Senator Troy Heinert — 2017


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Assistant Minority Leader

Party: Democrat
Term: Incumbent
District: 26
Counties: Brule, Buffalo, Jones, Lyman, Mellette, Todd
Occupation: Rancher/Rodeo Cowboy


Session Committees

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 412 
EducationMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 423 
Retirement LawsMember Call of Chair 3:00 PM Room 412 
State AffairsMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 414 

Interim Committees

Retirement LawsMember 
State-Tribal RelationsChair 

Prime Sponsor

SB 62correct the county boundary description for Mellette County. 
SB 73provide a special tribal veteran license plate for certain motor vehicles. 
SB 74exempt the elected members of the governing board of any federally recognized Indian tribe from the requirement to register as lobbyists. 
SB 118allow for special motor vehicle license plates depicting the Dignity sculpture. 
SB 125revise the list of organizations that may approve and accredit a nonpublic school. 
SB 158impose a tariff on certain pipelines carrying crude oil and to create a crude oil pipeline compensation fund that may be used in the event of a crude oil spill. 
SB 159provide for the continuation of the paraprofessional tuition assistance scholarship program and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 165establish consultation protocols between the Department of Education and tribal government officials. 
SC 31Honoring and commending Susan Delaney-Kary of Parmelee, South Dakota, for receiving the 2016 Spirit of Dakota Award. 
SC 32Celebrating and honoring the life of Dr. Wayne Evans. 
SCR 5Endorsing the induction of Howard Hunter, Sr. into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. 
HB 1140establish certain provisions regarding contract carriers of railroad employees. 
HCR 1006Urging Congress to develop a funding formula for the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the Indian Health Service that accurately reflects the true needs of various Indian Health Service regions. 
HCR 1008Urging Congress to develop a funding formula for the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the Indian Health Service that accurately reflects the true needs of various Indian Health Service regions. 

