After two days of debate, an attempt to increase the minimum wage for persons who are compensated by way of gratuities stalled on general file March 14.Read more
Lawmakers approved a bill March 7 that allows mental health substance use treatment facilities that use locked rooms to retain licensure.Read more
A bill that would curtail certain uses of eminent domain failed to advance from general file Feb. 27.Read more
Family planning services would be covered by Medicaid under a bill considered by the Health and Human Services Committee Feb. 22.Read more
A bill that would allow a mental health substance use treatment facilities that use locked rooms to retain licensure advanced to select file Feb. 8.Read more
Grandparents and other extended family members would be eligible for a tax incentive on contributions they make to a beneficiary’s college savings plan account under a bill heard Feb. 6 by the Education Committee.Read more
The Transportation and Telecommunications Committee heard testimony Feb. 5 on several bills proposing changes to regular and specialty license plates.Read more
Criminal activity within the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services would be investigated externally under a bill considered by the Judiciary Committee Jan. 30.Read more
The Judiciary Committee heard testimony Jan. 25 on a bill that would approve certain forms of cannabis for medical use.Read more
Alcohol treatment facilities that use locked rooms would be allowed to remain in business under a bill considered Jan. 24 by the Health and Human Services Committee.Read more
Senators continued the introduction of new bills Jan. 22.
Among the 111 measures introduced were:
LB495, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Justin Wayne, which would provide for collection of data on student disciplinary actions;Read more
Senators reconvened Jan. 18 to introduce new bills.
Among the 73 measures introduced were:
LB413, sponsored by Plymouth Sen. Tom Brandt, which would change application submission deadlines under the Nebraska Advantage Act;Read more
Senators reconvened Jan. 10 to introduce new bills.
Among the 132 measures introduced were:
LB13, sponsored by Bellevue Sen. Carol Blood, which would provide a sales tax exemption for breast pumps and related supplies and exempt breastfeeding from public indecency offenses;Read more
Legislative oversight, performance audit reporting requirements and redistricting concerns topped the list of Executive Board issues considered by lawmakers this session.Read more
Occupational licensure reform and public benefits topped the list of health and human services issues considered by lawmakers this session.Read more