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 
State AffairsMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 414 

Prime Sponsor

SB 96revise the expense reimbursement for members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. 
SB 97provide for the automatic removal of all petty offenses, municipal ordinance violations, and Class 2 misdemeanor charges or convictions from background check records after ten years under certain conditions. 
SB 140eliminate life sentences for defendants under the age of eighteen at the time of the crime. 
SB 154provide a penalty for fleeing from a law enforcement officer. 
SB 164revise certain residency requirements for voter registration. 
HB 1093revise certain provisions that prohibit a defendant from contacting a victim before a court appearance. 
HB 1102allow for additional time to review certain competitive sealed bids. 
HCR 1015Commending Taiwan's presidential election; supporting Taiwan's efforts to secure entry to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the signing of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the Bilateral Investment Agreement (BIA) with the United States; and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile and for strengthening and expanding sister-state ties between South Dakota and Taiwan. 

Co Sponsor

SB 64revise the voting authority of an alderman. 
SB 65revise the procedure for a municipal recall petition. 
SB 69require accredited schools to accept transfer credits for courses taken by students from other accredited schools during the summer and to declare an emergency. 
SB 70require certain private cemeteries to file an annual financial report. 
SB 71revise the provisions regarding the issuance of small game licenses and fishing licenses to certain veterans at reduced fees and to revise certain provisions regarding special pheasant hunts for disabled veterans. 
SB 75establish 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 declare an emergency. 
SB 78deposit money in the permanent school fund based on certain acres of school and public lands open to public hunting. 
SB 81create the paraprofessional tuition assistance scholarship program. 
SB 82establish the Native American achievement schools grant program. 
SB 85revise certain provisions regarding motorcycle license plates. 
SB 90ensure that members of the public are able to access and record public meetings. 
SB 92continue a math pilot project at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 93revise certain provisions regarding the homestead exemption. 
SB 98revise and repeal certain provisions regarding pork production. 
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 109require counties to conduct random checkpoints for overweight vehicles as a condition of receiving funds from the bridge improvement grant fund. 
SB 110revise certain provisions regarding motor vehicle fuel not specifically taxed under the fuel excise tax. 
SB 111revise certain provisions regarding the application of the county wheel tax. 
SB 113revise provisions related to the operation of a bicycle on a roadway. 
SB 114make an appropriation for certain costs related to the commissioning of the USS South Dakota and to declare an emergency. 
SB 127revise certain provisions regarding the requirements for placement of a utility facility across a railroad right-of-way. 
SB 138authorize the construction of a nursing home facility in Rosebud, South Dakota. 
SB 142authorize certain disclosures of mental health information to law enforcement. 
SB 143require the Legislative Planning Committee to implement a performance management review process. 
SB 156establish certain requirements and protections regarding transportation network companies. 
SB 158revise provisions related to restitution in cases involving juveniles and to declare an emergency. 
SB 163require the disclosure of certain cumulative contracts with the state. 
SC 1Celebrating and honoring Tabor's annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its sixty-eighth anniversary on June 16, 17, and 18, 2016. 
SC 6Honoring Allyson Monson of Clark, South Dakota, Girls State Governor, and Andrew Flannery of Elk Point, 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 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 1To show support for family caregivers. 
HB 1056revise certain provisions relating to the veterans' preference in employment. 
HB 1057revise the rule-making authority of the South Dakota Commission on Gaming. 
HB 1062permit an order changing the name of a minor child without prior publication in certain instances. 
HB 1063revise provisions regarding required notice of relocation of a minor child when a protection order is in place. 
HB 1066revise certain provisions regarding the public notice for a meeting of a public body. 
HB 1069revise certain provisions related to genetic counselor licensure. 
HB 1072revise the process by which the administrator to the retirement system may receive an additional salary adjustment. 
HB 1083change the taxation method used in the sale of certain off-road vehicles and require that the sale of these vehicles be by licensed vehicle dealers. 
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 1098revise certain provisions regarding the exemption of motor vehicles from the motor vehicle excise tax. 
HB 1104revise certain provisions regarding the practice of dental hygiene. 
HB 1116authorize municipalities to impose an additional sales and use tax for a limited period of time for a specified use. 
HB 1118limit the amount of instructional time that may be spent administering statewide academic assessments. 
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 1125limit the ability of a person to obtain a concealed pistol permit related to the restoration of civil rights and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1126exempt certain entities from provisions related to money lending licenses. 
HB 1138revise provisions related to the enhanced permit to carry a concealed pistol. 
HB 1140revise certain provisions regarding county zoning. 
HB 1155prohibit a state board member from self-dealing in certain contracts with the state. 
HB 1163revise the periods of time during which veterans may use tuition benefits at institutions under the control of the Board of Regents. 
HB 1178authorize township boards to prohibit the operation of certain off-road vehicles along township highways. 
HB 1186revise certain provisions relating to the practice of dentistry and to dental corporations. 
HB 1224facilitate participation by South Dakota residents in an ABLE savings program. 
HB 1238revise the powers and duties of the Executive Board of the Legislative Research Council. 
HB 1244revise provisions related to the sex offender registry 
HC 1004Recognizing the achievements of Victoria "Tori" Johnson of Elk Point. 
HC 1007Recognizing Sabrina Swee for her excellence and achievements in the area of culinary arts. 
HC 1012Recognizing and honoring the bravery of South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Zachary Bader. 
HC 1022Congratulating and honoring the 2016 South Dakota First Tech Challenge Robotics Team "Loading...". 
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 1005Urging the federal government to refrain from enacting regulations that threaten the reliability and affordability of electric power in the northern great plains. 
HCR 1017Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial and mutually beneficial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled