Senator Craig Tieszen — 2017


Picture of Senator Craig Tieszen

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

Home Address:
3416 Brookside Dr.
Rapid City, SD 57702

Home: 605-348-4990
Capitol: 605-773-3851
Business:

Email: Craig.Tieszen@sdlegislature.gov

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 

Prime Sponsor

SB 114provide a definition of smoking and to permit smoking of hookah or shisha tobacco in certain licensed establishments. 
SB 147revise certain provisions relating to domestic abuse and protection orders. 
SB 206revise certain provisions relating to liability and to worker's compensation and disability payments for law enforcement officers performing duties in other jurisdictions. 
HB 1080include certain speeding offenses in the point system for traffic violations for the purposes of driver license records. 
HB 1087provide for the creation of school sentinel programs and for the training of school sentinels. 
HB 1188provide for the ascertainment of whether a mentally ill person is dangerous and, if so, to rescind his or her right to bear arms, and to provide penalties for violation thereof. 
HB 1227provide for an affirmative defense of medical necessity for certain marijauna offenses. 
HC 1007Honoring, commending, and thanking current and past patrolmen, troopers, members, and family members, upon the seventy-fifth anniversary of the founding of the South Dakota Highway Patrol 
HC 1008Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrol Sergeant Lori Olney upon her retirement, for her many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a member of the South Dakota Highway Patrol. 
HC 1009Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrolman Darren Hall upon his retirement, for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. 
HC 1010Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrolman Sergeant Doug Sorenson upon his retirement, for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. 
HCR 1007endorsing Taiwan's participation as an observer in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the twenty-ninth anniversary of sister state relations with the Province of Taiwan in the Republic of China (Taiwan). 

Co Sponsor

SB 1revise the provisions regarding plugging and performance bonds for oil and gas wells and to repeal the supplemental restoration bond requirement. 
SB 2provide funding for unresolved surface depredation caused by oil and gas exploration and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 70improve public safety. 
SB 77require that certain information be provided to debtors when entities are collecting certain debts. 
SB 81prohibit certain political activity within the Office of the Secretary of State. 
SB 83designate Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day as a working holiday. 
SB 86increase the minimum salary payable to county officials, state's attorneys, and sheriffs. 
SB 100establish a wine direct shipper permit and to provide for certain direct shipments of wine. 
SB 102regulate the submission of certain filings with the Office of the Secretary of State. 
SB 108repeal certain tort liability arising out of causes of action based on seduction, abduction, and alienation of affections. 
SB 109revise the Human Relations Act to allow certain discriminatory practices to be investigated by municipalities and counties. 
SB 111amend provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code relating to electronic funds transfers and to declare an emergency. 
SB 120revise provisions related to consent to sexual activity. 
SB 128provide authority to counties to prohibit and restrict the use of fireworks and to declare an emergency. 
SB 132grant 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 142prohibit the use of certain handheld electronic wireless devices for electronic messaging while driving and to prohibit conflicting municipal regulations. 
SB 156authorize township boards to increase the front foot assessment for road maintenance, repairs, and improvements and to revise certain provisions concerning road districts established by townships. 
SB 158provide for the funding of educational programs for children in residential treatment centers, intensive residential treatment centers, or licensed group care centers. 
SB 159revise the state aid to general education formula by including an adjustment for students with limited English proficiency. 
SB 165provide authority to establish special purpose districts for libraries. 
SB 169provide for the assignment of insurance payments for ambulance service providers. 
SB 191increase state aid to education and revise certain provisions related to education funding. 
SB 200revise certain provisions concerning campaign finance. 
SB 214prohibit certain unfair or discriminatory practices based on veteran or military status. 
SB 218establish a program to assist rural counties to recruit attorneys. 
SB 221revise certain penalties relating to the possession of marijuana. 
SB 222clarify the voting status of certain parolees and probationers. 
SC 1Honoring Bethold (Bert) Fried on his 90th birthday. 
SC 2Commending Principal Dan Walsh for his years of service in education in South Dakota. 
SC 5Commending and congratulating Colton Manville, Trevor Mahoney, and Dean Laganiere, students at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, for qualifying for the Olympics of Computer Science which will take place in Russia. 
SC 8Honoring Harold Thune and Jerald Applebee of Murdo for their individual accomplishments, as well as their efforts and involvement with the Annual Jones County Invitational Basketball Tournament. 
SC 10Commending and honoring the Warner Monarch Girls Volleyball Team on their 2012 Class B State Championship. 
SC 11Acknowledging the Deubrook Area High School Football Team for winning the 2012 State 9AA Football Championship. 
SC 12Commending and honoring the Parker State Class B Boys Cross Country Champions. 
SC 13Honoring the crew of North Carolina Air National Guard, MAFFS (Modular Airborne FireFighting System) 7, 145th Airlift Wing, Charlotte, North Carolina. 
SC 14honoring Molly Hermann of Sturgis, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Ty Wiley 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 16Commending and honoring Gale Lundberg on his retirement from teaching and coaching for fifty years in South Dakota schools. 
SC 18Commending and honoring Parker Elementary School for receiving the National Blue Ribbon Award. 
SC 19Commending and honoring the White River Tigers Boys Basketball Team for its 2012 State Class B Basketball Championship. 
SC 20Commending and honoring the White River Tigers Boys Gold Team on being champions of the 2012 Boys State Class B Golf Tournament. 
SC 22Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days Festivities on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary on June 20, 21, and 22, 2013. 
SC 32Honoring Paige McPherson for winning a bronze medal in Taekwondo during the 2012 summer Olympic Games. 
SCR 3Urging the members of the South Dakota Congressional delegation to sponsor and support legislation granting states the authority to require sellers, regardless of nexus, to collect sales and use taxes if certain tax simplification and streamlining thresholds are met by the states. 
SCR 6Requesting the Congress of the United States to enact legislation that would reinstate the separation of commercial and investment banking functions that were in effect under the Glass-Steagall Act (Banking Act of 1933). 
SR 1endorsing the induction of Tom C. Miller into the PRCA Rodeo Hall of Fame. 
HB 1001require mineral developers to give notice to surface owners before entering the land. 
HB 1002provide for the creation of a trust account for unlocatable mineral interest owners. 
HB 1003revise the purpose of the agriculture mediation program. 
HB 1005require certain posting of information if hydraulic fracture stimulation is performed on oil and gas wells. 
HB 1006revise certain provisions relating to the termination of certain mineral interests. 
HB 1064provide for certain methods of disbursement for school district flexible spending accounts. 
HB 1068repeal certain provisions relating to the deferral of action by municipalities on committee reports. 
HB 1074define the insurer's responsibilities concerning health insurance policies in relation to the eligibility of minor dependents for coverage. 
HB 1076repeal the requirement to separately publish certain information concerning county poor relief from the minutes of the county commissions. 
HB 1077repeal certain provisions requiring railroad companies to file maps with county officials. 
HB 1078revise the location where certain county highway maps may be filed. 
HB 1079increase the fee for certain property tax deeds. 
HB 1086revise certain provisions relating to the publication of certain records by cooperatives. 
HB 1098require the Legislature to approve bonds for lease purchase agreements with the four postsecondary technical institutes, and to approve bonds for lease purchase agreements with Western Dakota Technical Institute and Southeast Technical Institute. 
HB 1099authorize municipalities to pay for certain services in advance. 
HB 1121require the publication of information on the number of veterans and veterans with service-connected disabilities employed by South Dakota state government. 
HB 1122revise certain requirements relating to health insurance plans for county officers and employees. 
HB 1143create a leased residential property classification and to establish the school district general fund levy for the property classification. 
HB 1153exempt certain environmental upgrade values from assessment during construction and to provide a sunset clause for the environmental upgrade exemption. 
HB 1156revise certain provisions concerning nonresident waterfowl licenses. 
HB 1157increase certain penalties regarding the sale of petroleum products. 
HB 1162provide for special organ donation decals for license plates. 
HB 1163revise certain provisions related to the filing of the certificate of limited partnerships. 
HB 1164establish a classroom innovation grant program and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1180allow veterans to receive credit for certain military training and experience. 
HB 1183establish a pilot program that uses home-based educational technology to prepare certain preschool children for school, and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1192provide a durable power of attorney form for health care decisions. 
HB 1210restrict state involvement in certain tribal aspects of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. 
HB 1215limit the authority of delegates to a limited constitutional convention to vote for unauthorized amendments contrary to legislative instructions and to provide a penalty for the violation thereof. 
HB 1218exempt from sales and use taxes certain computer equipment and software purchased for use in data centers. 
HB 1231change the rate and manner of calculation of prejudgment and postjudgment interest. 
HB 1234provide a limited exception to the provisions that exempt sport shooting ranges from the public nuisance laws and to declare an emergency. 
HC 1005Commending and honoring the 2012 Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
HC 1015Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team as National BB Gun Champions. 
HC 1017Commending and honoring the 2011-2012 Girls AA Mitchell High School Kernel Basketball Team for winning the State AA Girls Basketball Championship. 
HC 1021Honoring and commemorating the fifty-fifth anniversary in 2013 of the annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. 
HC 1022Honoring the South Dakota Department of Agriculture for one hundred ten years of promoting, protecting, preserving, and improving South Dakota's agriculture for today and tomorrow. 
HC 1070Honoring the memory of Milo Smith. 
HC 1085Honoring and thanking Bernie and Myrna Hunhoff and their family for the contributions of South Dakota Magazine to the state of South Dakota. 
HCR 1003Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. 
HCR 1005Recognizing November 2013 as COPD Awareness Month. 
HCR 1006Petitioning the President of the United States and the Department of State to authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline. 

Hearings

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