Legislature convenes for second session

Senators returned to the State Capitol Jan. 5 to begin the second session of the 107th Nebraska Legislature.

New bills will be introduced for the first 10 days of the session, or until Jan. 20. 

Lawmakers will consider a variety of measures to allocate more than $1 billion in federal funds. New bills related to property taxes, abortion, education funding and prison reform also are expected to generate significant debate.

Several proposals originally introduced last session likely will be discussed this year, including a measure that would authorize Nebraska’s participation in a convention of the states to consider possible amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

General and select file debate on bills carried over from 2021 will begin Jan. 10. 

Gov. Pete Ricketts will give his State of the State address Jan. 13, followed Jan. 21 by Nebraska Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Heavican’s State of the Judiciary address.

Committee hearings are scheduled to begin Jan. 18 and continue through early March.

Live coverage of the legislative session is provided at NebraskaLegislature.gov, where the public also may find information on bills, the legislative calendar and Nebraska state senators.

The session will last 60 legislative days and is tentatively scheduled to adjourn April 20.

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