Senator Scheer’s Capitol Update
So far, this legislative session has been a busy one. There were 663 bills introduced for the first session of the 104th legislature; I, personally, introduced twenty-one of them. These bills represent common sense reforms that have been brought to me by constituents.
I have the privilege of being elected by my peers as the Chairman of the Banking, Commerce, and Insurance Committee. The Banking, Commerce, and Insurance Committee has very broad jurisdictional authority. We hear legislation relating to financial institutions, securities, insurance, real estate, commercial development, and trade, among other issues. I welcome the opportunity to lead this important committee and thank my colleagues for their support. This session I will also serve as a member of the revenue committee.
This week saw two of my bills come before the Education Committee, LB49 and LB54. LB49 will expand educational opportunities and course offerings to rural students in small school districts. LB54 will codify the statewide college-level credit agreement into law. This will ensure that students transferring between colleges and universities in Nebraska will have at least their general education level class credits transfer. I look forward to both of these bills being voted out of committee and debating them on the floor of the Legislature.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact myself or my staff at (402) 471-2929. It is an honor and a privilege to represent LD19 in the Nebraska Legislature.