+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: PO Box 182 Mission, SD 57555-0182 + − Committees (7) SD - Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate) Title: member SD - Retirement Laws (Senate) Title: member SD - State Affairs (Senate) Title: member SD - Transportation (Senate) Title: member SD - Bonding Title: member SD - Executive Board Title: member SD - Retirement Laws Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (9) SD - SCR1 Urging action by Congress on agricultural issues and the federal farm bill. SD - SC20 Commending and honoring the White River Tigers Boys Gold Team on being champions of the 2012 Boys State Class B Golf Tournament. SD - SC8 Honoring Harold Thune and Jerald Applebee of Murdo for their individual accomplishments, as well as their efforts and involvement with the Annual Jones County Invitational Basketball Tournament. SD - SB226 Support Governor Mickelson's Pick-Sloan settlement framework. SD - SB196 Revise the index factor in the state aid to general education and state aid to special education formulas. SD - SB225 Prohibit a person from keeping or maintaining a place allowing underage drinking and to provide penalties therefor. SD - SCR3 Urging the members of the South Dakota Congressional delegation to sponsor and support legislation granting states the authority to require sellers, regardless of nexus, to collect sales and use taxes if certain tax simplification and streamlining thresholds are met by the states. SD - SC19 Commending and honoring the White River Tigers Boys Basketball Team for its 2012 State Class B Basketball Championship. SD - SB94 Prohibit a social host from permitting the underage consumption of alcoholic beverages on the social host's premises and to provide penalties therefor. + − Cosponsored Bills (138) SD - HB1065 Allow student midwives to practice the functions of a nurse practitioner or nurse midwife in certain instances. SD - HB1066 Continue the current rate of the gross receipts tax imposed on visitor-related businesses. SD - HB1067 Designate POW/MIA Recognition Day as a working holiday. SD - HB1080 Include certain speeding offenses in the point system for traffic violations for the purposes of driver license records. SD - HB1086 Revise certain provisions relating to the publication of certain records by cooperatives. SD - HB1089 Require statewide livestock ownership inspection. SD - HB1090 Exempt certain amateur sports coaches from sales tax. SD - HB1091 Establish certain provisions regarding the labeling of motor fuel at a retail fuel pump and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1098 Require the Legislature to approve bonds for lease purchase agreements with the four postsecondary technical institutes, and to approve bonds for lease purchase agreements with Western Dakota Technical Institute and Southeast Technical Institute. SD - HB1104 Require the Unified Judicial System to provide access of criminal records and civil case information and to establish a fee. SD - HB1105 Revise the maximum security deposit for residential premises. SD - HB1117 Revise the definition of a temporary special events lot for the purposes of vehicle dealer licensing. SD - HB1121 Require the publication of information on the number of veterans and veterans with service-connected disabilities employed by South Dakota state government. SD - HB1122 Revise certain requirements relating to health insurance plans for county officers and employees. SD - HB1124 Provide for the appointment of members of the South Dakota Pulse Crops Council. SD - HB1130 Define certain terms relating to bail bonds. SD - HB1131 Revise the property exempted from levy in bankruptcy cases. SD - HB1135 Regulate access to and use of public waters on public and private property. SD - HB1142 Promote patient choice in selecting health care providers. SD - HB1144 Permit the euthanization of wildlife that have been seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents. SD - HB1145 Provide that road-killed animals are in the public domain and to provide the means of possession. SD - HB1148 Revise certain provisions relating to the checking of traps and removal of caught animals. SD - HB1150 Amend provisions relating to violations of no contact orders. SD - HB1151 Extend general immunity from liability for directors and officers of certain nonprofit fire and ambulance departments and to limit certain actions for personal injury or death. SD - HB1152 Revise certain provisions relating to the administrative office and to the appointment and direction of the executive director of the South Dakota Wheat Utilization, Research and Market Development Commission. SD - HB1153 Exempt certain environmental upgrade values from assessment during construction and to provide a sunset clause for the environmental upgrade exemption. SD - HB1156 Revise certain provisions concerning nonresident waterfowl licenses. SD - HB1158 Revise certain provisions relating to the posting of public notice for meetings of public bodies. SD - HB1162 Provide for special organ donation decals for license plates. SD - HB1166 Reward teachers in school districts that have a low percentage of graduates in need of remediation upon entering higher education, and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1169 Amend the provisions regarding the reimbursement of a physical exam of a victim after a rape. SD - HB1171 Exempt certain property from bankruptcy levy. SD - HB1180 Allow veterans to receive credit for certain military training and experience. SD - HB1183 Establish a pilot program that uses home-based educational technology to prepare certain preschool children for school, and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1188 Provide for the ascertainment of whether a mentally ill person is dangerous and, if so, to rescind his or her right to bear