Representative James Schaefer — 2019


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


Email: James.Schaefer@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesVice-Chair TTh 7:45 AM Room 414 
EducationMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 413 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1007restrict the term of conservation easements. 
SC 8Honoring Harold Thune and Jerald Applebee of Murdo for their individual accomplishments, as well as their efforts and involvement with the Annual Jones County Invitational Basketball Tournament. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1065allow student midwives to practice the functions of a nurse practitioner or nurse midwife in certain instances. 
HB 1067designate POW/MIA Recognition Day as a working holiday. 
HB 1086revise certain provisions relating to the publication of certain records by cooperatives. 
HB 1100authorize the use of certain gold and silver coins as legal tender. 
HB 1118revise certain provisions regarding special motor vehicle license plates for veterans with disabilities. 
HB 1119establish a school-to-work grant program in the Department of Education and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1121require the publication of information on the number of veterans and veterans with service-connected disabilities employed by South Dakota state government. 
HB 1123increase the surcharge on certain hunting licenses for predator control purposes, approve temporary funding provisions relating to predator control, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1124provide for the appointment of members of the South Dakota Pulse Crops Council. 
HB 1135regulate access to and use of public waters on public and private property. 
HB 1151extend general immunity from liability for directors and officers of certain nonprofit fire and ambulance departments and to limit certain actions for personal injury or death. 
HB 1152revise certain provisions relating to the administrative office and to the appointment and direction of the executive director of the South Dakota Wheat Utilization, Research and Market Development Commission. 
HB 1156revise certain provisions concerning nonresident waterfowl licenses. 
HB 1160clarify certain penalty provisions relating to damage caused by wildlife to land, livestock, or crops. 
HB 1166reward teachers in school districts that have a low percentage of graduates in need of remediation upon entering higher education, and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1167restructure the policy advisory committee for animal damage control. 
HB 1168increase certain levies relating to predator control districts. 
HB 1173establish an education property tax credit program. 
HB 1176define truancy. 
HB 1177criminalize the failure to return rented or leased property and to provide a penalty therefor. 
HB 1178appropriate money to the South Dakota Board of Regents - Agricultural Experiment Station to implement a research investment program. 
HB 1181enhance animal and livestock sustainability. 
HB 1187provide alternative brand inspection procedures for certain rodeo livestock. 
HB 1191provide for the issuance of additional retail fireworks licenses. 
HB 1203allow nonpublic schools to obtain state accreditation without adhering to any Common Core standards. 
HB 1204require the Board of Education to obtain legislative approval before adopting any further Common Core standards, and to repeal a provision requiring the board to conduct certain public hearings. 
HB 1210restrict state involvement in certain tribal aspects of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. 
HB 1221provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. 
HB 1233grant limited immunity for the provision of voluntary medical services under certain circumstances. 
HC 1005Commending and honoring the 2012 Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
HC 1006Honoring the City of Whitewood, South Dakota, on its one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary as an incorporated city. 
HC 1016Honoring George Zahn and his wife for their many years of public service to the municipality of Worthing. 
HC 1017Commending and honoring the 2011-2012 Girls AA Mitchell High School Kernel Basketball Team for winning the State AA Girls Basketball Championship. 
HC 1019Recognizing and honoring the South Dakota Arthritis Foundation for its efforts to raise awareness and work towards the prevention and cure of arthritis in children and adults. 
HC 1020Honoring the memory of Don Hight. 
HC 1022Honoring the South Dakota Department of Agriculture for one hundred ten years of promoting, protecting, preserving, and improving South Dakota's agriculture for today and tomorrow. 
HC 1024Commending and congratulating Bridger Gordon, age twelve, of Whitewood on achieving national recognition for exemplary volunteer service by receiving a 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
HC 1025Recognizing Saturday, July 27, 2013, as the National Day of the American Cowboy. 
HC 1056Honoring those persons who encourage children to read and those children who participate in the Read Across America Program that builds awareness and supports reading programs in our homes and communities. 
HC 1070Honoring the memory of Milo Smith. 
