Representative Chris G. Karr — 2019


Picture of Representative Chris G. Karr

Majority Whip

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 11
Counties: Minnehaha
Occupation: Small Business Owner

Home Address:
7421 W. Luke Dr.
Sioux Falls, SD 57106

Home: 605-695-0391
Capitol: 605-773-3851


Email: Chris.Karr@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Committee on AppropriationsChair MTWThF 8:00 AM Room 362 
Joint Committee on AppropriationsCo-Chair MTWThF 8:00 AM Room 362 
Government Operations and AuditMember Call of Chair 10:00 AM Room 413 

Interim Committees

Government Operations & AuditMember 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1167revise and promote greater efficiency with sales tax exemptions. 
HB 1168revise certain programs regarding the board of regents and promote efficiency in state government and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1169revise certain education programs and promote efficiency in state government and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1170revise certain healthcare programs and make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1248regulate online sales of tobacco products. 
HB 1249revise certain provisions regarding sales tax. 
HB 1265revise provisions regarding certain tax rates. 
HJR 1006Proposing and submitting to voters an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, revising legislative terms of office. 
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. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1083revise certain programs to support education in South Dakota. 
HB 1084provide for specific classification of affordable housing structures for purposes of taxation. 
HB 1085revise certain programs to advance health care in South Dakota. 
HB 1086revise certain programs to expand economic development in South Dakota. 
HB 1124require health care facilities that perform mammography to inform mammography patients on breast density. 
HB 1229require optional services through Medicaid to be authorized through special appropriation. 
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 1011Honoring and commending the city of Yankton on the 150th anniversary of its incorporation. 
HC 1012Honoring the 2018 Augustana University Baseball Team and the students and staff involved in the baseball program. 
HC 1015Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team for placing second in the 2018 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. 
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 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 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. 
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 86revise provisions regarding certain tax rates. 
SB 115authorize the conditional carrying of a concealed pistol in the state capitol by certain persons. 
SB 154authorize the production and transport of saltwater crustaceans. 
SC 4Honoring and commending South Dakota State University for its ten-year anniversary as a successful NCAA Division I university. 

Hearings

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