Day nine bill introduction

Senators continued the introduction of new bills Jan. 22.

Among the 111 measures introduced were:

LB495, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Justin Wayne, which would provide for collection of data on student disciplinary actions;

LB498, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Anna Wishart, which would provide for medical assistance coverage of family planning services as prescribed;

LB499, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Adam Morfeld, which would provide requirements for services by psychologists;

LB504, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Megan Hunt, which would provide for enhanced penalties and a civil action for crimes committed because of a victim’s gender identity or association with a person of a certain gender identity and include strangulation in the offenses eligible for enhancement;

LB518, sponsored by Elkhorn Sen. Lou Ann Linehan, which would adopt the Support for Trafficking Survivors Act;

LB535, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh, which would prohibit employment discrimination by qualified businesses under the Nebraska Advantage Act;

LB542, sponsored by Kearney Sen. John Lowe, which would adopt the Firearm Safety Act and provide a tax credit;

LB553, sponsored by Elmwood Sen. Robert Clements, which would require reasonable accommodation for a person with a disability to have an assistance animal in a dwelling as prescribed;

LB584, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Mike Hilgers, which would change farm winery provisions and provide for a promotional special designated license; and

LR12CA, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Tony Vargas, which would amendment the state constitution to change legislators’ salaries.

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. 23.

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