Senators reconvened Jan. 22 to continue bill introduction.
Among the measures introduced were:
- LB405, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Beau McCoy, which would eliminate certain sales tax exemptions, corporate and individual income taxes and the franchise tax and change other tax provisions;
- LB407, sponsored by Cedar Rapids Sen. Kate Sullivan, which would change calculation provisions under the Tax Equity and Educational Opportunities Support Act;
- LB430, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Sue Crawford, which would change asset limitation for the Aid to Dependent Children program, child care subsidy and the Welfare Reform Act;
- LB433, sponsored by Bellevue Sen. Scott Price, which would require a report and change administration procedures for ballots at hospitals and nursing homes;
- LB438, sponsored by York Sen. Greg Adams, which would provide for priority schools, operating councils and community schools;
- LB448, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Bill Avery, which would prohibit contributions by lobbyists to candidates for or members of the Legislature during a legislative session;
- LB451, sponsored by Fremont Sen. Charlie Janssen, which would prohibit federal restrictions on firearms, magazines and firearm accessories as prescribed;
- LB463, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Brad Ashford, which would change the number of separate juvenile court judges;
- LB485, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Danielle Conrad, which would prohibit discrimination based upon sexual orientation as prescribed; and
- LR34CA, sponsored by Columbus Sen. Paul Schumacher, a proposed constitutional amendment that would authorize gaming and direct use of the proceeds.
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. 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.