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What’s Happening in Your Legislature
First Round of Debate
The following bills were debated on the floor last week and moved to Select File for a second round of votes
LB909: Change provisions relating to banking and finance
LB996: Create the Broadband Data Improvement Program
LB997: Adopt the Out-of-Network Emergency Medical Care Act
LB1016: Change provisions regarding the worker training program
LB1061: Change provisions relating to alternative response to reports of child abuse or neglect
Second Round of Debate
The following bills were debated on the floor last week then moved to Final Reading where they await passage
LB1054: Define the required beginning date and change deferment of payment provisions under certain retirement plan
LB944: Change provisions relating to motor vehicles
LB924: Change provisions relating to racial profiling and require law enforcement training
LB770: Provide for the Game and Parks Commission to issue disabled veteran permits as prescribed
Upcoming Hearings for District 3 Bills:
LB742: Change penalty, sentencing, and hearing application provisions relating to offenses against animals (Wednesday, February 26 @ 1:30 PM in front of the Judiciary Committee in Room 1113)
LB749: Adopt the Nebraska Anti-Terrorism Act (Wednesday, February 26 @ 1:30 PM in front of the Judiciary Committee in Room 1113)
LB750: Prohibit discrimination based on military or veteran status (Thursday February 27 @ 1:30 PM in front of the Judiciary Committee in Room 1113)
LB744: Authorize appointment of county engineer in certain counties and change powers and duties (Thursday, February 27 @ 1:30 PM in front of the Government Committee in Room 1507)
LB752: Provide duties and programs relating to Veterans (Thursday February 27 @ 1:30 PM in front of the Government Committee in Room 1507)
District 3 Bills Out of Committee, Onto the Floor, and Ready for Debate:
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
LB755: Provide for and change home services permits for barbers, cosmetology, and nail technology. (This is my priority bill for the session)
Would you like to watch the hearings and floor debates live? You can do that with the NETCapitol app on your smart phone, or on your computers at netnebraska.org
Please NOTE: If you would like to receive a paper copy of any of the above bills, please contact our office and we will be happy to provide those documents.
We are Halfway Done!
We are halfway through our 60-day session. The time has passed quickly and as we wrap up our public hearings, we will soon enter full days of debate. Now is the time for strategy as each Senator can have only one personal priority bill, and the Speaker only allows a handful of Speaker priority bills to a few lucky Senators. Many of us will try to amend our bills into other like-minded bills and unfortunately, some bills will not reach the floor for debate. I encourage you to reach out to our office should you need additional information on any of the bills that hit the floor in the next 30 days. It’s going to get interesting and worth a watch if you have the time.
Did you know that there is a long list of items available 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.
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.
MEET OUR TEAM
Senator Carol Blood, District 3
Dee Austin – Administrative Assistant
Oliver VanDervoort – Legislative Aide
We are here to serve the residents of District 3 and we are happy to respond to any questions or concerns you may have.