After considering several changes, senators adopted their permanent rules Jan. 23. The rules of the Legislature govern the legislative process and are adopted at the beginning of each biennium.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. 17 to introduce new bills.
Among the 30 measures introduced were:
LB378, sponsored by Blair Sen. Ben Hansen, which would change helmet provisions for autocycles, motorcycles and mopeds;Read more
Senators reconvened Jan. 11 to introduce new bills.
Among the 84 measures introduced were:
LB144, sponsored by Venango Sen. Dan Hughes, which would provide for voter approval of nonpartisan nomination and partisan election of county officers;Read more
The 106th Nebraska Legislature convened Jan. 9 for its 90-day first session. Thirteen new members and 13 re-elected senators were sworn into office, and lawmakers elected chairpersons of the Legislature’s standing committees.Read more
The Education Committee advanced bills this session that would require special instruction for students with dyslexia, allow an exemption from a prekindergarten teacher certification requirement and create a fund to pay for social workers to connect students to behavioral and mental health care services.Read more
Occupational licensure reform and public benefits topped the list of health and human services issues considered by lawmakers this session.Read more
The Revenue Committee advanced bills this session that update the state’s tax code to reflect federal changes, expand a tax credit for volunteer emergency responders and index for inflation the thresholds used when calculating the income tax liability of Nebraskans who receive Social Security benefits.Read more
Economic development, tax-increment financing, vacant property concerns and updates to laws regarding the governing of municipalities were among the Urban Affairs topics taken up by lawmakers this session.Read more
Certain cities could use tax increment financing to support the construction of workforce housing under a bill advanced by lawmakers April 10.Read more
Lawmakers gave final approval April 11 to a bill intended to enable the practice of equine, dog and cat massage in Nebraska.Read more
The Legislature debated a bill April 9 intended to ensure civic competence among Nebraska students.Read more
Lawmakers debated a proposal April 6 to provide a minimum amount of state aid to each public school district. A pending amendment would replace the bill and raise the state sales tax rate in order to fund additional school aid and property tax credits.Read more
Lawmakers gave first-round approval April 6 to a bill that would repeal the Black-Tailed Prairie Dog Management Act.Read more
Lawmakers debated a proposal April 3 to provide income tax credits that partially offset the amount that Nebraskans pay in property taxes.Read more