Representative Herman Otten — 2020


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 1005revise certain provisions regarding the use of telehealth technologies. 
HB 1070modify requirements regarding the installation and inspection of certain electrical wiring. 
HB 1111revise provisions regarding the qualifications to serve on the Game, Fish and Parks Commission. 
HB 1254require a habitat stamp for certain hunting, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and jet skiing activities. 
HB 1255remove the requirement for a mandatory appraisal in exchanges of land between school districts. 
HB 1256fund shooting sports programs in public schools and to enhance outdoor recreational activities in the state. 
SB 1provide for the use of electronic communication in the involuntary commitment process and to declare an emergency. 
SB 53provide for a discount to senior citizens for state parks and recreation areas. 
SB 75provide for a habitat stamp on hunting and fishing licenses. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1059revise certain provisions regarding hunting with drones. 
HB 1067modify certain provisions regarding notice, service, and execution of judgments. 
HB 1068include out-of-state convictions for the basis of an enhanced penalty for the crime of stalking. 
HB 1076require a designation on a driver license for autism spectrum disorder under certain circumstances. 
HB 1080revise certain provisions regarding grain buyers. 
HB 1095revise requirements regarding hunting mentors. 
HB 1102make an appropriation to reimburse the aeronautics fund. 
HB 1115revise certain provisions related to athlete agent conduct. 
HB 1121establish immunity from liability for the inherent risks of camping. 
HB 1131prohibit the use of misleading identification for telephonic communications. 
HB 1134permit certain acts at a school honoring or graduation ceremony. 
HB 1152provide financial assistance for school sentinel training. 
HB 1165revise provisions regarding the acceptance of gifts by municipalities. 
HB 1171require commercial pesticide applicators to maintain proof of financial responsibility. 
HB 1181revise certain provisions regarding bounties for coyotes. 
HB 1204lower the total amount of tax credits that may be claimed on annual premium tax returns. 
HB 1212add certain persons to the list of mandatory reporters of suspected child abuse or neglect. 
HB 1219require certain health care professionals to recommend treatments alternative to opioids. 
HB 1231authorize premium cigars to be shipped and transported and modify tax provisions pertaining to premium cigars. 
HB 1266prohibit collective bargaining by employees of the Board of Regents. 
HB 1279require property owners to receive notification of property tax reduction programs. 
HC 8002Commending and honoring the 2018-2019 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: JOEL JORGENSON, Madison Central, School Superintendent; DON LYON, Spearfish, Middle School Principal; PAUL LUNDBERG, Brandon Valley, School Business Official; MATT ALLEY, West Central, Elementary School Principal; JOE CHILDS, Mitchell, Secondary School Principal; DAVE PREHEIM, Tea, Assistant High School Principal; MICHAEL AMOLINS, Harrisburg, Curriculum Leader; WENDY OTHEIM, Brookings, Director of Special Education, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. 
HC 8004Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial and mutually beneficial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. 
HC 8007Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's Ellwein family of Rapid City for being awarded the Association of the United States Army Volunteer Family of the Year Award for 2019. 
HC 8008Recognizing and honoring the Veterans Honor Park in Madison, South Dakota. 
HC 8011Commending and honoring Renee Ullom, a member of the Brandon Valley School District Board of Education, on her selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota for 2019. 
HC 8016Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing of Sioux Falls for being awarded the Meritorious Unit Award and Winston P. Wilson Trophy for 2019. 
HC 8017Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 139th Brigade Support Battalion of Brookings for being awarded the Major General Milton A. Reckard Trophy and General Walter T. Kerwin Jr. Award for 2019. 
HC 8018Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 153rd Forward Support Company of Huron on being awarded the National Guard Association of the United States' General John J. Pershing Trophy. 
HC 8019Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 730th Area Support Medical Company of Vermillion on being awarded the National Guard Association of the United States' Certificate of Victory. 
HC 8020To honor the Sioux Falls O'Gorman Knights as the 2019 Class 11 AAA State High School Football Champions. 
HCR 6005Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial and mutually beneficial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. 
HCR 6011Supporting the Recovering America's Wildlife Act. 
HJR 5001To 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. 
HJR 5003Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election, an amendment to Article XII of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to prohibiting the general appropriation bill from reappropriating or transferring funds that are in special funds and establishing rules pertaining to the administration of special funds. 
SB 2require the Department of Social Services to fully support a statewide centralized resource information system. 
SB 64prohibit capital punishment for any person suffering from a severe mental illness. 
SB 78increase funding for court appointed special advocates. 
SB 90revise the distribution of motor fuel tax revenue, create a small structure and large culvert fund, provide for the use and administration of the fund, and to make an appropriation thereof. 
SB 136authorize certain witnesses to be accompanied by a certified therapeutic dog in a criminal proceeding. 
SB 147prohibit collective bargaining by certain employees of the Board of Regents. 
SB 162provide limitations on the use of lighting equipment while hunting. 
SC 801Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its seventy-second Anniversary. 
SJR 501Proposing and submitting to the voters an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, providing for wagering on sporting events and to revise provisions regarding certain municipal proceeds of gaming revenues. 

Hearings

02/25 07:45 AM House Agriculture and Natural ResourcesSB 75provide for a habitat stamp on hunting and fishing licenses. 
02/24 02:00 PM House of RepresentativesHB 1070modify requirements regarding the installation and inspection of certain electrical wiring. 

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