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


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. 
SC 23Congratulating and honoring Jeff and Janine Nielsen on being awarded the 2018 South Dakota Retailer of the Year Award by the South Dakota Retailers Association. 
SC 24Honoring and congratulating the Matt and Paula Loewe family as the 2018 Farm Family of the Year as awarded by the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce. 
HB 1083revise certain provisions regarding permits to carry a concealed pistol and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1107revise and repeal various provisions regarding the construction and maintenance of county and township highways and bridges. 
HB 1196revise certain provisions regarding verification of residency of petition circulators. 
HC 1020Commending the Department of Game, Fish and Parks and the landowners of South Dakota on thirty years of partnership to provide public hunting access through the Walk-In Area program. 
HJR 1007Proposing 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. 
HJR 1008Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to amendments to the Constitution. 

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 information provided to 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 Minnehaha County, to create a veterans cemetery fund, 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. 
SB 100establish certain provisions related to grant monitoring and review and to revise certain record retention policies. 
SB 103prohibit aliens who are not lawfully present in the United States from attending any public postsecondary educational institution or from receiving certain educational financial assistance. 
SB 109repeal the licensing requirements for interpreters for the deaf. 
SB 112repeal certain provisions requiring the attorney general to obtain the consent of the Governor prior to commencing an investigation. 
SB 113revise certain provisions regarding guaranteed energy savings contracts. 
SB 117revise certain provisions regarding the partners in education tax credit program. 
SB 124provide a felony penalty for certain violations of petition circulation laws. 
SB 137revise certain provisions regarding the minimum hunting age. 
SB 161revise provisions regarding assault committed against certain persons. 
SB 164prohibit certain instances of inserting a urinary catheter without consent of the patient. 
SB 173establish certain provisions regarding microbreweries and malt beverage manufacturers. 
SB 176provide for certain employees in the Office of the Attorney General to investigate and litigate opioid misuse, to provide an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 178provide certain exceptions from alcoholic beverage provisions regarding events conducted by certain civic, charitable, educational, fraternal, or veterans organizations. 
SB 181provide for the Servicemember Firearms Protection Act. 
SB 190require the approval of the Legislature before the state adopts certain changes to the Medicaid program. 
SB 198provide for the protection of free speech on the campuses of public institutions of higher education. 
SB 199revise certain provisions regarding nonmeandered waters. 
SB 206revise certain provisions to authorize for the inclusion of legislators in the South Dakota Retirement System. 
SC 8Honoring and commending Rick Williamson for his service to our state and nation and for his service as state commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. 
SC 30Congratulating and honoring the 2017 Canton High School Girls Golf Team and Coach Jeff Keyman for their outstanding accomplishments in 2017. 
SC 40Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing on being awarded the Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque. 
SC 41Commending and honoring the service and sacrifice of Army Corporal Branden Stackenwalt of Rapid City to our country and to soldiers recovering from post traumatic stress disorder. 
SC 42Honoring Derek Miles for winning a bronze medal in men's pole vault during the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games. 
SC 43Congratulating and recognizing Brittany Jessen from the University of South Dakota as the only player to be named Summit League Setter of the Year for the third consecutive season. 
SC 44Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Cross Country Team, for their outstanding athletic performance upon winning their fourth consecutive Summit League Championship. 
SC 46Commending Reverend William (Billy) F. Graham, Jr. for his life of evangelistic ministry and efforts to reach the world with the gospel of Christ. 
SC 50Honoring, commending, and thanking Sheriff Dennis Johnson, upon his retirement, for forty-one years of steadfast service in law enforcement. 
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. 
SCR 9Strengthening the sister-state ties between the State of South Dakota and the Republic of China (Taiwan), supporting the signing of a Bilateral Trade Agreement between Taiwan and the United States, and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile. 
SCR 14Encouraging Congress and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to overturn the rules regarding electronic logging devices. 
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. 
SJR 3To apply for a convention of states under Article V of the Constitution of the United States to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government and limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government. 
SJR 8making formal application to the United States Congress to lawfully change the medical enrollment criteria for the Veterans Health Administration, to include all veterans who served in World War II and the Korean War and who received an honorable discharge for their service regardless of current income status. 
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, boats, and boat trailers. 
HB 1102revise certain provisions regarding the use and display of the great seal of South Dakota. 
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. 
HB 1113revise certain provisions regarding the vehicles required to stop at a state weighing station. 
HB 1115revise certain provisions regarding crop liens. 
HB 1119revise certain provisions regarding riparian buffer strips. 
HB 1122require legislative approval for tuition and fee increases at institutions of higher education. 
HB 1127revise certain provisions relating to fees charged for security freezes. 
HB 1140revise certain provisions regarding access to public water. 
HB 1156require voter registration information be made available to the public by certain licensing agents. 
HB 1189revise certain provisions and penalties regarding inducements for school attendance and overreporting of school enrollment. 
HB 1195revise certain provisions regarding refunds of motor vehicle license fees. 
HB 1201require certain information on a ballot regarding any initiated measure. 
HB 1214revise certain provisions regarding the State Conservation Commission and conservation districts. 
HB 1221expand the partners in education tax credit program to include tribally controlled schools on a federally recognized Indian reservation. 
HB 1236provide for the acquisition of certain motor vehicle titles by auction agencies in certain circumstances. 
HB 1273revise certain provisions regarding convention facility on-sale licenses to sell alcoholic beverages. 
HB 1291revise the procedure to nominate candidates for the United States Senate. 
HB 1304revise certain provisions regarding challenges to petition signatures. 
HC 1006Expressing gratitude and admiration for all the men and women who are in active military service, who are veterans, or who are or have been first responders in our state. 
HC 1008Honoring and commending Jermaine Robinson and Brandon Peguese for their bravery in pulling Tami Crate from a burning vehicle and saving her life. 
HC 1015Honoring Brian Garrett for his outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the Oglala Lakota people. 
HC 1016Commending the entire South Dakota Army National Guard on being elected as the overall winner in the 2017 Army Communities of Excellence Awards. 
HC 1017Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 155th Engineer Company on being awarded the Itschner Award and the Reserve Family Readiness Award. 
HC 1021Honoring and thanking Bonnie Luecke for her thirty-one years of dedicated service to Detachment 780, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, at South Dakota State University. 
HC 1028Honoring the life and public service of former State Representative Hal Wick on the occasion of his death on March 7, 2018. 
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. 
HCR 1006Commemorating the life of George Speaker Mickelson and calling for a bust of Mickelson to be displayed in the lobby of the State House of Representatives. 
HCR 1010Recognizing and honoring William Mervin "Billy" Mills, also known as Tamakoce Tek'hila, for his unselfish and loyal contributions to the State of South Dakota and to his country. 
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. 


No Hearings Scheduled