Representative Herman Otten — 2018


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 ResourcesChair TTh 7:45 AM Room 464 
Local GovernmentMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 414 

Interim Committees

Access to Mental Health Services StudyVice-Chair 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1119revise certain provisions regarding riparian buffer strips. 
HB 1140revise certain provisions regarding access to public water. 
HB 1156require voter registration information be made available to the public by certain licensing agents. 
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. 
SB 137revise certain provisions regarding the minimum hunting age. 
SB 170direct the implementation of the requirements of certain provisions regarding nonmeandered waters. 
SB 178provide certain exceptions from alcoholic beverage provisions regarding events conducted by certain civic, charitable, educational, fraternal, or veterans organizations. 
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. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1074revise certain provisions regarding the creation of business improvement districts. 
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 1078revise certain provisions regarding the removal of security freezes. 
HB 1082revise certain provisions regarding licensure for the lending of money. 
HB 1086exempt certain assisted living facilities from the salon license requirement. 
HB 1088revise the consignment sales requirements for dealers of motorcycles, off-road vehicles, snowmobiles, boats, and boat trailers. 
HB 1093authorize certain insurance transactions and policies in a language other than English. 
HB 1101revise certain provisions regarding used motorcycles offered for sale at an event. 
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 1104revise certain provisions regarding the arrest of certain victims of domestic abuse. 
HB 1106authorize hunting preference points to be granted to persons age ten years or older. 
HB 1114establish certain requirements for students enrolling in resident school districts or assigned schools after participating in open enrollment. 
HB 1116revise certain provisions regarding special interest motor vehicle license plates. 
HB 1117revise certain provisions regarding the licensing of historical motor vehicles. 
HB 1118make an appropriation to allow the Veterans Services Center in Sioux Falls to resume and enhance operational services on Saturdays. 
HB 1146revise certain provisions regarding the consumption of alcoholic beverages by passengers aboard vehicles operated by licensed carriers. 
HB 1148revise certain provisions regarding the eligibility to serve on the Game, Fish, and Parks Commission. 
HB 1149prohibit the sale of certain industrial and construction equipment at a price higher than is offered to other buyers. 
HB 1166revise certain provisions regarding waivers recommended by the School Finance Accountability Board. 
HB 1174revise certain provisions regarding rights for crime victims. 
HB 1176revise certain provisions regarding campaign finance disclosure reports. 
HB 1185establish provisions regarding the storage of wine at certain licensed premises. 
HB 1195revise certain provisions regarding refunds of motor vehicle license fees. 
HB 1199prohibit collective bargaining by employees of the Board of Regents. 
HB 1205require certain health benefit plans to provide coverage to persons with a serious medical condition for certain dental care services. 
HB 1229provide for the primary enforcement of the seat belt law and to revise the penalty for a violation of that law. 
HB 1230provide for the primary enforcement of the law prohibiting certain electronic communications while operating a motor vehicle and to revise the penalty for a violation of that law. 
HB 1241establish an annual fee for certain electric motor vehicles and electric hybrid motor vehicles. 
HB 1264authorize the construction of the precision agriculture building and certain renovations at South Dakota State University, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1268provide for revised dates to prefile legislation. 
HB 1311revise certain provisions regarding legislator salaries. 
HC 1001Honoring Arlene Kvislen for her outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the State of South Dakota, the Legislature, and the South Dakota House of Representatives. 
HC 1005Honoring the South Dakota Association of Rural Water Systems, Inc. on being named 2017 State Association of the Year. 
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 1007Recognizing and congratulating Sioux Falls Little League on their historic first season of Little League Baseball in 2017. 
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 1009Recognizing and congratulating the Sioux Falls Storm for the team's successes both on and off the playing field. 
HC 1013Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its seventieth anniversary on June 14-16, 2018. 
HC 1014Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters' BB Gun Team for winning the 2017 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. 
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 1019To honor and celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Vermeer Corporation and their contribution to the farming industry. 
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 1022Commending and honoring Shannon Tjaden for being selected as the 2017-18 Elementary Teacher of the Year by the Society for Health And Physical Educators (SHAPE) of South Dakota. 
HC 1023Recognizing and congratulating Oran Sorenson on his induction into the State Wrestling Hall of Fame. 
HCR 1002Recognizing the great need and offering support for additional mental health services in western South Dakota. 
HCR 1004Urging the Governor to fuel the state fleet with premium E-30 fuel. 
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 1008that tobacco, alcohol, and other drug marketing have no place in the lives of the children of the state. 
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 1004Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next election a Constitutional amendment to revise certain provisions relating to the rights of crime victims. 
HJR 1005Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to fishing, hunting, and trapping. 
HJR 1006Proposing 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. 
SB 71revise certain provisions related to a license renewal for the practice of medicine, osteopathy, surgery, or obstetrics. 
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 95revise certain provisions regarding ingestion of certain controlled substances. 
SB 98revise certain provisions regarding the 911 emergency surcharge, the public safety 911 emergency fund, and revenue distribution and to repeal the 911 emergency surcharge sunset clause. 
SB 99authorize the release of certain 911 emergency surcharge information to public safety answering points. 
SB 100establish certain provisions related to grant monitoring and review and to revise certain record retention policies. 
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 181provide for the Servicemember Firearms Protection Act. 
SB 183provide funds to the precision agriculture fund by revising the allocation of petroleum release compensation and inspection fee revenues and online lottery revenues and to repeal the ethanol fuel fund. 
SB 199revise certain provisions regarding nonmeandered waters. 
SC 5Commending and honoring the 2017 Tea Area High School Titans Boys Soccer Team and the students and staff involved in the program. 
SC 38Congratulating and commending the Deuel Cardinals on their Class A High School Gymnastics Championship and their successful 2018 season. 
SC 40Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing on being awarded the Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque. 
SC 45Commending and honoring Greysen Hertting of the University of South Dakota, for being named the Summit League Diver of the Year for the fourth consecutive season. 
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 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 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 4Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election a new section to Article XII of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the creation and administration of a trust fund with the net receipts from certain unclaimed property. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled