Senator R. Blake Curd — 2020


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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

Commerce and EnergyMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 423 
EducationChair TTh 7:45 AM Room 423 

Interim Committees

Joint Commerce & EnergyMember 
Joint EducationCo-Chair 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1059revise certain provisions regarding hunting with drones. 
HB 1102make an appropriation to reimburse the aeronautics fund. 
HB 1175define dyslexia for the purposes of special education and related services. 
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. 
HJR 5001To apply for a convention of states under Article V of the Constitution of the United States to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and to limit the terms of office for federal officials and members of Congress. 

Co Sponsor

SB 54regulate the use of auxiliary containers. 
SB 60adopt the Physical Therapist Licensure Compact. 
SB 65revise certain provisions pertaining to trusts. 
SB 68authorize a county gross receipts tax. 
SB 70authorize the use of Spanish in obtaining certain driver licenses and permits. 
SB 73exempt certain persons from the requirement to publish name changes. 
SB 78increase funding for court appointed special advocates. 
SB 79modify provisions regarding the building of fences across certain unimproved highways. 
SB 80revise certain sheriff's fees and costs. 
SB 81establish eligibility criteria for out-of-state health institutions to receive financing from the Health and Educational Facilities Authority. 
SB 84authorize service animals in-training to enter certain establishments. 
SB 90revise the distribution of motor fuel tax revenue, create a small structure and large culvert fund, provide for the use and administration of the fund, and to make an appropriation thereof. 
SB 98extend the notification period for possession of a concealed pistol in the state capitol. 
SB 103limit the disclosure of presidential election results and to provide for a suspension of such disclosure. 
SB 113revise certain provisions regarding instruction permits and restricted minor's driving permits. 
SB 116establish requirements certain state entities must follow when applying for federal grants. 
SB 119revise certain provisions regarding private placement insurance. 
SB 120establish exceptions regarding the possession of a pistol by a minor. 
SB 124to revise provisions regarding group pheasant hunts for disabled veterans. 
SB 136authorize certain witnesses to be accompanied by a certified therapeutic dog in a criminal proceeding. 
SB 139revise provisions regarding replacement nursing facilities. 
SB 140provide for the resolution of alleged certain disability violations. 
SB 148adopt the Uniform Power of Attorney Act. 
SB 155provide for step therapy protocol regarding certain prescription drugs. 
SB 165require all wind energy facilities to include an aircraft detection lighting system. 
SC 801Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its seventy-second Anniversary. 
SC 802Recognizing and congratulating the Augustana Softball Team, who won the 2019 NCAA DII National Championship, and the students and staff involved in the softball program. 
SC 803Commending the Bare Bodkins Theatre Company for their hard work and dedication to producing professional and accessible Shakespeare productions in Sioux Falls. 
SC 809To honor and commend the late Senator Gene Abdallah for his dedicated service to his community and state. 
SJR 501Proposing and submitting to the voters an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, providing for wagering on sporting events and to revise provisions regarding certain municipal proceeds of gaming revenues. 
SJR 502Proposing 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 and administration of the pooled local investment fund. 
HB 1060revise certain provisions regarding the use of the aeronautics fund. 
HB 1065revise drone surveillance protections. 
HB 1066revise and repeal provisions regarding aviation. 
HB 1067modify certain provisions regarding notice, service, and execution of judgments in forceable entry and detainer actions. 
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 1073authorize special event alcohol licenses for full-service restaurant licensees. 
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 1101provide for the reinstatement of a driver license under certain conditions. 
HB 1107define style and form and authorize the code commission to make certain style and form edits to legislative acts. 
HB 1108adopt the Uniform Civil Remedies for Unauthorized Disclosure of Intimate Images Act. 
HB 1109revise the Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. 
HB 1113provide for remote participation in a shareholders' meeting. 
HB 1114authorize additional abbreviations in naming corporations, limited liability companies, and limited liability partnerships. 
HB 1115revise certain provisions related to athlete agent conduct. 
HB 1119include certain offenses committed in another state for purposes of an enhanced penalty. 
HB 1129authorize the provision of telecommunications device location information to law enforcement agencies. 
HB 1130revise the requirements for an enhanced permit to carry a concealed pistol. 
HB 1131prohibit the use of misleading identification for telephonic communications. 
HB 1176authorize the consumption of alcohol in certain common areas. 
HB 1206revise certain provisions regarding the commitment of a delinquent child to the Department of Corrections. 
HB 1213provide a transfer of funds for critical teaching needs scholarships and to declare an emergency. 
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 8011Commending and honoring Renee Ullom, a member of the Brandon Valley School District Board of Education, on her selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota for 2019. 
HC 8012Recognizing Peace Corps volunteers and returned volunteers for their service to our country and the world. 
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 6017To encourage the creation of an interim legislative study to address infrastructure and funding support related to the expansion of Ellsworth Air Force Base. 

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