Senator Arthur L. Rusch — 2017


Picture of Senator Arthur L. Rusch

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
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

Health and Human ServicesMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 412 
JudiciaryVice-Chair TTh 7:45 AM Room 413 

Interim Committees

Code CommissionMember 
River Basin Natural Resource District Oversight Advisory...Member 

Prime Sponsor

SB 8codify legislation enacted in 2016. 
SB 64define the term of a vacancy appointment for water development district directors. 
SB 68revise certain alcoholic beverage sampling provisions. 
SB 75revise certain provisions regarding the purchase from a municipality of malt beverages by certain alcoholic beverage licensees. 
SB 80regulate the use of drones under certain conditions and to provide a penalty therefor. 
SB 90repeal certain provisions related to certain prior statements of a witness subject to discovery and to establish the rationale and effect of the repeal. 
SB 93revise certain provisions regarding marriage license fees. 
SB 103revise certain provisions concerning the process for truancy citations and formal petitions and to declare an emergency. 
SB 141revise certain provisions relating to child support. 
SB 145provide limitation on liability for certain architects and engineers 
SC 19Honoring Cleo Erickson, "The History Lady," of Vermillion, South Dakota, who knew more about the history of her community than anyone else. 
SC 26Congratulating Anneliese Taggart of Vermillion, South Dakota, on the extraordinary honor of winning the 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
HB 1065revise certain provisions regarding the liability of persons for certain business debts. 
HB 1081revise certain provisions for establishing a trust for an unlocatable mineral owner. 
HB 1083establish certain provisions for awarding grants and collecting surcharges related to the equal access to our courts fund. 
HB 1102allow funeral homes to collect reimbursement for reasonable funeral costs from a decedent's estate under certain conditions. 
HB 1103allow for service by publication for certain paternity and child custody actions. 
HB 1136revise certain election recount provisions. 
HB 1144revise certain provisions regarding commercial driver license disqualification for refusing to submit to a chemical analysis. 

Co Sponsor

SB 9revise the river basin natural resource district boundaries, to establish subdistricts for each district, and to establish a procedure to adjust district boundaries. 
SB 10provide for an election in the Red River and Minnesota River Basin Natural Resource District in 2018, to remove certain areas from the East Dakota Water Development District that are contained in that river basin natural resource district, and to provide for elections in the other river basin natural resource districts at a later date. 
SB 59delay the effective date for initiated measures and referred laws. 
SB 61update, revise, and repeal certain provisions relating to nurse practitioners and nurse midwives. 
SB 73provide a special tribal veteran license plate for certain motor vehicles. 
SB 74exempt the elected members of the governing board of any federally recognized Indian tribe from the requirement to register as lobbyists. 
SB 77provide for a fiscal note for any initiated measure, initiated amendment to the Constitution, or referred law that would have a fiscal impact on the state. 
SB 81prohibit the manufacture, sale, or possession of alcohol in a powdered, condensed, or other concentrated form under most circumstances. 
SB 83revise certain provisions relating to the criteria for informal adjustment for any apparent child in need of supervision. 
SB 84provide for the suspension of the probationary period for juvenile probationers under certain conditions. 
SB 97revise certain provisions concerning the transfer of motor vehicle titles to satisfy unpaid motor vehicle repair bills. 
SB 118allow for special motor vehicle license plates depicting the Dignity sculpture. 
SB 125revise the list of organizations that may approve and accredit a nonpublic school. 
SB 164revise the length of the maximum probationary period for juvenile probationers and to revise the conditions of a juvenile commitment to the Department of Corrections. 
SC 18Recognizing and congratulating Jonathon A. Brown of Boy Scout Troop 1187 for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. 
SC 20Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard 153rd Engineer Battalion of Huron, South Dakota, for being awarded the Major General Milton A. Reckord Trophy and for its continued demonstration of support to the local community and the state. 
SC 23Honoring Senator Gary Cammack and his wife Amy for receiving the Olin Sims Conservation Leadership Award in January of 2017. 
SC 24Commending Heather Wilson on her nomination for Secretary of the United States Air Force and honoring her service to South Dakota. 
SC 27Congratulating Donnie Stoltz of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on the extraordinary honor of winning a 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
SC 28Honoring the 2017 South Dakota Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Youth of the Year finalists. 
SC 36Honoring Christopher Todd Jumper of Boy Scout Troop 28, North Sioux City, South Dakota, for earning the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. 
SC 37Honoring the Beresford and Alcester-Hudson School District cooperative wrestling program for an excellent season and for victorious performances in the 2017 Class B State Wrestling Tournament. 
SCR 4Recognizing and finding that pornography is a public health crisis leading to a broad spectrum of individual and public health impacts and societal harms. 
SCR 6Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers and recognizing March 2017 as Social Work Month. 
SCR 11Opposing physician-assisted suicide. 
SCR 14Urging the Governor to fuel the state fleet with premium E-30 fuel. 
HB 1055revise certain provisions regarding the need for a driver license or permit to operate certain motor vehicles. 
HB 1056authorize law enforcement officers to issue certain citations not signed under oath. 
HB 1069repeal and revise certain provisions related to campaign finance and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1070revise certain provisions regarding the licensure of physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. 
HB 1077provide for the assignment of certain benefits in dental care insurance coverage. 
HB 1085revise certain provisions concerning the occupational tax imposed by business improvement districts. 
HB 1088revise certain provisions regarding required stops at railroad crossings. 
HB 1099require a sentence of life imprisonment for certain persons with severe mental illness and to provide for a determination of severe mental illness in those cases. 
HB 1100allow law enforcement to initiate a mental illness hold in domestic abuse situations. 
HB 1101increase the penalty for performing an abortion of an unborn child capable of feeling pain. 
HB 1104revise certain motor vehicle liability insurance requirements. 
HB 1116revise certain standards for new construction where a building code ordinance has not been adopted. 
HB 1118eliminate the need to prove the use of force, fraud, or coercion in the human trafficking of minors. 
HB 1132limit the persons eligible to receive a copy of a vital record with a social security number printed on the record. 
HB 1135provide certain provisions requiring plaintiffs in certain civil suits to cover certain court costs. 
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 1142revise the penalty for vehicular homicide. 
HB 1170revise certain provisions regarding conflicts of interest for authority, board, or commission members. 
HB 1183provide and revise certain provisions regarding mental health procedures in criminal justice, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1191require cooperation with the Division of Child Support as a condition of eligibility for the SNAP program. 
HC 1001Honoring and commending Dale Lamphere, of Sturgis, South Dakota, and his team for the monumental sculpture, "Dignity", and Norm and Eunabel McKie, of Rapid City, South Dakota, for their generous financial support of the sculpture project. 
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 1004Honoring Raina Grimsley of Mitchell, South Dakota, Girls State Governor, and Max Hawkins of Renner, 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. 
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 1008Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team for winning the 2016 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. 
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 1018Recognizing Rev. Dr. Donald C. Simmons, Jr. for his exemplary service to the State of South Dakota. 
HC 1020Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its sixty-ninth anniversary on June 15th, 16th, and 17th 2017. 
HC 1025Honoring Phyllis Perkovich for her outstanding commitment and service to the South Dakota legislative page program and the youth of South Dakota. 
HC 1031Congratulating and commending Teagan NcNary, of Vermillion, South Dakota, and Josh Anderson, of Aberdeen, South Dakota, on their election as the incoming University of South Dakota Student Government Association president and vice president. 
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. 
HJR 1001Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election an amendment to Article XXI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to fishing, hunting, and trapping. 
HJR 1002To apply for a convention of states under Article V of the Constitution of the United States to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government and limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled