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

HB 1122establish procedures for payment of insurance claims by credit card or electronic funds transfer to health care professionals. 
HB 1126exempt certain entities from provisions related to money lending licenses. 
HJR 1002To apply for a Convention of the States under Article V of the Constitution of the United States. 

Co Sponsor

SB 56require legislative approval of all land acquisitions by the Department of Game, Fish and Parks. 
SB 60set daylight savings time as the permanent year-round time for the state of South Dakota. 
SB 61prohibit the cancellation or nonrenewal of homeowner insurance policies for certain claims arising from natural causes. 
SB 62require manufacturers of farm machinery and equipment to replace the machinery or equipment or to refund its purchase price if it fails to conform to the manufacturer's warranty, to specify the manufacturer's obligations to remedy any nonconforming conditions, and to provide cause of action against the manufacturer for failure to comply. 
SB 76revise certain codes and standards regarding wind energy system set back requirements. 
SB 102allow certain alcoholic beverage licenses and special event alcoholic beverage licenses to be issued on certain lands and facilities located on state educational institution campuses. 
SB 107clarify certain safety zone restrictions on hunting. 
SB 115permit car rental companies to include certain fees in a rental agreement. 
SB 129establish certain suicide awareness and prevention training requirements for certain school employees based on the Jason Flatt Act. 
SB 159provide a tax credit to insurance companies that contribute to an organization providing educational scholarships to certain students. 
SB 165authorize the manufacture of cider in certain amounts. 
SB 166make an appropriation to the aeronautics commission and to declare an emergency. 
SC 6Honoring Allyson Monson of Clark, South Dakota, Girls State Governor, and Andrew Flannery of Elk Point, 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 9Honoring the South Dakota Health Care Association on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary. 
SC 13Honoring the 2015 and 2016 Washington High School students of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for their many academic, athletic, and fine arts achievements. 
SJR 1Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the fundamental right of state citizens to bear arms cannot be infringed and is subject to strict scrutiny. 
SJR 4Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article IV, section 3 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the powers and duties of the Governor. 
HB 1056revise certain provisions relating to the veterans' preference in employment. 
HB 1060revise certain provisions regarding the South Dakota Board on Geographic Names. 
HB 1061provide a tuition benefit to certain teachers who enroll in courses under the management and control of the Board of Regents that are not subsidized by the general fund. 
HB 1069revise certain provisions related to genetic counselor licensure. 
HB 1070establish venue for certain actions arising out of real property lease agreements. 
HB 1107ensure government nondiscrimination in matters of religious beliefs and moral convictions. 
HB 1112establish certain procedures regarding a transgender policy for the purposes of participation in high school activities and to declare void any present transgender policy of any association recognized under chapter 13-36. 
HB 1118limit the amount of instructional time that may be spent administering statewide academic assessments. 
HB 1135establish venue for certain actions arising out of real property lease agreements. 
HB 1142prohibit businesses and employers from establishing certain policies against the ability of an employee or invitee to store firearms and ammunition in a locked motor vehicle parked on the premises. 
HB 1163revise the periods of time during which veterans may use tuition benefits at institutions under the control of the Board of Regents. 
HB 1164provide for a special interest motor vehicle license plate for certain vehicles under certain conditions. 
HB 1188exempt certain operations of school buses from commercial motor vehicle fees. 
HB 1219revise certain provisions concerning adverse possession of certain real property. 
HB 1229revise provisions related to primary insurance of rental cars. 
HB 1238revise the powers and duties of the Executive Board of the Legislative Research Council. 
HC 1007Recognizing Sabrina Swee for her excellence and achievements in the area of culinary arts. 
HC 1012Recognizing and honoring the bravery of South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Zachary Bader. 
HC 1030Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. 
HCR 1002Supporting the selection of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter beddown at Joe Foss Field, 114th Fighter Wing, South Dakota Air National Guard. 
HCR 1005Urging the federal government to refrain from enacting regulations that threaten the reliability and affordability of electric power in the northern great plains. 
HCR 1006Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers and recognizing March 2016 as Social Work Month. 
HCR 1008Urging Congress to support and to ask the United States Secretary of State to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline project. 
HCR 1014Calling for the United States to save Christians, Yazidis and people of other faiths from persecution and genocide. 
HCR 1017Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial and mutually beneficial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled