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Dear Residents of the 40th District,
On January 8th, 2014, the second session of the 103rd Legislature convened. This session is what is known as “short session” and only lasts sixty days, as opposed to the ninety day session we held last year. This week, senators spent the first few days introducing new legislation. We are allowed ten days for bill introduction, so more new legislation will be introduced next week as well. Hearings on new bills will begin on Tuesday, January 21 in the afternoons.
I introduced four new bills this week and will have two bills from last session carry-over as well. One of my new bills, LB699, will provide additional access to supervised hunting programs for individuals with developmental disabilities. The idea for this bill was brought by one of my constituents and I am looking forward to moving this bill along through the legislative process. LB698 is a bill that will give those who live off of a state highway the ability to apply for a permit to mow and harvest hay every year instead of every other year. Many of you contacted me this summer with questions and frustrations with the current statute, so I hope this piece of legislation can clarify some of the confusion and bring us in line with practices in other states.
LB697 will require the Department of Revenue to create a website to post information on tax delinquent properties across the state. This website would allow individuals to access information from each county about its tax delinquent properties from one place, instead of seeking out information on these properties from each individual county. Finally, I introduced an appropriations bill to help the Department of Motor Vehicles fund the process of replacing their Vehicle Titling and Registration system. This system is over twenty years old and needs to be updated to meet the current needs of Nebraska residents.
If you have any questions regarding legislation introduced or any other issue, please contact my office at (402) 471-2801 or at email@example.com.
Senator Tyson Larson