District 24

1) Do you support or oppose elected officials relying on their religious beliefs and values to guide their decisions for South Dakota?
R Senate Mary Duvall
D House Amanda Bachmann
Support R House Bob Lowery
Support R House Jeff Monroe
Support R House Mike Weisgram
Support R House Noel D Chicoine – But need to recognize that not all people have the same beliefs.
Support R House Will D Mortenson
2) Do you support or oppose efforts to reduce the number of abortions in South Dakota?
R Senate Mary Duvall
D House Amanda Bachmann
Support R House Bob Lowery
Support R House Jeff Monroe
Support R House Mike Weisgram
Support R House Noel D Chicoine
Support R House Will D Mortenson
3) Do you support or oppose the SD State Lottery spending money on advertising the Lottery?
R Senate Mary Duvall
D House Amanda Bachmann
Support R House Bob Lowery
Oppose R House Jeff Monroe
R House Mike Weisgram – Do not support video lottery promotion. Support Lottery awareness, responsible gaming messages/efforts, scratch ticket promotion, and inclusion of multi-state lottery offerings.
Support R House Noel D Chicoine – This is a major funding source, unless other sources are found to fund state government. Few people are in favor of an income tax.
Oppose R House Will D Mortenson
4) Do you support or oppose a reduction in post-incarceration restrictions with regard to employment?
R Senate Mary Duvall
D House Amanda Bachmann
Oppose R House Bob Lowery
Oppose R House Jeff Monroe – Depends on type of crime / if convict was vindicated etc.
R House Mike Weisgram – I would have to read the proposed change in law before supporting/opposing.
Support R House Noel D Chicoine – People who have served time for mistakes should be allowed to seek employment to best use their talents.
Support R House Will D Mortenson
5) Do you support or oppose provisions that would allow a medical professional to assist another person in committing suicide?
R Senate Mary Duvall
D House Amanda Bachmann
Oppose R House Bob Lowery
Oppose R House Jeff Monroe
Oppose R House Mike Weisgram
Oppose R House Noel D Chicoine – We need to look at the provisions to not restrict the physician from giving care and comfort, especially to those in severe pain or distress.
R House Will D Mortenson – Unclear as to the provisions. I support living wills that my clients make.
6) Do you support or oppose requirements that personal and creative service businesses produce goods or services that may violate their conscience?
R Senate Mary Duvall
D House Amanda Bachmann
Support R House Bob Lowery
Oppose R House Jeff Monroe
Oppose R House Mike Weisgram – Generally & w/in Constitution
Oppose R House Noel D Chicoine – Just like a contractor, I believe a business has a right to refuse to do a job.
Oppose R House Will D Mortenson – Generally & w/in Constitution
7) Do you support or oppose expansion of low-income medical assistance (Medicaid) in South Dakota?
R Senate Mary Duvall
D House Amanda Bachmann
Support R House Bob Lowery
Oppose R House Jeff Monroe
R House Mike Weisgram – Need to see legislation
Support R House Noel D Chicoine – Absolutely support. The current pandemic is an example.
Oppose R House Will D Mortenson
8) Do you support or oppose legislation to increase parent choice in educational-choice options?
R Senate Mary Duvall
D House Amanda Bachmann
Oppose R House Bob Lowery
Support R House Jeff Monroe
R House Mike Weisgram – Need to see legislation
Support R House Noel D Chicoine
Support R House Will D Mortenson
9) Do you support or oppose limitations on the use of cross-sex hormones and/or genital surgery for minor children who identify as contrary to their biological sex?
R Senate Mary Duvall
D House Amanda Bachmann
Oppose R House Bob Lowery
Support R House Jeff Monroe
Support R House Mike Weisgram
Support R House Noel D Chicoine – However, we need to closely look at the wording of the legislation as there are uses for more therapy and surgery in children with abnormalities.
Oppose R House Will D Mortenson – Generally concerned with this one, but don’t like the criminal punishment in last year’s bill.
10) Do you support or oppose protections for speech and expression, if the speech or expression may be considered by some as highly offensive?
R Senate Mary Duvall
D House Amanda Bachmann
Oppose R House Bob Lowery
Support R House Jeff Monroe
R House Mike Weisgram – Need to see legislation
Oppose R House Noel D Chicoine – Again, need to look at the proposals to protect free speech and see the ramifications of the proposals.
Support R House Will D Mortenson

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