Included here are some of the legislation introduced in Nebraska's 2017 Legislature. Bill numbers are hyper-linked so you can read the bill for yourself. The second column may contain a "Y" or "N", indicating whether we support passage of the bill. If a hearing date has been identified, it is listed along with a short reason for our support or lack of support.

Be sure to call your legislator to encourage him/her to vote "yes" or "no". Calling members of the various Committee is also important. It is also very important for you to attend the hearings and give your testimony!

Bill

Yes/No

Introducer

Short Description

Hearing Date

Comments

LR6

N

Ebke

Resolution to Congress for convention of the states to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution

2/1

According to a 2014 statement by SC Justice Scalia, this could destroy our U.S. Constitution.  Contact Committee members & plan to be at the Hearing to testify.

LB7

Y

Krist

Provide for suspension of medical assistance under the medical assistance program for detainees in public institutions

 

 

LR1CA

Y

Murante

Constitutional amendment to require voter identification

 

Definitely Needed!  Wise to prevent voter fraud!

LB25

 

Murante

Change provisions for presidential electors

 

I personally oppose, however some approve

LB34

N

Ebke

Change filing requirements for partisan candidates

 

If a person is going to run, why not name their party?

LB50

 

Schumacher

Provide reporting duties relating to behavioral health entities

 

Need to add reporting mandates for DHHS for Refugee Resettlement division prior to placement, ie health screening/results; fiscal impact; placement, etc.

LB51

 

Schumacher

Change provisions relating to sales of real property for nonpayment of taxes

 

 

LB53

N

Schumacher

Change provisions relating to mandatory minimum sentencing and sentencing of habitual criminals

 

Weakens penalties in current law

LB57

 

Morfeld

Adopt the Uniform Unsworn Foreign Declarations Act

 

 

LB58

 

Kintner

Change provisions relating to participation in extracurricular activities

 

Will this result in state funding to public schools for home-school students?

LB59

Y

Kintner

Require the Department of Health and Human Services and health care facilities to provide information regarding abortion

 

 

LB62

N

Scheer

Eliminate prohibition on teachers wearing religious garb

1/17

Removing prohibition will allow any religions to wear their religious clothing in the classroom by an authority figure!  Currently, Statute prohibits all religious clothing by authority figures (teachers).  Statute has been on the books for nearly 100 years.   Why now?  Contact Legislators and ask for a "NO" vote.

LB63

 

Scheer

Eliminate a sales and use tax exemption relating to political events

 

 

LB65

 

Hansen

Provide income tax credits for caregivers

 

 

LB68

 

Hilgers

Prohibit certain regulation of firearms, ammunition, and firearm accessories by counties, cities, and villages as prescribed

 

 

LB69

 

Pansing Brooks

Increase the earned income tax credit

 

 

LB70

 

Pansing Brooks

Change provisions relating to operator's license revocation

 

 

LB73

Y

Riepe

Prohibit the sale or transfer to or use by persons under twenty-one years of age of tobacco, vapor products, and alternative nicotine products

 

 

LB74

 

Crawford

Change population thresholds relating to annexation, suburban development, and planned unit development by a city or village

 

 

LB75

N

Wayne

Provide for restoration of voting rights upon completion of a felony sentence or probation for a felony

 

 

LB76

N

Wayne

Require notice for Secretary of State regarding completion of felony sentence for purposes of voting rights

 

 

LB80

 

Blood

Provide for unclassified service under the County Civil Service Act

 

 

LB81

 

Blood

Change the application fee for handgun certificates

 

 

LB85

 

Blood

Provide a requirement for persons seeking appointive or elective office as prescribed and to provide a duty for the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission

 

 

LB89

 

Hughes

Change published notice of hearing requirements under the Nebraska Budget Act as prescribed

 

 

LB92

 

Kolterman

Require health carriers to provide coverage for telehealth services

 

 

LB97

 

Crawford

Adopt the Riverfront Development District Act

 

 

LB100

Y

Stinner

Change provisions relating to removal of firearm-related disabilities under the Nebraska Mental Health Commitment Act

 

 

LB112

N

Hansen

Permit provisional voting for voters moving within Nebraska without reregistering to vote

 

Creates more opportunity for voter fraud

LB120

 

Schumacher

Provide for Medical Assistance Act coverage for family planning services as prescribed

 

 

LB165

 

Brewer

Require employer identification numbers and use of the federal immigration verification system

 

 

LB169

Y

Wayne

Exempt social security benefits and retirement income from income taxation

 

 

LB173

N

Morfeld

Prohibit discrimination based upon sexual orientation and gender identity

 

Makes sexual orientation & gender identity a "protected class"

LB175

 

Morfeld

Adopt the Student Online Personal Protection Act

 

Needs some amended language to increase privacy protections for students

LB183

N

Hughes

Authorize change of nomination and election provisions for county officers

 

 

LB232

N

Kolterman

Provide a property tax exemption for property leased to the state or a governmental subdivision

 

Sounds unfair to other property owners

LB235

N

Walz

Clarify grant requirements for the Summer Food Service Program

 

 

LB290

N

Vargas

Provide for voter registration upon application for driver's license, state identification card, or certain benefits

 

Voting is a privilege.  Citizens need go to the effort of registering.  This will enable more voter fraud in the future.

LB297

N

McCollister

Create Children and Juveniles Data Pilot Project

 

 

LB446

N

Chambers

Eliminate the death penalty and change and eliminate provisions relating to sentencing

 

 

LB450

N

Chambers

Adopt the Patient Choice at End of Life Act

 

 

LB449

N

Chambers

Repeal the Black-Tailed Prairie Dog Management Act

 

 

LB485

N

Pansing Brooks

Create Chief Standing Bear and Indigenous Leaders' Day

 

Does away with Columbus Day