Representative James Schaefer — 2017


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

HCR 1013To urge the United States Department of State to approve the presidential permit application allowing the construction and operation of the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline between the United States and Canada. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1065revise certain provisions regarding the liability of persons for certain business debts. 
HB 1069repeal and revise certain provisions related to campaign finance and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1088revise certain provisions regarding required stops at railroad crossings. 
HB 1118eliminate the need to prove the use of force, fraud, or coercion in the human trafficking of minors. 
HB 1135provide certain provisions requiring plaintiffs in certain civil suits to cover certain court costs. 
HB 1136revise certain election recount provisions. 
HB 1139revise certain provisions concerning adverse possession of certain real property. 
HB 1150provide for the issuance of certain hunting licenses to nonresident military veterans at the resident rate. 
HB 1164revise certain provisions regarding violations of county and municipal ordinances. 
HB 1189prohibit dismemberment abortions and to provide a penalty therefor. 
HB 1200revise certain provisions regarding contributions to ballot question committees. 
HC 1004Honoring Raina Grimsley of Mitchell, South Dakota, Girls State Governor, and Max Hawkins of Renner, 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. 
HC 1005Commending the entire South Dakota Army National Guard on being awarded a first place gold finish in the 2016 Army Communities of Excellence Awards. 
HC 1014Honoring the city of Mobridge for being included in the 2017 Governor's Awards for Outstanding Support of the Arts by an Organization or Business. 
HC 1015Honoring Mel Chandler for his outstanding service to the State of South Dakota. 
HC 1017Posthumously honoring the life, character, and achievements of Bob Hanson. 
HC 1024Commending and honoring the South Dakota Department of Transportation on the one hundredth anniversary of its creation. 
HC 1025Honoring Phyllis Perkovich for her outstanding commitment and service to the South Dakota legislative page program and the youth of South Dakota. 
HC 1026Honoring Laura Ingalls Wilder's 150th birthday and the celebration of this milestone in De Smet, South Dakota. 
HCR 1007Strengthening and expanding sister-state ties between South Dakota and Taiwan; supporting the signing of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and a Bilateral Investment Agreement (BIA) with the United States; and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile. 
HJR 1001Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election an amendment to Article XXI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to fishing, hunting, and trapping. 
HJR 1002To apply for a convention of states under Article V of the Constitution of the United States to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government and limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government. 
SB 73provide a special tribal veteran license plate for certain motor vehicles. 
SB 74exempt the elected members of the governing board of any federally recognized Indian tribe from the requirement to register as lobbyists. 
SB 118allow for special motor vehicle license plates depicting the Dignity sculpture. 
SB 125revise the list of organizations that may approve and accredit a nonpublic school. 
SB 126require the Department of Education to use a competitive bidding process when acquiring academic assessments. 
SB 136permit and regulate the practice of licensed certified professional midwives. 
SB 139provide for the permitting of waterfowl outfitters, and to dedicate fees and surcharges paid by waterfowl outfitters for use on certain game production areas. 
SC 21Posthumously honoring the life, character, and achievements of Bob Hanson. 
SC 29Celebrating and honoring the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Sioux Tribe's annual wacipi celebration on the occasion of its 150th anniversary on June 30, July 1, and July 2, 2017. 
SCR 1Inviting President Donald J. Trump to visit the State of South Dakota, and most especially to visit Mount Rushmore Memorial and Crazy Horse Memorial. 
SCR 2Supporting the electoral college system. 
SCR 3Recognizing the outstanding public service of President James Monroe. 
SCR 4Recognizing and finding that pornography is a public health crisis leading to a broad spectrum of individual and public health impacts and societal harms. 
SCR 5Endorsing the induction of Howard Hunter, Sr. into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. 
SCR 11Opposing physician-assisted suicide. 
SCR 14Urging the Governor to fuel the state fleet with premium E-30 fuel. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled