Senator Ernie Otten — 2019


Picture of Senator Ernie Otten

Party: Republican
Term: New Member
District: 06
Counties: Lincoln
Occupation: Contractor Sales

Home Address:
46787 273rd St.
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 
TransportationMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 423 

Prime Sponsor

SB 177limit the authority of certain institutions of higher education to regulate the possession of guns by students on campus. 
SC 7Honoring Mary McClung with the city of Harrisburg, South Dakota as Municipal Finance Officer of the Year. 
SC 17Honoring Mrs. Tonda Kirton on her selection as Hood Magazine's Teacher of the Year. 
SC 21Honoring Mrs. Laura Kuper on her ninety-seventh birthday. 
SC 23Honoring Mr. Tim Raabe of Lennox, South Dakota, for being named High School Principal of the Year. 
SC 24Honoring Tim Koehler, of Harrisburg, South Dakota, for being named Middle School Principal of the Year. 
SC 27Honoring Dale Cook as 2012 Tea Firefighter of the Year. 
SC 33Honoring Mrs. Renita Dose of Lennox Middle School for receiving School Band and Orchestra magazine's "50 Directors Who Make a Difference" award.  
HB 1010provide for exceptions from certain misdemeanor offenses relating to possession of handguns. 
HB 1081specify the duration of certain municipal appointments. 
HB 1082revise certain provisions concerning the designation of official newspapers for municipalities. 
HB 1129prohibit businesses and employers from establishing certain policies against the ability of an invitee or employee to store firearms and ammunition in a locked motor vehicle parked on the premises. 
HCR 1010Recognizing the achievements of President Gerald Ford. 

Co Sponsor

SB 70improve public safety. 
SB 74require the forfeiture of preference points for certain hunting licenses upon conviction of unlawfully killing, destroying, taking, or possessing trophy animals. 
SB 83designate Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day as a working holiday. 
SB 91reduce the rate for the contractor's excise tax over a period of time and to repeal the contractor's excise tax in three years. 
SB 92provide for the repair of property that has sustained damage when the materials are no longer available in the marketplace. 
SB 93revise certain provisions concerning requirements of fire sprinklers in single family dwellings. 
SB 97prohibit the publication of certain information pertaining to firearm possession and ownership. 
SB 100establish a wine direct shipper permit and to provide for certain direct shipments of wine. 
SB 116establish a subordinate agricultural supplier's lien for an unpaid charge account billing statement. 
SB 125provide for the award of joint physical custody of children under certain circumstances. 
SB 139regulate certain market activity in a health exchange. 
SB 191increase state aid to education and revise certain provisions related to education funding. 
SB 199exempt certain property used for educational purposes from taxation. 
SB 205authorize the hunting of wolves in certain circumstances. 
SB 207make certain legislative findings concerning federal infringement on Second Amendment rights. 
SB 227revise provisions relating to the possession of firearms on snowmobiles. 
SB 236appropriate money to the Board of Regents to fund the expansion of information systems programs and cyber security programs at Dakota State University, and to declare an emergency. 
SC 2Commending Principal Dan Walsh for his years of service in education in South Dakota. 
SC 5Commending and congratulating Colton Manville, Trevor Mahoney, and Dean Laganiere, students at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, for qualifying for the Olympics of Computer Science which will take place in Russia. 
SC 8Honoring Harold Thune and Jerald Applebee of Murdo for their individual accomplishments, as well as their efforts and involvement with the Annual Jones County Invitational Basketball Tournament. 
SC 11Acknowledging the Deubrook Area High School Football Team for winning the 2012 State 9AA Football Championship. 
SC 13Honoring the crew of North Carolina Air National Guard, MAFFS (Modular Airborne FireFighting System) 7, 145th Airlift Wing, Charlotte, North Carolina. 
SC 14honoring Molly Hermann of Sturgis, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Ty Wiley 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. 
SC 16Commending and honoring Gale Lundberg on his retirement from teaching and coaching for fifty years in South Dakota schools. 
SC 22Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days Festivities on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary on June 20, 21, and 22, 2013. 
SC 29Honoring Courtney Peterson of Sisseton, South Dakota, as the recipient of the 2012 Miss Rodeo America First Runner-up Award. 
SC 30Honoring Kristina Maddocks of Hecla, South Dakota as 2013 Miss Rodeo South Dakota. 
SCR 1Urging action by Congress on agricultural issues and the federal farm bill. 
SCR 5Commending the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) pilot program at Wagner Community School, and honoring Sage Zephier for delivering the student address for the JAG National Leadership Awards Luncheon in Washington. 
SCR 6Requesting the Congress of the United States to enact legislation that would reinstate the separation of commercial and investment banking functions that were in effect under the Glass-Steagall Act (Banking Act of 1933). 
SJR 2Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election amendments to Article XI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the vote required to increase taxes. 
SJR 4Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article III, section 6 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, concerning term limits for legislators. 
SR 1endorsing the induction of Tom C. Miller into the PRCA Rodeo Hall of Fame. 
SR 2Commending the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) pilot program at Wagner Community School, and honoring Sage Zephier for delivering the student address for the JAG National Leadership Awards Luncheon in Washington, D.C. 
HB 1067designate POW/MIA Recognition Day as a working holiday. 
HB 1084designate Purple Heart Recognition Day as a working holiday. 
HB 1091establish certain provisions regarding the labeling of motor fuel at a retail fuel pump and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1100authorize the use of certain gold and silver coins as legal tender. 
HB 1120allow regional intergovernmental cooperation for sewer utilities and to provide for the establishment of rates and charges. 
HB 1121require the publication of information on the number of veterans and veterans with service-connected disabilities employed by South Dakota state government. 
HB 1124provide for the appointment of members of the South Dakota Pulse Crops Council. 
HB 1130define certain terms relating to bail bonds. 
HB 1131revise the property exempted from levy in bankruptcy cases. 
HB 1152revise certain provisions relating to the administrative office and to the appointment and direction of the executive director of the South Dakota Wheat Utilization, Research and Market Development Commission. 
HB 1156revise certain provisions concerning nonresident waterfowl licenses. 
HB 1159revise certain provisions relating to identity theft and employment. 
HB 1160clarify certain penalty provisions relating to damage caused by wildlife to land, livestock, or crops. 
HB 1171exempt certain property from bankruptcy levy. 
HB 1172appropriate one-time funds for enhancement of secondary career and technical education. 
HB 1175establish sanctions relating to the hiring of illegal aliens. 
HB 1180allow veterans to receive credit for certain military training and experience. 
HB 1190prohibit the State of South Dakota and its political subdivisions from adopting and developing United Nations sponsored environmental and developmental policies that would infringe or restrict the private property rights of the owners of private property. 
HB 1194revise the period during which fireworks may be discharged. 
HB 1195restrict the use of fireworks leaving debris on private property. 
HB 1203allow nonpublic schools to obtain state accreditation without adhering to any Common Core standards. 
HB 1204require the Board of Education to obtain legislative approval before adopting any further Common Core standards, and to repeal a provision requiring the board to conduct certain public hearings. 
HB 1215limit the authority of delegates to a limited constitutional convention to vote for unauthorized amendments contrary to legislative instructions and to provide a penalty for the violation thereof. 
HB 1219amend the benefit allowance exempt from levy in bankruptcy cases. 
HB 1221provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. 
HB 1232differentiate the penalty for hiring another person to engage in sexual activity based on the age of the victim and to provide a penalty therefor. 
HB 1248allow assisted living centers to accept and retain residents with dementia. 
HC 1005Commending and honoring the 2012 Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
HC 1017Commending and honoring the 2011-2012 Girls AA Mitchell High School Kernel Basketball Team for winning the State AA Girls Basketball Championship. 
HC 1021Honoring and commemorating the fifty-fifth anniversary in 2013 of the annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. 
HC 1022Honoring the South Dakota Department of Agriculture for one hundred ten years of promoting, protecting, preserving, and improving South Dakota's agriculture for today and tomorrow. 
HC 1023Honoring Daniel Schmidtman as a recipient of the 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
HC 1024Commending and congratulating Bridger Gordon, age twelve, of Whitewood on achieving national recognition for exemplary volunteer service by receiving a 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
HC 1025Recognizing Saturday, July 27, 2013, as the National Day of the American Cowboy. 
HC 1070Honoring the memory of Milo Smith. 
HCR 1001in opposition to certain actions by animal rights groups to undermine agricultural producers. 
HCR 1002Urging the United States Supreme Court to revisit the Roe v. Wade case and to overturn its decision. 
HCR 1003Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. 
HCR 1004Expressing support for the 2013 South Dakota coordinated plan for natural resources conservation. 
HCR 1005Recognizing November 2013 as COPD Awareness Month. 
HCR 1006Petitioning the President of the United States and the Department of State to authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline. 
HCR 1008Exposing and opposing United Nations Agenda 21. 

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