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LEGISLATURE ADJOURNS SINE DIE
On Friday, May 31, the Legislature adjourned sine die, which means that we have concluded the First Session of the 106th Legislature and will reconvene next January for the Second Session.
This session, your 49 state senators were able to come together and enact important legislation related to regulating the hemp industry, medication abortion notification, and telephone “spoofing” investigations. We also passed a budget which includes more property tax relief funding. Although we were unable to advance substantive property tax relief, I am optimistic that my colleagues on the Revenue Committee will continue to work over the interim to find the best path forward that represents true tax relief and not a tax shift.
I look forward to staying busy over the interim conducting interim studies (listed below) and preparing legislation for the next session, as well as interacting with all of you in Grand Island. If you have any comments, concerns or questions, please call my office at 402-471-2617 or email me at email@example.com. I appreciate everyone who has taken the time to reach out to me over the past several months, and I look forward to continue working with you and for you.
I have introduced and will be working on four interim studies to help inform legislation for the next session. They are:
LR173 – Interim study to examine health concerns related to the public use of and secondhand exposure to electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and other products
LR184 – Interim study to examine how to provide a sustainable and adequate stream of state funds to local public health departments to ensure they are able to meet their core responsibilities
LR190 – Interim study to examine Nebraska’s history of involvement in the Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Compact
LR200 – Interim study to examine programming provided at the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center-Geneva and the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center-Kearney and the need for additional programming
JOURNEY OF HOPE
On Tuesday, July 9, I met with Journey of Hope bicyclists and Arc of Central Nebraska members. The Journey of Hope team is a group of cyclists traveling from San Francisco to Washington, D.C., from June 4 to August 10, and each participant raised at least $6,000 for people with disabilities. I appreciated visiting with this team of young people from across the United States who are riding to bring awareness to people with disabilities.