Representative Ray J, Jr. Ring — 2014


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


Session Committees

EducationMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 413 
TransportationMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 413 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1226create a work-share program available to employers during times of economic distress. 
HC 1020Commending and honoring Ms. Bethany Buell Firsick, 2013 National Champion Pole Vaulter. 
HC 1021Commending and honoring Alexa Duling, a 2013 Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship recipient. 
SC 25Honoring Jeanne Duchscher as the 2013 winner of the South Dakota Municipal League Excellence in Municipal Government Award. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1078revise the eligibility requirements for the South Dakota opportunity scholarship to include certain students who reside in bordering states. 
HB 1087change how rural fire protection districts conduct elections. 
HB 1089allow certain school districts that receive state aid to education to receive funding for certain students with limited English proficiency. 
HB 1094prohibit a person from interfering with a public safety answering point. 
HB 1102authorize the use of artificial light to hunt coyotes under certain conditions. 
HB 1124create the South Dakota school safety fund to assist certain school districts in enhancing school safety, and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1129prohibit the use of certain explosive targets in the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District. 
HB 1149lower 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. 
HB 1155allow a court to vacate certain convictions if the offense was committed as a result of human trafficking. 
HB 1161establish a cause of action for wrongful human trafficking. 
HB 1162prohibit the practice of sex-selective abortions, to establish certain procedures to better ensure that sex-selective abortions are not practiced in South Dakota, and to provide penalties therefor. 
HB 1172require certain legislative meetings to be open to the public. 
HB 1181allow for the requirement of a certification of health from an employee of a school. 
HB 1185revise certain provisions relating to nonresident waterfowl licenses. 
HB 1186establish the elements of the crimes of witness intimidation and to provide penalties therefor. 
HB 1188revise the manner in which the Governor is to make appointments to legislative vacancies. 
HB 1189prohibit certain business entities and affiliated persons from making political campaign contributions to state officeholders or candidates if the business entity does contractual business with certain state agencies. 
HB 1207repeal certain provisions, commonly known as the gag law, prohibiting certain disclosures by a state agency of information concerning a private entity. 
HB 1208restrict certain activities on waters that inundate private property. 
HB 1210expand Medicaid eligibility. 
HB 1217provide oversight of the immigrant investor program. 
HB 1221exempt certain amateur sports coaches from sales and use tax. 
HB 1222specify penalties for the use of fraudulent information in certain applications relating to federal water pollution control requirements. 
HB 1223revise certain provisions relating to appeals to county boards of adjustment. 
HB 1230revise certain provisions concerning the county tax levy for highways and bridges and to permit counties to levy the existing highway and bridge reserve fund tax to make necessary road and bridge improvements. 
HB 1238provide for the impoundment of license plates after multiple driving under the influence offenses. 
HB 1242revise certain provisions concerning the township snow removal reserve fund. 
HB 1261authorize the Transportation Commission to award grants to replace, repair, and renovate county and township bridges and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HC 1001Honoring the 2013 Dakota Valley High School Panthers Volleyball Team. 
HC 1002Honoring the 2013 Canton High School football team. 
HC 1022Congratulating and celebrating the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) championship teams of South Dakota. 
HC 1023Commending and honoring the 2013 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
HC 1030Commending and honoring Robert (Bob) Graff, a member of the Agar-Blunt-Onida School District Board of Education, on his selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota for 2013. 
HC 1031Congratulating and commending the White River High School Boys Basketball Team for its State B Championship and successful 2012-2013 season. 
HC 1032Honoring the 2013 Todd County Boys Cross Country Team. 
HC 1033Honoring Kerri Young of Mitchell, South Dakota, on her outstanding achievement in Mitchell High School girls basketball. 
HC 1034Honoring and commending the 2013 Avon High School Football Team. 
HC 1050Honoring the Madison High School Boys Basketball Team for its 2013 Boys State A Basketball Championship. 
HC 1056Recognizing the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the location filming of Dances With Wolves in South Dakota. 
HC 1057Recognizing and honoring the American Association of State Troopers 2013 Trooper of the Year recipient, Trooper Andrew Steen. 
HC 1058Honoring Sonyah Shae Clifford of Rockyford, South Dakota, for her outstanding job representing Indian rodeo and being named Miss Indian Rodeo 2013 at the Indian National Finals Rodeo. 
HCR 1003Recognizing the outstanding public service of President Calvin Coolidge and his support of Mount Rushmore. 
HCR 1004Recognizing Hot Springs as "The Veterans Town." 
HCR 1018Recognizing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) as a serious and chronic disease in South Dakota. 
HJR 1007To refer to the voters the question of whether the state should expand Medicaid pursuant to the Affordable Care Act. 
SB 94appropriate money in order to fund the fiscal year 2014 health insurance shortfall for Board of Regents employees compensated from tuition, fees, and other funds, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 119update and revise the statutes relating to the South Dakota Board on Geographic Names. 
SB 122provide for certain insurance coverage for the treatment of hearing impairments for persons under the age of nineteen. 
SB 131provide that a truancy complaint is grounds to refuse a certificate for excuse from school attendance. 
SB 137make an appropriation to rehabilitate certain state-owned rail lines and to declare an emergency. 
SB 145encourage schools to provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. 
SB 147revise the composition of the governing body of a health maintenance organization. 
SB 156revise the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula. 
SB 171recognize certain federal forms as sufficient to direct the disposition of the body of a servicemember. 
SB 172revise certain provisions relating to services performed by dental hygienists. 
SB 179prohibit the use of certain handheld electronic wireless devices for electronic messaging while driving. 
SC 1Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days Festivities on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary on June 19, 20, and 21, 2014. 
SC 14Honoring Warner High School athletic teams on their outstanding performances in the 2013 season, resulting in the achievement of the Class B KELO Cup. 
SC 15Honoring the 2013 Warner High School Girls Basketball Team on their victorious performance at the 2012-2013 Class B South Dakota High School Girls Basketball State Tournament 
SC 16Honoring the Warner High School Volleyball Team for an excellent season and for its victorious performance at the 2013 Class B State Volleyball Tournament. 
SC 22Honoring the South Dakota Head Start Association. 
SC 28Congratulating and honoring Debra Hillmer on her excellent service to the State of South Dakota. 
SCR 1Urging Congress to reject the proposal to remove the states' authority to designate a hospital as a necessary provider under the critical access hospital program. 
SCR 3Urging the members of the South Dakota Congressional delegation to sponsor and support the Marketplace Fairness Act, or similar legislation that would grant the states authority to collect sales and use tax on remote sales. 
SJR 3To refer to the voters the question of whether the state should expand Medicaid pursuant to the Affordable Care Act. 

Hearings

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