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Sen. Carol Blood

Sen. Carol Blood

District 3

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Legislative Update 4 – 4
February 10th, 2020

What’s Happening In The Legislature

Bills Passed 
The following bills were passed on the floor this week and presented to the Governor for his signature.
LB541: Provide a duty for the Department of Health and Human Services relating to bone marrow
LB880: Change dates related to certifications and distributions of state aid to schools
LB4: Change mileage reimbursement and filing fees and eliminate certain notice requirements under the Tax Equalization and Review Commission Act
LB30: Change and eliminate provisions under the Professional Landscape Architects Act
LB93: Provide for intervention by a biological parent in certain juvenile proceedings
LB230: Provide for room confinement of juveniles as prescribed
LB582: Change provisions relating to stolen firearms
LB740: Revisor bill to repeal obsolete provisions relating to transfers of funds
LB741: Revisor bill to repeal obsolete provisions relating to the Subsidized Employment Pilot Program
LB68: Change provisions of the Business Improvement District Act as prescribed
LB76: Change provisions relating to the nameplate capacity tax
LB107: Change provisions relating to city and village plumbing boards and change a penalty
LB148: Change requirements for public hearings on proposed budget statements and notices of meetings of public bodies
LB236: Change access to sales and use tax information with respect to the Nebraska Advantage Transformational Tourism and Redevelopment Act
LB731: Change provisions relating to new or updated comprehensive plans adopted by municipalities and counties

First Round of Debate
The following bills were debated on the floor this week and were moved to Select File for a second round of votes.
LB312: Change and eliminate provisions relating to dental hygienists
LB126: Provide for special landowner deer hunting permits as prescribed
LB540:Change the termination date of a developmental disability service
LB643: Change death and disability-related prima facie evidence provisions relating to emergency responders

Second Round of Debate
The following bills were debated on the floor this week and were moved to Final Reading and are awaiting passage.
LB310: Change procedures for tax credits under the Nebraska Job Creation and Mainstreet Revitalization Act
LB387: Change and modernize provisions relating to juries
LB734: Provide for licensure of charter or special party bus services under the Nebraska Liquor Control Act
LB518 – Adopt the Support for Trafficking Survivors Act (My LB745 was attached to this bill as an amendment)
LB541 – Provide a duty for the Department of Health and Human Services relating to bone marrow
LB540 – Change the termination date of a developmental disability service

2020 Bills From District 3 Awaiting Hearings:

LB742Change penalty, sentencing, and hearing application provisions relating to offenses against animals
LB744: Authorize appointment of county engineer in certain counties and change powers and duties
LB749:  Adopt the Nebraska Anti-Terrorism Act
LB750: Prohibit discrimination based on military or veteran status
LB752Provide duties and programs relating to veterans

Upcoming Hearings For District 3 Bills

LB1090: (Allow local governing bodies to suspend liquor licenses for nonpayment of taxes, fees, and special assessments) Tuesday, February 11th @ 1:30PM in Room 1510/General Affairs
LB743 (Adopt updated electrical standards) Tuesday, February 11th @ 1:30 pm in Room 1510/Urban Affairs: Updating Nebraska Electrical Standards for the safe installation of electrical wiring and equipment.

District 3 Bills Out of Committee and Onto the Floor

LB751 – Provide for a mental health exception to compulsory education requirements
LB745 – Provide tools for law enforcement and prosecutors regarding federal forms relating to victims of violent crimes

Would you like to watch the hearings and floor debates live and on demand? You an do that with your smart phone or computers at http://netnebraska.org/basic-page/television/live-demand-state-government 

Please NOTE: If you receive our newsletter via US Mail and would like a hard copy of any of these bills, please contact our office and we will be happy to provide you with the document.

Recess Day In District 3
We wrapped up our week in District 3 with a full day of community outreach activities. The morning started with the Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast and ended that night with the Bellevue Public Safety Foundation Souper Soup Competition, where our Shuffle Off to Buffalo Chicken Soup placed 3rd in the Chef’s favorite category. We love spending the day with our constituents and area businesses.

                 

We are here to serve the residents of District 3 and we are happy to respond to any questions or concerns you may have.

Did you know that there is a long list of items available for free to the public relating to the Nebraska Legislature? Here is a list of only a few that you might find interesting. If you are receiving our newsletter by email, you should be able to link to the information from your newsletter. If not, we are happy to mail any of these items to your home when requested.

 

  1. Unicameral Update
  2. About the Legislature
  3. Unicam Kids
  4. Inside Our Nation’s Only Unicameral
  5. Poster of Nebraska Senators
  6. Membership & Committees Card
  7. Lines of Government

For hard copies of these documents, please call my office at 402-471-2627 and we will be happy to place one in the mail to your home address.

Sen. Carol Blood

District 3
Room #1021
P.O. Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-2627
Email: cblood@leg.ne.gov
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