Senator Ryan Maher — 2018


Picture of Senator Ryan Maher

Party: Democrat
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

AppropriationsMember MTWThF 8:00 AM Room 363 
Joint AppropriationsMember MTWThF 8:00 AM Room 362 

Prime Sponsor

SB 73make an appropriation to support the Sue T-Rex traveling exhibition. 
SB 168provide for the development and financing of certain wind energy projects by school districts. 
HB 1140provide for the issuance without charge of certain big game licenses to resident active duty military personnel. 
HB 1208reimburse certain motorists involved in vehicle collisions with wildlife. 
HB 1209allow unemployment benefits for an individual in the employ of a tribal government educational institution. 
HB 1254create the facility equity fund to assist certain school districts with critical need for capital construction. 
HB 1257revise certain procedures regarding real property assessment and taxation and to repeal the nonagricultural acreage classification and certain provisions regarding the assessment of property. 
HB 1283revise on-sale alcoholic beverage license fees for certain municipalities and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1303require the South Dakota State Library to deliver services and materials to residents in remote areas of the state, and to deliver those services and materials free of charge. 

Co Sponsor

SB 63require local law enforcement officers to provide certain information to repossession businesses under certain circumstances. 
SB 64provide certain provisions regarding the regulation of recreational park trailers. 
SB 69add marijuana to the list of abusive substances for the purposes of determining child abuse. 
SB 71establish a rural community-based energy development program. 
SB 72make an appropriation for an engineering survey and a repair cost estimate of Richmond Lake Dam. 
SB 79increase the payments made to school districts with growing enrollments. 
SB 88require abortion facilities to offer sonograms to pregnant women under certain circumstances. 
SB 89direct the State-Tribal Relations Committee to hold hearings on certain issues related to Native American health care. 
SB 90provide for voluntary limitations on campaign spending for legislative office. 
SB 91establish design and construction standards for newly constructed or renovated state buildings, public school facilities, and higher education facilities. 
SB 96provide for the issuance of landowner-sponsored big game hunting licenses. 
SB 100revise the definition of certain public entities that are prohibited from making political campaign contributions. 
SB 101authorize funding for certain tribal colleges to defray certain costs associated with educating nonbeneficiary students at tribal colleges and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 107authorize county special assessments for certain improvements, maintenance, and repair to roadways in unorganized townships. 
SB 109authorize the Fourth Circuit drug court program in the Unified Judicial System, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 111extend the prohibition of road hunting of big game to include hunting using certain additional weapons. 
SB 120require that certain bond sales be competitive. 
SB 121revise the definition of trans-state transmission facility. 
SB 122provide a legislative deadline for the adoption of the budget for the Department of Education. 
SB 123provide for certain requirements for the sale and purchase of nonferrous metal property. 
SB 133require that any adult arrested for a qualifying offense provide a DNA sample. 
SB 140revise the application requirements for property tax exemptions provided for dwellings owned and occupied by disabled veterans. 
SB 141prohibit certain acts of sexual penetration and contact between high school employees and students and to provide penalties therefor. 
SB 149increase general funding for school districts, to impose a temporary limit on the growth of state general fund spending, and to suspend the transfer of moneys from the general fund to the budget reserve fund and to the property tax reduction fund. 
SB 150increase general funding for schools, to impose a temporary limit on the growth of state general fund spending, to suspend the transfer of moneys from the general fund to the budget reserve fund and to the property tax reduction fund, to provide funding for the postsecondary technical institutes, to provide for the modernization of science facilities and laboratories at public universities, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 152increase the biennial pesticide registration fee and to revise its allocation for the weed and pest fund. 
SB 156revise certain provisions regarding special motor vehicle license plates for veterans with a disability, prisoners of war, Pearl Harbor survivors, and Purple Heart recipients. 
SB 170authorize a loan from the REDI fund for the purpose of constructing an equine processing facility. 
SB 172appropriate money to the Department of Public Safety to fund the South Dakota Highway Patrol. 
SB 176authorize the Legislative Research Council to remodel, renovate, and furnish certain facilities on the fourth floor of the State Capitol Building for use by the Legislature, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 181create the South Dakota teachers tuition reimbursement program. 
SB 190provide for regulatory oversight of oil pipelines and to create a task force. 
