+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 251 Indian Hills Rd. Brookings, SD 57006 + − Sponsored Bills (4) SD - SB174 Revise the bank franchise tax apportionment of income provisions. SD - SB149 Establish a pilot grant program for alternative care programs for adults with substance abuse issues, to provide a report to the Legislature, and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB175 Revise certain bank franchise tax provisions regarding net income and net operating losses. SD - SC5 Honoring the Brookings County Youth Mentoring Program. + − Cosponsored Bills (55) SD - HB1001 Gradually reduce, over a period of four years, the percentage of capital outlay funds that school districts may use for certain expenses. SD - HB1002 Revise the state aid to general education formula to include an adjustment for certain school districts that increase the length of the school term. SD - HB1003 Revise the definition of the index factor in the state aid to education formula to include a minimum annual percentage increase of two percent. SD - HB1004 Set the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula for school fiscal year 2015. SD - HB1005 Appropriate funding to provide technology-oriented professional development for teachers. 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 - HB1070 Sunset certain tax refund claims for an economic development incentive program that has been previously terminated and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1081 Revise the computation of the promotional fee on wheat. SD - HB1086 Create a leased residential property classification and to establish the school district general fund levy for the property classification. SD - HB1115 Revise the purposes for which the workforce education fund shall be used. SD - HB1120 Provide for alternative documentation of financial responsibility for vehicles. SD - HB1129 Prohibit the use of certain explosive targets in the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District. SD - HB1204 Include certain funds in a school district's local effort for purposes of the state aid to general education formula. SD - HB1205 Create the school district tax revenue fund and to revise the distribution of certain tax revenues to school districts. SD - HB1218 Authorize school districts to use certain tax levies for pension and health insurance purposes. SD - HB1225 Establish a special order shipping license and to provide for the direct shipment of wine to consumers. SD - HB1244 Assist certain qualified employees with health insurance and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HCR1001 Encouraging school districts to build on their individual strengths by working together with other school districts to provide a rich educational opportunity for all students. SD - HCR1002 Recognizing the teacher shortage in this state and the difficulties school districts in South Dakota face in attracting and retaining qualified teachers. SD - HCR1012 Recognizing the honor and remember flag as the designated symbol of South Dakota's concern and commitment to honoring and remembering all members of the United States Armed Forces who have lost their lives while serving, or as a result of service, and their families. SD - HC1001 Honoring the 2013 Dakota Valley High School Panthers Volleyball Team. SD - HC1002 Honoring the 2013 Canton High School football team. SD - HC1023 Commending and honoring the 2013 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HC1027 Commending several of Lincoln High School's athletic programs whose participants, through hard work and devotion, excelled on the field and in the classroom, never took their eyes off the prize, and as a result, were rewarded with state championships. SD - HC1033 Honoring Kerri Young of Mitchell, South Dakota, on her outstanding achievement in Mitchell High School girls basketball. SD - HC1050 Honoring the Madison High School Boys Basketball Team for its 2013 Boys State A Basketball Championship. SD - HC1057 Recognizing and honoring the American Association of State Troopers 2013 Trooper of the Year recipient, Trooper Andrew Steen. SD - SB69 Revise certain provisions regarding good cause for voluntarily leaving employment. SD - SB84 Update certain statutes relating to notification of certain transfers. SD - SB90 Revise certain provisions related to the High School Activities Association. 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 - SB104 Authorize the use of night vision equipment for hunting under certain conditions. SD - SB114 Establish a wine direct shipper license and to provide for certain direct shipments of wine. SD - SB120 Provide for the registration and administration of navigators under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and to declare an emergency. SD - SB122 Provide for certain insurance coverage for the treatment of hearing impairments for persons under the age of nineteen. SD - SB130 Reinstate certain civil actions for childhood sexual abuse if subsequent legislation had the effect of limiting the plaintiff's right to recovery. SD - SB131 Provide that a truancy complaint is grounds to refuse a certificate for excuse from school attendance. 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 - SB154 Establish the Jolene's Law Task Force to study the impact of sexual abuse of children in this state and to make recommendations to the Legislature on policies to effectively address the issue. 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 - SB172 Revise certain provisions relating to services performed by dental hygienists. SD - SB176 Revise the ability of the secretary of the Department of Revenue to reduce or abate taxes. SD - SB177 Make an appropriation to provide contingency funds to be made available for unanticipated costs related to medical services and to declare an emergency. SD - SB179 Prohibit the use of certain handheld electronic wireless devices for electronic messaging while driving. 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 - 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 - SC11 Honoring the 2014 South Dakota Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Youth of the Year finalists. SD - SC18 Honoring former Senator Stan Adelstein for his service to the State of South Dakota. SD - SC19 Commending and honoring LuAnn Lindskov, 2014 South Dakota Teacher of the Year.