Thirty-five new bills were introduced on Jan. 16.
LB1000, sponsored by Albion Sen. Tom Briese, which would require a bond election under the Public Facilities Construction and Finance Act;
LB1003, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Mike McDonnell, which would change leave of absence without loss of pay provisions under the Military Code;
LB1005, sponsored by Seward Sen. Mark Kolterman, which would change county and school retirement provisions;
LB1014, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks, which would name the Discriminatory Wage Practices Act, change provisions relating to wage discrimination on the basis of sex and provide protections for employees relating to wage disclosure;
LB1017, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Bob Krist, which would change and eliminate pipeline siting provisions and eminent domain provisions;
LB1018, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Suzanne Geist, which would provide for inadmissibility of audio and video recordings of legislative proceedings, require a notice regarding prohibited uses of such recordings and provide that such recordings are not public records;
LB1022, sponsored by Columbus Sen. Paul Schumacher, which would adopt the Irrigation Tax Act and change the valuation of agricultural land for property tax purposes;
LB1023, also sponsored by Schumacher, which would change sunset dates on certain tax incentive programs;
LB1027, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Justin Wayne, which would provide for restoration of voting rights upon completion of a felony sentence or probation for a felony; and
LR285CA, sponsored by Gretna Sen. John Murante, which would amend the state constitution to eliminate the state Board of Education.
A complete list of introduced bills is available at NebraskaLegislature.gov. New bills may be introduced for the first 10 legislative days, or until Jan. 18.
Nebraska Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Heavican will give the State of the Judiciary address on Jan. 18.
The session will last 60 legislative days and tentatively is scheduled to adjourn April 18.