Representative Steve Westra — 2017


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Assistant Majority Leader

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
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

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 1143accommodate legislation on medical services. 
HB 1144enhance South Dakota. 
HB 1145require accredited schools to accept transfer credits for courses taken by students from other accredited schools during the summer. 
HB 1188exempt certain operations of school buses from commercial motor vehicle fees. 
HB 1238revise the powers and duties of the Executive Board of the Legislative Research Council. 
SB 124enhance South Dakota. 
SB 125accommodate legislation relating to education in South Dakota. 
SB 127revise certain provisions regarding the requirements for placement of a utility facility across a railroad right-of-way. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1056revise certain provisions relating to the veterans' preference in employment. 
HB 1057revise the rule-making authority of the South Dakota Commission on Gaming. 
HB 1070establish venue for certain actions arising out of real property lease agreements. 
HB 1077grant 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 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 1079permit the prescription and possession of an opioid antagonist in certain instances. 
HB 1091establish certain requirements regarding insurance for vehicles used to provide rides for a transportation network company and to exempt vehicles used to provide these rides from certain commercial licensing requirements. 
HB 1113exempt from the excise tax on motor vehicles the transfer of motor vehicles to a nonprofit organization under certain conditions. 
HB 1126exempt certain entities from provisions related to money lending licenses. 
HB 1135establish venue for certain actions arising out of real property lease agreements. 
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 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 1166revise certain provisions regarding the penalty for identity theft while using an unauthorized credit card. 
HB 1184create a transportation oversight committee. 
HB 1190enhance customer convenience in firearms transactions, improve public safety, and provide for the issuance of an additional concealed pistol permit. 
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 1210revise certain provisions regarding on-sale alcoholic beverage licenses for municipal auditoriums and convention halls and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1214regulate conflicts of interest for authority, board, or commission members. 
HB 1219revise certain provisions concerning adverse possession of certain real property. 
HB 1234require the approval of the Legislature before the state adopts certain changes to the Medicaid program. 
HB 1247require school districts and licensed child welfare agencies to implement a policy and provide training regarding sexual abuse and other maltreatment of children. 
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 1007Requiring the use of sound science in evaluating crop protection chemistries and nutrients. 
HCR 1013Recognizing the positive economic impact sportsmen and sportswomen have in South Dakota. 
HCR 1014Calling for the United States to save Christians, Yazidis and people of other faiths from persecution and genocide. 
SB 72prohibit the abortion of an unborn child who is capable of experiencing pain and to provide a penalty therefor. 
SB 96revise the expense reimbursement for members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. 
SB 97provide for the automatic removal of all petty offenses, municipal ordinance violations, and Class 2 misdemeanor charges or convictions from background check records after ten years under certain conditions. 
SB 106provide for the collection of sales taxes from certain remote sellers, to establish certain Legislative findings, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 114make an appropriation for certain costs related to the commissioning of the USS South Dakota and to declare an emergency. 
SB 121authorize certain duties for the sergeant at arms and assistant sergeant at arms. 
SB 126accommodate legislation on medical services. 
SB 159provide a tax credit to insurance companies that contribute to an organization providing educational scholarships to certain students. 
SC 2Honoring those from the Harrisburg, South Dakota, community who acted heroically and persevered through the tragic events of September 30, 2015. 
SC 3Honoring the actions of those who reacted to control the tragic events in the Lennox area on February 12, 2015. 
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. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled