Senator Ryan M. Maher — 2019


Picture of Senator Ryan M. Maher

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 28
Counties: Butte, Corson, Dewey, Harding, Perkins, Ziebach
Occupation: Insurance Agent/Restaurant Owner

Home Address:
PO Box 237
Isabel, SD 57633

Home: 605-466-2131
Capitol: 605-773-3821
Business: 605-865-3577

Email: Ryan.Maher@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Committee on AppropriationsMember MTWThF 8:00 AM Room 362 
Joint Committee on AppropriationsMember MTWThF 8:00 AM Room 362 
Government Operations and AuditChair Call of Chair 7:45 AM Room 363 

Prime Sponsor

SB 1add a legislator to the membership of the Extraordinary Cost Oversight Board, to establish the board in statute, and to repeal the administrative rules creating the board. 
SB 100reduce the number of petition signatures required for conservation district supervisor elections. 
SB 101establish certain provisions regarding out-of-state businesses that provide disaster or emergency related work. 
SB 102make an appropriation for gas well cleanup in Harding County. 
SB 105distribute a portion of tourism promotion funds to the special racing revolving fund and the South Dakota-bred racing fund. 
SB 119revise provisions regarding investments by farm mutual insurers. 
SB 124provide for the transportation of alcoholic beverages by retail licensees. 
SB 130create an on-sale surcharge license. 
SB 135modify the requirements for county or municipality disapproval of an off-sale license applicant to sell alcoholic beverages. 
SB 150revise the penalty for possession of substances containing cannabis intended for consumption other than by smoking or inhalation. 
SB 156make an appropriation for the payment of certain delinquent taxes. 
HB 1052revise certain provisions regarding the notice given to county commissioners for special sessions. 
HB 1119make an appropriation to the aeronautics commission. 
HB 1123provide for the verification of hours worked on computers for certain government contracts. 
HB 1144revise certain provisions regarding the transportation of students participating in open enrollment. 
HB 1212make an appropriation to fund the industrial hemp licensure program and to declare an emergency. 

Co Sponsor

SB 2adjust for inflation the amount of the special education appropriation that may be set aside for extraordinary expenses. 
SB 3create the Special Education Task Force. 
SB 47repeal and revise certain provisions regarding permits to carry a concealed pistol. 
SB 50remove restrictions regarding the carrying of a concealed weapon in the state capitol by permit holders. 
SB 51revise certain provisions regarding trusts. 
SB 52provide for the addition of a half unit of civics education to the units of credit required for high school graduation. 
SB 56revise certain provision regarding the regulation of fireworks and to declare an emergency. 
SB 62provide for the use of certain general funds to increase Medicaid reimbursement rates for existing Medicaid providers. 
SB 63increase the penalty for a subsequent conviction for trespass to hunt, fish, or trap. 
SB 64require certain wind energy facilities to include aircraft detection lighting systems. 
SB 66remove the right of an annexing municipality to acquire service territory of an electric utility. 
SB 68define certain acts as misbranding of food products. 
SB 70revise certain provisions regarding hospital liens. 
SB 79increase the penalty for theft of a firearm. 
SB 80make an appropriation to the Equal Access to Our Courts Commission. 
SB 84authorize the possession and administration of opioid antagonists by school district and nonpublic school personnel. 
SB 85revise the deadline for the Department of Health's annual report regarding abortions. 
SB 86provide for calculations of sales tax revenues from sellers located outside of the state. 
SB 90revise provisions regarding certain financial interest statements filed by persons elected to state or local office. 
SB 97revise provisions regarding farm winery licensure. 
SB 98authorize licensed wine manufacturers to obtain additional licenses. 
SB 103provide for an annual transfer of certain unobligated state general funds into the local bridge improvement grant fund. 
SB 110revise provisions regarding adjustments to the motor fuel tax fund balance. 
SB 120modify the time period allowable for certain covenants not to compete. 
SB 126revise certain provisions regarding the common language of the state and to recognize the official indigenous language of the state. 
SB 129exempt motor vehicles owned by licensed ambulance services from certain motor vehicle registration fees. 
SB 136provide for the utilization of telehealth by a health care professional. 
SB 137provide for the payment of claims for covered services provided by a health care professional via telehealth. 
SB 138revise certain provisions regarding microbreweries. 
SB 148provide for state employee protection from retaliation for certain communications. 
SB 149increase the amount authorized for certain brand fees and to authorize a brand registration application fee. 
SB 154authorize the production and transport of saltwater crustaceans. 
SB 169allow a property tax extension for certain federal workers and to declare an emergency. 
SB 183revise certain provisions regarding buffer strips. 
SB 184revise certain provisions regarding certification of utility permits. 
SC 8Commending and honoring the 2017-2018 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: Kelly Glodt, Pierre, School Superintendent; Cotton Koch, Madison Central, Middle School Principal; Cathy Telin, Britton-Hecla, School Business Official; Chris Noid, Howard, Elementary School Principal; Julie Marshall, Timber Lake, Secondary School Principal; Brad McDonald, Tri-Valley, Assistant Middle School Principal; Sue McAdaragh, Sioux Falls, Curriculum Leader; and Jerry Aberle, Northeast Education Cooperative, Director of Special Education, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. 
SC 12Commending and honoring Shane O'Connell for his success and achievement in national and international rodeo competitions. 
SCR 1Urging Congress to increase federal funding for special education. 
SCR 5Commending Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds for their votes to confirm Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the United States Supreme Court, and wishing Associate Justice Kavanaugh well in his new role. 
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. 
SCR 9Petitioning Congress and the President to immediately defund Planned Parenthood of all federal funding; strongly condemning the recent unrestrictive abortion law passed in New York state; and, expressing South Dakotans' continued resolve to secure the blessings of life and liberty for our posterity. 
SJR 1Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, related to terms of office for members of the Legislature. 
SJR 2Proposing and submitting to the voters an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, providing for wagering on sporting events. 
SJR 5Proposing 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 3Commending and honoring Angela Kennecke for excellence in investigative reporting and service to the people of South Dakota. 
HB 1001revise the timing of the recalculation of the allocations for the disability levels in the state aid to special education formula. 
HB 1043require the Department of Social Services to collect and report certain information regarding the military affiliation of a parent whose child is subject to a report of abuse or neglect. 
HB 1044authorize certain children who are subject to a pending military relocation to apply for enrollment in a school district. 
HB 1051establish the South Dakota state seal of civics literacy program. 
HB 1054revise certain provisions regarding the possession of firearms on certain vehicles. 
HB 1055require parental notification and agreement before the institution of an order to withhold resuscitation from certain patients. 
HB 1073revise provisions regarding the killing of certain birds or animals from an aircraft. 
HB 1087promote intellectual diversity at certain institutions of higher education. 
HB 1091provide for the selection of a lieutenant governor by a candidate for governor. 
HB 1104revise certain provisions regarding the consideration of joint physical custody of a minor. 
HB 1109exclude certain funds from the calculation of local effort in the state aid to education formula. 
HB 1120appropriate funds for forest health and resilience. 
HB 1121repeal certain provisions regarding health inspections of food service establishments. 
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 1129revise provisions regarding residency of registered voters. 
HB 1138revise provisions regarding the mandatory retirement age of judges. 
HB 1140prohibit any high school interscholastic activities association from restricting or prohibiting broadcasting of high school activities. 
HB 1145establish certain provisions regarding the mowing of rights-of-way adjacent to the state trunk highway system. 
HB 1153revise certain provisions on the protection of historic properties. 
HB 1159repeal a provision that prohibits hunting mourning doves on public roads and highways. 
HB 1160revise certain provisions regarding emergency management. 
HB 1178revise provisions regarding the beginning period for absentee voting. 
HB 1190provide for certain requirements prior to the performance of an abortion. 
HB 1191legalize the growth, production, and processing of industrial hemp and derivative products in the state. 
HB 1206provide for divestiture of certain state investment holdings. 
HB 1220accommodate legislation to enhance education. 
HB 1229require optional services through Medicaid to be authorized through special appropriation. 
HB 1232lower the compulsory age for school attendance. 
HB 1234provide funding to schools from the contractor's excise tax on concentrated animal feeding operations. 
HB 1237establish the duty to collect data and share information on missing and murdered indigenous persons. 
HB 1238revise provisions regarding training on missing and murdered indigenous persons. 
HB 1241establish certain provisions regarding training for human trafficking prevention. 
HB 1243revise provisions regarding hate crimes. 
HB 1266provide opportunities for the private sector commercialization of interstate rest areas and welcome centers. 
HC 1002Honoring the life of Beverly Smith. 
HC 1004Honoring and commending Myron Floren, for his service to the state of South Dakota through his exemplary work as an accordionist. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
HJR 1005To apply for a convention of states under Article V of the Constitution of the United States to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and to limit the terms of office for federal officials and members of Congress. 

Hearings

02/19 10:00 AM Senate Commerce and EnergySB 130create an on-sale surcharge license. 
02/19 10:00 AM House Local GovernmentSB 100reduce the number of petition signatures required for conservation district supervisor elections. 
02/19 02:00 PM House of RepresentativesHB 1144revise certain provisions regarding the transportation of students participating in open enrollment. 

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