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


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 

Interim Committees

Retirement LawsMember 
State-Tribal RelationsChair 

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. 
SC 51Honoring Ernest Stevens, Jr. for his generosity and efforts with the Great Plains Christmas Drive. 
SC 53Celebrating the memory and homecoming of Sergeant Philip James Iyotte and honoring him for his selfless service and ultimate sacrifice during the Korean War. 
SC 54Honoring and congratulating Nash Hutmacher for winning the Class "A" South Dakota State Wrestling Tournament in 2017 and 2018. 
SCR 17Supporting and encouraging the continued evaluation of the Native American achievement school program at Todd County Middle School. 
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 1285revise certain provisions 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 information provided to 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 Minnehaha County, to create a veterans cemetery fund, 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 166repeal certain provisions regarding the inspection of moisture and protein-measuring devices. 
SB 173establish certain provisions regarding microbreweries and malt beverage manufacturers. 
SB 181provide for the Servicemember Firearms Protection Act. 
SB 182revise certain provisions regarding the crime of rape. 
SB 183provide funds to the precision agriculture fund by revising the allocation of petroleum release compensation and inspection fee revenues and online lottery revenues and to repeal the ethanol fuel fund. 
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. 
SC 40Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing on being awarded the Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque. 
SC 41Commending and honoring the service and sacrifice of Army Corporal Branden Stackenwalt of Rapid City to our country and to soldiers recovering from post traumatic stress disorder. 
SC 46Commending Reverend William (Billy) F. Graham, Jr. for his life of evangelistic ministry and efforts to reach the world with the gospel of Christ. 
SC 47Congratulating and honoring Laurie Macziewski on her retirement from thirty-seven years of teaching at Madison Elementary School. 
SC 48Commending and honoring Chris Nilsen, who represented team USA as a pole vaulter at the IAAF World Championship in London, England. 
SC 49Commending and honoring Emily Grove, who represented team USA as a pole vaulter at the IAAF World Championships in London, England. 
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 1257designate certain highways by townships and counties as no maintenance highways. 
HB 1264authorize the construction of the precision agriculture building and certain renovations at South Dakota State University, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
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, ambulance service, or health care facility 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. 
HC 1016Commending the entire South Dakota Army National Guard on being elected as the overall winner in the 2017 Army Communities of Excellence Awards. 
HC 1017Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 155th Engineer Company on being awarded the Itschner Award and the Reserve Family Readiness Award. 
HC 1020Commending the Department of Game, Fish and Parks and the landowners of South Dakota on thirty years of partnership to provide public hunting access through the Walk-In Area program. 
HC 1021Honoring and thanking Bonnie Luecke for her thirty-one years of dedicated service to Detachment 780, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, at South Dakota State University. 
HC 1022Commending and honoring Shannon Tjaden for being selected as the 2017-18 Elementary Teacher of the Year by the Society for Health And Physical Educators (SHAPE) of South Dakota. 
HC 1023Recognizing and congratulating Oran Sorenson on his induction into the State Wrestling Hall of Fame. 
HC 1026Honoring Sylvan Vigness, a veteran of the United States Navy, who received a Purple Heart for injuries sustained during the Second World War for his outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the people of the State of South Dakota and the United States. 
HC 1027Honoring and thanking Spink County Deputy Sheriff Jason Kraft for his brave and honorable service and his heroic life saving actions. 
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 Mervin "Billy" Mills, also known as Tamakoce Tek'hila, 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. 
HCR 1013Amending the Joint Rules to require a majority vote to disapprove a commemoration. 
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

No Hearings Scheduled