Day eight bill introduction

Senators reconvened Jan. 18 to continue bill introduction.

Among the measures introduced were:

  • LB346, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Rick Kolowski, which would authorize school districts to levy a tax and exceed budget authority for school security measures;
  • LB351, sponsored by Scottsbluff Sen. John Harms, which would require cognitive tests for persons 80 years of age or older to obtain a motor vehicle operator’s license;
  • LB366, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Tanya Cook, which would adopt the Remedial Adult Education Innovation Act;
  • LB370, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Steve Lathrop, which would create the County Property Tax Assistance Program and the Municipal Property Tax Assistance Program;
  • LB377, sponsored by Wahoo Sen. Jerry Johnson, which would change provisions relating to annexation of a county road by city or village;
  • LB378, sponsored by Papillion Sen. Jim Smith, which would eliminate fees for the issuance of certain license plates;
  • LB380, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Sara Howard, which would provide for adoption by two adult persons jointly;
  • LB390, sponsored by Imperial Sen. Mark Christensen, which would change provisions relating to the governor’s powers regarding restrictions on firearms and ammunition under the Emergency Management Act;
  • LB391, sponsored by Hyannis Sen. Al Davis, which would change water law provisions relating to water storage; and
  • LB394, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Danielle Conrad, which would authorize use of the Affordable Housing Trust Fund for vocational training.

A complete list of introduced bills is available at

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