Day eight of bill introduction

Lawmakers reconvened Jan. 17 to continue introduction of new bills.

Among the measures introduced were:

LB996, sponsored by Lexington Sen. John Wightman, which would change provisions relating to compulsory school attendance;
LB998, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Bob Krist, which would create the Foster Care Review Office and eliminate the Foster Care Review Board;
LB1008, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Tony Fulton, which would provide for utilization and treatment guidelines for medical services under the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act;
LB1009, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Brad Ashford, which would provide that probation records are not subject to disclosure;
LB1010, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Jeremy Nordquist, which would change eligibility provisions relating to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program;
LB1011, sponsored by Fullerton Sen. Annette Dubas, which would adopt the Property Tax Relief Act;
LB1014, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Danielle Conrad, which would authorize the auditor of public accounts to conduct a performance audit of the state Department of Roads;
LB1025, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Bill Avery, which would prohibit Public Service Commission members from accepting gifts and contributions;
LB1028, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Tanya Cook, which would require the state Department of Health and Human Services to apply for a grant relating to long-term care services; and
LR375CA, sponsored by Columbus Sen. Paul Schumacher, a proposed constitutional amendment that would permit the Legislature to authorize games of chance, lotteries, and gift enterprises, provide for compacts with bordering states and distribute revenue.

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.

Chief Justice Mike Heavican is scheduled to deliver his State of the Judiciary address to the Legislature Jan. 19.

Committee hearings begin 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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