+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 25740 Packard Lane Renner, SD 57055 + − Sponsored Bills (4) SD - SB70 Codify legislation enacted in 2013. SD - SB71 Allow the contract for the publication of the codified laws to be extended for more than one year. SD - SB91 Revise certain licensure definitions and provide certain regulatory powers to municipalities. SD - SB143 Provide for a civil remedy for a bad faith assertion of patent infringement. + − Cosponsored Bills (63) SD - HB1081 Revise the computation of the promotional fee on wheat. SD - HB1124 Create the South Dakota school safety fund to assist certain school districts in enhancing school safety, and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1130 Authorize the use of crossbows for hunting big game animals during the firearm season. SD - HB1133 Repeal or revise certain provisions concerning townships. SD - HB1140 Permit townships to levy a capital improvement property tax for secondary roads, bridges, and culverts. SD - HB1142 Enhance the support for public postsecondary technical institutes, to transfer certain funds, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1157 Provide for the retrospective payment of clean claims for covered services provided by a health care professional during the credentialing period. SD - HB1162 Prohibit the practice of sex-selective abortions, to establish certain procedures to better ensure that sex-selective abortions are not practiced in South Dakota, and to provide penalties therefor. SD - HB1175 Authorize the Board of Regents to expand university facilities at the University of South Dakota, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1181 Allow for the requirement of a certification of health from an employee of a school. SD - HB1185 Revise certain provisions relating to nonresident waterfowl licenses. SD - HB1191 Accommodate legislation relating to the alleviation of livestock losses as a result of the late autumn West River blizzard. SD - HB1230 Revise certain provisions concerning the county tax levy for highways and bridges and to permit counties to levy the existing highway and bridge reserve fund tax to make necessary road and bridge improvements. SD - HB1242 Revise certain provisions concerning the township snow removal reserve fund. SD - HB1250 Provide for a coordinated effort to assist victims of human trafficking. SD - HB1256 Increase opportunities and funding for school districts to apply for jobs for America's graduates programs and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1261 Authorize the Transportation Commission to award grants to replace, repair, and renovate county and township bridges and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HCR1012 Recognizing the honor and remember flag as the designated symbol of South Dakota's concern and commitment to honoring and remembering all members of the United States Armed Forces who have lost their lives while serving, or as a result of service, and their families. SD - HCR1018 Recognizing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) as a serious and chronic disease in South Dakota. SD - HCR1019 Petitioning Congress to reauthorize federally provided terrorism reinsurance for insurers. SD - HC1057 Recognizing and honoring the American Association of State Troopers 2013 Trooper of the Year recipient, Trooper Andrew Steen. SD - SB62 Establish a comprehensive evaluation of the common core state standards and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB63 Protect the privacy of the records of individual students. SD - SB64 Require a waiting period prior to the adoption of new uniform content standards and to provide for an opportunity for public comment for all new content standards. SD - SB65 Revise and clarify voter eligibility for road district elections. SD - SB66 Provide immunity to clergy, lay officials, and religious organizations that decline to provide certain marriage services. SD - SB67 Provide protection to certain businesses or persons that decline to provide certain wedding services or goods due to the free exercise of religion. SD - SB85 Revise certain provisions regarding confidential criminal justice information. SD - SB97 Revoke professional or trade licensure obtained through false degrees. SD - SB103 Establish certain civil penalties for tampering or removing any highway marker, sign, or control device and to distribute the revenue from such civil penalties. SD - SB104 Authorize the use of night vision equipment for hunting under certain conditions. SD - SB114 Establish a wine direct shipper license and to provide for certain direct shipments of wine. SD - SB122 Provide for certain insurance coverage for the treatment of hearing impairments for persons under the age of nineteen. SD - SB123 Require the Department of Social Services to develop a procedure to screen and test applicants for certain financial assistance benefits to determine if the applicants are using controlled substances. SD - SB127 Make an appropriation to fund the Teach for America grant program. SD - SB129 Supplant the Common Core State Standards. SD - SB131 Provide that a truancy complaint is grounds to refuse a certificate for excuse from school attendance. SD - SB132 Provide for the development of a rural 211 system for the purpose of providing access to all South Dakotans who need information about community resources and disaster response resources and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB135 Make an appropriation for costs related to the suppression of mountain beetles through the all lands mountain pine beetle suppression program. SD - SB137 Make an appropriation to rehabilitate certain state-owned rail lines and to declare an emergency. SD - SB145 Encourage schools to provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. SD - SB151 Revise the appointment process for the State Veterans Home superintendent. SD - SB154 Establish the Jolene's Law Task Force to study the impact of sexual abuse of children in this state and to make recommendations to the Legislature on policies to effectively address the issue. SD - SB165 Develop a systematic process for the performance management review of state agencies. SD - SB169 Provide for access to and use of public waters on public and private property and to protect private property rights for the citizens of South Dakota. SD - SB171 Recognize certain federal forms as sufficient to direct the disposition of the body of a servicemember. SD - SB172 Revise certain provisions relating to services performed by dental hygienists. SD - SB173 Provide authority to establish special purpose districts for libraries. SD - SB178 Include the definition of the term, qualified student applicant, in the need-based grant fund. SD - SB181 Define vapor products as tobacco products for the purpose of regulating the use of the products by minors and to place certain restrictions on the sale of vapor products. SD - SCR1 Urging Congress to reject the proposal to remove the states' authority to designate a hospital as a necessary provider under the critical access hospital program. SD - SCR2 Expressing concern relating to the Common Core State Standards. SD - SCR3 Urging the members of the South Dakota Congressional delegation to sponsor and support the Marketplace Fairness Act, or similar legislation that would grant the states authority to collect sales and use tax on remote sales. SD - SCR6 Expressing the Legislature's support for citizens and communities in eastern South Dakota impacted by severe high water conditions over the last two decades. SD - SC1 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days Festivities on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary on June 19, 20, and 21, 2014. SD - SC2 Congratulating and honoring Sara Bakken on being named Outstanding Young Music Educator. SD - SC3 Congratulating and honoring Mike Whitehead on winning the State Truck Driving Competition. SD - SC11 Honoring the 2014 South Dakota Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Youth of the Year finalists. SD - SC12 Congratulating and honoring the Lennox sixth grade boys in winning the Extreme Hoops Tournament. SD - SC13 Congratulating and honoring the Lennox archery team for winning the South Dakota State Archery Championship. SD - SC18 Honoring former Senator Stan Adelstein for his service to the State of South Dakota. SD - SC22 Honoring the South Dakota Head Start Association. SD - SC28 Congratulating and honoring Debra Hillmer on her excellent service to the State of South Dakota.