Senator R. Blake Curd — 2018


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Majority Leader

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 12
Counties: Lincoln, Minnehaha
Occupation: Orthopedic Surgeon

Home Address:
38 S. Riverview Hts.
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

Home: 605-331-5890
Capitol: 605-773-3821
Business: 605-331-5890

Email: Blake.Curd@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Joint Legislative ProcedureMember Call of Chair 10:00 AM Room 413 
Legislative ProcedureMember Call of Chair 10:00 AM Room 413 
Joint Select Committee on Joint RulesMember Call of Chair 11:30 AM Room 423 
State AffairsMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 414 
TransportationMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 423 

Prime Sponsor

SB 71revise certain provisions related to a license renewal for the practice of medicine, osteopathy, surgery, or obstetrics. 
SB 122provide for the payment of claims for covered services provided by a health care provider via telemedicine or telehealth. 
SB 123provide for the utilization of telemedicine or telehealth by a health care professional. 
SB 144revise certain provisions related to party affiliation on voter registration cards. 
SB 172provide for an opt out by certain professions from the temporary licensing compact. 
SB 173authorize malt beverage manufacturers to transfer a certain amount of product to certain retail facilities. 
SB 206revise certain provisions to authorize for the inclusion of legislators in the South Dakota Retirement System. 
SJR 3To apply for a convention of states under Article V of the Constitution of the United States to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government and limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government. 
HB 1203authorize the secretary of state to enforce the laws that have been enacted to be under the supervision of the Office of the Secretary of State. 
HB 1287revise certain provisions regarding multiple employer trusts. 
HB 1304revise certain provisions regarding challenges to petition signatures. 
HC 1016Commending the entire South Dakota Army National Guard on being elected as the overall winner in the 2017 Army Communities of Excellence Awards. 
HCR 1006Commemorating the life of George Speaker Mickelson and calling for a bust of Mickelson to be displayed in the lobby of the State House of Representatives. 
HJR 1006Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to amendments to the Constitution. 

