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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 0 committees, and is the primary sponsor of 229 bills.

2012 4207.67

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  • Capitol Office:

    Phone: 605-773-3821

Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

  • HC 1031

    Honoring the 2015 Huron High School Speech and Debate Team on their outstanding performance.

  • HC 1032

    Honoring the 75th anniversary of the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™, and recognizing Deadwood as "The Historic Jewel of the Black Hills."

  • HCR 1007

    opposing the EPA's guidelines to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants in a manner that will cause economic harm.

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  • SC 19

    Commending and honoring the Lennox School FFA chapter.

  • HC 1022

    Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team for winning the 2014 Daisy National BB Gun Championship.

  • SC 21

    recognizing and commending the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow, the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America.

Recent Votes

SB 136

Veto override

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3188.0
•••No: 12.0
•••Other: 38.0
SB 100

Veto override

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 2262.0
•••No: 1028.0
•••Other: 38.0
SB 159

Veto override

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 2160.0
•••No: 1131.0
•••Other: 38.0
SB 67

Concurred in amendments

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 2880.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 720.0
HB 1208

Do Pass Amended

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3085.0
•••No: 25.0
•••Other: 38.0
HB 1228

Conference Committee Report adopted

Legislator Vote: Yes

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