Day nine bill introduction

Fifty-two new bills were introduced on Jan. 17.

Sen. Lou Ann Linehan introduces a new bill Jan. 17.

These included:

LB1038, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Theresa Thibodeau, which would provide a deadline for electronic voter registration;

LB1039, sponsored by Elkhorn Sen. Lou Ann Linehan, which would increase the amount that may be required for a pet deposit under the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act;

LB1040, sponsored by Thurston Sen. Joni Albrecht, which would provide for certificates of nonviable birth;

LB1041, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Anna Wishart, which would require specific training for foster care licensees on sexual abuse;

LB1058, sponsored by Hastings Sen. Steve Halloran, which would adopt the Faithful Delegate to Federal Article V Convention Act;

LB1067, sponsored by Grand Island Sen. Dan Quick, which would authorize a special tourism surcharge under the Business Improvement District Act;

LB1069, sponsored by Bancroft Sen. Lydia Brasch, which would change provisions related to the Committee on Americanism;

LB1070, sponsored by Gordon Sen. Tom Brewer, which would change an election requirement for school districts with fewer than 25 students in high school grades;

LB1077, sponsored by Henderson Sen. Curt Friesen, which would eliminate levy limits for school districts; and

LB1082, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Tony Vargas, which would require jails, law enforcement agencies and the Nebraska State Patrol to provide public notice before entering into agreements to enforce federal immigration law and to allow audits of noncomplying entities.

A complete list of introduced bills is available at NebraskaLegislature.gov. New bills may be introduced for the first 10 legislative days, or until Jan. 18.

Nebraska Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Heavican will give the State of the Judiciary address on Jan. 18.

The session will last 60 legislative days and tentatively is scheduled to adjourn April 18.

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