+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 132 N. Harmon Dr. Mitchell, SD 57301 + − Committees (4) SD - Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate) Title: member SD - Judiciary (Senate) Title: member SD - Transportation (Senate) Title: chair SD - Rules Review Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (6) SD - SB178 Revise certain provisions relating to the rights and duties of joint legal custodians. SD - SB125 Revise the time period for computing unemployment insurance employer contribution rates. SD - SB177 Increase certain registration fees and taxes for the use of motor vehicles on the public highways. SD - SB98 Revise certain provisions concerning the employment of a city manager and to declare an emergency. SD - SB99 Revise the provisions that determine the amount of the motor vehicle registration fees that shall be applied based on the age of the vehicles. SD - SB179 Define and prohibit the offenses of juvenile sexting and aggravated juvenile sexting and to provide for certain sanctions and remedies. + − Cosponsored Bills (70) SD - HB1216 Prohibit certain contract restrictions on the use of ethanol blender pumps by retailers. SD - SC23 Commending and honoring former Army Corporal Frank Buckles for his service in World War I. SD - SB70 Prohibit the creation of private transfer fee obligations and to require certain procedures for notice and disclosure for existing private transfer fee obligations. SD - HB1156 Define intentional strangulation as aggravated assault and provide a penalty therefor. SD - HC1028 Honoring and commemorating Tripp-Delmont/Armour boys basketball head coach Burnell Glanzer on earning his 600th career win on February 24, 2011. SD - HC1042 Commending and honoring TSgt Thomas D. Dummermuth for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Honor Guard Member of the Year. SD - HC1027 Commending and honoring Representative Stephanie Herseth Sandlin for her six and a half years of service in the U.S. House of Representatives. SD - SB128 Require the Commission of Human Rights to meet no less than annually. SD - HCR1013 Recognizing March 2, 2011, as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in South Dakota. SD - HB1176 Prohibit county commissioners from providing health insurance for themselves or other part-time county employees. SD - HC1045 Commending and honoring all the personnel of the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing for their selection as the most outstanding Air National Guard fighter unit in the nation. SD - HB1062 Adopt the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act. SD - HCR1001 Honoring the historical, political, cultural, social, and economic relationships among Canada, the United States, and the State of South Dakota, and recognizing January 24, 2011, as Canada Day at the Capitol. SD - HC1046 Commending and honoring Spc. Rob Buechler for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Soldier of the Year award. SD - SC19 Honoring and commemorating the town of Armour on its quasquicentennial celebration. SD - SB197 Enhance education for students in certain residential treatment facilities. SD - SB198 Provide for a study the issue of creating the Kadoka-Caputa Rails to Hope Trail as a state park. SD - HC1050 Honoring and recognizing Logan Storley on his state wrestling championship for the Webster High School Bearcats. SD - HB1154 Require persons convicted of crimes involving domestic violence to support domestic violence programs. SD - HC1023 Congratulating and honoring the Flandreau Fliers High School Football Team, its coaches, and student managers for their 2010 South Dakota State 11B Championship season. SD - HC1031 Honoring former Governor M. Michael Rounds for his service as a South Dakota State Senator and the thirty-first Governor of South Dakota. SD - HB1084 Require drug screening for county sheriffs. SD - HB1192 Increase certain registration fees for the use of motor vehicles on the public highways. SD - HC1017 Commending the 200th Camo Quilt Project for their support of the 200th Engineer Company of the South Dakota National Guard. SD - HC1024 Honoring Randy Parry for his work with the Maroney Rural Learning Center and his contributions to rural South Dakota. SD - SC17 Commending and honoring Jim Schlekeway, a teacher in the Mobridge-Pollock School District, on his retirement from the school district after forty-three exceptional years in education. SD - HB1136 Extend the current fee charged for annual report filings for one year. SD - HC1020 Commending and honoring David Linngren, a member of the Watertown School District Board of Education, on his selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota for 2010. SD - HC1019 Honoring, commending, and thanking the 2010 retirees of the South Dakota Highway Patrol. SD - HC1053 Commending and honoring Keith Cutler for his dedication to developing and promoting the sport of baseball throughout the state of South Dakota. SD - SC13 Recognizing the work of the Girl Scouts in combating bullying and cyber bullying. SD - SB152 Revise certain provisions concerning state aid to education, to revise and provide for the adjustment of the per student allocation for the state aid to general education formula, and to revise certain property tax levies for the general fund of a school district. SD - SB71 