Senators reconvened Jan. 5 to introduce new bills.
Among the 31 bills introduced were:
LB845, sponsored by Albion Sen. Tom Briese, which would provide for supportive services relating to child custody;
LB849, sponsored by Crete Sen. Laura Ebke, which would provide a procedure for the return of handguns temporarily taken into possession by law enforcement under the Concealed Handgun Permit Act;
LB851, sponsored by Elkhorn Sen. Lou Ann Linehan, which would limit superintendent and educational service unit administrator compensation;
LB854, sponsored by Grand Island Sen. Dan Quick, which would expand the number of municipalities which create a land bank;
LB855, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Brett Lindstrom, which would change Security, Privacy and Dissemination of Criminal History Information Act provisions to provide for charges or offenses that have been pardoned;
LB856, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Adam Morfeld, which would adopt the Internet Neutrality Act, change communications provider requirements under the Nebraska Telecommunications Regulation Act and change financial assistance provisions relating to the Nebraska Internet Enhancement Fund;
LB859, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Matt Hansen, which would change records that may be withheld from the public;
LB860, sponsored by Henderson Sen. Curt Friesen, which would provide for compensation for motor vehicle dealers affected by recalls and step-sale orders;
LB861, sponsored by Syracuse Sen. Dan Watermeier, which would require that certain prosecution costs be paid by the state; and
LB870, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks, which would provide for room confinement for juveniles as prescribed.
A complete list introduced bills 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. 10. Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Heavican will give the State of the Judiciary address Jan. 18.
The session will last 60 legislative days and tentatively is scheduled to adjourn April 18.