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Sen. Jim Scheer

Sen. Jim Scheer

Speaker of the Legislature

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The 2019 permanent session calendar is the same as the tentative calendar distributed in September. If bad weather necessitates a time change, members will be notified and the change will be announced via the Legislature’s website.

Below is scheduling information for the next few days of session and several key session dates thereafter:

January 11, 14, 16
• Convene at 10:00 a.m.
• Bill introduction
• Adjourn around 11:00 a.m. or when introduced bills have been processed by the Clerk’s office

January 15
• Convene at 9:00 a.m.
• Bill Introduction
• Governor Rickett’s State of the State Address – 10:00 a.m.
• Adjourn around 11:30 a.m. or when introduced bills have been processed by the Clerk’s office

January 17
• Convene at 9:00 a.m.
• Bill Introduction
• Chief Justice Heavican’s State of the Judiciary Address-10:00 a.m.
• Adjourn around 11:30 a.m. or when introduced bills have been processed by the Clerk’s office

January 18
• Convene at 9:00 a.m.
• Bill introduction
• Adjourn by 11:00 a.m. or when introduced bills have been processed by the Clerk’s office
• (Tentative) Last day to submit bill requests to Revisor of Statutes/Bill Drafting Office

January 22
• Convene at 9:00 a.m.
• Bill introduction
• (Tentative) Begin debate of motion to adopt permanent rules*
• Adjourn by noon
• Public Hearings begin at 1:30 p.m.

January 23
• Convene at 9:00 a.m.
• Last day of bill introduction
• Adjourn by noon or when introduced bills have been processed by the Clerk’s office

March 14, Prior to Adjournment
• Deadline to submit a letter to the Speaker requesting designation of a bill as a 2019 speaker priority bill

March 19, Prior to Adjournment
• Deadline for designation of committee and senator priority bills

March 20
• Speaker priority bills announced prior to adjournment

March 28
• Date to complete committee public hearings on introduced bills

April 2
• Full-day floor debate begins

April 29th to June 6th
• Sometime during mid-April a “lunch hour and late nights” schedule will be announced. Senators are requested to keep their session day lunches and evenings open beginning April 29th for extended floor debate.

Additionally, please note that this session we will convene at 9:00 a.m. every day including the first day of the work week unless otherwise announced.

 

* I will make a final decision regarding the start of the rules debate after consultation with the new Rules Committee Chair.

Sen. Jim Scheer

Speaker of the Legislature
Room #2010
P.O. Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-2929
Email: jscheer@leg.ne.gov
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