Day six bill introduction

Senators reconvened Jan. 11 to introduce new bills.

Senators discuss legislation as bills are introduced.
Senators discuss legislation as bills are introduced.

Among the 67 bills introduced were:

LB243, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Kate Bolz, which would require reporting of certain information concerning assaults that occur in state institutions;

LB251, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Burke Harr, which would redefine agricultural and horticultural land for revenue and taxation purposes;

LB256, sponsored by Albion Sen. Tom Briese, which would adopt the Vacant Property Registration Act;

LB267, sponsored by Elkhorn Sen. Lou Ann Linehan, which would change provisions relating to onsite vaccinations;

LB277, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Justin Wayne, which would change population requirements for election precincts;

LB279, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Robert Hilkemann, which would require lap-shoulder belts on school buses as prescribed;

LB289, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks, which would change provisions and penalties relating to pandering, human trafficking, labor trafficking and sex trafficking and prohibit solicitation of a trafficking victim;

LB290, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Tony Vargas, which would provide for voter registration upon application for driver’s license, state identification card or certain benefits;

LB291, sponsored by O’Neill Sen. Tyson Larson, which would adopt the Special Economic Impact Zone Act; and

LB294, sponsored by Papillion Sen. Jim Smith, which would provide for a reciprocity agreement with a foreign country for mutual recognition of motor vehicle operator licenses.

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. 18.

Gov. Pete Ricketts will give the State of the State address in the legislative chamber Jan. 12 at 10 a.m.

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