Representative Herman Otten — 2017


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

Regulation of Access to and Use of Non-Meandered Waters ...Member 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1125make accessible to the public certain information relating to the partners in education tax credit program. 
SB 143create an off-sale delivery license and to allow certain off-sale licensees to deliver alcohol. 
SB 146revise the voting authority of an alderman. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1057revise when improvement districts shall hold an election of board members. 
HB 1069repeal and revise certain provisions related to campaign finance and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1073revise and repeal certain provisions regarding gifts from registered lobbyists to public officials. 
HB 1074provide for limits on certain out-of-state contributions to ballot question committees. 
HB 1077provide for the assignment of certain benefits in dental care insurance coverage. 
HB 1079clarify certain provisions regarding municipal assessments and the collection of delinquent fees by the county. 
HB 1085revise certain provisions concerning the occupational tax imposed by business improvement districts. 
HB 1086provide certain provisions requiring the official state seed certification agency to obtain liability insurance. 
HB 1088revise certain provisions regarding required stops at railroad crossings. 
HB 1089provide certain provisions regarding investigations of misconduct by certain public officials. 
HB 1093revise certain definitions relating to employment and workers compensation. 
HB 1096provide for a criminal penalty for any person who prevents the enforcement of a secured creditor's security interest upon repossession of a motor vehicle. 
HB 1100allow law enforcement to initiate a mental illness hold in domestic abuse situations. 
HB 1106create a leased residential property classification. 
HB 1112revise certain provisions related to construction managers on certain public improvement projects. 
HB 1116revise certain standards for new construction where a building code ordinance has not been adopted. 
HB 1121revise certain provisions regarding collective bargaining for teachers. 
HB 1124exempt a person with a commercial driver license from the requirement to have a hazardous materials endorsement on the license under certain conditions. 
HB 1134provide certain protection to state and local government employees regarding the disclosure of information in good faith. 
HB 1139revise certain provisions concerning adverse possession of certain real property. 
HB 1166revise certain provisions regarding open records. 
HB 1179revise certain provisions related to exemptions from licensure for nonresidential mortgage loans. 
HB 1184exempt certain persons working in postsecondary technical institutes from collective bargaining provisions. 
HB 1187revise the process by which courts consider appeals of decisions regarding conditional use requests. 
HB 1188accommodate legislation to promote agricultural development. 
HB 1200revise certain provisions regarding contributions to ballot question committees. 
HC 1001Honoring and commending Dale Lamphere, of Sturgis, South Dakota, and his team for the monumental sculpture, "Dignity", and Norm and Eunabel McKie, of Rapid City, South Dakota, for their generous financial support of the sculpture project. 
HC 1003Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard 114th Fighter Wing on being awarded the Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque and for its continued demonstration of support to the local community and the state. 
HC 1004Honoring Raina Grimsley of Mitchell, South Dakota, Girls State Governor, and Max Hawkins of Renner, 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 1005Commending the entire South Dakota Army National Guard on being awarded a first place gold finish in the 2016 Army Communities of Excellence Awards. 
HC 1006Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard 153rd Engineer Battalion of Huron, South Dakota, for being awarded the Walter T. Kerwin Jr. Readiness Award and for its continued demonstration of support to the local community and the state. 
HC 1007Commending the South Dakota National Guard Company C, 1st Battalion, 189th Aviation Regiment of Rapid City, South Dakota, for being awarded the National Guard Association of the United States Certificate of Victory and for its continued demonstration of support to the local community and the state. 
HC 1008Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team for winning the 2016 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. 
HC 1009Commending the South Dakota National Guard 82nd Civil Support Team of Rapid City, South Dakota, on being awarded the General John J. Pershing Trophy and for its continued demonstration of support to the local community and the state. 
HC 1010Commending and honoring the 2016 Habitat for Humanity-South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
HC 1014Honoring the city of Mobridge for being included in the 2017 Governor's Awards for Outstanding Support of the Arts by an Organization or Business. 
HC 1015Honoring Mel Chandler for his outstanding service to the State of South Dakota. 
HC 1017Posthumously honoring the life, character, and achievements of Bob Hanson. 
