Day five bill introduction

Senators reconvened Jan. 14 to continue bill introduction.

Among the measures introduced were:

LB872, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Rick Kolowski, which would create the position of state school security director and provide duties;

LB873, sponsored by O’Neill Sen. Tyson Larson, which would create a fund and appropriate and transfer funds for the Game and Parks Commission;

LB876, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Sara Howard, which would prohibit exclusions of coverage for injury or damage from carbon monoxide or other gas exposure;

LB877, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Burke Harr, which would change provisions relating to use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony;

LB879, sponsored by Imperial Sen. Mark Christensen, which would provide for a permit to carry a concealed handgun in a school;

LB881, sponsored by Syracuse Sen. Dan Watermeier, which would change provisions relating to death, injury, or property damage to innocent third parties as a result;

LB882, sponsored by Malcolm Sen. Ken Haar, which would change duties of the Climate Assessment Response Committee;

LB887, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Kathy Campbell, which would adopt the Wellness in Nebraska Act;

LB888, sponsored by Gretna Sen. John Murante, which would provide for changing the hours for sale of alcohol; and

LB890, sponsored by Fullerton Sen. Annette Dubas, which would change provisions relating to procedures for acquiring private property for public use.

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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