Senator Ryan Maher — 2018


Picture of Senator Ryan Maher

Assistant Majority Leader

Party: Republican
Term: New Member
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

Joint Legislative ProcedureMember Call of Chair 10:00 AM Room 413 
Legislative ProcedureMember Call of Chair 10:00 AM Room 413 
Local GovernmentMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 412 
State AffairsMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 414 

Interim Committees

Extraordinary Cost Fund for Special Education StudyMember 

Prime Sponsor

SB 1revise certain provisions regarding tax deed procurement. 
SB 3increase the amount of unobligated cash that may be transferred to the building South Dakota fund after the end of a fiscal year. 
SB 4revise certain provisions relating to the contractor's excise tax revenues that are deposited into the building South Dakota fund. 
SB 5establish a tax refund program for certain workforce housing projects. 
SB 6require that the unobligated cash balance of the building South Dakota fund be used in determining the allocation of unobligated general funds. 
SB 88revise certain provisions in regarding disinterment permits. 
SB 101prohibit certain nondiscriminatory pricing between malt beverage suppliers and malt beverage wholesalers. 
SB 145revise certain provisions related to claims regarding workers' compensation. 
SB 146exempt off-road vehicle dealers from certain special event permit fees. 
SB 155revise certain provisions regarding the liability of the cost of jail confinement. 
SB 156revise certain provisions regarding brand inspections. 
HB 1089repeal the South Dakota certified beef program and to transfer remaining funds from the South Dakota certified beef fund. 
HB 1139revise the applicability of adverse possession to certain partition fences. 
HB 1143revise certain provisions regarding the tax exemption of certain school owned property. 
HB 1150require a certain number of crew on a train under certain conditions. 
HB 1185establish provisions regarding the storage of wine at certain licensed premises. 
HB 1242provide for freedom of expression for students in school-sponsored media. 
HB 1243revise provisions related to the hold or sale of certain livestock. 

