+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: PO Box 182 Mission, SD 57555-0182 + − Sponsored Bills (2) SD - SC23 Honoring the 2013 Andes Central High School Girls Golf Team. SD - SB163 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 (97) SD - HB1007 Revise certain provisions concerning the deposit of forfeited foundation program funds. SD - HB1008 Repeal the foundation program fund. SD - HB1009 Repeal the creation of the commemorative medallion fund. SD - HB1010 Repeal the tree nursery reserve fund. SD - HB1062 Provide for historical snowmobile license plates. SD - HB1076 Revise certain requirements relating to party fishing. SD - HB1078 Revise the eligibility requirements for the South Dakota opportunity scholarship to include certain students who reside in bordering states. SD - HB1079 Authorize certain lighting on vehicles operated by ambulance service personnel. SD - HB1080 Clarify that emergency personnel driving records are not to include motor vehicle accidents resulting while engaged in the performance of their official duties. SD - HB1094 Prohibit a person from interfering with a public safety answering point. SD - HB1097 Revise the criteria for classifying property as agricultural land. SD - HB1099 Revise the membership of the State Investment Council. SD - HB1102 Authorize the use of artificial light to hunt coyotes under certain conditions. SD - HB1110 Revise certain provisions regarding the definition of a resident for the purposes of hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses. SD - HB1124 Create the South Dakota school safety fund to assist certain school districts in enhancing school safety, and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1129 Prohibit the use of certain explosive targets in the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District. SD - HB1152 Revise certain provisions concerning registration of limited partnerships. SD - HB1159 Revise the documentation requirements for designation as a veteran on driver licenses, permits, and nondriver identification cards. SD - HB1162 Prohibit the practice of sex-selective abortions, to establish certain procedures to better ensure that sex-selective abortions are not practiced in South Dakota, and to provide penalties therefor. SD - HB1165 Adopt the Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act. SD - HB1172 Require certain legislative meetings to be open to the public. SD - HB1176 Prohibit state participation in the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. SD - HB1185 Revise certain provisions relating to nonresident waterfowl licenses. SD - HB1186 Establish the elements of the crimes of witness intimidation and to provide penalties therefor. SD - HB1188 Revise the manner in which the Governor is to make appointments to legislative vacancies. SD - HB1189 Prohibit certain business entities and affiliated persons from making political campaign contributions to state officeholders or candidates if the business entity does contractual business with certain state agencies. SD - HB1192 Designate the Black Hills Mining Museum in Lead as the official mining museum of South Dakota. SD - HB1202 Revise the index factor in the state aid to general education formula. SD - HB1207 Repeal certain provisions, commonly known as the gag law, prohibiting certain disclosures by a state agency of information concerning a private entity. SD - HB1210 Expand Medicaid eligibility. SD - HB1216 Compensate school districts for funding shortfalls by increasing the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula over the next three years. SD - HB1217 Provide oversight of the immigrant investor program. SD - HB1224 Create a Legislative Economic Development Investigative and Oversight Committee, to provide for its composition and duties, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1226 Create a work-share program available to employers during times of economic distress. SD - HB1230 Revise certain provisions concerning the county tax levy for highways and bridges and to permit counties to levy the existing highway and bridge reserve fund tax to make necessary road and bridge improvements. SD - HB1235 Revise the state aid to education formula for school fiscal years 2015 and 2016. SD - HB1249 Revise the required hours in a school term for certain grade levels. SD - HB1260 Extend the time period for a party to object to a written confirmation of certain grain contracts before the written confirmation is sufficient to indicate a contract for sale has been made between the parties. SD - HB1261 Authorize the Transportation Commission to award grants to replace, repair, and renovate county and township bridges and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HJR1007 To refer to the voters the question of whether the state should expand Medicaid pursuant to the Affordable Care Act. SD - HCR1003 Recognizing the outstanding public service of President Calvin Coolidge and his support of Mount Rushmore. SD - HCR1017 Urging Congress, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the United States Department of Justice, and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to recognize industrial hemp as a valuable agricultural commodity. SD - HCR1018 Recognizing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) as a serious and chronic disease in South Dakota. SD - HC1001 Honoring the 2013 Dakota Valley High School Panthers Volleyball Team. SD - HC1002 Honoring the 2013 Canton High School football team. SD - HC1003 Honoring South Dakota's Army and Air National Guard outstanding personnel award winners. SD - HC1020 Commending and honoring Ms. Bethany Buell Firsick, 2013 National Champion Pole Vaulter. SD - HC1021 Commending and honoring Alexa Duling, a 2013 Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship recipient. SD - HC1022 Congratulating and celebrating the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) championship teams of South Dakota. SD - HC1023 Commending and honoring the 2013 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HC1031 Congratulating and commending the White River High School Boys Basketball Team for its State B Championship and successful 2012-2013 season. SD - HC1032 Honoring the 2013 Todd County Boys Cross Country Team. SD - HC1033 Honoring Kerri Young of Mitchell, South Dakota, on her outstanding achievement in Mitchell High School girls basketball. SD - HC1034 Honoring and commending the 2013 Avon High School Football Team. SD - HC1050 Honoring the Madison High School Boys Basketball Team for its 2013 Boys State A Basketball Championship. SD - HC1053 Congratulating and recognizing the football team from Arlington High School for their runner-up finish in the 2013 Class 9AA Football Playoffs. SD - HC1054 Congratulating and recognizing Anita Boeck from Arlington High School as the Region 3 volleyball coach of the year. SD - HC1057 Recognizing and honoring the American Association of State Troopers 2013 Trooper of the Year recipient, Trooper Andrew Steen. SD - HC1058 Honoring Sonyah Shae Clifford of Rockyford, South Dakota, for her outstanding job representing Indian rodeo and being named Miss Indian Rodeo 2013 at the Indian National Finals Rodeo. SD - HC1061 Honoring Gavin Brucklacher as the recipient of a Prudential Spirit of Community Award for 2014. SD - SB9 Revise provisions related to the Interim Appropriations Committee. SD - SB10 Revise certain provisions related to the annual budget report submission. SD - SB11 Require the submission to the Legislature of a financial plan that assesses the long-term financial implications of current and proposed policies, programs, and assumptions. SD - SB65 Revise and clarify voter eligibility for road district elections. SD - SB80 Provide a credit to homebuilt aircraft for sales and use taxes when paying the aircraft registration tax and to make a reimbursement to the aeronautics fund for the amount of the credit granted. SD - SB81 Prohibit the possession of certain items in jails, to provide a penalty therefor, and to revise the penalty for the procurement of certain items into a jail. SD - SB94 Appropriate money in order to fund the fiscal year 2014 health insurance shortfall for Board of Regents employees compensated from tuition, fees, and other funds, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB105 Enable persons completing certain state and local government forms to decline to specify the person's race on the form. SD - SB114 Establish a wine direct shipper license and to provide for certain direct shipments of wine. SD - SB119 Update and revise the statutes relating to the South Dakota Board on Geographic Names. SD - SB122 Provide for certain insurance coverage for the treatment of hearing impairments for persons under the age of nineteen. SD - SB125 Prohibit registered sex offenders from loitering in certain areas. SD - SB131 Provide that a truancy complaint is grounds to refuse a certificate for excuse from school attendance. SD - SB134 Authorize a winter load increase of certain motor vehicle weight restrictions. SD - SB135 Make an appropriation for costs related to the suppression of mountain beetles through the all lands mountain pine beetle suppression program. SD - SB137 Make an appropriation to rehabilitate certain state-owned rail lines and to declare an emergency. SD - SB145 Encourage schools to provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. SD - SB151 Revise the appointment process for the State Veterans Home superintendent. SD - SB156 Revise the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula. SD - SB160 Exempt the production of certain plants and sod from sales and use taxes. SD - SB169 Provide for access to and use of public waters on public and private property and to protect private property rights for the citizens of South Dakota. SD - SB171 Recognize certain federal forms as sufficient to direct the disposition of the body of a servicemember. SD - SB172 Revise certain provisions relating to services performed by dental hygienists. SD - SB179 Prohibit the use of certain handheld electronic wireless devices for electronic messaging while driving. SD - SB184 Make an appropriation to support the South Dakota Hall of Fame and to declare an emergency. SD - SB185 Make an appropriation to support the W.H. Over Museum and to declare an emergency. SD - SJR3 To refer to the voters the question of whether the state should expand Medicaid pursuant to the Affordable Care Act. SD - SCR1 Urging Congress to reject the proposal to remove the states' authority to designate a hospital as a necessary provider under the critical access hospital program. SD - SCR3 Urging the members of the South Dakota Congressional delegation to sponsor and support the Marketplace Fairness Act, or similar legislation that would grant the states authority to collect sales and use tax on remote sales. SD - SCR4 Celebrating and honoring the Historic Homestake Opera House in Lead on the occasion of its centennial on August 31, 2014. SD - SCR6 Expressing the Legislature's support for citizens and communities in eastern South Dakota impacted by severe high water conditions over the last two decades. SD - SCR7 Expressing support for all South Dakota high school students learning and practicing the basic skills of hands-only Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) prior to graduation. SD - SC14 Honoring Warner High School athletic teams on their outstanding performances in the 2013 season, resulting in the achievement of the Class B KELO Cup. SD - SC15 Honoring the 2013 Warner High School Girls Basketball Team on their victorious performance at the 2012-2013 Class B South Dakota High School Girls Basketball State Tournament SD - SC16 Honoring the Warner High School Volleyball Team for an excellent season and for its victorious performance at the 2013 Class B State Volleyball Tournament. SD - SC17 Congratulating and honoring the Tea Weekly and the Lennox Independent writers for receiving numerous first place awards at the South Dakota/North Dakota Newspaper Associations' Convention. SD - SC28 Congratulating and honoring Debra Hillmer on her excellent service to the State of South Dakota.