Senator Arthur Rusch — 2020


Picture of Senator Arthur Rusch

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 17
Counties: Clay, Turner
Occupation: Retired Circuit Judge/Writer

Home Address:
PO Box 312
Vermillion, SD 57069

Home: 605-624-8723
Capitol: 605-773-3821


Email: Arthur.Rusch@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Government Operations and AuditMember Call of Chair 7:45 AM Room 363 
Health and Human ServicesMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 412 
JudiciaryVice-Chair TTh 7:45 AM Room 413 

Interim Committees

Code CommissionMember 
Government Operations & AuditMember 
Senate Interim Investigation CommitteeChair 

Prime Sponsor

SB 64prohibit capital punishment for any person suffering from a severe mental illness. 
SB 82provide for a risk protection order authorizing the seizure of firearms and ammunition. 
SB 85establish an annual fee for certain electric motor vehicles and electric hybrid motor vehicles. 
SB 89revise provisions regarding victim's rights. 
SB 138amend parole provisions regarding life sentences. 
SB 172revise provisions regarding civil forfeiture. 
SC 828Recognizing the University of South Dakota women's basketball team for winning the Summit League regular season championship. 
HB 1109revise the Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. 
HB 1115revise certain provisions related to athlete agent conduct. 
HB 1118revise the boundaries of certain water development districts and to revise certain provisions regarding the election of the board of directors and the levying of taxes in the affected districts. 
HB 1171require commercial pesticide applicators to maintain proof of financial responsibility. 
HB 1205revise provisions regarding a custodial parent relocating a minor child. 
HB 1267designate Orion as the official constellation of South Dakota. 
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. 

Co Sponsor

SB 60adopt the Physical Therapist Licensure Compact. 
SB 65revise certain provisions pertaining to trusts. 
SB 75provide for a habitat stamp on hunting and fishing licenses. 
SB 80revise certain sheriff's fees and costs. 
SB 113revise certain provisions regarding instruction permits and restricted minor's driving permits. 
SB 136authorize certain witnesses to be accompanied by a certified therapeutic dog in a criminal proceeding. 
SC 801Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its seventy-second Anniversary. 
SC 809To honor and commend the late Senator Gene Abdallah for his dedicated service to his community and state. 
SCR 603Recognizing the importance of gun safety. 
HB 1059revise certain provisions regarding hunting with drones. 
HB 1063revise certain provisions regarding the purchase, distribution, and sale of tobacco products to persons under the age of twenty-one. 
HB 1065revise drone surveillance protections. 
HB 1066revise and repeal provisions regarding aviation. 
HB 1068include out-of-state convictions for the basis of an enhanced penalty for the crime of stalking. 
HB 1074revise certain provisions regarding the required time that sexual assault kits be preserved. 
HB 1083rename the postsecondary technical institutes as technical colleges. 
HB 1096prohibit commercial surrogacy contracts, provide a penalty for facilitating a commercial surrogacy, and establish an interim committee to evaluate surrogacy in the state. 
HB 1101provide for the reinstatement of a driver license under certain conditions. 
HB 1102make an appropriation to reimburse the aeronautics fund. 
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 1119include certain offenses committed in another state for purposes of an enhanced penalty. 
HB 1123revise provisions regarding termination of a lease by a victim of alleged domestic abuse. 
HB 1129authorize the provision of telecommunications device location information to law enforcement agencies. 
HB 1131prohibit the use of misleading identification for telephonic communications. 
HB 1143prohibit school districts from using school or athletic team names, mascots, or nicknames that are determined to be racially derogatory or discriminatory. 
HB 1169prohibit the use of certain electronic devices while driving. 
HB 1207extend the termination date for the Juvenile Justice Public Safety Oversight Council. 
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. 
HC 8006Honoring South Dakota Chief Deputy Attorney General Charles McGuigan for receiving the 2019 Senior Staff of the Year Award from the National Association of Attorneys General in Washington D.C. 
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 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. 
HCR 6013Urging all South Dakotans to participate in the 2020 United States Census. 

Hearings

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