Senator Troy Heinert — 2019


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Minority Leader

Party: Democrat
Term: Incumbent
District: 26
Counties: Brule, Buffalo, Jones, Lyman, Mellette, Todd
Occupation: Rancher/Rodeo Cowboy

Home Address:
PO Box 348
27192 272 Ave.
Mission, SD 57555

Home: 605-856-5045
Capitol: 605-773-3821


Email: Troy.Heinert@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 412 
EducationMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 423 
State AffairsMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 414 

Interim Committees

State-Tribal RelationsMember 

Prime Sponsor

SB 125revise the General Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2019 to fund the literacy intervention program. 
SB 126revise certain provisions regarding the common language of the state and to recognize the official indigenous language of the state. 
SB 139prohibit the publication of false information in certain political advertisements. 
SB 140provide for the increase of higher education enrolled members of the nine federally recognized tribes in South Dakota at regental institutions. 
SB 145revise provisions regarding the vesting of title to a removal agency. 
SB 146revise certain provisions regarding licenses for speech-language pathology services. 
SB 183revise certain provisions regarding buffer strips. 
SC 12Commending and honoring Shane O'Connell for his success and achievement in national and international rodeo competitions. 
SCR 10Urging the United States Congress to amend the Dakota Removal Act of 1863. 
SR 1Urging the President and United States Congress to act quickly to end the ongoing federal government shutdown. 
HB 1147establish a tribal flag display on the capitol grounds. 
HB 1148create a Commission on Indian Affairs. 
HB 1149provide an appropriation for the Native American achievement schools grant program. 
HB 1150establish a nonbeneficiary student scholarship program for certain students attending tribally controlled colleges and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1151permit certain acts at a school honoring or graduation ceremony. 
HB 1220accommodate legislation to enhance education. 
HB 1236revise certain provisions regarding health insurance coverage. 
HC 1008Recognizing February as Black History Month and South Dakota's rich history of African American achievements. 

