Representative Herman Otten — 2013


Picture of Representative Herman Otten

Party: Republican
Term: New Member
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 GovernmentMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 414 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1172appropriate one-time funds for enhancement of secondary career and technical education. 
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.  

Co Sponsor

HB 1098require the Legislature to approve bonds for lease purchase agreements with the four postsecondary technical institutes, and to approve bonds for lease purchase agreements with Western Dakota Technical Institute and Southeast Technical Institute. 
HB 1117revise the definition of a temporary special events lot for the purposes of vehicle dealer licensing. 
HB 1118revise certain provisions regarding special motor vehicle license plates for veterans with disabilities. 
HB 1133establish an innovation grant program for school districts and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1140revise the schedule for payment of excise taxes for farm wineries. 
HB 1157increase certain penalties regarding the sale of petroleum products. 
HB 1162provide for special organ donation decals for license plates. 
HB 1187provide alternative brand inspection procedures for certain rodeo livestock. 
HB 1208prohibit the release of medical waste and to provide a penalty therefor. 
HB 1216prohibit computer damage, computer theft, and unauthorized computer access and provide penalties therefor. 
HB 1218exempt from sales and use taxes certain computer equipment and software purchased for use in data centers. 
HB 1221provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. 
HB 1223establish a task force to study the delivery of services to veterans. 
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 1242make application under Article V of the United States Constitution for a Balanced Budget Amendment Convention. 
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 1016Honoring George Zahn and his wife for their many years of public service to the municipality of Worthing. 
HC 1017Commending and honoring the 2011-2012 Girls AA Mitchell High School Kernel Basketball Team for winning the State AA Girls Basketball Championship. 
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 1070Honoring the memory of Milo Smith. 
HC 1072Recognizing Representative Burt Tulson for his personal achievements and congratulating him on his induction into the South Dakota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame. 
HCR 1001in opposition to certain actions by animal rights groups to undermine agricultural producers. 
HCR 1004Expressing support for the 2013 South Dakota coordinated plan for natural resources conservation. 
HCR 1011Encouraging pedestrians and bicyclists to wear brightly colored clothing when using a public highway and for motorists to watch for pedestrians and bicyclists. 
HR 1001endorsing the induction of Tom C. Miller into the PRCA Rodeo Hall of Fame. 
HR 1002Urging the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs to be proactive in facilitating the development of a South Dakota Veterans cemetery in eastern South Dakota and in working with the South Dakota Department of Human Resources to ensure that South Dakota veterans are afforded state employment opportunities. 
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 121repeal certain provisions relating to the Commission on Intergovernmental Cooperation. 
SB 194extend the sunset date for certain expenditures from a school district's capital outlay fund. 
SB 195revise the distribution of the wind energy tax. 
SB 199exempt certain property used for educational purposes from taxation. 
SB 207make certain legislative findings concerning federal infringement on Second Amendment rights. 
SB 227revise provisions relating to the possession of firearms on snowmobiles. 
SB 238appropriate money to the animal damage control fund for predator control services 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 7Honoring Mary McClung with the city of Harrisburg, South Dakota as Municipal Finance Officer of the Year. 
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 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 19Commending and honoring the White River Tigers Boys Basketball Team for its 2012 State Class B Basketball Championship. 
SC 29Honoring Courtney Peterson of Sisseton, South Dakota, as the recipient of the 2012 Miss Rodeo America First Runner-up Award. 
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). 

Hearings

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