Day two bill introduction

Senators reconvened Jan. 7 to introduce bills for the 104th Legislature, second session.

Among the 42 measures introduced were:

LB773, sponsored by Gering Sen. John Stinner, which would create the Early Childhood Workforce Development Task Force;

LB780, sponsored by Columbus Sen. Paul Schumacher, which would change provisions relating to emergency protective custody;

LB792, sponsored by Heartwell Sen. John Kuehn, which would prohibit certain former officeholders and public employees from being lobbyists;

LB793, sponsored by Syracuse Sen. Dan Watermeier, which would change provisions and penalties relating to implements for escape and contraband and certain assaults;

LB800, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Kate Bolz, which would state intent relating to an appropriation to the state Department of Education for job-driven training and education;

LB802, sponsored by Malcolm Sen. Ken Haar, which would create the Health and Climate Resiliency Task Force;

LB804, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Bob Hilkemann, which would adopt the Investigational Drug Use Act;

LB806, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Heath Mello, which would adopt the Riverfront Development District Act;

LB811, sponsored by Bancroft Sen. Lydia Brasch, which would change provisions relating to counties’ use of alphanumeric and county number system license plates; and

LR389CA, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Burke Harr, which would amend the state constitution to remove provisions regarding marriage.

A complete list of bills introduced thus far is available at New bills may be introduced for the first 10 legislative days, or until Jan. 20.

Floor debate on carryover bills will begin Jan. 11. Committee hearings will begin Jan. 19.

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

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