Introduction of bills begins

Grand Island Sen. Dan Quick introduces a bill Jan. 8.

Senators convened Jan. 8 to introduce new bills.

Among the 120 measures introduced were:

LB755, sponsored by Bellevue Sen. Carol Blood, which would provide for and change home services permits for barbers, cosmetology and nail technology;

LB772, sponsored by Gothenburg Sen. Matt Williams, which would change the scope of practice for physician assistants;

LB786, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Steve Lathrop, which would change rules on the use of restrictive housing and require screenings of inmates for serious mental illness, developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries;

LB791, sponsored by Peru Sen. Julie Slama, which would change provisions of the Livestock Animal Welfare Act relating to ownership, possession or seizure of animals;

LB804, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Justin Wayne, which would provide for insurance coverage of epinephrine autoinjectors;

LB814, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Suzanne Geist, which would prohibit dismemberment abortion;

LB839, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Anna Wishart, which would recognize American Sign Language and provide for the teaching of American Sign Language in schools;

LB848, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks, which would change Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day;

LR279CA, sponsored by Norfolk Sen. Jim Scheer, which would amend the state constitution to authorize an increase in the number of members of the Legislature; and

LR284CA, sponsored by Gordon Sen. Tom Brewer, which would amend the state constitution to eliminate the state income tax over a four-year period.

A complete list of bills introduced thus far is available at New bills may be introduced for the first 10 legislative days, or until Jan. 23.

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