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Greetings Northeast Lincoln! The 2015 Legislative Session has begun, and we are already 17 days out. In three short days, we elected a speaker, committee chairs, received committee assignments, and found an office to call home. I am honored to be one of the legislature’s 17 new members.
After ten days of bill introductions, I have introduced my own ten bills.They have each been assigned to a committee, and most are awaiting hearing dates. All bills receive a committee hearing that is are open for public comment. Last week, I presented LB314 before the judiciary committee. This is a clean-up bill that more clearly defines the jurisdiction of County Courts.
I was assigned to three committees this year: General Affairs; Government, Military, and Veterans Affairs; and Urban Affairs. As the youngest member of the 104th Legislature, I am also the Chairperson of Enrollment & Review.
LB304 The purpose of this bill is to adopt the Municipal Custodianship for Dissolved Homeowners Act. This bill would help the city with maintenance costs for dissolved properties. Hearing Date: February 3rd
LB470 This bill would provide an income tax credit for caregivers to help offset associated medical costs. Hearing Date: March 4th
General Affairs: Mondays @ 1:30
Urban Affairs: Tuesdays @ 1:30
Government, Military, & Veterans Affairs: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday @ 1:30
The Legislature’s website and the Unicameral Update provide a wealth of information about what goes on in the unicameral. You might find these tools useful when looking for information about this year’s session.
Using the Find Bills feature on the front page allows you to access the most recent summary of actions taken on the bill, in addition to the bill, its amendments, and hearing transcripts. You can also search for bills by the introducer, committee, or a keyword.
On the Legislative Calendar page, everything you need to know about the day’s activity is available to you. You’ll find the agenda, committee hearing schedule, journal, and transcripts.
The Unicameral Update offers daily news coverage of legislative activity during session, including floor action and committee hearings. It’s free to subscribe! Just call (402) 471-2788.
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