Day four bill introduction

Senators reconvened Jan. 13 to continue introduction of new bills.

Among the 38 measures introduced were:

LB946, sponsored by Albion Sen. Tom Briese, which would change the sales tax rate and impose sales tax on additional services;

LB949, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Kate Bolz, which would limit the amount an insured individual pays for prescription insulin drugs;

LB958, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh, which would change provisions relating to possession or purchase of a firearm by a person convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence or subject to any protection order;

LB959, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Tony Vargas, which would limit habitual criminal enhancement to violent felonies;

LB961, sponsored by Henderson Sen. Curt Friesen, which would adopt the Peer-to-Peer Vehicle Sharing Program Act;

LB962, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Megan Hunt, which would adopt the Nebraska Fair Pay to Play Act;

LB963, sponsored by Gordon Sen. Tom Brewer, which would change provisions relating to workers’ compensation for injuries to first responders and frontline state employees;

LB967, sponsored by Bennington Sen. Wendy DeBoer, which would change provisions regarding bullying prevention and education;

LB971, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Justin Wayne, which would redefine a lottery to include wagers made on the outcome of an authorized sporting event; and

LB974, sponsored by the Revenue Committee, which would change taxation and school funding provisions.

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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