HC 1085Honoring and thanking Bernie and Myrna Hunhoff and their family for the contributions of South Dakota Magazine to the state of South Dakota. 
HCR 1001in opposition to certain actions by animal rights groups to undermine agricultural producers. 
HCR 1002Urging the United States Supreme Court to revisit the Roe v. Wade case and to overturn its decision. 
HCR 1003Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. 
HCR 1004Expressing support for the 2013 South Dakota coordinated plan for natural resources conservation. 
HCR 1006Petitioning the President of the United States and the Department of State to authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline. 
HCR 1007endorsing Taiwan's participation as an observer in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the twenty-ninth anniversary of sister state relations with the Province of Taiwan in the Republic of China (Taiwan). 
HCR 1011Encouraging pedestrians and bicyclists to wear brightly colored clothing when using a public highway and for motorists to watch for pedestrians and bicyclists. 
HR 1001endorsing the induction of Tom C. Miller into the PRCA Rodeo Hall of Fame. 
SB 6determine whether factors affecting productivity should be applied if the actual use of agricultural land does not correspond to the soil classification standards. 
SB 80reinstate certain provisions repealed in the Eighty-seventh Legislative Session regarding the accounting for federal impact aid. 
SB 88authorize the county to deny bids on county sales of tax deed properties if the bidder is not current on property taxes due. 
SB 92provide for the repair of property that has sustained damage when the materials are no longer available in the marketplace. 
SB 93revise certain provisions concerning requirements of fire sprinklers in single family dwellings. 
SB 94prohibit a social host from permitting the underage consumption of alcoholic beverages on the social host's premises and to provide penalties therefor. 
SB 100establish a wine direct shipper permit and to provide for certain direct shipments of wine. 
SB 125provide for the award of joint physical custody of children under certain circumstances. 
SB 155establish a local government road improvement grant fund for the purpose of serving new agricultural facilities and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 164revise the compensation requirements payable to surface owners for exploration damages and to allow the payments to be made in multiple installments. 
SB 184revise the number of ownership acres necessary to qualify for certain big game hunting licenses to be used on a landowner's property. 
SB 185clarify the authority of the interim rules review committee. 
SB 188make an appropriation to fund the Teach for America grant program. 
SB 191increase state aid to education and revise certain provisions related to education funding. 
SB 201remove the requirement that fluoride be added to municipal water supplies. 
SB 208make an appropriation to rehabilitate certain state-owned rail lines. 
SB 225prohibit a person from keeping or maintaining a place allowing underage drinking and to provide penalties therefor. 
SB 233create the critical teaching needs scholarship program, to make an appropriation to the education enhancement trust fund to provide for the annual funding of the scholarships, and to declare an emergency. 
SC 2Commending Principal Dan Walsh for his years of service in education in South Dakota. 
SC 5Commending and congratulating Colton Manville, Trevor Mahoney, and Dean Laganiere, students at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, for qualifying for the Olympics of Computer Science which will take place in Russia. 
SC 13Honoring the crew of North Carolina Air National Guard, MAFFS (Modular Airborne FireFighting System) 7, 145th Airlift Wing, Charlotte, North Carolina. 
SC 14honoring Molly Hermann of Sturgis, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Ty Wiley 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. 
SC 16Commending and honoring Gale Lundberg on his retirement from teaching and coaching for fifty years in South Dakota schools. 
SC 20Commending and honoring the White River Tigers Boys Gold Team on being champions of the 2012 Boys State Class B Golf Tournament. 
SC 29Honoring Courtney Peterson of Sisseton, South Dakota, as the recipient of the 2012 Miss Rodeo America First Runner-up Award. 
SCR 1Urging action by Congress on agricultural issues and the federal farm bill. 
SCR 3Urging the members of the South Dakota Congressional delegation to sponsor and support legislation granting states the authority to require sellers, regardless of nexus, to collect sales and use taxes if certain tax simplification and streamlining thresholds are met by the states. 
SCR 5Commending the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) pilot program at Wagner Community School, and honoring Sage Zephier for delivering the student address for the JAG National Leadership Awards Luncheon in Washington. 
SCR 6Requesting the Congress of the United States to enact legislation that would reinstate the separation of commercial and investment banking functions that were in effect under the Glass-Steagall Act (Banking Act of 1933). 

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