+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 25740 Packard Lane Renner, SD 57055 + − Committees (3) SD - Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate) Title: chair SD - Health and Human Services (Senate) Title: member SD - Transportation (Senate) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (2) SD - SB178 Amend the criteria for construction manager engagement. SD - SB103 Revise the procedure for cooperatives giving notice to persons whose records are missing regarding ownership of securities, apportionment of equity interest, money, or property. + − Cosponsored Bills (74) SD - SC1 Commending and honoring the 2010-2011 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota. SD - HB1157 Repeal the Governor's authority to enter the Midwestern Regional Higher Education Compact on behalf of the state, to repeal the Midwestern Regional Higher Education Compact, to provide for withdrawal of South Dakota from the compact. SD - HC1023 Commending and honoring Spc. Dennis Jensen who was killed on active duty in Afghanistan. SD - SCR6 Urging the government of Turkey to uphold and safeguard religious and human rights and to respect the property rights and human rights of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. SD - HB1099 Increase the fee for a payor to withhold child support. SD - SB114 Designate the American bison as the state mascot. SD - SB149 Revise certain provisions relating to the conditional release of persons charged with domestic abuse. SD - HB1196 Revise certain provisions concerning lobbyists. SD - SC26 Honoring Coach Gary Munsen for his many successes as the Mitchell Kernels High School basketball coach. SD - HCR1004 Supporting and encouraging the academic study of the Bible in South Dakota public schools. 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 - SC27 Recognizing the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the reported death of Sacagawea in present day South Dakota. SD - SC23 Honoring and commending the citizens of South Dakota for their exemplary response to the Missouri River Flood of 2011. SD - HC1009 Commending and honoring the 2011 Habitat for Humanity South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - SC16 Honoring Courtney Peterson of Sisseton, South Dakota, as the recipient of the 2012 Miss Rodeo South Dakota crown. SD - SB146 Provide for an affirmative defense of compulsion for the crime of prostitution. SD - SCR3 Designating the month of November as COPD Awareness Month in the State of South Dakota. SD - HB1073 Prohibit certain indemnity provisions in motor carrier transportation contracts. SD - SB72 Regulate persons offering speech-language pathology to the public. SD - HB1208 Establish the South Dakota Early Learning Advisory Council. SD - HC1013 Commending and honoring those who served in the Korean War, on the sixtieth anniversary of the war's end. SD - HC1037 Honoring and recognizing seventy-five years of conservation leadership. SD - HCR1006 In opposition to certain actions by animal rights groups to undermine agricultural producers. SD - HB1235 Revise certain provisions relating to the South Dakota state flag. SD - HB1151 Revise certain provisions regarding the tuition paid by school districts for children in certain group homes or private child-care centers. SD - HC1050 Commending and honoring the town of Pierpont, South Dakota, on its one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary. SD - SB169 Establish the Regional Watershed Advisory Task Force. SD - HB1088 Revise certain requirements for charging and collecting certain fees for confining certain people in the county jail. SD - HC1011 Congratulating State Representative Kim Vanneman of Ideal, for receiving the South Dakota Corn Growers Outstanding Legislative Leadership award. SD - SB171 Provide for a runoff election under certain circumstances when errors have been made to the ballot printing or by the person in charge of the election. SD - SB93 Provide for the withdrawal of referred measures in certain circumstances. SD - HB1206 Make an appropriation for emergency food assistance grants and to repeal the sales tax on food refund program. SD - SB100 Modify the ethanol production incentive payment to include qualified producers of biobutanol. SD - SB107 Revise certain provisions regarding personalized motor vehicle license plates. SD - HB1069 Increase the amount of income and principal of a perpetual fund used to maintain a cemetery. SD - SB140 Repeal certain provisions regarding glazing material on motorcycle windshields and wind deflectors. SD - HB1130 Revise the fee schedule for certain documents filed with the county register of deeds, to create a county and statewide fund for the purpose of modernizing and preserving records, and to distribute certain revenue. SD - HB1126 Establish provisions that certain bonds paid by, or on behalf of, certain persons with child support arrearages shall be paid to the Department of Social Services to pay any child support the defendant owes. 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 - 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 - 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 - SB112 Remove the limitation on the number of retail gaming licenses in Deadwood in which a person may have a financial interest. SD - HB1186 Prohibit registered sex offenders from circulating petitions and to provide a penalty for the violation thereof. SD - SB157 Revise certain provisions relating to outdoor advertising signs. SD - SC18 Acknowledging the Waverly-South Shore High School Football Team for winning the 2011 State 9B Football Championship. SD - HB1227 Revise certain provisions with regard to the rights of industrial and construction equipment dealers. SD - SB97 Require the payment of a surface access fee for oil and gas exploration and production. SD - HCR1010 Urging Congress to adopt a proposed constitutional amendment limiting federal legislation to a single subject. SD - SB78 Allow an arrest to be expunged when the criminal case is dismissed. SD - HC1025 Thanking and commending Sanford Health, the University of South Dakota, and the Matson Halverson Christiansen Hamilton Foundation for their tireless efforts to promote rural economic development in South Dakota by assisting rural South Dakota's nontraditional students as they complete their healthcare degrees through the Prairie Futures initiative. 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 - SB65 Revise the list of products offered to consumers by motor vehicle dealers and sales finance companies. SD - HB1242 Revise the general appropriations act for fiscal year 2012. SD - SB85 Revise the calculation of the small school adjustment in the state aid to education formula, and to provide for the distribution of certain funds to school districts. SD - SCR4 Supporting the concept and further development of South Dakota First, an initiative for success and development. SD - SC29 Recognizing the achievements of the South Dakota State University Women's and Men's Basketball Teams. SD - HB1121 Amend rate stability provisions to include plant additions. SD - HCR1008 Recognizing the week of June 25 through June 29, 2012, as Ag Week in South Dakota. SD - HB1154 Revise certain provisions concerning the construction of roads outside the road district. SD - SB69 Repeal the sunset provision on certain statutes relating to nursing homes on Indian reservations. SD - SC14 Congratulating Aberdeen, South Dakota, for its recognition as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. SD - HB1202 Repeal certain provisions regarding reckless and unsafe driving. SD - HB1097 Revise certain provisions regulating the investment of unneeded state operating expenses in banks. SD - HB1223 Exempt from sales tax certain handling fees paid by religious organizations to approved relief agencies for the distribution of food which is provided for the assistance or relief of the poor, distressed, or underprivileged through food giveaway programs. SD - HB1194 Revise certain provisions regarding the payment for rape and sexual offense examinations. SD - SB67 Provide provisions that all documents filed with and maintained by the Office of the Secretary of State may be filed electronically. SD - HB1114 Amend provision limiting the time used to determine if a violation is a third or subsequent offense. SD - SC19 Congratulating the Deuel High School Girls Gymnastics Team for winning the 2012 State Class A Gymnastics Team Tournament. SD - HB1138 Declare that any person who maintains or provides roll-your-own cigarette machines at retail establishments are cigarette manufacturers. SD - HB1254 Revise certain provisions pertaining to the decision of a pregnant mother considering termination of her relationship with her child by an abortion, to establish certain procedures to 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 - 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 - SC21 Congratulating and commending Wyatt DeJong of Winner, South Dakota, and the Winner FFA Chapter for his outstanding year as the 2010-2011 National FFA Central Region Vice President. SD - HB1213 Revise certain provisions regarding liability for torts and product identification requirements. SD - HB1094 Require the filing of certain documents relating to the vacation, location, or changing of highways with the register of deeds.