+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Office Address: 26581 E. Shore Pl. Hartford, SD 57033 + − Committees (3) SD - Education (Senate) Title: Member SD - Health and Human Services (Senate) Title: Vice-Chair SD - Local Government (Senate) Title: Member + − Sponsored Bills (5) SD - SB62 Provide for the use of certain general funds to increase Medicaid reimbursement rates for existing Medicaid providers. SD - SB61 Provide certain provisions regarding nursing facility closures. SD - SB106 Authorize a county gross receipts tax. SD - SB166 Revise certain provisions regarding occupational licensing. SD - SCR8 Requesting Congress to lawfully change the Medicaid eligibility requirements to give states the option to provide Medicaid services to persons in jail pending disposition. + − Cosponsored Bills (93) SD - HB1044 Authorize certain children who are subject to a pending military relocation to apply for enrollment in a school district. SD - HB1055 Require parental notification and agreement before the institution of an order to withhold resuscitation from certain patients. SD - HB1175 Establish the Early Learning Advisory Council. SD - HC1021 Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard 114th Fighter Wing of Sioux Falls on being awarded the Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Major General John J. Pesch Flight Safety Award, and William W. Spruance Safety Award for 2018. SD - HB1191 Legalize the growth, production, and processing of industrial hemp and derivative products in the state. SD - HB1193 Provide a criminal penalty for causing an abortion against a pregnant mother's will. SD - HB1099 Provide for the designation of a caregiver to receive information regarding residents of treatment facilities. SD - HB1160 Revise certain provisions regarding emergency management. SD - HB1054 Revise certain provisions regarding the possession of firearms on certain vehicles. SD - HB1076 Revise certain real estate licensee advertising restrictions and grant rule-making authority regarding real estate teams. SD - HB1197 Prohibit intentionally damaging monuments, statues, or memorials and provide a penalty therefor. SD - HB1210 Authorize the direct shipment of wine by wine clubs. SD - HCR1005 Petitioning Congress and the President to defend Israel against hostile actions; expressing the strongest support for, and unity with, the people and State of Israel; and strongly condemning the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement and the increasing incidents of anti-Semitism against Israel and the Jewish people. SD - HB1060 Make an appropriation for increased reimbursement for care of residents of nursing facilities and assisted living facilities. SD - HB1124 Require health care facilities that perform mammography to inform mammography patients on breast density. SD - SC11 Commending and honoring Carla McMurry-Kozak, a high school English teacher at Vermillion High School, on being named English Teacher of the Year by the South Dakota Council of Teachers of English and Speech Communication Association. SD - SC13 Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Cross Country Team for their outstanding athletic performance in winning their fifth consecutive Summit League Championship. SD - SC14 Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Basketball Team for their outstanding athletic performance in winning their third regular season Summit League Championship in four years. SD - SC31 Honoring and commending Jaelyn Morehead on being recognized as Tea Area's first National Merit Finalist. SD - SC32 Honoring and congratulating Nash Hutmacher for winning the 285-pound weight class at the 2019 State Class A Wrestling Tournament for the third consecutive year, as well as his success in the sport of football. SD - SC35 Recognizing and honoring the bravery of the Beresford FFA students who quickly and courageously acted to help the residents of a burning apartment building. SD - SC36 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling team for their outstanding accomplishments during the 2018-2019 season. SD - SC39 Recognizing and commending Technical Sergeant Michelle Eosso for being selected as Honor Guard Program Manager of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. SD - SC40 Recognizing and commending Captain Frank Mercurio on being selected as Company Grade Officer of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. SD - SC41 Recognizing and commending Senior Airman Benjamin Broussard on being selected Airman of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. SD - SC42 Recognizing and commending Senior Master Sergeant Andrea Scheving on being selected Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. SD - SC43 Recognizing and commending Senior Airman Dyllon Schwartz for being selected as the Honor Guard Member of the Year. SD - SC44 Recognizing and commending Master Sergeant Toni Dominguez on being selected First Sergeant of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. SD - SC45 Recognizing and commending Staff Sergeant Anthony Morgan on being selected Noncommissioned Officer of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. SD - SC48 Celebrating the accomplishments and hard work of the annual award winners of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base SD - SC46 Recognizing and commending Major Scott Howe on being selected as Field Grade Officer of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. SD - HB1243 Revise provisions regarding hate crimes. SD - HJR1003 Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election a new section to Article XII of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the creation and administration of a trust fund using the net receipts from unclaimed property. SD - SB52 Require a survey to determine the adequacy of civics and history instruction in accredited schools. SD - SB60 Require the secretary of public safety to provide recommendations to the Legislature on a statewide threat assessment plan. SD - SB65 Provide for the construction, renovation, improvement, remodeling, alteration, addition to and repairing of courthouses, jails, incarceration reduction facilities, and other necessary buildings. SD - SB66 Establish an interim legislative committee to study issues related to electric services in an annexed area. SD - SB84 Authorize the possession and administration of opioid antagonists by school district and nonpublic school personnel, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB85 Revise the deadline for the Department of Health's annual report regarding abortions. SD - SB86 Revise provisions regarding certain tax rates. SD - SB90 Revise provisions regarding certain financial interest statements filed by persons elected to state or local office. SD - SB142 Require the state to assume the responsibility for legal expenses of certain persons in state custody. SD - SB147 Provide certain provisions regarding commercial pesticide applicators. SD - SB154 Authorize the production and transport of saltwater crustaceans. SD - SC5 Congratulating and recognizing Chris Nilsen from the University of South Dakota on breaking the NCAA Championship men's pole vault meet record. SD - SC7 Commending and honoring the Parker School District Board of Education on their selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota School Board Award of Excellence recipient for 2018. SD - HB1111 Provide for professional or occupational licensure for certain active duty military personnel and spouses. SD - HB1252 Increase the state's percentage of video lottery revenues and provide for the deposit of certain excess revenues. SD - HB1253 Provide funding for advertising that addresses the negative aspects of gambling. SD - SCR5 Commending Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds for their votes to confirm Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the United States Supreme Court, and wishing Associate Justice Kavanaugh well in his new role. SD - HCR1004 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 profile. SD - SB164 Establish procedures for the investigation of certain missing and murdered indigenous persons. SD - HC1002 Honoring the life of Beverly Smith. SD - HC1007 Honoring Calico Ducheneaux of Mobridge, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Seamus Duffy 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 - HC1008 Recognizing February as Black History Month and South Dakota's rich history of African American achievements. SD - HC1011 Honoring and commending the city of Yankton on the 150th anniversary of its incorporation. SD - HC1012 Honoring the 2018 Augustana University Baseball Team and the students and staff involved in the baseball program. SD - HC1013 Honoring and commending Dr. David E. Peterson for his outstanding service in the field of dentistry to patients in South Dakota. SD - HC1016 Commending and honoring Dakota Wesleyan University Women's Basketball Team for their outstanding athletic performance upon winning their first NAIA Division II National Championship in the 2018 season. SD - HC1025 Commending and honoring Raica, a police service dog for the South Dakota Highway Patrol and her Police Service Dog Handler Trooper Michael Dale, for their loyal team service to the State of South Dakota for the past seven years. SD - HB1090 Repeal certain provisions regarding the exercise of certain powers over certain property. SD - HB1104 Revise certain provisions regarding the consideration of joint physical custody of a minor. SD - HB1072 Correct a definition in the Uniform Unsworn Domestic Declarations Act. SD - HB1077 Revise provisions regarding designation of a no maintenance highway. SD - HB1080 Increase the property tax exemption allowed for certain veterans with a disability and the surviving spouses of certain veterans with a disability. SD - HB1081 Authorize certain paraplegic or amputee veterans or their surviving spouses to retain a property tax exemption without having to reapply each year. SD - HB1137 Revise certain provisions regarding pharmacy benefit managers. SD - HB1040 Establish certain provisions regarding the opportunity scholarship program. SD - HB1049 Revise certain provisions regarding driving after consuming certain drugs or substances. SD - HB1051 Establish the South Dakota state seal of civics literacy program. SD - HB1120 Appropriate funds for forest health and resilience. SD - HB1188 Revise provisions regarding fertilizer inspection fees. SD - SC29 Honoring Lois Henry for her outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the State of South Dakota and the South Dakota Legislature. SD - HB1229 Require optional services through Medicaid to be authorized through special appropriation. SD - HB1079 Allow a person to perform plumbing work on the person's own property without a license and establish a fee. SD - SB117 Authorize Spanish to be used in the process of issuing certain driver licenses and permits. SD - HC1027 Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 147th Field Artillery of Yankton on being awarded the General John J. Pershing Trophy for the National Guard Association of the United States. SD - SC47 Recognizing and commending Staff Sergeant Janay Jones on being selected as Military Volunteer of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. SD - SB55 Require the national motto of the United States to be displayed in public schools. SD - HCR1006 Instructing South Dakota's congressional representatives to support an effort in Congress to terminate the U.S. Department of Education. SD - HB1187 Authorize the Bureau of Administration to conduct a study of the Flaming Fountain on Capitol Lake, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. SD - SJR1 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, related to terms of office for members of the Legislature. SD - SB68 Define certain acts as misbranding of food products. SD - SB71 Prohibit capital punishment of any person with severe mental illness. SD - SB185 Revise certain provisions regarding restoration to competency for criminal defendants. SD - SB118 Establish certain provisions regarding advance care planning. SD - HJR1005 To apply for a convention of states under Article V of the Constitution of the United States to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and to limit the terms of office for federal officials and members of Congress. SD - SC19 Congratulating Abby Neff of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on the extraordinary honor of winning a 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - SB59 Revise certain provisions regarding public records. SD - HC1028 Celebrating and commemorating the commissioning of the USS South Dakota. SD - HC1015 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team for placing second in the 2018 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. SD - HC1026 Honoring the service of the South Dakota National Guard's Adjutant General, Major General Timothy A. Reisch, for his tenure serving as Adjutant Major General for the State of South Dakota Department of Military from April 2011 through June 2019. SD - SC6 Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Track and Field Team for their outstanding athletic performance upon winning their first Summit League Outdoor Championship in the 2018 season.