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Final Date For Priority Submissions: February 21, 2020

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Senator Priority Bills
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Priority Document
Status Description
Senator Albrecht LB1186 Senator Hilgers Select File Require salary to be paid to injured school employees as prescribed
Senator Arch LB1158 Senator Arch General File Provide information on job-skills programs to applicants for medical assistance
Senator Blood LB755 Senator Blood Select File Change provisions relating to home services under the Cosmetology, Electrology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, and Body Art Practice Act and Barber Act; physician assistants under the Medicine and Surgery Practice Act and the Podiatry Practice Act; membership of the Board of Medicine and Surgery; infant screening testing; Parkinson’s disease drug reporting; and the Engineers and Architects Regulation Act
Senator Bolz LB43 Senator Bolz Select File Adopt the Sexual Assault Survivors' Bill of Rights Act and change certain rules of procedure
Senator Bostelman LB1002 Senator Bostelman General File Change provisions relating to wholesale drug distribution for emergency medical reasons
Senator Brandt LB996 Senator Brandt Final Reading Provide for a government Internet network use policy for the Legislature and create the Broadband Data Improvement Program
Senator Brewer LB582 Senator Brewer Passed Change provisions relating to stolen firearms
Senator Briese LB930 Senator Briese Referral Require a minimum amount of tax relief under the Property Tax Credit Act
Senator Cavanaugh LB1060 Senator Cavanaugh Select File Include hair textures and protective hairstyles within the definition of race under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act
Senator Chambers LB924 Senator Chambers Final Reading Change provisions relating to racial profiling and require law enforcement training
Senator Clements LB870 Senator Crawford Final Reading Change provisions relating to direct borrowing by cities and villages
Senator Crawford LB1061 Senator Crawford Final Reading Change the Child Protection and Family Safety Act and eliminate a committee
Senator DeBoer LB1073 Senator DeBoer Referral Create the School Financing Review Commission, add basic funding aid, and change adjusted valuations, the local effort rate, and certification dates
Senator Dorn LB1014 Senator Lindstrom Final Reading Change provisions of the Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangement Act
Senator Erdman LR300CA Senator Erdman Referral Constitutional amendment to prohibit all forms of taxation other than a consumption tax
Senator Friesen LB461 Senator Friesen Select File Eliminate certificates of public convenience and necessity and permits for movers of household goods and carriers of railroad employees, provide a licensing process for such regulated motor carriers, and exempt motor carriers engaged in transportation related to agritourism from certain requirements
Senator Geist LB814 Senator Geist Referral Prohibit dismemberment abortion
Senator Gragert LB770 Senator Gragert Final Reading Provide for state park permits for disabled veterans and change nonresident fees for state park permits
Senator Groene LB1021 Senator Groene Referral Provide for an expedited review of certain redevelopment plans under the Community Development Law
Senator Halloran LB344 Agriculture Committee Final Reading Adopt the Animal Health and Disease Control Act, eliminate and provide duties for the Department of Agriculture, eliminate various acts, terminate and transfer certain funds, create a fund, and provide penalties
Senator Hansen, B. LB1203 Senator Linehan Referral Change provisions relating to an income tax deduction for dividends received from certain corporations
Senator Hansen, M. LB881 Senator Hansen, M. Select File Require a report on untested sexual assault evidence collection kits, and change provisions relating to evidence, bail, grand jury transcripts, competency, alternate jurors, pretrial detention, collection of fines and costs, and setting aside of convictions
Senator Hilgers LB1183 Senator Arch Select File Adopt the Population Health Information Act, create the Health Information Technology Board, and change prescription drug monitoring program and statewide health information exchange provisions
Senator Hilkemann LB1148 Senator Vargas Select File Provide and change requirements for reports of abuse and neglect and placement and treatment of juveniles
Senator Howard LB1144 Health and Human Services Committee Select File Change provisions relating to youth rehabilitation and treatment centers and state institutions, create the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center Special Oversight Committee of the Legislature, and provide duties for the Public Counsel
Senator Hughes LB931 Senator Halloran Select File Change a harvested products maximum weight overload exception under the Nebraska Rules of the Road
Senator Hunt LB962 Senator Hunt Final Reading Adopt the Nebraska Fair Pay to Play Act
Senator Kolowski LB1188 Senator Howard Select File Change provisions relating to youth rehabilitation and treatment centers
Senator Kolterman LB720 Senator Kolterman Select File Adopt the ImagiNE Nebraska Act, Renewable Chemical Production Tax Credit Act, Customized Job Training Act, and Community Economic Opportunities Act and provide tax incentives
Senator La Grone LB1042 Senator La Grone Select File Change provisions regarding the Nebraska educational savings plan trust and the Meadowlark Program and provide for tax deductions for certain contributions
Senator Lathrop LB912 Senator Brandt Select File Adopt the County Court Special Proceedings Act and change certain procedures relating to civil actions
Senator Lindstrom LB242 Senator Lindstrom General File Adopt the Infrastructure Improvement and Replacement Assistance Act and provide for a turnback of state sales tax revenue
Senator Linehan LB1202 Senator Linehan Referral Adopt the Opportunity Scholarships Act and provide for tax credits
Senator Lowe LB783 Senator Lowe General File Change the definition of ambulatory surgical center
Senator McCollister LB283 Senator Pansing Brooks General File Provide for a climate change study
Senator McDonnell LB963 Senator Brewer Final Reading Change workers' compensation provisions for injuries to first responders and frontline state employees and burial expenses
Senator Morfeld LB997 Senator Morfeld Final Reading Adopt the Out-of-Network Emergency Medical Care Act
Senator Moser LB899 Senator Hughes Select File Provide certain powers for public power districts relating to fuels and fuel byproducts
Senator Murman LB147 Senator Groene General File Change the Student Discipline Act to provide for use by a teacher or administrator of necessary physical contact or physical restraint and provide procedures and grounds for removal from a class in response to student behavior
Senator Pansing Brooks LB627 Senator Pansing Brooks General File Prohibit discrimination based upon sexual orientation and gender identity
Senator Quick LB840 Senator Quick Select File Prohibit the use of electronic smoking devices as prescribed under the Nebraska Clean Indoor Air Act
Senator Scheer LB1106 Senator Scheer General File Eliminate obsolete sales tax provisions
Senator Slama LR288 Senator Slama Referral Urge Congress and the United States Corps of Engineers to prioritize flood control as a top priority for the management of water systems under their authority in the Missouri River Mainstream Reservoir System Water Control Manual
Senator Stinner LB424 Senator Quick General File Change the Nebraska Municipal Land Bank Act
Senator Vargas LB1089 Senator Vargas Referral Require students to complete the FAFSA prior to graduation from high school
Senator Walz LB956 Senator Walz General File Provide duties for managed care organizations under the Medical Assistance Act
Senator Wayne LB1218 Senator Wayne Referral Adopt the Nebraska Historically Underutilized Business Program Act
Senator Williams LB808 Senator La Grone Select File Change provisions relating to accountants, provide for the ratification of defective corporate actions under the Nebraska Model Business Corporation Act, adopt the Uniform Trust Decanting Act, change provisions relating to actions on breach of warranty on improvements to real property and change provisions under the Nebraska Condominium Act, change and eliminate provisions relating to the Real Property Appraiser Act, redefine the term security to include certain student loans under the Public Funds Deposit Security Act, and provide an exemption to the Nebraska Real Estate License Act as prescribed
Senator Wishart LB1052 Senator Wishart General File Change provisions regarding the preferred drug list under the Medical Assistance Act
Committee Priority Bills
Priority Document
Status Description
Agriculture Committee LB791 Senator Slama Referral Change provisions of the Livestock Animal Welfare Act relating to ownership, possession, or seizure of animals
Agriculture Committee LB1152 Senator Halloran Select File Change provisions relating to hemp
Appropriations Committee LB780 Senator Stinner Select File Provide duties for the Nebraska Arts Council regarding creative districts and change provisions relating to the Nebraska Arts and Humanities Cash Fund
Appropriations Committee LB1198 Senator Stinner Passed Appropriate funds for the Governor's Emergency Program - COVID-19
Banking, Commerce and Insurance Committee LB774 Senator Williams Select File Change provisions relating to reinsurance, motor vehicle service contract reimbursement insurance, and fees for dental services and prohibit certain activities by health care facilities
Banking, Commerce and Insurance Committee LB909 Senator Williams Final Reading Change provisions relating to banking and finance
Business and Labor Committee LB1016 Senator Hansen, M. Final Reading Change provisions regarding the worker training program, the Nebraska Wage Payment and Collection Act, the Contractor Registration Act, and the Employee Classification Act and eliminate provisions regarding service letters, high voltage lines, and private employment companies
Business and Labor Committee LB1160 Senator Hansen, M. Referral Adopt the Nebraska Workforce and Education Reporting System Act
Education Committee LB920 Senator Groene General File Change provisions for the distribution of lottery funds used for education, transfer powers and duties, and create new funds
Education Committee LB1131 Senator Groene Select File Update academic accreditation provisions, change certain medical record fees, tax levy notice and state aid provisions, school and school district provisions, and multicultural education provisions, and require a suicide hotline
Executive Board LB681 Senator Hilgers Referral Change provisions relating to legislative subpoenas
Executive Board LR279CA Senator Scheer General File Constitutional amendment to authorize an increase in the number of members of the Legislature
General Affairs Committee LB1056 Senator Lowe General File Provide for temporary expansion of licensed premises under the Nebraska Liquor Control Act
General Affairs Committee LB1064 Senator Briese General File Change provisions relating to the sale and use of tobacco products
Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee LB790 Senator Slama Select File Change the Political Subdivisions Construction Alternatives Act and certain state bidding requirements and contract approval procedures
Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee LB1055 Senator Brewer Select File Change provisions for voting by mail in certain counties
Health and Human Services Committee LB1053 Health and Human Services Committee General File Require rules and regulations for hospital and nursing facility medicaid reimbursement rates
Health and Human Services Committee LB1140 Health and Human Services Committee Select File Change provisions relating to youth rehabilitation and treatment centers and placement of juveniles
Judiciary Committee LB1004 Senator Lathrop Referral Change provisions relating to parole eligibility
Judiciary Committee LB1062 Senator Lathrop Referral Allow the Department of Correctional Services to establish a predischarge reentry pilot program
Legislature's Planning Committee LB1155 Senator Vargas General File Adopt the Middle Income Workforce Housing Investment Act and transfer funds from the General Fund
Natural Resources Committee LB632 Senator Hughes General File Clarify a statutory reference relating to rural water districts
Natural Resources Committee LB858 Senator Hughes Final Reading Change provisions of the Municipal Cooperative Financing Act, the Petroleum Release Remedial Action Act, the Niobrara Scenic River Act, and the Nebraska Litter Reduction and Recycling Act
Nebraska Retirement Systems Committee LB1054 Senator Kolterman Final Reading Define the required beginning date and change deferment of payment provisions under certain retirement plans
Revenue Committee LB1074 Senator Linehan General File Change provisions relating to the assessment of improvements on leased lands and the collection of certain fees and taxes
Revenue Committee LB974 Revenue Committee General File Change taxation and school funding provisions
State-Tribal Relations Committee LB848 Senator Pansing Brooks Select File Rename Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples' Day and Columbus Day and change the Young Adult Bridge to Independence Act as it relates to Indian tribes
Transportation and Telecommunications Committee LB944 Senator Geist Final Reading Change and provide provisions for REAL ID, motor vehicle fees, federal references, handicapped parking permits, junked vehicles, odometers, destroyed vehicles, the International Registration Plan, license plates, electronic delivery of operator’s licenses and ID cards, CDL’s, point system, vehicle length and weight limits; ATV’s and UTV’s, the International Tax Agreement Act, the unified carrier registration plan and agreement, and civil penalties
Transportation and Telecommunications Committee LB992 Senator Friesen Referral Adopt the Broadband Internet Service Infrastructure Act and provide for certain broadband and Internet-related services
Urban Affairs Committee LB866 Senator Wayne General File Adopt the Density Bonus and Inclusionary Housing Act
Urban Affairs Committee LB1003 Senator Walz Select File Change provisions relating to cities and villages
Speaker Priority Bills
Priority Document
Status Description
Speaker Scheer LB247 Bolz Select File Adopt the Advance Mental Health Care Directives Act
Speaker Scheer LB705 Murman Select File Provide for distribution of funds upon death from an achieve a better life experience account
Speaker Scheer LB751 Blood Select File Provide for a mental health exception to compulsory education requirements
Speaker Scheer LB760 Kolterman Select File Require health carriers to provide coverage for asynchronous review by a dermatologist by way of telehealth
Speaker Scheer LB781 Stinner General File Provide for annual continuing education for treasurers of certain local governments and provide a duty for the Auditor of Public Accounts
Speaker Scheer LB797 Hansen, M. Select File Change restrictions on municipal annexation
Speaker Scheer LB803 Hughes Select File Adopt the Pulse Crop Resources Act and harmonize other provisions of law
Speaker Scheer LB832 Bostelman Select File Provide immunity from civil liability for entering a vehicle to remove a child
Speaker Scheer LB835 Halloran Select File Change provisions of the Nebraska Pure Food Act and the Weights and Measures Act
Speaker Scheer LB850 Pansing Brooks Select File Authorize placement of a monument to the First Regiment Nebraska Volunteer Infantry at Fort Donelson National Battlefield
Speaker Scheer LB865 Wayne Select File Provide for contributions of income tax refunds to accounts established under the Nebraska educational savings plan trust
Speaker Scheer LB889 Hilgers Select File Change appeal provisions under the Administrative Procedure Act
Speaker Scheer LB910 Stinner General File Provide for, change, eliminate, and change distribution of fees and funds of the Secretary of State
Speaker Scheer LB911 Quick Select File Provide for acquisition of former Nebraska Veterans' Memorial Cemetery in Grand Island
Speaker Scheer LB918 Wayne Select File Create the Commission on African American Affairs and require a study
Speaker Scheer LB923 Lindstrom General File Change sales tax provisions relating to gross receipts
Speaker Scheer LB965 McDonnell Select File Recognize American Sign Language, provide for the teaching of American Sign Language in schools and postsecondary educational institutions, and establish a language assessment program for children who are deaf or hard of hearing
Speaker Scheer LB966 DeBoer Referral Adopt the Uniform Wills Recognition Act (1977)
Speaker Scheer LB1028 Lathrop Select File Change provisions relating to courts
Speaker Scheer LB1080 Lathrop Select File Require school policies that prohibit sexual conduct with students and former students
Speaker Scheer LB1107 Scheer Referral Change property tax provisions relating to notice of preliminary valuations
Speaker Scheer LB1124 Howard General File Adopt the Opioid Prevention and Treatment Act
Speaker Scheer LB1130 Groene Select File Change provisions relating to agreements and application deadlines under the Mutual Finance Assistance Act
Speaker Scheer LB1166 Brewer Select File Change school district membership requirements as prescribed
Speaker Scheer LB1185 Health and Human Services Committee Select File Change provisions relating to criminal history record information checks for child care staff members