Senators reconvened Jan. 12 to introduce new bills.
Among the 57 bills introduced were:
LB300, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Bob Krist, which would eliminate the statute of limitations on civil actions for sexual assault of a child;
LB305, sponsored by Bellevue Sen. Sue Crawford, which would adopt the Paid Family Medical Leave Insurance Act;
LB311, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Adam Morfeld, which would eliminate an eligibility provision relating to nutrition assistance benefits as prescribed;
LB313, sponsored by Albion Sen. Tom Briese, which would change the sales tax rate and the earned income tax credit and provide property tax credits;
LB319, sponsored by Hastings Sen. Steve Halloran, which would provide for confidentiality of and access to certain injury reports under the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act;
LB321, sponsored by Kearney Sen. John Lowe, which would change provisions relating to unlawful possession of a firearm at a school;
LB338, sponsored by Bancroft Sen. Lydia Brasch, which would adopt the Agricultural Valuation Fairness Act;
LB342, sponsored by Bayard Sen. Steve Erdman, which would adopt the Nurse Licensure Compact and provide for temporary nursing license for military spouses;
LB343, sponsored by Ralston Sen. Merv Riepe, which would change credentialing and regulation of cosmetology, nail technology, audiology, massage therapy and barbers;
LB347, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Suzanne Geist, which would change provisions relating to school bus permits and qualifications; and
LB354, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Rick Kolowski, which would adopt the Wage Disclosure Act.
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.
Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Heavican will give the State of the Judiciary address Jan. 19 at 10 a.m.