Representative Taffy Howard — 2019


Picture of Representative Taffy Howard

Party: Republican
Term: New Member
District: 33
Counties: Meade, Pennington
Occupation: Small Business Owner

Home Address:
530 Westberry Dr.
Rapid City, SD 57702


Capitol: 605-773-3851


Email: Taffy.Howard@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Joint Committee on AppropriationsMember MTWThF 8:00 AM Room 362 
Committee on AppropriationsMember MTWThF 8:00 AM Room 362 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1166revise certain provisions regarding waivers recommended by the School Finance Accountability Board. 
HB 1167revise certain provisions regarding the appointment of county commissioners to county planning commissions. 
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. 
SB 150provide property tax relief through the creation of the property tax relief fund. 
SJR 4Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election a new section to Article XII of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the creation and administration of a trust fund with the net receipts from certain unclaimed property. 
SJR 5Proposing and submitting to the voters an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota regarding the maximum annual change in general fund appropriations. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1073provide for the protection of free speech on the campuses of public institutions of higher education. 
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 1086exempt certain assisted living facilities from the salon license requirement. 
HB 1087allow certain students to test for cosmetologist, esthetician, and nail technician licensure. 
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 1120provide equal access for all students to activities sponsored by the South Dakota High School Activities Association or school districts. 
HB 1121revise the fees for certain on-sale and off-sale retail liquor licenses. 
HB 1132revise the sponsorship and advertising agreements between certain alcoholic beverage licensees. 
HB 1146revise certain provisions regarding the consumption of alcoholic beverages by passengers aboard vehicles operated by licensed carriers. 
HB 1172revise certain provisions regarding meetings of certain public bodies. 
HB 1174revise certain provisions regarding rights for crime victims. 
HB 1179provide for permanent daylight savings time. 
HB 1186provide for a legislative review of the Board of Regents. 
HB 1187require grant performance measurement information be displayed on the department website. 
HB 1188establish certain provisions regarding postsecondary tuition assistance programs. 
HB 1189revise certain provisions and penalties regarding inducements for school attendance and overreporting of school enrollment. 
HB 1190revise the time period for which certain motor vehicle license plates are used. 
HB 1195revise certain provisions regarding refunds of motor vehicle license fees. 
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 1206decrease the rate of the gross receipts tax imposed on certain visitor-intensive businesses. 
HB 1209require a National Instant Criminal Background Check for certain concealed carry permits. 
HB 1228provide for the crime of aggravated rape and provide a penalty therefor. 
HB 1232revise the payment for the dual credit program. 
HB 1233require maintenance and repair funding for new nonrevenue generating buildings or facilities at institutions of higher education. 
HB 1244revise certain provisions regarding the renewal of driver licenses by a member of the armed forces and their families. 
HB 1247revise certain provisions regarding county zoning and planning. 
HB 1255revise the authority of the interim Rules Review Committee to revert a rule to any step in the rules adoption process. 
HB 1256revise certain provisions regarding the age at which children shall begin school. 
HB 1265enhance the foster care system in South Dakota 
HB 1266provide funds for the purpose of increasing wages for certain employees of community support providers and nursing facilities. 
HB 1268provide for revised dates to prefile legislation. 
HB 1273revise certain provisions regarding convention facility on-sale licenses to sell alcoholic beverages. 
HB 1277exempt certain capital improvements projects from the required supervision of the Bureau of Administration. 
HB 1279increase the state's percentage of the video lottery net machine income, create a fund for the proceeds, and repeal video lottery. 
HB 1287revise certain provisions regarding multiple employer trusts. 
HB 1296require each school board to establish a policy on the use of certain school district facilities by transgender persons. 
HC 1001Honoring Arlene Kvislen for her outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the State of South Dakota, the Legislature, and the South Dakota House of Representatives. 
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 1007Recognizing and congratulating Sioux Falls Little League on their historic first season of Little League Baseball in 2017. 
HC 1008Honoring and commending Jermaine Robinson and Brandon Peguese for their bravery in pulling Tami Crate from a burning vehicle and saving her life. 
HC 1009Recognizing and congratulating the Sioux Falls Storm for the team's successes both on and off the playing field. 
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 1022Commending and honoring Shannon Tjaden for being selected as the 2017-18 Elementary Teacher of the Year by the Society for Health And Physical Educators (SHAPE) of South Dakota. 
HC 1023Recognizing and congratulating Oran Sorenson on his induction into the State Wrestling Hall of Fame. 
HC 1028Honoring the life and public service of former State Representative Hal Wick on the occasion of his death on March 7, 2018. 
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. 
HCR 1014Amending the Joint Rules by adding a new rule regarding the voting record of each legislator. 
HJR 1002Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, regarding filling legislative vacancies. 
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. 
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 and to declare an emergency. 
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 94establish certain provisions regarding the opportunity scholarship program. 
SB 96designate chislic as the official nosh of the State of South Dakota. 
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 107repeal the licensing requirements for barbers. 
SB 108revise certain provisions regarding the practice of cosmetology. 
SB 109repeal the licensing requirements for interpreters for the deaf. 
SB 111revise certain provisions regarding expenditures incurred during civil proceedings. 
SB 112repeal certain provisions requiring the attorney general to obtain the consent of the Governor prior to commencing an investigation. 
SB 114revise certain provisions regarding the removal and storage of abandoned vehicles. 
SB 115provide for the lawful concealing of a firearm while driving a motorcycle. 
SB 116provide for certain voting and attendance information to be made available by the director of the Legislative Research Council. 
SB 117revise certain provisions regarding the partners in education tax credit program. 
SB 133revise the retention of state fiscal records. 
SB 181provide for the Servicemember Firearms Protection Act. 
SB 182revise certain provisions regarding the crime of rape. 
SB 192provide for the disclosure of certain documents and records of public officials. 
SB 200prohibit certain actions by the state regarding refugee resettlement. 
SC 28Commending and honoring Angela Kennecke for excellence in investigative reporting in service to the people of South Dakota. 
SC 40Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing on being awarded the Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque. 
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 50Honoring, commending, and thanking Sheriff Dennis Johnson, upon his retirement, for forty-one years of steadfast service in law enforcement. 
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 16Expressing our gratitude to the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, for beginning to Make America Great Again. 
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. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled