Senator Ryan M. Maher — 2010


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Party: Democrat
Term: Incumbent
District: 28
Counties: Butte, Corson, Dewey, Harding, Perkins, Ziebach
Occupation: Insurance Agent/Restaurant Owner


Session Committees

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 412 
TaxationMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 423 
TransportationMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 423 

Interim Committees

BondingMember 
State-Tribal RelationsMember 

Prime Sponsor

SB 3require nondiscriminatory pricing between malt beverage suppliers and malt beverage wholesalers. 
SB 4revise certain rule-making authority regarding the sale of certain alcoholic beverage container sizes to on-sale licensees. 
SB 75define certain terms related to liability for agritourism activities. 
SB 80clarify certain conditions of service by elected municipal officials. 
SB 127ensure certain rights related to the marketing of products, commodities, and livestock. 
SB 161impose a fee on certain pipelines carrying crude oil and to create a crude oil pipeline compensation fund that may be used in the event of a crude oil spill. 
SB 178provide for the issuance of reduced fee hunting and fishing licenses to certain persons with disabilities. 
SC 15Honoring and supporting Pioneer Days in Dupree, South Dakota, on the occasion of Dupree's centennial anniversary. 
SC 16Honoring Newell, South Dakota, on the occasion of its centennial celebration and supporting Labor Day in Newell. 
SC 21Honoring and supporting Hometown Days in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, on the occasion of its centennial anniversary. 
HB 1004extend dram shop protection to certain alcoholic beverage licensees. 
HB 1086permit certain municipalities to issue an additional off-sale alcoholic beverage license. 
HB 1116limit certain outside employment and compensation by presidents and executive officers of state institutions of higher education. 
HB 1145limit certain requirements associated with animal identification systems. 
HB 1152require the Department of Education to develop a framework for entrepreneurship education. 
HB 1169prohibit businesses and employers from establishing certain policies against the ability of an invitee or employee to store firearms and ammunition in a locked motor vehicle parked on the premises. 
HB 1170authorize the issuance of certain lifetime hunting and fishing licenses. 
HB 1182prohibit certain employment practices. 
HB 1196establish a certain distance from the municipality's corporate limits in which the municipality has planning and zoning authority. 
HB 1204authorize reasonable suspicion testing and prohibit the use of controlled substances by welfare recipients.  
HB 1205prohibit and penalize certain alien employment. 
HB 1209revise certain property tax limitations. 
HB 1212provide counties the authority to acquire, construct, maintain, and operate sewer utility systems. 
HB 1224revise the payment schedule for the South Dakota opportunity scholarship program. 
HB 1230permit certain persons to assist women during pregnancy and childbirth under certain conditions. 
HB 1253refer to a vote of the people a bill to authorize smoking in certain establishments under certain conditions. 
HB 1267create a new malt beverage retailer licenses that has certain membership and age requirements. 
HC 1019Honoring Joey Painter of Harding County High School for her outstanding achievements as a three-event state rodeo champion and her third-time recognition with an all-around cowgirl title. 
HCR 1011Endorsing Taiwan's participation as observer in the International Civil Aviation Organization and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. 
HJR 1001Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election a new section to Article XXI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to freedom of choice in health care. 

Co Sponsor

SB 2revise certain provisions regarding alcoholic beverage control and licensing laws. 
SB 76revise the composition of the State Veterans' Commission. 
SB 78revise the total amount of revenue payable to municipalities from taxes on real property. 
SB 84revise certain provisions relating to comparative negligence. 
SB 85revise the continuing education requirements for certain veterinarians. 
SB 86revise certain requirements related to the licensure of veterinarians. 
SB 87require evidence of financial responsibility at the time of certain vehicle registrations. 
SB 88adopt the interstate compact on educational opportunity for military children. 
SB 89exempt from federal regulation any firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition manufactured and retained in South Dakota. 
SB 94provide for the establishment of rural community-based energy development projects. 
SB 95establish a grant program to fund certain energy efficiency projects. 
SB 96provide for the continuation of the waiver of the collaborative agreement requirement for certified nurse midwives providing out-of-hospital birth services. 
SB 97provide that salvage titles be issued for stolen vehicles and to provide that thefts be noted on the title of recovered motor vehicles. 
SB 99revise the distribution of the pesticide registration fee and to establish the weed and pest early detection rapid response fund. 
SB 105provide a statutory reference for the code of ethics for certified teachers and administrators. 
SB 106authorize the Board of Regents and the Building Authority to contract for construction of classroom facilities at the University Center in Sioux Falls to replace facilities leased from the Sioux Falls School District, and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 107provide for the practice and regulation of licensed midwives. 
SB 109revise certain provisions concerning the deposit of county funds related to the 24/7 sobriety program. 
SB 113require the Board of Regents to formulate and promulgate a regental policy on outside employment by institutional officers and employees. 
SB 118allow the register of deeds to electronically preserve certain documents. 
SB 126permit flexible staffing for local government public safety answering points. 
SB 130revise certain provisions concerning the township road system. 
SB 134provide for divestiture of state investment funds in certain companies liable to sanctions under the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996. 
SB 143require the sale of aircraft under the control of the Department of Transportation and to declare an emergency. 
SB 144limit increases in spending by state government. 
SB 147establish a legislative policy to biannually review the highway needs and make appropriate adjustments. 
SB 157authorize the construction of nursing facilities on American Indian reservations under certain circumstances. 
SB 169limit the subrogation of certain insurers unless and until the insured is made whole. 
SB 180clarify certain statutes prohibiting political subdivisions from restricting firearms. 
SB 186change the unemployment insurance wage base and contribution rates and to declare an emergency. 
SC 1Honoring and supporting the Scotland Kuchen Feier on the occasion of its first annual event. 
SC 2Honoring and supporting Czech Days in Tabor, South Dakota, on the occasion of its sixty-second anniversary. 
SC 4Commending and honoring the 2009 Habitat for Humanity—South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year: Len Tougas, Beadle County HFH - Huron; Terry Fuller, Black Hills - Rapid City; Larry and Janet Gerjets, Brookings Area HFH - Brookings; Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Chamberlain; Dacotah Tipis - Ft. Thompson; Shawn Miller, HFH East Central South Dakota (Lake and Moody Counties); Eric Lundin, HFH of Greater Sioux Falls - Sioux Falls; Zion Lutheran Church, Hub Area Habitat for Humanity - Aberdeen; Jon Schmitz, Mitchell Regional Habitat for Humanity - Mitchell; Linda Voller, Oahe HFH - Pierre; Emmanuel Episcopal Church/Diocese of Missouri and Christ Lutheran Church, Sicangu Tikaga Okiciyapi HFH - Mission; Andor Inc., HFH of Greater Watertown Region - Watertown; Julie Gergen, HFH of Yankton County - Yankton; Citibank and Valerie Kuhl, HFH - South Dakota. 
SC 5Commending and honoring the 2008-2009 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: Don Kirkegaard, Britton-Hecla, School Superintendent; Sherry Hansen, Tripp-Delmont, School Business Official; Dr. Jackie McNamara, Sioux Falls, Elementary School Principal; Jerry Rasmussen, Dakota Valley, Secondary School Principal; Dr. Debra Johnson, Chamberlain, Middle School Principal; Don Lyon, Meade, Assistant Secondary Principal; Darci Love, Huron, Curriculum Director; and John Fathke, South Central Ed Coop, Director of Special Education for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. 
SC 8Commending and honoring the South Dakota Association of Community Based Services, as the recipient of the national "Moving Mountains Best Practice Award" for 2008-2009 from the University of Minnesota's Research and Training Center on Community Living and the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals. 
SC 10Honoring Tate Bruckner of Menno, South Dakota, for his outstanding performance as a high school athlete and his dedication to his community. 
SC 11Honoring David Maxwell of Parkston, South Dakota, for his determination and outstanding performance as a high school athlete and his dedication to his community. 
SC 12Honoring Murphy Dods of Sioux Falls, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Daniel Miller of Watertown, South Dakota Boys State Governor; and commending the South Dakota American Legion and Auxiliary for their sponsorship of the Girls State and Boys State programs. 
SC 14Honoring and congratulating the members of the 2009 Corsica VFW Teener youth baseball team: Kris Menning, Adam Fink, Aaron Groeneweg, Kiefer Johnson, Luke Bamberg, Colin Wieczorek, Gunner Baan Hofman, Ryan Hongslo, Eric Vanden Hoek, Harlan Big Crow, and Kyle Beltman with bat boy Gavin Zomer and Coaches Bob Bamberg and Dave Holstein on their first-ever State B Baseball Championship Title 
SC 20Recognizing Don Meyer for his distinguished service to the State of South Dakota. 
SC 23Congratulating and commending Bryan Hagg, Tony Martinet, and the entire Sioux Falls Lincoln High School Forensic Team for their commitment, dedication, and success at the state and national levels from the 2008 through 2010 forensic seasons. 
SC 24Commending and honoring the 2009-2010 Madison High School Lady Bulldogs Gymnastics Team for its sixteenth consecutive state championship title in Class A Gymnastics and for setting the national record for consecutive gymnastics state championships. 
SC 26Congratulating and commending the Augustana College Women's Basketball Team for its successful 2009-2010 season. 
SC 27Honoring John Frislie of Canton, South Dakota, for his contributions to conservation efforts in southeastern South Dakota and statewide. 
SC 30Commending and honoring former Lieutenant Governor William Dougherty for his many years of service to South Dakota. 
SCR 1Opposing the government takeover of health care as currently proposed by Congress and encouraging preservation of states' rights regarding health care regulation. 
SCR 3Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the South Dakota State Capitol. 
SCR 4Opposing certain federal legislation related to equine slaughter and processing and urging the reinstatement and funding of federal inspection programs governing equine slaughter and processing facilities. 
SCR 5Expressing support for the public awareness of multiple sclerosis and recognizing MS Awareness Week as March 8-14, 2010. 
SJR 6Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election amendments to Articles IV and VIII of the Constitution, to combine the duties of the treasurer and the commissioner of school and public lands. 
HB 1001allow municipalities and counties to issue certain special alcoholic beverage licenses and to repeal certain special alcoholic beverage licenses. 
HB 1002revise certain provisions regarding the days and hours that alcoholic beverages may be sold on a licensed premise and who may sell, serve, or dispense alcoholic beverages on a licensed premise and to revise certain provisions concerning the power of municipalities and counties to regulate the sale and use of alcoholic beverages. 
HB 1066provide for the issuance of landowner-sponsored big game hunting licenses. 
HB 1067restrict the entry of conservation officers onto certain private land without permission. 
HB 1068revise the limitation on damages for medical malpractice actions. 
HB 1087provide criteria for enacting ordinances or amendments thereto that have a retrospective application and to repeal certain provisions related to the enforcement of ordinances. 
HB 1092revise the certain provisions concerning continuing liens on wages by garnishment. 
HB 1094subject the gross receipts of contractors engaged in realty improvement contracts for certain municipal utilities to the contractor's excise tax instead of the alternative contractor's excise tax and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1102repeal certain provisions establishing the Wall Lake State Game Bird Refuge in Hand County. 
HB 1105permit the record of a person's arrest to be expunged. 
HB 1113specify certain animal species for animal damage control. 
HB 1114broaden the policy review committee for animal damage control. 
HB 1115provide for annual audits of the state predatory animal control fund. 
HB 1118revise certain provisions regarding fees for health services provided to South Dakota injured workers treated by out-of-state medical providers and expenses when death results from injuries to South Dakota workers. 
HB 1121require a permit and fee for public access on certain school and public lands and to establish a penalty. 
HB 1122appropriate money for the Northern Crops Institute. 
HB 1125revise certain documentation requirements related to driver licensing. 
HB 1127authorize landowners and lessees to possess certain game animal and game bird trophies. 
HB 1130include the families of certain members of the armed forces who died in military service as eligible for gold star special license plates. 
HB 1135rescind all previous applications of the State of South Dakota for the calling of a federal constitutional convention to amend the Constitution of the United States. 
HB 1139clarify the application of common law civil trespass on agricultural land and to provide for the recovery of liquidated damages against trespassers. 
HB 1140prohibit the use of certain photo radar speed detection systems and of certain photo monitoring devices to detect red light violations. 
HB 1141provide for legislative redistricting based on single-member house districts. 
HB 1142prohibit campaign contributions to candidates for the Public Utilities Commission by certain persons or entities associated with regulated entities. 
HB 1144revise the Human Relations Act to include additional categories of persons. 
HB 1147permit townships to provide certain health, life, and disability income insurance benefits. 
HB 1151authorize funeral establishments to operate branch chapels. 
HB 1154require written incident notice from law enforcement to a juvenile's school under certain circumstances. 
HB 1155require the marking of certain anemometer towers used for wind energy testing purposes. 
HB 1157provide for the public release of certain subscription and licensee lists by the Department of Game, Fish and Parks. 
HB 1158require the prompt payment of certain suppliers of property and services under a contract with a public agency. 
HB 1165revise the procedure for reissuing certain alcoholic beverage licenses. 
HB 1166clarify the locations where the local boards of equalization may meet. 
HB 1167revise the term of service of a grand jury. 
HB 1171revise certain provisions regarding the fees for certain special motor vehicle license plates. 
HB 1176authorize certain licensed hunters who are quadriplegic to hunt using a designated hunter. 
HB 1184revise employee sick leave used for the care of a spouse, child, or parent of the employee if the spouse, child, or parent has a serious health condition. 
HB 1185provide property tax benefits to the surviving spouses of certain disabled veterans. 
HB 1186prohibit certain regulated entities from providing financial support for events involving the Public Utilities Commission. 
HB 1187prohibit the killing, injury, or interference with a law enforcement support animal and to establish certain penalties. 
HB 1189prohibit discrimination based on domestic violence in life and health insurance policies. 
HB 1192establish an ethanol blender pump incentive grant program, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1193allow certain local governments to participate in the state health insurance plan. 
HB 1199provide for the temporary curtailment of out-of-state legislative travel. 
HB 1207revise certain campaign finance requirements. 
HB 1214allow for the acquisition of the fee ownership of highway right-of way land for certain local governments. 
HB 1217regulate passenger elevators, escalators, and similar conveyance facilities. 
HB 1218provide for the election of the secretary of agriculture. 
HB 1223provide procedures by which adopted persons may obtain their original birth certificates and the contact preference of birth parents. 
HB 1242require that certain land acquisitions by the State of South Dakota be conditioned upon subsequent legislative approval. 
HB 1249provide for the disposition of certain property sold at auction but not claimed. 
HB 1251provide for delivery of alcoholic beverages to the consumer by certain off-sale and package retailers. 
HB 1259allow school districts to charge students a fee to participate in interscholastic activities for which no academic credit is earned. 
HB 1262adjust certain registration fees for the use of motor vehicles on the public highways. 
HB 1264provide for the issuance of free antlerless deer licenses to certain landowners and lessees. 
HB 1266assess and tax certain outdoor sign structures as real property. 
HB 1268establish certain requirements and safeguards relating to wind easements and wind energy leases. 
HB 1272revise certain provisions regarding paternity and termination of parental rights. 
HB 1273restrict certain state purchases of gasoline to ethanol blends. 
HB 1276create a task force to study the functioning of the Office of Tribal Government Relations. 
HC 1002Commending and honoring the Belle Fourche Middle School students for their dedication to South Dakota's World War II veterans. 
HC 1015Honoring Nisland, South Dakota, on the occasion of its centennial celebration. 
HC 1025Commending and honoring Tyler Oran Sorenson, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Western Wrestling Conference 197-pound champion, for his outstanding and unprecedented athletic performance in Brookings, South Dakota, at the 2010 Western Wrestling Conference Meet. 
HC 1026Recognizing the South Dakota State University Women's Basketball Team on its outstanding athletic and academic achievements. 
HCR 1002Requesting federal natural resource agencies to refrain from designating wilderness or roadless areas in South Dakota without Legislative approval. 
HCR 1003Supporting the reintroduction of horse slaughter and processing operations in the United States. 
HCR 1004Expressing the heartfelt condolences of South Dakotans to the people of Haiti for their losses resulting from the devastating and horrific earthquake of January 12, 2010, and also to urge the people of South Dakota to be charitable in this time of great human suffering. 
HCR 1006Urging the United States Forest Service, the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and other federal agencies to actively manage mountain pine beetle infestations on lands under their control in South Dakota. 
HCR 1007 Urging the Bureau of Indian Education and other federal and state agencies to provide for the design and implementation of appropriate measures of adequate yearly progress for Native American students under the No Child Left Behind Act. 
HCR 1008Urging Congress to oppose current energy and climate legislation under consideration in the United States Senate. 
HCR 1009Calling for a balanced approach for instruction in the public schools relating to global climatic change. 
HCR 1014Urging the members of the United States Congress to propose the Parental Rights Amendment to the states for ratification. 
HCR 1017Opposing federal control of state water rights through unnecessary expansion of the federal Clean Water Act 
HJR 1003Proposing 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 limitation of expenditures for the State of South Dakota. 

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