Representative James Schaefer — 2018


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 

Prime Sponsor

HC 1019To honor and celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Vermeer Corporation and their contribution to the farming industry. 
SC 54Honoring and congratulating Nash Hutmacher for winning the Class "A" South Dakota State Wrestling Tournament in 2017 and 2018. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1102revise certain provisions regarding the use and display of the great seal of South Dakota. 
HB 1103require state agencies to comply with the appropriate display or use of the state seal. 
HB 1115revise certain provisions regarding crop liens. 
HB 1120provide equal access for all students to activities sponsored by the South Dakota High School Activities Association or school districts. 
HB 1121revise the fees for certain on-sale and off-sale retail liquor licenses. 
HB 1123prohibit certain persons suffering from a severe mental illness from receiving capital punishment. 
HB 1131authorize certain road district trustees and employees to receive compensation under a district contract. 
HB 1139revise the applicability of adverse possession to certain partition fences. 
HB 1162provide for the placement of a proposed constitutional amendment on the ballot at a special election held at the same time as the next primary election, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1166revise certain provisions regarding waivers recommended by the School Finance Accountability Board. 
HB 1174revise certain provisions regarding rights for crime victims. 
HB 1179provide for permanent daylight savings time. 
HB 1191provide the State-Tribal Relations Committee certain subpoena power. 
HB 1195revise certain provisions regarding refunds of motor vehicle license fees. 
HB 1196revise certain provisions regarding verification of residency of petition circulators. 
HB 1197prohibit public school administrators from participating in collective bargaining. 
HB 1198prohibit school districts from compensating official labor union representatives or negotiators. 
HB 1199prohibit collective bargaining by employees of the Board of Regents. 
HB 1205require certain health benefit plans to provide coverage to persons with a serious medical condition for certain dental care services. 
HB 1213revise certain provisions regarding telephone and telegraph corporations. 
HB 1214revise certain provisions regarding the State Conservation Commission and conservation districts. 
HB 1228provide for the crime of aggravated rape and provide a penalty therefor. 
HB 1257designate certain highways by townships and counties as no maintenance highways. 
HB 1258revise certain provisions regarding aviation. 
HB 1259revise certain provisions regarding political party conventions. 
HB 1266provide funds for the purpose of increasing wages for certain employees of community support providers and nursing facilities. 
HB 1268provide for revised dates to prefile legislation. 
HB 1274increase the tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products and to appropriate the revenues. 
HC 1001Honoring Arlene Kvislen for her outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the State of South Dakota, the Legislature, and the South Dakota House of Representatives. 
HC 1005Honoring the South Dakota Association of Rural Water Systems, Inc. on being named 2017 State Association of the Year. 
HC 1011Congratulating Augustana University on its 100th anniversary in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and recognizing the university's continued impact on students and communities throughout the state. 
HC 1015Honoring Brian Garrett for his outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the Oglala Lakota people. 
HC 1016Commending the entire South Dakota Army National Guard on being elected as the overall winner in the 2017 Army Communities of Excellence Awards. 
HC 1017Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 155th Engineer Company on being awarded the Itschner Award and the Reserve Family Readiness Award. 
HC 1020Commending the Department of Game, Fish and Parks and the landowners of South Dakota on thirty years of partnership to provide public hunting access through the Walk-In Area program. 
HC 1021Honoring and thanking Bonnie Luecke for her thirty-one years of dedicated service to Detachment 780, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, at South Dakota State University. 
HC 1028Honoring the life and public service of former State Representative Hal Wick on the occasion of his death on March 7, 2018. 
HCR 1003Promoting a resilient and healthy Black Hills forest through endorsement of the forest management principles identified in "Black Hills Resilient Forest Strategy" published December 2017. 
HCR 1006Commemorating the life of George Speaker Mickelson and calling for a bust of Mickelson to be displayed in the lobby of the State House of Representatives. 
HCR 1010Recognizing and honoring William Mervin "Billy" Mills, also known as Tamakoce Tek'hila, for his unselfish and loyal contributions to the State of South Dakota and to his country. 
HCR 1011Making formal application to the United States Congress to lawfully enable the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide per diem reimbursement to eligible veterans in need of assisted living services. 
HJR 1003Rescinding House Joint Resolution 1001, adopted by the Ninetieth Legislature of the State of South Dakota. 
HJR 1004Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next election a Constitutional amendment to revise certain provisions relating to the rights of crime victims. 
HJR 1006Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to amendments to the Constitution. 
SB 72revise certain provisions regarding historical license plates for motor vehicles. 
SB 73authorize a vehicle dealer to lease space in the common area of a shopping mall for displaying new vehicles. 
SB 80establish term limits for members of the Board of Regents. 
SB 86revise certain requirements when a local unit of government sells surplus property through a real estate broker. 
SB 91authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide for the design, construction, and equipping of a state veterans cemetery in Minnehaha County, to create a veterans cemetery fund, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 94establish certain provisions regarding the opportunity scholarship program. 
SB 150provide property tax relief through the creation of the property tax relief fund. 
SB 162prohibit school lunch shaming. 
SB 163require certain reports in the event of an oil spill. 
SB 164prohibit certain instances of inserting a urinary catheter without consent of the patient. 
SB 166repeal certain provisions regarding the inspection of moisture and protein-measuring devices. 
SB 171provide for the taxation of severed mineral interests and to provide for the extinction of de minimis claims through the utilization of tax deeds. 
SB 181provide for the Servicemember Firearms Protection Act. 
SB 182revise certain provisions regarding the crime of rape. 
SC 8Honoring and commending Rick Williamson for his service to our state and nation and for his service as state commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. 
SC 25Honoring and recognizing Myron Sonne for his outstanding commitment and service to Mitchell Technical Institute and to the young minds of South Dakota. 
SC 37Honoring and congratulating Nash Hutmacher for winning the 285 pound weight class at the 2017 State Class A Wrestling Tournament. 
SC 40Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing on being awarded the Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque. 
SC 46Commending Reverend William (Billy) F. Graham, Jr. for his life of evangelistic ministry and efforts to reach the world with the gospel of Christ. 
SC 48Commending and honoring Chris Nilsen, who represented team USA as a pole vaulter at the IAAF World Championship in London, England. 
SC 49Commending and honoring Emily Grove, who represented team USA as a pole vaulter at the IAAF World Championships in London, England. 
SCR 9Strengthening the sister-state ties between the State of South Dakota and the Republic of China (Taiwan), supporting the signing of a Bilateral Trade Agreement between Taiwan and the United States, and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile. 
SJR 4Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election a new section to Article XII of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the creation and administration of a trust fund with the net receipts from certain unclaimed property. 
SJR 5Proposing and submitting to the voters an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota regarding the maximum annual change in general fund appropriations. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled