Representative Steve Westra — 2015


Picture of Representative Steve Westra

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


Session Committees

JudiciaryMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 413 
Legislative ProcedureMember Call of Chair 10:30 AM Room 413 
Joint Legislative ProcedureMember Call of Chair 10:00 AM Room 413 
State AffairsVice-Chair MWF 7:45 AM Room 414 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1090prohibit a person from serving as a member of a consumers power district board of directors in certain cases. 
HB 1113repeal and revise certain motor vehicle and boat damage and salvage disclosure requirements. 
HB 1167authorize municipalities, counties, and school districts to post certain information on the internet in addition to or in lieu of certain publication requirements. 
HB 1168revise alcoholic beverage licensing relating to hotel facility on-sale licenses. 
HB 1169accommodate legislation on medical services. 
HB 1170accommodate legislation relating to education in South Dakota. 
HB 1171enhance South Dakota. 
HB 1197accommodate legislation for community improvement districts. 
SB 125revise the minimum suspension requirements for students participating in extracurricular activities. 
SB 139authorize the increase in the number of video lottery machines that may be placed in a licensed establishment under certain conditions. 
SB 140declare void the transgender policy of the South Dakota High School Activities Association and to establish a determinant in identifying a student's sexual identity for the purpose of participation in high school athletics. 
SB 141accommodate legislation on medical services. 
SB 142enhance South Dakota. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1069limit 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 1086establish the Economic Contingencies Work Group to ascertain the effects of a significant and extended national economic crisis on South Dakota. 
HB 1103revise certain provisions relating to comparative negligence. 
HB 1118provide for oversight of postsecondary technical institutes. 
HB 1123authorize alcoholic beverages to be sold, served, and consumed in certain on-sale licensees during an extended period of time. 
HB 1126remove the delivery receipt requirements related to issuing certain life insurance policies. 
HB 1130prohibit an abortion provider from accepting payment for an abortion prior to the end of the required informed consent period. 
HB 1145revise certain provisions regarding the payment of salary and compensation to legislators. 
HB 1149revise certain provisions regarding the setting of the salary of legislators. 
HB 1150provide for the annual adjustment of the salary of legislators. 
HB 1153expand the definition of teleconference to include certain meetings conducted through electronic text colloquy and to require the retention of certain records of text colloquy meetings for public inspection. 
HB 1176authorize a person to be on the general election ballot for president or vice president and another office. 
HB 1178provide for the creation of an entity for the purpose of insurance contracts in certain instances. 
HB 1179revise the definition of a veteran. 
HB 1180revise certain provisions regarding the regulation of captive insurance companies. 
HB 1194set a minimum size for a sign about zoning changes or conditional use permits. 
HB 1219permit entities to voluntarily disclose ownership on filings with the Office of the Secretary of State and to establish a fee therefor. 
HB 1229revise provisions related to the release of medical waste. 
HB 1235update the valuation manual related to the valuation of assets, liabilities, and reserves. 
HC 1001Commending and honoring Jim Hagen in Pierre, South Dakota, for receiving the State Tourism Director of the Year Award. 
HC 1006Commending and honoring the Dell Rapids Boys Golf Team for a successful 2014 season. 
HC 1007Commending and honoring the Dell Rapids Quarriers Football Team on a successful 2014 season. 
HC 1012Congratulating and commending the Hamlin High School football team for winning the 2014 State 9B Football Championship. 
HC 1021Honoring the 2014 Lincoln High School students. 
HC 1022Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team for winning the 2014 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. 
HCR 1002Supporting the continued operation of the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery. 
HCR 1004Addressed to the United States Supreme Court setting forth certain facts and expressly enumerating the grievances of the People of the State of South Dakota, through their elected representatives, with that Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), and its progeny and calling for that Court to now protect the intrinsic, natural, fundamental rights of the children of our State and nation and the intrinsic, natural, fundamental rights of their pregnant mothers in their relationship with their children, and the mothers' health by reconsidering and overturning the court's decision in Roe. 
HCR 1007opposing the EPA's guidelines to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants in a manner that will cause economic harm. 
HJR 1001Making formal application to Congress to call an Article V convention of the states for the sole purpose of proposing a federal balanced budget amendment. 
HJR 1003Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article XIV of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the authority of the Board of Regents. 
HJR 1006to apply for a Convention of the States under Article V of the Constitution of the United States. 
SB 73improve public safety regarding juvenile justice. 
SB 89require the development of school safety plans and to require the conduct of lockdown drills in accredited schools. 
SB 94establish a license fee for electric-powered motorcycles. 
SB 100create a leased residential property classification. 
SB 101establish certain provisions regarding cancer treatment medication coverage by insurance companies. 
SB 103authorize townships to levy a capital improvement property tax for secondary roads, bridges, and culverts. 
SB 104revise certain provisions regarding student surveys. 
SB 105provide Legislators access to the state capitol complex tunnel system. 
SB 131establish certain provisions regarding stray electrical current and voltage remediation. 
SB 166revise the method used to calculate the petition signatures to place initiated measures on the ballot and to declare an emergency. 
SB 168establish a task force to study elder abuse in South Dakota. 
SB 177establish a youth minimum wage. 
SB 190clarify health coverage for applied behavior analysis, and to establish the Applied Behavior Analysis Provider Workgroup. 
SC 21recognizing and commending the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow, the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America. 
SCR 4Urging Congress to support equity and sales tax fairness. 
SCR 6to direct the Department of Education to ensure South Dakota students are well-versed in civics and government. 
SCR 8Condemning the growing anti-Semitism in certain countries and extending an invitation to Jewish families from around the world to South Dakota. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled