Lawmakers gave first-round approval March 4 to a bill that would require internet retailers without a physical presence in Nebraska to collect and remit state sales tax on purchases made by Nebraska residents.Read more
The Judiciary Committee heard testimony Feb. 28 on a bill intended to allow people to safely transport firearms throughout the state.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. 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
Senators considered proposals related to bottle clubs, liquor laws and gaming this year, as well as a bill related to farm building construction.Read more
Senators passed measures this session to provide additional oversight of the state correctional system, ensure fair treatment for minors engaged in the court system and address the state’s opioid epidemic.Read more
Lawmakers approved several measures this session that embrace emerging technology, increase driver safety and expand broadband access throughout the state.Read more
Lawmakers debated a bill April 4 that would give wireless communications providers the right to collocate small cell wireless technology in public rights of way.Read more
Lawmakers debated a bill March 20 that would create an exception in state electrical licensing law for workers engaged in the construction of farm buildings.Read more
Lawmakers passed a bill March 15 that allows college students competing in shooting sports to lawfully transport their firearms on campus.Read more
Lawmakers advanced a bill Jan. 19 that would allow college students competing in shooting sports to lawfully transport their firearms on campus.Read more
College students competing in additional shooting sports could lawfully transport their firearms on campus under a bill discussed by lawmakers Jan. 9 and 10.Read more
Lawmakers rejected a cloture motion Jan. 10 during first-round debate on a bill that would repeal the state’s motorcycle helmet requirement. A cloture motion is an attempt to cease debate and immediately vote on a bill.Read more
Senators continued to introduce new bills Jan. 9.
Among the 30 bills introduced were:
LB915, introduced by Ralston Sen. Merv Riepe, which would change prohibitions on using handheld wireless communication devices or handheld mobile telephones while driving;Read more
Updating procedures for drivers, expediting new road construction and merging two state agencies were among the transportation bills considered by the Legislature this session.Read more