+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 46923 250th St Baltic, SD 57003 + − Sponsored Bills (14) SD - SB121 Appropriate money to the Board of Regents to fund the comprehensive science expansion at Northern State University, and to declare an emergency. SD - SC18 Honoring former Senator Stan Adelstein for his service to the State of South Dakota. SD - SB106 Identify criteria to deny a minor boundary change. SD - SB113 Revise the minimum suspension requirements for students participating in extracurricular activities. SD - SB107 Accommodate legislation on the state aid to education formula and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SC29 Commending and honoring the Garretson Girls and Boys Cross Country Teams for their success in the 2013 season. SD - SB109 Accommodate legislation on education in South Dakota. SD - SCR7 Expressing support for all South Dakota high school students learning and practicing the basic skills of hands-only Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) prior to graduation. SD - SB108 Require a study of services and insurance coverage for the treatment of autism spectrum disorder for children. SD - SB145 Encourage schools to provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. SD - SB188 Set the per student allocation for fiscal year 2015. SD - SB94 Appropriate money in order to fund the fiscal year 2014 health insurance shortfall for Board of Regents employees compensated from tuition, fees, and other funds, and to declare an emergency. SD - SC30 Commending and honoring the Garretson Boys Golf Team for its success in the 2013 season. SD - SB99 Revise certain provisions regarding self-funded multiple employer trusts. + − Cosponsored Bills (96) SD - SB74 Provide for the consideration of joint physical custody of a minor. SD - HCR1018 Recognizing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) as a serious and chronic disease in South Dakota. SD - SB62 Establish a comprehensive evaluation of the common core state standards and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB131 Provide that a truancy complaint is grounds to refuse a certificate for excuse from school attendance. SD - SB147 Revise the composition of the governing body of a health maintenance organization. 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 - HB1165 Adopt the Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act. SD - HCR1011 Endorsing Taiwan's participation as an observer in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the thirtieth anniversary of sister state relations with the Province of Taiwan in the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Taiwan's inclusion in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). SD - HB1190 Revise the gross receipts tax imposed on wind farms. 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 - HC1057 Recognizing and honoring the American Association of State Troopers 2013 Trooper of the Year recipient, Trooper Andrew Steen. SD - HC1040 Honoring the Sioux Falls Washington High School Girls Bowling Team for its outstanding athletic performance and 2013 state championship. 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 - HC1038 Commending and honoring the 2013 South Dakota Girls AA Softball Champions of Sioux Falls Washington High School for their outstanding athletic performance. SD - SB75 Prohibit local governments from enacting, maintaining, or enforcing regulations on certain dog breeds. 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 - SB176 Revise the ability of the secretary of the Department of Revenue to reduce or abate taxes. SD - HB1132 Make a minor's school calendar the reference point from which to permit employment that would not interfere with the minor's education. SD - HB1122 Define the limitations of interstate compacts relating to the collection of civil fines. SD - SB122 Provide for certain insurance coverage for the treatment of hearing impairments for persons under the age of nineteen. SD - HB1074 Revise certain provisions concerning actions prohibited near polling places. SD - HB1236 Establish the school innovation and emergency fund. SD - SB124 Revise certain reimbursement provisions relating to legislators-elect and newly appointed legislators. SD - SB63 Protect the privacy of the records of individual students. SD - SB84 Update certain statutes relating to notification of certain transfers. SD - SB137 Make an appropriation to rehabilitate certain state-owned rail lines and to declare an emergency. SD - SC33 Honoring Nathan Duerre as a recipient of the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HB1146 Accommodate legislation relating to education in South Dakota. SD - SB85 Revise certain provisions regarding confidential criminal justice information. SD - HC1023 Commending and honoring the 2013 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HB1185 Revise certain provisions relating to nonresident waterfowl licenses. SD - SB177 Make an appropriation to provide contingency funds to be made available for unanticipated costs related to medical services and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1081 Revise the computation of the promotional fee on wheat. SD - HB1084 Revise certain provisions regarding the list of persons who may be excluded from a licensed gaming establishment and to provide a penalty for a violation of the exclusion. 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 - HB1154 Authorize the commissioner of school and public lands to grant certain surface and subsurface easements to provide access to oil, gas, minerals, and geothermal resources. SD - HB1237 Establish a comprehensive evaluation of the Common Core State Standards. SD - SC31 Honoring Dalton Howe as a recipient of the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - SC20 Honoring the Dakota Valley High School Dance Team on winning the 2013 Class A Dance Grand State Title for the fourth year in a row. SD - HC1003 Honoring South Dakota's Army and Air National Guard outstanding personnel award winners. SD - SB68 Adopt the uniform real property electronic recording act, to use an existing funding source to implement the provisions of this Act, and to revise certain provisions concerning electronic recording. SD - HB1063 Revise certain provisions relating to jury selection. SD - HB1123 Allow alcoholic beverages to be sold, served, and consumed in certain on-sale licensees during an extended period of time if specific conditions are met. SD - SB165 Develop a systematic process for the performance management review of state agencies. SD - HB1099 Revise the membership of the State Investment Council. SD - HC1025 Honoring Chief Warrant Officer Two Benjamin J. Smetana for his service as a member of the South Dakota Army National Guard. SD - SB149 Establish a pilot grant program for alternative care programs for adults with substance abuse issues, to provide a report to the Legislature, and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SC7 Congratulating and honoring the Tea Area Titan Soccer Team in winning the 2013 Boys State Soccer Championship. 