Day five bill introduction

Senators reconvened Jan. 11 to continue introduction of new bills.

Among the 22 measures introduced were:

LB960, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Tony Vargas, which would eliminate certain basic skill and content test requirements for eligibility for teaching certificates;

LB963, sponsored by Glenvil Sen. Dave Murman, which would adopt the Medical Ethics and Diversity Act;

LB965, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Eliot Bostar, which would change the day the state observes Arbor Day;

LB968, sponsored by Adams Sen. Myron Dorn, which would appropriate federal funds to the Department of Economic Development for affordable housing and job training;

LB970, sponsored by Hastings Sen. Steve Halloran, which would appropriate federal funds to the Department of Agriculture for catastrophic livestock mortality and disposal events; and

LB978, sponsored by Venango Sen. Dan Hughes, which would provide powers and duties relating to the treatment of dredged and fill material under the Environmental Protection Act.

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. 20.

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