Business and Labor

State claims bill approved

Senators voted March 28 to authorize the payment of claims against the state.

Sen. Merv Riepe
Sen. Merv Riepe

LB1188, introduced by Ralston Sen. Merv Riepe, provides for payment of a series of claims against the state and agency write-offs.

Among the claims authorized by the bill is the remaining $7.45 million to finalize payment to the family of a Kearney man injured when his vehicle was struck by an individual involved in a high-speed chase while fleeing a stop by the Nebraska State Patrol.

LB1188 also approves $560,000 in workers’ compensation claims and a number of agency write-offs, including a total of $1.948 million by the state Department of Labor.

The bill passed on a 45-0 vote and took effect immediately.

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