From abolishing the social security tax and protecting children, to protecting our veteran’s benefits and tackling a $900 million budget shortfall there has been plenty to keep the legislature on its toes this week in committees but we’re still just getting started.
Tuesday evening, my fellow Senators on the Nebraska Retirement Systems Committee and I were here past 8 pm to conduct a hearing regarding retirement for our police and firemen. The next night, my colleagues and I on the Revenue Committee were here just as late to hear bills presented on tax reform for the state, and I know other committees are here past dark on a daily basis. I can tell you that we are listening to you and are committed to putting in long hours to best serve you. Don’t hesitate to reach out to my office if you need information or have a concern.
January is coming to a close and with it comes the close of the first month of the 105th legislative session. While the body has not been without controversy during this time the Banking, Commerce and Insurance Committee has been working hard and to advance eight bills to general file.
Bills advanced to general file:
Four of the bills I introduced have gone through the Banking, Commerce and Insurance Committee and have advanced to General File as listed above (138, 184, 185 and 186.) We’ve also begun work on passing LB 388 to update Nebraska’s notary law and make us national leaders in this area.
This bill would allow remote notarization in which a document can be notarized online while connected to a notary via face-time technology. Virginia and Montana are currently the only states which use remote notary and we will continue to work for Nebraska to join this group on the cutting edge of notary technology.
As always serving the citizens of Nebraska, and especially those of District 18, remains the sole focus of my days spent here in the Capitol. Thank you for the opportunity to serve.
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