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Ernie Otten

Republican — Senator — District 6
Available Terms:
  • 2013-2014
  • 2015-2016
  • 2017-2018

Ernie Otten represents Senate District 6 in the South Dakota Senate, is a member of three committees, and is the primary sponsor of 294 bills.

2012 4207.67

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Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

  • HB 1069

    repeal and revise certain provisions related to campaign finance and to declare an emergency.

  • SB 71

    revise certain provisions of the reinvestment payment program.

  • HB 1065

    repeal certain provisions regarding the liability of persons for certain business debts.

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  • SB 65

    establish the South Dakota Board of Technical Education and to revise certain provisions regarding career and technical education and postsecondary technical institutes.

  • SB 61

    update, revise, and repeal certain provisions relating to nurse practitioners and nurse midwives.

  • SB 56

    revise 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.

Recent Votes

SB 42

Do Pass

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 685.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 114.0
SB 9

Deferred to the 41st legislative day

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 777.0
•••No: 222.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 9

Do Pass

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 222.0
•••No: 777.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 23

Do Pass

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3291.0
•••No: 12.0
•••Other: 25.0
SB 34

Do Pass

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3188.0
•••No: 25.0
•••Other: 25.0
SB 40

Do Pass

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3394.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 25.0
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