Senator R. Blake Curd — 2019


Picture of Senator R. Blake Curd

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 12
Counties: Lincoln, Minnehaha
Occupation: Orthopedic Surgeon

Home Address:
38 S. Riverview Hts.
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

Home: 605-331-5890
Capitol: 605-773-3821
Business: 605-331-5890

Email: Blake.Curd@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

EducationVice-Chair TTh 7:45 AM Room 423 

Prime Sponsor

SB 78exempt certain medical providers from licensure. 
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. 
HB 1071revise and repeal provisions regarding aviation. 
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. 

Co Sponsor

SB 9provide for the Servicemember Firearms Protection Act. 
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 55allow 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 64require certain wind energy facilities to include aircraft detection lighting systems. 
SB 79increase the penalty for theft of a firearm. 
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 93revise certain provisions regarding instruction and restricted driving permits. 
SB 106authorize a county gross receipts tax. 
SB 107revise provisions regarding rape. 
SB 110revise provisions regarding adjustments to the motor fuel tax fund balance. 
SB 115authorize the conditional carrying of a concealed pistol in the state capitol by certain persons. 
SB 117authorize Spanish to be used in the process of issuing certain driver licenses and permits. 
SB 150revise the penalty for possession of substances containing cannabis intended for consumption other than by smoking or inhalation. 
SB 154authorize the production and transport of saltwater crustaceans. 
SC 11Commending and honoring Carla McMurry-Kozak, a high school English teacher at Vermillion High School, on being named English Teacher of the Year by the South Dakota Council of Teachers of English and Speech Communication Association. 
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 19Congratulating Abby Neff of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on the extraordinary honor of winning a 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
SC 20Honoring and commending the 2018 Tea Area High School Titans Boys Soccer Team and the students and staff involved in the program. 
SC 21Commending and honoring the Tea Area High School boys' golf team for their second State A Championship title under the leadership of head coach, Jason Sudenga. 
SC 22Honoring and commending the Lennox Junior Legion baseball team for capturing the 2018 South Dakota State Junior Legion Baseball Title. 
SC 23Honoring and commending Travis Ehrisman, high school science teacher, on being named Tea Area School District Teacher of the Year. 
SC 24Honoring, commending, and thanking Lincoln County Officer Travis Johns on being named South Dakota Officer of the Year in 2018 by the South Dakota Association of School Resource Officers. 
SC 25Honoring and commending Harrisburg student Andrea Brander, winner of two grand championships at the 2018 South Dakota State 4-H Horse Show. 
SCR 3Commending, honoring, and thanking South Dakota's numerous women veterans for their service to our country and 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. 
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. 
HB 1040establish certain provisions regarding the opportunity scholarship program. 
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 1088prohibit the use of certain electronic devices while driving. 
HB 1111provide for professional or occupational licensure for certain active duty military personnel and spouses. 
HB 1112provide for certain persons to carry a concealed pistol or revolver without a permit. 
HC 1002Honoring the life of Beverly Smith. 
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. 

Hearings

02/19 10:00 AM Senate Commerce and EnergySB 138revise certain provisions regarding microbreweries. 
02/19 02:00 PM House of RepresentativesSB 78exempt certain medical providers from licensure. 

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