On the final day of bill introduction Jan. 18, senators introduced 173 bills. These included:
LB505, sponsored by Gordon Sen. Tom Brewer, which would adopt the Refugee Resettlement Notification Act;
LB520, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Matt Hansen, which would require notification when persons prohibited by state or federal law obtain a handgun or concealed carry permit;
LB533, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Tony Vargas, which would require liability insurance for and restrict locations of underground enhanced recovery injection wells and wastewater disposal wells;
LB537, sponsored by Venango Sen. Dan Hughes, which would provide for drug screening for applicants and recipients of cash assistance;
LB548, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Brett Lindstrom, which would provide for the consolidation of the Class V school employees’ retirement system and the School Employees Retirement System of the State of Nebraska;
LB568, sponsored by Bayard Sen. Steve Erdman, which would change provisions related to temporary teaching certificates;
LB577, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Mike Hilgers, which would create offense of assault on a peace officer, firefighter or out-of-hospital emergency care provider by ambush;
LB585, sponsored by Elkhorn Sen. Lou Ann Linehan, which would change provisions relating to dangerous dogs, seizure of animals and animal control authorities;
LB595, sponsored by North Platte Sen. Mike Groene, which would provide for the use of physical force or physical restraint or removal from a class in response to student behavior; and
LB622, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Anna Wishart, which would adopt the Medical Cannabis Act.
Committee hearing schedules can be found at NebraskaLegislature.gov.
Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Heavican will give the State of the Judiciary address in the legislative chamber Jan. 19 at 10 a.m.