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
Lawmakers began debate Feb. 15 on a bill that would prohibit Nebraska tanning facilities from allowing people younger than 18 to use tanning equipment.Read more
The Education Committee heard testimony Jan. 30 on a bill that would direct more state funding toward special education programs and support services.Read more
Senators reconvened Jan. 8 to introduce new bills.
Among the 41 bills introduced were:
LB882, sponsored by Columbus Sen. Paul Schumacher, which would change provisions relating to certain inheritance tax proceedings;Read more
Senators began the session by passing a measure that made cuts to the budget for the current fiscal year. The reductions were a first step to offset a projected revenue shortfall of nearly $1 billion over the biennium.Read more
Bills dealing with renewable energy projects, wildlife management and water supply augmentation projects were among those considered by the Natural Resources Committee this session.Read more
The Appropriations Committee heard testimony March 7 on a bill that would provide additional funds for the Expanded Learning Opportunity (ELO) Grant Program Act.Read more
A new commission would be tasked with conducting an in-depth review of how Nebraska funds public schools under a bill heard by the Education Committee March 6.Read more
A police officer could stop and ticket a driver solely for texting while driving under a bill heard by the Transportation and Telecommunications Committee Feb. 27.Read more
Nebraska communities could apply for a state grant to build solar energy projects under a bill heard by the Natural Resources Committee Feb. 22.Read more
Senators reconvened Jan. 12 to introduce new bills.
Among the 57 bills introduced were:
LB300, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Bob Krist, which would eliminate the statute of limitations on civil actions for sexual assault of a child;Read more
Senators reconvened Jan. 10 to introduce new bills.
Among the 67 bills introduced were:
LB167, sponsored by Crete Sen. Laura Ebke, which would include cannabidiol as a Schedule V controlled substance;Read more
The 105th Nebraska Legislature convened Jan. 4 for its 90-day first session. Seventeen new members and eight re-elected senators were sworn into office, then senators elected the chairpersons of the Legislature’s standing committees.Read more
Private wind energy development, oil and gas regulations and preservation of the state’s waterways topped the list of issues considered this session by the Legislature’s Natural Resources Committee.Read more
Lawmakers considered several measures this session to make roads safer for cyclists and motorists, ease restrictions on certain farm vehicles and encourage organ donation.Read more