Representative Mike Verchio — 2010


Picture of Representative Mike Verchio

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


Session Committees

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 414 
TransportationMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 413 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1066provide for the issuance of landowner-sponsored big game hunting licenses. 
HB 1067restrict the entry of conservation officers onto certain private land without permission. 
HB 1068revise the limitation on damages for medical malpractice actions. 
HB 1086permit certain municipalities to issue an additional off-sale alcoholic beverage license. 
HB 1087provide criteria for enacting ordinances or amendments thereto that have a retrospective application and to repeal certain provisions related to the enforcement of ordinances. 
HB 1096revise the penalty for an open burning violation in the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District. 
HB 1198allow municipalities to impose an additional penny sales and use tax for a limited period of time for a specified use. 
HB 1250provide that ordinances or amendments may not have a retrospective application. 
HCR 1002Requesting federal natural resource agencies to refrain from designating wilderness or roadless areas in South Dakota without Legislative approval. 
HCR 1003Supporting the reintroduction of horse slaughter and processing operations in the United States. 
SB 151provide for a study of the feasibility of establishing an equine processing facility and to make an appropriation therefor. 

Co Sponsor

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 1085prohibit certain interaction between children and registered sex offenders at youth activities. 
HB 1092revise the certain provisions concerning continuing liens on wages by garnishment. 
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 1106limit the fee that may be charged for inmate labor used in response to emergency and disaster situations. 
HB 1113specify certain animal species for animal damage control. 
HB 1114broaden the policy review committee for animal damage control. 
HB 1115provide for annual audits of the state predatory animal control fund. 
HB 1116limit certain outside employment and compensation by presidents and executive officers of state institutions of higher education. 
HB 1118revise certain provisions regarding fees for health services provided to South Dakota injured workers treated by out-of-state medical providers and expenses when death results from injuries to South Dakota workers. 
HB 1120revise certain provisions and assessments related to the South Dakota Oilseeds Council. 
HB 1121require a permit and fee for public access on certain school and public lands and to establish a penalty. 
HB 1122appropriate money for the Northern Crops Institute. 
HB 1127authorize landowners and lessees to possess certain game animal and game bird trophies. 
HB 1129provide for the early reinstatement of a student expelled from school under certain circumstances. 
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 1134revise the organizational status of the Mike Durfee State Prison. 
HB 1135rescind all previous applications of the State of South Dakota for the calling of a federal constitutional convention to amend the Constitution of the United States. 
HB 1139clarify the application of common law civil trespass on agricultural land and to provide for the recovery of liquidated damages against trespassers. 
HB 1154require written incident notice from law enforcement to a juvenile's school under certain circumstances. 
HB 1165revise the procedure for reissuing certain alcoholic beverage licenses. 
HB 1168require children to attend school until age sixteen rather than age eighteen. 
HB 1169prohibit businesses and employers from establishing certain policies against the ability of an invitee or employee to store firearms and ammunition in a locked motor vehicle parked on the premises. 
HB 1170authorize the issuance of certain lifetime hunting and fishing licenses. 
HB 1179revise certain provisions concerning the period within which tax deeds may be procured. 
HB 1180provide for the issuance of an on-sale license and malt beverage license for the county fairgrounds and to authorize counties to issue an additional on-sale license. 
HB 1182prohibit certain employment practices. 
HB 1183authorize birth centers to operate in the state. 
HB 1184revise employee sick leave used for the care of a spouse, child, or parent of the employee if the spouse, child, or parent has a serious health condition. 
HB 1185provide property tax benefits to the surviving spouses of certain disabled veterans. 
HB 1187prohibit the killing, injury, or interference with a law enforcement support animal and to establish certain penalties. 
HB 1189prohibit discrimination based on domestic violence in life and health insurance policies. 
HB 1203provide for the regulation of acupuncturists. 
HB 1204authorize reasonable suspicion testing and prohibit the use of controlled substances by welfare recipients.  
HB 1205prohibit and penalize certain alien employment. 
HB 1208provide for legislative representation on the Game, Fish and Parks Commission. 
HB 1216prohibit local units of government from requiring fire sprinklers in single family dwellings. 
HB 1218provide for the election of the secretary of agriculture. 
HB 1242require that certain land acquisitions by the State of South Dakota be conditioned upon subsequent legislative approval. 
HB 1246revise the definition of new business facilities that are eligible for certain tax refunds and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1259allow school districts to charge students a fee to participate in interscholastic activities for which no academic credit is earned. 
HB 1260revise the definition of federal law enforcement officer to include certain United States Forest Service personnel. 
HB 1264provide for the issuance of free antlerless deer licenses to certain landowners and lessees. 
HB 1267create a new malt beverage retailer licenses that has certain membership and age requirements. 
HB 1268establish certain requirements and safeguards relating to wind easements and wind energy leases. 
HB 1272revise certain provisions regarding paternity and termination of parental rights. 
HB 1274repeal certain restrictions relating to the location of apiaries. 
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 1019Honoring Joey Painter of Harding County High School for her outstanding achievements as a three-event state rodeo champion and her third-time recognition with an all-around cowgirl title. 
HC 1025Commending and honoring Tyler Oran Sorenson, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Western Wrestling Conference 197-pound champion, for his outstanding and unprecedented athletic performance in Brookings, South Dakota, at the 2010 Western Wrestling Conference Meet. 
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 1004Expressing the heartfelt condolences of South Dakotans to the people of Haiti for their losses resulting from the devastating and horrific earthquake of January 12, 2010, and also to urge the people of South Dakota to be charitable in this time of great human suffering. 
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. 
HCR 1008Urging Congress to oppose current energy and climate legislation under consideration in the United States Senate. 
HCR 1009Calling for a balanced approach for instruction in the public schools relating to global climatic change. 
HCR 1010Requesting the appointment of a special task force to study the highway needs and the financing of the highway needs for the state and its political subdivisions. 
HCR 1014Urging the members of the United States Congress to propose the Parental Rights Amendment to the states for ratification. 
HCR 1017Opposing federal control of state water rights through unnecessary expansion of the federal Clean Water Act 
SB 75define certain terms related to liability for agritourism activities. 
SB 87require evidence of financial responsibility at the time of certain vehicle registrations. 
SB 89exempt from federal regulation any firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition manufactured and retained in South Dakota. 
SB 93exempt certain small wind energy facilities from property taxation. 
SB 96provide for the continuation of the waiver of the collaborative agreement requirement for certified nurse midwives providing out-of-hospital birth services. 
SB 107provide for the practice and regulation of licensed midwives. 
SB 111prohibit certain outside employment and compensation by presidents of state institutions of higher education. 
SB 132permit the utilization of certain DNA samples to determine parentage under certain conditions. 
SB 134provide for divestiture of state investment funds in certain companies liable to sanctions under the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996. 
SB 137nullify certain federal health care laws within the state of South Dakota. 
SB 145revise certain qualifications for the South Dakota opportunity scholarship program. 
SB 156require that determinations in both adult and juvenile court proceedings relative to a controlled substance violation of a high school student participating in extracurricular activities be reported to the South Dakota High School Activities Association and to the school administrator. 
SB 169limit the subrogation of certain insurers unless and until the insured is made whole. 
SB 178provide for the issuance of reduced fee hunting and fishing licenses to certain persons with disabilities. 
SB 180clarify certain statutes prohibiting political subdivisions from restricting firearms. 
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 5Commending and honoring the 2008-2009 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: Don Kirkegaard, Britton-Hecla, School Superintendent; Sherry Hansen, Tripp-Delmont, School Business Official; Dr. Jackie McNamara, Sioux Falls, Elementary School Principal; Jerry Rasmussen, Dakota Valley, Secondary School Principal; Dr. Debra Johnson, Chamberlain, Middle School Principal; Don Lyon, Meade, Assistant Secondary Principal; Darci Love, Huron, Curriculum Director; and John Fathke, South Central Ed Coop, Director of Special Education for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. 
SC 15Honoring and supporting Pioneer Days in Dupree, South Dakota, on the occasion of Dupree's centennial anniversary. 
SC 16Honoring Newell, South Dakota, on the occasion of its centennial celebration and supporting Labor Day in Newell. 
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 2Strongly supporting influenza vaccination for health care workers who have direct patient contact. 
SCR 3Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the South Dakota State Capitol. 
SCR 4Opposing certain federal legislation related to equine slaughter and processing and urging the reinstatement and funding of federal inspection programs governing equine slaughter and processing facilities. 
SCR 5Expressing support for the public awareness of multiple sclerosis and recognizing MS Awareness Week as March 8-14, 2010. 
SJR 4Proposing a constitutional amendment to combine the offices of state treasurer and state auditor into the single office of state comptroller. 

Hearings

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