Senator Troy Heinert — 2020


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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 634
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 

Prime Sponsor

SB 66provide for the creation and funding of Oceti Sakowin community-based schools. 
SB 126provide civil remedies for certain construction permits issued by the Public Utilities Commission. 
SB 127transfer certain funds, make an appropriation to provide horse racing relays, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 128revise entities who may contribute to a political committee. 
SB 129prohibit the cancellation or nonrenewal of a health insurance policy for a preexisting condition. 
SB 146revise provisions related to tribal identification cards. 
SB 159provide that Native American populations be protected in the legislative redistricting process. 
SB 160authorize the construction and operation of a nursing home facility in Moody County, South Dakota, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 179revise the legal notice process. 
SR 701In support of rescinding the Medals of Honor given to United States soldiers for the involvement and participation of the soldiers in the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890. 
HB 1093establish a pipeline liability fund, to authorize a special fee for extraordinary expenses, and to make a continuous appropriation therefor. 
HB 1132create a Commission on Indian Affairs. 
HB 1143prohibit school districts from using school or athletic team names, mascots, or nicknames that are determined to be racially derogatory or discriminatory. 
HC 8005Honoring and commending Police Officers Teil Glaus and Garrett Harmon, Highway Patrol Trooper Josh De Wild and Chief Deputy Sheriff Tory Engel on their heroic response and life-saving actions at the scene of an airplane crash in Chamberlain. 
HCR 6002Supporting the repeal of the Sioux - Dakota Removal Act. 

Co Sponsor

SB 3revise certain provisions regarding documents of the Legislature. 
SB 53provide for a discount to senior citizens for state parks and recreation areas. 
SB 63establish certain provisions regarding pore spaces. 
SB 64prohibit capital punishment for any person suffering from a severe mental illness. 
SB 73exempt certain persons from the requirement to publish name changes. 
SB 90revise the distribution of motor fuel tax revenue, create a small structure and large culvert fund, provide for the use and administration of the fund, and to make an appropriation thereof. 
SB 97title vehicles older than thirty years with no existing record. 
SB 102provide certain procedures regarding the effect of initiated measures and amendments. 
SB 114require an incentive program to provide diversion opportunities for certain substance abuse offenses. 
SB 115revise the penalty for the ingestion of certain controlled substances. 
SB 124to revise provisions regarding group pheasant hunts for disabled veterans. 
SB 162provide limitations on the use of lighting equipment while hunting. 
SC 801Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its seventy-second Anniversary. 
SC 803Commending the Bare Bodkins Theatre Company for their hard work and dedication to producing professional and accessible Shakespeare productions in Sioux Falls. 
SCR 603Recognizing the importance of gun safety. 
SJR 501Proposing and submitting to the voters an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, providing for wagering on sporting events and to revise provisions regarding certain municipal proceeds of gaming revenues. 
HB 1001repeal certain provisions regarding the organization of the Legislature. 
HB 1002revise certain provisions regarding documents of the Legislature. 
HB 1003repeal certain provisions regarding legislative employees. 
HB 1095revise requirements regarding hunting mentors. 
HB 1101provide for the reinstatement of a driver license under certain conditions. 
HB 1112authorize the hiring of law enforcement officers by the South Dakota State Brand Board and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1217establish a nonbeneficiary student scholarship program for certain students attending tribally controlled colleges and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1227make an appropriation for the rural veterinary medical education program and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1231authorize premium cigars to be shipped and transported and modify tax provisions pertaining to premium cigars. 
HC 8001To honor and commend Chief Justice David Gilbertson for his dedicated services to his community and state. 
HC 8002Commending and honoring the 2018-2019 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: JOEL JORGENSON, Madison Central, School Superintendent; DON LYON, Spearfish, Middle School Principal; PAUL LUNDBERG, Brandon Valley, School Business Official; MATT ALLEY, West Central, Elementary School Principal; JOE CHILDS, Mitchell, Secondary School Principal; DAVE PREHEIM, Tea, Assistant High School Principal; MICHAEL AMOLINS, Harrisburg, Curriculum Leader; WENDY OTHEIM, Brookings, Director of Special Education, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. 
HC 8003Recognizing the thirtieth anniversary of Native American Day. 
HC 8011Commending and honoring Renee Ullom, a member of the Brandon Valley School District Board of Education, on her selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota for 2019. 
HC 8012Recognizing Peace Corps volunteers and returned volunteers for their service to our country and the world. 
HC 8013To commend and acknowledge the Ground Works and South Dakota Agriculture in the Classroom as a South Dakota educational nonprofit that incorporates interactive computer activities, youth summer camps, and teaching gardens to deliver hands-on lessons in STEAM education, agriculture literacy, health and wellness, and student leadership. 
HC 8016Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing of Sioux Falls for being awarded the Meritorious Unit Award and Winston P. Wilson Trophy for 2019. 
HC 8017Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 139th Brigade Support Battalion of Brookings for being awarded the Major General Milton A. Reckard Trophy and General Walter T. Kerwin Jr. Award for 2019. 
HC 8018Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 153rd Forward Support Company of Huron on being awarded the National Guard Association of the United States' General John J. Pershing Trophy. 
HC 8019Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 730th Area Support Medical Company of Vermillion on being awarded the National Guard Association of the United States' Certificate of Victory. 
HCR 6013Urging all South Dakotans to participate in the 2020 United States Census. 

Hearings

02/24 02:00 PM SenateSB 66provide for the creation and funding of Oceti Sakowin community-based schools. 
02/24 03:30 PM Senate Military and Veterans AffairsSR 701In support of rescinding the Medals of Honor given to United States soldiers for the involvement and participation of the soldiers in the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890. 
02/24 02:00 PM SenateSB 160authorize the construction and operation of a nursing home facility in Moody County, South Dakota, and to declare an emergency. 

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