Senator Ernie Otten — 2018


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 

Prime Sponsor

SB 9require fiscal notes for certain initiated measures and initiated amendments to the Constitution. 
SB 13revise certain provisions regarding the director of the Legislative Research Council issuing fiscal notes for certain ballot measures. 
SB 79authorize for voters with no party affiliation to sign nominating petitions for candidates with a party affiliation. 
SC 5Commending and honoring the 2017 Tea Area High School Titans Boys Soccer Team and the students and staff involved in the program. 
SC 6Commending and honoring the 2017 Tea Area High School Boys Basketball Team and the students and staff involved in the program. 
SC 7Commending and honoring Joan Allison, a second grade teacher at Legacy Elementary, on being named Tea Area School District's Teacher of the Year. 
HB 1083reduce certain fees for enhanced permits to carry a concealed pistol. 
HB 1107revise and repeal various provisions regarding the construction and maintenance of county and township highways and bridges. 

Co Sponsor

SB 10provide for the resolution of conflicts by multiple initiated measures and amendments to the Constitution adopted at the same election. 
SB 11revise certain provisions regarding the time period during which petition sponsors may submit ballot measures to the Legislative Research Council for review and comment. 
SB 12require petition circulators for certain ballot measures to make available the full text of the ballot measure to petition signers. 
SB 67permit a victim of child sex trafficking or exploitation to expunge any criminal or delinquency record obtained as a result of the victimization. 
SB 70define the term, serve, for the purposes of regulating the sale and use of alcoholic beverages. 
SB 71revise certain provisions related to a license renewal for the practice of medicine, osteopathy, surgery, or obstetrics. 
SB 73authorize a vehicle dealer to lease space in the common area of a shopping mall for displaying new vehicles. 
SB 77revise certain provisions regarding required campaign finance disclosure statements submitted by ballot question committees. 
SB 82revise certain provisions providing for the inspections of large passenger vehicles used by nonprofit organizations. 
SB 85require the Legislature to use the rules of procedure as adopted by the preceding session of the Legislature. 
SB 86revise certain requirements when a local unit of government sells surplus property through a real estate broker. 
SB 87revise certain provisions regarding the lawful possession of firearms in certain locations. 
SB 91authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide for the design, construction, and equipping of a state veterans cemetery in Sioux Falls, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 92provide a felony penalty for the intentional injury or disfigurement by certain corrosive materials. 
SB 93revise certain provisions regarding the intentional exposure of others to certain diseases. 
SB 96designate chislic as the official nosh of the State of South Dakota. 
SCR 2Endorsing the right to work provisions in the South Dakota Constitution and in the Labor Management Relations Act that prohibit forced union membership. 
SCR 3Committing the Legislature and urging the Governor, the Supreme Court, and the Attorney General to secure the blessings of life and liberty for South Dakota's posterity. 
SJR 1Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to amendments to the Constitution. 
SJR 2Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the militia of the state. 
HB 1004revise certain provisions regarding petition forms for initiated measures and initiated amendments to the Constitution. 
HB 1005revise certain requirements for a recitation regarding the effect of a vote on certain ballot measures. 
HB 1006revise the extent of comments required by the director of the Legislative Research Council regarding certain ballot measures and the period of time in which those comments are to be made. 
HB 1072revise certain provisions regarding trusts. 
HB 1073provide for the protection of free speech on the campuses of public institutions of higher education. 
HB 1075authorize the Board of Regents to contract for the construction of the Madison Cyber Labs (MadLabs) and the demolition of Lowry Hall at Dakota State University, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1088revise the consignment sales requirements for dealers of motorcycles, off-road vehicles, snowmobiles, and boats. 
HB 1102clarify certain provisions regarding the great seal of South Dakota and to establish a penalty for misrepresentation of the great seal. 
HB 1103require state agencies to comply with the appropriate display or use of the state seal. 
HB 1108restrict the disclosure of personal information regarding motor vehicle records. 
HCR 1003Promoting a resilient and healthy Black Hills forest through endorsement of the forest management principles identified in "Black Hills Resilient Forest Strategy" published December 2017. 
HJR 1002Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, regarding filling legislative vacancies. 

Hearings

01/22 10:00 AM Senate State AffairsSB 79authorize for voters with no party affiliation to sign nominating petitions for candidates with a party affiliation. 
01/22 02:00 PM House of RepresentativesSC 5Commending and honoring the 2017 Tea Area High School Titans Boys Soccer Team and the students and staff involved in the program. 
01/22 02:00 PM House of RepresentativesSC 6Commending and honoring the 2017 Tea Area High School Boys Basketball Team and the students and staff involved in the program. 
01/22 02:00 PM House of RepresentativesSC 7Commending and honoring Joan Allison, a second grade teacher at Legacy Elementary, on being named Tea Area School District's Teacher of the Year.