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Dear Residents of the 40th District,
This week we wrapped up bill introduction for this session. Close to 460 pieces of new legislation and six proposed constitutional amendments were introduced and all will be scheduled for public hearings over the next few weeks. Senators will also continue with floor debate in the mornings.
On Thursday, the Legislature spent time debating another one of my bills, LB597. LB597 would make some changes to the statutes that govern county agricultural societies. This bill would allow these societies some flexibility when it comes to buying, selling, and leasing the real estate each society owns. It would also allow them to make equipment purchases with the levy money collected by each county for its respective agricultural society. County agricultural societies are important entities for our counties and I am glad this bill advanced with strong support to the next step in the legislative process.
Two of my bills received hearings this week. LB699 had its hearing on Wednesday in front of the Natural Resources Committee. This bill would give individuals with special needs opportunities to participate in the sport of hunting, as well as make some changes to the current hunter education requirements. The hearing went very well and had a lot of support from those who came to testify.
LB697 had its hearing on Thursday in front of the Revenue Committee. LB697 is a straightforward bill that would require the Department of Revenue to publish a compiled list of tax delinquent properties from across the state. This would put the details on these properties in one place so that interested individuals can have easier access to that information. I am hopeful that both this bill and LB699 will advance to be debated by the full Legislature.
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Senator Tyson Larson