Senator Chuck Welke — 2014


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Party: Democrat
Term: New Member
District: 02
Counties: Brown, Clark, Hamlin, Spink
Occupation: Retired Educator


Session Committees

EducationMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 423 
Retirement LawsMember Call of Chair 3:00 PM Room 412 
TaxationMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 423 

Interim Committees

Highway Needs and FinancingMember 
Retirement LawsMember 

Prime Sponsor

SB 131provide that a truancy complaint is grounds to refuse a certificate for excuse from school attendance. 
SC 14Honoring Warner High School athletic teams on their outstanding performances in the 2013 season, resulting in the achievement of the Class B KELO Cup. 
SC 15Honoring the 2013 Warner High School Girls Basketball Team on their victorious performance at the 2012-2013 Class B South Dakota High School Girls Basketball State Tournament 
SC 16Honoring the Warner High School Volleyball Team for an excellent season and for its victorious performance at the 2013 Class B State Volleyball Tournament. 
SC 21Honoring and commending Dial-A-Move Relocation Services of Aberdeen, South Dakota, for receiving the 2013 Enterprise Award from the American Moving and Storage Association. 
SC 31Honoring Dalton Howe as a recipient of the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
HB 1079authorize certain lighting on vehicles operated by ambulance service personnel. 
HB 1160revise provisions and requirements relating to certain environmental complaints. 
HB 1172require certain legislative meetings to be open to the public. 
HB 1193establish certain requirements relating to in situ leach mining. 
HB 1210expand Medicaid eligibility. 
HB 1218authorize school districts to use certain tax levies for pension and health insurance purposes. 
HB 1230revise certain provisions concerning the county tax levy for highways and bridges and to permit counties to levy the existing highway and bridge reserve fund tax to make necessary road and bridge improvements. 
HB 1249revise the required hours in a school term for certain grade levels. 
HB 1260extend the time period for a party to object to a written confirmation of certain grain contracts before the written confirmation is sufficient to indicate a contract for sale has been made between the parties. 
HCR 1013Commemorating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and "The Star Spangled Banner", and recognizing the historical significance, heroic human endeavor, and sacrifices of members of the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Revenue Marine Service, and state militias, during and since the War of 1812. 

