Day one bill introduction

Senators convened Jan. 6 to begin introducing bills for the 104th Legislature, second session.

Among the 108 bills introduced were:

LB682, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Joni Craighead, which would change deadlines for ballots for early voting and special elections by mail;

LB690, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Adam Morfeld, which would change provisions relating to eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program;

LB709, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Sara Howard, which would provide an alternative to detention for juveniles;

LB710, sponsored by Venango Sen. Dan Hughes, which would change provisions relating to hazing;

LB716, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Rick Kolowski, which would provide and eliminate provisions regarding pedestrians and bicyclists;

LB720, sponsored by Heartwell Sen. John Kuehn, which would change certain invasion of privacy provisions to include unmanned aircraft or unmanned aircraft systems;

LB727, sponsored by Ogallala Sen. Ken Schilz, which would impose a tax on sales of tobacco at cigar shops;

LB738, sponsored by Crete Sen. Laura Ebke, which would prohibit the use of cell-site simulator technology or devices by law enforcement agencies;

LB752, sponsored by Bellevue Sen. Sue Crawford, which would create the Adult Career Pathways Task Force; and

LB767, sponsored by Bellevue Sen. Tommy Garrett, which would prohibit dismemberment abortion as prescribed and provide for civil and criminal penalties.

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. 20.

The session will last 60 legislative days and is tentatively scheduled to adjourn April 20.

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