Day five bill introduction

Senators introduced 25 new measures on the fifth day of bill introduction Jan. 14.

Among the proposals were:

LB982, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Matt Hansen, which would change the prohibition on use of state funds for advertising or promotional materials;

LB987, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks, which would impose sales and use tax on dating and escort services and provide for the use of the revenue;

LB988, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Mike Hilgers, which would provide restrictions on business entity ownership with respect to certain professional services;

LB990, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Justin Wayne, which would adopt the Games of Skill Act and use proceeds to reduce school district property tax levies;

LB991, sponsored by Hastings Sen. Steve Halloran, which would create the offense of sexual assault of a student and prohibit related enticement conduct by school officials;

LB993, sponsored by Kearney Sen. John Lowe, which would change provisions regarding the number of city council members in cities adopting the city manager plan of government;

LB995, sponsored by Creighton Sen. Tim Gragert, which would appropriate funds to the Commission on Public Advocacy;

LB996, sponsored by Plymouth Sen. Tom Brandt, which would create the Broadband Data Improvement Program;

LB997, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Adam Morfeld, which would adopt the Out-of-Network Emergency Medical Care Act; and

LB998, sponsored by Glenvil Sen. Dave Murman, which would require behavioral awareness and intervention training and points of contact, transfer funds and change the Tax Equity and Educational Opportunities Support Act.

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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