+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 31176 269th St. Ideal, SD 57541 + − Committees (2) SD - Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate) Title: Member SD - Transportation (Senate) Title: Vice-Chair + − Cosponsored Bills (85) SD - HB1055 Require parental notification and agreement before the institution of an order to withhold resuscitation from certain patients. SD - HC1021 Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard 114th Fighter Wing of Sioux Falls on being awarded the Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Major General John J. Pesch Flight Safety Award, and William W. Spruance Safety Award for 2018. SD - HB1209 Revise certain provisions regarding vapor products. SD - HB1171 Allow certain veterans to attend courses offered at postsecondary technical institutes without payment of tuition. SD - HB1193 Provide a criminal penalty for causing an abortion against a pregnant mother's will. SD - HB1068 Authorize the Transportation Commission to promulgate rules to allow certain motor vehicles to follow another motor vehicle on a state highway more closely than otherwise permitted by law. SD - HB1186 Repeal the termination of the juvenile detention cost-sharing fund. SD - SCR9 Petitioning Congress and the President to immediately defund Planned Parenthood of all federal funding; strongly condemning the recent unrestrictive abortion law passed in New York state; and, expressing South Dakotans' continued resolve to secure the blessings of life and liberty for our posterity. SD - HB1160 Revise certain provisions regarding emergency management. SD - HB1054 Revise certain provisions regarding the possession of firearms on certain vehicles. SD - HB1076 Revise certain real estate licensee advertising restrictions and grant rule-making authority regarding real estate teams. SD - HB1145 Establish certain provisions regarding the mowing of rights-of-way adjacent to the state trunk highway system. SD - HB1075 Revise certain provisions regarding the authority of conservation district governing boards. SD - HCR1005 Petitioning Congress and the President to defend Israel against hostile actions; expressing the strongest support for, and unity with, the people and State of Israel; and strongly condemning the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement and the increasing incidents of anti-Semitism against Israel and the Jewish people. SD - HB1124 Require health care facilities that perform mammography to inform mammography patients on breast density. SD - SC11 Commending and honoring Carla McMurry-Kozak, a high school English teacher at Vermillion High School, on being named English Teacher of the Year by the South Dakota Council of Teachers of English and Speech Communication Association. SD - SB62 Provide for the use of certain general funds to increase Medicaid reimbursement rates for existing Medicaid providers. SD - SC30 Commending, honoring, and thanking President George H. W. Bush for his many years of great service to our country. SD - SC35 Recognizing and honoring the bravery of the Beresford FFA students who quickly and courageously acted to help the residents of a burning apartment building. SD - SC36 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling team for their outstanding accomplishments during the 2018-2019 season. SD - HB1234 Provide funding to schools from the contractor's excise tax on concentrated animal feeding operations. SD - HB1237 Establish the duty to collect data and share information on missing and murdered indigenous persons. SD - HB1241 Establish certain provisions regarding training for human trafficking prevention. SD - HJR1003 Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election a new section to Article XII of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the creation and administration of a trust fund using the net receipts from unclaimed property. SD - HCR1001 Supporting the Governor's efforts to fuel the state fleet with premium E-30 fuel. SD - SB61 Provide certain provisions regarding nursing facility closures. SD - SB84 Authorize the possession and administration of opioid antagonists by school district and nonpublic school personnel, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB85 Revise the deadline for the Department of Health's annual report regarding abortions. SD - SB86 Revise provisions regarding certain tax rates. SD - SB90 Revise provisions regarding certain financial interest statements filed by persons elected to state or local office. SD - SB94 Revise provisions regarding rule-making authority to establish certain fuel standards. SD - SB100 Reduce the number of petition signatures required for conservation district supervisor elections. SD - SB101 Establish certain provisions regarding out-of-state businesses that provide disaster or emergency related work. SD - SB126 Revise certain provisions regarding the common language of the state and to recognize the official indigenous language of the state. SD - SB141 Provide for the administration of certain assessments in a paper format. SD - SB142 Require the state to assume the responsibility for legal expenses of certain persons in state custody. SD - SB148 Provide for state employee protection from retaliation for certain communications. SD - SB154 Authorize the production and transport of saltwater crustaceans. SD - SB171 Designate saltwater aquatic farms as agricultural operations. SD - HB1112 Provide for certain persons to carry a concealed pistol or revolver without a permit. SD - HCR1004 Strengthening the sister-state ties between the State of South Dakota and Taiwan; supporting the signing of a Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA) between Taiwan and the United States; and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile. SD - HC1002 Honoring the life of Beverly Smith. SD - HC1006 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its seventy-first anniversary on June 13, 14, and 15, 2019. SD - HC1007 Honoring Calico Ducheneaux of Mobridge, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Seamus Duffy 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 - HC1008 Recognizing February as Black History Month and South Dakota's rich history of African American achievements. SD - HC1009 Honoring Rena Ortbahn for her outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the State of South Dakota and the South Dakota Legislature. SD - HC1010 Honoring the James Valley Christian High School Boys Cross Country Team for its outstanding performance and victory in the 2018 State Class B Cross Country Championship. SD - HC1012 Honoring the 2018 Augustana University Baseball Team and the students and staff involved in the baseball program. SD - HC1013 Honoring and commending Dr. David E. Peterson for his outstanding service in the field of dentistry to patients in South Dakota. SD - HC1016 Commending and honoring Dakota Wesleyan University Women's Basketball Team for their outstanding athletic performance upon winning their first NAIA Division II National Championship in the 2018 season. SD - HC1023 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 147th Field Artillery of Watertown on being awarded the Certificate of Victory for the National Guard Association of the United States. SD - HC1024 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard 153rd Engineer Battalion of Huron for being awarded a U.S. Army Deployment Excellence Award and a Department of Defense Reserve Family Readiness Award for the Army National Guard. SD - HC1025 Commending and honoring Raica, a police service dog for the South Dakota Highway Patrol and her Police Service Dog Handler Trooper Michael Dale, for their loyal team service to the State of South Dakota for the past seven years. SD - HB1091 Provide for the selection of a lieutenant governor by a candidate for governor. SD - HB1104 Revise certain provisions regarding the consideration of joint physical custody of a minor. SD - HB1053 Revise the value of gifts permitted for certain insurance advertising or promotional programs. SD - HB1072 Correct a definition in the Uniform Unsworn Domestic Declarations Act. SD - HB1073 Revise provisions regarding the locating and spotting of predators or varmints from a drone. SD - HB1077 Revise provisions regarding designation of a no maintenance highway. SD - HB1040 Establish certain provisions regarding the opportunity scholarship program. SD - HB1051 Establish the South Dakota state seal of civics literacy program. SD - HB1108 Prohibit certain gender dysphoria instruction in public schools. SD - HB1125 Create a property tax relief fund and to provide for the transfer of certain unobligated cash balances. SD - HB1178 Revise provisions regarding the beginning period for absentee voting. SD - HC1004 Honoring and commending Myron Floren, for his service to the state of South Dakota through his exemplary work as an accordionist. SD - SC29 Honoring Lois Henry for her outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the State of South Dakota and the South Dakota Legislature. SD - HB1231 Revise certain provisions regarding emergency commitment. SD - HC1022 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion of Pierre for being awarded the Major General Milton A. Reckford Trophy, General Walter T. Kerwin, Jr. Award, and the U.S. Army Supply Excellence Awards for 2018. SD - HB1229 Require optional services through Medicaid to be authorized through special appropriation. SD - SB55 Require the national motto of the United States to be displayed in public schools. SD - HCR1006 Instructing South Dakota's congressional representatives to support an effort in Congress to terminate the U.S. Department of Education. SD - SC4 Honoring and commending South Dakota State University for its ten-year anniversary as a successful NCAA Division I university. SD - SB50 Remove restrictions regarding the carrying of a concealed weapon in the state capitol by permit holders. SD - SB68 Define certain acts as misbranding of food products. SD - SB71 Prohibit capital punishment of any person with severe mental illness. SD - SB149 Increase the amount authorized for certain brand fees and to authorize a brand registration application fee. SD - SB183 Revise certain provisions regarding buffer strips. SD - HB1238 Revise provisions regarding training on missing and murdered indigenous persons. SD - SB129 Exempt motor vehicles owned by licensed ambulance services from certain motor vehicle registration fees. SD - SB169 Allow a property tax extension for certain federal workers and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1211 Revise provisions regarding lottery winner confidentiality. SD - SCR8 Requesting Congress to lawfully change the Medicaid eligibility requirements to give states the option to provide Medicaid services to persons in jail pending disposition. SD - HJR1005 To apply for a convention of states under Article V of the Constitution of the United States to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and to limit the terms of office for federal officials and members of Congress. SD - SB64 Require certain wind energy facilities to include aircraft detection lighting systems. SD - HC1028 Celebrating and commemorating the commissioning of the USS South Dakota.