More money would be available for grants to counties to alleviate jail overcrowding under a bill heard March 6 by the Appropriations Committee.Read more
Members of the Transportation and Telecommunications Committee heard testimony March 5 on a bill that would impose certain restrictions on autonomous vehicles operating in the state.Read more
Metropolitan-class cities would be required to report the impact of occupation taxes under a bill considered by the Urban Affairs Committee Feb. 26. Omaha is the state’s lone metropolitan-class city.Read more
The Transportation and Telecommunications Committee heard testimony Feb. 19 on a bill that would provide grant funding to a statewide health and human services referral program.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 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
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
Lawmakers discussed a bill April 4 that would eliminate certain conflicts of interest and provide accountability and transparency in Nebraska State Patrol investigations.Read more
The Legislature passed a bill March 29 that enhances assault penalties for health care providers.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 gave first-round approval Feb. 28 to a bill that would establish enhanced assault penalties for health care providers.Read more
The Revenue Committee heard testimony Feb. 21 on a bill that would create a state sales and use tax exemption for feminine hygiene products.Read more
Mental health professionals would have the same authority as law enforcement to place people in emergency protective custody under a bill heard by the Judiciary Committee Feb. 14.Read more
Thirty-five new bills were introduced on Jan. 16.
LB1000, sponsored by Albion Sen. Tom Briese, which would require a bond election under the Public Facilities Construction and Finance Act;Read more
Senators introduced 38 new bills on Jan. 10.
LB947, sponsored by Papillion Sen. Jim Smith, which would adopt the Nebraska Property Tax Cuts and Opportunities Act, change income tax rates and eliminate certain exemptions and credits;Read more