+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 251 Indian Hills Rd. Brookings, SD 57006 + − Committees (4) SD - Appropriations Title: member SD - Appropriations (Senate) Title: vice chair SD - Government Operations and Audit (Senate) Title: chair SD - Retirement Laws (Senate) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (10) SD - SB181 Enhance higher education affordability and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SC8 Honoring the 2015 South Dakota Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Youth of the Year finalists. SD - SC21 Recognizing and commending the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow, the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America. SD - SB120 Revise certain provisions regarding special alcoholic beverage licenses issued in conjunction with special events and to declare an emergency. SD - SB182 Revise the rate of interest for late payment of certain taxes. SD - SB131 Establish certain provisions regarding stray electrical current and voltage remediation. SD - SB109 Establish a grant program for adult community residential services designed to reduce the risk of recidivism, to provide a report to the Legislature, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - SC14 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's l15th Signal Company, Brookings, South Dakota, on being awarded the General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower Trophy. SD - SB89 Require the development of school safety plans and to require the conduct of lockdown drills in accredited schools. SD - SB153 Repeal the South Dakota certified site and technology park programs. + − Cosponsored Bills (48) SD - HB1023 Prohibit a state officer or employee from having an interest in any contract that the state employee or officer approved, awarded, or administered for one calendar year following termination of state employment. SD - HB1064 Prohibit unlawful self-dealing by state officers and employees. SD - HB1097 Provide for a reduced minimum fall enrollment for certain school districts. SD - HB1124 Authorize motor vehicles to exceed the posted speed limit under certain conditions. SD - HB1137 Exclude the passing time between classes in the number of hours required in the school term for secondary students. SD - HB1149 Revise certain provisions regarding the setting of the salary of legislators. SD - HB1150 Provide for the annual adjustment of the salary of legislators. SD - HB1165 Revise the composition requirement of the Historic Preservation Commission. SD - HB1166 Prohibit the use of tanning devices by minors. SD - HB1167 Authorize municipalities, counties, and school districts to post certain information on the internet in addition to or in lieu of certain publication requirements. SD - HB1201 Revise certain provisions regarding planning and zoning. SD - HB1207 Revise certain provisions concerning the school district pension fund and capital outlay fund tax levies, to provide property tax opt-out procedures for the capital outlay levy, and to revise the per student allocation. SD - HB1229 Revise provisions related to the release of medical waste. SD - HCR1007 Opposing the EPA's guidelines to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants in a manner that will cause economic harm. SD - HC1004 Commending the Sioux Valley High School Competitive Cheer Team and coaches for the 2014 South Dakota State Class A Competitive Cheer championship. SD - HC1012 Congratulating and commending the Hamlin High School football team for winning the 2014 State 9B Football Championship. SD - SB1 Revise certain taxes and fees to fund improvements to public roads and bridges in South Dakota, to increase the maximum speed limit on interstate highways, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB73 Improve public safety regarding juvenile justice. SD - SB74 Restrict the use of fireworks that frighten livestock or leave debris on private property. SD - SB81 Require persons convicted of driving a vehicle while under influence of alcohol, drugs, or intoxicants to pay certain costs to the county. SD - SB85 Repeal certain requirements regarding the handlebar height on motorcycles. SD - SB86 Place a term limit on the office of poet laureate. SD - SB100 Create a leased residential property classification. SD - SB101 Establish certain provisions regarding cancer treatment medication coverage by insurance companies. SD - SB104 Revise certain provisions regarding student surveys. SD - SB105 Provide Legislators access to the state capitol complex tunnel system. SD - SB110 Revise the authority granted to the Building Authority and to the Board of Regents to construct an information system building on the campus of Dakota State University in Madison. SD - SB112 Revise certain provisions regarding voting rights of a person convicted of a felony. SD - SB135 Authorize municipalities to impose an additional sales and use tax for a limited period of time for a specified use. SD - SB139 Authorize the increase in the number of video lottery machines that may be placed in a licensed establishment under certain conditions. SD - SB146 Authorize funding for an honor guard detail for deceased veterans and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB149 Revise certain provisions regarding the maximum wheel tax that may be imposed by a county. SD - SB150 Require certain motor vehicles to pay an additional registration fee. SD - SB151 Revise the distribution of the revenue from petroleum release compensation and tank inspection fees. SD - SB165 Provide that the financial responsibility policy of a self-insured car rental company is secondary to the financial responsibility policy of the renter. SD - SB168 Establish a task force to study elder abuse in South Dakota. SD - SB170 Increase legislator salary. SD - SB177 Establish a youth minimum wage. SD - SCR1 Commending the improvements to health care in South Dakota achieved by the system of care established by the community-based Mission: Lifeline initiative. SD - SCR4 Urging Congress to support equity and sales tax fairness. SD - SCR6 To direct the Department of Education to ensure South Dakota students are well-versed in civics and government. SD - SCR7 Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers. SD - SC3 Commending and honoring the 2013-2014 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota, including Tim Mitchell, Rapid City, School Superintendent; Anita Stugelmeyer, Lemmon, School Business Official; John Decker, Watertown, Elementary School Principal; Brad Seamer, McCook Central, Secondary School Principal; Peggy Diekhoff, Todd County, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Kym Johnston, Lennox, Curriculum Director; Michelle Powers, Brookings, Director of Special Education; and Rhonda Gross, Arlington, Middle School Principal, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. SD - SC5 Recognizing and honoring South Dakota Farmers Union for its 100th birthday. SD - SC13 Honoring South Dakota's Army and Air National Guard outstanding personnel winners. SD - SC16 Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing on being awarded the General Carl A. Spaatz Trophy. SD - SC23 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 153rd Engineer Battalion, Huron, South Dakota, for being awarded the Major General Milton A. Reckord Trophy. SD - SC26 Commending and honoring Vern DeGeest on his retirement from teaching, coaching, and administrating after fifty-four years in South Dakota schools.