Dear Residents of the 40th District,
We are officially past the halfway point of this session and we have many big issues facing us in the next few weeks. Committee hearings wrapped up this week and next Tuesday we begin full-day debate on priority bills. Last Thursday, senators and committees finalized their priority bill designations for the session. One of my bills, LB699, was chosen as a committee priority for the Natural Resources Committee. I selected LB1058 as my personal priority for this session.
This Thursday, LB699 was debated on the floor. LB699 makes changes to statutes relating to hunting practices. This bill would allow individuals with developmental disabilities the ability to obtain a hunting permit under certain conditions, and will expand opportunities for those individuals to participate in the sport of hunting. LB699 will also eliminate the hours requirement for hunter education programs. This change would let the Game and Parks Commission have additional flexibilities when putting together hunter education programs in the future. The bill had some good discussion and I am looking forward to moving this bill through the legislative process.
As mentioned above, I selected LB1058 as my personal priority bill. LB1058 would adopt the Interstate Compact on the Agreement Among State to Elect the President by National Popular Vote. The Compact would take effect when states, making up the majority of electoral votes across the country, have adopted and enacted the compact as well. Electing the president by national popular vote is something I’ve been interested in for quite some time and I anticipate this bill will be debated soon.
Please feel welcome to call, write, or visit the office that is here to represent you at (402) 471-2801 or at email@example.com.
Senator Tyson Larson