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 ResourcesVice-Chair TTh 7:45 AM Room 464 
EducationMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 413 

Prime Sponsor

SB 137make an appropriation to rehabilitate certain state-owned rail lines and to declare an emergency. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1094prohibit a person from interfering with a public safety answering point. 
HB 1100prohibit the use of certain photo monitoring devices to detect red light violations. 
HB 1102authorize the use of artificial light to hunt coyotes under certain conditions. 
HB 1103require the Game, Fish and Parks Commission to provide for an earlier archery deer hunting season. 
HB 1117restrict the posting of Gun Free Zone signs in public buildings. 
HB 1120provide for alternative documentation of financial responsibility for vehicles. 
HB 1126revise the persons authorized to countersign school board payments. 
HB 1129prohibit the use of certain explosive targets in the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District. 
HB 1140permit townships to levy a capital improvement property tax for secondary roads, bridges, and culverts. 
HB 1150require that the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States be recited at the start of each school day in every public school classroom. 
HB 1154authorize the commissioner of school and public lands to grant certain surface and subsurface easements to provide access to oil, gas, minerals, and geothermal resources. 
HB 1162prohibit the practice of sex-selective abortions, to establish certain procedures to better ensure that sex-selective abortions are not practiced in South Dakota, and to provide penalties therefor. 
HB 1180provide that no entity that places children for adoption or performs abortions may be registered as a pregnancy help center. 
HB 1184declare the fourth Saturday in July Day of the American Cowboy. 
HB 1185revise certain provisions relating to nonresident waterfowl licenses. 
HB 1192designate the Black Hills Mining Museum in Lead as the official mining museum of South Dakota. 
HB 1221exempt certain amateur sports coaches from sales and use tax. 
HB 1242revise certain provisions concerning the township snow removal reserve fund. 
HB 1256increase opportunities and funding for school districts to apply for jobs for America's graduates programs and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1259specify certain requirements relating to temporary child custody hearings. 
HB 1261authorize the Transportation Commission to award grants to replace, repair, and renovate county and township bridges and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HC 1023Commending and honoring the 2013 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
HC 1027Commending several of Lincoln High School's athletic programs whose participants, through hard work and devotion, excelled on the field and in the classroom, never took their eyes off the prize, and as a result, were rewarded with state championships. 
HC 1030Commending and honoring Robert (Bob) Graff, a member of the Agar-Blunt-Onida School District Board of Education, on his selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota for 2013. 
HC 1033Honoring Kerri Young of Mitchell, South Dakota, on her outstanding achievement in Mitchell High School girls basketball. 
HC 1034Honoring and commending the 2013 Avon High School Football Team. 
HC 1057Recognizing and honoring the American Association of State Troopers 2013 Trooper of the Year recipient, Trooper Andrew Steen. 
HCR 1007Petitioning Congress to provide for an audit of the Federal Reserve Bank. 
HCR 1021Urging the United States Department of Agriculture to withdraw certain rules imperiling the South Dakota livestock industry. 
HCR 1022Concerning U.S. EPA-proposed greenhouse gas emission standards for new and existing fossil-fueled power plants. 
HCR 1023Rejecting the Common Core State Standards plan. 
HCR 1026Urging restoration of funding to the railroad trust fund. 
SB 97revoke professional or trade licensure obtained through false degrees. 
SB 104authorize the use of night vision equipment for hunting under certain conditions. 
SB 113revise the minimum suspension requirements for students participating in extracurricular activities. 
SB 120provide for the registration and administration of navigators under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and to declare an emergency. 
SB 123require the Department of Social Services to develop a procedure to screen and test applicants for certain financial assistance benefits to determine if the applicants are using controlled substances. 
SB 126regulate the sale of raw milk for human consumption. 
SB 129supplant the Common Core State Standards. 
SB 131provide that a truancy complaint is grounds to refuse a certificate for excuse from school attendance. 
SB 163prohibit a social host from permitting the underage consumption of alcoholic beverages on the social host's premises and to provide penalties therefor. 
SB 169provide for access to and use of public waters on public and private property and to protect private property rights for the citizens of South Dakota. 
SB 171recognize certain federal forms as sufficient to direct the disposition of the body of a servicemember. 
SC 18Honoring former Senator Stan Adelstein for his service to the State of South Dakota. 
SC 23Honoring the 2013 Andes Central High School Girls Golf Team. 
SC 31Honoring Dalton Howe as a recipient of the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
SC 33Honoring Nathan Duerre as a recipient of the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
SCR 1Urging Congress to reject the proposal to remove the states' authority to designate a hospital as a necessary provider under the critical access hospital program. 
SCR 2Expressing concern relating to the Common Core State Standards. 
SCR 6Expressing the Legislature's support for citizens and communities in eastern South Dakota impacted by severe high water conditions over the last two decades. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled