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

Health and Human ServicesVice-Chair MWF 10:00 AM Room 412 
JudiciaryChair TTh 7:45 AM Room 413 
Local GovernmentMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 412 

Prime Sponsor

SB 82update outdated language related to domestic abuse. 
SB 97revise the allowable penalties for a person admitted to drug court. 
SB 98revise the provisions related to the financial accountability system. 
SB 107increase the period an instructor permit is valid and to revise the requirements to upgrade to an operator's licence or a restricted minor's permit. 
SB 108revise certain provisions relating to aggravated DUI's. 
SB 112revise certain provisions regarding voting rights of a person convicted of a felony. 
SB 170increase legislator salary. 
SB 171authorize residents with out-of-state driver licenses to maintain resident hunting, fishing, and trapping privileges. 
HB 1066clarify that the required notice requirements related to continuing contracts do not apply to employees of postsecondary technical institutes. 
HB 1098authorize extended terms of lease for airport facilities. 
HB 1106establish the rights of municipal, county, or township officers in certain decision-making processes. 
HB 1139revise certain procedures for competitive sealed bids by public purchasing agencies. 

Co Sponsor

SB 73improve public safety regarding juvenile justice. 
SB 77allow nursing mothers to breastfeed in certain locations. 
SB 78authorize counties or medical providers to recover inmate healthcare costs from insurers. 
SB 80increase the selling price of a towed vehicle that exempts the seller of the vehicle from certain vehicle dealer licensing requirements. 
SB 81require persons convicted of driving a vehicle while under influence of alcohol, drugs, or intoxicants to pay certain costs to the county. 
SB 83authorize a board of county commissioners to designate certain section line roads and secondary roads as no maintenance and to revise certain provisions to vacate, change, or locate a highway by a board of county commissioners. 
SB 84limit the authority of delegates to a limited Article V convention to vote for unauthorized amendments contrary to legislative instructions and to provide a civil fine for the violation thereof. 
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 103authorize townships to levy a capital improvement property tax for secondary roads, bridges, and culverts. 
SB 109establish a grant program for adult community residential services designed to reduce the risk of recidivism, to provide a report to the Legislature, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 120revise certain provisions regarding special alcoholic beverage licenses issued in conjunction with special events and to declare an emergency. 
SB 128revise certain provisions concerning the general requirements that vehicle owners must satisfy before applying for military plates. 
SB 131establish certain provisions regarding stray electrical current and voltage remediation. 
SB 135authorize municipalities to impose an additional sales and use tax for a limited period of time for a specified use. 
SB 139authorize the increase in the number of video lottery machines that may be placed in a licensed establishment under certain conditions. 
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 152make an appropriation for certain costs related to mountain pine beetle suppression and to declare an emergency. 
SB 168establish a task force to study elder abuse in South Dakota. 
SB 181enhance higher education affordability and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SC 1Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its sixty-seventh anniversary on June 18, 19, and 20, 2015. 
SC 2Commending and honoring Dr. Curtis R. Johnson as the 2014 USA Section President of the International College of Dentists, for his dedicated volunteer service, and for his devotion to the medical profession. 
SC 3Commending and honoring the 2013-2014 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota, including Tim Mitchell, Rapid City, School Superintendent; Anita Stugelmeyer, Lemmon, School Business Official; John Decker, Watertown, Elementary School Principal; Brad Seamer, McCook Central, Secondary School Principal; Peggy Diekhoff, Todd County, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Kym Johnston, Lennox, Curriculum Director; Michelle Powers, Brookings, Director of Special Education; and Rhonda Gross, Arlington, Middle School Principal, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. 
SC 5recognizing and honoring South Dakota Farmers Union for its 100th birthday. 
SC 9Commending and honoring the 2014 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
SC 10Honoring the Howard High School Football Team for its 2014 9A State Championship. 
SC 11Honoring the Madison High School Boys Basketball Team for its 2014 Boys State A Basketball Championship. 
SC 15Honoring the Dakota Valley High School Dance Team for winning the 2014 Class A Dance Grand State Title for the fifth year in a row. 
