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

State AffairsMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 414 
TransportationMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 423 

Prime Sponsor

SB 74restrict the use of fireworks that frighten livestock or leave debris on private property. 
SB 84limit the authority of delegates to a limited Article V convention to vote for unauthorized amendments contrary to legislative instructions and to provide a civil fine for the violation thereof. 
SB 104revise certain provisions regarding student surveys. 
SC 6Honoring Kym Johnston of Lennox as South Dakota's 2014 Curriculum Director of the Year. 
SC 7Honoring and commending Paula Horton as Lennox School District Teacher of the Year. 
SC 19Commending and honoring the Lennox School FFA chapter. 
SC 20Honoring and celebrating Leslie Fylling upon receiving the Teacher of the Year award, presented by the Tea Area Parent Teacher Organization. 
SJR 1Making formal application to Congress to call an Article V convention of the states for the sole purpose of proposing a federal balanced budget amendment. 
HB 1069limit the authority of delegates to a limited Article V convention to vote for unauthorized amendments contrary to legislative instructions and to provide a civil fine for the violation thereof. 
HB 1116repeal and revise certain provisions relating to the requirements for a permit to carry a concealed pistol. 
HB 1195declare void the transgender policy of the South Dakota High School Activities Association and to establish a determinant in identifying a student's sexual identity for the purpose of participation in high school athletics. 
HB 1197accommodate legislation for community improvement districts. 
HJR 1001Making formal application to Congress to call an Article V convention of the states for the sole purpose of proposing a federal balanced budget amendment. 

Co Sponsor

SB 73improve public safety regarding juvenile justice. 
SB 77allow nursing mothers to breastfeed in certain locations. 
SB 78authorize counties or medical providers to recover inmate healthcare costs from insurers. 
SB 81require persons convicted of driving a vehicle while under influence of alcohol, drugs, or intoxicants to pay certain costs to the county. 
SB 90require school districts to provide veterans a preference in employment. 
SB 91make an appropriation to support the South Dakota need-based grant program and to declare an emergency. 
SB 92make an appropriation to support the South Dakota critical teaching needs scholarship program and to declare an emergency. 
SB 101establish certain provisions regarding cancer treatment medication coverage by insurance companies. 
SB 105provide Legislators access to the state capitol complex tunnel system. 
SB 124revise the requirements for a petition for a minor boundary change. 
SB 128revise certain provisions concerning the general requirements that vehicle owners must satisfy before applying for military plates. 
SB 167revise certain provisions relating to moisture and protein content devices and the fee that may be charged for such devices. 
SB 189provide a tax credit to insurance companies that contribute to an organization providing educational scholarships to certain students and instructional supply grants to certain teachers and parents. 
SC 3Commending and honoring the 2013-2014 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota, including Tim Mitchell, Rapid City, School Superintendent; Anita Stugelmeyer, Lemmon, School Business Official; John Decker, Watertown, Elementary School Principal; Brad Seamer, McCook Central, Secondary School Principal; Peggy Diekhoff, Todd County, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Kym Johnston, Lennox, Curriculum Director; Michelle Powers, Brookings, Director of Special Education; and Rhonda Gross, Arlington, Middle School Principal, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. 
SC 5recognizing and honoring South Dakota Farmers Union for its 100th birthday. 
SC 21recognizing and commending the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow, the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America. 
SCR 6to direct the Department of Education to ensure South Dakota students are well-versed in civics and government. 
HB 1066clarify that the required notice requirements related to continuing contracts do not apply to employees of postsecondary technical institutes. 
HB 1091require that the minutes of meetings of any state board or commission include a record of how each individual member voted on certain motions. 
HB 1095provide access to abandoned cemeteries and private burying grounds. 
HB 1096revise certain procedures for issuing a permit to carry a concealed pistol. 
HB 1118provide for oversight of postsecondary technical institutes. 
HB 1130prohibit an abortion provider from accepting payment for an abortion prior to the end of the required informed consent period. 
HB 1155require that information be provided to a pregnant mother whose child tests positive for Down syndrome. 
HB 1156prohibit the performance of abortions due to Down syndrome and to provide a penalty therefor. 
HB 1161limit certain rule making authority of the South Dakota High School Activities Association. 
HB 1183repeal the prohibition against carrying permitted concealed weapons in the state capitol building. 
HB 1194set a minimum size for a sign about zoning changes or conditional use permits. 
HB 1201revise certain provisions regarding planning and zoning. 
HB 1206authorize the concealed carry of pistols on public university campuses under certain circumstances. 
HB 1220provide for the free exercise of religion and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1230affirm the sanctity of human life. 
HC 1012Congratulating and commending the Hamlin High School football team for winning the 2014 State 9B Football Championship. 
HC 1022Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team for winning the 2014 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. 
HC 1031Honoring the 2015 Huron High School Speech and Debate Team on their outstanding performance. 
HC 1032Honoring the 75th anniversary of the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™, and recognizing Deadwood as "The Historic Jewel of the Black Hills." 
HCR 1002Supporting the continued operation of the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery. 
HCR 1007opposing the EPA's guidelines to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants in a manner that will cause economic harm. 
HJR 1003Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article XIV of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the authority of the Board of Regents. 
HJR 1006to apply for a Convention of the States under Article V of the Constitution of the United States. 

Hearings

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