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This past week we had the last late night debates for this session. We had many late nights and we were able to debate a majority of the priority bills this session. Unfortunately, we were not able to debate all of the priority bills. We have one more day left in this session.
Two of my bills were amended into one of the Transportation and Telecommunications Committee bill LB750. My bills, LB714 that creates the Lancaster County Customer Service Center for the DMV and LB1259 which assists the DMV with the increase in the cost of materials to make license plates were amended into LB750 and it passed the last round of debate on April 12th.
My bill, LB1214 which will allow telecommunications companies to come to the table and submit applications for the Broadband Bridge Act was amended into the other Transportation and Telecommunications committee priority bill. This bill was passed on the last round of debate on April 13th.
My bill, LB1215 which provides counseling and grants to very small start-up businesses was amended into Senator McKinney’s bill and was passed on the last round of debate on April 12th.
My bill, LB1184 which I introduced at the request of the Attorney General to clarify the role of the agency council for the State Patrol and when an outside counsel can be hired to represent a state patrol officer or employee when the employee is a subject of a grand jury or prosecutorial inquiry.
My bill, LB1150 which would provide the Legislative Audit Office with additional information that is necessary for them to conduct performance audits like the ImagiNE act to insure that business incentive programs are working was debated on the last round of debate this week too. I was able to add my other bill, LB937 which will appropriate funds to purchase a better version of economic modeling software for the Legislature. This will allow the legislature the ability to estimate revenue generation caused by new investment and employment. LB1150 was passed on the final round of debate on April 13th.
So, in total seven of the nine bills that I introduced this session were passed.
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