+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 2005 S. Phillips Sioux Falls, SD 57105 + − Committees (4) SD - Appropriations Title: member SD - Appropriations (Senate) Title: member SD - Legislative Procedure (Senate) Title: member SD - Legislative Procedure Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (3) SD - SCR6 Urging the government of Turkey to uphold and safeguard religious and human rights and to respect the property rights and human rights of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. SD - SB139 Establish the Teach for America grant program within the Department of Education. SD - SB186 Update the definition of the nonsectarian textbooks that are loaned to certain students to include digital materials. + − Cosponsored Bills (48) SD - SCR1 Honoring the University of South Dakota on its one hundred fiftieth anniversary. SD - SC1 Commending and honoring the 2010-2011 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota. SD - HB1131 Revise certain provisions relating to the posting of public notice for meetings of public bodies. SD - SB66 Permit the filing of certain documents with the secretary of state by electronic means and to remove the notary requirements. SD - HB1099 Increase the fee for a payor to withhold child support. SD - HC1058 Commending and honoring Lincoln High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as a National School of Excellence for Speech and Debate by the National Forensic League. SD - SB58 Revise certain provisions concerning elections conducted at voting centers and to declare an emergency. SD - SC23 Honoring and commending the citizens of South Dakota for their exemplary response to the Missouri River Flood of 2011. SD - SB2 Repeal and to make style and form revisions to certain provisions related to the Department of Human Services. SD - HC1064 Commending and honoring Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, South Dakota, on receiving the designation as a Finalist With Distinction in the first annual Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Program. SD - SB72 Regulate persons offering speech-language pathology to the public. SD - HC1013 Commending and honoring those who served in the Korean War, on the sixtieth anniversary of the war's end. SD - HB1160 Provide for the award of filing fees as court costs in certain appeals. SD - SB164 Require public school students in grade eleven to take certain assessments. SD - SB106 Require the disclosure of certain public employee contracts. SD - HC1055 Commending and honoring the 2011 Boys' State AA Soccer Champions of Sioux Falls Lincoln High School for their outstanding athletic performance for the second consecutive year. SD - SB189 Provide a designation on certain nondriver identification cards, driver licenses, and permits that the card holders or licensees are honorably discharged veterans. SD - SC11 Recognizing the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Office of Legislative Affairs for its assistance to the State Legislature in carrying out the 2011 legislative redistricting process. SD - SC7 Honoring Beth Mayrose of Salem, South Dakota Girls State Governor, and Jack Gordon 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 - SB157 Revise certain provisions relating to outdoor advertising signs. SD - SC2 Commending and honoring the Sioux Falls Christian Chargers Boys Soccer Team for its 2011 State A Soccer Championship. SD - SC18 Acknowledging the Waverly-South Shore High School Football Team for winning the 2011 State 9B Football Championship. SD - HC1059 Commending and honoring the 2011 Girls' State AA Volleyball Champions of Sioux Falls Lincoln High School for their outstanding athletic performance for the second year in a row. SD - SC3 Commending and honoring the Sioux Falls Christian Chargers Girls Volleyball Team for its 2011 State A Volleyball Championship. SD - HC1004 Thanking and commending the Teach for America corps members who live and teach in South Dakota for their tremendous efforts in working to ensure that every child growing up in poverty receives an excellent education. SD - SB162 Provide for the designation of certified technology parks. SD - HC1025 Thanking and commending Sanford Health, the University of South Dakota, and the Matson Halverson Christiansen Hamilton Foundation for their tireless efforts to promote rural economic development in South Dakota by assisting rural South Dakota's nontraditional students as they complete their healthcare degrees through the Prairie Futures initiative. SD - HC1048 Acknowledging the nine sovereign Tribes within the borders of South Dakota and recognizing Governor Dennis Daugaard for his dedication to promoting a cooperative government-to-government relationship between the Tribes and the State of South Dakota. SD - SCR4 Supporting the concept and further development of South Dakota First, an initiative for success and development. SD - HCR1011 Requesting that a United States Navy submarine be named the USS South Dakota. SD - SC29 Recognizing the achievements of the South Dakota State University Women's and Men's Basketball Teams. SD - HC1061 Commending and honoring the South Dakota Football Gatorade Player of the Year Alex Schultz and South Dakota Volleyball Gatorade Player of the Year Erin Radke of Sioux Falls Lincoln High School for their outstanding athletic performances. SD - SB161 Revise certain provisions concerning public meetings held by teleconference or videoconference. SD - HCR1008 Recognizing the week of June 25 through June 29, 2012, as Ag Week in South Dakota. SD - SB160 Revise certain provisions relating to the James River Water Development District. SD - SC14 Congratulating Aberdeen, South Dakota, for its recognition as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. SD - HC1053 Commending and honoring the National Merit PSAT Semifinalists Greg Berg, Sai Sai Chen, Jackson Erpenbach, Claire Gregg, Ethan Nemmers, and Hannah Purtell of Sioux Falls Lincoln High School for their outstanding academic achievements. SD - SB174 Increase the 911 emergency surcharge, to revise the collection and distribution of the surcharge revenue, to provide for point of sale collection of the prepaid wireless 911 emergency surcharge, and to provide funding for the upgrade of 911 emergency services. SD - HB1231 Provide that hydraulic fracturing is an acceptable recovery process in South Dakota. SD - HC1039 Commending and honoring Darin Peterka of Miller High School for his outstanding athletic performance. SD - HB1223 Exempt from sales tax certain handling fees paid by religious organizations to approved relief agencies for the distribution of food which is provided for the assistance or relief of the poor, distressed, or underprivileged through food giveaway programs. SD - SB167 Increase the amount that may be played on a video lottery machine game. SD - SC19 Congratulating the Deuel High School Girls Gymnastics Team for winning the 2012 State Class A Gymnastics Team Tournament. SD - SB175 Increase the number of video lottery machines that may be placed in a licensed establishment. SD - HC1010 Commending and honoring the Parker State Class B Boys' Cross Country Champions. SD - HB1254 Revise certain provisions pertaining to the decision of a pregnant mother considering termination of her relationship with her child by an abortion, to establish certain procedures to insure that such decisions are voluntary, uncoerced, and informed, and to revise certain causes of action for professional negligence relating to performance of an abortion. SD - SC10 Congratulating and honoring the South Dakota National Guard, both current members and all those who have served previously, on the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of the South Dakota National Guard on January 27, 2012. SD - HB1213 Revise certain provisions regarding liability for torts and product identification requirements.