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A reminder that today at 3:00 p.m. is the deadline for senators to hand-deliver to my office a letter to request a bill for placement on our first consent calendar. Letters received after 3:00 p.m. today will be considered for our second consent calendar.
Also a reminder that Monday we will convene at 10:00 a.m. which will continue to be our start time for the first day of our work week.
As part of my endeavor to provide early notice to the body of the bills which will be debated to allow senators time to prepare, I am providing the body with a list of the priority bills which I plan to schedule sometime during the following week. This list is not necessarily inclusive of all the bills which may be scheduled as more bills may be added if time available warrants the need for additional scheduling. Also, as a reminder, being listed on the agenda for next week is no guarantee that the bill will be taken up on the floor next week.
These bills are listed in numerical order and do not indicate the order they will appear on the agenda or which day of the week each bill will first appear as I am still considering the specific schedule:
LB 40 (Groene) Adopt the Nebraska Rural Projects Act
LB 156 (Wayne) Adopt the Municipal Inland Port Authority Act
LB 215 (Hughes) Change 911 service surcharge provisions
LB 273 (Lowe) Change provisions relating to youth rehabilitation and treatment centers
LB 281 (Albrecht) Require child sexual abuse prevention instructional programs for school students and staff
LB 390 (Murman, at the request of the Governor) Provide for credentials based on reciprocity and change requirements for credentials under the Uniform Credentialing Act
LB 528 (Walz) Provide, change, and eliminate provisions relating to education
LB 529 (Walz) Change provisions for the distribution of lottery funds used for education, transfer powers and duties, create new acts and funds, and change education provisions
LB 544 (Wayne) Adopt the Urban Redevelopment Act and provide tax incentives
LB 572 (Halloran) Change provisions of the Livestock Brand Act
LB 639 (Day) Adopt the Seizure Safe Schools Act
LR 29 (Cavanaugh, M.) Provide for appointment by the Executive Board of a special committee to be known as the Eastern Service Area Child Welfare Contract Special Investigative and Oversight Committee of the Legislature
Next week the debate on LB 529, the Education Committee priority bill distributing lottery funds, will be the first bill on the agenda for Wednesday. LB 528, the other Education Committee priority bill, an education technical bill which includes the provisions of two additional bills, will be scheduled for Thursday debate along with any final reading we have.
Last, I currently anticipate that next Thursday the Appropriations Committee will send the budget to the floor. If so, then I currently anticipate taking up the budget the following week.