Senator Ernie Otten — 2017


Picture of Senator Ernie Otten

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 06
Counties: Lincoln
Occupation: Contractor Sales

Home Address:
46787 273rd
Tea, SD 57064

Home: 605-368-5716
Capitol: 605-773-3821
Business: 605-368-5716

Email: Ernie.Otten@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 412 
TaxationMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 423 
TransportationChair MWF 7:45 AM Room 423 

Interim Committees

Initiative and Referendum Task ForceMember 

Prime Sponsor

SB 71revise certain provisions of the reinvestment payment program. 
SB 77provide for a fiscal note for any initiated measure, initiated amendment to the Constitution, or referred law that would have a fiscal impact on the state. 
HB 1073revise and repeal certain provisions regarding gifts from registered lobbyists to public officials. 
HB 1079clarify certain provisions regarding municipal assessments and the collection of delinquent fees by the county. 
HB 1093revise certain definitions relating to employment and workers compensation. 
HB 1116revise certain standards for new construction where a building code ordinance has not been adopted. 
HC 1024Commending and honoring the South Dakota Department of Transportation on the one hundredth anniversary of its creation. 
HC 1027Congratulating and recognizing Coach Luke Vander Leest of Sioux Falls Christian High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as the 2016 U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Coach of the Year for Boys High School Cross Country across all classes in the state of South Dakota. 

Co Sponsor

SB 56revise certain investment fee rates for employer contribution to the South Dakota future special revenue fund and certain procedures regarding employer contribution rates for the state unemployment compensation fund. 
SB 61update, revise, and repeal certain provisions relating to nurse practitioners and nurse midwives. 
SB 65establish the South Dakota Board of Technical Education and to revise certain provisions regarding career and technical education and postsecondary technical institutes. 
SB 80regulate the use of drones under certain conditions and to provide a penalty therefor. 
SB 81prohibit the manufacture, sale, or possession of alcohol in a powdered, condensed, or other concentrated form under most circumstances. 
SB 87revise and repeal provisions regarding coin operated washers and dryers. 
SB 101provide for the release of certain military records. 
SB 103revise certain provisions concerning the process for truancy citations and formal petitions and to declare an emergency. 
SB 104protect certain easement holders and rural customers from shutoffs by certain energy companies. 
SB 120repeal the Legislative Planning Committee and revise certain provisions regarding agency performance reviews. 
SB 126require the Department of Education to use a competitive bidding process when acquiring academic assessments. 
SB 144provide for the Servicemember Firearms Protection Act. 
SB 171establish the Government Accountability Task Force to study campaign finance and to declare an emergency. 
SC 18Recognizing and congratulating Jonathon A. Brown of Boy Scout Troop 1187 for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. 
SC 23Honoring Senator Gary Cammack and his wife Amy for receiving the Olin Sims Conservation Leadership Award in January of 2017. 
SC 24Commending Heather Wilson on her nomination for Secretary of the United States Air Force and honoring her service to South Dakota. 
SC 36Honoring Christopher Todd Jumper of Boy Scout Troop 28, North Sioux City, South Dakota, for earning the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. 
SC 37Honoring the Beresford and Alcester-Hudson School District cooperative wrestling program for an excellent season and for victorious performances in the 2017 Class B State Wrestling Tournament. 
SJR 2Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election amendments to Article XXIII, of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to amendments to the Constitution. 
HB 1065revise certain provisions regarding the liability of persons for certain business debts. 
HB 1069repeal and revise certain provisions related to campaign finance and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1082grant limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain related offenses to persons who assist certain persons in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. 
HB 1085revise certain provisions concerning the occupational tax imposed by business improvement districts. 
HB 1105revise certain municipal special assessment provisions. 
HB 1108revise certain provisions regarding prejudgment interest rates. 
HB 1109create provisions for prohibiting the use of handheld electronic wireless communications devices by school bus drivers. 
HB 1110revise certain provisions regarding school bus stop violations. 
HB 1135provide certain provisions requiring plaintiffs in certain civil suits to cover certain court costs. 
HB 1170revise certain provisions regarding conflicts of interest for authority, board, or commission members. 
HB 1184exempt certain persons working in postsecondary technical institutes from collective bargaining provisions. 
HB 1187revise the process by which courts consider appeals of decisions regarding conditional use requests. 
HB 1200revise certain provisions regarding contributions to ballot question committees. 
HC 1001Honoring and commending Dale Lamphere, of Sturgis, South Dakota, and his team for the monumental sculpture, "Dignity", and Norm and Eunabel McKie, of Rapid City, South Dakota, for their generous financial support of the sculpture project. 
HC 1004Honoring Raina Grimsley of Mitchell, South Dakota, Girls State Governor, and Max Hawkins of Renner, 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. 
HC 1005Commending the entire South Dakota Army National Guard on being awarded a first place gold finish in the 2016 Army Communities of Excellence Awards. 
HC 1010Commending and honoring the 2016 Habitat for Humanity-South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
HC 1014Honoring the city of Mobridge for being included in the 2017 Governor's Awards for Outstanding Support of the Arts by an Organization or Business. 
HC 1015Honoring Mel Chandler for his outstanding service to the State of South Dakota. 
HC 1017Posthumously honoring the life, character, and achievements of Bob Hanson. 
HC 1025Honoring Phyllis Perkovich for her outstanding commitment and service to the South Dakota legislative page program and the youth of South Dakota. 
HCR 1007Strengthening and expanding sister-state ties between South Dakota and Taiwan; supporting the signing of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and a Bilateral Investment Agreement (BIA) with the United States; and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile. 
HCR 1012Urging Congress, the President of the United States, and the President's trade representatives to welcome free and fair trade and support strong trade commerce within the agricultural industry. 
HCR 1013To urge the United States Department of State to approve the presidential permit application allowing the construction and operation of the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline between the United States and Canada. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled