Day six of bill introduction

Lawmakers reconvened Jan. 11 to continue introduction of new bills.

Among the measures introduced were:

LB940, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Burke Harr, which would change provisions relating to guardians ad litem in adoption proceedings;
LB944, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Beau McCoy, which would prohibit campaign expenditures for personal services of elective officeholders;
LB945, sponsored by Malcolm Sen. Ken Haar, which would require licensees under the Child Care Licensing Act to provide proof of radon levels at child care locations;
LB946, sponsored by York Sen. Greg Adams, which would adopt the Community College Aid Act;
LB949, sponsored by the Legislative Performance Audit Committee, which would require reports and a strategic plan by the division of children and family services of the state Department of Health and Human Services;
LB954, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Tony Fulton, which would change provisions of the college savings plan;
LB956, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Brad Ashford, which would authorize an increase in city sales tax rates;
LB957, sponsored by the Health and Human Services Committee, which would adopt the Office of Inspector General for the Nebraska Child Welfare Act;
LB959, sponsored by Fremont Sen. Charlie Janssen, which would provide immunity to employers for job references; and
LB967, sponsored by Columbus Sen. Paul Schumacher, which would change an interest rate relating to delinquent taxes and special assessments.

New bills may be introduced for the first 10 legislative days, or until Jan. 19.

A complete list of introduced bills is available at

Gov. Dave Heineman’s State of the State address is scheduled for Jan. 12. Committee hearings are scheduled to begin on Jan. 17 and continue through February.

The session will last 60 legislative days and is tentatively scheduled to adjourn April 12.

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