Senator Mike Vehle — 2009


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Party: Republican
Term: Other House
District: 20
Counties: Aurora, Davison, Jerauld
Occupation: Retired


Session Committees

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 412 
JudiciaryMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 413 
TransportationChair MWF 7:45 AM Room 423 

Interim Committees

Long-term Highway Needs and Department of Transportation...Vice-Chair 
Rules ReviewMember 

Prime Sponsor

SB 10increase the excise tax on motor vehicles. 
SB 11repeal the reduction of motor vehicle license fees for certain older motor vehicles. 
SB 158provide for the recall of certain officials in third class municipalities. 
SB 180revise certain provisions concerning statements submitted by organizations making contributions to ballot questions committees. 
SB 200provide for a tax on the wholesale price of certain fuel and to increase the fuel excise tax. 
SB 201increase certain fees on motor vehicles and to increase the fuel excise tax on certain fuel used by motor vehicles. 
SC 22Commending Steve Morgan for his election as South Dakota Sportscaster of the Year for 2008. 
SC 24Celebrating the life of Gerhard Storm of Mitchell, South Dakota, on the occasion of his 90th birthday. 
HB 1006create a Highway Finance Task Force to study long-term highway needs and to reform the method of financing highways in the state. 
HB 1007increase certain noncommercial and commercial motor vehicle license fees and to increase the fuel excise tax on certain fuel used by motor vehicles. 
HB 1142appropriate money for an adult farm and ranch management program. 
HB 1188require that five percent of the qualified electors in one-half of the counties sign initiative and referendum petitions. 
HB 1207provide for the reduction of certain sentences upon provision of substantial assistance from the recipient. 
HB 1227increase license fees for certain noncommercial motor homes and trailers. 
HB 1228require mopeds used on public highways to be titled and licensed as a motorcycle and to increase license fees for motorcycles. 
HB 1266impose a tax on the gross receipts of advertising services, to create the education advertising gross receipts tax fund, and to deposit the advertising gross receipts tax revenue in the education advertising gross receipts tax fund. 
HB 1292provide for the impoundment of certain motor vehicles for failure to maintain liability insurance and driving with a suspended or revoked driver license. 

Co Sponsor

SB 78provide for a plan to be presented to the Legislature regarding the need for additional drug courts and certain other correctional issues. 
SB 103provide for the primary enforcement of the seat belt law. 
SB 105require the State Brand Board to provide certain reports and information and to provide for Senate confirmation for Brand Board members. 
SB 106revise certain provisions regarding the distribution of funds to sparse school districts, and to appropriate funds to distribute to sparse school districts. 
SB 108exclude parole agents from concealed weapons permit requirements. 
SB 115revise certain provisions related to the initiation of modifications to county comprehensive plans. 
SB 117revise certain budgetary provisions relating to certain funds received from the federal government. 
SB 126revise certain provisions regarding school attendance. 
SB 141establish certain requirements regarding the siting of certain wind turbine towers. 
SB 181make an appropriation for the support of the state fair. 
SC 1Honoring and supporting Czech Days in Tabor, South Dakota, on the occasion of its sixty-first anniversary. 
SC 5Commending and honoring the 2008 Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota "Habitat Supporters of the Year": Ward Cheney, Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity - Rapid City; Paul Evenson and Rob Boniface, Brookings Area Habitat for Humanity - Brookings: St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Dacotah Tipis Habitat for Humanity - Ft. Thompson; Paul Johnson, East Central South Dakota Habitat for Humanity - Lake and Moody Counties; Wells Fargo Financial, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls - Sioux Falls; First United Methodist Church, Hub Area Habitat for Humanity - Aberdeen; Nystrom Electrical Contracting, Inc., Oahe Habitat for Humanity - Pierre; State Bank of Eagle Butte, Okiciyapi Tipi Habitat for Humanity - Eagle Butte; Habitat for Humanity - SD, Sicangu Tikaga Okiciyapi Habitat for Humanity - Mission; Prairie Lakes Healthcare System, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Watertown Region - Watertown; Martin Mazourek, Habitat for Humanity of Yankton County - Yankton; and Larson Manufacturing and Larson Family Foundation, Habitat for Humanity - SD. 
SC 8Honoring Earv Archambeau, son of Rita and the late Merv Archambeau of Avon, South Dakota, for his outstanding accomplishments as a high school athlete. 
SC 11Honoring Sioux Falls Washington, Armour, Bonesteel-Fairfax, Bridgewater, DeSmet, Edgemont, Emery, Harding County, Harrisburg, Hot Springs, Lake Preston, Lyman, McIntosh, Waubay, and White Lake High Schools for their recognition by News & World Report's rankings of the nation's top high schools. 
SC 12Honoring Chairman Michael Jandreau of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe for his dedication and lifelong service to his tribe, state, and nation. 
SC 13Honoring Malcom Chapman of Rapid City as the 2008 winner of the South Dakota Municipal League Excellence in Municipal Government Award. 
SC 15Honoring Anna Joy Thvedt, of Beresford, South Dakota's Junior Miss 2009. 
SC 18Commending and honoring the 2008-2009 Madison High School Lady Bulldogs Gymnastics Team for its fifteenth consecutive state championship title in Class A Gymnastics and for setting the national record for consecutive gymnastics state championships. 
SC 23Honoring Dr. Sam Holland, State Veterinarian, for his many years of service to the State of South Dakota. 
SC 25expressing the Legislature's respect and appreciation for the sixteen years of devoted service by Gil Koetzle, the first and only legislator in the history of South Dakota to be term limited out of the House of Representatives and the Senate. 
SC 26Honoring Valerie Melmer for her outstanding commitment and service to the South Dakota legislative page program and the youth of South Dakota. 
SC 30Honoring the life of Elsa Marie Winter Siefken of Wessington, South Dakota, on the occasion of her one hundredth birthday. 
SC 32Congratulating and honoring Delaney Tyon, the Nastar National Ski Champion. 
SC 33Commending and congratulating the Philip High School Lady Scotties Basketball Team for earning a trip to the State Class B Girls' Basketball Tournament for the first time in the school's history.  
SC 34Congratulating and honoring Jami Fralick, a native of Martin, South Dakota, for his eighth place finish in the Bassmaster Classic. 
SCR 6Supporting certain health screening programs sponsored by the South Dakota Lions Foundation. 
SCR 8urging the members of the State Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board to amend its treatment of certain food coupons, certificates, and other documentation as gross receipts. 
SJR 2Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article VI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the utilization of English as the official language. 
HB 1094require applicants for licensure as real estate brokers, broker associates, salespersons, property managers, residential rental agents, auctioneers, home inspectors, and timeshare agents and such licensees who are the subject of a disciplinary investigation to submit to a state and federal criminal background check. 
HB 1095include the improper influence of a real estate appraisal by a real estate licensee to the acts constituting unprofessional conduct. 
HB 1112establish certain restrictions and requirements related to encumbrances on wind easements. 
HB 1114allow a broker to form certain business entities under certain conditions. 
HB 1115increase the education requirement for broker associate license. 
HB 1116require post-licensing education for broker associates. 
HB 1126revise certain provisions regarding a private applicator of pesticides becoming a qualified driver for the purpose of motor carrier safety. 
HB 1137establish certain eligibility requirements for purchasers of houses sold through the Governor's house program. 
HB 1140make an appropriation from the railroad trust fund for the construction of a railroad siding. 
HB 1166provide for DNA testing for certain inmates for the purposes of determining whether they may have been wrongfully convicted. 
HB 1173appropriate money for the Northern Crops Institute. 
HB 1184clarify provisions dealing with the initiative process. 
HB 1205permit an applicant for a responsible broker's license to complete the required fifteen hours of education beyond the broker associate level after licensure as a responsible broker. 
HB 1212revise certain requirements of written contract documents for public improvements. 
HB 1214remove certain speed restrictions for certain vehicles hauling agricultural products or livestock. 
HB 1246revise certain provisions relating to service of garnishee summons, affidavit, and garnishment disclosure. 
HB 1259limit the amount that may be charged for obtaining copies of medical records if the request is made pursuant to Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income claims. 
HB 1260require that a request for proposals be issued for certain state contracts for professional services. 
HC 1001Honoring Coach Don Meyer for becoming the most winning coach in men's college basketball. 
HC 1002Commending and honoring the 2008 Habitat for Humanity—South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year: Ward Cheney, Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity - Rapid City; Paul Evenson and Rob Boniface, Brookings Area Habitat for Humanity - Brookings; St. Joseph's Catholic Church, DacotahTipis Habitat for Humanity - Ft. Thompson; Paul Johnson, East Central South Dakota Habitat for Humanity - Lake and Moody Counties; Wells Fargo Financial, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls - Sioux Falls; First United Methodist Church, Hub Area Habitat for Humanity - Aberdeen; Nystrom Electrical Contracting, Inc., Oahe Habitat for Humanity - Pierre; State Bank of Eagle Butte, Okiciyapi Tipi Habitat for Humanity - Eagle Butte; Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota, Sicangu Tikaga Okiciyapi Habitat for Humanity - Mission; Prairie Lakes Healthcare System, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Watertown Region - Watertown; Martin Mazourek, Habitat for Humanity of Yankton County - Yankton; Larson Manufacturing and Larson Family Foundation, Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota. 
HC 1017Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters' BB Gun Team as International Champions. 
HC 1018Honoring Dr. Robert V. Burns on thirty-five years of outstanding service to the South Dakota Legislative Internship Program. 
HC 1020Honoring Elizabeth Volzke as a Prudential Spirit of Community Award recipient. 
HC 1022Honoring Milo Smith of Pierre for his service to the South Dakota Legislature. 
HC 1023Commending the Platte-Geddes High School Black Panthers Boys' Basketball Team for winning the 2008 State A Boys' Basketball Championship. 
HC 1027Honoring Terry Woster for his contributions to South Dakota journalism and culture and for forty years of reporting on the South Dakota State Legislature. 
HC 1040Recognizing the South Dakota State University Women's Basketball Team on its outstanding athletic and academic achievements. 
HCR 1001Urging Congress to pass a well-funded, multi-year federal highway program in a timely manner. 
HCR 1002To honor and congratulate Barack Obama, the forty-fourth President of the United States of America. 
HCR 1014Urging awareness and support for reading programs in our homes and communities. 
HCR 1016Urging the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the Western Area Power Administration to avoid overly restrictive wildlife criteria and overly burdensome procedural requirements that create unnecessary delays in the siting of wind energy development projects. 

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