2022 Priority Bill Listing

Senator Priority Bills

Priority Document Primary Introducer Status Description
Senator Aguilar LB919 Lindstrom Indefinitely postponed Redefine terms under the Sports Arena Facility Financing Assistance Act
Senator Albrecht LB1213 Albrecht Indefinitely postponed Provide requirements regarding access to digital and online resources provided by school districts, schools, and the Nebraska Library Commission for students
Senator Arch LB1037 Arch Passed Require the Department of Administrative Services to contract for an evaluation of the state's procurement practices and change provisions relating to the materiel division of the department
Senator Blood LR263CA Blood Indefinitely postponed Constitutional amendment to require the Legislature to reimburse political subdivisions as prescribed
Senator Bostar LB964 Bostar Passed Change provisions regarding reimbursement of expenses for the Nebraska State Patrol and collective bargaining for certain employees of the University of Nebraska
Senator Bostelman LB1099 Bostelman Passed Create the Nebraska Hydrogen Hub Industry Work Group
Senator Brandt LB543 Brandt Indefinitely postponed Adopt the Agricultural Equipment Right-To-Repair Act
Senator Brewer LB773 Brewer Indefinitely postponed Provide for carrying of concealed handguns without a permit and prohibit regulation of such carrying by cities, villages, and counties
Senator Briese LB986 Briese Indefinitely postponed Adopt the School District Property Tax Limitation Act
Senator Cavanaugh, J. LB921 Lathrop Passed Provide for reimbursement for lodging of certain defendants, require medicaid enrollment assistance for inmates, change priority for admission to state hospitals for the mentally ill and require minimum numbers of beds at the Lincoln Regional Center, and create the Legislative Mental Health Care Capacity Strategic Planning Committee
Senator Cavanaugh, M. LB376 Cavanaugh, M. Passed Require application for and implementation of federal approval for services and supports for children with developmental disabilities and their families and require evaluations and reports
Senator Clements LB310 Clements Passed Change inheritance tax rates, inheritance tax exemption amounts, and individuals who are considered relatives of a decedent
Senator Day LB853 Day Indefinitely postponed Provide and change provisions related to homestead exemptions
Senator DeBoer LB1241 Lathrop Passed Change provisions relating to law enforcement officer training and certification and adopt the Law Enforcement Attraction and Retention Act
Senator Dorn LB1261 Murman Passed Adopt the Nebraska Higher Blend Tax Credit Act and change provisions of the ImagiNE Nebraska Act, the Nebraska Advantage Rural Development Act, and the Urban Redevelopment Act
Senator Erdman LR264CA Erdman Indefinitely postponed Constitutional amendment to prohibit the imposition of taxes other than retail consumption taxes and excise taxes
Senator Flood LB927 Pahls Passed Change provisions relating to the Civic and Community Center Financing Act, the Convention Center Facility Financing Assistance Act, the Property Tax Request Act, and the Sports Arena Facility Financing Assistance Act
Senator Friesen LB873 Friesen Passed Change provisions relating to corporate and individual income taxes, taxation of social security benefits, and property tax credits
Senator Geist LB1010 Geist Indefinitely postponed Require information to be included in the Nebraska Criminal Justice Information System and accessible to law enforcement
Senator Gragert LB925 Gragert Passed Adopt the Resilient Soils and Water Quality Act and state intent regarding appropriations
Senator Halloran LR14 Halloran Presented to Secretary of State Resolution to Congress for convention of the states to propose amendments to the United States Constitution
Senator Hansen, B. LB906 Hansen, B. Passed Require employers to provide for vaccine exemptions and provide duties for the Department of Health and Human Services
Senator Hansen, M. LB1073 Wayne Governor Veto Require the Governor to apply for emergency rental assistance under the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
Senator Hilgers LB933 Albrecht Indefinitely postponed Adopt the Nebraska Human Life Protection Act
Senator Hilkemann LB981 Hilkemann Indefinitely postponed Revive the Trail Development Assistance Act and state intent to transfer funds
Senator Hughes LB1015 Speaker Hilgers Passed Adopt the Perkins County Canal Project Act
Senator Hunt LB121 Hunt Indefinitely postponed Change provisions relating to eligibility for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits
Senator Kolterman LB767 Kolterman Passed Adopt the Pharmacy Benefit Manager Licensure and Regulation Act
Senator Lathrop LB353 Lathrop Indefinitely postponed Appropriate funds to the Department of Correctional Services for a community corrections facility
Senator Lindstrom LB825 Lindstrom Indefinitely postponed Change provisions relating to the taxation of benefits received under the federal Social Security Act
Senator Linehan LB364 Linehan Indefinitely postponed Adopt the Opportunity Scholarships Act and provide tax credits
Senator Lowe LB1086 Geist Indefinitely postponed Adopt the Chemical Abortion Safety Protocol Act
Senator McCollister LB709 McCollister Indefinitely postponed Change requirements relating to preliminary applications under the Occupational Board Reform Act
Senator McDonnell LB1023 Hilgers Passed Adopt the Jobs and Economic Development Initiative Act and the Water Recreation Enhancement Act and change provisions relating to the Statewide Tourism And Recreational Water Access and Resource Sustainability Special Committee of the Legislature
Senator McKinney LB450 McKinney Passed Adopt the Nebraska Innovation Hub Act and the Small Business Assistance Act
Senator Morfeld LB519 Morfeld Passed Provide immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain drug and alcohol offenses for witnesses and victims of sexual assaults
Senator Moser LB984 Moser Passed Change sales and use tax collection fees, provide a sales and use tax exemption for net wrap and feminine hygiene products, and require detention facilities to provide feminine hygiene products to female prisoners free of charge
Senator Murman LB723 Briese Indefinitely postponed Change provisions relating to the calculation of tax credits under the Nebraska Property Tax Incentive Act
Senator Pahls LB833 Pahls Indefinitely postponed Change the statute of limitations on certain civil actions for sexual assault of a child
Senator Pansing Brooks LB717 Morfeld Passed Change the amount of compensation under the In the Line of Duty Compensation Act
Senator Sanders LB1158 Sanders Indefinitely postponed Change provisions relating to parental involvement in and access to learning materials in schools and provide for withholding of funding from school districts
Senator Slama LB977 Slama Passed Provide for grants from the Site and Building Development Fund for expanding electrical system capacities and a transfer to the fund from the Cash Reserve Fund
Senator Stinner LB1068 Stinner Passed Change provisions of the Behavioral Health Workforce Act and require an assessment by the University of Nebraska regarding environmental and human health effects of ethanol production
Senator Vargas LB741 DeBoer Passed Adopt the Domestic Abuse Death Review Act, change provisions of and provide for review of stillbirths under the Child and Maternal Death Review Act, change provisions regarding adoption, and provide for cytomegalovirus public education and prevention
Senator Walz LB852 Day Passed Require behavioral health points of contact for school districts, provide for mental health first aid training, and change education innovation grants
Senator Wayne LB917 Wayne Passed Provide an income tax credit for certain wages paid to individuals convicted of a felony
Senator Williams LB1069 Williams Passed Change provisions of the Middle Income Workforce Housing Investment Act and the Rural Workforce Housing Investment Act
Senator Wishart LB598 Wishart Passed Adopt the Small Business Stabilization Grant Program Act and change provisions of the Business Innovation Act

Committee Priority Bills

Priority Document Primary Introducer Status Description
Agriculture Committee LB805 Hughes Passed Change provisions of the Black-Tailed Prairie Dog Management Act, the Nebraska Wheat Resources Act, and the Noxious Weed Control Act
Agriculture Committee LB848 Halloran Passed Change provisions of the Animal Health and Disease Control Act relating to catastrophic livestock mortality
Appropriations Committee LB340 Stinner Indefinitely postponed Create the medicaid nursing facilities program
Appropriations Committee LB1014 Speaker Hilgers Passed Appropriate Federal Funds allocated to the State of Nebraska pursuant to the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
Banking, Commerce and Insurance Committee LB863 Williams Passed Adopt the Travel Insurance Act and the Primary Care Investment Act and change provisions relating to premium rebates, insurance coverage, the Insurance Holding Company System Act, and the Insurers Investment Act
Banking, Commerce and Insurance Committee LB707 Williams Passed Adopt the LIBOR Transition Act and certain updates to federal law, recognize Juneteenth National Independence Day as a bank holiday, and change provisions relating to accountants, banks, financial institutions, bank subsidiaries, digital-asset depositories, residential mortgage loans, real estate appraisers, auctioneers, public funds, trusts, and the Nebraska Investment Finance Authority
Business and Labor Committee LB512 Brewer Indefinitely postponed Adopt the Critical Infrastructure Utility Worker Protection Act
Business and Labor Committee LB780 Gragert Passed Change provisions relating to child labor and employment certificates and approval requirements for short-time compensation plans and provide for applicability of the Employment Security Law and the Nebraska Workers' Compensation Act to transit authorities
Education Committee LB890 Walz Indefinitely postponed Change the Tax Equity and Educational Opportunities Support Act
Education Committee LB1218 Education Committee Passed Adopt the Teach in Nebraska Today Act, provide for income tax adjustments, and change provisions relating to certification of school employees and student loan forgiveness
Executive Board LB686 Hughes Passed Change composition of the Executive Board of the Legislative Council
Executive Board LB897 Lathrop Indefinitely postponed Provide, change, eliminate, and transfer provisions regarding the offices of Inspector General of Child Welfare and Inspector General of the Nebraska Correctional System
General Affairs Committee LB876 Briese Passed Change provisions relating to the State Racing and Gaming Commission, wagering on and conduct of horseraces, the Nebraska Racetrack Gaming Act, taxation of gaming activities, and public records
General Affairs Committee LB1236 Lowe Passed Change provisions relating to craft breweries, microdistilleries, and special designated licenses under the Nebraska Liquor Control Act
Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee LR268CA Briese Indefinitely postponed Constitutional amendment to provide for recall of the Governor or a member of the Legislature
Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee LB843 Brewer Passed Change provisions relating to elections
Health and Human Services Committee LB752 Arch Passed Adopt the Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementia Support Act, the Licensed Professional Counselors Interstate Compact, and the Occupational Therapy Practice Interstate Compact, require notifications regarding stem cell therapy, and redefine respiratory care under the Respiratory Care Practice Act
Health and Human Services Committee LB1173 Health and Human Services Committee Passed Create a work group and strategic leadership group for child welfare system reform, provide duties for the Department of Health and Human Services, require reports of child abuse or neglect, and change and eliminate provisions regarding lead agencies and a pilot project for child welfare system reform
Judiciary Committee LB922 Lathrop Passed Change provisions relating to judges, jury commissioners, child support, and the Risk Management Program, prohibit criminal trespass by electronic device and criminal impersonation by stolen valor, and exempt the Judicial Resources Commission from the Open Meetings Act
Judiciary Committee LB920 Lathrop Indefinitely postponed Change criminal justice provisions including offenses, sentencing, set asides, restitution, pretrial diversion, and parole; provide for benefits under the Rural Health Systems and Professional Incentive Act; create criminal justice pilot programs; terminate an oversight committee; and create a task force
Legislative Performance Audit Committee LB937 Geist Indefinitely postponed Appropriate funds to the Legislative Council for economic modeling software
Legislative Performance Audit Committee LB1150 Legislative Performance Audit Committee Passed Change provisions relating to the ImagiNE Nebraska Act, the Nebraska Advantage Act, tax reporting requirements, and sales and use tax refund deductions
Legislature's Planning Committee LB792 Lowe Passed Appropriate funds to the University of Nebraska for the University of Nebraska Medical Center Rural Health Complex
Natural Resources Committee LB809 Moser Passed Change provisions of the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Act, the Environmental Protection Act, the Game Law, the Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive Act, and the Wastewater Treatment Facilities Construction Assistance Act
Natural Resources Committee LB1045 Bostelman Indefinitely postponed Change qualifications of certain public power district board members
Nebraska Retirement Systems Committee LB700 Kolterman Passed Change provisions relating to public retirement systems
Revenue Committee LB730 Lindstrom Indefinitely postponed Adopt the Growing Our Workforce Investment Now Act and provide tax credits
Revenue Committee LB939 Linehan Indefinitely postponed Change corporate and individual income tax rates
State-Tribal Relations Committee LB872 Brewer Indefinitely postponed Authorize the wearing of tribal regalia by certain students
Transportation and Telecommunications Committee LB750 Friesen Passed Change provisions relating to transportation
Transportation and Telecommunications Committee LB1144 Friesen Passed Change provisions relating to the Nebraska Broadband Bridge Act and the Nebraska Telecommunications Regulation Act, provide and change powers and duties of the Public Service Commission, and adopt the Precision Agriculture Infrastructure Grant Act
Urban Affairs Committee LB800 Urban Affairs Committee Passed Change provisions relating to cities of the metropolitan class, sanitary and improvement districts, sanitary drainage districts, the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Act, the Civic and Community Center Financing Act, the Local Option Municipal Economic Development Act, and the Municipal Density and Missing Middle Housing Act
Urban Affairs Committee LB1024 Wayne Passed Adopt the Economic Recovery Act, create the Economic Recovery and Incentives Division and Housing Division of the Department of Economic Development, change provisions of the Middle Income Workforce Housing Investment Act, provide for grants, state intent regarding appropriations, and provide for a transfer from the Cash Reserve Fund

Speaker Priority Bills

Priority Document Primary Introducer Status Description
Speaker Hilgers LB344 Friesen Indefinitely postponed Change provisions relating to the State Fire Marshal and the One-Call Notification System Act
Speaker Hilgers LB436 Hansen, B. Passed Change provisions of the Athletic Training Practice Act
Speaker Hilgers LB596 Albrecht Indefinitely postponed Adopt the Nebraska Higher Blend Tax Credit Act
Speaker Hilgers LB661 McDonnell Indefinitely postponed Prohibit assault on a public transportation driver and clarify provisions relating to assault on officers, emergency responders, certain employees, and health care professionals
Speaker Hilgers LB698 Kolterman Passed Require coverage of continuous glucose monitoring devices under the Medical Assistance Act
Speaker Hilgers LB729 Lindstrom Indefinitely postponed Adopt the Quick Action Closing Fund Act
Speaker Hilgers LB769 Halloran Passed Require certain state employees to submit to fingerprinting and criminal history record checks
Speaker Hilgers LB777 Brewer Indefinitely postponed Require the Nebraska Educational Telecommunications Commission to develop and maintain a digital archive of Nebraska Legislature video coverage
Speaker Hilgers LB804 Hughes Passed Change compensation of certain members of the Nebraska Power Review Board
Speaker Hilgers LB820 Hansen, M. Passed Change population thresholds for cities of the metropolitan class and cities of the primary class
Speaker Hilgers LB840 Brewer Passed Change provisions relating to publication and rates for legal notices
Speaker Hilgers LB864 Gragert Passed Authorize qualified education loan payments under the Nebraska educational savings plan trust
Speaker Hilgers LB887 Slama Passed Change provisions relating to state colleges and the Board of Trustees of the Nebraska State Colleges and eliminate certain provisions relating to morals and prohibiting religious tests
Speaker Hilgers LB888 Day Passed Require the State Board of Education to adopt standards for education on the Holocaust and other acts of genocide
Speaker Hilgers LB896 Lathrop Passed Change and provide requirements for program evaluation under the Nebraska Treatment and Corrections Act
Speaker Hilgers LB902 Aguilar Passed Adopt the Nebraska Career Scholarship Act
Speaker Hilgers LB998 Wayne Passed Change provisions of the Municipal Inland Port Authority Act
Speaker Hilgers LB1016 Walz Passed Provide for public-private partnerships and progressive design-build under the Transportation Innovation Act
Speaker Hilgers LB1065 Wayne Passed Change provisions of the Community Development Law relating to declarations of substandard and blighted areas and redevelopment plans receiving an expedited review
Speaker Hilgers LB1102 Bostelman Passed Adopt the Nebraska Environmental Response Act and change provisions relating to enforcement of environmental protection requirements
Speaker Hilgers LB1112 McKinney Passed Adopt the Computer Science and Technology Education Act and provide and change graduation requirements and academic content standards
Speaker Hilgers LB1130 Morfeld Passed Change reporting requirements under the Nebraska Statewide Workforce and Education Reporting System Act
Speaker Hilgers LB1246 Pansing Brooks Passed Require confidentiality for victims of sexual assault and sex trafficking in criminal proceedings prior to the filing of charges and change provisions of the Sex Offender Registration Act
Speaker Hilgers LB1273 Bostar Passed Provide an income tax deduction to retired law enforcement officers for health insurance premiums and change provisions relating to a waiver of tuition for law enforcement officers
Speaker Hilgers LR283CA Bostar Presented to Secretary of State Constitutional amendment to authorize any city, county, or other political subdivision that operates an airport to expend revenue for developing regularly scheduled commercial passenger air service at the airport