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 

Co Sponsor

HB 1079revise the deadline for the Department of Health's annual report regarding abortions. 
HB 1083require reimbursement to certain entities for fire suppression and extinguishment costs. 
HB 1130prohibit an abortion provider from accepting payment for an abortion prior to the end of the required informed consent period. 
HB 1138revise the penalty for the failure to wear a properly adjusted and fastened safety seat belt system in a passenger vehicle. 
HB 1163reinstate certain civil actions for childhood sexual abuse. 
HB 1216repeal the limitation on the total amount of revenue payable from taxes on real property for all taxing districts, except school districts. 
HB 1220provide for the free exercise of religion and to declare an emergency. 
HC 1035Honoring Jessica Benson, an esteemed resident of Rapid City and a student at West Middle School, for achieving national recognition for exemplary volunteer service with a 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
HCR 1007opposing the EPA's guidelines to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants in a manner that will cause economic harm. 
SB 1revise certain taxes and fees to fund improvements to public roads and bridges in South Dakota, to increase the maximum speed limit on interstate highways, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 77allow nursing mothers to breastfeed in certain locations. 
SB 91make an appropriation to support the South Dakota need-based grant program and to declare an emergency. 
SB 92make an appropriation to support the South Dakota critical teaching needs scholarship program and to declare an emergency. 
SB 101establish certain provisions regarding cancer treatment medication coverage by insurance companies. 
SB 103authorize townships to levy a capital improvement property tax for secondary roads, bridges, and culverts. 
SB 105provide Legislators access to the state capitol complex tunnel system. 
SB 131establish certain provisions regarding stray electrical current and voltage remediation. 
SB 149revise certain provisions regarding the maximum wheel tax that may be imposed by a county. 
SB 150require certain motor vehicles to pay an additional registration fee. 
SB 151revise the distribution of the revenue from petroleum release compensation and tank inspection fees. 
SB 187establish certain rights of parents regarding the upbringing, education, health care, and mental health care of their children and to provide certain penalties for the violation of those rights. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled