+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: + − Committees (4) SD - Commerce and Energy (Senate) Title: Vice-Chair SD - Government Operations and Audit (Senate) Title: Member SD - Judiciary (Senate) Title: Member SD - Local Government (Senate) Title: Member + − Sponsored Bills (37) SD - SC18 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation Special Agent Guy DiBenedetto upon his retirement for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans in the Division of Criminal Investigation. SD - SC10 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrol Lieutenant Scott Brown upon his retirement for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. SD - SB96 Designate chislic as the official nosh of the State of South Dakota. SD - SCR5 Recognizing the tribal council of the Oglala Sioux Tribe in its petition to the Legislature for redress of grievances pursuant to the First Amendment of the United States Constitution and Article VI SD - SCR3 Committing the Legislature and urging the Governor, the Supreme Court, and the Attorney General to secure the blessings of life and liberty for South Dakota's posterity. SD - SC22 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation Supervisory Special Agent Pat West upon his retirement for his many years of dedicated service to South Dakotans in the Division of Criminal Investigation. SD - SR4 Affirming South Dakota's state and federal elected officials to uphold their sworn duty by taking all legal actions available to combat illegal immigration and the trafficking of illegal aliens within our state. SD - SR3 Expressing concern about certain final planning phase proposals by the Department of Transportation. SD - SB182 Revise certain provisions regarding the crime of rape. SD - SB115 Provide for the lawful concealing of a firearm while driving a motorcycle. SD - SB92 Provide a felony penalty for the intentional injury or disfigurement by certain corrosive materials. SD - SB93 Revise certain provisions regarding the intentional exposure of others to certain diseases. SD - SC28 Commending and honoring Angela Kennecke for excellence in investigative reporting in service to the people of South Dakota. SD - SB181 Provide for the Servicemember Firearms Protection Act. SD - SC16 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Mark Nelson upon his retirement for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. SD - SB112 Repeal certain provisions requiring the attorney general to obtain the consent of the Governor prior to commencing an investigation. SD - SB116 Provide for certain voting and attendance information to be made available by the director of the Legislative Research Council. SD - SB165 Revise certain provisions regarding child custody and visitation and the enforcement of those provisions. SD - SCR4 To include the South Dakota Department of Legislative Audit in upcoming South Dakota Department of Transportation financial reviews of operators of rail lines owned by the State of South Dakota. SD - SB103 Prohibit aliens who are not lawfully present in the United States from attending any public postsecondary educational institution or from receiving certain educational financial assistance. SD - SC17 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Rick Olauson upon his retirement for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. SD - SC21 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation Assistant Director Dan Satterlee upon his retirement for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans in the Division of Criminal Investigation. SD - SB142 Authorize an opt out of school board approved installment purchase contracts, lease purchase contracts, or capitol outlay certificates. SD - SC29 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Cody Jansen who was named the 2017 South Dakota Trooper of the Year. SD - SB143 Authorize any contributing member of the state retirement plan to be a participating member of the state health plan. SD - SR5 To affirm the need for continued involvement of the Department of Legislative Audit in verifying the fiscal and contractual compliance of rail operators on state owned rail lines. SD - SB177 Require an annual increase in certain state employee pay by an increase in the consumer price index. SD - SB85 Require the Legislature to use the rules of procedure as adopted by the preceding session of the Legislature. SD - SC14 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Jack Wagoner upon his retirement for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. SD - SC13 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Nick Jensen upon his retirement for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. SD - SC15 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrol Lieutenant Scott Sheldon upon his retirement for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. SD - SC12 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Jeff Riley upon his retirement for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. SD - SC19 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation Special Agent Troy Boone upon his retirement for his many years of dedicated service to South Dakotans in the Division of Criminal Investigation. SD - SC11 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrol Sergeant Jeff Twite upon his retirement for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. SD - SJR2 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the militia of the state. SD - SR2 Affirming the constitutional private property protections of South Dakota farmers and ranchers. SD - SC20 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation Special Agent Jim Severson upon his retirement