Day eight bill introduction

Senators reconvened Jan. 15 to introduce bills for the 104th Legislature, second session.

Among the 26 measures introduced were:

LB990, sponsored by Hyannis Sen. Al Davis, which would adopt the Fetal Dignity Protection Act;

LB995, also sponsored by Davis, which would repeal provisions relating to the special valuation of agricultural land and provide for the agricultural value of agricultural land;

LB998, sponsored by Columbus Sen. Paul Schumacher, which would provide for emergency community crisis centers and change provisions relating to emergency protective custody;

LB1000, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Heath Mello, which would require certain law enforcement agencies to adopt policies on the use of body-worn cameras, provide that recordings from such cameras are not public records and prohibit certain conduct involving such recordings;

LB1004, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Tanya Cook, which would change provisions relating to the Community Eligibility Provision and provide duties for the State Department of Education;

LB1005, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Burke Harr, which would provide for an evidence-based drug formulary under the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act;

LB1007, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Colby Coash, which would provide provisions relating to protection of vulnerable adults and senior adults;

LB1009, sponsored by Gothenburg Sen. Matt Williams, which would prohibit the sale and use of certain synthetic drugs under the Uniform Controlled Substances Act and the Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act;

LB1012, sponsored by Mello, which would adopt the Property Assessed Clean Energy Act; and

LB1013, sponsored by Grand Island Sen. Mike Gloor, which would change the tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products and provide for the distribution of proceeds.

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.

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