State claims bills passed

Lawmakers approved two bills April 7 that pay and deny claims against the state.

If an individual sues the state of Nebraska, he or she files a claim with the state claims board. Approved claims exceeding $50,000 must be reviewed by the Legislature.

LB1083, introduced by the Business and Labor Committee, provides for payment of approximately $900,000 in claims against the state and agency write-offs of approximately $9.1 million in uncollectible debts. The bill passed 46-0 and took effect immediately.

LB1084, also introduced by the committee, denies two claims against the state totaling $13,627. The bill passed on a 47-0 vote.

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