Day nine bill introduction

Senators introduced 58 new measures on the ninth day of bill introduction Jan. 22.

Among the proposals were:

LB1109, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Ernie Chambers, which would provide a sales tax exemption for the furnishing of water service;

LB1111, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Mike McDonnell, which would create a grant program for the state treasurer to award private donations and temporary school funds to common schools as prescribed;

LB1113, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Rick Kolowski, which would provide that photographing or recording a peace officer is not obstruction of justice;

LB1118, sponsored by Norfolk Sen. Jim Scheer, which would provide for grandparent visitation;

LB1150, sponsored by Plymouth Sen. Tom Brandt, which would require the youth rehabilitation and treatment centers to be fully operational by July 1, 2021;

LB1152, sponsored by Hastings Sen. Steve Halloran, which would change licensing, cultivation, testing, transportation, violation and penalty and powers and duties provisions relating to hemp;

LB1157, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Tony Vargas, which would provide for counting Nebraska residents in Nebraska prisons for redistricting purposes;

LB1158, sponsored by La Vista Sen. John Arch, which would provide information on job skills programs to applicants for medical assistance;

LB1162, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Anna Wishart, which would adopt the Fueling Station Tax Credit Act; and

LB298, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Sara Howard, which would provide that the Executive Board appoint a special committee of the Legislature to be known as the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center Special Oversight Committee of the Legislature.

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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