Representative Steve Westra — 2017


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Majority Whip

Party: Republican
Term: New Member
District: 13
Counties: Lincoln, Minnehaha
Occupation: COO, Hegg Companies

Home Address:
5100 S. Twinleaf Dr.
Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Home: 605-271-1623
Capitol: 605-773-3851
Business: 605-336-2111

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Session Committees

Commerce and EnergyMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 464 
State AffairsMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 414 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1212provide for fair and open competition in certain governmental contracts, to prohibit the inclusion of certain terms in governmental contracts and documents, and to establish a procedure to grant certain exemptions after notice and a public hearing. 
HC 1027Commending several of Lincoln High School's athletic programs whose participants, through hard work and devotion, excelled on the field and in the classroom, never took their eyes off the prize, and as a result, were rewarded with state championships. 
HC 1059Honoring and commending Shelby Specht of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for receiving a 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1070sunset certain tax refund claims for an economic development incentive program that has been previously terminated and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1073provide for the cancellation of expired mechanic's and materialman's liens. 
HB 1085revise certain property tax levies for the general fund of school districts. 
HB 1086create a leased residential property classification and to establish the school district general fund levy for the property classification. 
HB 1099revise the membership of the State Investment Council. 
HB 1120provide for alternative documentation of financial responsibility for vehicles. 
HB 1122define the limitations of interstate compacts relating to the collection of civil fines. 
HB 1129prohibit the use of certain explosive targets in the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District. 
HB 1136limit the authority of delegates to a limited Article V convention to vote for unauthorized amendments contrary to legislative instructions and to provide a civil fine for the violation thereof. 
HB 1142enhance the support for public postsecondary technical institutes, to transfer certain funds, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1150require that the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States be recited at the start of each school day in every public school classroom. 
HB 1152revise certain provisions concerning registration of limited partnerships. 
HB 1154authorize the commissioner of school and public lands to grant certain surface and subsurface easements to provide access to oil, gas, minerals, and geothermal resources. 
HB 1155allow a court to vacate certain convictions if the offense was committed as a result of human trafficking. 
HB 1161establish a cause of action for wrongful human trafficking. 
HB 1175authorize the Board of Regents to expand university facilities at the University of South Dakota, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1177prohibit certain use of handheld electronic wireless communication devices while driving and to provide a penalty therefor. 
HB 1219require joint municipal and school annual elections. 
HB 1221exempt certain amateur sports coaches from sales and use tax. 
HB 1238provide for the impoundment of license plates after multiple driving under the influence offenses. 
HB 1246increase the maximum bet limit and to eliminate the award limit on video lottery games. 
HB 1250provide for a coordinated effort to assist victims of human trafficking. 
HC 1001Honoring the 2013 Dakota Valley High School Panthers Volleyball Team. 
HC 1002Honoring the 2013 Canton High School football team. 
HC 1003Honoring South Dakota's Army and Air National Guard outstanding personnel award winners. 
HC 1020Commending and honoring Ms. Bethany Buell Firsick, 2013 National Champion Pole Vaulter. 
HC 1021Commending and honoring Alexa Duling, a 2013 Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship recipient. 
HC 1023Commending and honoring the 2013 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
HC 1025Honoring Chief Warrant Officer Two Benjamin J. Smetana for his service as a member of the South Dakota Army National Guard. 
HC 1030Commending and honoring Robert (Bob) Graff, a member of the Agar-Blunt-Onida School District Board of Education, on his selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota for 2013. 
HC 1033Honoring Kerri Young of Mitchell, South Dakota, on her outstanding achievement in Mitchell High School girls basketball. 
HC 1043Commending Mabel Dubbelde Heinemann on her 100th birthday. 
HC 1044Commending and honoring National Merit Semifinalists Hannah Asfeldt, Sean Calhoun, Pranam Dey, Shelley Feng, Colten Fisher, and Jeremy Mettler of Sioux Falls Lincoln High School for their outstanding academic achievements. 
HC 1045Commending and honoring the 2013 Lincoln High School State Tennis Tournament Flight Three Individual Champion Austin Noldner and the Flight Two Doubles Champions Austin Noldner and Brent Heflin for their outstanding athletic performances. 
HC 1047Commending and honoring Tom Vining of Sioux Falls Lincoln High School for winning the individual South Dakota 2013 Boys State AA High School Golf Championship with his outstanding athletic performance. 
HC 1056Recognizing the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the location filming of Dances With Wolves in South Dakota. 
HC 1057Recognizing and honoring the American Association of State Troopers 2013 Trooper of the Year recipient, Trooper Andrew Steen. 
HCR 1003Recognizing the outstanding public service of President Calvin Coolidge and his support of Mount Rushmore. 
HCR 1018Recognizing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) as a serious and chronic disease in South Dakota. 
HCR 1022Concerning U.S. EPA-proposed greenhouse gas emission standards for new and existing fossil-fueled power plants. 
HCR 1024Petitioning President Obama to publicly condemn China for its aggressive program of cyber warfare and espionage against the United States of America. 
HJR 1002Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article III, section 6 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to legislative term limits. 
HJR 1004Making formal application to Congress to call an Article V convention of the states for the sole purpose of proposing a federal balanced budget amendment. 
SB 1provide for the selection of the chair and vice chair of the Executive Board of the Legislative Research Council, to revise the membership of the Executive Board, to provide for the term of each constituted Executive Board, to provide for the year-round governance of the Legislative Research Council by the Executive Board, and to provide for continuity of board membership. 
SB 9revise provisions related to the Interim Appropriations Committee. 
SB 10revise certain provisions related to the annual budget report submission. 
SB 11require the submission to the Legislature of a financial plan that assesses the long-term financial implications of current and proposed policies, programs, and assumptions. 
SB 62establish a comprehensive evaluation of the common core state standards and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 63protect the privacy of the records of individual students. 
SB 64require a waiting period prior to the adoption of new uniform content standards and to provide for an opportunity for public comment for all new content standards. 
SB 114establish a wine direct shipper license and to provide for certain direct shipments of wine. 
SB 123require the Department of Social Services to develop a procedure to screen and test applicants for certain financial assistance benefits to determine if the applicants are using controlled substances. 
SB 124revise certain reimbursement provisions relating to legislators-elect and newly appointed legislators. 
SB 137make an appropriation to rehabilitate certain state-owned rail lines and to declare an emergency. 
SB 145encourage schools to provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. 
SB 147revise the composition of the governing body of a health maintenance organization. 
SB 154establish the Jolene's Law Task Force to study the impact of sexual abuse of children in this state and to make recommendations to the Legislature on policies to effectively address the issue. 
SB 165develop a systematic process for the performance management review of state agencies. 
SB 172revise certain provisions relating to services performed by dental hygienists. 
SB 180authorize the increase in the number of video lottery machines that may be placed in a licensed establishment under certain conditions. 
SB 181define vapor products as tobacco products for the purpose of regulating the use of the products by minors and to place certain restrictions on the sale of vapor products. 
SC 2Congratulating and honoring Sara Bakken on being named Outstanding Young Music Educator. 
SC 3Congratulating and honoring Mike Whitehead on winning the State Truck Driving Competition. 
SC 18Honoring former Senator Stan Adelstein for his service to the State of South Dakota. 
SC 22Honoring the South Dakota Head Start Association. 
SCR 3Urging the members of the South Dakota Congressional delegation to sponsor and support the Marketplace Fairness Act, or similar legislation that would grant the states authority to collect sales and use tax on remote sales. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled