Representative James Schaefer — 2017


Picture of Representative James Schaefer

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 26B
Counties: Brule, Buffalo, Jones, Lyman
Occupation: Rancher

Home Address:
23026 SD Hwy. 273
Kennebec, SD 57544

Home: 605-869-2357
Capitol: 605-773-3851
Business:

Email: James.Schaefer@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 464 
TransportationMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 413 

Prime Sponsor

SB 111revise certain provisions regarding the application of the county wheel tax. 
SB 118exempt certain purchases from certain bidding requirements. 
SC 11Recognizing and honoring the courage of South Dakota Highway Patrol Sergeant John Koenig. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1002eliminate certain reporting requirements for the county general fund. 
HB 1003revise certain administrative functions regarding county government. 
HB 1004make form and style revisions to certain statutes regarding counties. 
HB 1005revise and repeal certain fees that are established to compensate counties for services provided by county officials. 
HB 1006authorize counties to impose sales and use taxes. 
HB 1054authorize the production and sale of industrial hemp. 
HB 1056revise certain provisions relating to the veterans' preference in employment. 
HB 1075revise the area for certain open units where nonresident waterfowl licenses are issued. 
HB 1078grant limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain alcohol related offenses to persons who assist a person in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. 
HB 1094increase the commercial fertilizer inspection fee for purposes of fertilizer-related research and education and to create the Nutrient Research and Education Council to promote such research and education. 
HB 1123require the Department of Health to include certain information regarding the inspection of an abortion facility on the department's website. 
HB 1124prohibit the use of tanning devices by minors. 
HB 1137revise the distribution of registration fees from noncommercial gross weight vehicles. 
HB 1139clarify the insurer responsible for work done within a railroad crossing. 
HB 1140revise certain provisions regarding county zoning. 
HB 1150revise certain provisions concerning the property tax exemption provided to local industrial development corporations. 
HB 1156require municipalities to reimburse the counties for certain judicial and law enforcement expenditures. 
HB 1158provide for state coordination in the resettlement of refugees. 
HB 1162provide for the practice and regulation of midwives. 
HB 1163revise the periods of time during which veterans may use tuition benefits at institutions under the control of the Board of Regents. 
HB 1164provide for a special interest motor vehicle license plate for certain vehicles under certain conditions. 
HB 1178authorize township boards to prohibit the operation of certain off-road vehicles along township highways. 
HB 1180limit the terms of certain conservation easements. 
HB 1206authorize the use of handguns in the hunting of game birds. 
HB 1209require any public body of the state to accept as valid all information on a person's birth certificate. 
HB 1231authorize motor carrier inspectors to carry firearms. 
HC 1004Recognizing the achievements of Victoria "Tori" Johnson of Elk Point. 
HC 1005Honoring the fifth anniversary of Operation Black Hills Cabin, and recognizing the board of directors, volunteers, and community leaders as outstanding caretakers of those who served. 
HC 1007Recognizing Sabrina Swee for her excellence and achievements in the area of culinary arts. 
HC 1012Recognizing and honoring the bravery of South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Zachary Bader. 
HC 1020Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for being awarded the Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque. 
HC 1023Commending the South Dakota National Guard's Battery A, 1/147 Field Artillery Battalion of Aberdeen, South Dakota on being awarded the National Guard Association of the United States' Certificate of Victory. 
HC 1024Commending the South Dakota National Guard's Company C, l-189th Aviation Regiment of Rapid City, South Dakota on being awarded the General John J. Pershing Trophy. 
HC 1025Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 211th Engineer Company of Madison and DeSmet, South Dakota, on being awarded the Eisenhower Trophy. 
HC 1027Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 153rd Engineer Battalion of Huron, South Dakota on being awarded the Major General Milton A. Reckord Trophy. 
HC 1030Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. 
HC 1031Honoring the House of Representatives of the Ninety-First Legislature of the State of South Dakota as the inaugural champions of the 2016 Legislative Dodgeball Match. 
HCR 1002Supporting the selection of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter beddown at Joe Foss Field, 114th Fighter Wing, South Dakota Air National Guard. 
HCR 1005Urging the federal government to refrain from enacting regulations that threaten the reliability and affordability of electric power in the northern great plains. 
HCR 1008Urging Congress to support and to ask the United States Secretary of State to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline project. 
HCR 1015Commending Taiwan's presidential election; supporting Taiwan's efforts to secure entry to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the signing of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the Bilateral Investment Agreement (BIA) with the United States; and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile and for strengthening and expanding sister-state ties between South Dakota and Taiwan. 
SB 2revise the distribution of the revenue from the alcoholic beverage fund. 
SB 60set daylight savings time as the permanent year-round time for the state of South Dakota. 
SB 84require municipalities to reimburse the counties for certain judicial and law enforcement expenditures. 
SB 107clarify certain safety zone restrictions on hunting. 
SB 110revise certain provisions regarding motor vehicle fuel not specifically taxed under the fuel excise tax. 
SB 117permit the practice of midwifery by certain persons. 
SB 123revise certain provisions limiting the issuance of certain licenses and permits if a debt is being collected by the obligation recovery center. 
SB 127revise certain provisions regarding the requirements for placement of a utility facility across a railroad right-of-way. 
SB 138authorize the construction of a nursing home facility in Rosebud, South Dakota. 
SC 6Honoring Allyson Monson of Clark, South Dakota, Girls State Governor, and Andrew Flannery of Elk Point, 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. 
SJR 1Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the fundamental right of state citizens to bear arms cannot be infringed and is subject to strict scrutiny. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled