Day nine of bill introduction

Lawmakers reconvened Jan. 18 to continue introduction of new bills.

Among the measures introduced were:

LB1041, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Tanya Cook, which would adopt the Department of Health and Human Services Delivery Improvement and Efficiency Act;
LB1043, sponsored by Schuyler Sen. Chris Langemeier, which would eliminate provisions relating to contracts or agreements for discounted rates involving public power districts;
LB1044, sponsored by Malcolm Sen. Ken Haar, which would provide for Public Service Commission regulation of hazardous liquid pipeline facilities;
LB1046, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Burke Harr, which would change provisions relating to law enforcement certification and continuing education;
LB1055, sponsored by Kearney Sen. Galen Hadley, which would appropriate funds for a Kearney division nursing and allied health professions facility;
LB1061, sponsored by Elk Creek Sen. Lavon Heidemann, which would change provisions relating to valuation of agricultural land;
LB1067, sponsored by Wilber Sen. Russ Karpisek, which would change restrictions on keno;
LB1070, sponsored by Lexington Sen. John Wightman, which would change eligibility provisions for petitioning on the general election ballot;
LB1084, sponsored by Imperial Sen. Mark Christensen, which would require that all land leased by the Board of Educational Lands and Funds be open to the public for hunting, fur harvesting and fishing; and
LB1090, sponsored by Cortland Sen. Norm Wallman, which would provide for the awarding of grants and the distribution of information relating to the Summer Food Service Program by the state Department of Education.

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

A complete list of introduced bills is available at

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

Committee hearings began Jan. 17 and will continue through February. The session will last 60 legislative days and is tentatively scheduled to adjourn April 12.

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