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Ernie Otten

Republican — Senator — District 6
Available Terms:
  • 2013-2014
  • 2015-2016

Ernie Otten represents Senate District 6 in the South Dakota Senate, is a member of two committees, and is the primary sponsor of 207 bills.

2012 4207.67

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  • Capitol Office:

    Phone: 605-773-3821
  • District Office:

    46787 273rd
    Tea, SD 57064-8024

Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

  • SB 167

    revise certain provisions relating to moisture and protein content devices and the fee that may be charged for such devices.

  • SB 124

    revise the requirements for a petition for a minor boundary change.

  • HB 1155

    require that information be provided to a pregnant mother whose child tests positive for Down syndrome.

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  • HJR 1003

    Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article XIV of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the authority of the Board of Regents.

  • SB 128

    revise certain provisions concerning the general requirements that vehicle owners must satisfy before applying for military plates.

  • HB 1161

    limit certain rule making authority of the South Dakota High School Activities Association.

Recent Votes

HCR 1003

Concurred in Resolution

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 1954.0
•••No: 1542.0
•••Other: 12.0

Adopt Resolution

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3497.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 12.0
SB 79

Deferred to the 41st legislative day

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 571.0
•••No: 228.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 69

Do Pass Amended

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 777.0
•••No: 222.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 70

Do Pass Amended

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 9100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 71

Do Pass

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 9100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
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