Day eight bill introduction

Senators reconvened Jan. 13 to continue introduction of new bills.

Among the 48 measures introduced were:

LB421, introduced by Omaha Sen. Kathleen Kauth, which would provide procedures for directed health measures;

LB425, introduced by Sen. Bruce Bostelman of Brainard, which would change provisions relating to the state Game and Parks Commission and the Game Law;

LB426, sponsored by Sen. Merv Riepe of Ralston, which would change the number of judges on the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court;

LB428, introduced by Fremont Sen. Lynne Walz, which would require the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency to provide matching funding for the federal Hazard Mitigation Grant Program;

LB444, introduced by Sen. Lou Ann Linehan of Elkhorn, which would provide for a one-time grant for a health sciences education center, infrastructure costs and a community athletics complex;

LB453, introduced by Niobrara Sen. Barry DeKay, which would provide an additional use of the Highway Cash Fund and change provisions relating to bridge replacement and road construction contracts;

LB457, introduced by Sen. Rick Holdcroft of Bellevue, which would require video surveillance of voting and provide requirements for paper ballots, vote scanning devices and vote tabulating equipment;

LB461, introduced by La Vista Sen. John Arch, which would change, transfer and eliminate provisions relating to the materiel division of the state Department of Administrative Services and procurement of services and personal property;

LB464, introduced by Sen. Tony Vargas of Omaha, which would change provisions relating to proof of mental injuries and mental illness for first responders under the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act; and

LR22CA, sponsored by Norfolk Sen. Robert Dover, a proposed constitutional amendment to change legislative term limits to three consecutive terms.

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. 18.

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