Senator Ernie Otten — 2020


Picture of Senator Ernie Otten

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
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 
TransportationChair MWF 7:45 AM Room 423 

Prime Sponsor

SB 90revise provisions regarding certain financial interest statements filed by persons elected to state or local office. 
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. 
HB 1079allow a person to perform plumbing work on the person's own property without a license and establish a fee. 
HB 1082to revise certain provisions regarding scrap metal purchases. 

Co Sponsor

SB 9provide for the Firearms Protection Act. 
SB 51revise certain provisions regarding trusts. 
SB 52require a survey to determine the adequacy of civics and history instruction in accredited schools. 
SB 54regulate the use of care and maintenance funds by perpetual care cemeteries. 
SB 55require the national motto of the United States to be displayed in public schools. 
SB 78exempt certain medical providers from licensure. 
SB 79increase the penalty for theft of a firearm. 
SB 86revise provisions regarding certain tax rates. 
SB 94revise provisions regarding rule-making authority to establish certain fuel standards. 
SB 107revise provisions regarding rape. 
SB 115authorize the conditional carrying of a concealed pistol in the state capitol by certain persons. 
SB 121revise certain provisions regarding manufacturers' warranties for motor vehicles to include all-terrain vehicles. 
SB 147provide certain provisions regarding commercial pesticide applicators. 
SB 148provide for state employee protection from retaliation for certain communications. 
SB 154authorize the production and transport of saltwater crustaceans. 
SB 171designate saltwater aquatic farms as agricultural operations. 
SC 19Congratulating Abby Neff of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on the extraordinary honor of winning a 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
SC 29Honoring Lois Henry for her outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the State of South Dakota and the South Dakota Legislature. 
SC 35Recognizing and honoring the bravery of the Beresford FFA students who quickly and courageously acted to help the residents of a burning apartment building. 
SC 36Honoring the Canton High School wrestling team for their outstanding accomplishments during the 2018-2019 season. 
SCR 5Commending Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds for their votes to confirm Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the United States Supreme Court, and wishing Associate Justice Kavanaugh well in his new role. 
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. 
SJR 1Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, related to terms of office for members of the Legislature. 
HB 1040establish certain provisions regarding the opportunity scholarship program. 
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 1051establish the South Dakota state seal of civics literacy program. 
HB 1054revise certain provisions regarding the possession of firearms on certain vehicles. 
HB 1055require parental notification and agreement before the institution of an order to withhold resuscitation from certain patients. 
HB 1076revise certain real estate licensee advertising restrictions and grant rule-making authority regarding real estate teams. 
HB 1083revise certain programs to support education in South Dakota. 
HB 1084provide for specific classification of affordable housing structures for purposes of taxation. 
HB 1085revise certain programs to advance health care in South Dakota. 
HB 1086revise certain programs to expand economic development in South Dakota. 
HB 1088prohibit the use of certain electronic devices while driving. 
HB 1111provide for professional or occupational licensure for certain active duty military personnel and spouses. 
HB 1114revise provisions regarding state-owned motor vehicles. 
HB 1124require health care facilities that perform mammography to inform mammography patients on breast density. 
HB 1125create a property tax relief fund and to provide for the transfer of certain unobligated cash balances. 
HB 1171allow certain veterans to attend courses offered at postsecondary technical institutes without payment of tuition. 
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 1191legalize the growth, production, and processing of industrial hemp and derivative products in the state. 
HB 1193provide a criminal penalty for causing an abortion against a pregnant mother's will. 
HB 1197prohibit intentionally damaging monuments, statues, or memorials and provide a penalty therefor. 
HB 1206provide for divestiture of certain state investment holdings. 
HB 1229require optional services through Medicaid to be authorized through special appropriation. 
HB 1252increase the state's percentage of video lottery revenues and provide for the deposit of certain excess revenues. 
HB 1253provide funding for advertising that addresses the negative aspects of gambling. 
HC 1002Honoring the life of Beverly Smith. 
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 1012Honoring the 2018 Augustana University Baseball Team and the students and staff involved in the baseball program. 
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 1028Celebrating and commemorating the commissioning of the USS South Dakota. 
HJR 1003Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election a new section to Article XII of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the creation and administration of a trust fund using the net receipts from unclaimed property. 
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. 

Hearings

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