Prohibit the use of certain handheld electronic wireless devices for electronic messaging while driving. SD - HB1054 Increase the amount that the court may assess against the defendant for failure to appear in regard to certain motor vehicle violations. SD - SB124 Authorize the Bureau of Administration to construct a maintenance shop in Pierre, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - SC9 Honoring Erin Williams of Watertown, South Dakota Girls State Governor, and Daniel Wanous 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 - HB1145 Provide for the identification of the law applicable to certain claims for damages. SD - HC1016 Recognizing and honoring James and Theresa Sedlacek on receiving the 2009 Spark Plug of Scotland Award. SD - SB161 Prohibit certain unfair or discriminatory practices based on veteran or military status. SD - HB1215 Repeal certain refund provisions of the motor fuel tax for certain nonhighway agricultural use of motor fuels and to provide for the distribution of such motor fuel tax. SD - HC1039 Commending and honoring SrA Blaine H. Reynolds for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Airman of the Year. SD - SC2 Commending and honoring United States Representative Gabrielle Giffords, United States District Court Judge John Roll, and all those who lost their lives and demonstrated courage in light of the tragedy that occurred in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday, January 8, 2011. SD - HB1069 Define electronic communication devices for certain crimes involving threatening or harassing calls. SD - HC1043 Commending and honoring MSgt Scott H. Leebens for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Outstanding First Sergeant of the Year. SD - SB172 Reduce the interest rate applied for certain judgements, liens, and damages. SD - SC4 Congratulating and honoring Susan Turnipseed of Brookings as South Dakota's 2011 Teacher of the Year. SD - SB153 Revise fees for resident nurserymen and nursery stock dealers. SD - SC16 Congratulating the Deuel High School Girls Gymnastics Team for winning the State Class A Gymnastics Team Tournament on February 18, 2011. SD - SC15 Commending and honoring Clarence W. Skye for his forty-one years of visionary work and service as the Executive Director of the United Sioux Tribes of South Dakota Development Corporation. SD - HB1155 Revise various trust provisions. SD - HCR1002 To declare February 6, 2011, as Ronald Reagan Day, in South Dakota. SD - HC1040 Commending and honoring Tsgt Jason C. Mark for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. SD - HC1013 Commending and honoring the Mitchell School District Board of Education on its selection to receive the Associated School Boards of South Dakota School Board Award of Excellence for 2011. SD - SC5 Congratulating and honoring the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology's Programming Team for competing in the 2011 World Finals of the Association for Computing's Intercollegiate Programming Contest. SD - HB1003 Permit the Interim Rules Review Committee to revert a rule if the rule imposes certain costs. SD - HC1011 Congratulating and honoring Coach Don Meyer, from Aberdeen, South Dakota, the winningest college basketball coach in NCAA history. SD - SCR2 Urging the United States Congress to appropriate $35 million in fiscal year 2012 for the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System SD - HC1005 Acknowledging the Bridgewater-Ethan-Emery High School Football Team for winning the State 9AA Football Championship in 2010. SD - HC1022 Honoring the South Dakota Health Care Association on the occasion of its sixtieth anniversary. SD - HB1111 Revise the amount reverted to the general fund from the financing statement and annual reporting filing fund. SD - HC1044 Commending and honoring Sgt. Tanner Haines for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year (NCO) award. SD - HC1049 Honoring the Webster Bearcats for winning the 2011 State B Wrestling Championship. SD - SB156 Prohibit the employment of unauthorized aliens, and to provide penalties therefor. SD - HC1052 Commemorating the one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary of the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce. SD - SCR4 Endorsing the adoption of a national flag to honor and remember those who died while serving in America's military. SD - HC1041 Commending and honoring MSgt Jonathan L. Goehring for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. SD - HCR1008 Expressing opposition to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' proposal to levy fees for the storage of water in the Missouri River reservoirs. SD - SC6 Commending and honoring the 2010 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HC1003 Commending and honoring the 2009-2010 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: Dean Christensen, Deuel, School Superintendent; Susan Proefrock, Belle Fourche, School Business Official; Micy Highstreet, Tri-Valley, Elementary School Principal; Steve Benson, Deuel, Secondary School Principal; Kyley Cumbow, Pierre, Assistant Middle School Principal; Becky Guffin, Aberdeen, Curriculum Director and Kristi Wallin, Lennox, Director of Special Education for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. SD - HC1009 Honoring 2011 Miss Rodeo America, McKenzie Haley.