Day 10 bill introduction

Senators reconvened Jan. 23 for the final day of bill introduction.

Among the measures introduced were:

  • LB490, sponsored by the Revenue Committee, which would change income tax rates;
  • LB518, sponsored by Fremont Sen. Charlie Janssen, which would change certain eligibility provisions of the medical assistance program;
  • LB530, sponsored by Fullerton Sen. Annette Dubas, which would add, change and eliminate provisions relating to foster care reimbursements;
  • LB543, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Ernie Chambers, which would change a penalty from death to life imprisonment or life imprisonment without possibility of parole;
  • LB552, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Jeremy Nordquist, which would adopt the Cities of the First Class Firefighters Cash Balance Retirement Act;
  • LB561, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Brad Ashford, which would state findings and intent for changes to the juvenile justice system and a funding mechanism;
  • LB577, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Kathy Campbell, which would change provisions relating to the medical assistance program;
  • LB600, sponsored by Lexington Sen. John Wightman, which would change inheritance tax rates;
  • LB619, sponsored by Malcolm Sen. Ken Haar, which would require instruction in sexual health education; and
  • LB635, sponsored by Cortland Sen. Norm Wallman, which would provide powers and duties regarding hydraulic fracturing to the Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.

A complete list of introduced bills is available at NebraskaLegislature.gov.

Committee hearings are scheduled to continue through March. The session will last 90 legislative days and tentatively is scheduled to adjourn June 5.

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