Co Sponsor

SB 67permit a victim of child sex trafficking or exploitation to expunge any criminal or delinquency record obtained as a result of the victimization. 
SB 68revise certain provisions regarding the assistance provided to counties by state firefighting resources. 
SB 69allow certain registration and permit documents to be stored and presented electronically. 
SB 70define the term, serve, for the purposes of regulating the sale and use of alcoholic beverages. 
SB 74create an exception to the minimum difference in age between adoptive parent and child and to declare an emergency. 
SB 79authorize for voters with no party affiliation to sign nominating petitions for candidates with a party affiliation. 
SB 80establish term limits for members of the Board of Regents. 
SB 88revise certain provisions in regarding disinterment permits. 
SB 89establish term limits for members of the Board of Education Standards. 
SB 91authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide for the design, construction, and equipping of a state veterans cemetery in Sioux Falls, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 93revise certain provisions regarding the intentional exposure of others to certain diseases. 
SB 94establish certain provisions regarding the opportunity scholarship program. 
SB 96designate chislic as the official nosh of the State of South Dakota. 
SB 100establish certain provisions related to grant monitoring and review and to revise certain record retention policies. 
SB 125clarify the authority of the Government Operations and Audit Committee to issue a subpoena. 
SB 145revise certain provisions related to claims regarding workers' compensation. 
SB 152revise certain provisions relating to the sale and possession of tobacco products. 
SB 155revise certain provisions regarding the liability of the cost of jail confinement. 
SB 181provide for the Servicemember Firearms Protection Act. 
SB 182revise certain provisions regarding the crime of rape. 
SB 191provide certain venue for enforcement of protection orders and conditions for no contact. 
SB 200prohibit certain actions by the state regarding refugee resettlement. 
SB 208require voter registration information to be made available to the public by certain licensing agents. 
SC 5Commending and honoring the 2017 Tea Area High School Titans Boys Soccer Team and the students and staff involved in the program. 
SC 6Commending and honoring the 2017 Tea Area High School Boys Basketball Team and the students and staff involved in the program. 
SC 7Commending and honoring Joan Allison, a second grade teacher at Legacy Elementary, on being named Tea Area School District's Teacher of the Year. 
SC 8Honoring and commending Rick Williamson for his service to our state and nation and for his service as state commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. 
SC 9Honoring the Brookings County Youth Mentoring Program. 
SC 26Honoring and recognizing Larry Goette for his commitment and dedication to military veterans and for his service to his country. 
SC 30Congratulating and honoring the 2017 Canton High School Girls Golf Team and Coach Jeff Keyman for their outstanding accomplishments in 2017. 
SC 36Honoring The Salvation Army for their dedication and service to the Aberdeen Community for one hundred twenty-five years. 
SC 40Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing on being awarded the Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque. 
SC 41Commending and honoring the service and sacrifice of Army Corporal Branden Stackenwalt of Rapid City to our country and to soldiers recovering from post traumatic stress disorder. 
SCR 9Strengthening the sister-state ties between the State of South Dakota and the Republic of China (Taiwan), supporting the signing of a Bilateral Trade Agreement between Taiwan and the United States, and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile. 
SCR 13Recognizing the root cause of the global war on terror. 
SCR 14Encouraging Congress and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to overturn the rules regarding electronic logging devices. 
SJR 9Proposing 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. 
SR 1Confirming the legitimacy of, and South Dakota's support for, the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie. 
HB 1001revise the membership of the Executive Board of the Legislative Research Council. 
HB 1072revise certain provisions regarding trusts. 
HB 1075authorize the Board of Regents to contract for the construction of the Madison Cyber Labs (MadLabs) and the demolition of Lowry Hall at Dakota State University, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1081repeal the sunset clause regarding the recreational use of nonmeandered water. 
HB 1102revise certain provisions regarding the use and display of the great seal of South Dakota. 
HB 1103require state agencies to comply with the appropriate display or use of the state seal. 
HB 1109provide for parole eligibility and early final discharge for certain inmates. 
HB 1140revise certain provisions regarding access to public water. 
HB 1149prohibit the sale of certain industrial and construction equipment at a price higher than is offered to other buyers. 
HB 1157authorize certain alcohol manufacturers and wholesalers to enter into sponsorship agreements with certain alcohol retail licensees. 
HB 1162increase a surcharge to increase revenues to the crime victims' compensation fund and to revise certain provisions of the crime victim compensation program fund. 
HB 1174revise certain provisions regarding rights for crime victims. 
HB 1179provide for permanent daylight savings time. 
HB 1185establish provisions regarding the storage of wine at certain licensed premises. 
HB 1195revise certain provisions regarding refunds of motor vehicle license fees. 
HB 1196revise certain provisions regarding verification of residency of petition circulators. 
HB 1197prohibit public school administrators from participating in collective bargaining. 
HB 1198prohibit school districts from compensating official labor union representatives or negotiators. 
HB 1199prohibit collective bargaining by employees of the Board of Regents. 
HB 1209require a National Instant Criminal Background Check for applicants of certain concealed carry permits. 
HB 1211require that certain property tax opt out decisions be referred to a vote. 
HB 1213revise certain provisions regarding telephone and telegraph corporations. 
HB 1244revise certain provisions regarding the renewal of driver licenses by a member of the armed forces and their families. 
HB 1255revise the authority of the interim Rules Review Committee to revert a rule to any step in the rules adoption process. 
HB 1286authorize certain political parties to be classified under alternative political status and to declare an emergency. 
HC 1006Expressing gratitude and admiration for all the men and women who are in active military service, who are veterans, or who are or have been first responders in our state. 
HC 1015Honoring Brian Garrett for his outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the Oglala Lakota people. 
HC 1017Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 155th Engineer Company on being awarded the Itschner Award and the Reserve Family Readiness Award. 
HCR 1005Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers and recognizing March 2018 as National Social Work Month. 
HCR 1010Recognizing and honoring William Melvin "Billy" Mills, also known as Makata Taka Hela, for his unselfish and loyal contributions to the State of South Dakota and to his country. 
HCR 1011Making formal application to the United States Congress to lawfully enable the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide per diem reimbursement to eligible veterans in need of assisted living services. 
HJR 1001Proposing and submitting to the voters an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, removing the Legislature's authority to set legislator salaries for a regular legislative session. 

Hearings

02/21 07:45 AM House State AffairsHJR 1006Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to amendments to the Constitution. 
02/21 02:00 PM SenateSB 172provide for an opt out by certain professions from the temporary licensing compact. 
02/21 02:00 PM House of RepresentativesHC 1016Commending the entire South Dakota Army National Guard on being elected as the overall winner in the 2017 Army Communities of Excellence Awards. 
02/20 02:00 PM House of RepresentativesHB 1287revise certain provisions regarding multiple employer trusts. 
02/21 02:00 PM House of RepresentativesHB 1287revise certain provisions regarding multiple employer trusts. 
02/20 02:00 PM SenateSB 173authorize malt beverage manufacturers to transfer a certain amount of product to certain retail facilities. 
02/21 07:45 AM House State AffairsHB 1203authorize the secretary of state to enforce the laws that have been enacted to be under the supervision of the Office of the Secretary of State.