Two more pipeline bills introduced

The Legislature convened Nov. 3 for the final day of bill introduction for the special session.

LB5, introduced by Malcolm Sen. Ken Haar, would adopt the Oil Pipeline Certificate of Authorization Act. The bill would require the Public Service Commission to evaluate applications for oil pipelines larger than eight inches in diameter.

Also introduced was LB6, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Bill Avery, which would require a carrier authorized to build a pipeline in Nebraska to file a proof of indemnity bond of $500 million with the secretary of state.

Senators will reconvene Nov. 4 at 11 a.m.

A public hearing on LB1, proposed by Fullerton Sen. Annette Dubas, will begin Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. Live video streaming of all proceedings is provided by Nebraska Educational Television.

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