arms, and to provide penalties for violation thereof. SD - HB1192 Provide a durable power of attorney form for health care decisions. SD - HB1201 Compensate school districts for recent funding shortfalls by increasing the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula over the next three years. SD - HB1202 Revise the index factor in the state aid to general education formula. SD - HB1210 Restrict state involvement in certain tribal aspects of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. SD - HB1211 Provide for an Indian Child Welfare Act court monitoring program. SD - HB1216 Prohibit computer damage, computer theft, and unauthorized computer access and provide penalties therefor. SD - HB1219 Amend the benefit allowance exempt from levy in bankruptcy cases. SD - HB1228 Give producers priority to recover on a bond seized by the state from a public grain warehouse or grain buyer. SD - HB1241 Require certain food packaging to be labeled if the packaging contains bisphenol A. SD - HJR1001 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article III, section 5 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to legislative redistricting. SD - HCR1001 In opposition to certain actions by animal rights groups to undermine agricultural producers. SD - HCR1003 Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. SD - HCR1004 Expressing support for the 2013 South Dakota coordinated plan for natural resources conservation. SD - HCR1005 Recognizing November 2013 as COPD Awareness Month. SD - HCR1007 Endorsing Taiwan's participation as an observer in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the twenty-ninth anniversary of sister state relations with the Province of Taiwan in the Republic of China (Taiwan). SD - HCR1010 Recognizing the achievements of President Gerald Ford. SD - HC1005 Commending and honoring the 2012 Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HC1015 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team as National BB Gun Champions. SD - HC1017 Commending and honoring the 2011-2012 Girls AA Mitchell High School Kernel Basketball Team for winning the State AA Girls Basketball Championship. SD - HC1020 Honoring the memory of Don Hight. SD - HC1021 Honoring and commemorating the fifty-fifth anniversary in 2013 of the annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. SD - HC1022 Honoring the South Dakota Department of Agriculture for one hundred ten years of promoting, protecting, preserving, and improving South Dakota's agriculture for today and tomorrow. SD - HC1023 Honoring Daniel Schmidtman as a recipient of the 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HC1025 Recognizing Saturday, July 27, 2013, as the National Day of the American Cowboy. SD - HC1027 Honoring Hannah Higdon of Dupree, South Dakota, as a distinguished finalist for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HC1056 Honoring those persons who encourage children to read and those children who participate in the Read Across America Program that builds awareness and supports reading programs in our homes and communities. SD - HC1063 Recognizing the fortieth anniversary of the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee. SD - HC1067 Honoring Hartman Katz, Reagan Francom, and Matt Halter of the Huron High School Wrestling Team for participating in the 2013 State Class A Wrestling Tournament. SD - HC1068 Honoring and commending Pace Douglas Clayton for his military service to the United States of America. SD - HC1070 Honoring the memory of Milo Smith. SD - HC1085 Honoring and thanking Bernie and Myrna Hunhoff and their family for the contributions of South Dakota Magazine to the state of South Dakota. SD - HC1095 Honoring Calder Eschenbaum from Lake Preston High School. SD - HC1096 Honoring Amanda Poppen from DeSmet High School. SD - HC1098 Honoring Eugene Martin from DeSmet High School for his back to back state wrestling titles. SD - SB70 Improve public safety. SD - SB75 Adopt updated guidelines for the evaluation of permanent impairment in connection with workers' compensation claims. SD - SB77 Require that certain information be provided to debtors when entities are collecting certain debts. SD - SB80 Reinstate certain provisions repealed in the Eighty-seventh Legislative Session regarding the accounting for federal impact aid. SD - SB83 Designate Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day as a working holiday. SD - SB86 Increase the minimum salary payable to county officials, state's attorneys, and sheriffs. SD - SB91 Reduce the rate for the contractor's excise tax over a period of time and to repeal the contractor's excise tax in three years. SD - SB92 Provide for the repair of property that has sustained damage when the materials are no longer available in the marketplace. SD - SB93 Revise certain provisions concerning requirements of fire sprinklers in single family dwellings. SD - SB100 Establish a wine direct shipper permit and to provide for certain direct shipments of wine. SD - SB101 Require reporting of the location of certain mine shafts and tunnels. SD - SB108 Repeal certain tort liability arising out of causes of action based on seduction, abduction, and alienation of affections. SD - SB109 Revise the Human Relations Act to allow certain discriminatory practices to be investigated by municipalities and counties. SD - SB115 Increase the commercial fertilizer inspection fee for purposes of fertilizer-related research and to create the Nutrient Research Education Council to promote such research. SD - SB116 Establish a subordinate agricultural supplier's lien for an unpaid charge account billing statement. SD - SB120 Revise provisions related to consent to sexual activity. SD - SB122 Revise the dates for holding township board meetings. SD - SB123 Increase the energy minerals severance tax. SD - SB124 