Senators reconvened Jan. 14 to continue bill introduction.
Among the measures introduced were:
- LB167, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Beau McCoy, which would change balloting and vacancy provisions for presidential electors;
- LB171, sponsored by Hoskins Sen. Dave Bloomfield, which would provide for an expedited concealed handgun permit process for applicants who are victims of domestic violence;
- LB177, sponsored by Papillion Sen. Jim Smith, which would provide enforcement and penalty provisions to the Nebraska Wage Payment and Collection Act;
- LB179, sponsored by Papillion Sen. Bill Kintner, which would eliminate learning communities;
- LB180, sponsored by York Sen. Greg Adams, which would provide for the waiver of education-related fees for dependents of veterans;
- LB181, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Bill Avery, which would prohibit motorcycle passengers less than eight years old;
- LB184, sponsored by Malcolm Sen. Ken Haar, which would appropriate funds for the Nebraska Wind Applications Center;
- LB186, sponsored by Imperial Sen. Mark Christensen, which would restrict rules and regulation authority of natural resources districts;
- LB188, sponsored by Wilber Sen. Russ Karpisek, which would provide for county board appointment of election commissioners; and
- LB193, sponsored by Omaha Sen. John Nelson, which would change funding for the Nebraska Cultural Preservation Endowment Fund.
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.