+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: + − Committees (3) SD - Commerce and Energy (Senate) Title: Member SD - Judiciary (Senate) Title: Member SD - Military and Veterans Affairs (Senate) Title: Chair + − Sponsored Bills (37) SD - SR3 Commending and honoring Angela Kennecke for excellence in journalism. 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 - SCR4 Commending and thanking the men and women of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), urging Congress and the President to fund construction of steel barriers and border control impediments along with the strengthening of current border control infrastructure, and urging Congress and the President to ensure compliance with and enforcement of federal immigration laws. SD - SC39 Recognizing and commending Technical Sergeant Michelle Eosso for being selected as Honor Guard Program Manager of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. SD - SC40 Recognizing and commending Captain Frank Mercurio on being selected as Company Grade Officer of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. SD - SC41 Recognizing and commending Senior Airman Benjamin Broussard on being selected Airman of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. SD - SC42 Recognizing and commending Senior Master Sergeant Andrea Scheving on being selected Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. SD - SC43 Recognizing and commending Senior Airman Dyllon Schwartz for being selected as the Honor Guard Member of the Year. SD - SC44 Recognizing and commending Master Sergeant Toni Dominguez on being selected First Sergeant of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. SD - SC45 Recognizing and commending Staff Sergeant Anthony Morgan on being selected Noncommissioned Officer of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. SD - SC48 Celebrating the accomplishments and hard work of the annual award winners of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base SD - SC46 Recognizing and commending Major Scott Howe on being selected as Field Grade Officer of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. SD - SB39 Prohibit the state employment of certain relatives. SD - SB79 Increase the penalty for theft of a firearm. SD - SB104 Require random drug testing of legislators. SD - SB107 Revise provisions regarding rape. SD - SB108 Require certain legislative meetings to be open to the public. SD - SB109 Prohibit certain state employees from acting as a lobbyist for a certain period following termination of employment. SD - SB110 Revise provisions regarding adjustments to the motor fuel tax fund balance. SD - SB111 Revise provisions regarding certification of emergency medical responders. SD - SB142 Require the state to assume the responsibility for legal expenses of certain persons in state custody. SD - SB143 Revise visitation rights of a person causing conception by rape or incest. SD - SB161 Provide for reporting of hours worked by certain constitutional officers and their employees. SD - SC1 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrol Sergeant Steve Swenson upon his retirement for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. SD - SC2 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrol Lieutenant Paul Gerken upon his retirement for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. SD - SR5 Petitioning Congress and the President to immediately defund Planned Parenthood of all federal funding; strongly condemning the recent unrestrictive abortion laws passed in New York and Vermont; and, expressing South Dakotans' continued resolve to secure the blessings of life and liberty for our posterity. SD - SJR3 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, related to partisan elections of judges. SD - SCR3 Commending, honoring, and thanking South Dakota's numerous women veterans for their service to our country and state. SD - SC3 Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrol Sergeant Trooper Darren Hall upon his retirement for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. SD - SB6 Revise certain provisions regarding sonogram and heart auscultation prior to an abortion. SD - SB7 Revise certain provisions regarding prohibited activities near polling places. SD - SB9 Provide for the Firearms Protection Act. SD - SC47 Recognizing and commending Staff Sergeant Janay Jones on being selected as Military Volunteer of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. SD - SB50 Remove restrictions regarding the carrying of a concealed weapon in the state capitol by permit holders. SD - SR6 Supporting and encouraging all efforts, public and private, to enjoin the implementation of any regulation that impermissibly and unconstitutionally defines a machine gun to include a bump-stock-type device. SD - SB69 Provide for the meeting times of sessions and committees of the Legislature. SD - SB70 Revise certain provisions regarding hospital liens. + − Cosponsored Bills (97) SD - HB1040 Establish certain provisions regarding the opportunity scholarship program. SD - HB1041 Provide for the carrying of a concealed pistol without a permit. SD - HB1043 Require the Department of Social Services to collect and report certain information regarding the military affiliation of a parent whose child is subject to a report of abuse or neglect. SD - HB1044 Authorize certain children who are subject to a pending military relocation to apply for enrollment in a school district. SD - HB1051 Establish the South Dakota state seal of civics literacy program. SD - HB1054 Revise certain provisions regarding the possession of firearms on certain vehicles. SD - HB1055 Require parental notification and agreement before the institution of an order to withhold resuscitation from certain patients. SD - HB1056 Prohibit certain local ordinances regarding firearms. SD - HB1058 Require the provision of certain services regarding special education to students receiving alternative instruction. SD - HB1077 Revise provisions regarding designation of a no maintenance highway. SD - HB1079 Allow a person to perform plumbing work on the person's own property without a license and establish a fee. SD - HB1097 Repeal provisions regarding certain disclosures on campaign communications. SD - HB1098 Revise provisions regarding publication of official ballots in a legal newspaper. SD - HB1102 Establish certain provisions regarding fairness in repairs of equipment sold or used in this state. SD - HB1104 Revise certain provisions regarding the consideration of joint physical custody of a minor. SD - HB1105 Revise certain provisions regarding child support orders. SD - HB1106 Revise certain provisions regarding support obligations. SD - HB1107 Revise the definition of adultery. SD - HB1109 Exclude certain funds from the calculation of local effort in the state aid to education formula. SD - HB1110 Establish a penalty for certain persons who fail to file a birth certificate or who fail to provide the notice required for the filing of a death certificate. SD - HB1113 Establish certain provisions regarding ethics and responsibility for public elementary and secondary school teachers. SD - HB1114 Revise provisions regarding state-owned motor vehicles. SD - HB1115 Revise certain