Senator Price’s 2013 Legislation
The 2013 legislative session completed on June 6th. This was a challenging session with a number of big issues faced by the legislature. Below is a list of all of the bills I introduced, including ones that weren’t passed as well as ones signed into law. Also included are a number of bills and resolutions that I co-signed.
Bills that weren’t signed
LB317 – Assessor Bill. Revenue Committee. Hearing 3/21.
LB432 – Military Education Compact Funding. (Referral) Appropriations Committee. Hearing 03/4.
LB433 – Secretary of State Elections Bill. Government Committee. Hearing 2/27. General File.
LB594 – Veteran’s Aid Fund. (Referral) Retirement Committee. Hearing 3/5.
LB596 – License Plates. (Referral) Transportation Committee. Hearing 03/4.
LB434 – NEMA Bill. Government Committee. Hearing 2/6. Signed on April 3rd. Provides emergency management the ability to use registries for persons with special needs. I think anytime we can improve the response of our emergency management and assist citizens in times of emergencies we should consider the tools and options available to us. This is a valuable option for emergency management serving those with special needs if they chose to be part of the registry.
LB595 – Next Generation 911. Transportation Committee. Hearing 2/25. Signed on May 8th. Allows the Public Service Commission to conduct a study on next-generation 911 service in Nebraska. Sarpy County took a leading role in bringing this idea forward. This study will prepare Nebraska for a better telecommunications service, specifically our 911 service.
LB623 – Roads & Bridges Bill. Transportation Committee. Hearing 2/19. Signed on May 29th. Changes provisions relating to bridge and road construction in Nebraska. This is another bill where Sarpy County took the lead bringing forth the proposal. This bill increased the ability of county governments to make infrastructure improvements.
LR52 – Recognize February 17-23, 2013, as Engineers Week in Nebraska
LR123 – Recognize April 2013 as Personal Security Awareness Month in Nebraska
LR301 – Congratulate Col. Ralph Tosti on his retirement and thank him for his leadership and years of service
LB224 – Janssen (Passed) – Provide a preference for awarding state contracts to resident disabled veterans and certain businesses
LB227 – Kintner (Referral) – Exclude retirement benefits from state income taxation
LB238 – Crawford (Referral) – Exempt social security and certain retirement benefits from state income taxation
LB327 – Pirsch (Referral) – Change income tax rates
LB451 – Janssen (Referral) – Prohibit federal restrictions on firearms, magazines, and firearm accessories as prescribed
LB565 – Nelson (General) – Prohibit registering to vote and voting early on the same day
LB588 – Watermeier (General) Change veteran employment preference provisions and name the act
LR13 – Brasch Congratulate Dick Lindberg on being inducted into the Nebraska Journalism Hall of Fame
LR33 – Bloomfield Extend sympathy to the family of Captain Matthew Justin Meyer
LR39 – Bloomfield Extend sympathy to the family of Commander Marsha Ann(Heineman)Hanly
LR42 – Brasch (Referral) Urge Congress to pass the Parental Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution and submit it to the states for ratification
LR45 – Crawford Congratulate Sergeant Saral Shrestha for being named the 2012 United States Army Soldier of the Year
LR54 – Bloomfield Congratulate South Sioux City’s unified floor hockey team on winning the gold medal at the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games
LR55 – Krist Congratulate Tom Osborne on his many accomplishments over his outstanding career
LR73 – Crawford Congratulate the Omaha Gross Catholic High School football team on winning the 2012 Class B state football championship
LR145 – McCoy – Congratulate Jack Hoffman for his Husker spring football game touchdown and recognize his courageous personal struggle with brain cancer
LR152 – Pirsch – Extend deepest sympathy to the victims of the bombings at the Boston Marathon and their families
LR156 – Crawford Congratulate Jerry Mosser on being the first honoree inducted into the Bellevue University Athletic Hall of Fame and recognize his years of service
LR160 – Crawford Congratulate Bellevue East High School and Bellevue West High School for their achievements at the 2013 Nebraska Science Olympiad
LR173 – Nordquist Recognize the Nebraska Chapter of the March of Dimes on its 75th anniversary
LR177 – Hadley Extend sympathy to the families and friends of the firefighters killed in West, Texas, on April 17, 2013
LR179 – Smith Recognize the 20th anniversary of the commissioning of the USS Nebraska
LR203 – Haar Declare September 17 as Constitution Day in the State of Nebraska
LR204 – Brasch Extend sympathy to the family of Bill Orr
LR343 – Dubas (Referral) Interim study to examine the policy to supplement federal universal service support mechanisms and ensure all Nebraskans have comparable accessibility to telecommunications at affordable prices
LR361 – Sullivan Recognize Dr. Roger Breed for his many accomplishments and extend best wishes on his retirement
LR386 – Davis Extend congratulations to the residents and officials of Cody, Nebraska, for envisioning and developing the Circle C Market