+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 132 N. Harmon Dr. Mitchell, SD 57301 + − Committees (6) SD - Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate) Title: member SD - Judiciary (Senate) Title: member SD - Transportation (Senate) Title: chair SD - Legislative Planning Committee Title: vice chair SD - Rules Review Title: vice chair SD - Watershed Task Force Title: vice chair + − Sponsored Bills (8) SD - SB219 Revise the fuel excise tax rate for liquid petroleum gas, compressed natural gas, and liquefied natural gas. SD - SB78 Revise certain provisions relating to medical requirements for intrastate drivers transporting passengers and to update certain references to federal statutes. SD - SB179 Provide for a uniform county drainage permit application form and to remove the maximum limit for drainage permit fees. SD - SB151 Clarify the maintenance responsibilities on unimproved section lines. SD - SB142 Prohibit the use of certain handheld electronic wireless devices for electronic messaging while driving and to prohibit conflicting municipal regulations. SD - SB218 Establish a program to assist rural counties to recruit attorneys. SD - SB205 Authorize the hunting of wolves in certain circumstances. SD - SC6 Honoring Doug Kirkus of Mitchell as the 2012 winner of the South Dakota Municipal League Excellence in Municipal Government Award. + − Cosponsored Bills (61) SD - SB191 Increase state aid to education and revise certain provisions related to education funding. SD - SB132 Grant limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain alcohol consumption related offenses to persons who assist certain persons in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. SD - HC1022 Honoring the South Dakota Department of Agriculture for one hundred ten years of promoting, protecting, preserving, and improving South Dakota's agriculture for today and tomorrow. SD - SCR1 Urging action by Congress on agricultural issues and the federal farm bill. SD - SC30 Honoring Kristina Maddocks of Hecla, South Dakota as 2013 Miss Rodeo South Dakota. SD - SB207 Make certain legislative findings concerning federal infringement on Second Amendment rights. SD - HC1025 Recognizing Saturday, July 27, 2013, as the National Day of the American Cowboy. SD - SB157 Revise the distribution from the wind energy tax fund. SD - HB1209 Prohibit certain persons who fail to pay certain campaign finance related penalties from running for office. SD - HCR1003 Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. SD - SB87 Establish the effective date of the sales tax collection allowance for retailers. SD - SB156 Authorize township boards to increase the front foot assessment for road maintenance, repairs, and improvements and to revise certain provisions concerning road districts established by townships. SD - HB1135 Regulate access to and use of public waters on public and private property. SD - HB1153 Exempt certain environmental upgrade values from assessment during construction and to provide a sunset clause for the environmental upgrade exemption. SD - HB1152 Revise certain provisions relating to the administrative office and to the appointment and direction of the executive director of the South Dakota Wheat Utilization, Research and Market Development Commission. SD - HC1005 Commending and honoring the 2012 Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - SB147 Revise certain provisions relating to domestic abuse and protection orders. SD - SR2 Commending the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) pilot program at Wagner Community School, and honoring Sage Zephier for delivering the student address for the JAG National Leadership Awards Luncheon in Washington, D.C. SD - SC22 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days Festivities on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary on June 20, 21, and 22, 2013. SD - HC1015 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team as National BB Gun Champions. SD - HC1070 Honoring the memory of Milo Smith. SD - SC5 Commending and congratulating Colton Manville, Trevor Mahoney, and Dean Laganiere, students at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, for qualifying for the Olympics of Computer Science which will take place in Russia. SD - SB233 Create the critical teaching needs scholarship program, to make an appropriation to the education enhancement trust fund to provide for the annual funding of the scholarships, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1098 Require the Legislature to approve bonds for lease purchase agreements with the four postsecondary technical institutes, and to approve bonds for lease purchase agreements with Western Dakota Technical Institute and Southeast Technical Institute. SD - HCR1005 Recognizing November 2013 as COPD Awareness Month. SD - SB208 Make an appropriation to rehabilitate certain state-owned rail lines. SD - SC11 Acknowledging the Deubrook Area High School Football Team for winning the 2012 State 9AA Football Championship. SD - SCR5 Commending the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) pilot program at Wagner Community School, and honoring Sage Zephier for delivering the student address for the JAG National Leadership Awards Luncheon in Washington. SD - SCR6 Requesting the Congress of the United States to enact legislation that would reinstate the separation of commercial and investment banking functions that were in effect under the Glass-Steagall Act (Banking Act of 1933). SD - SC8 Honoring Harold Thune and Jerald Applebee of Murdo for their individual accomplishments, as well as their efforts and involvement with the Annual Jones County Invitational Basketball Tournament. SD - SB70 Improve public safety. SD - HB1180 Allow veterans to receive credit for certain military training and experience. SD - SR1 Endorsing the induction of Tom C. Miller into the PRCA Rodeo Hall of Fame. SD - SB152 Authorize the hunting of coyotes using artificial light under certain conditions. SD - SB209 Provide safety provisions by requiring registration of certain family day care facilities, to establish notification and reporting requirements for violations, and to provide penalties therefor. SD - SB120 Revise provisions related to consent to sexual activity. SD - SC29 Honoring Courtney Peterson of Sisseton, South Dakota, as the recipient of the 2012 Miss Rodeo America First Runner-up Award. SD - SB74 Require the forfeiture of preference points for certain hunting licenses upon conviction of unlawfully killing, destroying, taking, or possessing trophy animals. SD - HB1149 Revise and clarify requirements relating to limits of small game and fish taken by small game hunting parties and fishing parties. SD - SC14 Honoring Molly Hermann of Sturgis, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Ty Wiley 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 - HB1157 Increase certain penalties regarding the sale of petroleum products. SD - HB1075 Revise the membership of the Legislative Planning Committee. SD - HC1021 Honoring and commemorating the fifty-fifth anniversary in 2013 of the annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. SD - SB155 Establish a local government road improvement grant fund for the purpose of serving new agricultural facilities and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB176 Appropriate money to the South Dakota Board of Regents - Agricultural Experiment Station to implement a research investment program. SD - HB1221 Provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. SD - HJR1002 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article III, section 6 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to four-year legislative terms and term limits. SD - SC13 Honoring the crew of North Carolina Air National Guard, MAFFS (Modular Airborne FireFighting System) 7, 145th Airlift Wing, Charlotte, North Carolina. SD - SB237 Appropriate funds for deposit into the need-based grant fund, to provide for annual funding of the need-based grant fund with a portion of the funds received from the education enhancement trust fund, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB153 Clarify, remove inconsistencies from, and revise certain provisions relating to the formation and operation of watershed districts. SD - HCR1004 Expressing support for the 2013 South Dakota coordinated plan for natural resources conservation. SD - SB195 Revise the distribution of the wind energy tax. SD - HC1017 Commending and honoring the 2011-2012 Girls AA Mitchell High School Kernel Basketball Team for winning the State AA Girls Basketball Championship. SD - SC2 Commending Principal Dan Walsh for his years of service in education in South Dakota. SD - SB206 Revise certain provisions relating to liability and to worker's compensation and disability payments for law enforcement officers performing duties in other jurisdictions. SD - SB185 Clarify the authority of the interim rules review committee. SD - SJR4 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article III, section 6 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, concerning term limits for legislators. SD - SB161 Authorize certain persons to perform limited equine dentistry procedures. SD - SB111 Amend provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code relating to electronic funds transfers and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1208 Prohibit the release of medical waste and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - SC16 Commending and honoring Gale Lundberg on his retirement from teaching and coaching for fifty years in South Dakota schools.