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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 436 bills.

Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

  • SC 42

    Honoring Derek Miles for winning a bronze medal in men's pole vault during the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games.

  • SC 44

    Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Cross Country Team, for their outstanding athletic performance upon winning their fourth consecutive Summit League Championship.

  • SC 43

    Congratulating and recognizing Brittany Jessen from the University of South Dakota as the only player to be named Summit League Setter of the Year for the third consecutive season.

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  • SC 40

    Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing on being awarded the Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque.

  • HC 1017

    Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 155th Engineer Company on being awarded the Itschner Award and the Reserve Family Readiness Award.

  • HC 1016

    Commending the entire South Dakota Army National Guard on being elected as the overall winner in the 2017 Army Communities of Excellence Awards.

Recent Votes

SB 187

Do Pass Amended - 2018

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3085.0
•••No: 514.0
•••Other: 00.0
HB 1270

Do Pass - 2018

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 457.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 342.0
SB 181

Placed on calendar pursuant to JR 6F-6 - 2018

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 1440.0
•••No: 2057.0
•••Other: 12.0
SB 193

Do Pass Amended - 2018

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 1542.0
•••No: 2057.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 166

Do Pass Amended - 2018

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 35100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 161

Do Pass Amended - 2018

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 1028.0
•••No: 2571.0
•••Other: 00.0
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