Bill introduction begins

Senators reconvened Jan. 5 to begin introduction of new bills.

Among the 112 measures introduced were:

LB703, sponsored by Gothenburg Sen. Matt Williams, which would appropriate federal funds to the University of Nebraska for an agricultural innovation facility;

LB716, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Megan Hunt, which would allow qualified practitioners to perform abortions;

LB732, sponsored by Omaha Sen. John Cavanaugh, which would prohibit use of deception by peace officers in questioning juveniles;

LB740, sponsored by Bennington Sen. Wendy DeBoer, which would provide an income tax deduction for rent paid on dwellings;

LB755, sponsored by Plymouth Sen. Tom Brandt, which would appropriate federal funds for the Independent Processor Assistance Program;

LB768, sponsored by Thurston Sen. Joni Albrecht, which would change provisions relating to establishment of academic content standards for school districts;

LB773, sponsored by Gordon Sen. Tom Brewer, which would provide for the carrying of a concealed handgun without a permit and prohibit regulation of such carrying by cities, villages and counties;

LB781, sponsored by Sterling Sen. Julie Slama, which would adopt the Heartbeat Act;

LB785, sponsored by North Platte Sen. Mike Groene, which would change provisions relating to early voting;

LR263CA, sponsored by Bellevue Sen. Carol Blood, which would amend the state constitution to require the Legislature to reimburse political subdivisions as prescribed.

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. 20.

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