+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 1315 11th Avenue NE Watertown, SD 57201-1607 + − Committees (2) SD - Health and Human Services (Senate) Title: member SD - Local Government (Senate) Title: vice chair + − Sponsored Bill SD - SB75 Revise the requirements for the annual conference held for the directors of equalization. + − Cosponsored Bills (80) SD - SC23 Commending and honoring former Army Corporal Frank Buckles for his service in World War I. SD - SB70 Prohibit the creation of private transfer fee obligations and to require certain procedures for notice and disclosure for existing private transfer fee obligations. SD - HC1028 Honoring and commemorating Tripp-Delmont/Armour boys basketball head coach Burnell Glanzer on earning his 600th career win on February 24, 2011. SD - HB1103 Revise certain provisions regarding zero based budgeting requirements. SD - HC1042 Commending and honoring TSgt Thomas D. Dummermuth for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Honor Guard Member of the Year. SD - HC1027 Commending and honoring Representative Stephanie Herseth Sandlin for her six and a half years of service in the U.S. House of Representatives. SD - HB1142 Repeal certain tort liability arising out of causes of action based on seduction, abduction, and alienation of affections. SD - HCR1013 Recognizing March 2, 2011, as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in South Dakota. SD - SC12 Honoring and supporting the Isabel Celebration in Isabel, South Dakota, on the occasion of the town's centennial anniversary. SD - HB1217 Establish certain legislative findings pertaining to the decision of a pregnant mother considering termination of her relationship with her child by an abortion, to establish certain procedures to better 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 - HB1204 Prohibit businesses and employers from establishing certain policies against the ability of an invitee or employee to store firearms and ammunition in a locked motor vehicle parked on the premises. SD - HC1045 Commending and honoring all the personnel of the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing for their selection as the most outstanding Air National Guard fighter unit in the nation. SD - HB1123 Provide for reciprocal nonresident trapping licenses. SD - HB1170 Require schools to provide instruction on certain historical documents and speeches. SD - HCR1001 Honoring the historical, political, cultural, social, and economic relationships among Canada, the United States, and the State of South Dakota, and recognizing January 24, 2011, as Canada Day at the Capitol. SD - HC1046 Commending and honoring Spc. Rob Buechler for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Soldier of the Year award. SD - SB67 Reduce the minimum size for improvement districts. SD - SB69 Revise certain provisions relating to county veterans memorials. SD - SC19 Honoring and commemorating the town of Armour on its quasquicentennial celebration. SD - SB175 Provide for the participation of independent voters in primary elections. SD - HC1050 Honoring and recognizing Logan Storley on his state wrestling championship for the Webster High School Bearcats. SD - SB101 Provide a penalty for denying access to public records. SD - HC1023 Congratulating and honoring the Flandreau Fliers High School Football Team, its coaches, and student managers for their 2010 South Dakota State 11B Championship season. SD - HC1031 Honoring former Governor M. Michael Rounds for his service as a South Dakota State Senator and the thirty-first Governor of South Dakota. SD - HB1104 Revise the deadline for withdrawing from a primary election. SD - HB1092 Revise the time frame for conducting hearings to vacate municipal streets or alleys. SD - HB1094 Revise certain provisions concerning the filing of campaign finance disclosure statements. SD - HB1206 Revise certain provisions relating to grandparent visitation and to declare an emergency. SD - HC1017 Commending the 200th Camo Quilt Project for their support of the 200th Engineer Company of the South Dakota National Guard. SD - SB139 Exempt from state regulation certain medical foster home care for veterans. SD - HC1024 Honoring Randy Parry for his work with the Maroney Rural Learning Center and his contributions to rural South Dakota. SD - SC17 Commending and honoring Jim Schlekeway, a teacher in the Mobridge-Pollock School District, on his retirement from the school district after forty-three exceptional years in education. SD - HC1020 Commending and honoring David Linngren, a member of the Watertown School District Board of Education, on his selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota for 2010. SD - HC1019 Honoring, commending, and thanking the 2010 retirees of the South Dakota Highway Patrol. SD - HC1053 Commending and honoring Keith Cutler for his dedication to developing and promoting the sport of baseball throughout the state of South Dakota. SD - SC13 Recognizing the work of the Girl Scouts in combating bullying and cyber bullying. SD - SC9 Honoring Erin Williams of Watertown, South Dakota Girls State Governor, and Daniel Wanous 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 - HB1096 Repeal certain provisions relating to the appointment of municipal officers. SD - HC1016 Recognizing and honoring James and Theresa Sedlacek on receiving the 2009 Spark Plug of Scotland Award. SD - HB1088 Make certain legislative findings concerning the constitutionality of certain federal health care laws. SD - SB173 Allow specific details of alleged sex crimes against minors be suppressed under certain conditions. SD - HC1039 Commending and honoring SrA