Senators reconvened Jan. 6 to introduce new bills.
Among the 33 bills introduced were:
LB104, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Kate Bolz, which would provide for a surrogate to make health care decisions;
LB106, sponsored by Bancroft Sen. Lydia Brasch, which would change provisions relating to parental rights of a child conceived as a result of sexual assault;
LB108, sponsored by Bellevue Sen. Sue Crawford, which would require guidelines to ensure safety of a minor or dependent whose parent or guardian is arrested;
LB109, sponsored by Bellevue Sen. Carol Blood, which would provide for a temporary teaching certificate or permit for military spouses;
LB112, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Matt Hansen, which would permit provisional voting for voters moving within Nebraska without reregistering to vote;
LB117, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Robert Hilkemann, which would adopt the Investigational Drug Use Act;
LB120, sponsored by Columbus Sen. Paul Schumacher, which would provide for Medical Assistance Act coverage for family planning services as prescribed;
LB122, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks, which would provide for family member visitation petitions;
LB124, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Roy Baker, which would increase the probationary period of community college staff; and
LB129, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Adam Morfeld, which would increase the earned income tax credit.
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. 18.
Gov. Pete Ricketts’ State of the State address is scheduled for Jan. 12. Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Heavican will give the State of the Judiciary address Jan. 19.
The session will last 90 legislative days and is tentatively scheduled to adjourn June 2.