Co Sponsor

SB 2provide additional funding for the housing opportunity fund by redistributing certain building South Dakota funds. 
SB 67permit a victim of child sex trafficking or exploitation to expunge any criminal or delinquency record obtained as a result of the victimization. 
SB 68revise certain provisions regarding the assistance provided to counties by state firefighting resources. 
SB 69allow certain registration and permit documents to be stored and presented electronically. 
SB 70define the term, serve, for the purposes of regulating the sale and use of alcoholic beverages. 
SB 75establish certain provisions regarding the dispensing of biological products. 
SB 76revise certain provisions regarding voter registration. 
SB 85require the Legislature to use the rules of procedure as adopted by the preceding session of the Legislature. 
SB 91authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide for the design, construction, and equipping of a state veterans cemetery in Minnehaha County, to create a veterans cemetery fund, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 92provide a felony penalty for the intentional injury or disfigurement by certain corrosive materials. 
SB 93revise certain provisions regarding the intentional exposure of others to certain diseases. 
SB 95revise certain provisions regarding ingestion of certain controlled substances. 
SB 96designate chislic as the official nosh of the State of South Dakota. 
SB 98revise certain provisions regarding the 911 emergency surcharge, the public safety 911 emergency fund, and revenue distribution and to repeal the 911 emergency surcharge sunset clause. 
SB 99authorize the release of certain 911 emergency surcharge information to public safety answering points. 
SB 100establish certain provisions related to grant monitoring and review and to revise certain record retention policies. 
SB 102revise certain provisions defining gifts from registered lobbyists to public officials. 
SB 103prohibit aliens who are not lawfully present in the United States from attending any public postsecondary educational institution or from receiving certain educational financial assistance. 
SB 106establish certain provisions regarding the placement of a foster child with a relative or close family friend. 
SB 108revise certain provisions regarding the practice of cosmetology. 
SB 110establish certain findings pertaining to pre-abortion counseling practices by abortion providers in South Dakota and to amend provisions regarding mandatory third-party pre-abortion counseling. 
SB 112repeal certain provisions requiring the attorney general to obtain the consent of the Governor prior to commencing an investigation. 
SB 113revise certain provisions regarding guaranteed energy savings contracts. 
SB 115provide for the lawful concealing of a firearm while driving a motorcycle. 
SB 119provide certain provisions regarding the furnishing of fraudulent disability documentation when renting accommodations. 
SB 122provide for the payment of claims for covered services provided by a health care provider via telemedicine or telehealth. 
SB 123provide for the utilization of telemedicine or telehealth by a health care professional. 
SB 125clarify the authority of the Government Operations and Audit Committee to issue a subpoena. 
SB 131create the career and technical education consortium grant program and the career and technical education consortium fund. 
SB 133revise the retention of state fiscal records. 
SB 137revise certain provisions regarding the minimum hunting age. 
SB 141establish certain provisions regarding pharmacy benefits management. 
SB 144revise certain provisions related to party affiliation on voter registration cards. 
SB 163require certain reports in the event of an oil spill. 
SB 166repeal certain provisions regarding the inspection of moisture and protein-measuring devices. 
SB 171provide for the taxation of severed mineral interests and to provide for the extinction of de minimis claims through the utilization of tax deeds. 
SB 172provide for an opt out by certain professions from the temporary licensing compact. 
SB 173establish certain provisions regarding microbreweries and malt beverage manufacturers. 
SB 175revise certain provisions regarding the carrying of concealed pistols by certain persons. 
SB 181provide for the Servicemember Firearms Protection Act. 
SB 185revise certain provisions regarding criminal record expungement. 
SB 200prohibit certain actions by the state regarding refugee resettlement. 
SB 205authorize the production and sale of industrial hemp. 
SB 206revise certain provisions to authorize for the inclusion of legislators in the South Dakota Retirement System. 
SB 212revise certain provisions regarding the Bureau of Information and Telecommunications assistance to schools. 
SC 8Honoring and commending Rick Williamson for his service to our state and nation and for his service as state commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. 
SC 9Honoring the Brookings County Youth Mentoring Program. 
SC 23Congratulating and honoring Jeff and Janine Nielsen on being awarded the 2018 South Dakota Retailer of the Year Award by the South Dakota Retailers Association. 
SC 24Honoring and congratulating the Matt and Paula Loewe family as the 2018 Farm Family of the Year as awarded by the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce. 
SC 30Congratulating and honoring the 2017 Canton High School Girls Golf Team and Coach Jeff Keyman for their outstanding accomplishments in 2017. 
SC 36Honoring The Salvation Army for their dedication and service to the Aberdeen Community for one hundred twenty-five years. 
SC 40Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing on being awarded the Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque. 
SC 41Commending and honoring the service and sacrifice of Army Corporal Branden Stackenwalt of Rapid City to our country and to soldiers recovering from post traumatic stress disorder. 
SC 46Commending Reverend William (Billy) F. Graham, Jr. for his life of evangelistic ministry and efforts to reach the world with the gospel of Christ. 
SC 48Commending and honoring Chris Nilsen, who represented team USA as a pole vaulter at the IAAF World Championship in London, England. 
SC 49Commending and honoring Emily Grove, who represented team USA as a pole vaulter at the IAAF World Championships in London, England. 
SC 53Celebrating the memory and homecoming of Sergeant Philip James Iyotte and honoring him for his selfless service and ultimate sacrifice during the Korean War. 
SC 54Honoring and congratulating Nash Hutmacher for winning the Class "A" South Dakota State Wrestling Tournament in 2017 and 2018. 
SCR 3Committing the Legislature and urging the Governor, the Supreme Court, and the Attorney General to secure the blessings of life and liberty for South Dakota's posterity. 
SCR 7Supporting the State of Israel. 
SCR 8Requesting federal natural resource agencies to refrain from designating wilderness areas in South Dakota without approval of the Legislature. 
SCR 9Strengthening the sister-state ties between the State of South Dakota and the Republic of China (Taiwan), supporting the signing of a Bilateral Trade Agreement between Taiwan and the United States, and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile. 
SCR 13Recognizing the root cause of the global war on terror. 
SCR 14Encouraging Congress and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to overturn the rules regarding electronic logging devices. 
SCR 16Expressing our gratitude to the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, for beginning to Make America Great Again. 
SCR 17Supporting and encouraging the continued evaluation of the Native American achievement school program at Todd County Middle School. 
SJR 2Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the militia of the state. 
