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Dear Residents of the 40th District,
The Legislature adjourned Thursday, May 26, after concluding its business for the session. Prior to adjournment, the Legislature passed all of the redistricting bills. Each of these was signed by Governor Dave Heineman and has gone into effect. An amendment to LB704, which designates the Congressional districts, was approved prior to the bill’s passage. In the amendment, the entirety of District 40 will be in the Third Congressional District, currently represented by Congressman Adrian Smith, except for the far southeastern portion of Dixon County, which is in the First Congressional District, currently represented by Congressman Jeff Fortenberry. LB703, designating the legislative districts, passed as proposed, and I would like to welcome the residents of Boyd, Dixon, Rock, and western Holt County to District 40.
The Legislature also passed Commission of Industrial Relations (CIR) reform in LB397; LB629, which requires reclamation by a company owning an oil pipeline within the state; and LB667, which contains extensive changes to DUI provisions. The Legislature also passed two bills relating to abortion: LB521, prohibiting telemedicine abortion procedures, and LB690, requiring parental consent for any person under age 18 who is seeking an abortion. All of these bills were signed by Governor Dave Heineman.
It has been a privilege to represent District 40 through my first legislative session. I will be looking into many topics for future legislation over the interim, including collaborating with the Nebraska Department of Agriculture as they study implementation of a state meat inspection agency pursuant to LB305.
Please feel free to contact my office with your questions and comments at (402) 471-2801 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senator Tyson Larson