Supporting Veterans, the Military, and Law Enforcement

Jessica is the Vice-Chair of the Senate Military and Veterans Affairs Committee. She recognizes the sacrifice of those who have served in all branches of the armed forces, past and present. She supports law enforcement and their work to provide citizens with a crime-free environment. 

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I am the Prime Sponsor for SB 151, An Act to make an appropriation to provide for the infrastructure to support Ellsworth Air Force Base and to declare an emergency. This bill is an opportunity for the South Dakota Legislature to further the exciting new developments happening at the Ellsworth Air Force Base and in the City of Box Elder related to the B-21 Bomber program. The City is preparing for the influx of approximately seven thousand new residents that will accompany this program at the Base...

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bill that provides $5.8 million for infrastructure improvements in Box Elder will be considered Monday by the Joint Committee of Appropriations after it was deferred Wednesday by a 10-8 vote.

Sen. Jessica Castleberry, R-Rapid City, introduced Senate Bill 151, which provides funds to help the community support Ellsworth Air Force Base as it prepares for the arrival of the B-21 Raider, a bomber that is now under development....

Senator Castleberry supports military, veterans, and law enforcement in 2021

Senator Castleberry prime sponsored:

SB 151 make an appropriation to provide for infrastructure to support Ellsworth Air Force Base and to declare an emergency.

Senator Castleberry co-sponsored

SB 180 revise certain provisions regarding revenues generated by and donations to the South Dakota State Veterans Cemetery, and to declare an emergency.

SB 181 make an appropriation for road improvements leading to the State Veterans Cemetery and to declare an emergency.

SB 188 make an appropriation to the Department of Veterans Affairs for the South Dakota State Veterans Cemetery and to declare an emergency.

HB 1080 increase the enhanced penalty for the crime of simple assault.

HB 1081 increase the penalty for protection order violations.

SB 144 make an appropriation to provide for a crisis stabilization unit and to declare an emergency.

SB 148 establish the crime of torture of a human trafficking victim and provide a penalty therefor.

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