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On Monday we will have our first consent calendar. Attached to today’s agenda is the list of the bills which will be on Monday’s agenda. There are seven bills on this first consent calendar, but please know I have identified additional bills for future consent calendars. While I’m not sure how many total consent calendars I will be scheduling it will be more than one. Thus, if you do not see a bill you requested on this first list, it does not indicate your request will not be on a future consent calendar. I will be selecting bills for the second consent calendar from the bills already requested and any additional requests made to me prior to April 7 at 3:00 p.m. You do not need to deliver a second request letter for a bill you have already requested for consent calendar.
Additionally, the Appropriations Committee will not be placing the budget bills on general file today as anticipated last week. The committee has a few items to finalize prior to their final work product reaching the floor.
And finally, this announcement continues my practice of providing early notice to the body of the bills which will be debated the following week to allow senators time to prepare. A reminder that 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 152 (Slama) Change provisions regarding fireworks
LB 260 (Hunt) Change provisions relating to good cause for voluntarily leaving employment under the Employment Security Law
LB 338 (Bostelman) Provide powers and duties for the Public Service Commission regarding redirection of funding for broadband services
LB 451 (McKinney) Include characteristics associated with race, culture, and personhood within
definition of race, including hair texture and protective hairstyles under the Nebraska Fair
Employment Practice Act, and change provisions relating to unlawful employment practices
LB 500 (Geist) Provide for venue for prosecution of certain offenses when committed using an electronic communication device
LB 583 (Murman) Require electronic prescriptions for controlled substances
LB 650 (Flood) Adopt the Nebraska Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide Act
The last day of the work week will continue to be the day we address “Christmas Tree” bills. Next Thursday I will be scheduling LB 501, Senator Flood’s bill to adopt the Uniform Easement Relocation Act, and LB 428, the Health and Human Services Committee’s YRTC bill. The committee amendments for each bill include the provisions of four additional bills.