Occupational Board Reform Act

General Information

Committee of Jurisdiction:Agriculture
Occupation Regulated:First Purchase Grain Dealers
Occupational Board:N/A
Contact:Mike Hybl
Purpose:The protection of Nebraska producers of grain who sell grain other than to a licensed grain warehouse.
Regulated Professionals:123
Year Created:Unknown
Year Active:Unknown
Sunset Date:N/A


Statutory Authorization:75 Article 9
Parent Agency:Nebraska Public Service Commission


Number of Members:No Board
Who Appoints:
Legislative Approval:
Qualifications of Members:
Per Diem:
Expense Reimbursement:
Term Length:
Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:


Required FY 2019-2018:0
Held FY 2019-2018:0
Required FY 2018-2017:0
Held FY 2018-2017:0
Required FY 2017-2016:0
Held FY 2017-2016:0
Required FY 2016-2015:0
Held FY 2016-2015:0
Required FY 2015-2014:0
Held FY 2015-2014:0


Support Staff:3
Shared or Separate:Shared
FY 2019-2018 Budget:34149
FY 2018-2017 Budget:35939
FY 2017-2016 Budget:36706
FY 2016-2015 Budget:37302
FY 2015-2014 Budget:33988
Other Funding Sources:N/A
Spending Authority:34821


Government Certificates Issued:660
Issued Certificate Descriptions:2019-126, 2018-130, 2017-127, 2016-133, 2015-144
Government Certificates Revoked:0
Revoked Certificate Descriptions:None
Government Certificates Denied:1
Denied Certificate Descriptions:1 Unlicensed and failed to meet requirements.
Government Certificates Penalties Against:1
Penalty Certificate Descriptions:$10,000 fine for operating without a license.
Explanation of Effectiveness:https://nebraskalegislature.gov/pdf/SurveyDocs/explanation1569256043.pdf
Potential Harm If no longer regulated would allow out of state entities to buy grain with the potential to not pay for the grain, leaving limited recourse to Nebraska producers. Over a third of licensed dealers are from out of state. In state buyers would also have no
Regulation Comparison:https://nebraskalegislature.gov/pdf/SurveyDocs/comparison1569256043.pdf
Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):No
Survey Submitted: September 23, 2019 11:27 AM