Representative Taffy Howard — 2020


Picture of Representative Taffy Howard

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 33
Counties: Meade, Pennington
Occupation: Small Business Owner

Home Address:
530 Westberry Dr.
Rapid City, SD 57702


Capitol: 605-773-3851


Email: Taffy.Howard@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Committee on AppropriationsMember MTWThF 8:00 AM Room 362 
Joint Committee on AppropriationsMember MTWThF 8:00 AM Room 362 
Military and Veterans AffairsMember Call of Chair 3:00 PM TBA 

Interim Committees

AppropriationsMember 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1172require the annual submission of a zero-based budget from certain departments or budget units. 
HB 1252grant property tax relief to certain persons who are long-term residents and long-term property owners. 
HB 1253accommodate legislation regarding contracts with the State. 
HJR 5003Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election, an amendment to Article XII of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the creation of the property tax relief trust fund and to provide for the transfer of unobligated cash. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1057prohibit certain acts against children and provide a penalty therefor. 
HB 1059revise certain provisions regarding hunting with drones. 
HB 1060revise certain provisions regarding the use of the aeronautics fund. 
HB 1068include out-of-state convictions for the basis of an enhanced penalty for the crime of stalking. 
HB 1069authorize certain veterans to attend courses offered at postsecondary technical institutes without payment of tuition. 
HB 1076require a designation on a driver license for autism spectrum disorder under certain circumstances. 
HB 1077establish certain requirements regarding funeral processions. 
HB 1085provide for permanent daylight savings time. 
HB 1095revise requirements regarding hunting mentors. 
HB 1096prohibit commercial surrogacy contracts, provide a penalty for facilitating a commercial surrogacy, and establish an interim committee to evaluate surrogacy in the state. 
HB 1101provide for the reinstatement of a driver license under certain conditions. 
HB 1102make an appropriation to reimburse the aeronautics fund. 
HB 1104limit the scope of medical information that may be required as a condition of participation in sanctioned activities. 
HB 1120authorize the governing body of a second or third class municipality to act as a planning and zoning commission. 
HB 1130revise the requirements for an enhanced permit to carry a concealed pistol. 
HB 1138establish shooting course requirements for current or former law enforcement officers seeking an enhanced permit to carry a concealed pistol. 
HB 1140provide for a regular review of parenting guidelines. 
HB 1153authorize the limited possession of a knife in the state capitol. 
HB 1154revise certain provisions regarding motor vehicle license plates. 
HB 1167revise provisions regarding confidential communications between a student and certain school employees. 
HB 1181revise certain provisions regarding bounties for coyotes. 
HB 1195provide for the dismissal of charges against pregnant women for certain controlled substance offenses under certain circumstances. 
HB 1202revise provisions regarding certain sales and use tax rates. 
HB 1218require responses and reporting regarding the testing, assessment, evaluation, or observation of students. 
HB 1231authorize premium cigars to be shipped and transported and modify tax provisions pertaining to premium cigars. 
HB 1241revise requirements for legal newspapers. 
HB 1242provide for the reissuance of certain enhanced permits to carry a concealed pistol and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1251establish membership of the Board of Regents. 
HB 1271establish certain provisions regarding the rural broadband fund. 
HB 1276provide for a review of occupational regulation. 
HC 8002Commending and honoring the 2018-2019 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: JOEL JORGENSON, Madison Central, School Superintendent; DON LYON, Spearfish, Middle School Principal; PAUL LUNDBERG, Brandon Valley, School Business Official; MATT ALLEY, West Central, Elementary School Principal; JOE CHILDS, Mitchell, Secondary School Principal; DAVE PREHEIM, Tea, Assistant High School Principal; MICHAEL AMOLINS, Harrisburg, Curriculum Leader; WENDY OTHEIM, Brookings, Director of Special Education, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. 
HC 8004Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial and mutually beneficial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. 
HC 8007Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's Ellwein family of Rapid City for being awarded the Association of the United States Army Volunteer Family of the Year Award for 2019. 
HC 8008Recognizing and honoring the Veterans Honor Park in Madison, South Dakota. 
HC 8016Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing of Sioux Falls for being awarded the Meritorious Unit Award and Winston P. Wilson Trophy for 2019. 
HC 8017Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 139th Brigade Support Battalion of Brookings for being awarded the Major General Milton A. Reckard Trophy and General Walter T. Kerwin Jr. Award for 2019. 
HC 8018Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 153rd Forward Support Company of Huron on being awarded the National Guard Association of the United States' General John J. Pershing Trophy. 
HC 8019Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 730th Area Support Medical Company of Vermillion on being awarded the National Guard Association of the United States' Certificate of Victory. 
HC 8020To honor the Sioux Falls O'Gorman Knights as the 2019 Class 11 AAA State High School Football Champions. 
HCR 6003Supporting the Electoral College. 
HCR 6005Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial and mutually beneficial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. 
HCR 6018To urge the adoption of a joint rule requiring the state Constitution to be read aloud on the floor of both houses each Legislative Session. 
HR 7002To formally invite President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump to the great state of South Dakota for the 4th of July fireworks celebration at Mount Rushmore. 
SB 73exempt certain persons from the requirement to publish name changes. 
SB 80revise certain sheriff's fees and costs. 
SB 87add information required to be provided to a woman receiving an abortion. 
SB 98extend the notification period for possession of a concealed pistol in the state capitol. 
SB 112repeal certain provisions regarding initiated measures. 
SB 116establish requirements certain state entities must follow when applying for federal grants. 
SB 163establish certain restrictions on the foreign ownership of agricultural land. 
SB 177cap increases in the rates of tuition for certain institutions. 
SC 801Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its seventy-second Anniversary. 

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