Co Sponsor

SB 63increase the penalty for a subsequent conviction for trespass to hunt, fish, or trap. 
SB 65provide for the construction, renovation, improvement, remodeling, alteration, addition to and repairing of courthouses, jails, incarceration reduction facilities, and other necessary buildings. 
SB 66remove the right of an annexing municipality to acquire service territory of an electric utility. 
SB 68define certain acts as misbranding of food products. 
SB 70revise certain provisions regarding hospital liens. 
SB 71prohibit capital punishment of any person with severe mental illness. 
SB 78exempt certain medical providers from licensure. 
SB 80make an appropriation to the Equal Access to Our Courts Commission. 
SB 90revise provisions regarding certain financial interest statements filed by persons elected to state or local office. 
SB 91revise certain provisions regarding open meeting requirements. 
SB 92revise certain provisions regarding the signature requirements for municipal elections. 
SB 99establish certain provisions regarding commercial security deposits. 
SB 105distribute a portion of tourism promotion funds to the special racing revolving fund and the South Dakota-bred racing fund. 
SB 117authorize Spanish to be used in the process of issuing certain driver licenses and permits. 
SB 129exempt motor vehicles owned by licensed ambulance services from certain motor vehicle registration fees. 
SB 136provide for the utilization of telehealth by a health care professional. 
SB 137provide for the payment of claims for covered services provided by a health care professional via telehealth. 
SB 144remove certain sanctions regarding public assistance for certain felony drug offenders. 
SB 148provide for state employee protection from retaliation for certain communications. 
SB 150revise the penalty for possession of substances containing cannabis intended for consumption other than by smoking or inhalation. 
SB 154authorize the production and transport of saltwater crustaceans. 
SB 160provide for calculations of sales tax revenues from sellers located outside of the state. 
SB 164establish procedures for the investigation of certain missing and murdered indigenous persons. 
SB 184revise certain provisions regarding certification of utility permits. 
SB 186prohibit the cancellation or nonrenewal of a health insurance policy for a preexisting condition. 
SC 10Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Volleyball Team for their outstanding athletic performance upon winning the 2018 Summit League Tournament Championship. 
SC 11Commending and honoring Carla McMurry-Kozak, a high school English teacher at Vermillion High School, on being named English Teacher of the Year by the South Dakota Council of Teachers of English and Speech Communication Association. 
SC 13Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Cross Country Team for their outstanding athletic performance in winning their fifth consecutive Summit League Championship. 
SC 14Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Basketball Team for their outstanding athletic performance in winning their third regular season Summit League Championship in four years. 
SC 16Honoring the life of John Knebel. 
SC 29Honoring Lois Henry for her outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the State of South Dakota and the South Dakota Legislature. 
SCR 6Urging the President of the United States to make agricultural exports a priority and protect agricultural products from all current and future tariffs. 
SCR 7Directing the Executive Board to create a fifteen-member task force to study and make legislative proposals regarding alternatives to imprisonment for those convicted of the crime of ingestion of controlled substances. 
SCR 8Requesting Congress to lawfully change the Medicaid eligibility requirements to give states the option to provide Medicaid services to persons in jail pending disposition. 
SJR 2Proposing and submitting to the voters an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, providing for wagering on sporting events. 
HB 1053revise the value of gifts permitted for certain insurance advertising or promotional programs. 
HB 1054revise certain provisions regarding the possession of firearms on certain vehicles. 
HB 1078revise certain provisions regarding the repair of sidewalks within a municipality. 
HB 1079allow a person to perform plumbing work on the person's own property without a license and establish a fee. 
HB 1088prohibit the use of certain electronic devices while driving. 
HB 1090provide for the establishment of commercial property assessed clean energy programs. 
HB 1092revise certain provisions regarding campaign finance disclosure reports. 
HB 1104revise certain provisions regarding the consideration of joint physical custody of a minor. 
HB 1111provide for professional or occupational licensure for certain active duty military personnel and spouses. 
HB 1112provide for certain persons to carry a concealed pistol or revolver without a permit. 
HB 1120appropriate funds for forest health and resilience. 
HB 1121repeal certain provisions regarding health inspections of food service establishments. 
HB 1124require health care facilities that perform mammography to inform mammography patients on breast density. 
HB 1146revise provisions related to unclaimed property. 
HB 1153revise certain provisions on the protection of historic properties. 
HB 1157revise provisions regarding challenges to candidate nominating petitions. 
HB 1161revise certain provisions regarding the issuance of temporary permits for the use of public water. 
HB 1175establish the Early Learning Advisory Council. 
HB 1188revise provisions regarding fertilizer inspection fees. 
HB 1191legalize the growth, production, and processing of industrial hemp and derivative products in the state. 
HB 1201revise provisions regarding group pheasant hunts for disabled veterans. 
HB 1213require a feasibility study and actuarial analysis on long-term care services and supports. 
HB 1221revise administrative rule to add palmer amaranth as a prohibited noxious weed seed. 
HB 1230add clergy to the list of mandatory reporters for suspected child abuse or neglect. 
HB 1231revise certain provisions regarding emergency commitment. 
HB 1237establish the duty to collect data and share information on missing and murdered indigenous persons. 
HB 1238revise provisions regarding training on missing and murdered indigenous persons. 
HB 1239revise certain provisions regarding temporary permits for the use of public water. 
HB 1240revise certain provisions regarding water permits. 
HB 1241establish certain provisions regarding training for human trafficking prevention. 
HB 1242include opossums within the definition of predator. 
HB 1243revise provisions regarding hate crimes. 
HB 1244provide for the disclosure of certain documents and records of public officials. 
HB 1269temporarily revise the statute of limitations for bringing a civil action for certain cases of child sexual abuse. 
HC 1002Honoring the life of Beverly Smith. 
HC 1003Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers and recognizing March 2019 as National Social Work Month. 
HC 1004Honoring and commending Myron Floren, for his service to the state of South Dakota through his exemplary work as an accordionist. 
HC 1006Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its seventy-first anniversary on June 13, 14, and 15, 2019. 
HC 1007Honoring Calico Ducheneaux of Mobridge, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Seamus Duffy of Sioux Falls, 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. 
HJR 1001Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota regarding appointments to fill legislative vacancies. 
HJR 1007To refer to the voters the question of whether the state should expand Medicaid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. 

Hearings

02/20 07:45 AM House EducationHB 1149provide an appropriation for the Native American achievement schools grant program. 
02/20 07:45 AM House EducationHB 1150establish a nonbeneficiary student scholarship program for certain students attending tribally controlled colleges and to make an appropriation therefor. 
02/20 03:00 PM House State AffairsHB 1236revise certain provisions regarding health insurance coverage. 
02/20 07:45 AM House EducationHB 1220accommodate legislation to enhance education. 
02/21 10:00 AM Senate Agriculture and Natural ResourcesSB 183revise certain provisions regarding buffer strips. 

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