Senator R. Blake Curd — 2017


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Majority Leader

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 12
Counties: Lincoln, Minnehaha
Occupation: Orthopedic Surgeon

Home Address:
38 S. Riverview Hts.
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

Home: 605-331-5890
Capitol: 605-773-3821
Business: 605-331-5890

Email: Blake.Curd@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Legislative ProcedureMember Call of Chair 10:00 AM Room 413 
Joint Legislative ProcedureMember Call of Chair 10:00 AM Room 413 
State AffairsMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 414 
TransportationMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 423 

Interim Committees

BondingMember 
Executive BoardMember 

Prime Sponsor

SB 95add cannabidiol to the list of Schedule IV controlled substances and to exclude it from the definition of marijuana. 
SB 131revise certain provisions concerning the period of time certain persons are prohibited from lobbying after leaving office. 
SB 151provide certain provisions regarding investigations of misconduct by certain public officials. 
SCR 11Opposing physician-assisted suicide. 
HB 1052provide certain protections for public employees. 
HB 1141provide for a legislative task force to consider certain legislation proposed to revise provisions regarding the constitutional amendment, initiative and referendum process in South Dakota. 
HB 1170revise certain provisions regarding conflicts of interest for authority, board, or commission members. 

Co Sponsor

SB 59delay the effective date for initiated measures and referred laws. 
SB 91revise certain provisions regarding the crime of rape. 
SB 109provide certain criteria for meeting the ownership requirements for classifying dwellings as owner-occupied property. 
SB 112provide for the referral of a school board's decision to change the number of school days in a school week. 
SB 118allow for special motor vehicle license plates depicting the Dignity sculpture. 
SB 140require schools to provide instruction in hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation. 
SB 144provide for the Servicemember Firearms Protection Act. 
SB 152allow for the promulgation of fees only with explicit statutory authority 
SB 160establish provisions for the selection and instruction of delegates to an Article V convention for proposing an amendment to the United States Constitution. 
SB 171establish the Government Accountability Task Force to study campaign finance and to declare an emergency. 
SC 23Honoring Senator Gary Cammack and his wife Amy for receiving the Olin Sims Conservation Leadership Award in January of 2017. 
SCR 9To accept an invitation to attend a balanced budget amendment planning committee. 
SCR 15Commending President Donald J. Trump in his commitment to keeping the country safe from radical Islamic terrorism. 
HB 1069repeal and revise certain provisions related to campaign finance and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1073revise and repeal certain provisions regarding gifts from registered lobbyists to public officials. 
HB 1082grant limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain related offenses to persons who assist certain persons in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. 
HB 1093revise certain definitions relating to employment and workers compensation. 
HB 1113revise certain provisions regarding protection orders. 
HB 1120create protections and accommodations for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers in their places of employment. 
HB 1121revise certain provisions regarding collective bargaining for teachers. 
HB 1169repeal, revise, and enact certain standards and other provisions relating to managed health care plans if the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is repealed. 
HB 1184exempt certain persons working in postsecondary technical institutes from collective bargaining provisions. 
HB 1187revise the process by which courts consider appeals of decisions regarding conditional use requests. 
HB 1200revise certain provisions regarding contributions to ballot question committees. 
HC 1003Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard 114th Fighter Wing on being awarded the Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque and for its continued demonstration of support to the local community and the state. 
HC 1006Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard 153rd Engineer Battalion of Huron, South Dakota, for being awarded the Walter T. Kerwin Jr. Readiness Award and for its continued demonstration of support to the local community and the state. 
HC 1007Commending the South Dakota National Guard Company C, 1st Battalion, 189th Aviation Regiment of Rapid City, South Dakota, for being awarded the National Guard Association of the United States Certificate of Victory and for its continued demonstration of support to the local community and the state. 
HC 1009Commending the South Dakota National Guard 82nd Civil Support Team of Rapid City, South Dakota, on being awarded the General John J. Pershing Trophy and for its continued demonstration of support to the local community and the state. 
HC 1010Commending and honoring the 2016 Habitat for Humanity-South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
HC 1014Honoring the city of Mobridge for being included in the 2017 Governor's Awards for Outstanding Support of the Arts by an Organization or Business. 
HC 1015Honoring Mel Chandler for his outstanding service to the State of South Dakota. 
HC 1024Commending and honoring the South Dakota Department of Transportation on the one hundredth anniversary of its creation. 
HC 1030Honoring and commending the South Dakota Department of Tourism staff and its professional advertising and media production partners for their award winning efforts to promote the state's travel and tourism industry. 
HCR 1007Strengthening and expanding sister-state ties between South Dakota and Taiwan; supporting the signing of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and a Bilateral Investment Agreement (BIA) with the United States; and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile. 
HCR 1013To urge the United States Department of State to approve the presidential permit application allowing the construction and operation of the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline between the United States and Canada. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled