+ − 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 - 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. SD - SB182 Provide for certain bonds for the construction of courthouses. + − Cosponsored Bills (66) SD - HB1067 Modify certain provisions regarding notice, service, and execution of judgments in forceable entry and detainer actions. SD - HB1074 Revise certain provisions regarding the required time that sexual assault kits be preserved. SD - HB1083 Rename the postsecondary technical institutes as technical colleges. SD - HB1095 Revise requirements regarding hunting mentors. 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 - 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 - HB1113 Provide for remote participation in a shareholders' meeting. SD - HB1114 Authorize additional abbreviations in naming corporations, limited liability companies, and limited liability partnerships. SD - HB1119 Include certain offenses committed in another state for purposes of an enhanced penalty. SD - HB1131 Prohibit the use of misleading identification for telephonic communications. SD - HB1141 Require a feasibility study and actuarial analysis on long-term care services and supports. SD - HB1142 Include post-traumatic stress disorder as a compensable injury for purposes of workers' compensation. SD - HB1159 Revise provisions regarding the referral of opt outs made by school districts. SD - HB1165 Revise provisions regarding the acceptance of gifts by municipalities. SD - HB1169 Prohibit the use of certain electronic devices while driving. SD - HB1171 Require commercial pesticide applicators to maintain proof of financial responsibility. SD - HB1175 Define dyslexia for the purposes of special education and related services. 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 - HB1212 Add certain persons to the list of mandatory reporters of suspected child abuse or neglect. SD - HB1223 Provide for the creation of an international business and trade office. SD - HB1228 Include children with a hearing loss in the reporting criteria required for deaf and hard-of-hearing children. SD - HB1230 Provide for an increased distribution from the education enhancement trust fund in fiscal year 2021. SD - HB1237 Establish the Early Learning Advisory Council. 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 - HB1246 Revise the attorney's fees allowed in a retaliation action against a lessor. 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 - HB1278 Create a dementia services coordinator position within the Department of Human Services. 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 - 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 - 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 - HCR6011 Supporting the Recovering America's Wildlife Act. SD - HCR6013 Urging all South Dakotans to participate in the 2020 United States Census. 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 - 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 - HC8012 Recognizing Peace Corps volunteers and returned volunteers for their service to our country and the world. SD - HC8029 Celebrating the LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit Community of South Dakota. SD - HC8031 Celebrating and commending Rushmore National Music Camp for fifty years of outstanding commitment to giving students across the state the ability to stay true to its motto: Making Music . . . Making Friends! SD - SB60 Adopt the Physical Therapist Licensure Compact. SD - SB64 Prohibit capital punishment for any person suffering from a severe mental illness. SD - SB68 Authorize a county gross receipts tax. SD - SB70 Authorize the use of Spanish in obtaining certain driver licenses and permits. SD - SB80 Revise certain sheriff's fees and costs. SD - SB82 Provide for a risk protection order authorizing the seizure of firearms and ammunition. SD - SB84 Authorize service animals in-training to enter certain establishments. 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. SD - SB96 Prohibit the denial of benefits based solely on a controlled substance felony. 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 - SB138 Amend parole provisions regarding life sentences. SD - SB146 Revise provisions related to tribal identification cards. SD - SB160 Authorize the construction and operation of a nursing home facility in Moody County, South Dakota, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB166 Provide a transfer of funds for the postsecondary scholarship grant fund and to declare an emergency. 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 - SJR503 Rescinding House Joint Resolutions calling for a constitutional convention for the sole purpose of changing the Constitution of the United States. SD - SCR601 Supporting trade negotiations to remove barriers to country of origin labelling. SD - SCR603 Recognizing the importance of gun safety. SD - SC801 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its seventy-second Anniversary. 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 - SC809 To honor and commend the late Senator Gene Abdallah for his dedicated service to his community and state.