Representative Ray Ring — 2017


Picture of Representative Ray Ring

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

Home Address:
607 Sterling St.
Vermillion, SD 57069

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

Email: Ray.Ring@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

EducationMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 413 
TaxationMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 414 

Interim Committees

Ag. Land Assessment Task ForceMember 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1119lower the state sales and use tax on certain food items and to increase the rate of taxation for the sales and use tax on certain goods and services. 
SB 64define the term of a vacancy appointment for water development district directors. 
SB 75revise certain provisions regarding the purchase from a municipality of malt beverages by certain alcoholic beverage licensees. 
SC 26Congratulating Anneliese Taggart of Vermillion, South Dakota, on the extraordinary honor of winning the 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1079clarify certain provisions regarding municipal assessments and the collection of delinquent fees by the county. 
HB 1080adopt the Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act. 
HB 1088revise certain provisions regarding required stops at railroad crossings. 
HB 1099require a sentence of life imprisonment for certain persons with severe mental illness and to provide for a determination of severe mental illness in those cases. 
HB 1100allow law enforcement to initiate a mental illness hold in domestic abuse situations. 
HB 1101increase the penalty for performing an abortion of an unborn child capable of feeling pain. 
HB 1111revise the definition of fall enrollment for purposes of education funding. 
HB 1118eliminate the need to prove the use of force, fraud, or coercion in the human trafficking of minors. 
HB 1125make accessible to the public certain information relating to the partners in education tax credit program. 
HB 1134provide certain protection to state and local government employees regarding the disclosure of information in good faith. 
HB 1149revise the tax on certain telecommunication services and devices. 
HB 1158revise the definition of fall enrollment for the purpose of calculating state aid to education payments to school districts. 
HB 1165provide for annually updated financial interest statements for any person elected to statewide or local office. 
HB 1170revise certain provisions regarding conflicts of interest for authority, board, or commission members. 
HB 1195revise certain provisions regarding health coverage for applied behavior analysis. 
HB 1202make an appropriation for the support of the Veterans Outreach Center and to declare an emergency. 
HC 1004Honoring Raina Grimsley of Mitchell, South Dakota, Girls State Governor, and Max Hawkins of Renner, 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 1005Commending the entire South Dakota Army National Guard on being awarded a first place gold finish in the 2016 Army Communities of Excellence Awards. 
HC 1010Commending and honoring the 2016 Habitat for Humanity-South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
HC 1014Honoring the city of Mobridge for being included in the 2017 Governor's Awards for Outstanding Support of the Arts by an Organization or Business. 
HC 1015Honoring Mel Chandler for his outstanding service to the State of South Dakota. 
HC 1017Posthumously honoring the life, character, and achievements of Bob Hanson. 
HC 1018Recognizing Rev. Dr. Donald C. Simmons, Jr. for his exemplary service to the State of South Dakota. 
HC 1020Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its sixty-ninth anniversary on June 15th, 16th, and 17th 2017. 
HC 1025Honoring Phyllis Perkovich for her outstanding commitment and service to the South Dakota legislative page program and the youth of South Dakota. 
HC 1026Honoring Laura Ingalls Wilder's 150th birthday and the celebration of this milestone in De Smet, South Dakota. 
HC 1031Congratulating and commending Teagan NcNary, of Vermillion, South Dakota, and Josh Anderson, of Aberdeen, South Dakota, on their election as the incoming University of South Dakota Student Government Association president and vice president. 
HCR 1007Strengthening and expanding sister-state ties between South Dakota and Taiwan; supporting the signing of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and a Bilateral Investment Agreement (BIA) with the United States; and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile. 
HCR 1011Recognizing and honoring Sitting Bull, Tatanka-Iyotanka, a courageous warrior, statesman, dedicated leader, one of South Dakota's first ambassadors to the world, and a man who remains an essential figure in South Dakota and United States history. 
SB 65establish the South Dakota Board of Technical Education and to revise certain provisions regarding career and technical education and postsecondary technical institutes. 
SB 68revise certain alcoholic beverage sampling provisions. 
SB 73provide a special tribal veteran license plate for certain motor vehicles. 
SB 74exempt the elected members of the governing board of any federally recognized Indian tribe from the requirement to register as lobbyists. 
SB 80regulate the use of drones under certain conditions and to provide a penalty therefor. 
SB 92extend the date a school district is required to bring reserve funds down to a certain percentage. 
SB 93revise certain provisions regarding marriage license fees. 
SB 96require a minimum amount of paid sick leave for employees. 
SB 110establish a tuition reimbursement program for certain teachers who teach in rural school districts. 
SB 111revise the administrative rule regarding income eligibility for assistance with child care costs. 
SB 141revise certain provisions relating to child support. 
SB 145provide limitation on liability for certain architects and engineers 
SB 150establish certain provisions regarding paid maternity leave. 
SB 155establish an early childhood education pilot program and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 156establish the South Dakota Early Learning Advisory Council. 
SB 162authorize the Board of Regents to contract for the design, renovation of, and addition to, the Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory on the campus of South Dakota State University and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SC 19Honoring Cleo Erickson, "The History Lady," of Vermillion, South Dakota, who knew more about the history of her community than anyone else. 
SC 31Honoring and commending Susan Delaney-Kary of Parmelee, South Dakota, for receiving the 2016 Spirit of Dakota Award. 
SC 32Celebrating and honoring the life of Dr. Wayne Evans. 
SC 36Honoring Christopher Todd Jumper of Boy Scout Troop 28, North Sioux City, South Dakota, for earning the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. 
SC 37Honoring the Beresford and Alcester-Hudson School District cooperative wrestling program for an excellent season and for victorious performances in the 2017 Class B State Wrestling Tournament. 
SCR 3Recognizing the outstanding public service of President James Monroe. 
SCR 14Urging the Governor to fuel the state fleet with premium E-30 fuel. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled