Senator Troy Heinert — 2017


Picture of Senator Troy Heinert

Assistant Minority Leader

Party: Democrat
Term: Other House
District: 26
Counties: Brule, Buffalo, Jones, Lyman, Mellette, Todd
Occupation: Rancher/Rodeo Cowboy

Home Address:
PO Box 348
28277 272nd Ave.
Mission, SD 57555

Home: 605-856-5045
Capitol: 605-773-3821
Business:

Email: Troy.Heinert@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Health and Human ServicesMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 412 
JudiciaryMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 413 
Local GovernmentMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 412 

Prime Sponsor

SB 81create the paraprofessional tuition assistance scholarship program. 
SB 82establish the Native American achievement schools grant program. 
SB 118exempt certain purchases from certain bidding requirements. 
SB 122require that fees collected for military specialty license plates be distributed to county veterans' service officers. 
SB 123revise certain provisions limiting the issuance of certain licenses and permits if a debt is being collected by the obligation recovery center. 
SB 134prohibit the Public Utilities Commission from granting certain permits until federal approval is granted. 
SB 138authorize the construction of a nursing home facility in Rosebud, South Dakota. 
SC 11Recognizing and honoring the courage of South Dakota Highway Patrol Sergeant John Koenig. 
HB 1054authorize the production and sale of industrial hemp. 
HB 1131direct certain vehicle registration fees to counties with unorganized territory. 
HB 1146authorize the Governor to enter agreements with Indian tribes regarding the high school equivalency tests administered on Indian reservations. 
HB 1147prohibit school districts from using school or athletic team names, mascots, or nicknames that are determined to be racially derogatory or discriminatory. 
HB 1148require schools to provide instruction on South Dakota's tribal history, culture, and government. 
HB 1159establish the nonbeneficiary student scholarship program for certain students attending tribally controlled colleges. 
HB 1160revise certain provisions regarding tax compacts with Indian tribes. 
HB 1181revise certain provisions regarding a violation for the ingestion of certain substances. 
HB 1211require statewide livestock ownership inspection. 
HB 1220direct the secretary of education to reinstate scholarship funding under the GEAR UP grant program. 
HB 1245accommodate legislation relating to occupational licensing. 
HCR 1016Expressing and encouraging support for the continued use of country-of-origin labels on meat products sold to consumers. 

Co Sponsor

SB 63require the development of school safety plans and to require the conduct of school safety drills in accredited schools. 
SB 74authorize members of certain governing bodies who are displaced by a natural disaster to continue their term of office. 
SB 79expand the list of professionals authorized to perform certain examinations required for a plea of guilty but mentally ill. 
SB 94repeal the death penalty. 
SB 102allow certain alcoholic beverage licenses and special event alcoholic beverage licenses to be issued on certain lands and facilities located on state educational institution campuses. 
SB 106provide for the collection of sales taxes from certain remote sellers, to establish certain Legislative findings, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 108require notice if certain immunizations contain more than trace amounts of mercury. 
SB 127revise certain provisions regarding the requirements for placement of a utility facility across a railroad right-of-way. 
SB 129establish certain suicide awareness and prevention training requirements for certain school employees based on the Jason Flatt Act. 
SB 140eliminate life sentences for defendants under the age of eighteen at the time of the crime. 
SB 142authorize certain disclosures of mental health information to law enforcement. 
SB 149provide for certain reduced state park entrance fees for veterans. 
SB 150revise provisions related to the legislative intern program. 
SB 151lower the state sales and use tax on most food items, to increase the rate of taxation for the sales and use tax on certain goods and services, to increase the amusement device tax, and to increase the per student allocation in the state aid formula. 
SB 157provide additional regulations for commercial breeding operations. 
SB 158revise provisions related to restitution in cases involving juveniles and to declare an emergency. 
SB 161lower the state sales and use tax on certain food items and to increase the rate of taxation for the sales and use tax on certain goods and services. 
SB 163require the disclosure of certain cumulative contracts with the state. 
SC 7Commending and honoring the 2015 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
SC 8Commending and honoring the 2015 Madison High School Bulldogs Football Team and the students and staff involved in the football program. 
SC 9Honoring the South Dakota Health Care Association on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary. 
SC 10Recognizing and honoring the South Dakota Arts Council on its fiftieth anniversary of serving South Dakotans and our communities through the arts. 
SCR 2Supporting efforts to ensure that students from South Dakota have access to debt-free higher education at public colleges and universities. 
SJR 3Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election amendments to Article III of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, revising the procedure for filling a vacancy in either house of the Legislature. 
HB 1056revise certain provisions relating to the veterans' preference in employment. 
HB 1069revise certain provisions related to genetic counselor licensure. 
HB 1070establish venue for certain actions arising out of real property lease agreements. 
HB 1086create a leased residential property classification. 
HB 1087repeal the requirement of a certain public election notice. 
HB 1089revise provisions for accumulation of funds for certain municipal enterprises. 
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 1093revise certain provisions that prohibit a defendant from contacting a victim before a court appearance. 
HB 1099revise certain campaign finance provisions. 
HB 1101authorize municipalities to create programs to encourage housing development. 
HB 1102allow for additional time to review certain competitive sealed bids. 
HB 1103revise certain provisions regarding the qualification process for municipal office. 
HB 1104revise certain provisions regarding the practice of dental hygiene. 
HB 1117repeal certain provisions concerning the authorization for the use of other languages in public records or public meetings. 
HB 1119revise the criteria for incorporation of a new municipality. 
HB 1120revise the definition of agricultural purposes used for the administration of the sales tax. 
HB 1124prohibit the use of tanning devices by minors. 
HB 1135establish venue for certain actions arising out of real property lease agreements. 
HB 1154create protections and accommodations for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers in their places of employment. 
HB 1155prohibit a state board member from self-dealing in certain contracts with the state. 
HB 1162provide for the practice and regulation of midwives. 
HB 1164provide for a special interest motor vehicle license plate for certain vehicles under certain conditions. 
HB 1171permit the court additional time to determine whether a petition for a domestic protection order may be heard as though the petition was for a stalking protection order. 
HB 1202provide access to abandoned cemeteries and private burying grounds 
HB 1219revise certain provisions concerning adverse possession of certain real property. 
HB 1221accommodate legislation relating to education funding. 
HB 1222accommodate legislation relating to shared services in schools. 
HB 1227establish the South Dakota Government Accountability Committee. 
HB 1230require lights on certain animal-drawn vehicles while operating on a highway. 
HB 1231authorize motor carrier inspectors to carry firearms. 
HB 1238revise the powers and duties of the Executive Board of the Legislative Research Council. 
HB 1242authorize certain persons to request a security freeze on the credit report of a protected consumer. 
HB 1246require a study of certain real estate transactions and relationships. 
HC 1012Recognizing and honoring the bravery of South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Zachary Bader. 
HC 1021Recognizing Jean Benson for her achievements as head coach for the Chester Area Flyers Volleyball Team. 
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 1030Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. 
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 1003Encouraging recognition of the current gender wage gap and calling for the enforcement of equal pay for equal work laws. 
HCR 1004Expressing support for the property rights of ranch and range allotment owners. 
HCR 1006Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers and recognizing March 2016 as Social Work Month. 
HCR 1013Recognizing the positive economic impact sportsmen and sportswomen have in South Dakota. 

Hearings

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