+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 802 S. Willow Avenue Sioux Falls, SD 57104 + − Committees (6) 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 (12) SD - SB194 Revise certain requirements for absentee ballots and to declare an emergency. SD - SC803 Commending the Bare Bodkins Theatre Company for their hard work and dedication to producing professional and accessible Shakespeare productions in Sioux Falls. SD - SB117 Require the Department of Education to establish certain programs for children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing. SD - SC827 Celebrating the LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit Community of South Dakota. SD - SCR603 Recognizing the importance of gun safety. SD - SB96 Prohibit the denial of benefits based solely on a controlled substance felony. SD - SB97 Title vehicles older than thirty years with no existing record. SD - SB110 Permit the Department of Revenue to disclose tax returns and tax return information to the Legislative Research Council in certain circumstances. SD - SB101 Prohibit internet service providers from selling certain customer data without consent. SD - SB102 Provide certain procedures regarding the effect of initiated measures and amendments. SD - SB112 Repeal certain provisions regarding initiated measures. SD - SB100 Regulate certain portable recording systems worn by law enforcement officers. + − Cosponsored Bills (100) SD - HB1008 Legalize the growth, production, and transportation of industrial hemp in the state, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1069 Authorize certain veterans to attend courses offered at postsecondary technical institutes without payment of tuition. SD - HB1077 Establish certain requirements regarding funeral processions. SD - HB1082 Revise the conditions under which a licensed vehicle dealer may display or sell certain vehicles. SD - HB1083 Rename the postsecondary technical institutes as technical colleges. SD - HB1095 Revise requirements regarding hunting mentors. SD - HB1101 Provide for the reinstatement of a driver license under certain conditions. SD - HB1103 Authorize the forensic medical examination of certain minor victims without parental or guardian consent. SD - HB1105 Revise certain provisions regarding restrictions on State Investment Council members. SD - HB1106 Authorize the state investment officer to include an indemnity provision in certain investment-related documents. SD - HB1107 Define style and form and authorize the code commission to make certain style and form edits to legislative acts. SD - HB1131 Prohibit the use of misleading identification for telephonic communications. SD - HB1132 Create a Commission on Indian Affairs. SD - HB1134 Permit certain acts at a school honoring or graduation ceremony. SD - HB1142 Include post-traumatic stress disorder as a compensable injury for purposes of workers' compensation. SD - HB1143 Prohibit school districts from using school or athletic team names, mascots, or nicknames that are determined to be racially derogatory or discriminatory. SD - HB1145 Authorize certain tribal members to attend certain institutions of higher education or postsecondary technical institutes without payment of tuition. SD - HB1170 Revise provisions regarding the use of certain lights by tow truck vehicles and Department of Transportation authorized vehicles. SD - HB1194 Authorize federally recognized Indian tribes to receive PEACE funds. SD - HB1207 Extend the termination date for the Juvenile Justice Public Safety Oversight Council. SD - HB1212 Add certain persons to the list of mandatory reporters of suspected child abuse or neglect. SD - HB1216 Revise certain provisions regarding sexual harassment. SD - HB1223 Provide for the creation of an international business and trade office. SD - HB1224 Authorize requests for medical clearance as a condition of continued licensure to drive a motor vehicle. SD - HB1228 Include children with a hearing loss in the reporting criteria required for deaf and hard-of-hearing children. SD - HB1230 Provide for an increased distribution from the education enhancement trust fund in fiscal year 2021. SD - HB1232 Provide an appropriation for adoption assistance grants. SD - HB1237 Establish the Early Learning Advisory Council. SD - HB1240 Provide for the inspection of certain swimming pools and beaches. SD - HB1243 Require schools to provide instruction on South Dakota's tribal history, culture, and government. SD - HB1245 Revise certain provisions regarding the voting rights of felony offenders. SD - HB1246 Revise the attorney's fees allowed in a retaliation action against a lessor. SD - HB1247 Create the medical reinsurance program and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1271 Establish certain provisions regarding the rural broadband fund. SD - HB1274 Establish the Tax Revenue Study Task Force to study tax revenue in this state. SD - HB1275 Revise provisions regarding a judgment not collected from an underinsured motorist. SD - HB1278 Create a dementia services coordinator position within the Department of Human Services. SD - HJR5002 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to legislative reapportionment. SD - HCR6007 Supporting students and other persons afflicted by epilepsy and raising awareness of epilepsy in South Dakota. SD - HCR6008 To authorize a legislative study for the continuum of care for the disabled and elderly of South Dakota. SD - HCR6009 Strengthening the sister-state ties between the State of South Dakota and Taiwan; supporting the signing of a Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA) between Taiwan and the United States; and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan’s international participation. SD - HCR6010 Supporting the creation of an early education advisory council. SD - HCR6013 Urging all South Dakotans to participate in the 2020 United States Census. SD - HCR6019 Urging greater awareness and understanding of post-traumatic stress injury. SD - HCR6021 Supporting the continued operation of the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery. SD - HCR6022 Urging the State Trade Office in the Governor's Office of Economic Development to promote international business and trade on behalf of South Dakota exporters. SD - HCR6024 Commending automotive enthusiasts in South Dakota and the Specialty Equipment Market Association for their contributions in preserving classic automobiles and urging the Governor to declare a South Dakota Collector Car Appreciation Day this year. SD - HC8002 Commending and honoring the 2018-2019 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: JOEL JORGENSON, Madison Central, School Superintendent; DON LYON, Spearfish, Middle School Principal; PAUL LUNDBERG, Brandon Valley, School Business Official; MATT ALLEY, West Central, Elementary School Principal; JOE CHILDS, Mitchell, Secondary School Principal; DAVE PREHEIM, Tea, Assistant High School Principal; MICHAEL AMOLINS, Harrisburg, Curriculum Leader; WENDY OTHEIM, Brookings, Director of Special Education, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. SD - HC8007 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's Ellwein family of Rapid City for being awarded the Association of the United States Army Volunteer Family of the Year Award for 2019. SD - HC8008 Recognizing and honoring the Veterans Honor Park in Madison, South Dakota. SD - HC8011 Commending and honoring Renee Ullom, a member of the Brandon Valley School District Board of Education, on her selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota for 2019. SD - HC8012 Recognizing Peace Corps volunteers and returned volunteers for their service to our country and the world. SD - HC8013 To commend and acknowledge the Ground Works and South Dakota Agriculture in the Classroom as a South Dakota educational nonprofit that incorporates interactive computer activities, youth summer camps, and teaching gardens to deliver hands-on lessons in STEAM education, agriculture literacy, health and wellness, and student leadership. SD - HC8015 Honoring Girls State Governor Success Suehne of Sioux Falls and Boys State Governor Johnathan Smith of Sioux Falls and commending the South Dakota American Legion and Auxiliary for their sponsorship and coordination of the Girls State and Boys State programs. SD - HC8016 Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing of Sioux Falls for being awarded the Meritorious Unit Award and Winston P. Wilson Trophy for 2019. SD - HC8017 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 139th Brigade Support Battalion of Brookings for being awarded the Major General Milton A. Reckard Trophy and General Walter T. Kerwin Jr. Award for 2019. SD - HC8018 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 153rd Forward Support Company of Huron on being awarded the National Guard Association of the United States' General John J. Pershing Trophy. SD - HC8019 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 730th Area Support Medical Company of Vermillion on being awarded the National Guard Association of the United States' Certificate of Victory. SD - HC8020 To honor the Sioux Falls O'Gorman Knights as the 2019 Class 11 AAA State High School Football Champions. SD - HC8025 Commending and honoring those who served