The Legislature advanced a bill from general file Jan. 14 that would restrict the use of room confinement for juveniles.Read more
A bill to expand protections to student journalists and their advisors advanced from general file Jan. 14.Read more
Senators introduced 25 new measures on the fifth day of bill introduction Jan. 14.Read more
Lawmakers approved the appointment of Julie Rogers as public counsel Jan. 14.Read more
Senators reconvened Jan. 13 to continue introduction of new bills.
Among the 38 measures introduced were:
LB946, sponsored by Albion Sen. Tom Briese, which would change the sales tax rate and impose sales tax on additional services;Read more
Senators gave first-round approval Jan. 13 to a bill that would allow military retirees to exclude half of their military retirement benefit pay from state income tax.Read more
Lawmakers began first-round debate Jan. 13 on a proposal that would give teachers legal protection for defending themselves and others against violent students.Read more
Senators introduced 35 new measures on the third day of bill introduction Jan. 10.
LB905, sponsored by Bennington Sen. Wendy DeBoer, which would provide for a fee on single-use checkout bags and for a program to provide reusable checkout bags to the public;Read more
Senators reconvened Jan. 9 to introduce 52 new bills, including:
LB855, sponsored by Columbus Sen. Mike Moser, which would eliminate legislative confirmation for certain members of the Niobrara Council;Read more
Senators returned to the State Capitol Jan. 8 to convene the second session of the 106th Nebraska Legislature.Read more
Senators convened Jan. 8 to introduce new bills.
Among the 120 measures introduced were:
LB755, sponsored by Bellevue Sen. Carol Blood, which would provide for and change home services permits for barbers, cosmetology and nail technology;Read more
The Nebraska Economic Forecasting Advisory Board voted to raise revenue projections for the current fiscal year during an Oct. 24 meeting at the CapitolRead more
The Agriculture Committee advanced bills this session authorizing the cultivation and processing of hemp, expanding legal protections for agricultural producers and allowing for cottage food sales from a private home.Read more
Lawmakers approved the state’s $9.3 billion, two-year budget package this session.Read more
Insurance coverage for children’s hearing aids and behavioral health services were addressed this session, along with regulation of automatic teller machine fees and real estate licenses.Read more