Representative Taffy Howard — 2019


Picture of Representative Taffy Howard

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
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

Committee on AppropriationsMember MTWThF 8:00 AM Room 362 
Joint Committee on AppropriationsMember MTWThF 8:00 AM Room 362 
Military and Veterans AffairsMember Call of Chair 3:00 PM TBA 

Interim Committees

AppropriationsMember 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1058require the provision of certain services regarding special education to students receiving alternative instruction. 
HB 1124require health care facilities that perform mammography to inform mammography patients on breast density. 
HB 1125create a property tax relief fund and to provide for the transfer of certain unobligated cash balances. 
HB 1126revise real estate licensure requirements for the sale of businesses. 
HB 1229require optional services through Medicaid to be authorized through special appropriation. 
HCR 1006Instructing South Dakota's congressional representatives to support an effort in Congress to terminate the U.S. Department of Education. 
HJR 1003Proposing 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 using the net receipts from unclaimed property. 
SB 6revise certain provisions regarding sonogram and heart auscultation prior to an abortion. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1040establish certain provisions regarding the opportunity scholarship program. 
HB 1041provide for the carrying of a concealed pistol without a permit. 
HB 1055require parental notification and agreement before the institution of an order to withhold resuscitation from certain patients. 
HB 1056prohibit certain local ordinances regarding firearms. 
HB 1073revise provisions regarding the locating and spotting of predators or varmints from a drone. 
HB 1080increase the property tax exemption allowed for certain veterans with a disability and the surviving spouses of certain veterans with a disability. 
HB 1081authorize certain paraplegic or amputee veterans or their surviving spouses to retain a property tax exemption without having to reapply each year. 
HB 1099provide for the designation of a caregiver to receive information regarding residents of treatment facilities. 
HB 1104revise certain provisions regarding the consideration of joint physical custody of a minor. 
HB 1111provide for professional or occupational licensure for certain active duty military personnel and spouses. 
HB 1113establish certain provisions regarding ethics and responsibility for public elementary and secondary school teachers. 
HB 1115revise certain provisions regarding local referendums. 
HB 1116prohibit the conduct of certain physical examinations or screenings on students in a school district without parental consent. 
HB 1121repeal certain provisions regarding health inspections of food service establishments. 
HB 1122revise references to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. 
HB 1142revise certain provisions regarding motor vehicle license plates. 
HB 1178revise provisions regarding the beginning period for absentee voting. 
HB 1190provide for certain reporting requirements related to abortions. 
HB 1197prohibit intentionally damaging monuments, statues, or memorials and provide a penalty therefor. 
HB 1206provide for divestiture of certain state investment holdings. 
HB 1234provide funding to schools from the contractor's excise tax on concentrated animal feeding operations. 
HB 1265revise provisions regarding certain tax rates. 
HB 1270protect the teaching of certain scientific information. 
HC 1002Honoring the life of Beverly Smith. 
HC 1007Honoring Calico Ducheneaux of Mobridge, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Seamus Duffy of Sioux Falls, 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. 
HC 1012Honoring the 2018 Augustana University Baseball Team and the students and staff involved in the baseball program. 
HC 1014Honoring the 2019 South Dakota Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Youth of the Year finalists. 
HC 1015Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team for placing second in the 2018 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. 
HC 1025Commending and honoring Raica, a police service dog for the South Dakota Highway Patrol and her Police Service Dog Handler Trooper Michael Dale, for their loyal team service to the State of South Dakota for the past seven years. 
HC 1026Honoring the service of the South Dakota National Guard's Adjutant General, Major General Timothy A. Reisch, for his tenure serving as Adjutant Major General for the State of South Dakota Department of Military from April 2011 through June 2019. 
HC 1028Celebrating and commemorating the commissioning of the USS South Dakota. 
HCR 1002Requesting that local school boards establish a code of ethics and professional responsibility for educators in public elementary and secondary schools. 
HCR 1004Strengthening the sister-state ties between the State of South Dakota and Taiwan; supporting the signing of a Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA) between Taiwan and the United States; and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile. 
HCR 1005Petitioning Congress and the President to defend Israel against hostile actions; expressing the strongest support for, and unity with, the people and State of Israel; and strongly condemning the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement and the increasing incidents of anti-Semitism against Israel and the Jewish people. 
HR 1004Petitioning Congress and the President to immediately defund Planned Parenthood of all federal funding; strongly condemning the recent unrestrictive abortion law passed in New York; and, expressing South Dakotans' continued resolve to secure the blessings of life and liberty for our posterity. 
SB 9provide for the Firearms Protection Act. 
SB 38provide for the carrying of a concealed pistol without a permit. 
SB 50remove restrictions regarding the carrying of a concealed weapon in the state capitol by permit holders. 
SB 55require the national motto of the United States to be displayed in public schools. 
SB 61provide certain provisions regarding nursing facility closures. 
SB 62provide for the use of certain general funds to increase Medicaid reimbursement rates for existing Medicaid providers. 
SB 69provide for the meeting times of sessions and committees of the Legislature. 
SB 70revise certain provisions regarding hospital liens. 
SB 79increase the penalty for theft of a firearm. 
SB 97revise provisions regarding farm winery licensure. 
SB 98repeal the sunset of a wine manufacturer license. 
SB 104require random drug testing of legislators. 
SB 107revise provisions regarding rape. 
SB 115authorize the conditional carrying of a concealed pistol in the state capitol by certain persons. 
SB 141provide for the administration of certain assessments in a paper format. 
SB 154authorize the production and transport of saltwater crustaceans. 
SB 164establish procedures for the investigation of certain missing and murdered indigenous persons. 
SB 170revise certain provisions regarding local referendums. 
SC 4Honoring and commending South Dakota State University for its ten-year anniversary as a successful NCAA Division I university. 
SC 13Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Cross Country Team for their outstanding athletic performance in winning their fifth consecutive Summit League Championship. 
SC 14Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Basketball Team for their outstanding athletic performance in winning their third regular season Summit League Championship in four years. 
SC 39Recognizing and commending Technical Sergeant Michelle Eosso for being selected as Honor Guard Program Manager of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. 
SC 40Recognizing and commending Captain Frank Mercurio on being selected as Company Grade Officer of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. 
SC 41Recognizing and commending Senior Airman Benjamin Broussard on being selected Airman of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. 
SC 42Recognizing and commending Senior Master Sergeant Andrea Scheving on being selected Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. 
SC 43Recognizing and commending Senior Airman Dyllon Schwartz for being selected as the Honor Guard Member of the Year. 
SC 44Recognizing and commending Master Sergeant Toni Dominguez on being selected First Sergeant of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. 
SC 45Recognizing and commending Staff Sergeant Anthony Morgan on being selected Noncommissioned Officer of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. 
SC 46Recognizing and commending Major Scott Howe on being selected as Field Grade Officer of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. 
SC 47Recognizing and commending Staff Sergeant Janay Jones on being selected as Military Volunteer of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. 
SC 48Celebrating the accomplishments and hard work of the annual award winners of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base 
SCR 2To provide for legislative task forces to study, report, and develop and consider recommendations and proposed legislation regarding sustainable improvements to the continuum of mental health services available in the state. 
SCR 4Commending and thanking the men and women of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), urging Congress and the President to fund construction of steel barriers and border control impediments along with the strengthening of current border control infrastructure, and urging Congress and the President to ensure compliance with and enforcement of federal immigration laws. 
SCR 8Requesting Congress to lawfully change the Medicaid eligibility requirements to give states the option to provide Medicaid services to persons in jail pending disposition. 

Hearings

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