+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: PO Box 147 Britton, SD 57430 + − Committees (4) SD - Government Operations and Audit (Senate) Title: Member SD - Local Government (Senate) Title: Member SD - Retirement Laws (Senate) Title: Member SD - Taxation (Senate) Title: Member + − Sponsored Bills (3) SD - SB182 Provide for certain bonds for the construction of courthouses. SD - SB178 Increase funding for counties and townships by increasing the excise tax rate on motor fuel. SD - SB141 Designate the Bobolink as the official songbird of South Dakota. + − Cosponsored Bills (63) SD - HB1159 Revise provisions regarding the referral of opt outs made by school districts. SD - SC803 Commending the Bare Bodkins Theatre Company for their hard work and dedication to producing professional and accessible Shakespeare productions in Sioux Falls. SD - HCR6004 To create a task force for the purpose of reviewing the manner in which mental health services are delivered in this state and considering changes to existing models or alternative models that could be utilized for the delivery of mental health services on a regional basis in this state. SD - HC8002 Commending and honoring the 2018-2019 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: JOEL JORGENSON, Madison Central, School Superintendent; DON LYON, Spearfish, Middle School Principal; PAUL LUNDBERG, Brandon Valley, School Business Official; MATT ALLEY, West Central, Elementary School Principal; JOE CHILDS, Mitchell, Secondary School Principal; DAVE PREHEIM, Tea, Assistant High School Principal; MICHAEL AMOLINS, Harrisburg, Curriculum Leader; WENDY OTHEIM, Brookings, Director of Special Education, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. SD - HB1113 Provide for remote participation in a shareholders' meeting. SD - SC809 To honor and commend the late Senator Gene Abdallah for his dedicated service to his community and state. SD - HB1101 Provide for the reinstatement of a driver license under certain conditions. SD - HB1102 Make an appropriation to reimburse the aeronautics fund. SD - HB1106 Authorize the state investment officer to include an indemnity provision in certain investment-related documents. SD - HB1107 Define style and form and authorize the code commission to make certain style and form edits to legislative acts. SD - HB1169 Prohibit the use of certain electronic devices while driving. SD - HB1171 Require commercial pesticide applicators to maintain proof of financial responsibility. SD - HB1181 Revise certain provisions regarding bounties for coyotes. SD - HB1182 Provide for the renewal of an enhanced permit to carry a concealed pistol. SD - HB1240 Provide for the inspection of certain swimming pools and beaches. SD - HB1245 Revise certain provisions regarding the voting rights of felony offenders. SD - HB1268 Provide timely refunds for excess payments made in lieu of contributions to the unemployment compensation trust fund. SD - HB1274 Establish the Tax Revenue Study Task Force to study tax revenue in this state. SD - HB1275 Revise provisions regarding a judgment not collected from an underinsured motorist. SD - SB84 Authorize service animals in-training to enter certain establishments. SD - HB1095 Revise requirements regarding hunting mentors. SD - HB1083 Rename the postsecondary technical institutes as technical colleges. SD - HB1099 Authorize counties to impose a temporary voter-approved half-cent sales and use tax and to issue revenue bonds to fund certain county infrastructure construction. SD - HB1114 Authorize additional abbreviations in naming corporations, limited liability companies, and limited liability partnerships. SD - HCR6013 Urging all South Dakotans to participate in the 2020 United States Census. SD - HB1131 Prohibit the use of misleading identification for telephonic communications. SD - SB128 Revise entities who may contribute to a political committee. SD - SB137 Revise provisions for repair, replacement, and construction of sidewalks within a municipality. SD - SB146 Revise provisions related to tribal identification cards. SD - HB1165 Revise provisions regarding the acceptance of gifts by municipalities. SD - HCR6011 Supporting the Recovering America's Wildlife Act. SD - SB70 Authorize other languages to be used in the process of issuing certain driver licenses and permits. SD - HB1142 Include post-traumatic stress disorder as a compensable injury for purposes of workers' compensation. SD - HB1141 Require a feasibility study and actuarial analysis on long-term care services and supports. SD - HB1246 Revise the attorney's fees allowed in a retaliation action against a lessor. SD - HCR6009 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 participation. SD - HJR5002 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to legislative reapportionment. SD - SB96 Prohibit the denial of benefits based solely on a controlled substance felony. SD - HB1067 Modify certain provisions regarding notice, service, and execution of judgments. SD - HB1230 Provide for an increased distribution from the education enhancement trust fund in fiscal year 2021. SD - HB1228 Include children with a hearing loss in the reporting criteria required for deaf and hard-of-hearing children. SD - HB1074 Revise certain provisions regarding the required time that sexual assault kits be preserved. SD - SB138 Amend parole provisions regarding life sentences. SD - HC8012 Recognizing Peace Corps volunteers and returned volunteers for their service to our country and the world. SD - HC8011 Commending and honoring Renee Ullom, a member of the Brandon Valley School District Board of Education, on her selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota for 2019. SD - SC801 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its seventy-second Anniversary. SD - SCR603 Recognizing the importance of gun safety. SD - SJR503 Rescinding House Joint Resolutions calling for a constitutional convention for the sole purpose of changing the Constitution of the United States. SD - HB1119 Include certain offenses committed in another state for purposes of an enhanced penalty. SD - SR701 In support of rescinding the Medals of Honor given to United States soldiers for the involvement and participation of the soldiers in the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890. SD - SB160 Authorize the construction and operation of a nursing home facility in Moody County, South Dakota, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1175 Define dyslexia for the purposes of special education and related services. SD - HB1212 Add certain persons to the list of mandatory reporters of suspected child abuse or neglect. SD - HB1237 Establish the Early Learning Advisory Council. SD - HB1278 Create a dementia services coordinator position within the Department of Human Services. SD - SB64 Prohibit capital punishment for any person suffering from a severe mental illness. SD - SB68 Authorize a county gross receipts tax. SD - SB82 Provide for a risk protection order authorizing the seizure of firearms and ammunition. SD - SB166 Provide a transfer of funds for the postsecondary scholarship grant fund and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1223 Provide for the creation of an international business and trade office. SD - SB60 Adopt the Physical Therapist Licensure Compact. SD - SB80 Revise certain sheriff's fees and costs. SD - SB90 Revise the distribution of motor fuel tax revenue, create a small structure and large culvert fund, provide for the use and administration of the fund, and to make an appropriation thereof.