Blaine H. Reynolds for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Airman of the Year. SD - HB1224 Provide a maximum finance charge for payday loans and title loans. SD - SC2 Commending and honoring United States Representative Gabrielle Giffords, United States District Court Judge John Roll, and all those who lost their lives and demonstrated courage in light of the tragedy that occurred in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday, January 8, 2011. SD - HC1043 Commending and honoring MSgt Scott H. Leebens for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Outstanding First Sergeant of the Year. SD - SB170 Amend the South Dakota Uniform Securities Act with certain provisions relating to fraud and civil liability. SD - SB176 Provide for the crime of human trafficking, to establish the elements and degrees of the crime, and to provide penalties for the violation thereof. SD - SC4 Congratulating and honoring Susan Turnipseed of Brookings as South Dakota's 2011 Teacher of the Year. SD - HB1199 Provide for a compact concerning citizenship. SD - SC16 Congratulating the Deuel High School Girls Gymnastics Team for winning the State Class A Gymnastics Team Tournament on February 18, 2011. SD - SC15 Commending and honoring Clarence W. Skye for his forty-one years of visionary work and service as the Executive Director of the United Sioux Tribes of South Dakota Development Corporation. SD - HCR1011 Expressing support for civic education in the public schools in South Dakota, and recognizing March 9, 2011, as Civic Education Day at the state capitol. SD - HCR1002 To declare February 6, 2011, as Ronald Reagan Day, in South Dakota. SD - HC1040 Commending and honoring Tsgt Jason C. Mark for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. SD - HC1013 Commending and honoring the Mitchell School District Board of Education on its selection to receive the Associated School Boards of South Dakota School Board Award of Excellence for 2011. SD - SC5 Congratulating and honoring the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology's Programming Team for competing in the 2011 World Finals of the Association for Computing's Intercollegiate Programming Contest. SD - HB1172 Require the issuance of a request for proposals concerning the administration of the Medicaid program. SD - HC1011 Congratulating and honoring Coach Don Meyer, from Aberdeen, South Dakota, the winningest college basketball coach in NCAA history. SD - HCR1004 Making certain legislative findings about the constitutionality of the federal health care system. SD - HB1193 Clarify certain statutes prohibiting political subdivisions from restricting firearms. SD - HB1173 Require the person in charge of local elections to notify the secretary of state when the dates of elections have been set. SD - HB1057 Repeal the provision that requires the county auditor to assist in locating unregistered mobile homes. SD - SCR2 Urging the United States Congress to appropriate $35 million in fiscal year 2012 for the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System SD - SCR5 Recognizing February 4, 2011, as Wear Red Day and urging citizens of the state to be aware of cardiovascular disease in order to save lives. SD - HC1022 Honoring the South Dakota Health Care Association on the occasion of its sixtieth anniversary. SD - HC1044 Commending and honoring Sgt. Tanner Haines for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year (NCO) award. SD - SB106 Provide for reciprocal nonresident trapping licenses. SD - HC1049 Honoring the Webster Bearcats for winning the 2011 State B Wrestling Championship. SD - SB179 Define and prohibit the offenses of juvenile sexting and aggravated juvenile sexting and to provide for certain sanctions and remedies. SD - SB68 Authorize investment of public funds in bonds issued by or direct obligations of certain political subdivisions or bonding authorities of the state. SD - HB1045 Authorize dental hygienists to provide preventive and therapeutic services to more persons under certain circumstances. SD - HC1052 Commemorating the one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary of the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce. SD - SCR4 Endorsing the adoption of a national flag to honor and remember those who died while serving in America's military. SD - HC1041 Commending and honoring MSgt Jonathan L. Goehring for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. SD - SB59 Revise certain provisions clarifying that counties are not responsible for constructing, repairing, and maintaining roads contained in improvement districts. SD - HC1007 Commending the South Dakota Dental Association, the Donated Dental Services Program, and the Delta Dental Plan of South Dakota for their care of the elderly and disabled in South Dakota. SD - HCR1008 Expressing opposition to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' proposal to levy fees for the storage of water in the Missouri River reservoirs. SD - SC6 Commending and honoring the 2010 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HC1003 Commending and honoring the 2009-2010 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: Dean Christensen, Deuel, School Superintendent; Susan Proefrock, Belle Fourche, School Business Official; Micy Highstreet, Tri-Valley, Elementary School Principal; Steve Benson, Deuel, Secondary School Principal; Kyley Cumbow, Pierre, Assistant Middle School Principal; Becky Guffin, Aberdeen, Curriculum Director and Kristi Wallin, Lennox, Director of Special Education for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. SD - HC1009 Honoring 2011 Miss Rodeo America, McKenzie Haley.