Co Sponsor

SB 61update, revise, and repeal certain provisions relating to nurse practitioners and nurse midwives. 
SB 65establish the South Dakota Board of Technical Education and to revise certain provisions regarding career and technical education and postsecondary technical institutes. 
SB 72revise certain provisions regarding the consideration of joint physical custody of a minor. 
SB 75revise certain provisions regarding the purchase from a municipality of malt beverages by certain alcoholic beverage licensees. 
SB 78revise provisions regarding election petitions for conservation district supervisors. 
SB 80regulate the use of drones under certain conditions and to provide a penalty therefor. 
SB 95add cannabidiol to the list of Schedule IV controlled substances and to exclude it from the definition of marijuana. 
SB 96require a minimum amount of paid sick leave for employees. 
SB 103revise certain provisions concerning the process for truancy citations and formal petitions and to declare an emergency. 
SB 109provide certain criteria for meeting the ownership requirements for classifying dwellings as owner-occupied property. 
SB 110establish a tuition reimbursement program for certain teachers who teach in rural school districts. 
SB 111revise the administrative rule regarding income eligibility for assistance with child care costs. 
SB 112provide for the referral of a school board's decision to change the number of school days in a school week. 
SB 129revise the penalty for ingestion of marijuana. 
SB 132revise the eligibility requirements for the opportunity scholarship program. 
SB 135revise certain meat labeling requirements. 
SB 140require schools to provide instruction in hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation. 
SB 141revise certain provisions relating to child support. 
SB 144provide for the Servicemember Firearms Protection Act. 
SB 146revise the voting authority of an alderman. 
SB 148make an appropriation to the Department of Agriculture for enhancement of the farm link program. 
SB 150establish certain provisions regarding paid maternity leave. 
SB 155establish an early childhood education pilot program and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 156establish the South Dakota Early Learning Advisory Council. 
SB 157create an exception for possession of a certain amount of marijuana with a valid medical marijuana card from another state. 
SB 161direct certain vehicle registration fees to counties with unorganized territory. 
SB 162authorize the Board of Regents to contract for the design, renovation of, and addition to, the Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory on the campus of South Dakota State University and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 171establish the Government Accountability Task Force to study campaign finance and to declare an emergency. 
SB 174revise certain provisions limiting the issuance of certain licenses and permits if a debt is being collected by the obligation recovery center. 
SC 23Honoring Senator Gary Cammack and his wife Amy for receiving the Olin Sims Conservation Leadership Award in January of 2017. 
SC 29Celebrating and honoring the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Sioux Tribe's annual wacipi celebration on the occasion of its 150th anniversary on June 30, July 1, and July 2, 2017. 
SC 36Honoring Christopher Todd Jumper of Boy Scout Troop 28, North Sioux City, South Dakota, for earning the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. 
SC 37Honoring the Beresford and Alcester-Hudson School District cooperative wrestling program for an excellent season and for victorious performances in the 2017 Class B State Wrestling Tournament. 
SCR 6Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers and recognizing March 2017 as Social Work Month. 
SCR 10Recognizing South Dakota's need to protect and preserve the clean waters of the Missouri River and expressing opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline. 
SCR 12Expressing support for the continuation of the Perkins Loan Program and urging Congress to take immediate action to permanently reauthorize the program, in its entirety and in its original form. 
SCR 13To require the payment into the federal oil spill liability trust fund for the Keystone One Pipeline and the Keystone XL Pipeline and to recognize dilbit as oil. 
SCR 14Urging the Governor to fuel the state fleet with premium E-30 fuel. 
HB 1071require the approval of the Legislature before any high level nuclear waste may be processed or deposited within state boundaries. 
HB 1073revise and repeal certain provisions regarding gifts from registered lobbyists to public officials. 
HB 1076create a State Government Accountability Board. 
HB 1082grant limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain related offenses to persons who assist certain persons in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. 
HB 1084allow chiropractic corporations operated as sole proprietorships to be operated for a certain time after the death of the chiropractor. 
HB 1093revise certain definitions relating to employment and workers compensation. 
HB 1094provide for the transfer of certain landowner hunting licenses. 
HB 1095revise certain provisions regarding resident fishing possession limits. 
HB 1099require a sentence of life imprisonment for certain persons with severe mental illness and to provide for a determination of severe mental illness in those cases. 
HB 1111revise the definition of fall enrollment for purposes of education funding. 
HB 1116revise certain standards for new construction where a building code ordinance has not been adopted. 
HB 1119lower the state sales and use tax on certain food items and to increase the rate of taxation for the sales and use tax on certain goods and services. 
HB 1120create protections and accommodations for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers in their places of employment. 
HB 1125make accessible to the public certain information relating to the partners in education tax credit program. 
HB 1128establish certain provisions regarding conflict of interest for legislators. 
HB 1134provide certain protection to state and local government employees regarding the disclosure of information in good faith. 
HB 1139revise certain provisions concerning adverse possession of certain real property. 
HB 1150provide for the issuance of certain hunting licenses to nonresident military veterans at the resident rate. 
HB 1154allow certain persons with a felony conviction to apply for a concealed pistol permit. 
HB 1158revise the definition of fall enrollment for the purpose of calculating state aid to education payments to school districts. 
HB 1171make an appropriation to the postsecondary scholarship grant fund. 
HB 1172revise certain provisions to maintain funding for the building South Dakota fund. 
HB 1173revise the distribution of funds from the building South Dakota fund. 
HB 1177accommodate legislation regarding certain big game depredation. 
HB 1180establish the nonbeneficiary student scholarship program for certain students attending tribally controlled colleges and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1181prohibit hydraulic fracturing. 
HB 1182provide certain provisions that require the Governor to consult the Legislature before mobilizing the National Guard or law enforcement in certain circumstances. 
HB 1195revise certain provisions regarding health coverage for applied behavior analysis. 
HC 1001Honoring and commending Dale Lamphere, of Sturgis, South Dakota, and his team for the monumental sculpture, "Dignity", and Norm and Eunabel McKie, of Rapid City, South Dakota, for their generous financial support of the sculpture project. 
HC 1004Honoring Raina Grimsley of Mitchell, South Dakota, Girls State Governor, and Max Hawkins of Renner, South Dakota, Boys State Governor, and commending the South Dakota American Legion and Auxiliary for their sponsorship and coordination of the Girls State and Boys State programs. 
HC 1005Commending the entire South Dakota Army National Guard on being awarded a first place gold finish in the 2016 Army Communities of Excellence Awards. 
HC 1010Commending and honoring the 2016 Habitat for Humanity-South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
HC 1014Honoring the city of Mobridge for being included in the 2017 Governor's Awards for Outstanding Support of the Arts by an Organization or Business. 
HC 1015Honoring Mel Chandler for his outstanding service to the State of South Dakota. 
HC 1025Honoring Phyllis Perkovich for her outstanding commitment and service to the South Dakota legislative page program and the youth of South Dakota. 
HC 1030Honoring and commending the South Dakota Department of Tourism staff and its professional advertising and media production partners for their award winning efforts to promote the state's travel and tourism industry. 
HCR 1002Urging an external audit of the Indian Health Service by an act of Congress. 
HCR 1007Strengthening and expanding sister-state ties between South Dakota and Taiwan; supporting the signing of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and a Bilateral Investment Agreement (BIA) with the United States; and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile. 
HCR 1011Recognizing and honoring Sitting Bull, Tatanka-Iyotanka, a courageous warrior, statesman, dedicated leader, one of South Dakota's first ambassadors to the world, and a man who remains an essential figure in South Dakota and United States history. 
HJR 1001Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election an amendment to Article XXI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to fishing, hunting, and trapping. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled