Senator Troy Heinert — 2018


Picture of Senator Troy Heinert

Assistant Minority Leader

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

Home Address:
PO Box 348
28277 272nd Ave.
Mission, SD 57555

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

Email: Troy.Heinert@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 412 
EducationMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 423 
Retirement LawsMember Call of Chair 3:00 PM Room 412 
State AffairsMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 414 

Prime Sponsor

SB 76revise certain provisions regarding voter registration. 
SB 148revise the list of organizations that may approve and accredit a nonpublic school. 
SB 149redirect certain vehicle registration fees in counties with unorganized territory. 
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 186prohibit the cancellation or nonrenewal of a health insurance policy for a preexisting condition. 
SB 212revise certain provisions regarding the Bureau of Information and Telecommunications assistance to schools. 
SB 213revise certain education funding provisions. 
SC 37Honoring and congratulating Nash Hutmacher for winning the 285 pound weight class at the 2017 State Class A Wrestling Tournament. 
SR 1Confirming the legitimacy of, and South Dakota's support for, the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie. 
HB 1171establish a nonbeneficiary student scholarship program for certain students attending tribally controlled colleges and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1207revise certain provisions that prohibit the issuance of certain licenses and permits if a debt is being collected by the obligation recovery center. 
HB 1213revise certain provisions regarding telephone and telegraph corporations. 
HB 1222prohibit the sale of fireworks to certain persons and to create a penalty therefor. 
HB 1223create a moratorium on oil pipeline construction. 
HB 1224prohibit certain extractive activities in the Black Hills. 
HB 1226revise certain provisions regarding tax compacts with Indian tribes. 
HB 1227create a Commission on Indian Affairs. 
HB 1253require schools to provide instruction on South Dakota's tribal history, culture, and government. 
HB 1285accommodate legislation regarding community safety zones. 
HB 1301provide for the establishment of property assessed clean energy programs. 

Co Sponsor

SB 67permit a victim of child sex trafficking or exploitation to expunge any criminal or delinquency record obtained as a result of the victimization. 
SB 77revise certain provisions regarding required campaign finance disclosure statements submitted by ballot question committees. 
SB 84revise certain provisions regarding public records. 
SB 91authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide for the design, construction, and equipping of a state veterans cemetery in Sioux Falls, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 97provide a special motor vehicle license plate for certain women veterans. 
SB 100establish certain provisions related to grant monitoring and review and to revise certain record retention policies. 
SB 120require a minimum amount of paid sick leave for employees. 
SB 121prohibit employers from obtaining, seeking, or using certain prior salary information. 
SB 125clarify the authority of the Government Operations and Audit Committee to issue a subpoena. 
SB 129revise certain limitations and penalties concerning campaign contributions. 
SB 130make an appropriation to the building South Dakota fund and to provide for the disbursement thereof. 
SB 131create the career and technical education consortium grant program and the career and technical education consortium fund. 
SB 132establish the Early Learning Advisory Council. 
SB 133revise the retention of state fiscal records. 
SB 134provide for the transfer of funds from the future fund to the education enhancement trust fund for the purpose of funding needs-based grants. 
SB 135revise certain provisions regarding the collection of confidential communications records. 
SB 136authorize other languages to be used in the process of issuing certain driver licenses and permits. 
SB 137revise certain provisions regarding the minimum hunting age. 
SB 147authorize local governing bodies to establish the per diem rate for housing and development commissions. 
SB 151revise certain provisions regarding the sale of trailers at special events, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 159revise the designated use of the additional net revenue from sales taxes collected from certain remote sellers. 
SB 166revise certain provisions relating to moisture and protein content devices and the fee that may be charged for such devices. 
SB 173authorize malt beverage manufacturers to transfer a certain amount of product to certain retail facilities. 
SB 181provide for the Servicemember Firearms Protection Act. 
SB 182revise certain provisions regarding the crime of rape. 
SB 183authorize the Board of Regents to contract for the construction of a precision agriculture classroom and laboratory building and renovation of the first and second floors of Berg Agriculture Hall at South Dakota State University and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 185revise certain provisions regarding criminal record expungement. 
SB 188require certain groundwater observation wells in the event of an oil spill. 
SB 192provide for the disclosure of certain documents and records of public officials. 
SB 194revise certain provisions regarding registration fees of pesticide products and create the precision agriculture building fund. 
SB 195establish certain provisions regarding the state procurement process for internet, data, and telecommunications services. 
SB 196remove the statute of limitations for bringing a civil action for certain cases of child sexual abuse. 
SB 197revise certain provisions on the protection of historic properties. 
SB 205authorize the production and sale of industrial hemp. 
SB 206revise certain provisions to authorize for the inclusion of legislators in the South Dakota Retirement System. 
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 30Congratulating and honoring the 2017 Canton High School Girls Golf Team and Coach Jeff Keyman for their outstanding accomplishments in 2017. 
SC 35Honoring the 2018 South Dakota Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Youth of the Year finalists. 
SCR 1Honoring the memory and accomplishments of President Grover Cleveland. 
SCR 5Recognizing the tribal council of the Oglala Sioux Tribe in its petition to the Legislature for redress of grievances pursuant to the First Amendment of the United States Constitution and Article VI  
SCR 6Recognizing the seventieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 2018, and the celebration of Human Rights Day. 
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. 
SCR 14Encouraging Congress and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to overturn the rules regarding electronic logging devices. 
HB 1075authorize the Board of Regents to contract for the construction of the Madison Cyber Labs (MadLabs) and the demolition of Lowry Hall at Dakota State University, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1093authorize certain insurance transactions and policies in a language other than English. 
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 1113revise certain provisions regarding the vehicles required to stop at a state weighing station. 
HB 1115revise certain provisions regarding crop liens. 
HB 1119revise certain provisions regarding riparian buffer strips. 
HB 1136revise certain provisions related to cooperatives. 
HB 1153create certain protections and accommodations for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers in their places of employment. 
HB 1155create provisions regarding the language development of deaf and hard-of-hearing students. 
HB 1157authorize certain alcohol manufacturers and wholesalers to enter into sponsorship agreements with certain alcohol retail licensees. 
HB 1169revise certain provisions regarding the commissioner form of municipal government. 
HB 1195revise certain provisions regarding refunds of motor vehicle license fees. 
HB 1218establish an independent legislative redistricting commission. 
HB 1221expand the partners in education tax credit program to include tribally controlled schools on a federally recognized Indian reservation. 
HB 1225require notice and a hearing before the issuance of certain temporary water use permits. 
HB 1238lower the state sales and use tax on certain food items and to increase the rate of taxation for the sales and use tax on certain goods and services. 
HB 1245make an appropriation to the Equal Access to Our Courts Commission. 
HB 1249authorize the training of tribal law officers at the Law Enforcement Training Center. 
HB 1252prohibit certain government entities from restricting the wearing of tribal regalia during certain events. 
HB 1257provide for the abandonment of certain highways by townships and counties. 
HB 1264authorize the Board of Regents to contract for the construction of a precision agriculture classroom and laboratory building and renovation of the first and second floors of Berg Agriculture Hall at South Dakota State University and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1268provide for revised dates to prefile legislation. 
HB 1273revise certain provisions regarding convention facility on-sale licenses to sell alcoholic beverages. 
HB 1291revise the procedure to nominate candidates for the United States Senate. 
HB 1293increase the penalty for certain assaults committed against firefighters or ambulance service personnel while engaged in the performance of their duties. 
HC 1006Expressing gratitude and admiration for all the men and women who are in active military service, who are veterans, or who are or have been first responders in our state. 
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. 
HCR 1002Recognizing the great need and offering support for additional mental health services in western South Dakota. 
HCR 1005Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers and recognizing March 2018 as National Social Work Month. 
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 1008that tobacco, alcohol, and other drug marketing have no place in the lives of the children of the state. 
HCR 1009Encouraging awareness of alcohol as a direct cause of seven types of cancer and encourages the Department of Health to research potential awareness campaigns related to alcohol and cancer. 
HCR 1010Recognizing and honoring William Melvin "Billy" Mills, also known as Makata Taka Hela, 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 1009Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election an amendment to Article III of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, providing for state legislative redistricting by an independent commission. 

Hearings

02/20 02:00 PM House of RepresentativesSB 164prohibit certain instances of inserting a urinary catheter without consent of the patient. 
02/21 10:00 AM House JudiciaryHB 1285accommodate legislation regarding community safety zones. 
02/20 07:45 AM Senate EducationSB 213revise certain education funding provisions. 
02/20 02:00 PM House of RepresentativesSC 37Honoring and congratulating Nash Hutmacher for winning the 285 pound weight class at the 2017 State Class A Wrestling Tournament.