Senator Chuck Welke — 2017


Picture of Senator Chuck Welke

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

Home Address:
PO Box 166
Warner, SD 57479-0166

Home: 605-229-1467
Capitol:
Business:

Session Committees

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

Prime Sponsor

SB 227revise provisions relating to the possession of firearms on snowmobiles. 
SB 228enhance the Public Utilities Commission. 
SC 10Commending and honoring the Warner Monarch Girls Volleyball Team on their 2012 Class B State Championship. 
SC 15Honoring the Kopriva family of Clark County as the 2012 Leopold Conservation Award recipient. 
HC 1072Recognizing Representative Burt Tulson for his personal achievements and congratulating him on his induction into the South Dakota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame. 
HJR 1001Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article III, section 5 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to legislative redistricting. 

Co Sponsor

SB 78revise certain provisions relating to medical requirements for intrastate drivers transporting passengers and to update certain references to federal statutes. 
SB 83designate Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day as a working holiday. 
SB 85revise certain provisions regarding the production incentive payment available to ethanol producers. 
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 94prohibit a social host from permitting the underage consumption of alcoholic beverages on the social host's premises and to provide penalties therefor. 
SB 99revise the term used to refer to the imposition of an additional property tax levy for raising revenue for school districts. 
SB 100establish a wine direct shipper permit and to provide for certain direct shipments of wine. 
SB 139regulate certain market activity in a health exchange. 
SB 153clarify, remove inconsistencies from, and revise certain provisions relating to the formation and operation of watershed districts. 
SB 158provide for the funding of educational programs for children in residential treatment centers, intensive residential treatment centers, or licensed group care centers. 
SB 159revise the state aid to general education formula by including an adjustment for students with limited English proficiency. 
SB 169provide for the assignment of insurance payments for ambulance service providers. 
SB 184revise the number of ownership acres necessary to qualify for certain big game hunting licenses to be used on a landowner's property. 
SB 191increase state aid to education and revise certain provisions related to education funding. 
SB 196revise the index factor in the state aid to general education and state aid to special education formulas. 
SB 199exempt certain property used for educational purposes from taxation. 
SB 202provide for the creation of a pilot program for public charter schools. 
SB 213require certain opportunity scholarship recipients to reside in South Dakota for five years following graduation from postsecondary education. 
SB 214prohibit certain unfair or discriminatory practices based on veteran or military status. 
SB 218establish a program to assist rural counties to recruit attorneys. 
SB 221revise certain penalties relating to the possession of marijuana. 
SB 225prohibit a person from keeping or maintaining a place allowing underage drinking and to provide penalties therefor. 
SB 229make an appropriation for the purpose of providing funding for career and technical education. 
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 11Acknowledging the Deubrook Area High School Football Team for winning the 2012 State 9AA Football 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 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 20Commending and honoring the White River Tigers Boys Gold Team on being champions of the 2012 Boys State Class B Golf Tournament. 
SC 22Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days Festivities on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary on June 20, 21, and 22, 2013. 
SC 29Honoring Courtney Peterson of Sisseton, South Dakota, as the recipient of the 2012 Miss Rodeo America First Runner-up Award. 
SC 31Honoring Helen Graslie for her years of service for the South Dakota State University chapter of the Alpha Gamma Rho men's agricultural fraternity. 
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). 
SR 1endorsing the induction of Tom C. Miller into the PRCA Rodeo Hall of Fame. 
SR 2Commending 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, D.C. 
HB 1064provide for certain methods of disbursement for school district flexible spending accounts. 
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 1081specify the duration of certain municipal appointments. 
HB 1082revise certain provisions concerning the designation of official newspapers for municipalities. 
HB 1085revise certain provisions concerning the notice given to municipalities and counties for bingo games and lotteries. 
HB 1089require statewide livestock ownership inspection. 
HB 1090exempt certain amateur sports coaches from sales tax. 
HB 1101revise certain provisions relating to public employee grievance procedures. 
HB 1117revise the definition of a temporary special events lot for the purposes of vehicle dealer licensing. 
HB 1119establish a school-to-work grant program in the Department of Education and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1120allow regional intergovernmental cooperation for sewer utilities and to provide for the establishment of rates and charges. 
HB 1121require the publication of information on the number of veterans and veterans with service-connected disabilities employed by South Dakota state government. 
HB 1122revise certain requirements relating to health insurance plans for county officers and employees. 
HB 1146prohibit private trapping by conservation officers and certain Game, Fish and Parks employees. 
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 1155require that the state mileage rate not differ from the current federal mileage rate by more than twenty percent. 
HB 1159revise certain provisions relating to identity theft and employment. 
HB 1164establish a classroom innovation grant program and to make an appropriation therefor. 
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 1180allow veterans to receive credit for certain military training and experience. 
HB 1197provide for historical motor vehicle license plates and special personalized historical vehicle license plates for certain motor vehicles. 
HB 1213provide a reduced amount of state aid to education funding to certain school districts with a fall enrollment of less than one hundred. 
HB 1214expand Medicaid eligibility for pregnant women and to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1216prohibit computer damage, computer theft, and unauthorized computer access and provide penalties therefor. 
HB 1221provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. 
HB 1229require municipalities to dedicate a portion of the municipal sales and use tax to support the funding of tax incremental districts. 
HB 1239appropriate money to the Board of Regents for the purpose of funding increased employee health insurance costs, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1241require certain food packaging to be labeled if the packaging contains bisphenol A. 
HB 1245provide civil immunity for school board members in certain situations. 
HB 1246authorize certain pesticide applicators to apply pesticide on their own property. 
HB 1248allow assisted living centers to accept and retain residents with dementia. 
HC 1005Commending and honoring the 2012 Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota Habitat Supporters 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 1020Honoring the memory of Don Hight. 
HC 1021Honoring and commemorating the fifty-fifth anniversary in 2013 of the annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. 
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 1056Honoring those persons who encourage children to read and those children who participate in the Read Across America Program that builds awareness and supports reading programs in our homes and communities. 
HC 1063Recognizing the fortieth anniversary of the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee. 
HC 1067Honoring Hartman Katz, Reagan Francom, and Matt Halter of the Huron High School Wrestling Team for participating in the 2013 State Class A Wrestling Tournament. 
HC 1068 Honoring and commending Pace Douglas Clayton for his military service to the United States of America. 
HC 1070Honoring the memory of Milo Smith. 
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 1086Honoring Colton Fryer of Aberdeen, South Dakota, for selflessness and good sportsmanship. 
HC 1087Commending and honoring Homes Are Possible Inc. for constructing its one hundredth house. 
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 1003Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. 
HCR 1005Recognizing November 2013 as COPD Awareness Month. 
HCR 1011Encouraging pedestrians and bicyclists to wear brightly colored clothing when using a public highway and for motorists to watch for pedestrians and bicyclists. 

Hearings

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