SJR 3To apply for a convention of states under Article V of the Constitution of the United States to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government and limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government. 
SJR 9Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the authorization of certain games of chance in the City of Yankton. 
SR 1Confirming the legitimacy of, and South Dakota's support for, the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie. 
SR 2Affirming the constitutional private property protections of South Dakota farmers and ranchers. 
HB 1077update certain language regarding capital punishment and to revise the mandatory sentence for persons with an intellectual disability convicted of murder in the first degree. 
HB 1081repeal the sunset clause regarding the recreational use of nonmeandered water. 
HB 1083revise certain provisions regarding permits to carry a concealed pistol and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1090revise the deposits of the proceeds from the sale of certain surplus real estate at the South Dakota Veterans' Home. 
HB 1102revise certain provisions regarding the use and display of the great seal of South Dakota. 
HB 1103require state agencies to comply with the appropriate display or use of the state seal. 
HB 1104revise certain provisions regarding the arrest of certain victims of domestic abuse. 
HB 1107revise and repeal various provisions regarding the construction and maintenance of county and township highways and bridges. 
HB 1109provide for parole eligibility for certain inmates. 
HB 1123prohibit certain persons suffering from a severe mental illness from receiving capital punishment. 
HB 1138revise certain provisions regarding prostitution. 
HB 1145provide for subpoena power for certain legislative committees. 
HB 1146revise certain provisions regarding the consumption of alcoholic beverages by passengers aboard vehicles operated by licensed carriers. 
HB 1162provide for the placement of a proposed constitutional amendment on the ballot at a special election held at the same time as the next primary election, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1174revise certain provisions regarding rights for crime victims. 
HB 1179provide for permanent daylight savings time. 
HB 1184provide certain provisions regarding waste disposal lines along or under highways. 
HB 1195revise certain provisions regarding refunds of motor vehicle license fees. 
HB 1196revise certain provisions regarding verification of residency of petition circulators. 
HB 1197prohibit public school administrators from participating in collective bargaining. 
HB 1198prohibit school districts from compensating official labor union representatives or negotiators. 
HB 1199prohibit collective bargaining by employees of the Board of Regents. 
HB 1203authorize the secretary of state to enforce the laws that have been enacted to be under the supervision of the Office of the Secretary of State. 
HB 1209require a National Instant Criminal Background Check for certain concealed carry permits. 
HB 1213revise certain provisions regarding telephone and telegraph corporations. 
HB 1222prohibit the sale of fireworks to certain persons and to create a penalty therefor. 
HB 1223create a moratorium on oil pipeline construction. 
HB 1224prohibit certain extractive activities in the Black Hills. 
HB 1226revise certain provisions regarding tax compacts with Indian tribes. 
HB 1227create a Commission on Indian Affairs. 
HB 1228provide for the crime of aggravated rape and provide a penalty therefor. 
HB 1240revise certain provisions regarding capital outlay funding for schools. 
HB 1244revise certain provisions regarding the renewal of driver licenses by a member of the armed forces and their families. 
HB 1255revise the authority of the interim Rules Review Committee to revert a rule to any step in the rules adoption process. 
HB 1262exclude certain funds from the calculation of local effort in the state aid to education formula. 
HB 1265enhance the foster care system in South Dakota 
HB 1268provide for revised dates to prefile legislation. 
HB 1269revise certain provisions regarding the time frame for consent in adoption proceedings. 
HB 1271revise certain provisions regarding the carrying of certain guns on certain premises. 
HB 1275revise certain provisions regarding ballot measure petition circulation. 
HB 1286authorize certain political parties to be classified under alternative political status, to revise certain provisions regarding nominating petitions, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1291revise the procedure to nominate candidates for the United States Senate. 
HB 1293increase the penalty for certain assaults committed against firefighters, ambulance service, or health care facility personnel while engaged in the performance of their duties. 
HB 1304revise certain provisions regarding challenges to petition signatures. 
HC 1005Honoring the South Dakota Association of Rural Water Systems, Inc. on being named 2017 State Association of the Year. 
HC 1006Expressing gratitude and admiration for all the men and women who are in active military service, who are veterans, or who are or have been first responders in our state. 
HC 1015Honoring Brian Garrett for his outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the Oglala Lakota people. 
HC 1016Commending the entire South Dakota Army National Guard on being elected as the overall winner in the 2017 Army Communities of Excellence Awards. 
HC 1017Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 155th Engineer Company on being awarded the Itschner Award and the Reserve Family Readiness Award. 
HC 1019To honor and celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Vermeer Corporation and their contribution to the farming industry. 
HC 1021Honoring and thanking Bonnie Luecke for her thirty-one years of dedicated service to Detachment 780, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, at South Dakota State University. 
HC 1027Honoring and thanking Spink County Deputy Sheriff Jason Kraft for his brave and honorable service and his heroic life saving actions. 
HC 1028Honoring the life and public service of former State Representative Hal Wick on the occasion of his death on March 7, 2018. 
HCR 1001Calling for statewide recognition of the migration of many young people from our state and urging state and local officials to take steps to counter that action and attract new residents to our state. 
HCR 1002Recognizing the great need and offering support for additional mental health services in western South Dakota. 
HCR 1005Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers and recognizing March 2018 as National Social Work Month. 
HCR 1006Commemorating the life of George Speaker Mickelson and calling for a bust of Mickelson to be displayed in the lobby of the State House of Representatives. 
HCR 1010Recognizing and honoring William Mervin "Billy" Mills, also known as Tamakoce Tek'hila, for his unselfish and loyal contributions to the State of South Dakota and to his country. 
HCR 1011Making formal application to the United States Congress to lawfully enable the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide per diem reimbursement to eligible veterans in need of assisted living services. 
HCR 1013Amending the Joint Rules to require a majority vote to disapprove a commemoration. 
HJR 1004Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next election a Constitutional amendment to revise certain provisions relating to the rights of crime victims. 
HJR 1006Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to amendments to the Constitution. 
HJR 1007Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to amendments to the Constitution. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled