+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 802 S. Willow Avenue Sioux Falls, SD 57104 + − Committees (7) SD - Appropriations (Senate) Title: Member SD - Legislative Procedure (Senate) Title: Member SD - Retirement Laws (Senate) Title: Member SD - Legislative Procedure Title: Member SD - Committee on Appropriations Title: Member SD - Committee on Appropriations (Senate) Title: Member SD - Revenue Projection Subcommittee Title: Member + − Sponsored Bills (10) SD - SB99 Establish certain provisions regarding commercial security deposits. SD - SB113 Provide that certain information contained within applications for money lending licenses are public records. SD - SB157 Revise and repeal certain provisions regarding petitions for ballot measures. SD - SB160 Provide for calculations of sales tax revenues from sellers located outside of the state. SD - SCR1 Urging Congress to increase federal funding for special education. SD - SB117 Authorize Spanish to be used in the process of issuing certain driver licenses and permits. SD - SB114 Attribute campaign contributions by certain minors to their parents. SD - SC19 Congratulating Abby Neff of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on the extraordinary honor of winning a 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - SB144 Remove certain sanctions regarding public assistance for certain felony drug offenders. SD - SB116 Create the Dakota promise fund, provide Dakota promise grants, and to make an appropriation. + − Cosponsored Bills (84) SD - HB1001 Revise the timing of the recalculation of the allocations for the disability levels in the state aid to special education formula. SD - HB1060 Make an appropriation for increased reimbursement for care of residents of nursing facilities and assisted living facilities. SD - HB1068 Authorize the Transportation Commission to promulgate rules to allow certain motor vehicles to follow another motor vehicle on a state highway more closely than otherwise permitted by law. SD - HB1074 Provide a privilege for journalists and newscasters regarding refusal to disclose information. SD - HB1080 Increase the property tax exemption allowed for certain veterans with a disability and the surviving spouses of certain veterans with a disability. SD - HB1081 Authorize certain paraplegic or amputee veterans or their surviving spouses to retain a property tax exemption without having to reapply each year. SD - HB1089 Revise provisions regarding electronic livestock auctions. SD - HB1090 Repeal certain provisions regarding the exercise of certain powers over certain property. SD - HB1111 Provide for professional or occupational licensure for certain active duty military personnel and spouses. SD - HB1122 Revise references to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. SD - HB1124 Require health care facilities that perform mammography to inform mammography patients on breast density. SD - HB1141 Adjust certain maximum school district tax rates. SD - HB1147 Establish a tribal flag display on the capitol grounds. SD - HB1148 Create a Commission on Indian Affairs. SD - HB1149 Provide an appropriation for the Native American achievement schools grant program. SD - HB1150 Establish a nonbeneficiary student scholarship program for certain students attending tribally controlled colleges and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1151 Permit certain acts at a school honoring or graduation ceremony. SD - HB1153 Revise certain provisions on the protection of historic properties. SD - HB1161 Revise certain provisions regarding the issuance of temporary permits for the use of public water. SD - HB1163 Establish the Tax Revenue Study Task Force to study tax revenue in this state. SD - HB1164 Revise certain provisions regarding the operation of vehicles upon the approach of authorized emergency vehicles. SD - HB1175 Establish the Early Learning Advisory Council. SD - HB1191 Legalize the growth, production, and processing of industrial hemp and derivative products in the state. SD - HB1213 Require a feasibility study and actuarial analysis on long-term care services and supports. SD - HB1228 Provide for certain inmates to petition for concurrent sentences. SD - HB1230 Add clergy to the list of mandatory reporters for suspected child abuse or neglect. SD - HB1237 Establish the duty to collect data and share information on missing and murdered indigenous persons. SD - HB1238 Revise provisions regarding training on missing and murdered indigenous persons. SD - HB1241 Establish certain provisions regarding training for human trafficking prevention. SD - HB1243 Revise provisions regarding hate crimes. SD - HB1267 Prohibit county commissioners from holding municipal office. SD - HJR1001 Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota regarding appointments to fill legislative vacancies. SD - HJR1007 To refer to the voters the question of whether the state should expand Medicaid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. SD - HC1002 Honoring the life of Beverly Smith. SD - HC1003 Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers and recognizing March 2019 as National Social Work Month. SD - HC1004 Honoring and commending Myron Floren, for his service to the state of South Dakota through his exemplary work as an accordionist. SD - HC1007 Honoring Calico Ducheneaux of Mobridge, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Seamus Duffy 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 - HC1008 Recognizing February as Black History Month and South Dakota's rich history of African American achievements. SD - HC1012 Honoring the 2018 Augustana University Baseball Team and the students and staff involved in the baseball program. SD - HC1014 Honoring the 2019 South Dakota Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Youth of the Year finalists. SD - HC1015 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team for placing second in the 2018 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. SD - HC1017 Recognizing the individuals and organizations participating in memorial rides and runs this winter to honor and pay tribute to those brave relatives who lost their lives during the tumultuous times in the 1860s through the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890. SD - HC1018 Commending the South Dakota Retirement System Board of Trustees for its sound fiscal management and the national recognition of its innovative retirement plan design. SD - HC1019 Honoring and commending Robert A. Wylie for his dedicated service to the South Dakota Retirement System and the development of sound public pension policies in South Dakota and across the country. SD - HC1021 Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard 114th Fighter Wing of Sioux Falls on being awarded the Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Major General John J. Pesch Flight Safety Award, and William W. Spruance Safety Award for 2018. SD - HC1025 Commending and honoring Raica, a police service dog for the South Dakota Highway Patrol and her Police Service Dog Handler Trooper Michael Dale, for their loyal team service to the State of South Dakota for the past seven years. SD - HC1026 Honoring the service of the South Dakota National Guard's Adjutant General, Major General Timothy A. Reisch, for his tenure serving as Adjutant Major General for the State of South Dakota Department of Military from April 2011 through June 2019. SD - HC1028 Celebrating and commemorating the commissioning of the USS South Dakota. SD - SB1 Add a legislator to the membership of the Extraordinary Cost Oversight Board, to establish the board in statute, and to repeal the administrative rules creating the board. SD - SB2 Adjust for inflation the amount of the special education appropriation that may be set aside for extraordinary expenses. SD - SB3 Create the Special Education Interim Legislative Committee. SD - SB52 Require a survey to determine the adequacy of civics and history instruction in accredited schools. SD - SB60 Require the secretary of public safety to provide recommendations to the Legislature on a statewide threat assessment plan. SD - SB61 Provide certain provisions regarding nursing facility closures. SD - SB62 Provide for the use of certain general funds to increase Medicaid reimbursement rates for existing Medicaid providers. SD - SB68 Define certain acts as misbranding of food products. SD - SB71 Prohibit capital punishment of any person with severe mental illness. SD - SB84 Authorize the possession and administration of opioid antagonists by school district and nonpublic school personnel, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB90 Revise provisions regarding certain financial interest statements filed by persons elected to state or local office. SD - SB94 Revise provisions regarding rule-making authority to establish certain fuel standards. SD - SB106 Authorize a county gross receipts tax. SD - SB120 Modify the time period allowable for certain covenants not to compete. SD - SB136 Provide for the utilization of telehealth by a health care professional. SD - SB137 Provide for the payment of claims for covered services provided by a health care professional via telehealth. SD - SB138 Revise certain provisions regarding microbreweries. SD - SB142 Require the state to assume the responsibility for legal expenses of certain persons in state custody. SD - SB148 Provide for state employee protection from retaliation for certain communications. SD - SB169 Allow a property tax extension for certain federal workers and to declare an emergency. SD - SB183 Revise certain provisions regarding buffer strips. SD - SB184 Revise certain provisions regarding certification of utility permits. SD - SR1 Urging the President and United States Congress to act quickly to end the ongoing federal government shutdown. SD - SR2 Recognizing the impact of Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias on persons living with these conditions, caregivers, and the State of South Dakota. SD - SR3 Commending and honoring Angela Kennecke for excellence in journalism. SD - SCR6 Urging the President of the United States to make agricultural exports a priority and protect agricultural products from all current and future tariffs. SD - SCR7 Directing the Executive Board to create a fifteen-member task force to study and make legislative proposals regarding alternatives to imprisonment for those convicted of the crime of ingestion of controlled substances. SD - SCR8 Requesting Congress to lawfully change the Medicaid eligibility requirements to give states the option to provide Medicaid services to persons in jail pending disposition. SD - SCR13 Recognizing the "Know Before You Fly" campaign as an official source of safety education for operators of unmanned aircraft systems and instructing the Department of Public Safety to educate the public about the campaign. SD - SC12 Commending and honoring Shane O'Connell for his success and achievement in national and international rodeo competitions. SD - SC13 Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Cross Country Team for their outstanding athletic performance in winning their fifth consecutive Summit League Championship. SD - SC14 Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Basketball Team for their outstanding athletic performance in winning their third regular season Summit League Championship in four years. SD - SC16 Honoring the life of John Knebel. SD - SC29 Honoring Lois Henry for her outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the State of South Dakota and the South Dakota Legislature. SD - SC32 Honoring and congratulating Nash Hutmacher for winning the 285-pound weight class at the 2019 State Class A Wrestling Tournament for the third consecutive year, as well as his success in the sport of football. SD - SC33 Honoring Cammack Ranch as the 2018 Leopold Conservation Award recipient.