Senator Arthur L. Rusch — 2017


Picture of Senator Arthur L. Rusch

Party: Republican
Term: New Member
District: 17
Counties: Clay, Turner
Occupation: Retired Circuit Judge

Home Address:
PO Box 312
Vermillion, SD 57069

Home: 605-624-8723
Capitol: 605-773-3821
Business:

Email: Arthur.Rusch@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 412 
Health and Human ServicesVice-Chair MWF 10:00 AM Room 412 
JudiciaryMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 413 

Prime Sponsor

SB 32codify legislation enacted in 2015. 
SB 94repeal the death penalty. 
SB 98revise and repeal certain provisions regarding pork production. 
SB 116remove any reference to land ownership being a requirement for participation in any actions pertaining to the creation of or withdrawal from a water development district. 
SCR 1To show support for family caregivers. 
HB 1055clarify that a gift of real property does not require a disclosure statement. 
HB 1058revise the procedure for recovery of abandoned mineral interests. 
HB 1059revise provisions related to the garnishment of debts and property. 
HB 1062permit an order changing the name of a minor child without prior publication in certain instances. 
HB 1063revise provisions regarding required notice of relocation of a minor child when a protection order is in place. 
HB 1068revise provisions related to the conversion of nonprofit corporations. 
HB 1105give the court discretion to grant a continuance of a protection order in certain situations. 
HB 1108revise certain municipal special assessment provisions and to provide for exclusion of territory from municipalities. 
HB 1183revise certain provisions regarding the jurisdiction of magistrate courts to issue protection orders. 
HB 1187allow the Office of the Secretary of State to refuse to file certain documents. 
HB 1190enhance customer convenience in firearms transactions, improve public safety, and provide for the issuance of an additional concealed pistol permit. 
HB 1219revise certain provisions concerning adverse possession of certain real property. 
HB 1237adopt the Uniform Power of Attorney Act. 
HC 1005Honoring the fifth anniversary of Operation Black Hills Cabin, and recognizing the board of directors, volunteers, and community leaders as outstanding caretakers of those who served. 

Co Sponsor

SB 58revise certain restrictions for the use of night-vision equipment for hunting under certain conditions. 
SB 72prohibit the abortion of an unborn child who is capable of experiencing pain and to provide a penalty therefor. 
SB 73clarify certain provisions regarding open meetings. 
SB 75establish a grant program for adult community residential services designed to reduce the risk of recidivism, to provide a report to the Legislature, to make an appropriation therefor, and declare an emergency. 
SB 79expand the list of professionals authorized to perform certain examinations required for a plea of guilty but mentally ill. 
SB 96revise the expense reimbursement for members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. 
SB 97provide 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. 
SB 107clarify certain safety zone restrictions on hunting. 
SB 114make an appropriation for certain costs related to the commissioning of the USS South Dakota and to declare an emergency. 
SB 129establish certain suicide awareness and prevention training requirements for certain school employees based on the Jason Flatt Act. 
SB 130require the processing of sexual assault exam kits.  
SB 138authorize the construction of a nursing home facility in Rosebud, South Dakota. 
SB 140eliminate life sentences for defendants under the age of eighteen at the time of the crime. 
SB 142authorize certain disclosures of mental health information to law enforcement. 
SB 154provide a penalty for fleeing from a law enforcement officer. 
SB 157provide additional regulations for commercial breeding operations. 
SB 159provide a tax credit to insurance companies that contribute to an organization providing educational scholarships to certain students. 
SB 168revise provisions related to human trafficking and to provide a penalty therefor. 
SC 1Celebrating and honoring Tabor's annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its sixty-eighth anniversary on June 16, 17, and 18, 2016. 
SC 6Honoring 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. 
SC 7Commending and honoring the 2015 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
SC 8Commending and honoring the 2015 Madison High School Bulldogs Football Team and the students and staff involved in the football program. 
SC 9Honoring the South Dakota Health Care Association on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary. 
SC 10Recognizing and honoring the South Dakota Arts Council on its fiftieth anniversary of serving South Dakotans and our communities through the arts. 
SC 17Honoring Laurie Visser as South Dakota's 2016 Mother of the Year. 
HB 1056revise certain provisions relating to the veterans' preference in employment. 
HB 1067promote quality, competition, and freedom of choice in the health insurance market place. 
HB 1075revise the area for certain open units where nonresident waterfowl licenses are issued. 
HB 1082codify the list of navigable streams requiring gates. 
HB 1091establish certain requirements regarding insurance for vehicles used to provide rides for a transportation network company and to exempt vehicles used to provide these rides from certain commercial licensing requirements. 
HB 1093revise certain provisions that prohibit a defendant from contacting a victim before a court appearance. 
HB 1094increase the commercial fertilizer inspection fee for purposes of fertilizer-related research and education and to create the Nutrient Research and Education Council to promote such research and education. 
HB 1123require the Department of Health to include certain information regarding the inspection of an abortion facility on the department's website. 
HB 1125limit the ability of a person to obtain a concealed pistol permit related to the restoration of civil rights and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1132require the submission of sexual assault kits for testing. 
HB 1133require that a risk assessment is completed and reviewed before the release of a person charged with certain domestic crimes. 
HB 1135establish venue for certain actions arising out of real property lease agreements. 
HB 1140revise certain provisions regarding county zoning. 
HB 1149provide authority to establish a special purpose district for recreational purposes. 
HB 1150revise certain provisions concerning the property tax exemption provided to local industrial development corporations. 
HB 1155prohibit a state board member from self-dealing in certain contracts with the state. 
HB 1157require that a doctor provide a woman additional information as a part of informed consent prior to performing an abortion. 
HB 1163revise the periods of time during which veterans may use tuition benefits at institutions under the control of the Board of Regents. 
HB 1166revise certain provisions regarding the penalty for identity theft while using an unauthorized credit card. 
HB 1168allow students to participate in sexuality education with parental permission. 
HB 1211require statewide livestock ownership inspection. 
HB 1212revise requirements related to pregnancy help centers. 
HB 1230require lights on certain animal-drawn vehicles while operating on a highway. 
HB 1242authorize certain persons to request a security freeze on the credit report of a protected consumer. 
HB 1244revise provisions related to the sex offender registry 
HC 1007Recognizing Sabrina Swee for her excellence and achievements in the area of culinary arts. 
HC 1012Recognizing and honoring the bravery of South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Zachary Bader. 
HC 1015Honoring Danika Gordon for the outstanding honor of being named one of the top two youth volunteers in South Dakota in the twenty-first annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. 
HC 1021Recognizing Jean Benson for her achievements as head coach for the Chester Area Flyers Volleyball Team. 
HCR 1002Supporting the selection of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter beddown at Joe Foss Field, 114th Fighter Wing, South Dakota Air National Guard. 
HCR 1005Urging the federal government to refrain from enacting regulations that threaten the reliability and affordability of electric power in the northern great plains. 
HCR 1008Urging Congress to support and to ask the United States Secretary of State to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline project. 
HCR 1017Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial and mutually beneficial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled