Senator Rocky Blare — 2019


Picture of Senator Rocky Blare

Party: Republican
Term: New Member
District: 21
Counties: Bon Homme, Charles Mix, Gregory, Tripp
Occupation: Insurance Agent

Home Address:
31176 269th St.
Ideal, SD 57541

Home: 605-842-1617
Capitol: 605-773-3821
Business: 605-842-3260

Email: Rocky.Blare@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 412 
TransportationVice-Chair MWF 7:45 AM Room 423 

Interim Committees

Industrial Hemp StudyVice-Chair 
Redefine Nursing Home Criteria and Build CapacityMember 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1073revise provisions regarding the locating and spotting of predators or varmints from a drone. 
HB 1145establish certain provisions regarding the mowing of rights-of-way adjacent to the state trunk highway system. 
HB 1186repeal the termination of the juvenile detention cost-sharing fund. 
HB 1209revise certain provisions regarding vapor products. 
HB 1211revise provisions regarding lottery winner confidentiality. 

Co Sponsor

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 64require certain wind energy facilities to include aircraft detection lighting systems. 
SB 68define certain acts as misbranding of food products. 
SB 71prohibit capital punishment of any person with severe mental illness. 
SB 84authorize the possession and administration of opioid antagonists by school district and nonpublic school personnel, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 85revise the deadline for the Department of Health's annual report regarding abortions. 
SB 86revise provisions regarding certain tax rates. 
SB 90revise provisions regarding certain financial interest statements filed by persons elected to state or local office. 
SB 94revise provisions regarding rule-making authority to establish certain fuel standards. 
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 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 141provide for the administration of certain assessments in a paper format. 
SB 142require the state to assume the responsibility for legal expenses of certain persons in state custody. 
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 171designate saltwater aquatic farms as agricultural operations. 
SB 183revise certain provisions regarding buffer strips. 
SC 4Honoring and commending South Dakota State University for its ten-year anniversary as a successful NCAA Division I university. 
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 29Honoring Lois Henry for her outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the State of South Dakota and the South Dakota Legislature. 
SC 30Commending, honoring, and thanking President George H. W. Bush for his many years of great service to our country. 
SC 35Recognizing and honoring the bravery of the Beresford FFA students who quickly and courageously acted to help the residents of a burning apartment building. 
SC 36Honoring the Canton High School wrestling team for their outstanding accomplishments during the 2018-2019 season. 
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. 
HB 1040establish certain provisions regarding the opportunity scholarship program. 
HB 1051establish the South Dakota state seal of civics literacy program. 
HB 1053revise the value of gifts permitted for certain insurance advertising or promotional programs. 
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 1068authorize the Transportation Commission to promulgate rules to allow certain motor vehicles to follow another motor vehicle on a state highway more closely than otherwise permitted by law. 
HB 1072correct a definition in the Uniform Unsworn Domestic Declarations Act. 
HB 1075revise certain provisions regarding the authority of conservation district governing boards. 
HB 1076revise certain real estate licensee advertising restrictions and grant rule-making authority regarding real estate teams. 
HB 1077revise provisions regarding designation of a no maintenance highway. 
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 1108prohibit certain gender dysphoria instruction in public schools. 
HB 1112provide for certain persons to carry a concealed pistol or revolver without a permit. 
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 1160revise certain provisions regarding emergency management. 
HB 1171allow certain veterans to attend courses offered at postsecondary technical institutes without payment of tuition. 
HB 1178revise provisions regarding the beginning period for absentee voting. 
HB 1193provide a criminal penalty for causing an abortion against a pregnant mother's will. 
HB 1229require optional services through Medicaid to be authorized through special appropriation. 
HB 1231revise certain provisions regarding emergency commitment. 
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. 
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 1006Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its seventy-first anniversary on June 13, 14, and 15, 2019. 
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 1008Recognizing February as Black History Month and South Dakota's rich history of African American achievements. 
HC 1009Honoring Rena Ortbahn for her outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the State of South Dakota and the South Dakota Legislature. 
HC 1010Honoring the James Valley Christian High School Boys Cross Country Team for its outstanding performance and victory in the 2018 State Class B Cross Country Championship. 
HC 1012Honoring the 2018 Augustana University Baseball Team and the students and staff involved in the baseball program. 
HC 1013Honoring and commending Dr. David E. Peterson for his outstanding service in the field of dentistry to patients in South Dakota. 
HC 1016Commending and honoring Dakota Wesleyan University Women's Basketball Team for their outstanding athletic performance upon winning their first NAIA Division II National Championship in the 2018 season. 
HC 1021Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard 114th Fighter Wing of Sioux Falls on being awarded the Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Major General John J. Pesch Flight Safety Award, and William W. Spruance Safety Award for 2018. 
HC 1022Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion of Pierre for being awarded the Major General Milton A. Reckford Trophy, General Walter T. Kerwin, Jr. Award, and the U.S. Army Supply Excellence Awards for 2018. 
HC 1023Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 147th Field Artillery of Watertown on being awarded the Certificate of Victory for the National Guard Association of the United States. 
HC 1024Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard 153rd Engineer Battalion of Huron for being awarded a U.S. Army Deployment Excellence Award and a Department of Defense Reserve Family Readiness Award for the Army National Guard. 
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 1028Celebrating and commemorating the commissioning of the USS South Dakota. 
HCR 1001Supporting the Governor's efforts to fuel the state fleet with premium E-30 fuel. 
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. 

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