HC 1025Honoring Phyllis Perkovich for her outstanding commitment and service to the South Dakota legislative page program and the youth of South Dakota. 
HC 1026Honoring Laura Ingalls Wilder's 150th birthday and the celebration of this milestone in De Smet, South Dakota. 
HC 1027Congratulating and recognizing Coach Luke Vander Leest of Sioux Falls Christian High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as the 2016 U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Coach of the Year for Boys High School Cross Country across all classes in the state of South Dakota. 
HCR 1007Strengthening and expanding sister-state ties between South Dakota and Taiwan; supporting the signing of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and a Bilateral Investment Agreement (BIA) with the United States; and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile. 
HCR 1013To urge the United States Department of State to approve the presidential permit application allowing the construction and operation of the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline between the United States and Canada. 
HJR 1001Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election an amendment to Article XXI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to fishing, hunting, and trapping. 
SB 56revise certain investment fee rates for employer contribution to the South Dakota future special revenue fund and certain procedures regarding employer contribution rates for the state unemployment compensation fund. 
SB 65establish the South Dakota Board of Technical Education and to revise certain provisions regarding career and technical education and postsecondary technical institutes. 
SB 71revise certain provisions of the reinvestment payment program. 
SB 73provide a special tribal veteran license plate for certain motor vehicles. 
SB 74exempt the elected members of the governing board of any federally recognized Indian tribe from the requirement to register as lobbyists. 
SB 77provide for a fiscal note for any initiated measure, initiated amendment to the Constitution, or referred law that would have a fiscal impact on the state. 
SB 79revise certain provisions regarding the display of motorcycle license plates. 
SB 101provide for the release of certain military records. 
SB 102require that the name and telephone number of an organization fighting to end sex trafficking be given, in writing, to any woman seeking an abortion. 
SB 104protect certain easement holders and rural customers from shutoffs by certain energy companies. 
SB 118allow for special motor vehicle license plates depicting the Dignity sculpture. 
SB 120repeal the Legislative Planning Committee and revise certain provisions regarding agency performance reviews. 
SB 125revise the list of organizations that may approve and accredit a nonpublic school. 
SB 135revise certain meat labeling requirements. 
SB 160establish provisions for the selection and instruction of delegates to an Article V convention for proposing an amendment to the United States Constitution. 
SB 166provide certain provisions excluding business-to-business lending from certain money lending limitations. 
SB 170revise certain provisions regarding the maximum width restriction for farm implements operated on a public highway 
SC 1Commending and honoring the 2015-2016 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: Jim Holbeck, Harrisburg, School Superintendent; Todd Brist, Watertown, Middle School Principal; Lory DuFrain, Wagner, School Business Official; Ethan Dschaak, Meade, Elementary School Principal; Kevin Lein, Harrisburg, Secondary School Principal; Ryan Rollinger, Harrisburg, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Sherri Becker, Mitchell, Curriculum Leader; and Jennifer Heggelund, Watertown, Director of Special Education, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. 
SC 18Recognizing and congratulating Jonathon A. Brown of Boy Scout Troop 1187 for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. 
SC 20Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard 153rd Engineer Battalion of Huron, South Dakota, for being awarded the Major General Milton A. Reckord Trophy and for its continued demonstration of support to the local community and the state. 
SC 36Honoring Christopher Todd Jumper of Boy Scout Troop 28, North Sioux City, South Dakota, for earning the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. 
SC 37Honoring the Beresford and Alcester-Hudson School District cooperative wrestling program for an excellent season and for victorious performances in the 2017 Class B State Wrestling Tournament. 
SCR 1Inviting President Donald J. Trump to visit the State of South Dakota, and most especially to visit Mount Rushmore Memorial and Crazy Horse Memorial. 
SCR 2Supporting the electoral college system. 
SCR 3Recognizing the outstanding public service of President James Monroe. 
SCR 5Endorsing the induction of Howard Hunter, Sr. into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. 
SCR 9To accept an invitation to attend a balanced budget amendment planning committee. 
SCR 14Urging the Governor to fuel the state fleet with premium E-30 fuel. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled