Senators reconvened Jan. 14 to introduce bills for the 104th Legislature, second session.
Among the 36 bills introduced were:
LB954, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Bob Krist, which would change provisions relating to access to records for and investigations by the Inspector General of Nebraska Child Welfare;
LB958, sponsored by Grand Island Sen. Mike Gloor, which would change provisions relating to budgets, the valuation of agricultural land and levy limitations;
LB959, sponsored by Cedar Rapids Sen. Kate Sullivan, which would change and eliminate provisions relating to school funding, budgets and levy authority;
LB961, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Ernie Chambers, which would eliminate provisions relating to hunting mountain lions;
LB962, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Nicole Fox, which would change requirements for the practice of acupuncture;
LB965, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Tanya Cook, which would provide for expungement of records for persons charged with or found guilty of a crime because of stolen identity or mistaken identity;
LB970, sponsored by O’Neill Sen. Tyson Larson, which would change provisions relating to pickle cards and keno and authorize methods of payment for gambling;
LB974, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Rick Kolowski, which would exempt sales of clothing, school supplies, computers and computer-related accessories from sales and use taxes;
LB979, sponsored by Heartwell Sen. John Kuehn, which would provide for selection of interchangeable biological products by pharmacists; and
LB980, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Adam Morfeld, which would change penalty provisions for certain violations relating to or committed by persons experiencing or witnessing a drug overdose.
A complete list of bills introduced thus far is available at NebraskaLegislature.gov. New bills may be introduced until Jan. 20.
Committee hearings begin Jan. 19.