provisions regarding local referendums. SD - HB1116 Prohibit the conduct of certain physical examinations or screenings on students in a school district without parental consent. SD - HB1118 Revise provisions regarding excise taxes on the purchase price of motor vehicles. SD - HB1124 Require health care facilities that perform mammography to inform mammography patients on breast density. SD - HB1125 Create a property tax relief fund and to provide for the transfer of certain unobligated cash balances. SD - HB1126 Revise real estate licensure requirements for the sale of businesses. SD - HB1142 Revise certain provisions regarding motor vehicle license plates. SD - HB1145 Establish certain provisions regarding the mowing of rights-of-way adjacent to the state trunk highway system. SD - HB1156 Designate the accordion as the official state musical instrument. SD - HB1171 Allow certain veterans to attend courses offered at postsecondary technical institutes without payment of tuition. SD - HB1174 Revise provisions regarding civil forfeitures. SD - HB1177 Provide an opportunity to view a sonogram and hear the child's heartbeat prior to an abortion. SD - HB1182 Require a balanced and representative membership on the Game, Fish and Parks Commission. SD - HB1186 Repeal the termination of the juvenile detention cost-sharing fund. SD - HB1190 Provide for certain reporting requirements related to abortions. SD - HB1193 Provide a criminal penalty for causing an abortion against a pregnant mother's will. SD - HB1197 Prohibit intentionally damaging monuments, statues, or memorials and provide a penalty therefor. SD - HB1204 Exempt certain sales of goods and services by minors from the sales tax. SD - HB1206 Provide for divestiture of certain state investment holdings. SD - HB1210 Authorize the direct shipment of wine by wine clubs. SD - HB1217 Prohibit the endangerment of any child by means of driving under the influence and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - HB1224 Revise certain provisions regarding violations of county and municipal ordinances. SD - HB1229 Require optional services through Medicaid to be authorized through special appropriation. SD - HB1233 Reduce the percentage of a winery's annual production that may be bulk wine. SD - HB1266 Provide opportunities for the private sector commercialization of interstate rest areas and welcome centers. SD - HB1269 Temporarily revise the statute of limitations for bringing a civil action for certain cases of child sexual abuse. SD - HJR1001 Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota regarding appointments to fill legislative vacancies. SD - HJR1002 Rescinding an adopted joint resolution regarding a federal balanced budget amendment. 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 - HCR1002 Requesting that local school boards establish a code of ethics and professional responsibility for educators in public elementary and secondary schools. 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 - 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 - HCR1006 Instructing South Dakota's congressional representatives to support an effort in Congress to terminate the U.S. Department of Education. SD - HCR1007 Expressing and encouraging support for voluntary country-of-origin labels. SD - HC1002 Honoring the life of Beverly Smith. SD - HC1004 Honoring and commending Myron Floren, for his service to the state of South Dakota through his exemplary work as an accordionist. 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 - HC1008 Recognizing February as Black History Month and South Dakota's rich history of African American achievements. 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 - HC1020 Honoring the South Dakota Army National Guard Specialist Bailey Ruff for being named the national 2018 Soldier of the Year for the Army National Guard. 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 - 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 - 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 - HC1026 Honoring the service of the South Dakota National Guard's Adjutant General, Major General Timothy A. Reisch, for his tenure serving as Adjutant Major General for the State of South Dakota Department of Military from April 2011 through June 2019. SD - HC1028 Celebrating and commemorating the commissioning of the USS South Dakota. SD - SB38 Provide for the carrying of a concealed pistol without a permit. SD - SB55 Require the national motto of the United States to be displayed in public schools. SD - SB59 Revise certain provisions regarding public records. SD - SB61 Provide certain provisions regarding nursing facility closures. SD - SB68 Define certain acts as misbranding of food products. 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 - SB90 Revise provisions regarding certain financial interest statements filed by persons elected to state or local office. SD - SB121 Revise certain provisions regarding manufacturers' warranties for motor vehicles to include all-terrain vehicles. SD - SB122 Restrict the enactment of policies governing the possession of firearms at public institutions of higher education. SD - SB123 Provide for the adoption of privacy protection policies. SD - SB138 Revise certain provisions regarding microbreweries. SD - SB141 Provide for the administration of certain assessments in a paper format. SD - SB147 Provide certain provisions regarding commercial pesticide applicators. SD - SB154 Authorize the production and transport of saltwater crustaceans. SD - SB163 Revise certain provisions regarding jury lists. SD - SB170 Revise certain provisions regarding local referendums. SD - SR4 Rebuking Congressman Dusty Johnson for voting against President Trump's emergency measures to secure the Southern border, and urging Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds to support President Trump's constitutional efforts as our military Commander in Chief to do so. SD - SR7 Urging South Dakota's congressional representation to seek a federal disaster declaration and to provide federal aid for counties and tribes in South Dakota suffering from devastating effects created by Winter Storm Ulmer. SD - SCR5 Commending Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds for their votes to confirm Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the United States Supreme Court, and wishing Associate Justice Kavanaugh well in his new role. 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 - SCR13 Recognizing the "Know Before You Fly" campaign as an official source of safety education for operators of unmanned aircraft systems and instructing the Department of Public Safety to educate the public about the campaign. SD - SC12 Commending and honoring Shane O'Connell for his success and achievement in national and international rodeo competitions. SD - SC17 Honoring the 130th anniversary of the establishment of the Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home. SD - SC29 Honoring Lois Henry for her outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the State of South Dakota and the South Dakota Legislature. SD - SC33 Honoring Cammack Ranch as the 2018 Leopold Conservation Award recipient. 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.