Increase the real estate transfer fees and to revise the distribution of the fees. SD - SB126 Revise the provisions that authorize townships to combine the offices of the clerk and the treasurer. SD - SB133 Establish a pharmacy audit integrity program. SD - SB139 Regulate certain market activity in a health exchange. SD - SB141 Revise certain financial assurance provisions relating to mining. SD - SB142 Prohibit the use of certain handheld electronic wireless devices for electronic messaging while driving and to prohibit conflicting municipal regulations. SD - SB147 Revise certain provisions relating to domestic abuse and protection orders. SD - SB151 Clarify the maintenance responsibilities on unimproved section lines. SD - SB152 Authorize the hunting of coyotes using artificial light under certain conditions. SD - SB154 Revise the maximum weight allowed on certain wide-based super single tires. SD - SB158 Provide for the funding of educational programs for children in residential treatment centers, intensive residential treatment centers, or licensed group care centers. SD - SB159 Revise the state aid to general education formula by including an adjustment for students with limited English proficiency. SD - SB161 Authorize certain persons to perform limited equine dentistry procedures. SD - SB168 Require that newborns be screened for congenital heart defects. SD - SB170 Require a temporary permit to be issued to certain persons lacking certain documents when applying for a driver license or nondriver identification card. SD - SB176 Appropriate money to the South Dakota Board of Regents - Agricultural Experiment Station to implement a research investment program. SD - SB185 Clarify the authority of the interim rules review committee. SD - SB191 Increase state aid to education and revise certain provisions related to education funding. SD - SB193 Revise the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula. SD - SB195 Revise the distribution of the wind energy tax. SD - SB197 Revise the calculation of the small school adjustment in the state aid to education formula. SD - SB199 Exempt certain property used for educational purposes from taxation. SD - SB200 Revise certain provisions concerning campaign finance. SD - SB205 Authorize the hunting of wolves in certain circumstances. SD - SB206 Revise certain provisions relating to liability and to worker's compensation and disability payments for law enforcement officers performing duties in other jurisdictions. SD - SB218 Establish a program to assist rural counties to recruit attorneys. SD - SB219 Revise the fuel excise tax rate for liquid petroleum gas, compressed natural gas, and liquefied natural gas. SD - SB221 Revise certain penalties relating to the possession of marijuana. SD - SB222 Clarify the voting status of certain parolees and probationers. SD - SB224 Revise and repeal certain aviation statutes and to increase certain related fees. SD - SB227 Revise provisions relating to the possession of firearms on snowmobiles. SD - SB228 Enhance the Public Utilities Commission. SD - SB229 Make an appropriation for the purpose of providing funding for career and technical education. SD - SB233 Create the critical teaching needs scholarship program, to make an appropriation to the education enhancement trust fund to provide for the annual funding of the scholarships, and to declare an emergency. SD - SR1 Endorsing the induction of Tom C. Miller into the PRCA Rodeo Hall of Fame. SD - SR2 Commending the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) pilot program at Wagner Community School, and honoring Sage Zephier for delivering the student address for the JAG National Leadership Awards Luncheon in Washington, D.C. SD - SCR5 Commending the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) pilot program at Wagner Community School, and honoring Sage Zephier for delivering the student address for the JAG National Leadership Awards Luncheon in Washington. SD - SC5 Commending and congratulating Colton Manville, Trevor Mahoney, and Dean Laganiere, students at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, for qualifying for the Olympics of Computer Science which will take place in Russia. SD - SC11 Acknowledging the Deubrook Area High School Football Team for winning the 2012 State 9AA Football Championship. SD - SC12 Commending and honoring the Parker State Class B Boys Cross Country Champions. SD - SC13 Honoring the crew of North Carolina Air National Guard, MAFFS (Modular Airborne FireFighting System) 7, 145th Airlift Wing, Charlotte, North Carolina. SD - SC14 Honoring Molly Hermann of Sturgis, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Ty Wiley 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 - SC15 Honoring the Kopriva family of Clark County as the 2012 Leopold Conservation Award recipient. SD - SC16 Commending and honoring Gale Lundberg on his retirement from teaching and coaching for fifty years in South Dakota schools. SD - SC18 Commending and honoring Parker Elementary School for receiving the National Blue Ribbon Award. SD - SC22 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days Festivities on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary on June 20, 21, and 22, 2013. SD - SC29 Honoring Courtney Peterson of Sisseton, South Dakota, as the recipient of the 2012 Miss Rodeo America First Runner-up Award. SD - SC30 Honoring Kristina Maddocks of Hecla, South Dakota as 2013 Miss Rodeo South Dakota. SD - SC31 Honoring Helen Graslie for her years of service for the South Dakota State University chapter of the Alpha Gamma Rho men's agricultural fraternity. SD - SC32 Honoring Paige McPherson for winning a bronze medal in Taekwondo during the 2012 summer Olympic Games. SD - SC34 Honoring Ronald Olinger for his long-standing service as a lobbyist at the South Dakota State Capitol.