New bill introduction concludes

Lawmakers reconvened Jan. 19 for a final day of bill introduction.

Among the measures introduced were:

LB1102, sponsored by Lexington Sen. John Wightman, which would change inheritance tax rates and exemption amounts;
LB1105, sponsored by York Sen. Greg Adams, which would change and eliminate provisions relating to schools;
LB1109, sponsored by Bancroft Sen. Lydia Brasch, which would provide for classification of flooded agricultural land as inundated land;
LB1112, sponsored by Norfolk Sen. Mike Flood, which would change provisions relating to state highway system plans;
LB1121, sponsored by Plattsmouth Sen. Paul Lambert, which would change signature requirements for recall petitions for sanitary and improvement districts;
LB1123, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Brenda Council, which would adopt the Nebraska Healthy Food Financing Initiative Act;
LB1129, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Colby Coash, which would provide requirements for insurance coverage of autism spectrum disorders;
LB1133, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Bill Avery, which would adopt the Redistricting Act;
LB1136, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Heath Mello, which would create and provide for a wage subsidy program; and
LB1144, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Brad Ashford, which would provide for career academy schools.

A complete list of introduced bills is available at NebraskaLegislature.gov.

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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