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 Committe 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