Day eight bill introduction

Senators reconvened Jan. 13 to introduce new bills.

<a href='http://news.legislature.ne.gov/dist42' target='_blank' title='Link to the website of Sen. Mike Groene'>Sen. Mike Groene</a> submits a new bill.
Sen. Mike Groene submits a new bill.

Among the 76 bills introduced were:

LB360, sponsored by Seward Sen. Mark Kolterman, which would adopt the Surgical Technologist Registry Act;

LB366, sponsored by Hastings Sen. Steve Halloran, which would change and eliminate provisions relating to parole administration;

LB368, sponsored by Kearney Sen. John Lowe, which would change helmet provisions, change passenger age limits and require eye protection for operators of motorcycles and mopeds;

LB390, sponsored by Thurston Sen. Joni Albrecht, which would change provisions relating to flood protection and water quality enhancement bonds;

LB394, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Adam Morfeld, which would change provisions relating to possession of a deadly weapon by a person subject to a domestic violence protection order;

LB409, sponsored by North Platte Sen. Mike Groene, which would change the base limitation and local effort rate for school districts;

LB420, sponsored by Omaha Sen. John McCollister, which would adopt the Fair Chance Hiring Act;

LB424, sponsored by Crete Sen. Laura Ebke, which would provide for earned time and discontinue use of good time in the state Department of Correctional Services;

LB427, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Tony Vargas, which would require breastfeeding accommodations for student-parents; and

LB429, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Anna Wishart, which would provide for virtual net metering.

New bills may be introduced for the first 10 legislative days, or until Jan. 18.

Committee hearings are scheduled to begin when the Legislature reconvenes Jan. 17. Hearing schedules can be found at NebraskaLegislature.gov.

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