+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 422-3282 Office Address: 21 Spanish Bay Dakota Dunes, SD 57049 + − Committees (3) SD - Commerce and Energy (Senate) Title: member SD - Health and Human Services (Senate) Title: member SD - Transportation (Senate) Title: member + − Cosponsored Bills (59) SD - SB117 Permit the practice of midwifery by certain persons. SD - HCR1017 Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial and mutually beneficial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. SD - SB56 Require legislative approval of all land acquisitions by the Department of Game, Fish and Parks. SD - SB85 Revise certain provisions regarding motorcycle license plates. SD - HC1002 Recognizing Isabel Trobaugh for her service to the community of Elk Point. SD - SC2 Honoring those from the Harrisburg, South Dakota, community who acted heroically and persevered through the tragic events of September 30, 2015. SD - SB140 Eliminate life sentences for defendants under the age of eighteen at the time of the crime. SD - HB1107 Ensure government nondiscrimination in matters of religious beliefs and moral convictions. SD - HCR1005 Urging the federal government to refrain from enacting regulations that threaten the reliability and affordability of electric power in the northern great plains. SD - HB1084 Define when concurrent employment may be used to calculate earnings in workers' compensation cases. SD - SB109 Require counties to conduct random checkpoints for overweight vehicles as a condition of receiving funds from the bridge improvement grant fund. SD - SC17 Honoring Laurie Visser as South Dakota's 2016 Mother of the Year. SD - HB1101 Authorize municipalities to create programs to encourage housing development. SD - HB1122 Establish procedures for payment of insurance claims by credit card or electronic funds transfer to health care professionals. SD - HB1150 Revise certain provisions concerning the property tax exemption provided to local industrial development corporations. SD - HC1001 Recognizing Tony Metzgar for his act of saving a life. SD - HCR1002 Supporting the selection of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter beddown at Joe Foss Field, 114th Fighter Wing, South Dakota Air National Guard. SD - SB66 Permit the issuance of special license plates to parents of certain individuals. SD - SB96 Revise the expense reimbursement for members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. SD - SC8 Commending and honoring the 2015 Madison High School Bulldogs Football Team and the students and staff involved in the football program. SD - SC11 Recognizing and honoring the courage of South Dakota Highway Patrol Sergeant John Koenig. SD - SC1 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its sixty-eighth anniversary on June 16, 17, and 18, 2016. SD - SB169 Revise provisions related to child pornography and to revise the penalty therefor. SD - HC1030 Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. SD - HB1187 Allow the Office of the Secretary of State to refuse to file certain documents. SD - HB1163 Revise the periods of time during which veterans may use tuition benefits at institutions under the control of the Board of Regents. SD - SC10 Recognizing and honoring the South Dakota Arts Council on its fiftieth anniversary of serving South Dakotans and our communities through the arts. SD - HB1075 Revise the area for certain open units where nonresident waterfowl licenses are issued. SD - HB1067 Promote quality, competition, and freedom of choice in the health insurance market place. SD - HB1225 Provide for the forfeiture and disposition of certain property utilized in acts of terrorism. SD - HC1007 Recognizing Sabrina Swee for her excellence and achievements in the area of culinary arts. SD - HB1164 Provide for a special interest motor vehicle license plate for certain vehicles under certain conditions. SD - HC1004 Recognizing the achievements of Victoria "Tori" Johnson of Elk Point. SD - HB1088 Revise and consolidate certain civil forfeiture provisions. SD - SC6 Honoring Allyson Monson of Clark, South Dakota, Girls State Governor, and Andrew Flannery of Elk Point, 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 - HB1104 Revise certain provisions regarding the practice of dental hygiene. SD - HB1056 Revise certain provisions relating to the veterans' preference in employment. SD - HC1003 Recognizing Helen Sweeter of Worthing for the honors and recognition she has received for an exemplary life of service to her family, church, and community. SD - SB71 Revise the provisions regarding the issuance of small game licenses and fishing licenses to certain veterans at reduced fees and to revise certain provisions regarding special pheasant hunts for disabled veterans. SD - SC9 Honoring the South Dakota Health Care Association on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary. SD - HCR1007 Requiring the use of sound science in evaluating crop protection chemistries and nutrients. SD - HB1204 Provide a sales and use tax exemption for certain nonprofit corporations created for the purpose of fire protection. SD - SC7 Commending and honoring the 2015 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - HCR1011 Opposing the recent actions of the EPA and the President with regards to the Waters of the United States federal rule and applauding the South Dakota congressional delegates who opposed such actions. SD - HB1123 Require the Department of Health to include certain information regarding the inspection of an abortion facility on the department's website. SD - HB1076 Provide for drug testing for certain assistance applicants. SD - HB1135 Establish venue for certain actions arising out of real property lease agreements. SD - HB1162 Provide for the practice and regulation of midwives. SD - HB1070 Establish venue for certain actions arising out of real property lease agreements. SD - HB1093 Revise certain provisions that prohibit a defendant from contacting a victim before a court appearance. SD - SB61 Prohibit the cancellation or nonrenewal of homeowner insurance policies for certain claims arising from natural causes. SD - HB1161 Provide for and regulate consumer lines of credit and to provide a penalty for certain violations. SD - HB1231 Authorize motor carrier inspectors to carry firearms. SD - SB72 Prohibit the abortion of an unborn child who is capable of experiencing pain and to provide a penalty therefor. SD - SB69 Require accredited schools to accept transfer credits for courses taken by students from other accredited schools during the summer and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1054 Authorize the production and sale of industrial hemp. SD - HC1012 Recognizing and honoring the bravery of South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Zachary Bader. SD - HCR1013 Recognizing the positive economic impact sportsmen and sportswomen have in South Dakota. SD - SB97 Provide for the automatic removal of all petty offenses, municipal ordinance violations, and Class 2 misdemeanor charges or convictions from background check records after ten years under certain conditions.