Representative Ray Ring — 2019


Picture of Representative Ray Ring

Party: Democrat
Term: Incumbent
District: 17
Counties: Clay, Turner
Occupation: Retired Economist

Home Address:
607 Sterling St.
Vermillion, SD 57069

Home: 605-675-9379
Capitol: 605-773-3851
Business: 605-675-9379

Email: Ray.Ring@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

EducationMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 413 
TaxationMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 464 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1163establish the Tax Revenue Study Task Force to study tax revenue in this state. 
HB 1164revise certain provisions regarding the operation of vehicles upon the approach of authorized emergency vehicles. 
SB 116provide for the transfer of funds from the future fund to the education enhancement trust fund for the purpose of funding needs-based grants. 
SB 160provide for calculations of sales tax revenues from sellers located outside of the state. 
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. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1060make an appropriation for increased reimbursement for care of residents of nursing facilities and assisted living facilities. 
HB 1074provide a privilege for journalists and newscasters regarding refusal to disclose information. 
HB 1076revise certain real estate licensee advertising restrictions and grant rule-making authority regarding real estate teams. 
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 1105revise certain provisions regarding child support orders. 
HB 1122revise references to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. 
HB 1124require health care facilities that perform mammography to inform mammography patients on breast density. 
HB 1147establish a tribal flag display on the capitol grounds. 
HB 1148create a Commission on Indian Affairs. 
HB 1149provide an appropriation for the Native American achievement schools grant program. 
HB 1150establish a nonbeneficiary student scholarship program for certain students attending tribally controlled colleges and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1151permit certain acts at a school honoring or graduation ceremony. 
HB 1160revise certain provisions regarding emergency management. 
HB 1161revise certain provisions regarding the issuance of temporary permits for the use of public water. 
HB 1165establish the South Dakota prepaid college program and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1175establish the Early Learning Advisory Council. 
HB 1191legalize the growth, production, and processing of industrial hemp and derivative products in the state. 
HB 1230add clergy to the list of mandatory reporters for suspected child abuse or neglect. 
HB 1243revise provisions regarding hate crimes. 
HB 1244provide for the disclosure of certain documents and records of public officials. 
HB 1267prohibit county commissioners from holding municipal office. 
HB 1269temporarily revise the statute of limitations for bringing a civil action for certain cases of child sexual abuse. 
HC 1002Honoring the life of Beverly Smith. 
HC 1003Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers and recognizing March 2019 as National Social Work Month. 
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. 
HC 1008Recognizing February as Black History Month and South Dakota's rich history of African American achievements. 
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.  
HJR 1007To refer to the voters the question of whether the state should expand Medicaid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. 
HR 1001Commending and honoring Angela Kennecke for excellence in investigative reporting and service to the people of South Dakota. 
SB 59revise certain provisions regarding public records. 
SB 60require the secretary of public safety to provide recommendations to the Legislature on a statewide threat assessment plan. 
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. 
SB 90revise provisions regarding certain financial interest statements filed by persons elected to state or local office. 
SB 91revise certain provisions regarding open meeting requirements. 
SB 117authorize Spanish to be used in the process of issuing certain driver licenses and permits. 
SB 125revise the General Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2019 to fund the literacy intervention program. 
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 147provide certain provisions regarding commercial pesticide applicators. 
SB 148provide for state employee protection from retaliation for certain communications. 
SB 183revise certain provisions regarding buffer strips. 
SC 5Congratulating and recognizing Chris Nilsen from the University of South Dakota on breaking the NCAA Championship men's pole vault meet record. 
SC 6Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Track and Field Team for their outstanding athletic performance upon winning their first Summit League Outdoor Championship in the 2018 season. 
SC 7Commending and honoring the Parker School District Board of Education on their selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota School Board Award of Excellence recipient for 2018. 
SC 10Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Volleyball Team for their outstanding athletic performance upon winning the 2018 Summit League Tournament Championship. 
SC 12Commending and honoring Shane O'Connell for his success and achievement in national and international rodeo competitions. 
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. 
SCR 6Urging the President of the United States to make agricultural exports a priority and protect agricultural products from all current and future tariffs. 
SCR 7Directing the Executive Board to create a fifteen-member task force to study and make legislative proposals regarding alternatives to imprisonment for those convicted of the crime of ingestion of controlled substances. 
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 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 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. 

Hearings

02/20 10:00 AM Senate TaxationSB 160provide for calculations of sales tax revenues from sellers located outside of the state. 
02/20 08:00 AM Senate Committee on AppropriationsSB 116provide for the transfer of funds from the future fund to the education enhancement trust fund for the purpose of funding needs-based grants. 

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