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Sen. Mike Groene

Sen. Mike Groene

District 42

Monday 3/20

Business and Labor
Location: Room 2102
Time: 1:30 PM

Document Introducer Description
LB598 Groene Require consideration of certain factors by the Commission of Industrial Relations when establishing wage rights

Education
Location: Room 1525
Time: 1:30 PM

Document Introducer Description
LB155 Brasch Require successful completion of a civics examination as a prerequisite to high school graduation
LB308 Brasch Change provisions relating to the committee on Americanism
LB14 Krist Require successful completion of a civics examination as a prerequisite to high school graduation

Tuesday 3/21

Education
Location: Room 1525
Time: 1:30 PM

Document Introducer Description
LB540 Stinner Provide for a temporary aid adjustment factor in the Tax Equity and Educational Opportunities Support Act

Wednesday 3/22

Health and Human Services
Location: Room 1510
Time: 2:00 PM

Document Introducer Description
LB128 Groene Change eligibility provisions relating to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Monday 3/13

Banking, Commerce and Insurance
Location: Room 1507
Time: 1:30 PM

Document Introducer Description
LB594 Groene Require a limited liability company seeking a tax benefit to file an amended certificate of organization

Tuesday 3/14

Education
Location: Room 1525
Time: 1:30 PM

Document Introducer Description
LB630 Larson Adopt the Independent Public Schools Act
LB650 Linehan Change provisions for teaching certificates
LB568 Erdman Change provisions related to temporary teaching certificates

*order of bills may change

Monday 3/6

Education
Location: Room 1525
Time: 1:30 PM

Document Introducer Description
LB634 Wayne Include virtual school students in the state aid to schools formula
LB409 Groene Change the base limitation and local effort rate for school districts
LB484 Kolowski Create the School Financing Review Commission

Tuesday 3/7

Education
Location: Room 1525
Time: 1:30 PM

Document Introducer Description
LB651 Linehan Adopt the Nebraska Reading Improvement Act
LB662 Linehan Establish a grading system for schools and school districts

Thursday 3/9

Revenue
Location: Room 1524
Time: 1:30 PM

Document Introducer Description
LB599 Groene Exempt certain improvements on land from taxes as prescribed

Health and Human Services
Location: Room 1510
Time: 1:30 PM

Document Introducer Description
LB596 Groene Exempt equine massage therapy from credentialing and regulation under the Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Practice Act

Monday 2/27

Education
Location: Room 1525
Time: 1:30 PM

Document Introducer Description
LB398 Wayne Provide requirements for public school districts relating to swimming activities
LB569 Friesen Establish the Community College Task Force and sunset community college levies
LB490 Walz Adopt the College Choice Grant Program Act

Tuesday 2/28

Education
Location: Room 1525
Time: 1:30 PM

Document Introducer Description
LB521 Walz Change provisions related to early childhood education in the Tax Equity and Educational Opportunities Support Act
LB511 Education Committee Change provisions for payment of educational costs for state wards and students in residential settings
LB512 Education Committee Change provisions related to education

Wednesday 3/1

Judiciary
Location: Room 1113
Time: 9:15 AM

Document Introducer Description
LB478 Groene Provide for possession of archery equipment and knives for recreational purposes

 

 

Monday 2/20–President’s Day observed. Capitol offices closed, no hearings

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Tuesday 2/21

Urban Affairs
Location: Room 1510
Time: 1:30 PM

Document Introducer Description
LB262 Groene Change provisions relating to undeveloped vacant land under the Community Development Law
LB489 Groene Redefine development project under the Community Development Law
LB597 Groene Provide for application process through county assessor and Tax Commissioner prior to using tax-increment financing

Monday February 13

Education
Location: Room 1525
Time: 1:30 PM

Document Introducer Description
Appointment Buckendahl, Chad W. – Technical Advisory Committee for Statewide Assessment
Note: phone confirmation
Appointment Aspen, Gwenn – Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
LB608 Linehan Adopt the Parental Choice Scholarship Program

Tuesday February 14

Education
Location: Room 1525
Time: 1:30 PM

Document Introducer Description
LB246 Morfeld Provide a budget exception for expanded learning opportunity programs
LB247 Morfeld Provide for school district levy and bonding authority for cybersecurity
LB525 Morfeld Change distribution provisions related to the Education Innovation Fund
LB575 Kolowski Provide funding for schools offering certain programs and courses as prescribed

Wednesday February 15

Natural Resources
Location: Room 1525
Time: 1:30 PM

Document Introducer Description
LB218 Groene Provide for installation of ground water pumps by public entities
LB488 Groene Adopt the Water Conservation Grant Act

Thursday February 16

Revenue
Location: Room 1524
Time: 1:30 PM

Document Introducer Description
LB251 Harr Redefine agricultural or horticultural purposes for revenue and taxation purposes
LB266 Friesen Change the valuation of agricultural land and horticultural land
LB640 Groene Change provisions of the Property Tax Credit Act and provide school district property tax relief

Monday February 6

Education
Location: Room 1525
Time: 1:30 PM

Document Introducer Description
LB144 Friesen Change agricultural and horticultural adjusted valuations for calculating state aid to schools
LB265 Friesen Provide for a minimum amount of state aid based on the number of students in a local system
LB571 Friesen Change state aid for education relating to allocated income tax funds

Tuesday February 7

Education
Location: Room 1525
Time: 1:30 PM

Document Introducer Description
LB554 Smith Provide for a financial transparency web site for schools, school districts, and educational service units
LB645 Pansing Brooks Add dyslexia for purposes of special education
LB595 Groene Provide for the use of physical force or physical restraint or removal from a class in response to student behavior

Thursday February 9

Revenue
Location: Room 1524
Time: 1:30 PM

Document Introducer Description
LB126 Groene Change sunset dates under the Nebraska Job Creation and Mainstreet Revitalization Act and the Nebraska Advantage Act

1/30/2017

Education
Location: Room 1525
Time: 1:30 PM

Document Introducer Description
LB58  Craighead Change provisions relating to participation in extracurricular activities
LB427 Vargas Require breastfeeding accommodations for student-parents
LB428 Vargas Require schools and the State Department of Education to adopt policies relating to pregnant and parenting students

1/31/2017

Education
Location: Room 1525
Time: 1:30 PM

Document Introducer Description
LB214 Halloran Terminate the Master Teacher Program
LB457 Briese Change exceptions to school district levy and budget exceptions for voluntary termination agreements
LB175 Morfeld Adopt the Student Online Personal Protection Act
LB377 Education Committee Change provisions relating to classification of school districts

1/31/2017

Transportation and Telecommunications
Location: Room 1113
Time: 1:30 PM

Document Introducer Description
LB404 Groene Require a train crew of at least two individuals

2/2/2017

Government, Military and Veterans Affairs
Location: Room 1507
Time: 1:30 PM

Document Introducer Description
LB127 Groene Change notice requirements under Open Meetings Act

Education Hearing Dates added

January 23rd, 2017

Monday January 30, 2017

Room 1525, 1:30 p.m.

LB58 Kintner Change provisions relating to participation in extracurricular activities
LB427 Vargas Require breastfeeding accommodations for student-parents
LB428 Vargas Require schools and the State Department of Education to adopt policies relating to pregnant and parenting students

Tuesday January 31, 2017

Room 1525, 1:30 p.m.

LB214 Halloran Terminate the Master Teacher Program
LB457 Briese Change exceptions to school district levy and budget exceptions for voluntary termination agreements
LB175 Morfeld Adopt the Student Online Personal Protection Act
LB377 Education Committee Change provisions relating to classification of school districts

1/23-1/27 Hearing Schedule

January 19th, 2017

Education Committee:

Monday January 23, 2017 – 1:30pm, Room 1525

LB103 Murante Change provisions relating to accelerated or differentiated curriculum and require establishment of focus groups
LB235 Walz Clarify grant requirements for the Summer Food Service Program
LB109 Blood Provide for a temporary teaching certificate or permit for military spouses

Monday January 24, 2017 – 1:30pm, Room 1525

LB124 Baker Increase the probationary period of community college staff
LB123 Pansing Brooks Provide for reimbursement when certain postsecondary institutions terminate operations
LB396 Morfeld Change residency provisions relating to postsecondary educational institutions

Bills introduced by Senator Groene:

Thursday January 26, 2017 – 1:30pm, Room 1507

LB479 Groene Change public hearing provisions and redefine a term under the Nebraska Budget Act

Sen. Mike Groene

District 42
Room #1107
P.O. Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-2729
Email: mgroene@leg.ne.gov
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