in the Korean War on the seventieth anniversary of the war. SD - HC8028 Honoring and commending the annual Tyler Wilcox Memorial Guns n' Hoses Blood Drive for being named the America's Blood Centers' Blood Drive of the Year for 2019. SD - HC8029 Celebrating the LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit Community of South Dakota. SD - HC8030 Honoring and commending Bob and Jan Fuller for their dedicated services as foster parents in the Pierre community. SD - HC8031 Celebrating and commending Rushmore National Music Camp for fifty years of outstanding commitment to giving students across the state the ability to stay true to its motto: Making Music . . . Making Friends! SD - HC8033 Commending and honoring Jason Hancock for his outstanding service to the South Dakota Legislature. SD - SB55 Require the Board of Regents to assemble a task force to study the operations and functions of the institutions of higher education under the board's authority. SD - SB64 Prohibit capital punishment for any person suffering from a severe mental illness. SD - SB68 Authorize a county gross receipts tax. SD - SB70 Authorize the use of Spanish in obtaining certain driver licenses and permits. SD - SB75 Provide for a habitat stamp on hunting and fishing licenses. SD - SB82 Provide for a risk protection order authorizing the seizure of firearms and ammunition. SD - SB89 Revise provisions regarding victim's rights. SD - SB94 Revise provisions for taxes levied by the board of a school district for the capital outlay fund. SD - SB104 Limit entitlement to mechanics' liens. SD - SB114 Require an incentive program to provide diversion opportunities for certain substance abuse offenses. SD - SB115 Revise the penalty for the ingestion of certain controlled substances. SD - SB124 To revise provisions regarding group pheasant hunts for disabled veterans. SD - SB126 Provide civil remedies for certain construction permits issued by the Public Utilities Commission. SD - SB128 Revise entities who may contribute to a political committee. SD - SB138 Amend parole provisions regarding life sentences. SD - SB146 Revise provisions related to tribal identification cards. SD - SB160 Authorize the construction and operation of a nursing home facility in Moody County, South Dakota, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB167 Revise a provision regarding eligibility for the South Dakota opportunity scholarship. SD - SB176 Provide for the seizure and holding of real property as evidence. SD - SB182 Provide for certain bonds for the construction of courthouses. SD - SR701 In support of rescinding the Medals of Honor given to United States soldiers for the involvement and participation of the soldiers in the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890. SD - SR702 Calling for statewide recognition of South Dakota's military veteran entrepreneurs and Bunker Labs of Rapid City. SD - SJR503 Rescinding House Joint Resolutions calling for a constitutional convention for the sole purpose of changing the Constitution of the United States. SD - SCR601 Supporting trade negotiations to remove barriers to country of origin labelling. SD - SCR604 Recognizing June as Move Over Awareness Month and urging drivers to slow down and move over for stopped vehicles. SD - SCR605 Calling for statewide recognition of South Dakota's military veteran entrepreneurs and Bunker Labs of Rapid City. SD - SC801 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its seventy-second Anniversary. SD - SC802 Recognizing and congratulating the Augustana Softball Team, who won the 2019 NCAA DII National Championship, and the students and staff involved in the softball program. SD - SC805 Honoring the 2019 Canton C-Hawk High School football team as champions of the Class 11A football championship. SD - SC809 To honor and commend the late Senator Gene Abdallah for his dedicated service to his community and state. SD - SC823 Honoring Mr. E.O. Lawrence for his achievements and accomplishments throughout his life and career, and encouraging our schools to recognize his achievements, and encouraging other recognitions of his life and achievements as deemed appropriate by the state of South Dakota. SD - SC824 Honoring the 2019-2020 Canton C-Hawk High School wrestling team for its outstanding accomplishments. SD - SC829 Making John McBeth an honorary South Dakotan. SD - SC830 Celebrating the twentieth year of the South Dakota Tractor Museum. SD - SC832 Honoring and congratulating Nash Hutmacher for winning the 285-pound weight class at the 2020 State Class A Wrestling Tournament for the fourth consecutive year, as well as for his success in football.