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Sen. Mike Hilgers

Speaker of the Legislature

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Next week we will continue to work off of the list of taxation and spending bills announced last Thursday. For next week, I am adding three bills to that list:

LR 11CA (Erdman) Constitutional amendment to require enactment of a consumption tax and prohibit certain other forms of taxation
LB 241 (Vargas) Adopt the Meatpacking Employees COVID-19 Protection Act
LB 496 (Hilkemann) Require collection of DNA samples for persons arrested for crimes of violence

I have made some decisions regarding specific bills and want to share that with you today.

We will begin the week next Tuesday with our final consent calendar. On Tuesday, we will also debate LB 454, Senator Friesen’s bill to adopt the School Property Tax Stabilization Act and change the valuation of agricultural land.

On Wednesday, I will be scheduling LR11CA, Senator Erdman’s constitutional amendment to require enactment of a consumption tax and prohibit certain other forms of taxation.

On Thursday, I will be scheduling LB 241, Senator Vargas’ bill to adopt the Meatpacking Employees COVID-19 Protection Act.
Again, while my primary focus for next week is general file, I will be continuing to schedule select file and final reading bills during the course of the week.

A reminder that Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening next week are potential late nights. Please be prepared to stay until we adjourn. The specific adjournment time will be dependent upon our progress for each day. Tuesday night of this week is a good example; we moved through several bills on Tuesday allowing us to adjourn prior to 7:00 p.m. while not sacrificing our productivity. At this point, I want to remind you to be prepared to work a full day next Friday with a 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. lunch recess, however, my hope is that our progress next week will allow a noon adjournment. At the end of next week, I will assess our productivity and the number of priority bills yet to be debated. After that assessment, I will be prepared to make decisions and an announcement regarding the schedule for the following two weeks.

Sen. Mike Hilgers

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