District Sixteen

Central

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 Ted Curry –
D House Ann Tornberg –
R House William “Bill” Shorma –
R House Kevin D. Jensen – Support
R House David L. Anderson –
D Senate Chad Skiles –
R Senate Jim Bolin – Support
Comment Very little state law makers can do to change this decision.
2) ABORTION: Do you support or oppose the 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision?
D House Ted Curry –
D House Ann Tornberg –
R House William “Bill” Shorma –
R House Kevin D. Jensen – Oppose
R House David L. Anderson –
D Senate Chad Skiles –
R Senate Jim Bolin – Oppose
3) PLANNED PARENTHOOD: Do you support or oppose giving tax dollars to Planned Parenthood?
D House Ted Curry –
D House Ann Tornberg –
R House William “Bill” Shorma –
R House Kevin D. Jensen – Oppose
R House David L. Anderson –
D Senate Chad Skiles –
R Senate Jim Bolin – Oppose
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 Ted Curry –
D House Ann Tornberg –
R House William “Bill” Shorma –
R House Kevin D. Jensen – Support
R House David L. Anderson –
D Senate Chad Skiles –
R Senate Jim Bolin –
Comment I would have to see and study the exact text of the bill before I would commit on the issue.
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 Ted Curry –
D House Ann Tornberg –
R House William “Bill” Shorma –
R House Kevin D. Jensen –
Comment I oppose any discrimination and do not believe creating a “list” is helpful.
R House David L. Anderson –
D Senate Chad Skiles –
R Senate Jim Bolin – Oppose
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 Ted Curry –
D House Ann Tornberg –
R House William “Bill” Shorma –
R House Kevin D. Jensen – Support
R House David L. Anderson –
D Senate Chad Skiles –
R Senate Jim Bolin – Support
Comment I oppose the SDHSAA policy.
7) MEDICAID EXPANSION: Do you support or oppose Medicaid expansion in South Dakota?
D House Ted Curry –
D House Ann Tornberg –
R House William “Bill” Shorma –
R House Kevin D. Jensen – Oppose
Comment I oppose it if it is merely to support Obama Care which I believe the current plan does. If it is to truly help those in need I would support incremental increases but proof of need would have to be given (no tricks-real proof)
R House David L. Anderson –
D Senate Chad Skiles –
R Senate Jim Bolin – Oppose
8) EDUCATION: Do you support or oppose the national education standards and testing methodology often referred to as “Common Core”?
D House Ted Curry –
D House Ann Tornberg –
R House William “Bill” Shorma –
R House Kevin D. Jensen – Oppose
Comment oppose!
R House David L. Anderson –
D Senate Chad Skiles –
R Senate Jim Bolin – Oppose
9) VIDEO LOTTERY: Do you support or oppose the expansion of video lottery in South Dakota?
D House Ted Curry –
D House Ann Tornberg –
R House William “Bill” Shorma –
R House Kevin D. Jensen –
Comment I would have to judge the plan on merits, generally I oppose expansion of anything the government receives financial gain that is regressive.
R House David L. Anderson –
D Senate Chad Skiles –
R Senate Jim Bolin – Oppose
10) PAYDAY LOANS: Do you support or oppose a maximum interest rate for payday loan companies?
D House Ted Curry –
D House Ann Tornberg –
R House William “Bill” Shorma –
R House Kevin D. Jensen – Support
R House David L. Anderson –
D Senate Chad Skiles –
R Senate Jim Bolin – Support
Comment 36% maximum is reasonable.
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 Ted Curry –
D House Ann Tornberg –
R House William “Bill” Shorma –
R House Kevin D. Jensen – Support
R House David L. Anderson –
D Senate Chad Skiles –
R Senate Jim Bolin – Oppose
Comment The current laws work well. Leave the current laws alone.
12) MEDICAL MARIJUANA: Do you support or oppose legislation to allow the medical use of marijuana?
D House Ted Curry –
D House Ann Tornberg –
R House William “Bill” Shorma –
R House Kevin D. Jensen – Oppose
Comment I have worked in the addiction field for twenty years, and in law enforcement, the drive behind it has been a step to legalization in many states and that is why I oppose.
R House David L. Anderson –
D Senate Chad Skiles –
R Senate Jim Bolin – Oppose
Comment I am against legalizing marijuana. For medical or recreational purposes.
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 Ted Curry –
D House Ann Tornberg –
R House William “Bill” Shorma –
R House Kevin D. Jensen – Support
R House David L. Anderson –
D Senate Chad Skiles –
R Senate Jim Bolin – Support
14) TAXATION: Do you support or oppose legislation that would exempt taxation on food and/or clothing?
D House Ted Curry –
D House Ann Tornberg –
R House William “Bill” Shorma –
R House Kevin D. Jensen –
Comment Over 40% of SD budget comes from Federal Funds, the loss of revenue would have to be offset because it is a significant amount of money. I also support flat taxation so people have some responsibly.
R House David L. Anderson –
D Senate Chad Skiles –
R Senate Jim Bolin – Oppose
Comment Changing this can hurt small town budgets that depend heavily on the local grocery store for sales tax revenue.

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