+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 1315 11th Avenue NE Watertown, SD 57201-1607 + − Committees (3) SD - Commerce and Energy (Senate) Title: chair SD - Health and Human Services (Senate) Title: member SD - Local Government (Senate) Title: vice chair + − Sponsored Bills (3) SD - SB83 Designate Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day as a working holiday. SD - SB169 Provide for the assignment of insurance payments for ambulance service providers. SD - SB139 Regulate certain market activity in a health exchange. + − Cosponsored Bills (58) SD - HB1067 Designate POW/MIA Recognition Day as a working holiday. SD - HB1068 Repeal certain provisions relating to the deferral of action by municipalities on committee reports. SD - HB1074 Define the insurer's responsibilities concerning health insurance policies in relation to the eligibility of minor dependents for coverage. SD - HB1091 Establish certain provisions regarding the labeling of motor fuel at a retail fuel pump and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1098 Require the Legislature to approve bonds for lease purchase agreements with the four postsecondary technical institutes, and to approve bonds for lease purchase agreements with Western Dakota Technical Institute and Southeast Technical Institute. SD - HB1102 Revise provisions regarding the South Dakota Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association Act. SD - HB1103 Exempt credit health insurers from certain provisions related to preexisting conditions. SD - HB1117 Revise the definition of a temporary special events lot for the purposes of vehicle dealer licensing. SD - HB1118 Revise certain provisions regarding special motor vehicle license plates for veterans with disabilities. SD - HB1121 Require the publication of information on the number of veterans and veterans with service-connected disabilities employed by South Dakota state government. SD - HB1143 Create a leased residential property classification and to establish the school district general fund levy for the property classification. SD - HB1153 Exempt certain environmental upgrade values from assessment during construction and to provide a sunset clause for the environmental upgrade exemption. SD - HB1183 Establish a pilot program that uses home-based educational technology to prepare certain preschool children for school, and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1223 Establish a task force to study the delivery of services to veterans. SD - HB1242 Make application under Article V of the United States Constitution for a Balanced Budget Amendment Convention. SD - HCR1003 Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. SD - HCR1005 Recognizing November 2013 as COPD Awareness Month. SD - HCR1006 Petitioning the President of the United States and the Department of State to authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline. SD - HC1005 Commending and honoring the 2012 Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HC1017 Commending and honoring the 2011-2012 Girls AA Mitchell High School Kernel Basketball Team for winning the State AA Girls Basketball Championship. SD - HC1022 Honoring the South Dakota Department of Agriculture for one hundred ten years of promoting, protecting, preserving, and improving South Dakota's agriculture for today and tomorrow. SD - HC1070 Honoring the memory of Milo Smith. SD - SB70 Improve public safety. SD - SB81 Prohibit certain political activity within the Office of the Secretary of State. SD - SB85 Revise certain provisions regarding the production incentive payment available to ethanol producers. SD - SB87 Establish the effective date of the sales tax collection allowance for retailers. SD - SB89 Limit the liability of retail dealers in petroleum products under certain conditions. SD - SB111 Amend provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code relating to electronic funds transfers and to declare an emergency. SD - SB119 Ensure freedom of media coverage of high school activities. SD - SB121 Repeal certain provisions relating to the Commission on Intergovernmental Cooperation. SD - SB133 Establish a pharmacy audit integrity program. SD - SB147 Revise certain provisions relating to domestic abuse and protection orders. SD - SB158 Provide for the funding of educational programs for children in residential treatment centers, intensive residential treatment centers, or licensed group care centers. SD - SB168 Require that newborns be screened for congenital heart defects. SD - SB170 Require a temporary permit to be issued to certain persons lacking certain documents when applying for a driver license or nondriver identification card. SD - SB187 Allow a school district to opt out of the continuing contract requirements for teachers. SD - SB191 Increase state aid to education and revise certain provisions related to education funding. SD - SB195 Revise the distribution of the wind energy tax. SD - SB197 Revise the calculation of the small school adjustment in the state aid to education formula. SD - SB200 Revise certain provisions concerning campaign finance. SD - SB207 Make certain legislative findings concerning federal infringement on Second Amendment rights. SD - SB227 Revise provisions relating to the possession of firearms on snowmobiles. SD - SB238 Appropriate money to the animal damage control fund for predator control services and to declare an emergency. SD - SB239 Repeal the state's membership in the multistate tax commission. SD - SR1 Endorsing the induction of Tom C. Miller into the PRCA Rodeo Hall of Fame. SD - SR2 Commending the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) pilot program at Wagner Community School, and honoring Sage Zephier for delivering the student address for the JAG National Leadership Awards Luncheon in Washington, D.C. SD - SJR1 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article III, section 6 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to legislative terms and legislative term limits. SD - SCR4 Making a formal application to Congress to call a limited constitutional convention for the sole purpose of proposing for ratification an amendment to the Constitution providing that an increase in the federal debt requires approval from a majority of the legislatures of the separate states. SD - SCR5 Commending the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) pilot program at Wagner Community School, and honoring Sage Zephier for delivering the student address for the JAG National Leadership Awards Luncheon in Washington. SD - SC5 Commending and congratulating Colton Manville, Trevor Mahoney, and Dean Laganiere, students at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, for qualifying for the Olympics of Computer Science which will take place in Russia. SD - SC8 Honoring Harold Thune and Jerald Applebee of Murdo for their individual accomplishments, as well as their efforts and involvement with the Annual Jones County Invitational Basketball Tournament. SD - SC11 Acknowledging the Deubrook Area High School Football Team for winning the 2012 State 9AA Football Championship. SD - SC12 Commending and honoring the Parker State Class B Boys Cross Country Champions. SD - SC13 Honoring the crew of North Carolina Air National Guard, MAFFS (Modular Airborne FireFighting System) 7, 145th Airlift Wing, Charlotte, North Carolina. SD - SC14 Honoring Molly Hermann of Sturgis, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Ty Wiley 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 - SC15 Honoring the Kopriva family of Clark County as the 2012 Leopold Conservation Award recipient. SD - SC16 Commending and honoring Gale Lundberg on his retirement from teaching and coaching for fifty years in South Dakota schools. SD - SC22 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days Festivities on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary on June 20, 21, and 22, 2013.