+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: PO Box 742 Brookings, SD 57006 + − Committees (4) SD - Education (Senate) Title: Member SD - Retirement Laws (Senate) Title: Member SD - Taxation (Senate) Title: Vice-Chair SD - Military and Veterans Affairs (Senate) Title: Member + − Sponsored Bills (4) SD - SB175 Accommodate legislation related to meetings and records of rural electric cooperatives. SD - SB70 Authorize the use of Spanish in obtaining certain driver licenses and permits. SD - SB75 Provide for a habitat stamp on hunting and fishing licenses. SD - SB184 Revise provisions regarding electric service in annexed areas. + − Cosponsored Bills (69) SD - HB1063 Revise certain provisions regarding the purchase, distribution, and sale of tobacco products to persons under the age of twenty-one. SD - HB1067 Modify certain provisions regarding notice, service, and execution of judgments in forceable entry and detainer actions. SD - HB1069 Authorize certain veterans to attend courses offered at postsecondary technical institutes without payment of tuition. SD - HB1074 Revise certain provisions regarding the required time that sexual assault kits be preserved. SD - HB1076 Require a designation on a driver license for autism spectrum disorder under certain circumstances. SD - HB1081 Exempt from alcoholic beverage regulations certain uses of alcohol by postsecondary institutions. 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 - HB1100 Make an appropriation to begin the research and development of a new bioprocessing facility and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1103 Authorize the forensic medical examination of certain minor victims without parental or guardian consent. SD - HB1107 Define style and form and authorize the code commission to make certain style and form edits to legislative acts. SD - HB1119 Include certain offenses committed in another state for purposes of an enhanced penalty. SD - HB1128 Modify the penalty for causing a child to be present during methamphetamine use, distribution, or manufacture. SD - HB1131 Prohibit the use of misleading identification for telephonic communications. SD - HB1169 Prohibit the use of certain electronic devices while driving. SD - HB1181 Revise certain provisions regarding bounties for coyotes. SD - HB1183 Increase driver licensing fees and dedicate that increase to transit providers. SD - HB1211 Change the payment process for forensic medical examinations. 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 - HB1227 Make an appropriation for the rural veterinary medical education program and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1234 Revise the definition of operator for the purposes of the one-call notification system for excavation activities. SD - HB1237 Establish the Early Learning Advisory Council. SD - HB1244 Authorize forensic medical examinations for certain persons. SD - HB1247 Create the medical reinsurance program and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1250 Increase the state's percentage of video lottery revenues, to provide for the deposit of certain excess revenues, and to repeal provisions regarding video lottery. SD - HB1254 Require a habitat stamp for certain hunting, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and jet skiing activities. SD - HB1256 Fund shooting sports programs in public schools and to enhance outdoor recreational activities in the state. SD - HB1259 Clarify provisions regarding the discretionary formula for determining the assessed value of property for tax purposes. SD - HCR6010 Supporting the creation of an early education advisory council. SD - HCR6017 To encourage the creation of an interim legislative study to address infrastructure and funding support related to the expansion of Ellsworth Air Force Base. SD - HCR6021 Supporting the continued operation of the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery. 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 - HC8007 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's Ellwein family of Rapid City for being awarded the Association of the United States Army Volunteer Family of the Year Award for 2019. SD - HC8008 Recognizing and honoring the Veterans Honor Park in Madison, South Dakota. SD - HC8010 Honoring and commending Brookings Area Habitat for Humanity for twenty-five years of working toward their vision of creating a world where everyone has a decent place to live by building and preserving decent and affordable housing. 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 - HC8013 To commend and acknowledge the Ground Works and South Dakota Agriculture in the Classroom as a South Dakota educational nonprofit that incorporates interactive computer activities, youth summer camps, and teaching gardens to deliver hands-on lessons in STEAM education, agriculture literacy, health and wellness, and student leadership. SD - HC8015 Honoring Girls State Governor Success Suehne of Sioux Falls and Boys State Governor Johnathan Smith of Sioux Falls and commending the South Dakota American Legion and Auxiliary for their sponsorship and coordination of the Girls State and Boys State programs. SD - HC8016 Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing of Sioux Falls for being awarded the Meritorious Unit Award and Winston P. Wilson Trophy for 2019. SD - HC8017 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 139th Brigade Support Battalion of Brookings for being awarded the Major General Milton A. Reckard Trophy and General Walter T. Kerwin Jr. Award for 2019. SD - HC8018 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 153rd Forward Support Company of Huron on being awarded the National Guard Association of the United States' General John J. Pershing Trophy. SD - HC8019 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 730th Area Support Medical Company of Vermillion on being awarded the National Guard Association of the United States' Certificate of Victory. SD - HC8020 To honor the Sioux Falls O'Gorman Knights as the 2019 Class 11 AAA State High School Football Champions. SD - HC8024 Honoring and commending Brookings High School student Eleanor Abraham for her service to the community of Brookings and winning the 2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - HC8025 Commending and honoring those who served in the Korean War on the seventieth anniversary of the war. SD - HC8026 Honoring Lynn Verschoor for her twenty years of inspirational and dedicated service as the Director of the South Dakota Art Museum encouraging the collecting, preserving, and exhibiting of visual arts to provide access and education, and to foster the appreciation of visual arts. SD - SB50 Revise certain provisions regarding the practice of a certified registered nurse anesthetist. SD - SB64 Prohibit capital punishment for any person suffering from a severe mental illness. SD - SB78 Increase funding for court appointed special advocates. SD - SB80 Revise certain sheriff's fees and costs. SD - SB81 Establish eligibility criteria for out-of-state health institutions to receive financing from the Health and Educational Facilities Authority. SD - SB83 Establish meetings to review certain electric systems. SD - SB84 Authorize service animals in-training to enter certain establishments. SD - SB85 Establish an annual fee for certain electric motor vehicles and electric hybrid motor vehicles. SD - SB89 Revise provisions regarding victim's rights. SD - SB124 To revise provisions regarding group pheasant hunts for disabled veterans. SD - SB136 Authorize certain witnesses to be accompanied by a certified therapeutic dog in a criminal proceeding. SD - SB138 Amend parole provisions regarding life sentences. SD - SB140 Provide for the resolution of alleged certain disability violations. SD - SB166 Provide a transfer of funds for the postsecondary scholarship grant fund and to declare an emergency. SD - SB167 Revise a provision regarding eligibility for the South Dakota opportunity scholarship. SD - SJR501 Proposing and submitting to the voters an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, providing for wagering on sporting events and to revise provisions regarding certain municipal proceeds of gaming revenues. SD - SCR604 Recognizing June as Move Over Awareness Month and urging drivers to slow down and move over for stopped vehicles. 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.