Day two bill introduction

Senators reconvened Jan. 9 to continue bill introduction.

Among the 49 measures introduced were:

LB727, sponsored by Scottsbluff Sen. John Harms, which would change provisions relating to anatomical gift donation designations on driver’s licenses and state identification cards;
LB730, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Rick Kolowski, which would change reporting provisions under the Child Protection Act;
LB741, sponsored by Gretna Sen. John Murante, which would require schools to have a policy relating to tornado drills as prescribed;
LB744, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Bill Avery, which would establish the Nebraska Sesquicentennial Commission;
LB756, sponsored by Papillion Sen. Jim Smith, which would redefine bicycle and motor vehicle;
LB763, sponsored by Fremont Sen. Charlie Janssen, which would require reports from state agencies on inefficient programs;
LB765, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Danielle Conrad, which would change the Nebraska Wage Payment and Collection Act;
LB768, sponsored by Ogallala Sen. Ken Schilz, which would change fee provisions of the Livestock Brand Act;
LB770, sponsored by Cortland Sen. Norm Wallman, which would change provisions relating to explosives and destructive devices; and
LB773, sponsored by Hyannis Sen. Al Davis, which would provide for partisan ballots for unaffiliated voters at primary elections.

Sixty-nine bills were introduced on the first day of the second session, Jan. 8. A complete list of bills introduced thus far is available at NebraskaLegislature.gov. New bills may be introduced for the first 10 legislative days, or until Jan. 22.

Gov. Dave Heineman’s State of the State address is scheduled for Jan. 15. Committee hearings are scheduled to begin Jan. 21 and continue through February.

The session will last 60 legislative days and is tentatively scheduled to adjourn April 17.

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