Senator Arthur L. Rusch — 2018


Picture of Senator Arthur L. Rusch

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 17
Counties: Clay, Turner
Occupation: Retired Circuit Judge

Home Address:
PO Box 312
Vermillion, SD 57069

Home: 605-624-8723
Capitol: 605-773-3821
Business:

Email: Arthur.Rusch@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Health and Human ServicesMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 412 
JudiciaryVice-Chair TTh 7:45 AM Room 413 

Prime Sponsor

SB 83authorize certain patriotic societies access to public schools. 
SB 84revise certain provisions regarding public records. 
HB 1017codify legislation enacted in 2017. 
HB 1112revise certain provisions regarding contested paternity. 
HCR 1001Calling for statewide recognition of the brain drain currently taking place in South Dakota and urging state and local officials to take action to attract new residents to the state after they graduate. 

Co Sponsor

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 74create an exception to the minimum difference in age between adoptive parent and child. 
SB 75establish certain provisions regarding the dispensing of biological products. 
SB 82revise certain provisions providing for the inspections of large passenger vehicles used by nonprofit organizations. 
SB 91authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide for the design, construction, and equipping of a state veterans cemetery in Sioux Falls, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 94establish certain provisions regarding the opportunity scholarship program. 
SB 95revise certain provisions regarding ingestion of certain controlled substances. 
SB 96designate chislic as the official nosh of the State of South Dakota. 
SC 4Commending and honoring the 2016-2017 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: Dan Leikvold, Lead-Deadwood, School Superintendent; Belinda Miller, Sioux Valley, Middle School Principal; Susan Kurtz, West Central, School Business Official; Kim Johnson, Vermillion, Elementary School Principal; Bud Gusso, Douglas, Secondary School Principal; Todd Foster, Brookings, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Marge Stoterau, Brandon Valley, Curriculum Leader; and Tracy Kelly-Christensen, James Valley Education Coop, Director of Special Education, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. 
HB 1072revise certain provisions regarding trusts. 
HB 1073provide for the protection of free speech on the campuses of public institutions of higher education. 
HB 1074revise certain provisions regarding the creation of business improvement districts. 
HB 1075authorize the Board of Regents to contract for the construction of the Madison Cyber Labs (MadLabs) and the demolition of Lowry Hall at Dakota State University, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1078revise certain provisions regarding the removal of security freezes. 
HB 1082revise certain provisions regarding licensure for the lending of money. 
HB 1085adopt the Uniform Unsworn Domestic Declarations Act. 
HB 1093authorize certain insurance transactions and policies in a language other than English. 
HB 1102clarify certain provisions regarding the great seal of South Dakota and to establish a penalty for misrepresentation of the great seal. 
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 1109provide for parole eligibility and early final discharge for certain inmates. 
HCR 1003Promoting a resilient and healthy Black Hills forest through endorsement of the forest management principles identified in "Black Hills Resilient Forest Strategy" published December 2017. 

Hearings

01/23 08:30 AM Senate JudiciarySB 84revise certain provisions regarding public records. 
01/23 07:45 AM Senate EducationSB 83authorize certain patriotic societies access to public schools. 
01/22 02:00 PM House of RepresentativesHCR 1001Calling for statewide recognition of the brain drain currently taking place in South Dakota and urging state and local officials to take action to attract new residents to the state after they graduate.