + − Committees (3) SD - Health and Human Services (Senate) Title: Member SD - Local Government (Senate) Title: Member SD - Military and Veterans Affairs (Senate) Title: Member + − Sponsored Bills (2) SD - SB197 Revise certain provisions on the protection of historic properties. SD - SB196 Remove the statute of limitations for bringing a civil action for certain cases of child sexual abuse. + − Cosponsored Bills (102) 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 - HB1076 Authorize townships to use a tax levy for emergency medical services. SD - HB1077 Update certain language regarding capital punishment and to revise the mandatory sentence for persons with an intellectual disability convicted of murder in the first degree. SD - HB1079 Authorize certain physical therapists to perform dry needling as a treatment technique. SD - HB1089 Repeal the South Dakota certified beef program and to transfer remaining funds from the South Dakota certified beef fund. SD - HB1090 Revise the deposits of the proceeds from the sale of certain surplus real estate at the South Dakota Veterans' Home. SD - HB1102 Revise certain provisions regarding the use and display of the great seal of South Dakota. SD - HB1103 Require state agencies to comply with the appropriate display or use of the state seal. SD - HB1116 Revise certain provisions regarding special interest motor vehicle license plates. SD - HB1117 Revise certain provisions regarding the licensing of historical motor vehicles. SD - HB1118 Make an appropriation to allow the Veterans Services Center in Sioux Falls to resume and enhance operational services on Saturdays. SD - HB1120 Provide equal access for all students to activities sponsored by the South Dakota High School Activities Association or school districts. SD - HB1123 Prohibit certain persons suffering from a severe mental illness from receiving capital punishment. SD - HB1124 Allow certain persons with a felony conviction to apply for a concealed pistol permit. SD - HB1152 Authorize certain representatives of railroad workers to investigate the railroad for safety purposes. SD - HB1157 Authorize certain alcohol manufacturers and wholesalers to enter into sponsorship agreements with certain alcohol retail licensees. SD - HB1171 Establish a nonbeneficiary student scholarship program for certain students attending tribally controlled colleges and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1172 Revise certain provisions regarding meetings of certain public bodies. SD - HB1181 Repeal the tax exempt status of certain farm mutual insurers and fraternal benefit societies. SD - HB1191 Provide the State-Tribal Relations Committee certain subpoena power. SD - HB1205 Require certain health benefit plans to provide coverage to persons with a serious medical condition for certain dental care services. SD - HB1213 Revise certain provisions regarding telephone and telegraph corporations. SD - HB1218 Establish an independent legislative redistricting commission. SD - HB1221 Expand the partners in education tax credit program to include tribally controlled schools on a federally recognized Indian reservation. SD - HB1222 Prohibit the sale of fireworks to certain persons and to create a penalty therefor. SD - HB1223 Create a moratorium on oil pipeline construction. SD - HB1224 Prohibit certain extractive activities in the Black Hills. SD - HB1225 Require notice and a hearing before the issuance of certain temporary water use permits. SD - HB1226 Revise certain provisions regarding tax compacts with Indian tribes. SD - HB1227 Create a Commission on Indian Affairs. SD - HB1238 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 - HB1242 Provide for freedom of expression for students in school-sponsored media. SD - HB1249 Authorize the training of tribal law officers at the Law Enforcement Training Center. SD - HB1252 Prohibit certain government entities from restricting the wearing of tribal regalia during certain events. SD - HB1253 Require schools to provide instruction on South Dakota's tribal history, culture, and government. SD - HB1257 Designate certain highways by townships and counties as no maintenance highways. SD - HB1263 Increase the allowable general fund cash balances for school districts. SD - HB1268 Provide for revised dates to prefile legislation. SD - HB1291 Revise the procedure to nominate candidates for the United States Senate. SD - HB1293 Increase the penalty for certain assaults committed against firefighters, ambulance service, or health care facility personnel while engaged in the performance of their duties. SD - HJR1009 Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election an amendment to Article III of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, providing for state legislative redistricting by an independent commission. 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 - 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 - HCR1011 Making formal application to the United States Congress to lawfully enable the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide per diem reimbursement to eligible veterans in need of assisted living services. SD - HCR1013 Amending the Joint Rules to require a majority vote to disapprove a commemoration. SD - HCR1014 Amending the Joint Rules by adding a new rule regarding the voting record of each legislator. 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 - HC1007 Recognizing and congratulating Sioux Falls Little League on their historic first season of Little League Baseball in 2017. 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 - HC1009 Recognizing and congratulating the Sioux Falls Storm for the team's successes both on and off the playing field. SD - HC1015 Honoring Brian Garrett for his outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the Oglala Lakota people. 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 - 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 - 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 - HC1022 Commending and honoring Shannon Tjaden for being selected as the 2017-18 Elementary Teacher of the Year by the Society for Health And Physical Educators (SHAPE) of South Dakota. SD - HC1023 Recognizing and congratulating Oran Sorenson on his induction into the State Wrestling Hall of Fame. SD - HC1027 Honoring and thanking Spink County Deputy Sheriff Jason Kraft for his brave and honorable service and his heroic life saving actions. SD - SB75 Establish certain provisions regarding the dispensing of biological products. SD - SB76 Revise certain provisions regarding voter registration. SD - SB77 Revise certain provisions regarding information provided to ballot question committees. 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 - SB97 Provide a special motor vehicle license plate for certain women veterans. SD - SB120 Require a minimum amount of paid sick leave for employees. SD - SB121 Prohibit employers from obtaining, seeking, or using certain prior salary information. SD - SB129 Revise certain limitations and penalties concerning campaign contributions. SD - SB130 Make an appropriation to the building South Dakota fund and to provide for the disbursement thereof. SD - SB131 Create the career and technical education consortium grant program and the career and technical education consortium fund. SD - SB132 Establish the Early Learning Advisory Council. SD - SB133 Revise the retention of state fiscal records. SD - SB134 Provide for the transfer of funds from the future fund to the education enhancement trust fund for the purpose of funding needs-based grants. SD - SB135 Revise certain provisions regarding the collection of confidential communications records. SD - SB136 Authorize other languages to be used in the process of issuing certain driver licenses and permits. SD - SB148 Revise the list of organizations that may approve and accredit a nonpublic school. SD - SB149 Redirect certain vehicle registration fees in counties with unorganized territory. SD - SB159 Revise the designated use of the additional net revenue from sales taxes collected from certain remote sellers. SD - SB162 Prohibit school lunch shaming. SD - SB163 Require certain reports in the event of an oil spill. SD - SB164 Prohibit certain instances of inserting a urinary catheter without consent of the patient. SD - SB176 Provide for certain employees in the Office of the Attorney General to investigate and litigate opioid misuse, to provide an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB181 Provide for the Servicemember Firearms Protection Act. SD - SB182 Revise certain provisions regarding the crime of rape. SD - SB186 Prohibit the cancellation or nonrenewal of a health insurance policy for a preexisting condition. SD - SB188 Require certain groundwater observation wells in the event of an oil spill. SD - SB192 Provide for the disclosure of certain documents and records of public officials. SD - SB195 Establish certain provisions regarding the state procurement process for internet, data, and telecommunications services. SD - SB205 Authorize the production and sale of industrial hemp. SD - SB206 Revise certain provisions to authorize for the inclusion of legislators in the South Dakota Retirement System. SD - SB212 Revise certain provisions regarding the Bureau of Information and Telecommunications assistance to schools. SD - SR1 Confirming the legitimacy of, and South Dakota's support for, the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie. SD - SJR6 To provide for the appointment process for the secretary of the Department of Tribal Relations. SD - SCR1 Honoring the memory and accomplishments of President Grover Cleveland. SD - SCR5 Recognizing the tribal council of the Oglala Sioux Tribe in its petition to the Legislature for redress of grievances pursuant to the First Amendment of the United States Constitution and Article VI SD - SCR6 Recognizing the seventieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 2018, and the celebration of Human Rights Day. SD - SCR17 Supporting and encouraging the continued evaluation of the Native American achievement school program at Todd County Middle School. 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 - SC37 Honoring and congratulating Nash Hutmacher for winning the 285 pound weight class at the 2017 State Class A Wrestling Tournament. SD - SC40 Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing on being awarded the Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque. SD - SC43 Congratulating and recognizing Brittany Jessen from the University of South Dakota as the only player to be named Summit League Setter of the Year for the third consecutive season. 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 - SC51 Honoring Ernest Stevens, Jr. for his generosity and efforts with the Great Plains Christmas Drive. 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 - SC54 Honoring and congratulating Nash Hutmacher for winning the Class "A" South Dakota State Wrestling Tournament in 2017 and 2018.