SB 199revise certain provisions concerning public meetings. 
SC 1Honoring and supporting Czech Days in Tabor, South Dakota, on the occasion of its sixtieth anniversary. 
SC 8Recognizing and congratulating the Scotland Highlander Football Team for winning the 2007 State Class 9A Football Championship. 
SC 10Honoring an outstanding South Dakota newspaperman, Wayne Bertrand, of Scotland, South Dakota, on his induction into the South Dakota Newspaper Hall of Fame. 
SC 11Honoring an outstanding South Dakota newspaperman, Ralph Nachtigal for his numerous contributions to the state of South Dakota and the newspaper industry. 
SC 14Commending the Stratford Community Theatre and its many volunteers for building social and economic bonds in their local communities through the performing arts. 
SC 16Recognizing 2007 as the Year of the Coaches at Scotland High School. 
SC 17Honoring an outstanding South Dakota baseball enthusiast and family man Clement C. Fejfar of Tabor, South Dakota, for his unwavering commitment to his country, family, and community. 
SC 18Commending and honoring the 2007 Habitat for Humanity—South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year: Laurie Shelton, Huron, Beadle County Habitat for Humanity; Barbara Garcia and Mayor Jim Shaw, Rapid City, Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity; Steve Helling, Brookings, Brookings Area Habitat for Humanity; Melanie Urich, Dacotah Tipis Habitat for Humanity; Rita Edwards, Madison, East Central SD Habitat for Humanity; Harry Kittams, Sioux Falls, Greater Sioux Falls Habitat for Humanity; Doris Holden, Pierre, Oahe Habitat for Humanity; First Financial Bank USA, Okiciyapi Tipi Habitat for Humanity; Clint Waara, Pierre, Sicangu Tikaga Okiciyapi Habitat for Humanity; Thomas Burns, Watertown, Watertown Region Habitat for Humanity; Barb Mechtenberg, Habitat for Humanity of Yankton County; Sicangu Takaga Okiciyapi Habitat for Humanity, Habitat for Humanity Midwest Resource Center; and StarMark, Sioux Falls, Habitat for Humanity—South Dakota, Inc. 
SC 19Honoring an outstanding South Dakota couple, Leonard and Mildred Cimpl, of Tabor, South Dakota, on receiving the Ben Black Elk Award which recognizes individuals who make outstanding contributions to South Dakota's tourism industry. 
SC 21Honoring the Patriot Guard Riders of South Dakota and their unwavering respect for those who risk their lives for America's freedom and security. 
SC 24Recognizing and commending the anniversary of the fiftieth annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. 
SC 25Recognizing and commending the Kuchen Festival in Delmont, South Dakota. 
SCR 3requesting all state agencies and all local governments which subsidize new business development in the state to require certain benefitting businesses to pay a living wage and to provide adequate health benefits to its employees. 
SCR 5Urging the Midwest Independent System Operator to reconsider its pricing methodology with respect to certain energy transmission costs. 
SCR 6Recognizing the Boys and Girls Clubs of the South Dakota Alliance and commending the individuals, communities, and tribes that financially support the clubs. 
SCR 7Petitioning the United States Congress to repeal the REAL ID Act. 
SCR 10Urging the Congress and the President of the United States to restore funding for the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System. 
SCR 12Recognizing the United States of America Women's Olympic Softball Team. 
SCR 14Requesting the Governor, the Commissioner of School and Public Lands, the Department of Game, Fish and Parks, and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to develop a system of managing and maintaining the state-owned dams. 
SCR 15Urging Congress to oppose efforts to restrict the harvest, processing, transportation, and export of horses. 
HB 1112revise certain provisions related to the direction, supervision, and registration fees for veterinary technicians. 
HB 1113provide minimum notice requirements to persons who lease real property for their own mobile or manufactured homes. 
HB 1114revise certain provisions concerning the definition and operation of farm wineries. 
HB 1118authorize the issuance of special off-sale package wine dealers licenses. 
HB 1128provide for the regulation of tanning devices. 
HB 1136revise certain provisions regarding the registration of business names. 
HB 1142authorize additional off-sale retail liquor licenses in certain municipalities. 
HB 1145revise certain campaign speech provisions relating to constitutional amendments, initiated measures, and referred laws. 
HB 1151regulate the location and hours of operation of adult oriented businesses. 
HB 1155provide for the practice and regulation of licensed midwives. 
HB 1166revise the distribution of revenues generated by Deadwood gaming. 
HB 1171authorize the hunting of mountain lions as predator/varmints in certain areas of the state. 
HB 1177create the beverage container recycling and redemption program. 
HB 1178make an appropriation for the costs related to the intensive methamphetamine treatment program in the women's state correctional system. 
HB 1179make an appropriation for the support of the state fair. 
HB 1181revise certain provisions concerning information related to the assessment of property that is to be provided by the director of equalization. 
HB 1186revise the eligibility requirements for the opportunity scholarship by allowing a student to take the ACT or SAT test after graduating from high school. 
