Day four bill introduction

Senators reconvened Jan. 8 to continue introduction of new bills.

Among the 37 measures introduced were:

LB1042, sponsored by Sen. John Fredrickson of Omaha, which would change provisions relating to registering to vote;

LB1044, introduced by Omaha Sen. Terrell McKinney, which would create a task force to study reparations for slavery and change permitted uses of a tax imposed on marijuana;

LB1045, sponsored by Sen. John Cavanaugh of Omaha, which would prohibit use of peremptory challenges against jurors based on membership in certain groups;

LB1050, introduced by Lincoln Sen. Danielle Conrad, which would require school districts to provide menstrual products to students;

LB1052, sponsored by Sen. Lynne Walz of Fremont, which would allow a teacher employed at an approved or accredited public, private, denominational or parochial school to receive reimbursement for school supplies;

LB1060, introduced by Blair Sen. Ben Hansen, which would provide an exemption from newborn screening;

LB1063, sponsored by Sen. Steve Halloran of Hastings, which would require approval by the voters of the school district prior to expenditure of special building funds as prescribed;

LB1064, introduced by Central City Sen. Loren Lippincott, which would prohibit tenure at certain postsecondary educational institutions and require a written policy regarding terms and conditions of employment;

LB1067, sponsored by Sen. Robert Clements of Elmwood, which would eliminate the inheritance tax, adopt the State Prisoner Reimbursement Act and change the authorized uses of certain county funds; and

LB1072, introduced by Sen. George Dungan of Lincoln, which would provide a tax credit for sustainable aviation fuel.

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. 17.

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