SC 17Recognizing the 136th anniversary of the Fort Robinson Outbreak and commending the Annual Fort Robinson Memorial Breakout Run. 
SC 21recognizing and commending the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow, the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America. 
SC 26Commending and honoring Vern DeGeest on his retirement from teaching, coaching, and administrating after fifty-four years in South Dakota schools. 
SCR 1Commending the improvements to health care in South Dakota achieved by the system of care established by the community-based Mission: Lifeline initiative. 
SCR 4Urging Congress to support equity and sales tax fairness. 
SCR 5Supporting a stronger South Dakota-China relationship. 
SCR 6to direct the Department of Education to ensure South Dakota students are well-versed in civics and government. 
SCR 7Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers. 
SJR 1Making formal application to Congress to call an Article V convention of the states for the sole purpose of proposing a federal balanced budget amendment. 
HB 1001establish a wine direct shipment license and wine carrier license to enable the direct shipments of certain wine in South Dakota. 
HB 1002make an appropriation to the Department of Revenue to provide for the electronic submission of reports and taxes related to alcoholic beverages and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1003repeal the alcohol wholesaler tax and to increase the occupational tax on certain alcoholic beverages. 
HB 1004authorize the direct sale of distilled spirits from artisan distillers to retailers and wholesalers. 
HB 1071revise the number of signatures required for a nominating petition for sanitary district trustees. 
HB 1074revise certain notice requirements for reporting motor vehicle accidents. 
HB 1078adopt the South Dakota Nonprofit Corporation Act. 
HB 1095provide access to abandoned cemeteries and private burying grounds. 
HB 1101ensure local control over curriculum and methods of instruction. 
HB 1115increase the maximum property tax levy for the pension fund of a school district. 
HB 1120revise the provisions related to phase in rate plans for plant additions. 
HB 1121authorize township boards to establish speed zones on township roads. 
HB 1122authorize township boards to designate certain roads as no maintenance roads. 
HB 1123authorize alcoholic beverages to be sold, served, and consumed in certain on-sale licensees during an extended period of time. 
HB 1137exclude the passing time between classes in the number of hours required in the school term for secondary students. 
HB 1153expand the definition of teleconference to include certain meetings conducted through electronic text colloquy and to require the retention of certain records of text colloquy meetings for public inspection. 
HB 1162enact the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Compact. 
HB 1166prohibit the use of tanning devices by minors. 
HB 1167authorize municipalities, counties, and school districts to post certain information on the internet in addition to or in lieu of certain publication requirements. 
HB 1181authorize the manufacture of cider in certain amounts. 
HB 1182limit the number of apprentices to be supervised by an electrician. 
HB 1201revise certain provisions regarding planning and zoning. 
HB 1203provide for a state assessment and report on the effects of implementing the Clean Air Act. 
HC 1002Honoring Hunter Paulsen, a senior at Elk Point-Jefferson High School, for his outstanding accomplishments in the sport of cross country. 
HC 1010honoring Elizabeth Spier of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Girls State Governor, and John Dannenbring of Yankton, 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. 
HC 1012Congratulating and commending the Hamlin High School football team for winning the 2014 State 9B Football Championship. 
HC 1015Honoring senior Chris Pollema of Dakota Valley High School on his academic success. 
HC 1030Honoring Sheriff Mike Leidholt for his years of dedication, exemplary service, and service as President of the National Sheriffs' Association. 
HC 1031Honoring the 2015 Huron High School Speech and Debate Team on their outstanding performance. 
HC 1032Honoring the 75th anniversary of the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™, and recognizing Deadwood as "The Historic Jewel of the Black Hills." 
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. 
HC 1036Honoring and Commending Abbigail Boner of Castlewood, South Dakota, for receiving a 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
HCR 1002Supporting the continued operation of the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery. 
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. 
HJR 1002making a formal application to the President of the United States, that the President grant a presidential pardon to Peter L. Larson. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled