Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Unicameral Update, 1/10/2017
From Unicameral Update:
Among the 67 bills introduced were:
LB167, sponsored by Crete Sen. Laura Ebke, which would include cannabidiol as a Schedule V controlled substance;
LB169, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Justin Wayne, which would exempt social security benefits and retirement income from income taxation;
LB178, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Kate Bolz, which would provide for sexual assault protection orders;
LB181, sponsored by Grand Island Sen. Dan Quick, which would provide for reimbursement to employees for certain medical examinations under the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act;
LB197, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Rick Kolowski, which would provide for electronic application for an early voting ballot;
LB202, sponsored by Kearney Sen. John Lowe, which would create the offense of obstructing government operations by refusing to submit to a chemical test authorized by search warrant;
LB212, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Matt Hansen, which would adopt the In the Line of Duty Compensation Act;
LB214, sponsored by Hastings Sen. Steve Halloran, which would terminate the Master Teaching Program;
LB216, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Burke Harr, which would adopt the Redistrict Act; and
LB227, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Anna Wishart, which would create the Brain Injury Council and Brain Injury Trust Fund.
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. 18.