The Revenue Committee heard testimony March 7 on a bill that would create an income tax credit for those who donate money to nonprofits that grant scholarships to students to attend a private elementary or secondary school.Read more
Nebraska would develop a statewide network of supports and services related to human trafficking under a bill heard March 6 by the Health and Human Services Committee.Read more
Lawmakers passed a bill March 7 that requires political subdivisions such as counties and school districts to hold a public hearing before collecting additional property taxes generated by valuation increases.Read more
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
Cities, counties and school districts could not increase the amount of property taxes they collect by more than 3 percent from year to year under a proposed amendment to the state constitution heard Feb. 27 by the Revenue Committee.Read more
Lawmakers continued first-round debate Feb. 22 on a bill that would update social studies requirements for Nebraska schools.Read more
Lawmakers gave first-round approval Feb. 11 to a bill that would require political subdivisions such as counties and school districts to hold a public hearing before collecting additional property taxes generated by valuation increases.Read more
Corn would become Nebraska’s official state vegetable under a bill heard Feb. 11 by the Executive Committee.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
The Revenue Committee heard testimony on three bills Jan. 31 that would require out-of-state internet retailers to collect and remit state sales tax on purchases made by Nebraska residents.Read more
Political subdivisions such as counties and schools would be required to hold a public hearing and vote before collecting additional property taxes generated by valuation increases under a bill heard Jan. 24 by the Revenue 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. 15 to introduce new bills.
Among the 57 measures introduced were:
LB261, sponsored by Bennington Sen. Wendy DeBoer, which would require use of redistricting maps drawn using state-issued computer software;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