Senator Ryan Maher — 2017


Picture of Senator Ryan Maher

Majority Whip

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 28
Counties: Butte, Corson, Dewey, Harding, Perkins, Ziebach
Occupation: Insurance Agent/Restaurant Owner

Home Address:
PO Box 237
117 N. Main St.
Isabel, SD 57633

Home: 605-466-2371
Capitol: 605-773-3821
Business: 605-865-3577

Email: Ryan.Maher@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Commerce and EnergyMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 423 
EducationMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 423 
TaxationChair MWF 10:00 AM Room 423 

Prime Sponsor

SB 1revise the provisions regarding plugging and performance bonds for oil and gas wells and to repeal the supplemental restoration bond requirement. 
SB 72revise certain provisions concerning inspections of food service establishments by the Department of Health. 
SB 73repeal certain provisions requiring wholesalers to purchase alcoholic beverages from brand owners, brand owner's agents, or other wholesalers. 
SB 76revise certain reversion provisions relating to funding in the Governor's Office of Economic Development for the purpose of enhancing military value of Ellsworth Air Force Base, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 79deposit money in the permanent school fund based on certain acres of school and public lands open to public hunting. 
SB 80reinstate certain provisions repealed in the Eighty-seventh Legislative Session regarding the accounting for federal impact aid. 
SB 95revise certain restrictions relating to road hunting. 
SB 164revise the compensation requirements payable to surface owners for exploration damages and to allow the payments to be made in multiple installments. 
SB 203revise provisions relating to owners of property located near water. 
SC 1Honoring Bethold (Bert) Fried on his 90th birthday. 
SC 4Honoring and commending the recipients of the Governor's Awards in the Arts. 
HB 1004provide for the award of treble damages in certain surface depredation cases. 
HB 1005require certain posting of information if hydraulic fracture stimulation is performed on oil and gas wells. 
HB 1006revise certain provisions relating to the termination of certain mineral interests. 
HB 1074define the insurer's responsibilities concerning health insurance policies in relation to the eligibility of minor dependents for coverage. 
HB 1083revise the crime of rustling to include sheep and goats. 
HB 1089require statewide livestock ownership inspection. 
HB 1095exempt persons that have not been drinking from charges of open container in a motor vehicle. 
HB 1123increase the surcharge on certain hunting licenses for predator control purposes, approve temporary funding provisions relating to predator control, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1151extend general immunity from liability for directors and officers of certain nonprofit fire and ambulance departments and to limit certain actions for personal injury or death. 
HB 1168increase certain levies relating to predator control districts. 
HB 1183establish a pilot program that uses home-based educational technology to prepare certain preschool children for school, and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1197provide for historical motor vehicle license plates and special personalized historical vehicle license plates for certain motor vehicles. 
HB 1216prohibit computer damage, computer theft, and unauthorized computer access and provide penalties therefor. 
HB 1244prohibit the Expansion of Medicaid eligibility. 
HB 1245provide civil immunity for school board members in certain situations. 
HC 1020Honoring the memory of Don Hight. 
HC 1025Recognizing Saturday, July 27, 2013, as the National Day of the American Cowboy. 
HC 1027Honoring Hannah Higdon of Dupree, South Dakota, as a distinguished finalist for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
HC 1069Commending and Honoring Marcelline J. Lesmeister for her service to the people of the State of South Dakota. 

Co Sponsor

SB 2provide funding for unresolved surface depredation caused by oil and gas exploration and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 70improve public safety. 
SB 74require the forfeiture of preference points for certain hunting licenses upon conviction of unlawfully killing, destroying, taking, or possessing trophy animals. 
SB 78revise certain provisions relating to medical requirements for intrastate drivers transporting passengers and to update certain references to federal statutes. 
SB 81prohibit certain political activity within the Office of the Secretary of State. 
SB 83designate Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day as a working holiday. 
SB 88authorize the county to deny bids on county sales of tax deed properties if the bidder is not current on property taxes due. 
SB 92provide for the repair of property that has sustained damage when the materials are no longer available in the marketplace. 
SB 93revise certain provisions concerning requirements of fire sprinklers in single family dwellings. 
SB 100establish a wine direct shipper permit and to provide for certain direct shipments of wine. 
SB 102regulate the submission of certain filings with the Office of the Secretary of State. 
SB 115increase the commercial fertilizer inspection fee for purposes of fertilizer-related research and to create the Nutrient Research Education Council to promote such research. 
SB 121repeal certain provisions relating to the Commission on Intergovernmental Cooperation. 
SB 129revise certain provisions that dedicate property tax revenue for the financing of tax incremental districts. 
SB 130revise certain provisions concerning absentee voting. 
SB 139regulate certain market activity in a health exchange. 
SB 145revise certain provisions concerning the content of annual property tax bill. 
SB 152authorize the hunting of coyotes using artificial light under certain conditions. 
SB 159revise the state aid to general education formula by including an adjustment for students with limited English proficiency. 
SB 160require health care facilities to allow patients to supply their own prescription medications. 
SB 161authorize certain persons to perform limited equine dentistry procedures. 
SB 183revise provisions relating to hunting trespass and to increase certain penalties for trespassing. 
SB 187allow a school district to opt out of the continuing contract requirements for teachers. 
SB 188make an appropriation to fund the Teach for America grant program. 
SB 191increase state aid to education and revise certain provisions related to education funding. 
SB 193revise the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula. 
SB 194extend the sunset date for certain expenditures from a school district's capital outlay fund. 
SB 195revise the distribution of the wind energy tax. 
SB 200revise certain provisions concerning campaign finance. 
SB 202provide for the creation of a pilot program for public charter schools. 
SB 205authorize the hunting of wolves in certain circumstances. 
SB 207make certain legislative findings concerning federal infringement on Second Amendment rights. 
SB 208make an appropriation to rehabilitate certain state-owned rail lines. 
SB 212permit auctioneers to sell certain motor vehicles that have out-of-state titles. 
SB 214prohibit certain unfair or discriminatory practices based on veteran or military status. 
SB 215provide procedures by which adopted persons may obtain their original birth certificates. 
SB 217exempt certain rodeo events from sales taxes. 
SB 218establish a program to assist rural counties to recruit attorneys. 
SB 222clarify the voting status of certain parolees and probationers. 
SB 229make an appropriation for the purpose of providing funding for career and technical education. 
SB 233create the critical teaching needs scholarship program, to make an appropriation to the education enhancement trust fund to provide for the annual funding of the scholarships, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 236appropriate money to the Board of Regents to fund the expansion of information systems programs and cyber security programs at Dakota State University, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 238appropriate money to the animal damage control fund for predator control services and to declare an emergency. 
SC 2Commending Principal Dan Walsh for his years of service in education in South Dakota. 
SC 5Commending and congratulating Colton Manville, Trevor Mahoney, and Dean Laganiere, students at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, for qualifying for the Olympics of Computer Science which will take place in Russia. 
SC 8Honoring Harold Thune and Jerald Applebee of Murdo for their individual accomplishments, as well as their efforts and involvement with the Annual Jones County Invitational Basketball Tournament. 
SC 13Honoring the crew of North Carolina Air National Guard, MAFFS (Modular Airborne FireFighting System) 7, 145th Airlift Wing, Charlotte, North Carolina. 
SC 14honoring Molly Hermann of Sturgis, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Ty Wiley of Sioux Falls, 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 16Commending and honoring Gale Lundberg on his retirement from teaching and coaching for fifty years in South Dakota schools. 
SC 18Commending and honoring Parker Elementary School for receiving the National Blue Ribbon Award. 
SC 19Commending and honoring the White River Tigers Boys Basketball Team for its 2012 State Class B Basketball Championship. 
SC 20Commending and honoring the White River Tigers Boys Gold Team on being champions of the 2012 Boys State Class B Golf Tournament. 
SC 22Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days Festivities on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary on June 20, 21, and 22, 2013. 
SC 29Honoring Courtney Peterson of Sisseton, South Dakota, as the recipient of the 2012 Miss Rodeo America First Runner-up Award. 
SC 30Honoring Kristina Maddocks of Hecla, South Dakota as 2013 Miss Rodeo South Dakota. 
SC 32Honoring Paige McPherson for winning a bronze medal in Taekwondo during the 2012 summer Olympic Games. 
SC 34Honoring Ronald Olinger for his long-standing service as a lobbyist at the South Dakota State Capitol. 
SCR 4Making a formal application to Congress to call a limited constitutional convention for the sole purpose of proposing for ratification an amendment to the Constitution providing that an increase in the federal debt requires approval from a majority of the legislatures of the separate states. 
SCR 5Commending the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) pilot program at Wagner Community School, and honoring Sage Zephier for delivering the student address for the JAG National Leadership Awards Luncheon in Washington. 
SCR 6Requesting the Congress of the United States to enact legislation that would reinstate the separation of commercial and investment banking functions that were in effect under the Glass-Steagall Act (Banking Act of 1933). 
SJR 1Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article III, section 6 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to legislative terms and legislative term limits. 
SJR 2Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election amendments to Article XI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the vote required to increase taxes. 
SR 1endorsing the induction of Tom C. Miller into the PRCA Rodeo Hall of Fame. 
SR 2Commending the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) pilot program at Wagner Community School, and honoring Sage Zephier for delivering the student address for the JAG National Leadership Awards Luncheon in Washington, D.C. 
HB 1001require mineral developers to give notice to surface owners before entering the land. 
HB 1002provide for the creation of a trust account for unlocatable mineral interest owners. 
HB 1003revise the purpose of the agriculture mediation program. 
HB 1064provide for certain methods of disbursement for school district flexible spending accounts. 
HB 1067designate POW/MIA Recognition Day as a working holiday. 
HB 1069increase the administrative assessment fee for the guarantee fund. 
HB 1075revise the membership of the Legislative Planning Committee. 
HB 1077repeal certain provisions requiring railroad companies to file maps with county officials. 
HB 1078revise the location where certain county highway maps may be filed. 
HB 1079increase the fee for certain property tax deeds. 
HB 1086revise certain provisions relating to the publication of certain records by cooperatives. 
HB 1087provide for the creation of school sentinel programs and for the training of school sentinels. 
HB 1091establish certain provisions regarding the labeling of motor fuel at a retail fuel pump and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1092revise certain provisions concerning the expungement of arrest records. 
HB 1093allow the use of dogs to hunt mountain lions and leashed dogs to track and retrieve wounded or presumed dead big game animals. 
HB 1100authorize the use of certain gold and silver coins as legal tender. 
HB 1102revise provisions regarding the South Dakota Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association Act. 
HB 1103exempt credit health insurers from certain provisions related to preexisting conditions. 
HB 1121require the publication of information on the number of veterans and veterans with service-connected disabilities employed by South Dakota state government. 
HB 1122revise certain requirements relating to health insurance plans for county officers and employees. 
HB 1130define certain terms relating to bail bonds. 
HB 1131revise the property exempted from levy in bankruptcy cases. 
HB 1132include wolves in the definition of predator/varmint. 
HB 1135regulate access to and use of public waters on public and private property. 
HB 1140revise the schedule for payment of excise taxes for farm wineries. 
HB 1142promote patient choice in selecting health care providers. 
HB 1143create a leased residential property classification and to establish the school district general fund levy for the property classification. 
HB 1153exempt certain environmental upgrade values from assessment during construction and to provide a sunset clause for the environmental upgrade exemption. 
HB 1156revise certain provisions concerning nonresident waterfowl licenses. 
HB 1158revise certain provisions relating to the posting of public notice for meetings of public bodies. 
HB 1159revise certain provisions relating to identity theft and employment. 
HB 1160clarify certain penalty provisions relating to damage caused by wildlife to land, livestock, or crops. 
HB 1167restructure the policy advisory committee for animal damage control. 
HB 1171exempt certain property from bankruptcy levy. 
HB 1172appropriate one-time funds for enhancement of secondary career and technical education. 
HB 1175establish sanctions relating to the hiring of illegal aliens. 
HB 1179provide for the acceptance of more than one bid for the provision of certain services to cities or counties. 
HB 1188provide for the ascertainment of whether a mentally ill person is dangerous and, if so, to rescind his or her right to bear arms, and to provide penalties for violation thereof. 
HB 1190prohibit the State of South Dakota and its political subdivisions from adopting and developing United Nations sponsored environmental and developmental policies that would infringe or restrict the private property rights of the owners of private property. 
HB 1201compensate school districts for recent funding shortfalls by increasing the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula over the next three years. 
HB 1202revise the index factor in the state aid to general education formula. 
HB 1210restrict state involvement in certain tribal aspects of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. 
HB 1211provide for an Indian Child Welfare Act court monitoring program. 
HB 1212increase the expense allowances of legislators. 
HB 1214expand Medicaid eligibility for pregnant women and to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1219amend the benefit allowance exempt from levy in bankruptcy cases. 
HB 1221provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. 
HB 1222provide that any federal law that attempts to ban firearms, to limit the size of firearm magazines, or to impose other limitations on firearms is unenforceable in South Dakota, to provide a penalty, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1230provide for the removal of records of a discharged lien from the deed of real property. 
HB 1246authorize certain pesticide applicators to apply pesticide on their own property. 
HB 1247make an appropriation to the state aeronautics fund. 
HC 1005Commending and honoring the 2012 Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
HC 1015Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team as National BB Gun Champions. 
HC 1017Commending and honoring the 2011-2012 Girls AA Mitchell High School Kernel Basketball Team for winning the State AA Girls Basketball Championship. 
HC 1021Honoring and commemorating the fifty-fifth anniversary in 2013 of the annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. 
HC 1022Honoring the South Dakota Department of Agriculture for one hundred ten years of promoting, protecting, preserving, and improving South Dakota's agriculture for today and tomorrow. 
HC 1070Honoring the memory of Milo Smith. 
HC 1085Honoring and thanking Bernie and Myrna Hunhoff and their family for the contributions of South Dakota Magazine to the state of South Dakota. 
HCR 1001in opposition to certain actions by animal rights groups to undermine agricultural producers. 
HCR 1003Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. 
HCR 1006Petitioning the President of the United States and the Department of State to authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline. 
HCR 1008Exposing and opposing United Nations Agenda 21. 
HCR 1011Encouraging pedestrians and bicyclists to wear brightly colored clothing when using a public highway and for motorists to watch for pedestrians and bicyclists. 

Hearings

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