Day Six Bill Introduction in the Nebraska Unicameral

Senators reconvened Jan. 13 to continue introduction of new bills. Among the 68 measures introduced were:

LB314, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Rich Pahls, which would change provisions related to insurance coverage of telehealth;

LB321, sponsored by Omaha Sen. John Cavanaugh, which would prohibit a defendant’s discovery of a victim’s actual or perceived gender or sexual orientation as a defense to a crime;

LB322, sponsored by Gothenburg Sen. Matt Williams, which would adopt the School Safety and Security Reporting System Act;

LB323, sponsored by Fremont Sen. Lynne Walz, which would change provisions of the Tax Equity and Educational Opportunities Support Act relating to pandemics;

LB335, sponsored by Norfolk Sen. Mike Flood, which would require the announcement of the average cost of incarceration at sentencing for sentences served at the state Department of Correctional Services;

LB338, sponsored by Brainard Sen. Bruce Bostelman, which would provide powers and duties for the Public Service Commission regarding redirection of funding for broadband services;

LB349, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Terrell McKinney, which would create El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, Malcolm X Day and establish a holiday;

LB371, sponsored by Grand Island Sen. Raymond Aguilar, which would provide for games of chance under the Nebraska Racetrack Gaming Act at state, district and county fair locations;

LB374, sponsored by Bennington Sen. Wendy DeBoer, which would adopt the Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementia Support Act; and

LR21CA, sponsored by Albion Sen. Tom Briese, which would amend the state constitution to require the state of Nebraska to pay all classroom expenses related to the operation of public elementary and secondary schools.

A complete list of bills introduced thus far is available at NebraskaLegislature.gov. New bills may be introduced for the first 10 legislative days, or until Jan. 20.