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 - HB1142 Enhance the support for public postsecondary technical institutes, to transfer certain funds, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB90 Revise certain provisions related to the High School Activities Association. SD - SC2 Congratulating and honoring Sara Bakken on being named Outstanding Young Music Educator. SD - HB1069 Revise the maximum redemption fee for property tax deeds. SD - SB66 Provide immunity to clergy, lay officials, and religious organizations that decline to provide certain marriage services. SD - HC1021 Commending and honoring Alexa Duling, a 2013 Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship recipient. SD - HB1136 Limit the authority of delegates to a limited Article V convention to vote for unauthorized amendments contrary to legislative instructions and to provide a civil fine for the violation thereof. SD - HB1250 Provide for a coordinated effort to assist victims of human trafficking. SD - SB138 Revise certain provisions relating to title-based escheatment of abandoned United States savings bonds and the proceeds thereof. SD - HC1037 Commending and honoring the 2013 Boys State AA Track Champions of Washington High School of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for their outstanding athletic performance. SD - HB1212 Provide for fair and open competition in certain governmental contracts, to prohibit the inclusion of certain terms in governmental contracts and documents, and to establish a procedure to grant certain exemptions after notice and a public hearing. SD - HB1177 Prohibit certain use of handheld electronic wireless communication devices while driving and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - SCR4 Celebrating and honoring the Historic Homestake Opera House in Lead on the occasion of its centennial on August 31, 2014. SD - HC1041 Honoring Nathan Gerry, Jonah Warwick, Christian Parker, and Michaela Mayer from Washington High School for their first place finishes at the 2013 Boys and Girls State Class AA Track Meet. SD - HB1130 Authorize the use of crossbows for hunting big game animals during the firearm season. SD - HC1035 Commending and honoring the 2014 National Merit Semifinalists Jessica Daniels, Angela Liu, Kyle McKee, Zachary Person, Emma Ward, and Tyler Wilson, of Sioux Falls Washington High School for their outstanding academic achievements. SD - SB130 Reinstate certain civil actions for childhood sexual abuse if subsequent legislation had the effect of limiting the plaintiff's right to recovery. SD - HB1071 Change the procedure for a minor boundary change. SD - HB1077 Enact the Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Act. SD - SB119 Update and revise the statutes relating to the South Dakota Board on Geographic Names. SD - HB1155 Allow a court to vacate certain convictions if the offense was committed as a result of human trafficking. SD - HB1161 Establish a cause of action for wrongful human trafficking. SD - HB1147 Accommodate legislation on the state aid to education formula and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1085 Revise certain property tax levies for the general fund of school districts. 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 - HB1247 Revise certain provisions for the economic development partnership fund. SD - HJR1004 Making formal application to Congress to call an Article V convention of the states for the sole purpose of proposing a federal balanced budget amendment. SD - HJR1001 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article III, section 25 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the authorization of roulette, keno, and craps in the City of Deadwood. SD - SB69 Revise certain provisions regarding good cause for voluntarily leaving employment. SD - SC6 Congratulating and honoring the Tea Area High School Titans Boys Basketball Team for earning the Region 4A title. SD - HCR1019 Petitioning Congress to reauthorize federally provided terrorism reinsurance for insurers. SD - HB1199 Repeal certain outdated and obsolete provisions regarding family law. 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 - HB1100 Prohibit the use of certain photo monitoring devices to detect red light violations. SD - HC1039 Commending and honoring the 2013-2014 Competitive Dance State AA Champions from Sioux Falls Washington High School for their outstanding performance. SD - SC19 Commending and honoring LuAnn Lindskov, 2014 South Dakota Teacher of the Year. SD - HB1070 Sunset certain tax refund claims for an economic development incentive program that has been previously terminated and to declare an emergency. SD - SC3 Congratulating and honoring Mike Whitehead on winning the State Truck Driving Competition. SD - HCR1022 Concerning U.S. EPA-proposed greenhouse gas emission standards for new and existing fossil-fueled power plants. SD - SB171 Recognize certain federal forms as sufficient to direct the disposition of the body of a servicemember. SD - HB1145 Accommodate legislation on medical services. SD - HB1086 Create a leased residential property classification and to establish the school district general fund levy for the property classification. SD - HB1152 Revise certain provisions concerning registration of limited partnerships. 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 - SB143 Provide for a civil remedy for a bad faith assertion of patent infringement. SD - HC1033 Honoring Kerri Young of Mitchell, South Dakota, on her outstanding achievement in Mitchell High School girls basketball. SD - HCR1010 Requesting the Committee on Government Operations and Audit to conduct hearings relating to the operations of the Governor's Office of Economic Development.