Day four bill introduction

Senators reconvened Jan. 11 to introduce bills for the 104th Legislature, second session.

Among the 53 measures introduced were:

LB861, sponsored by Columbus Sen. Paul Schumacher, which would provide for court review of inmate restrictive housing placement as prescribed;

LB862, sponsored by O’Neill Sen. Tyson Larson, which would permit conducting or participating in a fantasy contest as prescribed;

LB863, sponsored by Ogallala Sen. Ken Schilz, which would adopt the Wind Energy Expansion Act;

LB865, sponsored by Bellevue Sen. Sue Crawford, which would change provisions relating to handicapped parking;

LB868, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Bob Krist, which would require successful completion of a civics examination as a prerequisite to high school graduation;

LB871, sponsored by Gretna Sen. John Murante, which would provide for a presidential preference primary election;

LB886, sponsored by Hyannis Sen. Al Davis, which would adopt the Volunteer Emergency Responders Incentive Act and provide income tax credits;

LB889, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Heath Mello, which would adopt the School Readiness Tax Credit Act; and

LR394CA, sponsored by Venango Sen. Dan Hughes, which would amend the state constitution to authorize taxing bodies to exclude their taxes from pledges made by cities to pay indebtedness on redevelopment projects.

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.

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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