Senator R. Blake Curd — 2017


Picture of Senator R. Blake Curd

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

Commerce and EnergyChair TTh 10:00 AM Room 423 
EducationMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 423 
Health and Human ServicesMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 412 

Prime Sponsor

SB 165provide that the financial responsibility policy of a self-insured car rental company is secondary to the financial responsibility policy of the renter. 
HB 1075provide for off-road vehicle trails, to establish a fund to create and maintain the trails, and to provide a penalty therefor. 
HB 1080authorize the use of investigational treatments for patients under certain conditions and to restrict certain causes of action arising from investigational treatment. 

Co Sponsor

SB 72provide an exemption from certain excavation requirements in an emergency. 
SB 73improve public safety regarding juvenile justice. 
SB 77allow nursing mothers to breastfeed in certain locations. 
SB 81require persons convicted of driving a vehicle while under influence of alcohol, drugs, or intoxicants to pay certain costs to the county. 
SB 82update outdated language related to domestic abuse. 
SB 89require the development of school safety plans and to require the conduct of lockdown drills in accredited schools. 
SB 100create a leased residential property classification. 
SB 101establish certain provisions regarding cancer treatment medication coverage by insurance companies. 
SB 105provide Legislators access to the state capitol complex tunnel system. 
SB 112revise certain provisions regarding voting rights of a person convicted of a felony. 
SB 131establish certain provisions regarding stray electrical current and voltage remediation. 
SB 139authorize the increase in the number of video lottery machines that may be placed in a licensed establishment under certain conditions. 
SB 157make an appropriation to the state aeronautics fund. 
SB 170increase legislator salary. 
SB 175revise certain provisions regarding the vehicles with military speciality plates that are not subject to annual registration fees. 
SB 177establish a youth minimum wage. 
SB 188require the Department of Education to use a competitive bidding process when acquiring academic assessments. 
SB 189provide a tax credit to insurance companies that contribute to an organization providing educational scholarships to certain students and instructional supply grants to certain teachers and parents. 
SC 3Commending and honoring the 2013-2014 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota, including Tim Mitchell, Rapid City, School Superintendent; Anita Stugelmeyer, Lemmon, School Business Official; John Decker, Watertown, Elementary School Principal; Brad Seamer, McCook Central, Secondary School Principal; Peggy Diekhoff, Todd County, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Kym Johnston, Lennox, Curriculum Director; Michelle Powers, Brookings, Director of Special Education; and Rhonda Gross, Arlington, Middle School Principal, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. 
SC 9Commending and honoring the 2014 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
SC 10Honoring the Howard High School Football Team for its 2014 9A State Championship. 
SC 11Honoring the Madison High School Boys Basketball Team for its 2014 Boys State A Basketball Championship. 
SC 26Commending and honoring Vern DeGeest on his retirement from teaching, coaching, and administrating after fifty-four years in South Dakota schools. 
SCR 1Commending the improvements to health care in South Dakota achieved by the system of care established by the community-based Mission: Lifeline initiative. 
HB 1023prohibit a state officer or employee from having an interest in any contract that the state employee or officer approved, awarded, or administered for one calendar year following termination of state employment. 
HB 1064prohibit unlawful self-dealing by state officers and employees. 
HB 1079revise the deadline for the Department of Health's annual report regarding abortions. 
HB 1084expand collateral eligible to be pledged as security for public deposits. 
HB 1117provide for the approval of postsecondary courses for certain nonpublic school students and students receiving alternative instruction. 
HB 1142revise certain provisions pertaining to the age requirements for sex offender registry registration. 
HB 1156prohibit the performance of abortions due to Down syndrome and to provide a penalty therefor. 
HB 1166prohibit the use of tanning devices by minors. 
HB 1235update the valuation manual related to the valuation of assets, liabilities, and reserves. 
HC 1021Honoring the 2014 Lincoln High School students. 
HC 1031Honoring the 2015 Huron High School Speech and Debate Team on their outstanding performance. 
HCR 1007opposing the EPA's guidelines to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants in a manner that will cause economic harm. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled