Representative Ray Ring — 2017


Picture of Representative Ray Ring

Party: Democrat
Term: New Member
District: 17
Counties: Clay, Turner
Occupation: Retired

Home Address:
607 Sterling St.
Vermillion, SD 57069

Home: 605-675-9379
Capitol: 605-773-3851
Business:

Email: Ray.Ring@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

EducationMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 413 
TransportationMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 413 

Prime Sponsor

SC 12Commending and honoring the Parker State Class B Boys Cross Country Champions. 
SC 18Commending and honoring Parker Elementary School for receiving the National Blue Ribbon Award. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1064provide for certain methods of disbursement for school district flexible spending accounts. 
HB 1067designate POW/MIA Recognition Day as a working holiday. 
HB 1080include certain speeding offenses in the point system for traffic violations for the purposes of driver license records. 
HB 1082revise certain provisions concerning the designation of official newspapers for municipalities. 
HB 1089require statewide livestock ownership inspection. 
HB 1119establish a school-to-work grant program in the Department of Education and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1121require the publication of information on the number of veterans and veterans with service-connected disabilities employed by South Dakota state government. 
HB 1156revise certain provisions concerning nonresident waterfowl licenses. 
HB 1180allow veterans to receive credit for certain military training and experience. 
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 1216prohibit computer damage, computer theft, and unauthorized computer access and provide penalties therefor. 
HB 1221provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. 
HC 1001Commending and honoring Specialist James Furry for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Soldier of the Year. 
HC 1002Commending and honoring Sergeant Jacob Vissia for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. 
HC 1003Commending and honoring Chief Warrant Officer Four Kenneth Schoenfelder for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Warrant Officer of the Year. 
HC 1004Commending and honoring First Lieutenant Cody Becker for his selection as South Dakota Army National Guard Lieutenant of the Year. 
HC 1005Commending and honoring the 2012 Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
HC 1011Commending and honoring Senior Master Sergeant James D. Volden for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. 
HC 1012Commending and honoring Senior Airman Jared S. Mengenhausen for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Airman of the Year. 
HC 1013Commending and honoring Captain Nicole Franklin for her selection as South Dakota Air National Guard Lieutenant of the Year for 2012. 
HC 1014Commending and honoring Technical Sergeant Thomas N. Tomko for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. 
HC 1017Commending and honoring the 2011-2012 Girls AA Mitchell High School Kernel Basketball Team for winning the State AA Girls Basketball Championship. 
HC 1019Recognizing and honoring the South Dakota Arthritis Foundation for its efforts to raise awareness and work towards the prevention and cure of arthritis in children and adults. 
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 1027Honoring Hannah Higdon of Dupree, South Dakota, as a distinguished finalist for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
HC 1056Honoring those persons who encourage children to read and those children who participate in the Read Across America Program that builds awareness and supports reading programs in our homes and communities. 
HC 1063Recognizing the fortieth anniversary of the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee. 
HC 1067Honoring Hartman Katz, Reagan Francom, and Matt Halter of the Huron High School Wrestling Team for participating in the 2013 State Class A Wrestling Tournament. 
HC 1068 Honoring and commending Pace Douglas Clayton for his military service to the United States of America. 
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. 
HC 1095Honoring Calder Eschenbaum from Lake Preston High School. 
HC 1096Honoring Amanda Poppen from DeSmet High School. 
HC 1098Honoring Eugene Martin from DeSmet High School for his back to back state wrestling titles. 
HCR 1005Recognizing November 2013 as COPD Awareness Month. 
HCR 1011Encouraging pedestrians and bicyclists to wear brightly colored clothing when using a public highway and for motorists to watch for pedestrians and bicyclists. 
HR 1002Urging the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs to be proactive in facilitating the development of a South Dakota Veterans cemetery in eastern South Dakota and in working with the South Dakota Department of Human Resources to ensure that South Dakota veterans are afforded state employment opportunities. 
SB 140expand Medicaid eligibility for pregnant women and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 142prohibit the use of certain handheld electronic wireless devices for electronic messaging while driving and to prohibit conflicting municipal regulations. 
SB 159revise the state aid to general education formula by including an adjustment for students with limited English proficiency. 
SB 184revise the number of ownership acres necessary to qualify for certain big game hunting licenses to be used on a landowner's property. 
SB 191increase state aid to education and revise certain provisions related to education funding. 
SB 196revise the index factor in the state aid to general education and state aid to special education formulas. 
SB 199exempt certain property used for educational purposes from taxation. 
SB 218establish a program to assist rural counties to recruit attorneys. 
SB 221revise certain penalties relating to the possession of marijuana. 
SB 225prohibit a person from keeping or maintaining a place allowing underage drinking and to provide penalties therefor. 
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 237appropriate funds for deposit into the need-based grant fund, to provide for annual funding of the need-based grant fund with a portion of the funds received from the education enhancement trust fund, 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 10Commending and honoring the Warner Monarch Girls Volleyball Team on their 2012 Class B State Championship. 
SC 11Acknowledging the Deubrook Area High School Football Team for winning the 2012 State 9AA Football Championship. 
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 19Commending and honoring the White River Tigers Boys Basketball Team for its 2012 State Class B Basketball Championship. 
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). 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled