Representative Herman Otten — 2017


Picture of Representative Herman Otten

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 06
Counties: Lincoln
Occupation: Construction

Home Address:
27543 468th Ave.
Lennox, SD 57039

Home: 605-941-1770
Capitol: 605-773-3851
Business: 605-941-1770

Email: Herman.Otten@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 464 
Local GovernmentVice-Chair TTh 10:00 AM Room 414 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1085revise certain provisions regarding the requirement for performance securities. 
HB 1194set a minimum size for a sign about zoning changes or conditional use permits. 
SB 124revise the requirements for a petition for a minor boundary change. 
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. 

Co Sponsor

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 1096revise certain procedures for issuing a permit to carry a concealed pistol. 
HB 1097provide for a reduced minimum fall enrollment for certain school districts. 
HB 1105provide for an affidavit creating a rebuttable presumption that a person is not an employee for purposes of workers' compensation and to provide a penalty therefor. 
HB 1115increase the maximum property tax levy for the pension fund of a school district. 
HB 1116repeal and revise certain provisions relating to the requirements for a permit to carry a concealed pistol. 
HB 1118provide for oversight of postsecondary technical institutes. 
HB 1119revise certain adoption proceedings regarding the adult adoption of biological children. 
HB 1120revise the provisions related to phase in rate plans for plant additions. 
HB 1146limit who may request to see a person's hunting or fishing license. 
HB 1165revise the composition requirement of the Historic Preservation Commission. 
HB 1179revise the definition of a veteran. 
HB 1182limit the number of apprentices to be supervised by an electrician. 
HB 1206authorize the concealed carry of pistols on public university campuses under certain circumstances. 
HC 1002Honoring Hunter Paulsen, a senior at Elk Point-Jefferson High School, for his outstanding accomplishments in the sport of cross country. 
HC 1004Commending the Sioux Valley High School Competitive Cheer Team and coaches for the 2014 South Dakota State Class A Competitive Cheer championship. 
HC 1006Commending and honoring the Dell Rapids Boys Golf Team for a successful 2014 season. 
HC 1007Commending and honoring the Dell Rapids Quarriers Football Team on a successful 2014 season. 
HC 1012Congratulating and commending the Hamlin High School football team for winning the 2014 State 9B Football Championship. 
HC 1036Honoring and Commending Abbigail Boner of Castlewood, South Dakota, for receiving a 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
HCR 1001Recognizing the difference between the taxes and fees levied by the State of South Dakota. 
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 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. 
HJR 1002making a formal application to the President of the United States, that the President grant a presidential pardon to Peter L. Larson. 
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. 
SB 73improve public safety regarding juvenile justice. 
SB 74restrict the use of fireworks that frighten livestock or leave debris on private property. 
SB 79revise certain provisions concerning the manner in which county wheel taxes are imposed. 
SB 81require persons convicted of driving a vehicle while under influence of alcohol, drugs, or intoxicants to pay certain costs to the county. 
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 87revise the circumstances creating a vacancy in municipal office. 
SB 89require the development of school safety plans and to require the conduct of lockdown drills in accredited schools. 
SB 96revise provisions related to prostitution and solicitation of a minor. 
SB 104revise certain provisions regarding student surveys. 
SB 105provide Legislators access to the state capitol complex tunnel system. 
SB 111repeal the provision that invalidates absentee ballots cast by voters who died before the date of the election. 
SB 125revise the minimum suspension requirements for students participating in extracurricular activities. 
SB 128revise certain provisions concerning the general requirements that vehicle owners must satisfy before applying for military plates. 
SB 131establish certain provisions regarding stray electrical current and voltage remediation. 
SB 135authorize municipalities to impose an additional sales and use tax for a limited period of time for a specified use. 
SB 143revise certain provisions regarding group hunting and possession of firearms. 
SB 168establish a task force to study elder abuse in South Dakota. 
SB 177establish a youth minimum wage. 
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 21recognizing and commending the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow, the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America. 
SCR 1Commending the improvements to health care in South Dakota achieved by the system of care established by the community-based Mission: Lifeline initiative. 
SCR 4Urging Congress to support equity and sales tax fairness. 
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. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled