+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 251 Indian Hills Rd. Brookings, SD 57006 + − Committees (4) SD - Retirement Laws (Senate) Title: Member SD - Committee on Appropriations Title: Member SD - Committee on Appropriations (Senate) Title: Chair SD - Military and Veterans Affairs (Senate) Title: Member + − Sponsored Bills (4) SD - SJR9 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the authorization of certain games of chance in the City of Yankton. SD - SC9 Honoring the Brookings County Youth Mentoring Program. SD - SC35 Honoring the 2018 South Dakota Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Youth of the Year finalists. SD - SB180 Authorize the establishment of pretrial diversion programs. + − Cosponsored Bills (82) SD - HB1072 Revise certain provisions regarding trusts. 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 - HB1093 Authorize certain insurance transactions and policies in a language other than English. 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 - HB1109 Provide for parole eligibility for certain inmates. SD - HB1110 Increase the penalty for certain subsequent convictions of hiring for sexual activity or promoting prostitution. SD - HB1115 Revise certain provisions regarding crop liens. SD - HB1119 Revise certain provisions regarding riparian buffer strips. SD - HB1126 Revise certain provisions regarding forensic medical examinations for victims of rape or sexual offense. SD - HB1128 Revise certain provisions regarding increases in teacher compensation. SD - HB1129 Revise certain provisions regarding full-time equivalent positions. SD - HB1136 Revise certain provisions related to cooperatives. SD - HB1141 Revise the publication requirements for certain municipalities and school districts. SD - HB1142 Revise the publication requirements for certain counties, municipalities, and school districts. SD - HB1148 Revise certain provisions regarding the eligibility to serve on the Game, Fish, and Parks Commission. SD - HB1149 Prohibit the sale of certain industrial and construction equipment at a price higher than is offered to other buyers. SD - HB1157 Authorize certain alcohol manufacturers and wholesalers to enter into sponsorship agreements with certain alcohol retail licensees. SD - HB1160 Transfer victim services from the Department of Social Services to the Department of Public Safety, to increase a surcharge to increase revenues to the crime victims' compensation fund, and to revise certain provisions regarding the awarding of claims from the fund. SD - HB1162 Provide for the placement of a proposed constitutional amendment on the ballot at a special election held at the same time as the next primary election, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1166 Revise certain provisions regarding waivers recommended by the School Finance Accountability Board. SD - HB1174 Revise certain provisions regarding rights for crime victims. SD - HB1192 Revise certain programs and promote efficiency in state government and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1193 Revise certain programs and promote efficiency in state government. SD - HB1195 Revise certain provisions regarding refunds of motor vehicle license fees. SD - HB1214 Revise certain provisions regarding the State Conservation Commission and conservation districts. SD - HB1229 Provide for the primary enforcement of the seat belt law and to revise the penalty for a violation of that law. SD - HB1230 Provide for the primary enforcement of the law prohibiting certain electronic communications while operating a motor vehicle and to revise the penalty for a violation of that law. SD - HB1231 Revise certain provisions regarding budget transfers. SD - HB1241 Establish an annual fee for certain electric motor vehicles and electric hybrid motor vehicles. SD - HB1264 Authorize the construction of the precision agriculture building and certain renovations at South Dakota State University, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1266 Provide funds for the purpose of increasing wages for certain employees of community support providers and nursing facilities. SD - HB1268 Provide for revised dates to prefile legislation. SD - HB1312 Establish the Tax Revenue Study Task Force to study tax revenue in this state. SD - HJR1004 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next election a Constitutional amendment to revise certain provisions relating to the rights of crime victims. SD - HCR1006 Commemorating the life of George Speaker Mickelson and calling for a bust of Mickelson to be displayed in the lobby of the State House of Representatives. 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 - HC1002 Honoring and commending Lewis F. Brown, Ph.D., for his service to South Dakota State University and the field of engineering in South Dakota. 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 - HC1014 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters' BB Gun Team for winning the 2017 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. 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 - HC1028 Honoring the life and public service of former State Representative Hal Wick on the occasion of his death on March 7, 2018. SD - SB67 Permit a victim of child sex trafficking or exploitation to expunge any criminal or delinquency record obtained as a result of the victimization. SD - SB71 Revise certain provisions related to a license renewal for the practice of medicine, osteopathy, surgery, or obstetrics. SD - SB74 Create an exception to the minimum difference in age between adoptive parent and child and to declare an emergency. SD - SB79 Authorize for voters with no party affiliation to sign nominating petitions for candidates with a party affiliation. SD - SB86 Revise certain requirements when a local unit of government sells surplus property through a real estate broker. 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 - SB98 Revise certain provisions regarding the 911 emergency surcharge, the public safety 911 emergency fund, and revenue distribution and to repeal the 911 emergency surcharge sunset clause. SD - SB99 Authorize the release of certain 911 emergency surcharge information to public safety answering points. SD - SB100 Establish certain provisions related to grant monitoring and review and to revise certain record retention policies. SD - SB113 Revise certain provisions regarding guaranteed energy savings contracts. SD - SB119 Provide certain provisions regarding the furnishing of fraudulent disability documentation when renting accommodations. SD - SB122 Provide for the payment of claims for covered services provided by a health care provider via telemedicine or telehealth. SD - SB123 Provide for the utilization of telemedicine or telehealth by a health care professional. SD - SB125 Clarify the authority of the Government Operations and Audit Committee to issue a subpoena. SD - SB152 Revise certain provisions relating to the sale and possession of tobacco products. SD - SB166 Repeal certain provisions regarding the inspection of moisture and protein-measuring devices. SD - SB173 Establish certain provisions regarding microbreweries and malt beverage manufacturers. SD - SB182 Revise certain provisions regarding the crime of rape. SD - SB183 Provide funds to the precision agriculture fund by revising the allocation of petroleum release compensation and inspection fee revenues and online lottery revenues and to repeal the ethanol fuel fund. SD - SB194 Revise certain provisions regarding registration fees of pesticide products and create the precision agriculture building fund. SD - SCR2 Endorsing the right to work provisions in the South Dakota Constitution and in the Labor Management Relations Act that prohibit forced union membership. SD - SCR9 Strengthening the sister-state ties between the State of South Dakota and the Republic of China (Taiwan), supporting the signing of a Bilateral Trade Agreement between Taiwan and the United States, and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile. SD - SCR14 Encouraging Congress and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to overturn the rules regarding electronic logging devices. SD - SC4 Commending and honoring the 2016-2017 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: Dan Leikvold, Lead-Deadwood, School Superintendent; Belinda Miller, Sioux Valley, Middle School Principal; Susan Kurtz, West Central, School Business Official; Kim Johnson, Vermillion, Elementary School Principal; Bud Gusso, Douglas, Secondary School Principal; Todd Foster, Brookings, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Marge Stoterau, Brandon Valley, Curriculum Leader; and Tracy Kelly-Christensen, James Valley Education Coop, Director of Special Education, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. 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 - SC30 Congratulating and honoring the 2017 Canton High School Girls Golf Team and Coach Jeff Keyman for their outstanding accomplishments in 2017. SD - SC38 Congratulating and commending the Deuel Cardinals on their Class A High School Gymnastics Championship and their successful 2018 season. SD - SC40 Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing on being awarded the Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque. SD - SC41 Commending and honoring the service and sacrifice of Army Corporal Branden Stackenwalt of Rapid City to our country and to soldiers recovering from post traumatic stress disorder. 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 - 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.