Representative Herman Otten — 2019


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 414 
Local GovernmentChair TTh 10:00 AM Room 414 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1078revise certain provisions regarding the repair of sidewalks within a municipality. 
HB 1079allow a person to perform plumbing work on the person's own property without a license and establish a fee. 
HB 1210authorize the direct shipment of wine by wine clubs. 
SC 20Honoring and commending the 2018 Tea Area High School Titans Boys Soccer Team and the students and staff involved in the program. 
SC 21Commending and honoring the Tea Area High School boys' golf team for their second State A Championship title under the leadership of head coach, Jason Sudenga. 
SC 22Honoring and commending the Lennox Junior Legion baseball team for capturing the 2018 South Dakota State Junior Legion Baseball Title. 
SC 23Honoring and commending Travis Ehrisman, high school science teacher, on being named Tea Area School District Teacher of the Year. 
SC 24Honoring, commending, and thanking Lincoln County Officer Travis Johns on being named South Dakota Officer of the Year in 2018 by the South Dakota Association of School Resource Officers. 
SC 25Honoring and commending Harrisburg student Andrea Brandner, winner of two grand championships at the 2018 South Dakota State 4-H Horse Show. 
SC 26Honoring and commending David Preheim for being selected as the 2018 Southeast Area Assistant Principal of the Year by the Southeast Area Principals' Group. 
SC 27Honoring Lennox High School freshman Xavier Larson for receiving a superior award at the state-wide oral interpretation competition. 
SC 28Honoring and commending Blake Crosby on being awarded Lennox School District Teacher of the Year. 
SC 31Honoring and commending Jaelyn Morehead on being recognized as Tea Area's first National Merit Finalist. 
SCR 2To provide for legislative task forces to study, report, and develop and consider recommendations and proposed legislation regarding sustainable improvements to the continuum of mental health services available in the state. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1043require the Department of Social Services to collect and report certain information regarding the military affiliation of a parent whose child is subject to a report of abuse or neglect. 
HB 1044authorize certain children who are subject to a pending military relocation to apply for enrollment in a school district. 
HB 1048authorize a public body to conduct certain deliberations in an executive or closed meeting. 
HB 1051establish the South Dakota state seal of civics literacy program. 
HB 1056prohibit certain local ordinances regarding firearms. 
HB 1075revise certain provisions regarding the authority of conservation district governing boards. 
HB 1076revise certain real estate licensee advertising restrictions and grant rule-making authority regarding real estate teams. 
HB 1077revise provisions regarding designation of a no maintenance highway. 
HB 1082to revise certain provisions regarding scrap metal purchases. 
HB 1092revise certain provisions regarding campaign finance disclosure reports. 
HB 1111provide for professional or occupational licensure for certain active duty military personnel and spouses. 
HB 1116prohibit the conduct of certain physical examinations or screenings on students in a school district without parental consent. 
HB 1120appropriate funds for forest health and resilience. 
HB 1121repeal certain provisions regarding health inspections of food service establishments. 
HB 1124require health care facilities that perform mammography to inform mammography patients on breast density. 
HB 1160revise certain provisions regarding emergency management. 
HB 1178revise provisions regarding the beginning period for absentee voting. 
HB 1182require a balanced and representative membership on the Game, Fish and Parks Commission. 
HB 1188revise provisions regarding fertilizer inspection fees. 
HB 1191legalize the growth, production, and processing of industrial hemp and derivative products in the state. 
HB 1206provide for divestiture of certain state investment holdings. 
HB 1229require optional services through Medicaid to be authorized through special appropriation. 
HB 1242include opossums within the definition of predator and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1243revise provisions regarding hate crimes. 
HC 1002Honoring the life of Beverly Smith. 
HC 1004Honoring and commending Myron Floren, for his service to the state of South Dakota through his exemplary work as an accordionist. 
HC 1007Honoring Calico Ducheneaux of Mobridge, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Seamus Duffy of Sioux Falls, South Dakota Boys State Governor and commending the South Dakota American Legion and Auxiliary for their sponsorship and coordination of the Girls State and Boys State programs. 
HC 1009Honoring Rena Ortbahn for her outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the State of South Dakota and the South Dakota Legislature. 
HC 1011Honoring and commending the city of Yankton on the 150th anniversary of its incorporation. 
HC 1012Honoring the 2018 Augustana University Baseball Team and the students and staff involved in the baseball program. 
HC 1016Commending and honoring Dakota Wesleyan University Women's Basketball Team for their outstanding athletic performance upon winning their first NAIA Division II National Championship in the 2018 season. 
HC 1017Recognizing the individuals and organizations participating in memorial rides and runs this winter to honor and pay tribute to those brave relatives who lost their lives during the tumultuous times in the 1860s through the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890. 
HC 1021Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard 114th Fighter Wing of Sioux Falls on being awarded the Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Major General John J. Pesch Flight Safety Award, and William W. Spruance Safety Award for 2018. 
HC 1025Commending and honoring Raica, a police service dog for the South Dakota Highway Patrol and her Police Service Dog Handler Trooper Michael Dale, for their loyal team service to the State of South Dakota for the past seven years. 
HC 1026Honoring the service of the South Dakota National Guard's Adjutant General, Major General Timothy A. Reisch, for his tenure serving as Adjutant Major General for the State of South Dakota Department of Military from April 2011 through June 2019. 
HC 1028Celebrating and commemorating the commissioning of the USS South Dakota. 
HCR 1004Strengthening the sister-state ties between the State of South Dakota and Taiwan; supporting the signing of a Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA) between Taiwan and the United States; and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile. 
HCR 1005Petitioning Congress and the President to defend Israel against hostile actions; expressing the strongest support for, and unity with, the people and State of Israel; and strongly condemning the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement and the increasing incidents of anti-Semitism against Israel and the Jewish people. 
HCR 1006Instructing South Dakota's congressional representatives to support an effort in Congress to terminate the U.S. Department of Education. 
HJR 1005To apply for a convention of states under Article V of the Constitution of the United States to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and to limit the terms of office for federal officials and members of Congress. 
SB 8provide for a statewide resource information system. 
SB 47repeal and revise certain provisions regarding permits to carry a concealed pistol. 
SB 48authorize counties on behalf of certain improvement districts to issue convention facility on-sale licenses to sell alcoholic beverages. 
SB 62provide for the use of certain general funds to increase Medicaid reimbursement rates for existing Medicaid providers. 
SB 68define certain acts as misbranding of food products. 
SB 70revise certain provisions regarding hospital liens. 
SB 71prohibit capital punishment of any person with severe mental illness. 
SB 79increase the penalty for theft of a firearm. 
SB 84authorize the possession and administration of opioid antagonists by school district and nonpublic school personnel, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 85revise the deadline for the Department of Health's annual report regarding abortions. 
SB 90revise provisions regarding certain financial interest statements filed by persons elected to state or local office. 
SB 100reduce the number of petition signatures required for conservation district supervisor elections. 
SB 115authorize the conditional carrying of a concealed pistol in the state capitol by certain persons. 
SB 154authorize the production and transport of saltwater crustaceans. 
SB 171designate saltwater aquatic farms as agricultural operations. 
SC 13Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Cross Country Team for their outstanding athletic performance in winning their fifth consecutive Summit League Championship. 
SC 14Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Basketball Team for their outstanding athletic performance in winning their third regular season Summit League Championship in four years. 
SC 30Commending, honoring, and thanking President George H. W. Bush for his many years of great service to our country. 
SCR 7Directing the Executive Board to create a fifteen-member task force to study and make legislative proposals regarding alternatives to imprisonment for those convicted of the crime of ingestion of controlled substances. 
SCR 8Requesting Congress to lawfully change the Medicaid eligibility requirements to give states the option to provide Medicaid services to persons in jail pending disposition. 
SJR 2Proposing and submitting to the voters an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, providing for wagering on sporting events. 

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