Representative Taffy Howard — 2017


Picture of Representative Taffy Howard

Party: Republican
Term: New Member
District: 33
Counties: Meade, Pennington
Occupation: Small Business Owner

Home Address:
530 Westberry Dr.
Rapid City, SD 57702

Home:
Capitol: 605-773-3851
Business:

Email: Taffy.Howard@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Committee on AppropriationsMember MTWThF 8:00 AM Room 362 
Joint Committee on AppropriationsMember MTWThF 8:00 AM Room 362 

Interim Committees

AppropriationsMember 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1159revise certain provisions regarding the regulation of commercial breeding operations. 
HB 1160recover the costs of care for animals seized by law enforcement. 
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. 

Co Sponsor

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 1071require the approval of the Legislature before any high level nuclear waste may be processed or deposited within state boundaries. 
HB 1072repeal and revise certain provisions relating to permits to carry a concealed pistol. 
HB 1073revise and repeal certain provisions regarding gifts from registered lobbyists to public officials. 
HB 1074provide for limits on certain out-of-state contributions to ballot question committees. 
HB 1075repeal the authority of municipalities to exercise planning and zoning powers outside corporate limits of municipalities. 
HB 1091modify certain provisions relating to concealed carry permits. 
HB 1095revise certain provisions regarding resident fishing possession limits. 
HB 1105revise certain municipal special assessment provisions. 
HB 1118eliminate the need to prove the use of force, fraud, or coercion in the human trafficking of minors. 
HB 1122clarify certain provisions regarding the process to be excused from public school attendance. 
HB 1132limit the persons eligible to receive a copy of a vital record with a social security number printed on the record. 
HB 1133require each school district to adopt a policy to provide for students with specific learning disabilities. 
HB 1144revise certain provisions regarding commercial driver license disqualification for refusing to submit to a chemical analysis. 
HB 1145define a no-go zone and create a procedure to manage no-go zones. 
HB 1150provide for the issuance of certain hunting licenses to nonresident military veterans at the resident rate. 
HB 1153revise the signature requirements for initiated measures and referred laws. 
HB 1164revise certain provisions regarding violations of county and municipal ordinances. 
HB 1184exempt certain persons working in postsecondary technical institutes from collective bargaining provisions. 
HB 1189prohibit dismemberment abortions and to provide a penalty therefor. 
HB 1201exempt certain food sales from licensure, certification, and inspection. 
HC 1002Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 196th Regiment, Regional Training Institute (RTI) on training hundreds of officer candidates from South Dakota and soldiers across the nation. 
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 1005Commending the entire South Dakota Army National Guard on being awarded a first place gold finish in the 2016 Army Communities of Excellence Awards. 
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 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 1017Posthumously honoring the life, character, and achievements of Bob Hanson. 
HC 1025Honoring Phyllis Perkovich for her outstanding commitment and service to the South Dakota legislative page program and the youth of South Dakota. 
HC 1026Honoring Laura Ingalls Wilder's 150th birthday and the celebration of this milestone in De Smet, South Dakota. 
HCR 1003Encouraging school districts to provide for an annual academic scholarship signing day in schools. 
HCR 1004Recognizing National Speech and Debate Education Day on March 3, 2017. 
HCR 1005Calling for statewide recognition of the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 196th Regiment, Regional Training Institute (RTI) for training hundreds of officer candidates from South Dakota and soldiers across the nation. 
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 1010Prohibiting officials and employees of the South Dakota Department of Education and members of the South Dakota Board of Education from joining certain organizations or consortia that may present a conflict of interest. 
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. 
HCR 1015instructing the Department of Transportation to ensure proper access for farm and grazing lands by identifying and reevaluating excessive highway setbacks. 
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. 
SB 55protect the teaching of certain scientific information. 
SB 72revise certain provisions regarding the consideration of joint physical custody of a minor. 
SB 79revise certain provisions regarding the display of motorcycle license plates. 
SB 94repeal and revise certain provisions relating to the requirements for a permit to carry a concealed pistol. 
SB 97revise certain provisions concerning the transfer of motor vehicle titles to satisfy unpaid motor vehicle repair bills. 
SB 102require that the name and telephone number of an organization fighting to end sex trafficking be given, in writing, to any woman seeking an abortion. 
SB 144provide for the Servicemember Firearms Protection Act. 
SB 167revise certain provisions regarding certain notices to be provided by guardians of protected persons. 
SB 168revise certain provisions relating to a durable power of attorney and the appointment of a guardian or conservator. 
SC 21Posthumously honoring the life, character, and achievements of Bob Hanson. 
SC 24Commending Heather Wilson on her nomination for Secretary of the United States Air Force and honoring her service to South Dakota. 
SCR 11Opposing physician-assisted suicide. 
SJR 2Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election amendments to Article XXIII, of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to amendments to the Constitution. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled