District Fifteen

East

1) MARRIAGE: Do you support or oppose legislation necessary to reverse the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which imposed same-sex marriage on all 50 states?
D House Karen Soli –
D House Jamie Smith –
I House Eric Leggett –
I House Mike Myers –
D Senate Reynold F. Nesiba –
2) ABORTION: Do you support or oppose the 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision?
D House Karen Soli –
D House Jamie Smith –
I House Eric Leggett – Oppose
I House Mike Myers –
D Senate Reynold F. Nesiba –
3) PLANNED PARENTHOOD: Do you support or oppose giving tax dollars to Planned Parenthood?
D House Karen Soli –
D House Jamie Smith –
I House Eric Leggett – Oppose
I House Mike Myers –
D Senate Reynold F. Nesiba –
4) RELIGIOUS LIBERTY: Do you support or oppose legislation to ensure government non-discrimination in matters of religious beliefs and moral convictions with regards to marriage, the sanctity of human life, or human sexuality?
D House Karen Soli –
D House Jamie Smith –
I House Eric Leggett – Support
I House Mike Myers –
D Senate Reynold F. Nesiba –
5) PROTECTED CLASSES: Do you support or oppose legislation that would include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes that are protected from discrimination?
D House Karen Soli –
D House Jamie Smith –
I House Eric Leggett –
I House Mike Myers –
D Senate Reynold F. Nesiba –
6) SD HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC TRANSGENDER POLICY:
Do you support or oppose legislation to void the South Dakota High School Activities Association’s transgender policy, which allows a student to play on a sanctioned sports team contrary to his or her biological sex?
D House Karen Soli –
D House Jamie Smith –
I House Eric Leggett – Support
I House Mike Myers –
D Senate Reynold F. Nesiba –
7) MEDICAID EXPANSION: Do you support or oppose Medicaid expansion in South Dakota?
D House Karen Soli –
D House Jamie Smith –
I House Eric Leggett – Oppose
I House Mike Myers –
D Senate Reynold F. Nesiba –
8) EDUCATION: Do you support or oppose the national education standards and testing methodology often referred to as “Common Core”?
D House Karen Soli –
D House Jamie Smith –
I House Eric Leggett – Oppose
Comment I vehemently oppose common core and I will fight for it’s demise
I House Mike Myers –
D Senate Reynold F. Nesiba –
9) VIDEO LOTTERY: Do you support or oppose the expansion of video lottery in South Dakota?
D House Karen Soli –
D House Jamie Smith –
I House Eric Leggett – Oppose
Comment While I support individual rights, the state has no business preying on its own citizens.
I House Mike Myers –
D Senate Reynold F. Nesiba –
10) PAYDAY LOANS: Do you support or oppose a maximum interest rate for payday loan companies?
D House Karen Soli –
D House Jamie Smith –
I House Eric Leggett –
I House Mike Myers –
D Senate Reynold F. Nesiba –
11) GUN RIGHTS: Do you support or oppose legislation to allow concealed carry of firearms without a permit? This would not eliminate concealed carry permit availability required for reciprocity with other states
D House Karen Soli –
D House Jamie Smith –
I House Eric Leggett – Support
I House Mike Myers –
D Senate Reynold F. Nesiba –
12) MEDICAL MARIJUANA: Do you support or oppose legislation to allow the medical use of marijuana?
D House Karen Soli –
D House Jamie Smith –
I House Eric Leggett – Support
Comment Specifically CBD oil for seizures and other related illnesses
I House Mike Myers –
D Senate Reynold F. Nesiba –
13) STUDENT PHYSICAL PRIVACY: Do you support or oppose legislation that would restrict access to restrooms and locker rooms in public schools according to the student’s biological sex?
D House Karen Soli –
D House Jamie Smith –
I House Eric Leggett –
I House Mike Myers –
D Senate Reynold F. Nesiba –
14) TAXATION: Do you support or oppose legislation that would exempt taxation on food and/or clothing?
D House Karen Soli –
D House Jamie Smith –
I House Eric Leggett – Support
Comment This would depend on the way the legislation is crafted.  No tax increase.  If there is “revenue replacement requirement” I will oppose.
I House Mike Myers –
D Senate Reynold F. Nesiba –

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