for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans in the Division of Criminal Investigation. + − Cosponsored Bills (150) SD - HCR1014 Amending the Joint Rules by adding a new rule regarding the voting record of each legislator. SD - SCR2 Endorsing the right to work provisions in the South Dakota Constitution and in the Labor Management Relations Act that prohibit forced union membership. SD - HJR1005 Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to fishing, hunting, and trapping. SD - HC1021 Honoring and thanking Bonnie Luecke for her thirty-one years of dedicated service to Detachment 780, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, at South Dakota State University. SD - HB1268 Provide for revised dates to prefile legislation. SD - SJR5 Proposing and submitting to the voters an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota regarding the maximum annual change in general fund appropriations. SD - SB67 Permit a victim of child sex trafficking or exploitation to expunge any criminal or delinquency record obtained as a result of the victimization. SD - SB150 Provide property tax relief through the creation of the property tax relief fund. SD - HB1262 Exclude certain funds from the calculation of local effort in the state aid to education formula. SD - HB1266 Provide funds for the purpose of increasing wages for certain employees of community support providers and nursing facilities. SD - HB1194 Allow certain students to be excused from participating in certain assessments, examinations, and tests. SD - SC44 Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Cross Country Team, for their outstanding athletic performance upon winning their fourth consecutive Summit League Championship. SD - HB1108 Restrict the disclosure of personal information regarding motor vehicle records. SD - HB1303 Prohibit certain incentives and punishments in association with school surveys, and to impose a penalty therefor. SD - HB1247 Revise certain provisions regarding county zoning and planning. SD - HB1267 Prohibit campaign contributions from certain government contractors and certain attorneys. SD - HB1206 Decrease the rate of the gross receipts tax imposed on certain visitor-intensive businesses. SD - SB108 Revise certain provisions regarding the practice of cosmetology. SD - HB1180 Revise certain provisions regarding violations of county and municipal ordinances. SD - SCR16 Expressing our gratitude to the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, for beginning to Make America Great Again. SD - HB1172 Revise certain provisions regarding meetings of certain public bodies. SD - SB205 Authorize the production and sale of industrial hemp. SD - HB1091 Revise certain requirements for a legal newspaper. SD - HB1175 Exempt certain sales of goods and services by minors from the sales tax. SD - HB1124 Allow certain persons with a felony conviction to apply for a concealed pistol permit. SD - SB97 Provide a special motor vehicle license plate for certain women veterans. SD - SJR6 To provide for the appointment process for the secretary of the Department of Tribal Relations. SD - SC46 Commending Reverend William (Billy) F. Graham, Jr. for his life of evangelistic ministry and efforts to reach the world with the gospel of Christ. SD - SB158 Require certain transfers of funds from the state highway fund to the local bridge improvement grant fund. SD - SB206 Revise certain provisions to authorize for the inclusion of legislators in the South Dakota Retirement System. SD - HB1207 Revise certain provisions that prohibit the issuance of certain licenses and permits if a debt is being collected by the obligation recovery center. SD - HB1116 Revise certain provisions regarding special interest motor vehicle license plates. SD - SB83 Authorize certain patriotic societies access to public schools. SD - SB94 Establish certain provisions regarding the opportunity scholarship program. SD - HB1075 Authorize the Board of Regents to contract for the construction of the Madison Cyber Labs (MadLabs) and the demolition of Lowry Hall at Dakota State University, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB106 Establish certain provisions regarding the placement of a foster child with a relative or close family friend. SD - HB1137 Revise certain provisions regarding the registration of lobbyists. SD - SB201 Prohibit certain persons and organizations from entering the campus of any public institution of higher education or postsecondary technical institute. SD - SB212 Revise certain provisions regarding the Bureau of Information and Telecommunications assistance to schools. SD - HB1102 Revise certain provisions regarding the use and display of the great seal of South Dakota. SD - SB161 Revise provisions regarding assault committed against certain persons. SD - SB117 Revise certain provisions regarding the partners in education tax credit program. SD - HB1191 Provide the State-Tribal Relations Committee certain subpoena power. SD - SC42 Honoring Derek Miles for winning a bronze medal in men's pole vault during the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games. SD - SR1 Confirming the legitimacy of, and South Dakota's support for, the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie. SD - HB1117 Revise certain provisions regarding the licensing of historical motor vehicles. SD - HB1188 Establish certain provisions regarding postsecondary tuition assistance programs. SD - HB1255 Revise the authority of the interim Rules Review Committee to revert a rule to any step in the rules adoption process. SD - HB1220 Revise the penalty for certain offenses regarding the manufacture, sale, or possession of alcohol in a powdered, condensed, or other concentrated form under most circumstances. SD - HCR1004 Urging the Governor to fuel the state fleet with premium E-30 fuel. SD - HB1103 Require state agencies to comply with the appropriate display or use of the state seal. SD - HC1017 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 155th Engineer Company on being awarded the Itschner Award and the Reserve Family Readiness Award. SD - SC54 Honoring and congratulating Nash Hutmacher for winning the Class "A" South Dakota State Wrestling Tournament in 2017 and 2018. SD - HB1284 Provide for certain highway safety requirements and to declare an emergency. SD - SB104 Repeal and revise certain provisions relating to the requirements for a permit to carry a concealed pistol. SD - HB1140 Revise certain provisions regarding access to public water. SD - HB1182 Provide certain protection to state and local government employees regarding the disclosure of information in good faith. SD - HB1090 Revise the deposits of the proceeds from the sale of certain surplus real estate at the South Dakota Veterans' Home. SD - SB197 Revise certain provisions on the protection of historic properties. SD - HB1249 Authorize the training of tribal law officers at the Law Enforcement Training Center. SD - SB76 Revise certain provisions regarding voter registration. SD - HC1028 Honoring the life and public service of former State Representative Hal Wick on the occasion of his death on March 7, 2018. SD - HC1006 Expressing gratitude and admiration for all the men and women who are in active military service, who are veterans, or who are or have been first responders in our state. SD - HB1138 Revise certain provisions regarding prostitution. SD - SB202 Require posting of certain notice on certain public restrooms. SD - SB148 Revise the list of organizations that may approve and accredit a nonpublic school. SD - HB1121 Revise the fees for certain on-sale and off-sale retail liquor licenses. SD - HB1125 Revise the minimum purchase price for the off-sale delivery of certain alcohol. SD - HB1104 Revise certain provisions regarding the arrest of certain victims of domestic abuse. SD - HB1260 Provide certain provisions regarding cooperation with federal agencies by localities in the state. SD - HB1157 Authorize certain alcohol manufacturers and wholesalers to enter into sponsorship agreements with certain alcohol retail licensees. SD - SC26 Honoring and recognizing Larry Goette for his commitment and dedication to military veterans and for his service to his country. SD - SB191 Provide certain venue for enforcement of protection orders and conditions for no contact. SD - SCR17 Supporting and encouraging the continued evaluation of the Native American achievement school program at Todd County Middle School. SD - SB162 Prohibit school lunch shaming. SD - HB1120 Provide equal access for all students to activities sponsored by the South Dakota High School Activities Association or school districts. SD - HB1131 Authorize certain road district trustees and employees to receive compensation under a district contract. SD - HB1132 Revise the sponsorship and advertising agreements between certain alcoholic beverage licensees. SD - SB84 Revise certain provisions regarding public records. SD - SB110 Establish certain findings pertaining to pre-abortion counseling practices by abortion providers in South Dakota and to amend provisions regarding mandatory third-party pre-abortion counseling. SD - HB1133 Revise certain provisions regarding operating a vehicle after consumption of a controlled drug or substance. SD - SC53 Celebrating the memory and homecoming of Sergeant Philip James Iyotte and honoring him for his selfless service and ultimate sacrifice during the Korean War. SD - HB1127 Revise certain provisions relating to fees charged for security freezes. SD - SB192 Provide for the disclosure of certain documents and records of public officials. SD - HB1122 Require legislative approval for tuition and fee increases at institutions of higher education. SD - HB1314 Revise certain provisions regarding the calculation of fall enrollment for the purposes of education funding. SD - HB1179 Provide for permanent daylight savings time. SD - SB133 Revise the retention of state fiscal records. SD - HJR1002 Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, regarding filling legislative vacancies. SD - SB137 Revise certain provisions regarding the minimum hunting age. SD - HB1225 Require notice and a hearing before the issuance of certain temporary water use permits. SD - HB1073 Provide for the protection of free speech on the campuses of public institutions of higher education. SD - SC40 Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing on being awarded the Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque. SD - HB1088 Revise the consignment sales requirements for dealers of motorcycles, off-road vehicles, snowmobiles, boats, and boat trailers. SD - SB196 Remove the statute of limitations for bringing a civil action for certain cases of child sexual abuse. SD - HJR1004 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next election a Constitutional amendment to revise certain provisions relating to the rights of crime victims. SD - HB1208 Revise certain provisions regarding child support and arrearages. SD - HB1093 Authorize certain insurance transactions and policies in a language other than English. SD - SCR1 Honoring the memory and accomplishments of President Grover Cleveland. SD - HB1256 Revise certain provisions regarding the age at which children shall begin school. SD - HB1158 Revise the annual fee for personalized license plates. SD - HB1210 Revise the definition of the purchase price of a motor vehicle. SD - SB200 Prohibit certain actions by the state regarding refugee resettlement. SD - HB1186 Provide for a legislative review of the Board of Regents. SD - HB1296 Require each school board to establish a policy on the use of certain school district facilities by transgender persons. SD - SB188 Require certain groundwater observation wells in the event of an oil spill. SD - HB1171 Establish a nonbeneficiary student scholarship program for certain students attending tribally controlled colleges and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1176 Revise certain provisions regarding campaign finance disclosure reports. SD - HB1118 Make an appropriation to allow the Veterans Services Center in Sioux Falls to resume and enhance operational services on Saturdays. SD - SB140 Revise provisions regarding an objection to a custody or visitation order. SD - HC1009 Recognizing and congratulating the Sioux Falls Storm for the team's successes both on and off the playing field. SD - HB1221 Expand the partners in education tax credit program to include tribally controlled schools on a federally recognized Indian reservation. SD - HB1195 Revise certain provisions regarding refunds of motor vehicle license fees. SD - SCR14 Encouraging Congress and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to overturn the rules regarding electronic logging devices. SD - HC1013 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its seventieth anniversary on June 14-16, 2018. SD - HCR1010 Recognizing and honoring William Mervin "Billy" Mills, also known as Tamakoce Tek'hila, for his unselfish and loyal contributions to the State of South Dakota and to his country. SD - HC1019 To honor and celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Vermeer Corporation and their contribution to the farming industry. SD - SCR8 Requesting federal natural resource agencies to refrain from designating wilderness areas in South Dakota without approval of the Legislature. SD - HC1015 Honoring Brian Garrett for his outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the Oglala Lakota people. SD - HCR1011 Making formal application to the United States Congress to lawfully enable the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide per diem reimbursement to eligible veterans in need of assisted living services. SD - SB70 Define the term, serve, for the purposes of regulating the sale and use of alcoholic beverages. SD - HB1287 Revise certain provisions regarding multiple employer trusts. SD - HB1228 Provide for the crime of aggravated rape and provide a penalty therefor. SD - SCR9 Strengthening the sister-state ties between the State of South Dakota and the Republic of China (Taiwan), supporting the signing of a Bilateral Trade Agreement between Taiwan and the United States, and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile. SD - SB91 Authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide for the design, construction, and equipping of a state veterans cemetery in Minnehaha County, to create a veterans cemetery fund, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB139 Revise certain provisions relating to child support. SD - HB1302 Prohibit the compensation of certain petition circulators. SD - HB1205 Require certain health benefit plans to provide coverage to persons with a serious medical condition for certain dental care services. SD - HB1295 Revise certain provisions regarding the eligibility to serve on the Game, Fish and Parks Commission. SD - HC1008 Honoring and commending Jermaine Robinson and Brandon Peguese for their bravery in pulling Tami Crate from a burning vehicle and saving her life. SD - HB1100 Require a name be printed on public contracts. SD - HB1187 Require grant performance measurement information be displayed on the department website. SD - SC41 Commending and honoring the service and sacrifice of Army Corporal Branden Stackenwalt of Rapid City to our country and to soldiers recovering from post traumatic stress disorder. SD - HCR1013 Amending the Joint Rules to require a majority vote to disapprove a commemoration. SD - SB190 Require the approval of the Legislature before the state adopts certain changes to the Medicaid program. SD - SC8 Honoring and commending Rick Williamson for his service to our state and nation and for his service as state commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. SD - SB193 Require certain local governmental units to cooperate with federal agencies and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - HB1145 Provide for subpoena power for certain legislative committees. SD - HB1291 Revise the procedure to nominate candidates for the United States Senate. SD - SB109 Repeal the licensing requirements for interpreters for the deaf. SD - HB1130 Establish who may submit plans and specifications for certain waste water systems. SD - SB107 Repeal the licensing requirements for barbers. SD - HB1126 Revise certain provisions regarding forensic medical examinations for victims of rape or sexual offense. SD - HCR1006 Commemorating the life of George Speaker Mickelson and calling for a bust of Mickelson to be displayed in the lobby of the State House of Representatives. SD - HC1016 Commending the entire South Dakota Army National Guard on being elected as the overall winner in the 2017 Army Communities of Excellence Awards. SD - SB167 Revise certain provisions regarding the consideration of joint physical custody of a minor. SD - SB198 Provide for the protection of free speech on the campuses of public institutions of higher education. SD - SB87 Revise certain provisions regarding the lawful possession of firearms in certain locations. SD - SB160 Prohibit certain gender identity instruction in public schools. SD - HB1167 Revise certain provisions regarding the appointment of county commissioners to county planning commissions.