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Sen. Suzanne Geist

Sen. Suzanne Geist

District 25

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We were able to pass quite a few bills on final reading this week and I have an update about two of my bills.

As the chair of the Legislative Performance Audit Committee, I introduced LB560 as the Legislative Performance Audit Committee’s priority bill. This bill would make changes to the Beginning Farmer Tax Credit Act. The Legislative Performance Audit Committee audits programs in statute to make sure that they are following the original intent of the statute and the Performance Audit found an issue with this program. The Performance Audit Committee voted to let the Revenue Committee decide the best policy choice for bringing the Beginning Farmer Tax Credit Act into compliance with the audit. The Revenue Committee had two options to choose between my bill, LB560 and Senator Williams’ bill, LB623. The Revenue Committee decided to amend in Senator Williams’ LB623. LB560 passed on the first and second rounds of debate.

The Governor signed my priority bill, LB252 into law on May 1st. LB252 requires the Nebraska Lottery to disclose the odds of winning the prize with the largest value on advertisements. The requirement would include all print advertisements, including billboards and in-store wobblers to have the disclosure be no less than thirty-five percent of the largest font. Online advertisements are required to have the odds disclosed in a ten point font before the ad is scaled down to fit the online advertisement. LB252 was advance on the second round of debate and we passed it on final reading today.

The Revenue Committee voted out an amended property tax bill yesterday afternoon. The amendment is very long and I plan to spend my recess days reading and studying the new amendment.

As always, feel free to contact my office. My office phone number is 402-471-2731 and my email is sgeist@leg.ne.gov.

Sen. Suzanne Geist

District 25
Room #2000
P.O. Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-2731
Email: sgeist@leg.ne.gov
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