Senators introduced 35 new measures on the third day of bill introduction Jan. 10, including:
LB905, sponsored by Bennington Sen. Wendy DeBoer, which would provide for a fee on single-use checkout bags and for a program to provide reusable checkout bags to the public;
LB911, sponsored by Grand Island Sen. Dan Quick, which would provide for acquisition of the former Nebraska Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Grand Island;
LB912, sponsored by Plymouth Sen. Tom Brandt, which would change provisions relating to examination of witnesses by telephone, videoconferencing and similar methods;
LB920, sponsored by North Platte Sen. Mike Groene, which would change provisions for the distribution of lottery funds used for education, to transfer powers and duties and to create new funds;
LB922, sponsored by Seward Sen. Mark Kolterman, which would require electronic issuance of prescriptions for controlled substances as prescribed;
LB923, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Brett Lindstrom, which would change sales tax provisions relating to gross receipts;
LB924, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Ernie Chambers, which would change provisions relating to racial profiling and require law enforcement training;
LB933, sponsored by Bellevue Sen. Sue Crawford, which would change provisions relating to discontinuance of utility service;
LB934, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Adam Morfeld, which would change provisions relating to the practice of law and admission to the Nebraska bar; and
LR292CA, sponsored by Gretna Sen. Andrew La Grone, which would amend the state constitution to require verification of identity prior to voting.
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.