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Sen. John Cavanaugh

District 9

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Week Two Summary
January 14th, 2022

Bill introductions continued this week, as floor debate began on a number of early Senator priority bills.

I introduced one more bill, LB1026, the Unlawful Restrictive Covenant Modification Act. It allows for the removal of unlawful and discriminatory restrictive covenants from deeds upon request with the county Register of Deeds. The county may charge a fee of no more than $10 to fulfill the request. Sen. Terrell McKinney, Sen. Megan Hunt, and Sen. Justin Wayne joined me as cosponsors.

I also joined Sen. McKinney as a cosponsor of Sen. Wayne’s LB999 which requires the Department of Transportation to seek federal infrastructure funding under the RAISE Act and the Reconnecting Communities pilot program for a new bridge.

The Legislature began floor debate this week on a number of bills. Debate will continue next week in the mornings, while afternoons will be devoted to committee hearings on introduced bills. Six of my bills are scheduled for hearings next week, and three more have been scheduled for the following Monday.

Wednesday, January 19: Judiciary Committee (Room 1113) at 1:30 PM.

LB732: Prohibit the use of deception in questioning juveniles.

LB810: Improve reporting requirements for juvenile room confinement.

LB879: Allow for an answer of “no contest” in juvenile proceedings.

Thursday, January 20: Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee (Room 1507) at 1:30 PM.

LB733: Prohibit foreign nationals from contributing to ballot question committees.

LB734: Cap contributions to candidate committees at $5,000.

Friday, January 21: Judiciary Committee (Room 1113) at 1:30 PM.

LB953: Provide a liability limitation for properly permitted land management burns.

Monday, January 24: Transportation and Telecommunications Committee (Room 1113) at 1:30 PM.

LB731: Provide notice and compliance requirements under the Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act

LB934: Make certain license plate and decal violations secondary offenses and change penalties.


The Legislature is in recess today and will be off for Martin Luther King Day on Monday. We will reconvene on Tuesday at 10 a.m.



Sen. John Cavanaugh

District 9
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P.O. Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
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