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Banking, Commerce and Insurance Committee

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January 5th, 2022

The Banking, Commerce and Insurance Committee is responsible for processing legislation involving the following subject areas:

  • Banking (Financial Institutions)
    • banks; banking practices
    • Department of Banking and Finance
    • credit unions
    • building and loan associations
    • loans; interest; consumer credit; Nebraska Installment Sales Act
    • industrial loan and investment companies
    • public funds; investment; deposit
    • public bodies; authorities; issue bonds
  • Commerce
    • Uniform Commercial Code; trust administration; partnerships; corporations; limited liability companies; business trusts; securities; business entities
    • real estate; Real Estate Commission; abstracters; deeds
    • financial acts; economic development; Nebraska Investment Finance Authority
    • commercial development; trade
    • public accountancy; warranties; franchises
    • trade names and practices
  • Insurance
    • insurance companies; agents and brokers; guaranty associations
    • Department of Insurance; administration
    • policies; coverage; types of insurance; actions; liability
    • risk management
    • health maintenance organization

During session, the Banking, Commerce and Insurance Committee meets on Mondays and Tuesdays in Room 1507 on the 1st Floor of the Capitol.

If you are not testifying in person on a bill and would like to submit a written position letter to be included in the official hearing record as an exhibit, the letter must be delivered to the office of the committee chair (or emailed to the committee chair) of the committee conducting the hearing on the bill by 5:00 p.m. on the last work day prior to the public hearing.

Additionally, the letter must include your name and address, state a position of for, against, or neutral on the bill in question and include a request for the letter to be included as part of the public hearing record.

The Legislature will no longer be accepting written, submitted testimony prior to the committee hearing. To appear on the transcript, a testifier must physically appear before a committee and be available to answer questions from the committee members.

In Person Testimony
As always, persons attending a public hearing in person will have an opportunity to present verbal testimony to the committee.

Position Comments for the Public Hearing Record
If you are not testifying in person at a public hearing on a bill or resolution and would like to submit written comments to be included in the official hearing record as an exhibit, you will find a link to submit your comments online on the chamber viewer page for each bill or resolution. Comments are allowed once a bill has been scheduled for public hearing and must be submitted prior to 12:00 p.m. CST on the last work day prior to the public hearing to be included in the official hearing record.

The comments submitted online prior to the deadline and identified as comments for the public hearing record will be the only method for submission of official hearing record comments other than testifying in person. Letters and comments submitted via email or hand-delivered will no longer be included as part of the hearing record although they are a viable option for  communicating your views with an individual senator.

Submission of Online Comments
In order to facilitate public input on legislation, a feature was added to the Nebraska Legislature’s website for submission of written comments on pending legislation on the Legislature’s website at any stage of the process.

For more information, please see the Legislature’s Public Input Options page at
https://nebraskalegislature.gov/committees/public-input.php

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January 4th, 2010

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  • Sen. Matt Williams, Chairperson
  • Sen. Raymond Aguilar
  • Sen. Eliot Bostar
  • Sen. Kathleen Kauth
  • Sen. Brett Lindstrom
  • Sen. John McCollister
  • Sen. Rich Pahls
  • Sen. Julie Slama
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