+ − 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 Bills (2) SD - SC28 Congratulating and honoring Maren Johnson of Watertown as South Dakota's 2012 winner of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - SB70 Revise the procedures for filing referred laws, initiated constitutional amendments, and initiated measures and to revise certain election provisions and campaign finance requirements for referred laws, initiated constitutional amendments, and initiated measures. + − Cosponsored Bills (59) SD - HB1109 Require complaints made to the Department of Labor and Regulation regarding appraisers to be written and include the name of the person making the complaint and a factual basis for the complaint. SD - HB1118 Permit school boards to reimburse employment applicants for the expenses of their criminal background investigation SD - HB1119 Revise certain provisions concerning mechanical pull-tab devices. SD - HB1129 Prohibit the use of certain handheld electronic wireless devices for electronic messaging while driving. SD - HB1131 Revise certain provisions relating to the posting of public notice for meetings of public bodies. SD - HB1155 Regulate certain automatic periodic financial transfers for the purpose of funding political contributions. SD - HB1177 Establish provisions to exempt breastfeeding mothers or new parents from jury duty. SD - HB1178 Revise certain provisions relating to the disposal of local government property. SD - HB1195 Authorize the collection of fees for certain educational programming and services, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1213 Revise certain provisions regarding liability for torts and product identification requirements. SD - HB1231 Provide that hydraulic fracturing is an acceptable recovery process in South Dakota. SD - HB1235 Revise certain provisions relating to the South Dakota state flag. SD - HB1242 Revise the general appropriations act for fiscal year 2012. SD - HB1249 Permit a probationer who is a registered sex offender to reside in an assigned halfway house or supervised living center within a community safety zone and to prohibit sex offenders who committed sexual offenses against children to qualify for certain residency exceptions. SD - HB1273 Prohibit the sale of loose leaf incense to minors, to prohibit certain marketing techniques, to regulate the sale of certain types of incense, to provide penalties therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HJR1006 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article XIII, sections 20 and 21 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the trust fund created from the proceeds of the state cement enterprise sales. SD - HJR1009 Requesting appropriate action by the Congress, either acting by consent of two-thirds of both houses thereof or, upon the application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states, calling a constitutional convention therefor to propose an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require, with certain exceptions, that the total of all federal appropriations may not exceed the total of all estimated federal revenues in any fiscal year. SD - HCR1004 Supporting and encouraging the academic study of the Bible in South Dakota public schools. SD - HCR1008 Recognizing the week of June 25 through June 29, 2012, as Ag Week in South Dakota. SD - HCR1011 Requesting that a United States Navy submarine be named the USS South Dakota. SD - HCR1014 Urging the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to reconsider its proposed closure of certain VA facilities in Hot Springs. SD - HCR1017 Expressing opposition to a state run health care system that is established or operated contrary to the interests of the people of South Dakota. SD - HCR1018 Urging Congress to restore the impact aid program. SD - HC1009 Commending and honoring the 2011 Habitat for Humanity South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HC1013 Commending and honoring those who served in the Korean War, on the sixtieth anniversary of the war's end. SD - HC1021 Commending and honoring the VFW Voice of Democracy, Patriot's Pen, and Teachers of the Year award winners of 2012. SD - HC1022 Honoring and commemorating Roger Nelson for his life-long commitment to sports in South Dakota. SD - HC1039 Commending and honoring Darin Peterka of Miller High School for his outstanding athletic performance. SD - HC1042 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. SD - HC1048 Acknowledging the nine sovereign Tribes within the borders of South Dakota and recognizing Governor Dennis Daugaard for his dedication to promoting a cooperative government-to-government relationship between the Tribes and the State of South Dakota. SD - HC1050 Commending and honoring the town of Pierpont, South Dakota, on its one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary. SD - HC1064 Commending and honoring Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, South Dakota, on receiving the designation as a Finalist With Distinction in the first annual Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Program. SD - SB58 Revise certain provisions concerning elections conducted at voting centers and to declare an emergency. SD - SB79 Require undergraduate students to pay the self-support rate of tuition for certain credit hours in excess of the credit hours required for the student's baccalaureate degree program. SD - SB87 Allow military spouses to receive unemployment compensation if they leave their jobs due to a spouse's military transfer. SD - SB93 Provide for the withdrawal of referred measures in certain circumstances. SD - SB94 Establish a pilot uninsured motorist identification database program and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB124 Revise per student allocation for state aid to education, to revise the property tax levies for the general fund of school districts, and to revise certain provisions concerning state aid and local effort. SD - SB125 Require certain day care providers to mail notices of noncompliance. SD - SB141 Revise the legal definition of the term, domestic abuse. SD - SB148 Revise certain provisions relating to battery committed against infants and unborn children. SD - SB156 Establish strangulation as one element of the crime of aggravated assault. SD - SB183 Establish the elements of the offense of juvenile sexting and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - SB189 Provide a designation on certain nondriver identification cards, driver licenses, and permits that the card holders or licensees are honorably discharged veterans. SD - SCR1 Honoring the University of South Dakota on its one hundred fiftieth anniversary. SD - SCR3 Designating the month of November as COPD Awareness Month in the State of South Dakota. SD - SCR4 Supporting the concept and further development of South Dakota First, an initiative for success and development. SD - SCR5 Supporting and encouraging a 2012 interim study and thorough review of drainage laws in South Dakota. SD - SC1 Commending and honoring the 2010-2011 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota. SD - SC7 Honoring Beth Mayrose of Salem, South Dakota Girls State Governor, and Jack Gordon 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 - SC10 Congratulating and honoring the South Dakota National Guard, both current members and all those who have served previously, on the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of the South Dakota National Guard on January 27, 2012. SD - SC11 Recognizing the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Office of Legislative Affairs for its assistance to the State Legislature in carrying out the 2011 legislative redistricting process. SD - SC14 Congratulating Aberdeen, South Dakota, for its recognition as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. SD - SC17 Honoring Amy Shan of Madison as a recipient of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - SC18 Acknowledging the Waverly-South Shore High School Football Team for winning the 2011 State 9B Football Championship. SD - SC19 Congratulating the Deuel High School Girls Gymnastics Team for winning the 2012 State Class A Gymnastics Team Tournament. SD - SC23 Honoring and commending the citizens of South Dakota for their exemplary response to the Missouri River Flood of 2011. SD - SC26 Honoring Coach Gary Munsen for his many successes as the Mitchell Kernels High School basketball coach. SD - SC29 Recognizing the achievements of the South Dakota State University Women's and Men's Basketball Teams.