Representative Mike Verchio — 2017


Picture of Representative Mike Verchio

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

Home Address:
289 Rainbow Ridge Ct.
Hill City, SD 57745

Home: 605-574-2466
Capitol: 605-773-3851
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Session Committees

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

Prime Sponsor

HB 1054authorize the production and sale of industrial hemp. 
HB 1064apply certain penalties regarding damages, tampering, and malicious acts to certain railroads that carry passengers. 
HB 1065designate the Civilian Conservation Corps Museum of South Dakota in Hill City as the official Civilian Conservation Corps Museum of South Dakota. 
HB 1073require persons operating bicycles under certain conditions to stop and allow faster vehicles to pass. 
HB 1074repeal the rule that allows anonymous complaints to be filed against real estate appraisers. 
HB 1137revise the distribution of registration fees from noncommercial gross weight vehicles. 
HB 1184create a transportation oversight committee. 
HC 1005Honoring the fifth anniversary of Operation Black Hills Cabin, and recognizing the board of directors, volunteers, and community leaders as outstanding caretakers of those who served. 
SB 56require legislative approval of all land acquisitions by the Department of Game, Fish and Parks. 
SB 85revise certain provisions regarding motorcycle license plates. 
SB 110revise certain provisions regarding motor vehicle fuel not specifically taxed under the fuel excise tax. 
SC 5Commending and honoring Tanya Olson, a member of the Custer School District Board of Education, on her selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Outstanding School Board Member for 2015. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1008restrict access to certain restrooms and locker rooms in public schools. 
HB 1012provide for an additional position in the Governor's Office of Economic Development to coordinate economic development with the tribes and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1056revise certain provisions relating to the veterans' preference in employment. 
HB 1060revise certain provisions regarding the South Dakota Board on Geographic Names. 
HB 1075revise the area for certain open units where nonresident waterfowl licenses are issued. 
HB 1076provide for drug testing for certain assistance applicants. 
HB 1083change the taxation method used in the sale of certain off-road vehicles and require that the sale of these vehicles be by licensed vehicle dealers. 
HB 1088revise and consolidate certain civil forfeiture provisions. 
HB 1091establish certain requirements regarding insurance for vehicles used to provide rides for a transportation network company and to exempt vehicles used to provide these rides from certain commercial licensing requirements. 
HB 1094increase the commercial fertilizer inspection fee for purposes of fertilizer-related research and education and to create the Nutrient Research and Education Council to promote such research and education. 
HB 1095revise certain allowable time periods regarding the transfer of vehicle ownership. 
HB 1096provide for the exemption of certain schools from a tuition limitation applied to some bordering state school districts. 
HB 1097exempt certain taxes and fees from the gross receipts tax on telecommunications services. 
HB 1107ensure government nondiscrimination in matters of religious beliefs and moral convictions. 
HB 1111require the high school interscholastic activities association to promulgate major policy statements under the procedures of the administrative rules process. 
HB 1112establish certain procedures regarding a transgender policy for the purposes of participation in high school activities and to declare void any present transgender policy of any association recognized under chapter 13-36. 
HB 1114prohibit the state from using federal funds for state highway maps. 
HB 1115revise the number of special nonresident waterfowl licenses that may be issued for certain open units. 
HB 1116authorize municipalities to impose an additional sales and use tax for a limited period of time for a specified use. 
HB 1121revise certain provisions concerning the regulation of vehicle dealers. 
HB 1123require the Department of Health to include certain information regarding the inspection of an abortion facility on the department's website. 
HB 1126exempt certain entities from provisions related to money lending licenses. 
HB 1127revise certain provisions concerning road districts. 
HB 1129allow a concealed pistol in the capitol and any county courthouse with an enhanced concealed pistol permit. 
HB 1130dedicate revenue from video lottery for the purpose of supplementing teachers' salaries, to establish a teacher salary enhancement fund, to transfer certain moneys to that fund, and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1142prohibit businesses and employers from establishing certain policies against the ability of an employee or invitee to store firearms and ammunition in a locked motor vehicle parked on the premises. 
HB 1149provide authority to establish a special purpose district for recreational purposes. 
HB 1150revise certain provisions concerning the property tax exemption provided to local industrial development corporations. 
HB 1157require that a doctor provide a woman additional information as a part of informed consent prior to performing an abortion. 
HB 1158provide for state coordination in the resettlement of refugees. 
HB 1162provide for the practice and regulation of midwives. 
HB 1163revise the periods of time during which veterans may use tuition benefits at institutions under the control of the Board of Regents. 
HB 1164provide for a special interest motor vehicle license plate for certain vehicles under certain conditions. 
HB 1178authorize township boards to prohibit the operation of certain off-road vehicles along township highways. 
HB 1180limit the terms of certain conservation easements. 
HB 1187allow the Office of the Secretary of State to refuse to file certain documents. 
HB 1191revise certain provisions regarding the critical teaching needs scholarship program. 
HB 1194revise the authority of state's attorneys to take action regarding certain local open government violations. 
HB 1195revise certain provisions regarding ballots used in municipal referendum elections. 
HB 1196create a deadline for the preparation of statements for municipal referendum ballots. 
HB 1199revise certain provisions regarding the minimum age to procure hunting and fishing licenses. 
HB 1200require the Game, Fish and Parks Commission to provide for an earlier archery deer hunting season. 
HB 1206authorize the use of handguns in the hunting of game birds. 
HB 1209require any public body of the state to accept as valid all information on a person's birth certificate. 
HB 1211require statewide livestock ownership inspection. 
HB 1212revise requirements related to pregnancy help centers. 
HB 1229revise provisions related to primary insurance of rental cars. 
HB 1238revise the powers and duties of the Executive Board of the Legislative Research Council. 
HB 1239provide for the election of the county directors of equalization. 
HC 1004Recognizing the achievements of Victoria "Tori" Johnson of Elk Point. 
HC 1012Recognizing and honoring the bravery of South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Zachary Bader. 
HC 1013Recognizing Mark Knight for his election as president of the Associated General Contractors of America. 
HC 1015Honoring Danika Gordon for the outstanding honor of being named one of the top two youth volunteers in South Dakota in the twenty-first annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. 
HC 1025Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 211th Engineer Company of Madison and DeSmet, South Dakota, on being awarded the Eisenhower Trophy. 
HC 1030Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. 
HC 1031Honoring the House of Representatives of the Ninety-First Legislature of the State of South Dakota as the inaugural champions of the 2016 Legislative Dodgeball Match. 
HCR 1002Supporting the selection of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter beddown at Joe Foss Field, 114th Fighter Wing, South Dakota Air National Guard. 
HCR 1005Urging the federal government to refrain from enacting regulations that threaten the reliability and affordability of electric power in the northern great plains. 
HCR 1008Urging Congress to support and to ask the United States Secretary of State to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline project. 
HCR 1009Expressing the right of South Dakotans to own and use firearms. 
HCR 1011Opposing the recent actions of the EPA and the President with regards to the Waters of the United States federal rule and applauding the South Dakota congressional delegates who opposed such actions. 
HCR 1012Requesting the South Dakota congressional delegation to introduce legislation to compensate private landowners for fire damage caused by the United States Forest Service. 
HCR 1013Recognizing the positive economic impact sportsmen and sportswomen have in South Dakota. 
HCR 1014Calling for the United States to save Christians, Yazidis and people of other faiths from persecution and genocide. 
HCR 1015Commending Taiwan's presidential election; supporting Taiwan's efforts to secure entry to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the signing of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the Bilateral Investment Agreement (BIA) with the United States; and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile and for strengthening and expanding sister-state ties between South Dakota and Taiwan. 
HCR 1017Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial and mutually beneficial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. 
HJR 1001Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article IV, section 3 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the powers and duties of the Governor. 
SB 60set daylight savings time as the permanent year-round time for the state of South Dakota. 
SB 61prohibit the cancellation or nonrenewal of homeowner insurance policies for certain claims arising from natural causes. 
SB 62require manufacturers of farm machinery and equipment to replace the machinery or equipment or to refund its purchase price if it fails to conform to the manufacturer's warranty, to specify the manufacturer's obligations to remedy any nonconforming conditions, and to provide cause of action against the manufacturer for failure to comply. 
SB 66permit the issuance of special license plates to parents of certain individuals. 
SB 72prohibit the abortion of an unborn child who is capable of experiencing pain and to provide a penalty therefor. 
SB 73clarify certain provisions regarding open meetings. 
SB 77repeal the prohibition against carrying a concealed weapon in the state capitol. 
SB 78deposit money in the permanent school fund based on certain acres of school and public lands open to public hunting. 
SB 81create the paraprofessional tuition assistance scholarship program. 
SB 82establish the Native American achievement schools grant program. 
SB 109require counties to conduct random checkpoints for overweight vehicles as a condition of receiving funds from the bridge improvement grant fund. 
SB 114make an appropriation for certain costs related to the commissioning of the USS South Dakota and to declare an emergency. 
SB 115permit car rental companies to include certain fees in a rental agreement. 
SB 117permit the practice of midwifery by certain persons. 
SB 118exempt certain purchases from certain bidding requirements. 
SB 121authorize certain duties for the sergeant at arms and assistant sergeant at arms. 
SB 159provide a tax credit to insurance companies that contribute to an organization providing educational scholarships to certain students. 
SB 160provide for per diem for constituent service, leadership service, and service on certain standing committees and to declare an emergency. 
SC 9Honoring the South Dakota Health Care Association on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary. 
SCR 1To show support for family caregivers. 
SJR 1Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the fundamental right of state citizens to bear arms cannot be infringed and is subject to strict scrutiny. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled