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Sen. Carol Blood

Sen. Carol Blood

District 3

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What’s Happening In The Legislature

First Round Debate
The following bills were debated on the floor this week and were moved to Select File for a second round of votes.

LB153– Exempts 50% of Military Retirement
LB30– Changes the Professional Landscape Architects Act to better define what is required to become a professional landscape architect.
LB93– Allows anyone claiming to be a parent of a juvenile involved in a court proceeding to file a motion to intervene.
LB206– Relates to student journalists’ rights of freedom of speech and freedom of the press
LB230– Bans the use of room confinement in juvenile facilities, except when necessary to eliminate a juvenile’s substantial and immediate risk of harm to self or others.
LB322– Establishes a uniform process for tobacco compliance checks to be performed in order to deter selling nicotine products to underage buyers.
LB477– Provides an income tax exemption for the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award
LB68– Updates statutes referencing Business Improvement Districts to allow their boards to change their “functions or provisions” in addition to the existing abilities.
LB107– Changes provisions dealing with the plumbing board including length of term, appointment date and other factors.

2020 Bills From District 3 Awaiting Hearings:

LB742: Change penalty, sentencing, and hearing application provisions relating to offenses against animals
LB743: Adopt updated electrical standards
LB744: Authorize appointment of county engineer in certain counties and change powers and duties
LB745: Provide duties for law enforcement and prosecutors regarding federal immigration forms relating to victims of certain crimes
LB746: Adopt the Nebraska Consumer Data Privacy Act
LB747: Change the definition of microbusiness under the Nebraska Advantage Microenterprise Tax Credit Act
LB748: Adopt the Fertility Fraud Act
LB749: Adopt the Nebraska Anti-Terrorism Act
LB750: Prohibit discrimination based on military or veteran status
LB751: Provide for a mental health exception to compulsory education requirement
LB752: Provide duties and programs relating to veterans
LB753: Adopt the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact
LB754: Provide for a new certificate of birth and amendment of a certificate of birth
LB755Provide for and change home services permits for barbers, cosmetology, and nail technology
LB756: Authorize persons eighteen years of age or older to buy and sell stocks and bonds
LB757: Prohibit certain fraudulent acts under the Nebraska Criminal Code and the Insurance Fraud Act
LB1000: Direct any registration fees from fantasy contests to early childhood care and education workforce

Upcoming Hearings For District 3 Bills

LB753  (Adopt the Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact) Wednesday, January 22nd @ 1:30 pm in Room 1510/HHS Committee
LB756 (Authorize persons eighteen years of age or older to buy and sell stocks and bonds) Wednesday, January 22nd @ 1:30 pm in Room 1113/Judiciary Committee
LB755  (Provide for and change home services permits for barbers, cosmetology, and nail technology) Thursday, January 23rd @ 1:30 pm in Room 1510/HHS Committee
LB747  (Change the definition of microbusiness under the Nebraska Advantage Microenterprise Tax Credit Act) Thursday, January 23rd @ 1:30 in Room 1524/Revenue Committee

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Sen. Carol Blood

District 3
Room #1021
P.O. Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-2627
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