+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: PO Box 443 Watertown, SD 57201 + − Committees (6) SD - Legislative Procedure (Senate) Title: member SD - Local Government (Senate) Title: vice chair SD - State Affairs (Senate) Title: member SD - Legislative Planning Committee Title: member SD - Legislative Procedure Title: member SD - Special Legislative Task Force Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (7) SD - SB105 Provide for the construction, renovation, improvement, remodeling, alteration, addition to and repairing of courthouses, jails and other necessary buildings. SD - SB121 Authorize certain duties for the sergeant at arms and assistant sergeant at arms. SD - SC15 Honoring the 2016 South Dakota Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Youth of the Year finalists. SD - SB169 Revise provisions related to child pornography and to revise the penalty therefor. SD - SB168 Revise provisions related to human trafficking and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - SB90 Ensure that members of the public are able to access and record public meetings. SD - SB91 Revise certain provisions concerning the information on the forms provided to persons who sign initiated constitutional amendments, referred laws, or initiated measures. + − Cosponsored Bills (64) SD - HB1168 Allow students to participate in sexuality education with parental permission. SD - HB1215 Authorize a private school to hold dual status as an alternative instruction program under certain conditions. SD - HB1165 Repeal the requirement for a marriage license and to provide for a marriage certificate. SD - HB1177 Revise certain provisions concerning tax incentives for certain energy facilities. SD - HB1167 Revise certain provisions regarding the use of a suspended imposition of sentence for a misdemeanor and a felony. SD - HB1085 Provide for the forfeiture of any vehicle used by a person convicted of a third offense for driving under the influence. SD - HC1021 Recognizing Jean Benson for her achievements as head coach for the Chester Area Flyers Volleyball Team. SD - HCR1017 Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial and mutually beneficial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. SD - HCR1014 Calling for the United States to save Christians, Yazidis and people of other faiths from persecution and genocide. SD - HB1100 Set a minimum size for a sign about zoning changes or conditional use permits. SD - HCR1009 Expressing the right of South Dakotans to own and use firearms. SD - HB1008 Restrict access to certain restrooms and locker rooms in public schools. SD - HB1107 Ensure government nondiscrimination in matters of religious beliefs and moral convictions. SD - HB1109 Exempt from liability persons who voluntarily maintain certain no maintenance roads. SD - HCR1005 Urging the federal government to refrain from enacting regulations that threaten the reliability and affordability of electric power in the northern great plains. SD - HB1077 Grant limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain related offenses to persons who assist certain persons in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. SD - HB1206 Authorize the use of handguns in the hunting of game birds. SD - HB1230 Require lights on certain animal-drawn vehicles while operating on a highway. SD - HB1234 Require the approval of the Legislature before the state adopts certain changes to the Medicaid program. SD - HCR1002 Supporting the selection of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter beddown at Joe Foss Field, 114th Fighter Wing, South Dakota Air National Guard. SD - SB73 Clarify certain provisions regarding open meetings. SD - SB143 Require the Legislative Planning Committee to implement a performance management review process. SD - SC8 Commending and honoring the 2015 Madison High School Bulldogs Football Team and the students and staff involved in the football program. SD - SC11 Recognizing and honoring the courage of South Dakota Highway Patrol Sergeant John Koenig. SD - SC1 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its sixty-eighth anniversary on June 16, 17, and 18, 2016. SD - SB130 Require the processing of sexual assault exam kits. SD - SB79 Expand the list of professionals authorized to perform certain examinations required for a plea of guilty but mentally ill. SD - HC1030 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. SD - HB1157 Require that a doctor provide a woman additional information as a part of informed consent prior to performing an abortion. SD - HB1163 Revise the periods of time during which veterans may use tuition benefits at institutions under the control of the Board of Regents. SD - HB1240 Adopt a compact for a balanced budget and to declare an emergency. SD - SC10 Recognizing and honoring the South Dakota Arts Council on its fiftieth anniversary of serving South Dakotans and our communities through the arts. SD - HC1007 Recognizing Sabrina Swee for her excellence and achievements in the area of culinary arts. SD - HB1164 Provide for a special interest motor vehicle license plate for certain vehicles under certain conditions. SD - HJR1002 To apply for a Convention of the States under Article V of the Constitution of the United States. SD - SC6 Honoring Allyson Monson of Clark, South Dakota, Girls State Governor, and Andrew Flannery of Elk Point, 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 - HB1056 Revise certain provisions relating to the veterans' preference in employment. SD - HB1166 Revise certain provisions regarding the penalty for identity theft while using an unauthorized credit card. SD - SC9 Honoring the South Dakota Health Care Association on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary. SD - HB1204 Provide a sales and use tax exemption for certain nonprofit corporations created for the purpose of fire protection. SD - SC7 Commending and honoring the 2015 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HCR1008 Urging Congress to support and to ask the United States Secretary of State to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline project. SD - SB83 Protect the teaching of certain scientific information. SD - HB1079 Permit the prescription and possession of an opioid antagonist in certain instances. SD - HB1057 Revise the rule-making authority of the South Dakota Commission on Gaming. SD - SB158 Revise provisions related to restitution in cases involving juveniles and to declare an emergency. SD - HCR1012 Requesting the South Dakota congressional delegation to introduce legislation to compensate private landowners for fire damage caused by the United States Forest Service. SD - HB1180 Limit the terms of certain conservation easements. SD - SJR1 Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the fundamental right of state citizens to bear arms cannot be infringed and is subject to strict scrutiny. SD - SB159 Provide a tax credit to insurance companies that contribute to an organization providing educational scholarships to certain students. SD - SB156 Establish certain requirements and protections regarding transportation network companies. SD - HB1186 Revise certain provisions relating to the practice of dentistry and to dental corporations. SD - SB70 Require certain private cemeteries to file an annual financial report. SD - HB1086 Create a leased residential property classification. SD - SB114 Make an appropriation for certain costs related to the commissioning of the USS South Dakota and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1093 Revise certain provisions that prohibit a defendant from contacting a victim before a court appearance. SD - SB165 Authorize the manufacture of cider in certain amounts. SD - HB1060 Revise certain provisions regarding the South Dakota Board on Geographic Names. SD - SB72 Prohibit the abortion of an unborn child who is capable of experiencing pain and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - HB1158 Provide for state coordination in the resettlement of refugees. SD - HC1012 Recognizing and honoring the bravery of South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Zachary Bader. SD - HB1078 Grant limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain alcohol related offenses to persons who assist a person in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. SD - HCR1013 Recognizing the positive economic impact sportsmen and sportswomen have in South Dakota. SD - HB1091 Establish certain requirements regarding insurance for vehicles used to provide rides for a transportation network company and to exempt vehicles used to provide these rides from certain commercial licensing requirements.