FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Katie Linehan
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 Phone: 402-471-2929
Senator Scheer’s Capitol Update
Lincoln, NE – Greetings District 19 constituents. As we approach the one month mark since the commencement of the 103rd Nebraska Legislature, I want to update you on what is happening at the Capitol.
As a Freshman Senator, one of my main objectives is to learn as much as possible about being an effective representative. Senator Flood and his staff have been more than generous in helping me and my staff get acclimated at the Capitol, for which I am very grateful. I am learning a great deal and honored for the opportunity to represent District 19.
During the first ten days of the legislative session, Senators can submit legislative bills. I submitted nine substantive bills this year (and one commemorative bill to recognize achievements of Norfolk Catholic High School). Most of my bills are technical in nature. Basically, they fix unintended consequences of current law by slightly adjusting or amending language. Four of my bills have larger implications: LB 203 would allow NuCor to continue operating as it currently does, without concern that burdensome regulations would eliminate the beneficial use of an intended product of steel manufacturing. We have received broad support for this bill and appreciate the opportunity to promote interests that are vital to our District’s economic stability. LB 312 adds to provisions regarding unfair insurance practices and prevents providers from canceling homeowner policies for weather related losses. LB 468 aims to keep students in Nebraska by offering a tuition-based tax deduction for post secondary graduates. Finally, LB 470 requires greater transparency regarding contracts for school superintendents.
Above all, I strive to represent and promote the best interests of District 19. I cannot do that without your input. There are a lot of important issues being discussed this session. I invite you to visit the Legislatures website (www.nebraskalegislature.gov) to read more about all of the bills being considered. Please contact me to discuss any legislative issues of interest or concern. You can call (402-471-2929), e-mail (email@example.com), or mail via post (District 19, State Capitol, P.O. Box 94604, Lincoln, NE 68509-4604). We have already heard from numerous constituents on various issues and value such interest and input. Finally, please feel free to stop in our office if you ever find yourself in the area. We are in the Capitol, in office #1117. I would love to see you!