+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: PO Box 443 Watertown, SD 57201 + − Committees (3) SD - Legislative Procedure (Senate) Title: member SD - Local Government (Senate) Title: vice chair SD - State Affairs (Senate) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (4) SD - SB119 Revise certain provisions regarding abandoned mobile and manufactured homes. SD - SB96 Revise provisions related to prostitution and solicitation of a minor. SD - SB95 Revise provisions related to human trafficking. SD - SC18 Honoring the memory of Emmett Bendix "Ike" Oleson for his life-long dedication to education. + − Cosponsored Bills (66) SD - SC3 Commending and honoring the 2013-2014 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota, including Tim Mitchell, Rapid City, School Superintendent; Anita Stugelmeyer, Lemmon, School Business Official; John Decker, Watertown, Elementary School Principal; Brad Seamer, McCook Central, Secondary School Principal; Peggy Diekhoff, Todd County, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Kym Johnston, Lennox, Curriculum Director; Michelle Powers, Brookings, Director of Special Education; and Rhonda Gross, Arlington, Middle School Principal, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. SD - SB100 Create a leased residential property classification. SD - HB1194 Set a minimum size for a sign about zoning changes or conditional use permits. SD - SB181 Enhance higher education affordability and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SCR7 Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers. SD - SB118 Provide additional transparency for prescription drug plans. SD - SB104 Revise certain provisions regarding student surveys. SD - HB1118 Provide for oversight of postsecondary technical institutes. SD - HCR1004 Addressed to the United States Supreme Court setting forth certain facts and expressly enumerating the grievances of the People of the State of South Dakota, through their elected representatives, with that Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), and its progeny and calling for that Court to now protect the intrinsic, natural, fundamental rights of the children of our State and nation and the intrinsic, natural, fundamental rights of their pregnant mothers in their relationship with their children, and the mothers' health by reconsidering and overturning the court's decision in Roe. SD - SB122 Revise provisions related to the death penalty. SD - HB1097 Provide for a reduced minimum fall enrollment for certain school districts. SD - HB1165 Revise the composition requirement of the Historic Preservation Commission. SD - HB1090 Prohibit a person from serving as a member of a consumers power district board of directors in certain cases. SD - SB189 Provide a tax credit to insurance companies that contribute to an organization providing educational scholarships to certain students and instructional supply grants to certain teachers and parents. SD - HB1150 Provide for the annual adjustment of the salary of legislators. SD - SB139 Authorize the increase in the number of video lottery machines that may be placed in a licensed establishment under certain conditions. SD - SB81 Require persons convicted of driving a vehicle while under influence of alcohol, drugs, or intoxicants to pay certain costs to the county. SD - HB1085 Revise certain provisions regarding the requirement for performance securities. SD - HB1161 Limit certain rule making authority of the South Dakota High School Activities Association. SD - HB1204 Provide for a limited number of affordable baccalaureate degree scholarships for students intending to serve as K-12 educators in South Dakota. SD - SB146 Authorize funding for an honor guard detail for deceased veterans and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB117 Further protect the privacy of certain student information. SD - HC1018 Honoring the Arlington High School Oral lnterp Team on an outstanding season in 2014. SD - SCR6 To direct the Department of Education to ensure South Dakota students are well-versed in civics and government. SD - HB1107 Revise the definition of certain alcoholic beverages that are classified as cider. SD - SB168 Establish a task force to study elder abuse in South Dakota. SD - SB154 Require that certain employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs be veterans. SD - SB149 Revise certain provisions regarding the maximum wheel tax that may be imposed by a county. SD - HB1157 Clarify and provide consistency in cemetery regulations and to establish an administrative fine for failure to file required reports. SD - HB1125 Revise certain provisions regarding the notice for meeting of public bodies. SD - SB150 Require certain motor vehicles to pay an additional registration fee. SD - HB1212 Criminalize abuse of an unborn child. SD - HB1149 Revise certain provisions regarding the setting of the salary of legislators. SD - HJR1001 Making formal application to Congress to call an Article V convention of the states for the sole purpose of proposing a federal balanced budget amendment. SD - HB1163 Reinstate certain civil actions for childhood sexual abuse. SD - SB155 Establish a voluntary list of disassociated persons for exclusion or removal from licensed gaming institutions. SD - SB170 Increase legislator salary. SD - SB188 Require the Department of Education to use a competitive bidding process when acquiring academic assessments. SD - HB1069 Limit the authority of delegates to a limited Article V convention to vote for unauthorized amendments contrary to legislative instructions and to provide a civil fine for the violation thereof. SD - HC1012 Congratulating and commending the Hamlin High School football team for winning the 2014 State 9B Football Championship. SD - HC1032 Honoring the 75th anniversary of the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™, and recognizing Deadwood as "The Historic Jewel of the Black Hills." SD - SCR5 Supporting a stronger South Dakota-China relationship. SD - SC15 Honoring the Dakota Valley High School Dance Team for winning the 2014 Class A Dance Grand State Title for the fifth year in a row. SD - SCR3 Recognizing the mutual benefit between health care sharing and health savings accounts. SD - HC1017 Honoring Arlington Cardinal football players Brody Gilbertson, Kyle Stegeman, Parker Christesen, Alex Heuer, and Richard Jensen. SD - SB114 Encourage and protect the teaching of certain scientific information. SD - SB128 Revise certain provisions concerning the general requirements that vehicle owners must satisfy before applying for military plates. SD - SB164 Require students to take a civics test to demonstrate knowledge of United States history and government. SD - HC1020 Honoring Huron High School Assistant Principal Mike Radke for being named the 2015 South Dakota Assistant Principal of the Year. SD - SB89 Require the development of school safety plans and to require the conduct of lockdown drills in accredited schools. SD - HB1124 Authorize motor vehicles to exceed the posted speed limit under certain conditions. SD - HCR1009 Designating 2015 as the "Year of Remembrance for the Centennial Since the Commencement of the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923" in South Dakota and urging Congress and the President of the United States to formally and consistently recognize and reaffirm the historical truth that the atrocities committed against the Armenian, Greek, and other Christians living in their historical homelands in Anatolia constituted genocide and to work towards equitable, stable, and durable Armenian-Turkish relations and a fair, just, and comprehensive international resolution of this crime against humanity. SD - SB105 Provide Legislators access to the state capitol complex tunnel system. SD - HB1086 Establish the Economic Contingencies Work Group to ascertain the effects of a significant and extended national economic crisis on South Dakota. SD - HC1015 Honoring senior Chris Pollema of Dakota Valley High School on his academic success. SD - SB86 Place a term limit on the office of poet laureate. SD - HJR1003 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article XIV of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the authority of the Board of Regents. SD - HC1019 Honoring Arlington Cardinal volleyball players, seniors Daylee Olson, Josie Parry, Kimberly VanBockern, Nikki Zobel, and Cuinsey Murphy, and junior Bailee Steffensen. SD - SB73 Improve public safety regarding juvenile justice. SD - HB1083 Require reimbursement to certain entities for fire suppression and extinguishment costs. SD - HB1176 Authorize a person to be on the general election ballot for president or vice president and another office. SD - HCR1007 Opposing the EPA's guidelines to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants in a manner that will cause economic harm. SD - SC26 Commending and honoring Vern DeGeest on his retirement from teaching, coaching, and administrating after fifty-four years in South Dakota schools. SD - HB1089 Ban the practice of female genital mutilation in the state, to provide a penalty therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB177 Establish a youth minimum wage. SD - SB151 Revise the distribution of the revenue from petroleum release compensation and tank inspection fees.