I have now completed the third week of serving District 1 in the Nebraska Legislature.
This week marked the end of the 10-day bill introduction period.
Throughout these 10 days, there were 739 bills introduced, with 4 of them being mine:
LB 232: This bill builds upon Senator Watermeier’s LB 861, which passed in 2018.
LB 232 would further limit a county's liability for state correctional institution incidents by 40 percent to 1.5 cents per $100 of taxable valuation of property subject to the levy.
This means a savings of around $90,000 per incident for Johnson County.
LB 333: The ‘Milk Act’, LB 333, adopts the FDA required updates of the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance and other national standards for milk safety and sanitation.
LB 399: The bill revises outdated language, clarifies provisions of the Americanism Committee, gives duties to the State Department of Education regarding the committee and its curriculum, and eliminates a criminal penalty for failure to enforce.
LB 519: This bill increases the statute of limitations for human trafficking and child pornography.
In addition, LB 519 allows for authorization to intercept communication relating to labor or sex trafficking of adults or minor, which is already permitted for other serious felonies.
Each of these bills have been assigned to a committee and will have future discussion and hearings.
If you would like to testify on any of these bills during committee hearings, please call 402-471-2733.
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As always, feel free to reach out to my office with any questions or concerns you might have and we would be happy to help you.