HB 1187require the Department of Revenue and Regulation to maintain an internet site that allows the public to search for certain property assessment and taxation information. 
HB 1188require the property tax notification sent to taxpayers to include taxable value, assessed value, and market value of the property. 
HB 1189require a review of any proposal to establish a new board or add duties to an existing board. 
HB 1201revise certain provisions regarding the placement or return of abused or neglected children. 
HB 1230appropriate money to promote the development of centers for secondary career and technical education. 
HB 1231increase the one-time payments made to school districts with growing enrollments. 
HB 1233bring transparency to state spending by requiring the Bureau of Finance and Management to create a website making certain state government information available to the public. 
HB 1234require the property tax notification sent to taxpayers to include the breakdown of property taxes by each tax levy. 
HB 1258require that certain gift certificates conspicuously disclose information regarding fees and expiration dates. 
HB 1261regulate the right to carry a firearm on the campuses of public institutions of higher education. 
HB 1263establish a hunter mentoring program, to authorize hunting under certain conditions by persons less than sixteen years of age, and to authorize the Game, Fish and Parks Commission to promulgate rules. 
HB 1265prohibit the sale, purchase, use, or possession of alcohol without liquid devices. 
HB 1272revise the defined sources of renewable electricity and recycled energy. 
HB 1291allow students who have dyslexia to receive special education or special education and related services. 
HB 1297provide a maximum finance charge for short-term consumer loans and title loans. 
HB 1302establish notification requirements for certain relatives of children in the custody of the Department of Social Services. 
HB 1304implement the recommendations of the Indian Child Welfare Commission. 
HB 1305revise provisions related to a state animal identification program and to prohibit participation by the State of South Dakota in a national animal identification system. 
HB 1309prohibit the issuance of certain alcoholic beverage licenses for establishments located near Bear Butte. 
HB 1310authorize the construction of nursing facilities on American Indian reservations under certain circumstances. 
HB 1316establish a maximum balance for school district pension funds. 
HB 1317require the Department of Education to develop a pilot program which provides certain school district information on a centralized website and to provide certain reporting requirements. 
HC 1001Honoring LaBradford Eagle Deer for addressing the United Nations on October 17, 2007, in observance of the twentieth annual International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. 
HC 1002Honoring Louie Krogman of White River, South Dakota, for setting the all-time scoring record for South Dakota boys' high school basketball. 
HC 1003Honoring Brittany Davis of Waubay as the 2008 South Dakota Snow Queen. 
HC 1011Honoring the life, character, and achievements of Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle. 
HC 1013Honoring Lisa Jan Thvedt, of Beresford, South Dakota, for being selected to represent her state as South Dakota's Junior Miss 2007 in the America's Junior Miss Scholarship Program in Mobile, Alabama. 
HC 1014Honoring Eliot Ohlstein, Tian-Li Yue, and Robert Ruffolo, for creating the cardiovascular medicine, Coreg®, as a pioneering and life-prolonging therapy for patients with mild to severe heart failure. 
HC 1024Honoring Toby Flint of Brookings as a recipient of a 2008 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
HC 1033Honoring Dora Brugier of Eagle Butte for her lifelong civic contributions as a Lakota storyteller, deacon, grandmother, aunt, mother, and community leader. 
HC 1035Honoring Sarah Thvedt as a distinguished finalist for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
HC 1037Commending and honoring Casimir Ziolkowski for pushing forward with his father's dream of the Crazy Horse Memorial. 
HCR 1004Encouraging the use of sunscreen and discouraging young persons from using tanning devices. 
HCR 1005To declare March 29, 2008, as Vietnam Veterans Day, in South Dakota. 
HCR 1006 Urging that the delisting of gray wolves as a threatened or endangered species be extended to include all parts of South Dakota. 
HCR 1007Supporting the establishment of USDA-inspected horse processing plants in the State of South Dakota. 
HCR 1009Supporting full funding, at the federal level, for immigration and custom enforcement officers for the detention of persons who have been determined to be in South Dakota illegally and have been reported to them by local law enforcement officers. 
HCR 1011Expressing the Legislature's consummate respect and appreciation for the service of Master Sergeant Woodrow Wilson Keeble, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate, a recipient of the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award. 
HJR 1002Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article XIV of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota to clarify which educational institutions are under the control of the Board of Regents. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled