• 2018
    • HB1126 - A victim of rape or sexual assault will not have to pay for the sexual assault forensic medical examination.
    • HB1160 - Increase funding for Crime Victim Compensation Fund
  • 2019
    • HB1099 - Provide for the designation of a caregiver to receive information regarding residents of mental health care treatment facilities
    • HB1048 - Authorize city, county, and school boards to review security plans in executive session
    • HB1061 - Provide for a court order to test for HIV at the request of victims of rape.
    • HB1063 - A minor can not be charged with prostitution. Instead, the minor will be considered a child in need of court supervision
    • HB1180 - Anonymous (untested) rape kits to be stored at law enforcement
  • 2020
    • HCR6001 - Requesting Department of Social Services to investigate implementing peer support services to assist individuals with recovery from mental illness and substance abuse
    • HB1067 - Clarify the notice, service, and execution of eviction proceedings
    • HB1081 - Ability for postsecondary institutions to brew beer, make wine and distilled spirits for research and educational use
    • HB1074 - Lengthen anonymous rape kit storage time from one to seven years
    • HB1103 - A minor age 16 or older may consent to a sexual assault forensic examination without parental or guardian consent
    • HB1244 - A person with mental disabilities may give informed consent to a sexual assault forensic examination without guardian consent

Legislative Committees and Boards 

  • Legislative Standing Committees
    • Judiciary (2017-18)
    • Taxation (2019-20)
    • Local Government (2017-2020)
  • Legislature's Executive Board (2017-18)
  • Access to Mental Health Care Services Study (2018)
  • ​Increase Community Services and Caregivers Supports Task Force, Chair (2019)
  • Drug Court Advisory Council
  • Criminal Justice System Response to Mental Health Oversight Council
  • Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education Legislative Advisory Committee
  • Electric Services in an Annexed Area Interim Study (2019)
  • Mental Health Services Delivery Task Force (2020)

Successfully Passed Legislation 

During the past four years, I've been able to effectively serve District 7 and South Dakota through pragmatic legislative activity and serving on governing boards, study committees, task forces, and advisory committees.

About Tim Reed

Tim Reed for District 7 South Dakota House of Representatives

Tim Reed, a Brookings, SD native, and a member of the Republican Party is currently serving as District 7’s representative to the South Dakota Legislature.  Before his election to the Legislature, he served in Brookings City Government for a total of 13 years, 8 years as Mayor.

Reed earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Commercial Economics from South Dakota State University in 1988. After graduation, Tim worked in Supply Chain Planning, Information Technology, and College Development. During his time as the Development Director for the South Dakota State University College of Engineering, he led successful fund-raising efforts for three building projects and an endowed professorship.

During Tim’s tenure in city government he led efforts to improve transparency, sustainability, the entrepreneurial ecosystem, and was a proponent of economic vibrancy.  Tim was awarded the SDSU Presidential Special Citation and Medallion by President David Chicoine to recognize his efforts in campus and community relations.  He was also awarded the Larson Family Tourism Champion Award in 2016.   

As a state legislator, Tim serves on the House Tax and Local Government Committees.  He represents South Dakota on the Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board. He is a member of the South Dakota Unified Justice System’s Drug Court Advisory Council and the Oversight Committee on Improving Criminal Justice Responses for Persons with Mental Illness.


During Tim's four years in the State Legislature, he has been active with city and county government, South Dakota State University, mental healthcare, sex trafficking, and sexual assault victim assistance bills.

In 2017, Representative Reed was among 37 select lawmakers chosen to participate in the Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development training program that annually identifies and assists promising state leaders in the Midwest. Tim was appointed to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education Legislative Advisory Committee in 2019. 


In 2020, Representative Reed was awarded the National Sexual Violence Resource Center Visionary Award for sponsoring and successfully passing several victim-centered sexual assault advocacy bills.


In recognition of his support for disabled veterans, Representative Reed was awarded the 2020 Disabled American Veterans Outstanding State Representative Award. 

Tim is a member of the board of directors for the Brookings Economic Development Corporation and the South Dakota State University Research Park’s Growth Partnership. He also serves on the Brookings County Outdoor Adventure Center's Advisory Board.

Tim lives in Brookings with his wife Mary, who is a graduate of SDSU College of Engineering and has been employed with 3M here in Brookings for 31 years. They share two children.​