Day three bill introduction

Senators reconvened Jan. 11 to continue bill introduction.

Among the measures introduced were:

  • LB115, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Scott Lautenbaugh, which would change provisions relating to homicide;
  • LB118, sponsored by Scottsbluff Sen. John Harms, which would change texting enforcement provisions;
  • LB127, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Amanda McGill, which would provide for preregistration to vote for 16- and 17-year-olds;
  • LB128, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Colby Coash, which would create the offense of disarming a peace officer;
  • LB130, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Heath Mello, which would eliminate Cash Reserve Fund transfers;
  • LB132, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Jeremy Nordquist, which would adopt the Skin Cancer Prevent Act;
  • LB141, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Steve Lathrop, which would change court procedures for the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court;
  • LB143, sponsored by Hoskins Sen. Dave Bloomfield, which would authorize schools to adopt a child sexual abuse policy as prescribed;
  • LB152, sponsored by Fullerton Sen. Annette Dubas, which would change eminent domain negotiations; and
  • LB147, sponsored by Grand Island Sen. Mike Gloor, which would adopt the Health Carrier External Review Act.

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

New bills may be introduced for the first 10 legislative days, or until Jan. 23.

Gov. Dave Heineman’s State of the State address is scheduled for Jan. 15. Committee hearings are scheduled to begin Jan. 22 and continue through March.

The session will last 90 legislative days and tentatively is scheduled to adjourn June 5.

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