Senator Mike W. Vehle — 2010


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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

Rules ReviewMember 

Prime Sponsor

SB 1increase certain registration fees and taxes for the use of motor vehicles on the public highways and to declare an emergency. 
SB 114authorize municipalities to include flexible spending accounts, flexible spending account debit cards, and related programs and procedures with employee health insurance benefits. 
SB 131revise certain provisions concerning when motor vehicles are required to have lighted front and rear lamps. 
SB 138revise certain provisions regarding long-range financing plans required by the Board of Regents for improvements financed by private donations. 
SB 139permit the secretary of state to cancel a trademark or service mark registration under certain conditions. 
SB 147establish a legislative policy to biannually review the highway needs and make appropriate adjustments. 
SB 182provide for the annual adjustment of certain fuel tax rates. 
SB 183exclude students served in residential treatment facilities from the determination of the small school adjustment in the state aid to general education formula. 
HB 1006repeal, update, and make form and style revisions to certain statutes related to the Department of Transportation. 
HB 1007repeal, update, and make form and style revisions to certain statutes related to the Aeronautics Commission. 
HB 1070revise certain provisions relating to the voidability of gambling contracts. 
HB 1153repeal the requirement that a railroad obtain authority from the Governor or the Transportation Commission before the railroad may exercise the power of eminent domain. 
HB 1258authorize grants and loans from the revolving economic development and initiative fund to certain venture capital funds and to establish a certification process for capital venture funds and for businesses seeking financial assistance from these capital venture funds. 

Co Sponsor

SB 75define certain terms related to liability for agritourism activities. 
SB 76revise the composition of the State Veterans' Commission. 
SB 88adopt the interstate compact on educational opportunity for military children. 
SB 91require legislative approval of certain gaming compacts with Indian tribes. 
SB 97provide that salvage titles be issued for stolen vehicles and to provide that thefts be noted on the title of recovered motor vehicles. 
SB 104revise certain provisions regarding disclosure of public information and public meetings. 
SB 110provide for the posting of a bond by parolees under certain circumstances. 
SB 122repeal certain procedures required when actual state revenues fall below legislatively adopted estimates. 
SB 124establish the per student allocation for FY 2011, and to revise the index factor in the state aid to education formula. 
SB 130revise certain provisions concerning the township road system. 
SB 140reorganize the Department of Tourism and State Development. 
SB 141establish certain provisions regarding documents or instruments filed with the register of deeds that may contain personally identifiable information and to revise certain format requirements relating to real estate documents filed with the register of deeds. 
SB 157authorize the construction of nursing facilities on American Indian reservations under certain circumstances. 
SB 191establish the South Dakota Early Learning Council, and to establish community planning processes and eligibility criteria for entities seeking state funding to provide voluntary prekindergarten programs to children from low-income families. 
SC 1Honoring and supporting the Scotland Kuchen Feier on the occasion of its first annual event. 
SC 2Honoring and supporting Czech Days in Tabor, South Dakota, on the occasion of its sixty-second anniversary. 
SC 3Commending and honoring the Tyndall Accordion Club for their dedication to playing and sharing accordion music for over two decades. 
SC 4Commending and honoring the 2009 Habitat for Humanity—South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year: Len Tougas, Beadle County HFH - Huron; Terry Fuller, Black Hills - Rapid City; Larry and Janet Gerjets, Brookings Area HFH - Brookings; Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Chamberlain; Dacotah Tipis - Ft. Thompson; Shawn Miller, HFH East Central South Dakota (Lake and Moody Counties); Eric Lundin, HFH of Greater Sioux Falls - Sioux Falls; Zion Lutheran Church, Hub Area Habitat for Humanity - Aberdeen; Jon Schmitz, Mitchell Regional Habitat for Humanity - Mitchell; Linda Voller, Oahe HFH - Pierre; Emmanuel Episcopal Church/Diocese of Missouri and Christ Lutheran Church, Sicangu Tikaga Okiciyapi HFH - Mission; Andor Inc., HFH of Greater Watertown Region - Watertown; Julie Gergen, HFH of Yankton County - Yankton; Citibank and Valerie Kuhl, HFH - South Dakota. 
SC 6Honoring the memory and the life of Lieutenant Clinton Wermers. 
SC 10Honoring Tate Bruckner of Menno, South Dakota, for his outstanding performance as a high school athlete and his dedication to his community. 
SC 11Honoring David Maxwell of Parkston, South Dakota, for his determination and outstanding performance as a high school athlete and his dedication to his community. 
SC 14Honoring and congratulating the members of the 2009 Corsica VFW Teener youth baseball team: Kris Menning, Adam Fink, Aaron Groeneweg, Kiefer Johnson, Luke Bamberg, Colin Wieczorek, Gunner Baan Hofman, Ryan Hongslo, Eric Vanden Hoek, Harlan Big Crow, and Kyle Beltman with bat boy Gavin Zomer and Coaches Bob Bamberg and Dave Holstein on their first-ever State B Baseball Championship Title 
SC 20Recognizing Don Meyer for his distinguished service to the State of South Dakota. 
SC 24Commending and honoring the 2009-2010 Madison High School Lady Bulldogs Gymnastics Team for its sixteenth consecutive state championship title in Class A Gymnastics and for setting the national record for consecutive gymnastics state championships. 
SC 30Commending and honoring former Lieutenant Governor William Dougherty for his many years of service to South Dakota. 
SCR 1Opposing the government takeover of health care as currently proposed by Congress and encouraging preservation of states' rights regarding health care regulation. 
SCR 3Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the South Dakota State Capitol. 
SJR 3Proposing 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 right of individuals to vote by secret ballot. 
HB 1069revise certain provisions relating to the transportation of alcoholic beverages and to authorize transportation by religious organizations under certain circumstances. 
HB 1071revise certain provisions relating to parental liability for willful acts of a child and to revise the limitation on recovery. 
HB 1098require state agencies to conduct a public hearing before acquiring certain real property. 
HB 1099permit taxing districts to revise the base amount of revenue payable from property taxes. 
HB 1112provide for the timely disposition of certain untried complaints, indictments, and informations upon request of the affected inmates. 
HB 1122appropriate money for the Northern Crops Institute. 
HB 1130include the families of certain members of the armed forces who died in military service as eligible for gold star special license plates. 
HB 1151authorize funeral establishments to operate branch chapels. 
HB 1167revise the term of service of a grand jury. 
HB 1176authorize certain licensed hunters who are quadriplegic to hunt using a designated hunter. 
HB 1178prohibit the use of certain wireless communications devices while driving. 
HB 1194revise certain provisions concerning wind easements and to specify certain information to be included in the recorded documents. 
HB 1228establish an ancillary standard in determining the best interests of a child. 
HB 1231provide for the monitoring of the prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances. 
HB 1256revise certain provisions regarding the enforcement of the requirement to wear a seat belt in a motor vehicle. 
HB 1277provide for a process of obtaining certain information from online content providers in slander and libel actions. 
HB 1278provide for a process of obtaining certain information from online content providers in slander and libel actions. 
HC 1011Commending the 2008 and 2009 Platte-Geddes Black Panthers High School Cheerleaders for receiving the Spirit of Six award at the State A Boys' Basketball Tournament. 
HC 1016Commending the Wagner Red Raiders Volleyball Team for its 2008 and 2009 State A Volleyball Championships. 
HC 1020Honoring the three-time State B Champion Wagner High School Red Raider Wrestling Team and its coaches. 
HC 1026Recognizing the South Dakota State University Women's Basketball Team on its outstanding athletic and academic achievements. 
HCR 1001Urging Congress to pass a balanced, well-funded, multi-year federal highway program which provides connectivity and mobility to both rural and urban areas. 
HCR 1006Urging the United States Forest Service, the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and other federal agencies to actively manage mountain pine beetle infestations on lands under their control in South Dakota. 

Hearings

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