+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 4709 S Equity Drive Sioux Falls, SD 57106 + − Committees (3) SD - Education (Senate) Title: member SD - Health and Human Services (Senate) Title: member SD - Local Government (Senate) Title: chair + − Sponsored Bills (5) SD - SC5 Honoring the Sioux Falls Roosevelt High School Boys' Cross Country Team for its outstanding performance at the 2011 Boys' State Class AA Cross Country Meet. SD - SB58 Revise certain provisions concerning elections conducted at voting centers and to declare an emergency. SD - SC6 Congratulating the Sioux Falls Roosevelt High School Football Team and its coaches and student managers for their 2011 South Dakota State AA Championship season. SD - SC22 Honoring and recognizing Collin Jensen on winning an individual state wrestling championship for Mobridge-Pollock High School. SD - SB154 Revise certain statutes pertaining to persons required to report child abuse and neglect. + − Cosponsored Bills (84) SD - HB1066 Allow for the cremation of deceased persons who are indigent and the funeral expenses are the financial responsibility of the county. SD - HB1077 Authorize municipalities to establish incidental accounts. SD - HB1094 Require the filing of certain documents relating to the vacation, location, or changing of highways with the register of deeds. SD - HB1099 Increase the fee for a payor to withhold child support. SD - HB1112 Prohibit any person who fails to file certain campaign finance documents to be a candidate for office. SD - HB1115 Exempt certain contracts from the competitive bidding requirements for water user districts. SD - HB1124 Permit a school district, at the discretion of the school district, to pay the fees charged for any criminal background investigation that is required by law for a prospective employee. SD - HB1125 Clarify the definition of engaging in business in certain circumstances. SD - HB1129 Prohibit the use of certain handheld electronic wireless devices for electronic messaging while driving. SD - HB1130 Revise the fee schedule for certain documents filed with the county register of deeds, to create a county and statewide fund for the purpose of modernizing and preserving records, and to distribute certain revenue. SD - HB1131 Revise certain provisions relating to the posting of public notice for meetings of public bodies. SD - HB1147 Remove the individual liability of a school board member who authorizes the making of a void contract, check or registered warrant. SD - HB1170 Include certain speeding offenses in the point system for traffic violations for the purposes of driver license records. SD - HB1172 Exempt certain developer-installed storm sewer detention ponds from public procurement bid requirements. SD - HB1178 Revise certain provisions relating to the disposal of local government property. SD - HB1179 Require certain campaign finance requirements to apply to all counties and municipalities. SD - HB1180 Remit certain sales and use taxes collected at county-owned fairgrounds to counties. SD - HB1182 Revise the filing deadlines for the nomination of certain independent candidates. SD - HB1183 Limit copayment or coinsurance amounts for physical and occupational therapy services. SD - HB1187 Exempt health care sharing ministries from the provisions of the health insurance code. SD - HB1193 Regulate the sale of dextromethorphan and to provide a penalty thereto. SD - HB1197 Exempt air ambulance services from sales and use taxes. SD - HB1198 Revise the definition of firearm to include certain antique, muzzle-loading, and black powder weapons in certain circumstances. SD - HB1200 Grant certain authority to municipalities and counties regarding outdoor advertising structures or signs. SD - HB1213 Revise certain provisions regarding liability for torts and product identification requirements. SD - HB1223 Exempt from sales tax certain handling fees paid by religious organizations to approved relief agencies for the distribution of food which is provided for the assistance or relief of the poor, distressed, or underprivileged through food giveaway programs. SD - HB1225 Revise the distribution of earnings from the education enhancement trust fund, and to establish the teacher compensation enhancement program. SD - HB1226 Revise the index factor in the state aid to general education and state aid to special education formulas, and to require the Legislature to estimate general fund revenues for the current fiscal year and the next fiscal year. SD - HB1227 Revise certain provisions with regard to the rights of industrial and construction equipment dealers. SD - HB1229 Exempt certain persons from the requirement to license as a mortgage loan originator. SD - HB1231 Provide that hydraulic fracturing is an acceptable recovery process in South Dakota. SD - HB1235 Revise certain provisions relating to the South Dakota state flag. SD - HB1246 Prohibit the use of bisphenol A in certain products. SD - HB1254 Revise certain provisions pertaining to the decision of a pregnant mother considering termination of her relationship with her child by an abortion, to establish certain procedures to insure that such decisions are voluntary, uncoerced, and informed, and to revise certain causes of action for professional negligence relating to performance of an abortion. SD - HB1264 Amend the mandatory reporting requirements regarding child abuse. SD - HJR1002 To propose a constitutional amendment to repeal certain reimbursement restrictions for travel by legislators to and from a legislative session. SD - HCR1002 Urging Congress and the South Dakota congressional delegation to support federal legislation to protect the United States Postal Service. SD - HCR1004 Supporting and encouraging the academic study of the Bible in South Dakota public schools. SD - HCR1005 Urging Congress to clearly delegate responsibility for the regulation of hydraulic fracturing to the states. SD - HCR1006 In opposition to certain actions by animal rights groups to undermine agricultural producers. SD - HCR1008 Recognizing the week of June 25 through June 29, 2012, as Ag Week in South Dakota. SD - HCR1011 Requesting that a United States Navy submarine be named the USS South Dakota. SD - HCR1016 Concerning endorsement of Taiwan's participation as observer in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and the 28th anniversary of sister state relations with the Province of Taiwan in the Republic of China (Taiwan). SD - HC1004 Thanking and commending the Teach for America corps members who live and teach in South Dakota for their tremendous efforts in working to ensure that every child growing up in poverty receives an excellent education. SD - HC1017 Honoring and commending the twenty-fifth annual Menno Pioneer Power Show. SD - HC1022 Honoring and commemorating Roger Nelson for his life-long commitment to sports in South Dakota. SD - HC1035 Acknowledging, commending, and honoring the West Central School District for its outstanding accomplishments. SD - HC1042 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. SD - HC1048 Acknowledging the nine sovereign Tribes within the borders of South Dakota and recognizing Governor Dennis Daugaard for his dedication to promoting a cooperative government-to-government relationship between the Tribes and the State of South Dakota. SD - SB60 Provide for the award of joint physical custody of children under certain circumstances. SD - SB69 Repeal the sunset provision on certain statutes relating to nursing homes on Indian reservations. SD - SB70 Revise the procedures for filing referred laws, initiated constitutional amendments, and initiated measures and to revise certain election provisions and campaign finance requirements for referred laws, initiated constitutional amendments, and initiated measures. SD - SB72 Regulate persons offering speech-language pathology to the public. SD - SB74 Require the direct billing of anatomic pathology services. SD - SB94 Establish a pilot uninsured motorist identification database program and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB98 Provide for a pilot program initiating two mathematics and science academies and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB100 Modify the ethanol production incentive payment to include qualified producers of biobutanol. SD - SB123 Revise how the taxes are applied to rural electric companies. SD - SB124 Revise per student allocation for state aid to education, to revise the property tax levies for the general fund of school districts, and to revise certain provisions concerning state aid and local effort. SD - SB125 Require certain day care providers to mail notices of noncompliance. SD - SB128 Revise certain provisions concerning elections. SD - SB130 Require the school board of each school district to adopt a policy prohibiting bullying. SD - SB145 Prohibit rebates and regulate contracts for residential roofing goods and services. SD - SB157 Revise certain provisions relating to outdoor advertising signs. SD - SB171 Provide for a runoff election under certain circumstances when errors have been made to the ballot printing or by the person in charge of the election. SD - SB174 Increase the 911 emergency surcharge, to revise the collection and distribution of the surcharge revenue, to provide for point of sale collection of the prepaid wireless 911 emergency surcharge, and to provide funding for the upgrade of 911 emergency services. SD - SB182 Revise certain provisions concerning tax incremental districts. SD - SB183 Establish the elements of the offense of juvenile sexting and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - SB186 Update the definition of the nonsectarian textbooks that are loaned to certain students to include digital materials. SD - SB189 Provide a designation on certain nondriver identification cards, driver licenses, and permits that the card holders or licensees are honorably discharged veterans. SD - SCR1 Honoring the University of South Dakota on its one hundred fiftieth anniversary. SD - SCR3 Designating the month of November as COPD Awareness Month in the State of South Dakota. SD - SCR4 Supporting the concept and further development of South Dakota First, an initiative for success and development. SD - SCR6 Urging the government of Turkey to uphold and safeguard religious and human rights and to respect the property rights and human rights of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. SD - SC1 Commending and honoring the 2010-2011 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota. SD - SC2 Commending and honoring the Sioux Falls Christian Chargers Boys Soccer Team for its 2011 State A Soccer Championship. SD - SC3 Commending and honoring the Sioux Falls Christian Chargers Girls Volleyball Team for its 2011 State A Volleyball Championship. SD - SC7 Honoring Beth Mayrose of Salem, South Dakota Girls State Governor, and Jack Gordon of Sioux Falls, South Dakota Boys State Governor; and commending the South Dakota American Legion and Auxiliary for their sponsorship and coordination of the Girls State and Boys State programs. SD - SC10 Congratulating and honoring the South Dakota National Guard, both current members and all those who have served previously, on the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of the South Dakota National Guard on January 27, 2012. SD - SC13 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team as National Champions. SD - SC14 Congratulating Aberdeen, South Dakota, for its recognition as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. SD - SC17 Honoring Amy Shan of Madison as a recipient of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - SC23 Honoring and commending the citizens of South Dakota for their exemplary response to the Missouri River Flood of 2011. SD - SC29 Recognizing the achievements of the South Dakota State University Women's and Men's Basketball Teams.