Representative Mike Verchio — 2013


Picture of Representative Mike Verchio

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 30
Counties: Custer, Fall River, Pennington
Occupation: Retired


Session Committees

State AffairsMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 414 
TransportationChair TTh 10:00 AM Room 413 

Interim Committees

Education Funding Formula StudyMember 
State-Tribal RelationsMember 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1064provide for certain methods of disbursement for school district flexible spending accounts. 
HB 1140revise the schedule for payment of excise taxes for farm wineries. 
SB 78revise certain provisions relating to medical requirements for intrastate drivers transporting passengers and to update certain references to federal statutes. 
SB 88authorize the county to deny bids on county sales of tax deed properties if the bidder is not current on property taxes due. 
SB 130revise certain provisions concerning absentee voting. 
SB 151clarify the maintenance responsibilities on unimproved section lines. 
SB 156authorize township boards to increase the front foot assessment for road maintenance, repairs, and improvements and to revise certain provisions concerning road districts established by townships. 
SB 157revise the distribution from the wind energy tax fund. 
SB 165provide authority to establish special purpose districts for libraries. 
SB 219revise the fuel excise tax rate for liquid petroleum gas, compressed natural gas, and liquefied natural gas. 
SB 220revise certain procedures for the vacation, change, or location of public highways. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1065allow student midwives to practice the functions of a nurse practitioner or nurse midwife in certain instances. 
HB 1066continue the current rate of the gross receipts tax imposed on visitor-related businesses. 
HB 1067designate POW/MIA Recognition Day as a working holiday. 
HB 1068repeal certain provisions relating to the deferral of action by municipalities on committee reports. 
HB 1084designate Purple Heart Recognition Day as a working holiday. 
HB 1086revise certain provisions relating to the publication of certain records by cooperatives. 
HB 1087provide for the creation of school sentinel programs and for the training of school sentinels. 
HB 1089require statewide livestock ownership inspection. 
HB 1091establish certain provisions regarding the labeling of motor fuel at a retail fuel pump and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1100authorize the use of certain gold and silver coins as legal tender. 
HB 1117revise the definition of a temporary special events lot for the purposes of vehicle dealer licensing. 
HB 1118revise certain provisions regarding special motor vehicle license plates for veterans with disabilities. 
HB 1121require the publication of information on the number of veterans and veterans with service-connected disabilities employed by South Dakota state government. 
HB 1124provide for the appointment of members of the South Dakota Pulse Crops Council. 
HB 1130define certain terms relating to bail bonds. 
HB 1131revise the property exempted from levy in bankruptcy cases. 
HB 1132include wolves in the definition of predator/varmint. 
HB 1141revise certain provisions regarding certain motor vehicle dealer license plates and permits. 
HB 1143create a leased residential property classification and to establish the school district general fund levy for the property classification. 
HB 1144permit the euthanization of wildlife that have been seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents. 
HB 1145provide that road-killed animals are in the public domain and to provide the means of possession. 
HB 1147transfer the administration and supervision of all trapping statutes and rules to the Department of Agriculture. 
HB 1148revise certain provisions relating to the checking of traps and removal of caught animals. 
HB 1151extend general immunity from liability for directors and officers of certain nonprofit fire and ambulance departments and to limit certain actions for personal injury or death. 
HB 1152revise certain provisions relating to the administrative office and to the appointment and direction of the executive director of the South Dakota Wheat Utilization, Research and Market Development Commission. 
HB 1153exempt certain environmental upgrade values from assessment during construction and to provide a sunset clause for the environmental upgrade exemption. 
HB 1156revise certain provisions concerning nonresident waterfowl licenses. 
HB 1157increase certain penalties regarding the sale of petroleum products. 
HB 1158revise certain provisions relating to the posting of public notice for meetings of public bodies. 
HB 1159revise certain provisions relating to identity theft and employment. 
HB 1160clarify certain penalty provisions relating to damage caused by wildlife to land, livestock, or crops. 
HB 1166reward teachers in school districts that have a low percentage of graduates in need of remediation upon entering higher education, and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1167restructure the policy advisory committee for animal damage control. 
HB 1168increase certain levies relating to predator control districts. 
HB 1171exempt certain property from bankruptcy levy. 
HB 1172appropriate one-time funds for enhancement of secondary career and technical education. 
HB 1173establish an education property tax credit program. 
HB 1183establish a pilot program that uses home-based educational technology to prepare certain preschool children for school, and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1186remove a requirement that certain documents presented for driver licensing purposes be copied and retained. 
HB 1190prohibit the State of South Dakota and its political subdivisions from adopting and developing United Nations sponsored environmental and developmental policies that would infringe or restrict the private property rights of the owners of private property. 
HB 1191provide for the issuance of additional retail fireworks licenses. 
HB 1194revise the period during which fireworks may be discharged. 
HB 1195restrict the use of fireworks leaving debris on private property. 
HB 1196establish the rural economic development partnership program and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1199prohibit the sharing of patient records in a health information exchange by the state without written authorization from the patient. 
HB 1203allow nonpublic schools to obtain state accreditation without adhering to any Common Core standards. 
HB 1204require the Board of Education to obtain legislative approval before adopting any further Common Core standards, and to repeal a provision requiring the board to conduct certain public hearings. 
HB 1210restrict state involvement in certain tribal aspects of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. 
HB 1219amend the benefit allowance exempt from levy in bankruptcy cases. 
HB 1221provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. 
HB 1222provide that any federal law that attempts to ban firearms, to limit the size of firearm magazines, or to impose other limitations on firearms is unenforceable in South Dakota, to provide a penalty, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1224allow municipalities, counties, and school districts to post certain information on the internet in addition to or in lieu of certain publication requirements. 
HB 1229require municipalities to dedicate a portion of the municipal sales and use tax to support the funding of tax incremental districts. 
HB 1233grant limited immunity for the provision of voluntary medical services under certain circumstances. 
HB 1242make application under Article V of the United States Constitution for a Balanced Budget Amendment Convention. 
HB 1243protect employees from certain automatic deductions or transfers for the purpose of funding political contributions. 
HC 1001Commending and honoring Specialist James Furry for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Soldier of the Year. 
HC 1002Commending and honoring Sergeant Jacob Vissia for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. 
HC 1004Commending and honoring First Lieutenant Cody Becker for his selection as South Dakota Army National Guard Lieutenant of the Year. 
HC 1005Commending and honoring the 2012 Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
HC 1011Commending and honoring Senior Master Sergeant James D. Volden for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. 
HC 1012Commending and honoring Senior Airman Jared S. Mengenhausen for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Airman of the Year. 
HC 1013Commending and honoring Captain Nicole Franklin for her selection as South Dakota Air National Guard Lieutenant of the Year for 2012. 
HC 1014Commending and honoring Technical Sergeant Thomas N. Tomko for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. 
HC 1015Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team as National BB Gun Champions. 
HC 1017Commending and honoring the 2011-2012 Girls AA Mitchell High School Kernel Basketball Team for winning the State AA Girls Basketball Championship. 
HC 1019Recognizing and honoring the South Dakota Arthritis Foundation for its efforts to raise awareness and work towards the prevention and cure of arthritis in children and adults. 
HC 1020Honoring the memory of Don Hight. 
HC 1022Honoring the South Dakota Department of Agriculture for one hundred ten years of promoting, protecting, preserving, and improving South Dakota's agriculture for today and tomorrow. 
HC 1025Recognizing Saturday, July 27, 2013, as the National Day of the American Cowboy. 
HC 1027Honoring Hannah Higdon of Dupree, South Dakota, as a distinguished finalist for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
HC 1063Recognizing the fortieth anniversary of the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee. 
HC 1070Honoring the memory of Milo Smith. 
HC 1072Recognizing Representative Burt Tulson for his personal achievements and congratulating him on his induction into the South Dakota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame. 
HC 1085Honoring and thanking Bernie and Myrna Hunhoff and their family for the contributions of South Dakota Magazine to the state of South Dakota. 
HC 1095Honoring Calder Eschenbaum from Lake Preston High School. 
HC 1096Honoring Amanda Poppen from DeSmet High School. 
HC 1098Honoring Eugene Martin from DeSmet High School for his back to back state wrestling titles. 
HCR 1001in opposition to certain actions by animal rights groups to undermine agricultural producers. 
HCR 1002Urging the United States Supreme Court to revisit the Roe v. Wade case and to overturn its decision. 
HCR 1003Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. 
HCR 1004Expressing support for the 2013 South Dakota coordinated plan for natural resources conservation. 
HCR 1005Recognizing November 2013 as COPD Awareness Month. 
HCR 1006Petitioning the President of the United States and the Department of State to authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline. 
HCR 1007endorsing Taiwan's participation as an observer in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the twenty-ninth anniversary of sister state relations with the Province of Taiwan in the Republic of China (Taiwan). 
HCR 1011Encouraging pedestrians and bicyclists to wear brightly colored clothing when using a public highway and for motorists to watch for pedestrians and bicyclists. 
HR 1001endorsing the induction of Tom C. Miller into the PRCA Rodeo Hall of Fame. 
HR 1002Urging the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs to be proactive in facilitating the development of a South Dakota Veterans cemetery in eastern South Dakota and in working with the South Dakota Department of Human Resources to ensure that South Dakota veterans are afforded state employment opportunities. 
SB 70improve public safety. 
SB 72revise certain provisions concerning inspections of food service establishments by the Department of Health. 
SB 80reinstate certain provisions repealed in the Eighty-seventh Legislative Session regarding the accounting for federal impact aid. 
SB 89limit the liability of retail dealers in petroleum products under certain conditions. 
SB 92provide for the repair of property that has sustained damage when the materials are no longer available in the marketplace. 
SB 93revise certain provisions concerning requirements of fire sprinklers in single family dwellings. 
SB 96exempt certain school districts from the requirement to reorganize due to low enrollment. 
SB 114provide a definition of smoking and to permit smoking of hookah or shisha tobacco in certain licensed establishments. 
SB 122revise the dates for holding township board meetings. 
SB 125provide for the award of joint physical custody of children under certain circumstances. 
SB 126revise the provisions that authorize townships to combine the offices of the clerk and the treasurer. 
SB 139regulate certain market activity in a health exchange. 
SB 147revise certain provisions relating to domestic abuse and protection orders. 
SB 155establish a local government road improvement grant fund for the purpose of serving new agricultural facilities and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 158provide for the funding of educational programs for children in residential treatment centers, intensive residential treatment centers, or licensed group care centers. 
SB 164revise the compensation requirements payable to surface owners for exploration damages and to allow the payments to be made in multiple installments. 
SB 167require governmental bodies to keep minutes of executive or closed sessions and to define what circumstances the minutes be viewed by the public. 
SB 191increase state aid to education and revise certain provisions related to education funding. 
SB 199exempt certain property used for educational purposes from taxation. 
SB 200revise certain provisions concerning campaign finance. 
SB 205authorize the hunting of wolves in certain circumstances. 
SB 207make certain legislative findings concerning federal infringement on Second Amendment rights. 
SB 208make an appropriation to rehabilitate certain state-owned rail lines. 
SB 218establish a program to assist rural counties to recruit attorneys. 
SB 227revise provisions relating to the possession of firearms on snowmobiles. 
SC 3Commending and honoring the 2011-2012 outstanding school administrators of South Dakota: Bob Sittig, Baltic, School Superintendent; Jeff Rieckman, Haakon, Middle School Principal; Marcia Jackson, Hot Springs, School Business Official; Tim Kosters, Lead-Deadwood, Elementary School Principal; Rocky Brinkman, Andes Central, Secondary School Principal; Melinda Jensen, Brookings, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Tanya Rasmussen, Harrisburg, Curriculum Director; Chrissy Peterson, Meade, Director of Special Education for being named  
SC 4Honoring and commending the recipients of the Governor's Awards in the Arts. 
SC 5Commending and congratulating Colton Manville, Trevor Mahoney, and Dean Laganiere, students at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, for qualifying for the Olympics of Computer Science which will take place in Russia. 
SC 8Honoring Harold Thune and Jerald Applebee of Murdo for their individual accomplishments, as well as their efforts and involvement with the Annual Jones County Invitational Basketball Tournament. 
SC 10Commending and honoring the Warner Monarch Girls Volleyball Team on their 2012 Class B State Championship. 
SC 12Commending and honoring the Parker State Class B Boys Cross Country Champions. 
SC 13Honoring the crew of North Carolina Air National Guard, MAFFS (Modular Airborne FireFighting System) 7, 145th Airlift Wing, Charlotte, North Carolina. 
SC 14honoring Molly Hermann of Sturgis, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Ty Wiley of Sioux Falls, 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. 
SC 15Honoring the Kopriva family of Clark County as the 2012 Leopold Conservation Award recipient. 
SC 16Commending and honoring Gale Lundberg on his retirement from teaching and coaching for fifty years in South Dakota schools. 
SC 18Commending and honoring Parker Elementary School for receiving the National Blue Ribbon Award. 
SC 19Commending and honoring the White River Tigers Boys Basketball Team for its 2012 State Class B Basketball Championship. 
SC 32Honoring Paige McPherson for winning a bronze medal in Taekwondo during the 2012 summer Olympic Games. 
SCR 1Urging action by Congress on agricultural issues and the federal farm bill. 
SCR 3Urging the members of the South Dakota Congressional delegation to sponsor and support legislation granting states the authority to require sellers, regardless of nexus, to collect sales and use taxes if certain tax simplification and streamlining thresholds are met by the states. 
SCR 5Commending the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) pilot program at Wagner Community School, and honoring Sage Zephier for delivering the student address for the JAG National Leadership Awards Luncheon in Washington. 
SCR 6Requesting the Congress of the United States to enact legislation that would reinstate the separation of commercial and investment banking functions that were in effect under the Glass-Steagall Act (Banking Act of 1933). 
SJR 4Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article III, section 6 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, concerning term limits for legislators. 

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