+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 25740 Packard Lane Renner, SD 57055 + − Committees (4) SD - Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate) Title: chair SD - Health and Human Services (Senate) Title: member SD - Transportation (Senate) Title: member SD - Code Commission Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (11) SD - SB157 Revise the distribution from the wind energy tax fund. SD - SB156 Authorize township boards to increase the front foot assessment for road maintenance, repairs, and improvements and to revise certain provisions concerning road districts established by townships. SD - SB116 Establish a subordinate agricultural supplier's lien for an unpaid charge account billing statement. SD - SB154 Revise the maximum weight allowed on certain wide-based super single tires. SD - SB115 Increase the commercial fertilizer inspection fee for purposes of fertilizer-related research and to create the Nutrient Research Education Council to promote such research. SD - SB104 Extend the deadline for the construction of a nursing facility for military veterans and their spouses. SD - SB192 Establish tax incentives for economic development. SD - SB155 Establish a local government road improvement grant fund for the purpose of serving new agricultural facilities and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB103 Remove the required waiting period before cremated remains may be released to be scattered. SD - SB176 Appropriate money to the South Dakota Board of Regents - Agricultural Experiment Station to implement a research investment program. SD - SB178 Enhance animal and livestock sustainability. + − Cosponsored Bills (91) SD - HB1066 Continue the current rate of the gross receipts tax imposed on visitor-related businesses. SD - HB1084 Designate Purple Heart Recognition Day as a working holiday. SD - HB1086 Revise certain provisions relating to the publication of certain records by cooperatives. 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 - HB1104 Require the Unified Judicial System to provide access of criminal records and civil case information and to establish a fee. SD - HB1105 Revise the maximum security deposit for residential premises. SD - HB1123 Increase the surcharge on certain hunting licenses for predator control purposes, approve temporary funding provisions relating to predator control, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1124 Provide for the appointment of members of the South Dakota Pulse Crops Council. SD - HB1130 Define certain terms relating to bail bonds. SD - HB1132 Include wolves in the definition of predator/varmint. SD - HB1143 Create a leased residential property classification and to establish the school district general fund levy for the property classification. SD - HB1149 Revise and clarify requirements relating to limits of small game and fish taken by small game hunting parties and fishing parties. SD - HB1150 Amend provisions relating to violations of no contact orders. SD - HB1152 Revise certain provisions relating to the administrative office and to the appointment and direction of the executive director of the South Dakota Wheat Utilization, Research and Market Development Commission. SD - HB1153 Exempt certain environmental upgrade values from assessment during construction and to provide a sunset clause for the environmental upgrade exemption. SD - HB1168 Increase certain levies relating to predator control districts. SD - HB1169 Amend the provisions regarding the reimbursement of a physical exam of a victim after a rape. SD - HB1171 Exempt certain property from bankruptcy levy. SD - HB1172 Appropriate one-time funds for enhancement of secondary career and technical education. SD - HB1178 Appropriate money to the South Dakota Board of Regents - Agricultural Experiment Station to implement a research investment program. SD - HB1181 Enhance animal and livestock sustainability. SD - HB1187 Provide alternative brand inspection procedures for certain rodeo livestock. SD - HB1188 Provide for the ascertainment of whether a mentally ill person is dangerous and, if so, to rescind his or her right to bear arms, and to provide penalties for violation thereof. SD - HB1195 Restrict the use of fireworks leaving debris on private property. SD - HB1208 Prohibit the release of medical waste and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - HB1209 Prohibit certain persons who fail to pay certain campaign finance related penalties from running for office. SD - HB1210 Restrict state involvement in certain tribal aspects of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. SD - HB1211 Provide for an Indian Child Welfare Act court monitoring program. SD - HB1215 Limit the authority of delegates to a limited constitutional convention to vote for unauthorized amendments contrary to legislative instructions and to provide a penalty for the violation thereof. SD - HB1216 Prohibit computer damage, computer theft, and unauthorized computer access and provide penalties therefor. SD - HB1219 Amend the benefit allowance exempt from levy in bankruptcy cases. SD - HB1231 Change the rate and manner of calculation of prejudgment and postjudgment interest. SD - HB1233 Grant limited immunity for the provision of voluntary medical services under certain circumstances. SD - HB1234 Provide a limited exception to the provisions that exempt sport shooting ranges from the public nuisance laws and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1248 Allow assisted living centers to accept and retain residents with dementia. SD - HCR1003 Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. SD - HCR1004 Expressing support for the 2013 South Dakota coordinated plan for natural resources conservation. 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 - HCR1007 Endorsing Taiwan's participation as an observer in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the twenty-ninth anniversary of sister state relations with the Province of Taiwan in the Republic of China (Taiwan). SD - HC1015 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team as National BB Gun Champions. 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 - HC1025 Recognizing Saturday, July 27, 2013, as the National Day of the American Cowboy. SD - HC1070 Honoring the memory of Milo Smith. SD - SB70 Improve public safety. SD - SB74 Require the forfeiture of preference points for certain hunting licenses upon conviction of unlawfully killing, destroying, taking, or possessing trophy animals. SD - SB75 Adopt updated guidelines for the evaluation of permanent impairment in connection with workers' compensation claims. SD - SB77 Require that certain information be provided to debtors when entities are collecting certain debts. SD - SB85 Revise certain provisions regarding the production incentive payment available to ethanol producers. SD - SB89 Limit the liability of retail dealers in petroleum products under certain conditions. SD - SB93 Revise certain provisions concerning requirements of fire sprinklers in single family dwellings. SD - SB119 Ensure freedom of media coverage of high school activities. SD - SB120 Revise provisions related to consent to sexual activity. SD - SB128 Provide authority to counties to prohibit and restrict the use of fireworks and to declare an emergency. SD - SB139 Regulate certain market activity in a health exchange. SD - SB147 Revise certain provisions relating to domestic abuse and protection orders. SD - SB151 Clarify the maintenance responsibilities on unimproved section lines. SD - SB153 Clarify, remove inconsistencies from, and revise certain provisions relating to the formation and operation of watershed districts. 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 - SB159 Revise the state aid to general education formula by including an adjustment for students with limited English proficiency. SD - SB161 Authorize certain persons to perform limited equine dentistry procedures. SD - SB168 Require that newborns be screened for congenital heart defects. SD - SB185 Clarify the authority of the interim rules review committee. SD - SB188 Make an appropriation to fund the Teach for America grant program. 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 - SB206 Revise certain provisions relating to liability and to worker's compensation and disability payments for law enforcement officers performing duties in other jurisdictions. SD - SB207 Make certain legislative findings concerning federal infringement on Second Amendment rights. SD - SB208 Make an appropriation to rehabilitate certain state-owned rail lines. SD - SB212 Permit auctioneers to sell certain motor vehicles that have out-of-state titles. SD - SB231 Develop a systematic process for the performance management review of state agencies. SD - SB234 Revise the General Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2013 to provide funding for the increased costs associated with the Board of Regents employee health insurance and to declare an emergency. SD - SB238 Appropriate money to the animal damage control fund for predator control services and to declare an emergency. 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 - SCR1 Urging action by Congress on agricultural issues and the federal farm bill. 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 - SC3 Commending and honoring the 2011-2012 outstanding school administrators of South Dakota: Bob Sittig, Baltic, School Superintendent; Jeff Rieckman, Haakon, Middle School Principal; Marcia Jackson, Hot Springs, School Business Official; Tim Kosters, Lead-Deadwood, Elementary School Principal; Rocky Brinkman, Andes Central, Secondary School Principal; Melinda Jensen, Brookings, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Tanya Rasmussen, Harrisburg, Curriculum Director; Chrissy Peterson, Meade, Director of Special Education for being named 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 - 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 - SC17 Honoring Mrs. Tonda Kirton on her selection as Hood Magazine's Teacher of the Year. 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. SD - SC29 Honoring Courtney Peterson of Sisseton, South Dakota, as the recipient of the 2012 Miss Rodeo America First Runner-up Award. SD - SC30 Honoring Kristina Maddocks of Hecla, South Dakota as 2013 Miss Rodeo South Dakota.