The Nebraska Retirement Systems Committee heard testimony Jan. 22 on a bill that would make a number of governance and administrative changes to the Public Employees Retirement Board (PERB), Nebraska Public Employees Retirement System (NPERS), Nebraska Investment Council, Class V School Employees Retirement Plan and the Class V plan’s board of trustees.Read more
Members of the Transportation and Telecommunications Committee heard testimony Jan. 22 on a bill that would allow the Nebraska Department of Transportation to complete roads projects more efficiently.Read more
Senators continued the introduction of new bills Jan. 22.
Among the 111 measures introduced were:
LB495, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Justin Wayne, which would provide for collection of data on student disciplinary actions;Read more
Senators reconvened Jan. 18 to introduce new bills.
Among the 73 measures introduced were:
LB413, sponsored by Plymouth Sen. Tom Brandt, which would change application submission deadlines under the Nebraska Advantage Act;Read more
Nebraska Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Heavican commended the state judicial branch’s great strides in increasing access to justice in his State of the Judiciary address Jan. 17.Read more
Senators reconvened Jan. 17 to introduce new bills.
Among the 30 measures introduced were:
LB378, sponsored by Blair Sen. Ben Hansen, which would change helmet provisions for autocycles, motorcycles and mopeds;Read more
Senators reconvened Jan. 16 to introduce new bills.
Among the 66 measures introduced were:
LB313, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Kate Bolz, which would provide the office of Inspector General of the Nebraska Correctional System with oversight over regional centers;Read more
Gov. Pete Ricketts revealed his budgetary and legislative priorities for Nebraska during his State of the State address Jan. 15. The governor highlighted proposals to restrict state spending, provide property tax relief and create career opportunities.Read more
Senators reconvened Jan. 15 to introduce new bills.
Among the 57 measures introduced were:
LB261, sponsored by Bennington Sen. Wendy DeBoer, which would require use of redistricting maps drawn using state-issued computer software;Read more
Senators reconvened Jan. 14 to introduce new bills.
Among the 39 measures introduced were:
LB226, sponsored by Grand Island Sen. Dan Quick, which would state intent relating to appropriations for the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center-Kearney and the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center-Geneva;Read more
The newly updated BillTracker application, which has been redesigned by Nebraska Interactive, allows a user to follow one or more bills and receive information about legislative activity sent directly to an email inbox.Read more
Senators reconvened Jan. 11 to introduce new bills.
Among the 84 measures introduced were:
LB144, sponsored by Venango Sen. Dan Hughes, which would provide for voter approval of nonpartisan nomination and partisan election of county officers;Read more
Surrounded by family, lawmakers and the media, Pete Ricketts was sworn in for a second term as Nebraska’s governor Jan. 10.Read more
Senators reconvened Jan. 10 to introduce new bills.
Among the 132 measures introduced were:
LB13, sponsored by Bellevue Sen. Carol Blood, which would provide a sales tax exemption for breast pumps and related supplies and exempt breastfeeding from public indecency offenses;Read more
The 106th Nebraska Legislature convened Jan. 9 for its 90-day first session. Thirteen new members and 13 re-elected senators were sworn into office, and lawmakers elected chairpersons of the Legislature’s standing committees.Read more