Thursday, January 12, 2017

Unicameral Update: 1/11/2017 — new bills introduced

New bills would address vacant property registration, schoolbus seat belts, human trafficking and MotorVoter Registration

From Unicameral Update:

LB243, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Kate Bolz, which would require reporting of certain information concerning assaults that occur in state institutions;
LB251, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Burke Harr, which would redefine agricultural and horticultural land for revenue and taxation purposes;
LB256, sponsored by Albion Sen. Tom Briese, which would adopt the Vacant Property Registration Act;
LB267, sponsored by Elkhorn Sen. Lou Ann Linehan, which would change provisions relating to onsite vaccinations;
LB277, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Justin Wayne, which would change population requirements for election precincts;
LB279, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Robert Hilkemann, which would require lap-shoulder belts on school buses as prescribed;
LB289, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks, which would change provisions and penalties relating to pandering, human trafficking, labor trafficking and sex trafficking and prohibit solicitation of a trafficking victim;
LB290, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Tony Vargas, which would provide for voter registration upon application for driver’s license, state identification card or certain benefits;
LB291, sponsored by O’Neill Sen. Tyson Larson, which would adopt the Special Economic Impact Zone Act; and
LB294, sponsored by Papillion Sen. Jim Smith, which would provide for a reciprocity agreement with a foreign country for mutual recognition of motor vehicle operator licenses.
A complete list of bills introduced thus far is available at New bills may be introduced for the first 10 legislative days, or until Jan. 18.

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