Senator Craig Tieszen — 2011


Picture of Senator Craig Tieszen

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 34
Counties: Pennington
Occupation: Retired Police Chief


Session Committees

JudiciaryChair TTh 7:45 AM Room 413 
Local GovernmentMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 412 
State AffairsMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 414 

Interim Committees

BondingMember 
Executive BoardMember 
State-Tribal RelationsMember 

Prime Sponsor

SB 71prohibit the use of certain handheld electronic wireless devices for electronic messaging while driving. 
SB 156prohibit the employment of unauthorized aliens, and to provide penalties therefor. 
HB 1235create the Board of Regents performance improvement fund and make an appropriation therefor. 
HC 1052Commemorating the one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary of the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce. 
HCR 1013Recognizing March 2, 2011, as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in South Dakota. 

Co Sponsor

SB 2repeal, update, and make form and style revisions to certain provisions related to the Bureau of Administration. 
SB 3revise certain provisions regarding the administration of the state seal. 
SB 61authorize board members of sanitary districts to contract with the districts in limited cases. 
SB 62revise procedures and amounts relating to compensation and expense reimbursement for sanitary district board members. 
SB 67reduce the minimum size for improvement districts. 
SB 68authorize investment of public funds in bonds issued by or direct obligations of certain political subdivisions or bonding authorities of the state. 
SB 69revise certain provisions relating to county veterans memorials. 
SB 74classify certain farm winery land as agricultural. 
SB 75revise the requirements for the annual conference held for the directors of equalization. 
SB 78repeal the provision that prohibits the use of federal income tax credits when assessing certain property. 
SB 80apply certain provisions concerning actions for recovery of damages for personal injury or death to municipal officers, employees, and volunteers. 
SB 84revise certain provisions regarding administrative penalties when filing campaign finance disclosure statements. 
SB 89clarify a municipality's ability to assess a fee for street maintenance. 
SB 96revise the fee schedule for certain documents filed with the county register of deeds. 
SB 99revise the provisions that determine the amount of the motor vehicle registration fees that shall be applied based on the age of the vehicles. 
SB 101provide a penalty for denying access to public records. 
SB 103revise certain provisions concerning special alcoholic beverage licenses issued in conjunction with special events. 
SB 108allow for the appointment of an alternate board member for the county legal expense relief board. 
SB 109authorize the secretary of state to promulgate rules concerning lobbyist registration fees, to impose a penalty for the failure to timely file lobbyist or lobbyist employer reports, and to repeal certain provisions concerning lobbyists who fail to comply with certain requirements. 
SB 112repeal the provision that requires county treasurers to collect the oldest delinquent property tax first. 
SB 113revise certain provisions regarding the notice requirements for changes in zoning requested by landowners. 
SB 120revise the amount of compensation that water user district directors may receive. 
SB 125revise the time period for computing unemployment insurance employer contribution rates. 
SB 129revise which county employees may assist in the execution of United States passport applications and to declare an emergency. 
SB 138enact the agreement among the states to elect the president by national popular vote. 
SB 141grant limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain alcohol consumption related offenses to persons who assist certain persons in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. 
SB 143allow artisan distillers and farm wineries to sell certain distilled spirits to wholesalers and retailers. 
SB 149establish policies for youth athletes with concussions resulting from participation in youth athletic activities. 
SB 151revise the grandfathering provisions and renewal requirements of massage therapy licensure. 
SB 152revise certain provisions concerning state aid to education, to revise and provide for the adjustment of the per student allocation for the state aid to general education formula, and to revise certain property tax levies for the general fund of a school district. 
SB 161prohibit certain unfair or discriminatory practices based on veteran or military status. 
SB 164revise certain provisions regarding the regulation of traffic on municipal streets. 
SB 172reduce the interest rate applied for certain judgements, liens, and damages. 
SB 174temporarily increase the state sales and use tax to fund the state budget shortfall and to declare an emergency. 
SB 177increase certain registration fees and taxes for the use of motor vehicles on the public highways. 
SB 178revise certain provisions relating to the rights and duties of joint legal custodians. 
SC 1Honoring the city of Deadwood on its fiftieth anniversary as a National Historic Landmark. 
SC 2Commending and honoring United States Representative Gabrielle Giffords, United States District Court Judge John Roll, and all those who lost their lives and demonstrated courage in light of the tragedy that occurred in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday, January 8, 2011. 
SC 4Congratulating and honoring Susan Turnipseed of Brookings as South Dakota's 2011 Teacher of the Year. 
SC 5Congratulating and honoring the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology's Programming Team for competing in the 2011 World Finals of the Association for Computing's Intercollegiate Programming Contest. 
SC 9Honoring Erin Williams of Watertown, South Dakota Girls State Governor, and Daniel Wanous of Sioux Falls, 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. 
SC 13Recognizing the work of the Girl Scouts in combating bullying and cyber bullying. 
SC 15Commending and honoring Clarence W. Skye for his forty-one years of visionary work and service as the Executive Director of the United Sioux Tribes of South Dakota Development Corporation. 
SC 16Congratulating the Deuel High School Girls Gymnastics Team for winning the State Class A Gymnastics Team Tournament on February 18, 2011. 
SC 17Commending and honoring Jim Schlekeway, a teacher in the Mobridge-Pollock School District, on his retirement from the school district after forty-three exceptional years in education. 
SC 23Commending and honoring former Army Corporal Frank Buckles for his service in World War I. 
SCR 2Urging the United States Congress to appropriate $35 million in fiscal year 2012 for the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System 
SCR 4Endorsing the adoption of a national flag to honor and remember those who died while serving in America's military. 
HB 1036revise the time when financial reports of the guaranty association are submitted to the director of insurance. 
HB 1037revise certain posting requirements relating to hunting in the Black Hills Fire Protection District. 
HB 1050revise the voting requirements for the county board of adjustment. 
HB 1054increase the amount that the court may assess against the defendant for failure to appear in regard to certain motor vehicle violations. 
HB 1057repeal the provision that requires the county auditor to assist in locating unregistered mobile homes. 
HB 1062adopt the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act. 
HB 1067revise the lookback period for the enhancement of penalties for multiple assaults and violations of protection orders. 
HB 1069define electronic communication devices for certain crimes involving threatening or harassing calls. 
HB 1073authorize a loan from the REDI fund for the purpose of constructing an equine processing facility. 
HB 1079repeal certain provisions related to the purchase of firearms by out-of-state residents. 
HB 1083revise certain state education benefits for veterans. 
HB 1095prohibit certain acts of sexual contact between certain school employees and students and to provide penalties therefor. 
HB 1102revise certain provisions concerning the presumption of legitimacy of children born or conceived in wedlock. 
HB 1108revise certain provisions with regard to the rights of industrial and construction equipment dealers. 
HB 1114revise the conditions under which contracts with local officials are permitted. 
HB 1123provide for reciprocal nonresident trapping licenses. 
HB 1136extend the current fee charged for annual report filings for one year. 
HB 1141establish a date to begin absentee voting and to revise the deadline for the printing of ballots. 
HB 1145provide for the identification of the law applicable to certain claims for damages. 
HB 1150revise the calculation of the state aid to education formula by eliminating the two-year averaging option for school districts with a declining enrollment. 
HB 1151provide procedures by which adopted persons may obtain their original birth certificates. 
HB 1157revise the rate of the insurance company premium and annuity taxes applied to court appearance bonds and to establish an annual fee for certificate of authority for domestic insurers issuing court appearance bonds. 
HB 1162authorize the secretary of state to allow a person in charge of election to use the state system. 
HB 1163allow certain disabled veterans to obtain a disabled hunter permit. 
HB 1169provide for the enlargement of special zoning areas, to revise certain provisions regarding special zoning areas, and to provide for the appointment of special zoning area commissions. 
HB 1174revise certain provisions concerning alcoholic beverage licenses issued at the county fairgrounds. 
HB 1196provide for the establishment of veterans resource centers at certain state colleges and universities. 
HB 1198provide for the state and local enforcement of certain federal immigration laws, to criminalize the knowing transportation, concealment, or solicitation of illegal aliens, and to provide penalties therefor. 
HB 1203allow school districts, for a period of two years, to transfer funds from the capital outlay fund to the general fund under certain circumstances. 
HB 1221establish a task force on teen driving safety. 
HB 1252grant certain authority to municipalities and counties regarding outdoor advertising structures. 
HC 1001Honoring and supporting the Scotland Kuchen Feier on the occasion of its second annual event. 
HC 1002Honoring and supporting Czech Days in Tabor, South Dakota, on the occasion of its sixty-third anniversary. 
HC 1003Commending and honoring the 2009-2010 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: Dean Christensen, Deuel, School Superintendent; Susan Proefrock, Belle Fourche, School Business Official; Micy Highstreet, Tri-Valley, Elementary School Principal; Steve Benson, Deuel, Secondary School Principal; Kyley Cumbow, Pierre, Assistant Middle School Principal; Becky Guffin, Aberdeen, Curriculum Director and Kristi Wallin, Lennox, Director of Special Education for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. 
HC 1009Honoring 2011 Miss Rodeo America, McKenzie Haley. 
HC 1011Congratulating and honoring Coach Don Meyer, from Aberdeen, South Dakota, the winningest college basketball coach in NCAA history. 
HC 1013Commending and honoring the Mitchell School District Board of Education on its selection to receive the Associated School Boards of South Dakota School Board Award of Excellence for 2011. 
HC 1016Recognizing and honoring James and Theresa Sedlacek on receiving the 2009 Spark Plug of Scotland Award. 
HC 1017commending the 200th Camo Quilt Project for their support of the 200th Engineer Company of the South Dakota National Guard. 
HC 1019Honoring, commending, and thanking the 2010 retirees of the South Dakota Highway Patrol. 
HC 1020commending and honoring David Linngren, a member of the Watertown School District Board of Education, on his selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota for 2010. 
HC 1022Honoring the South Dakota Health Care Association on the occasion of its sixtieth anniversary. 
HC 1023Congratulating and honoring the Flandreau Fliers High School Football Team, its coaches, and student managers for their 2010 South Dakota State 11B Championship season. 
HC 1024Honoring Randy Parry for his work with the Maroney Rural Learning Center and his contributions to rural South Dakota. 
HC 1027Commending and honoring Representative Stephanie Herseth Sandlin for her six and a half years of service in the U.S. House of Representatives. 
HC 1031Honoring former Governor M. Michael Rounds for his service as a South Dakota State Senator and the thirty-first Governor of South Dakota. 
HC 1039Commending and honoring SrA Blaine H. Reynolds for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Airman of the Year. 
HC 1040Commending and honoring Tsgt Jason C. Mark for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. 
HC 1041Commending and honoring MSgt Jonathan L. Goehring for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. 
HC 1042Commending and honoring TSgt Thomas D. Dummermuth for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Honor Guard Member of the Year. 
HC 1043Commending and honoring MSgt Scott H. Leebens for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Outstanding First Sergeant of the Year. 
HC 1044Commending and honoring Sgt. Tanner Haines for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year (NCO) award. 
HC 1045Commending and honoring all the personnel of the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing for their selection as the most outstanding Air National Guard fighter unit in the nation. 
HC 1046Commending and honoring Spc. Rob Buechler for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Soldier of the Year award. 
HC 1049Honoring the Webster Bearcats for winning the 2011 State B Wrestling Championship. 
HC 1050Honoring and recognizing Logan Storley on his state wrestling championship for the Webster High School Bearcats. 
HC 1053Commending and honoring Keith Cutler for his dedication to developing and promoting the sport of baseball throughout the state of South Dakota. 
HCR 1002To declare February 6, 2011, as Ronald Reagan Day, in South Dakota. 
HCR 1009 Urging the reinstatement and funding of federal inspection programs governing equine slaughter and processing facilities. 

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