Co Sponsor

SB 81prohibit the possession of certain items in jails, to provide a penalty therefor, and to revise the penalty for the procurement of certain items into a jail. 
SB 94appropriate money in order to fund the fiscal year 2014 health insurance shortfall for Board of Regents employees compensated from tuition, fees, and other funds, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 103establish certain civil penalties for tampering or removing any highway marker, sign, or control device and to distribute the revenue from such civil penalties. 
SB 113revise the minimum suspension requirements for students participating in extracurricular activities. 
SB 117establish a county highway capital improvement fund and to levy a capital improvement property tax for county highways, secondary roads, bridges, and culverts. 
SB 119update and revise the statutes relating to the South Dakota Board on Geographic Names. 
SB 122provide for certain insurance coverage for the treatment of hearing impairments for persons under the age of nineteen. 
SB 125prohibit registered sex offenders from loitering in certain areas. 
SB 126regulate the sale of raw milk for human consumption. 
SB 127make an appropriation to fund the Teach for America grant program. 
SB 145encourage schools to provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. 
SB 151revise the appointment process for the State Veterans Home superintendent. 
SB 156revise the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula. 
SB 163prohibit a social host from permitting the underage consumption of alcoholic beverages on the social host's premises and to provide penalties therefor. 
SB 165develop a systematic process for the performance management review of state agencies. 
SB 169provide for access to and use of public waters on public and private property and to protect private property rights for the citizens of South Dakota. 
SB 171recognize certain federal forms as sufficient to direct the disposition of the body of a servicemember. 
SB 173provide authority to establish special purpose districts for libraries. 
SB 174revise the bank franchise tax apportionment of income provisions. 
SB 175revise certain bank franchise tax provisions regarding net income and net operating losses. 
SB 178include the definition of the term, qualified student applicant, in the need-based grant fund. 
SC 2Congratulating and honoring Sara Bakken on being named Outstanding Young Music Educator. 
SC 23Honoring the 2013 Andes Central High School Girls Golf Team. 
SC 26Honoring and commending Millicent Atkins for her boundless generosity and selfless nature. 
SC 33Honoring Nathan Duerre as a recipient of the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
SCR 4Celebrating and honoring the Historic Homestake Opera House in Lead on the occasion of its centennial on August 31, 2014. 
SCR 6Expressing the Legislature's support for citizens and communities in eastern South Dakota impacted by severe high water conditions over the last two decades. 
SCR 7Expressing support for all South Dakota high school students learning and practicing the basic skills of hands-only Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) prior to graduation. 
SJR 3To refer to the voters the question of whether the state should expand Medicaid pursuant to the Affordable Care Act. 
HB 1002revise the state aid to general education formula to include an adjustment for certain school districts that increase the length of the school term. 
HB 1003revise the definition of the index factor in the state aid to education formula to include a minimum annual percentage increase of two percent. 
HB 1004set the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula for school fiscal year 2015. 
HB 1064repeal certain obsolete provisions and references concerning weather modification programs. 
HB 1071change the procedure for a minor boundary change. 
HB 1097revise the criteria for classifying property as agricultural land. 
HB 1100prohibit the use of certain photo monitoring devices to detect red light violations. 
HB 1131clarify that a credit card is not required to establish a revolving credit account. 
HB 1136limit the authority of delegates to a limited Article V convention to vote for unauthorized amendments contrary to legislative instructions and to provide a civil fine for the violation thereof. 
HB 1140permit townships to levy a capital improvement property tax for secondary roads, bridges, and culverts. 
HB 1149lower 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 1155allow a court to vacate certain convictions if the offense was committed as a result of human trafficking. 
HB 1158provide medical care for certain unborn children. 
HB 1159revise the documentation requirements for designation as a veteran on driver licenses, permits, and nondriver identification cards. 
HB 1161establish a cause of action for wrongful human trafficking. 
HB 1163authorize farm mutual insurers to invest funds in certain stocks and market funds. 
HB 1165adopt the Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act. 
HB 1174provide a death benefit for certain public safety officers killed in the line of duty. 
HB 1181allow for the requirement of a certification of health from an employee of a school. 
HB 1184declare the fourth Saturday in July Day of the American Cowboy. 
HB 1185revise certain provisions relating to nonresident waterfowl licenses. 
HB 1186establish the elements of the crimes of witness intimidation and to provide penalties therefor. 
HB 1188revise the manner in which the Governor is to make appointments to legislative vacancies. 
HB 1189prohibit certain business entities and affiliated persons from making political campaign contributions to state officeholders or candidates if the business entity does contractual business with certain state agencies. 
HB 1195revise the membership requirements and election procedures for members of the South Dakota Wheat Commission. 
HB 1202revise the index factor in the state aid to general education formula. 
HB 1207repeal certain provisions, commonly known as the gag law, prohibiting certain disclosures by a state agency of information concerning a private entity. 
HB 1216compensate school districts for funding shortfalls by increasing the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula over the next three years. 
HB 1217provide oversight of the immigrant investor program. 
HB 1224create a Legislative Economic Development Investigative and Oversight Committee, to provide for its composition and duties, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1226create a work-share program available to employers during times of economic distress. 
HB 1232clarify certain provisions relating to the issuance of permits for outdoor advertising signs, displays, or devices. 
HB 1235revise the state aid to education formula for school fiscal years 2015 and 2016. 
HB 1242revise certain provisions concerning the township snow removal reserve fund. 
HB 1261authorize the Transportation Commission to award grants to replace, repair, and renovate county and township bridges and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HC 1020Commending and honoring Ms. Bethany Buell Firsick, 2013 National Champion Pole Vaulter. 
HC 1021Commending and honoring Alexa Duling, a 2013 Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship recipient. 
HC 1023Commending and honoring the 2013 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
HC 1027Commending several of Lincoln High School's athletic programs whose participants, through hard work and devotion, excelled on the field and in the classroom, never took their eyes off the prize, and as a result, were rewarded with state championships. 
HC 1031Congratulating and commending the White River High School Boys Basketball Team for its State B Championship and successful 2012-2013 season. 
HC 1032Honoring the 2013 Todd County Boys Cross Country Team. 
HC 1033Honoring Kerri Young of Mitchell, South Dakota, on her outstanding achievement in Mitchell High School girls basketball. 
HC 1034Honoring and commending the 2013 Avon High School Football Team. 
HC 1050Honoring the Madison High School Boys Basketball Team for its 2013 Boys State A Basketball Championship. 
HC 1051Commending and honoring the West Central High School Band for its accomplishments. 
HC 1052Commending and honoring the West Central High School FFA chapter. 
HC 1060Commending the West Central High School Girls Soccer Team for its 2013 State Soccer Championship. 
HCR 1001Encouraging school districts to build on their individual strengths by working together with other school districts to provide a rich educational opportunity for all students. 
HCR 1002Recognizing the teacher shortage in this state and the difficulties school districts in South Dakota face in attracting and retaining qualified teachers. 
HCR 1004Recognizing Hot Springs as "The Veterans Town." 
HCR 1012Recognizing the honor and remember flag as the designated symbol of South Dakota's concern and commitment to honoring and remembering all members of the United States Armed Forces who have lost their lives while serving, or as a result of service, and their families. 
HJR 1007To refer to the voters the question of whether the state should expand Medicaid pursuant to the Affordable Care Act. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled