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Sen. Mike Hilgers

Speaker of the Legislature

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The budget bills are scheduled for final reading on Tuesday, April 20. I am not accepting additional consent calendar request letters, however, I do plan to have two more consent calendars yet this session.

Bills I plan to schedule for general file debate next week include:

LB 2 (Briese) Change the valuation of agricultural land and horticultural land for certain school district taxes
LB 39 (Lindstrom) Change the Sports Arena Facility Financing Assistance Act
LB 51 (Lathrop) Change and provide qualifications for and duties relating to certification of law
enforcement officers, require accreditation of law enforcement agencies, prohibit chokeholds in
law enforcement, and require policies on excessive force
LB 408 (Briese) Adopt the Property Tax Request Act
LB 485 (DeBoer) Change provisions relating to child care assistance

Thursday, April 22, I will be scheduling LB 408 for the beginning of that day. Friday, April 23, I will be scheduling LB 131, and LB 147. LB 131, a bill to change provisions relating to the enactment of ordinances, is one of the Urban Affairs committee’s priority bills and includes the provisions of six additional bills in the committee amendment. Additionally, next Friday I intend to schedule Senator Halloran’s motion to place LR14 on general file pursuant to Rule 3, Section 20(b).

The next three weeks will be a significant push from the body to get through our work. I want to remind the body of the scheduled late nights and to be prepared on these nights to potentially go beyond 7 if warranted. In addition, I want to give the body notice that depending on the progress made during the week I reserve the right to make the last day of the week a full working day (with a lunch break) rather than a half-day.

Last, as a reminder, we will start the taxation and spending measures the week of April 26.

Sen. Mike Hilgers

Speaker of the Legislature
Room 2103
P.O. Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
(402) 471-2673
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