Lawmakers reconvened Jan. 12 to continue introduction of new bills.
Among the measures introduced were:
• LB969, sponsored by Norfolk Sen. Mike Flood, which would provide for fund transfers and change provisions relating to various funds;
• LB970, sponsored by Bellevue Sen. Abbie Cornett, which would terminate the inheritance tax and change income tax rates and calculations;
• LB971, sponsored by Scottsbluff Sen. John Harms, which would merge the state Department of Labor into the state Department of Economic Development;
• LB972, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Brad Ashford, which would transfer youth rehabilitation and treatment centers from the Office of Juvenile Services to the Department of Correctional Services;
• LB976, sponsored by the Omaha Sen. Jeremy Nordquist, which would exempt social security benefits from state income taxation;
• LB977, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Heath Mello, which would adopt the Property Tax Relief Act;
• LB984, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Bob Krist, which would increase requirements for uninsured and underinsured motor vehicle liability coverage;
• LB986, sponsored by Fullerton Sen. Annette Dubas, which would exempt repair or replacement parts for commercial agricultural machinery and equipment from sales and use tax;
• LB987, sponsored by Wilber Sen. Russ Karpisek, which would create the Liquor Control Enforcement Division within the Nebraska Liquor Control Act; and
• LB988, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Gwen Howard, which would provide a rate of payment for certain medical services in emergency protective custody situations.
New bills may be introduced for the first 10 legislative days, or until Jan. 19.
A complete list of introduced bills is available at NebraskaLegislature.gov.
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.