Day four bill introduction

Senators reconvened Jan. 13 to continue introducing bills.

Among the bills introduced were:

LB822, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Scott Lautenbaugh, which would change provisions relating to sexual assault of a child in the second and third degree;

LB823, sponsored by Lautenbaugh, which would terminate metropolitan utilities districts on Jan. 1, 2015;

LB826, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Beau McCoy, which would provide for a study relating to education incentives for high-need occupations;

LB831, sponsored by Imperial Sen. Mark Christensen, which would provide a requirement relating to coverage of medical equipment and prohibit unreasonable delays relating to preapproval of coverage;

LB832, sponsored by Lautenbaugh, which would change provisions relating to reductions in sentence, change good-time provisions and provide for earned time;

LB834, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Bill Avery, which would change provisions relating to funding for school breakfast programs;

LB838, sponsored by Cedar Rapids Sen. Kate Sullivan, which would change dates relating to certifications and distribution of state aid to schools;

LB846, sponsored by Hyannis Sen. Al Davis, which would create the brand inspection service area for brand inspection fees and estray disposition;

LB857, sponsored by Hoskins Sen. Dave Bloomfield, which would change application provisions under the Concealed Handgun Permit Act regarding members of the armed forces to include spouses of such members; and

LB859, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Bob Krist, which would change provisions for onsite vaccinations at certain health care facilities.

A complete list of bills introduced thus far is available at NebraskaLegislature.gov. New bills may be introduced for the first 10 legislative days, or until Jan. 22.

Gov. Dave Heineman’s State of the State address is scheduled for Jan. 15. Committee hearings are scheduled to begin Jan. 21 and continue through February.

The session will last 60 legislative days and is tentatively scheduled to adjourn April 17.

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