Lawmakers designate their priority bills

Our Democratic state senators recently finished designating thier priority bills for the 2021 session.

Priority bills are given priority status and generally are considered ahead of other bills in debate. Each senator may select one priority bill, each committee may select two priority bills, and the speaker may select up to 25 priority bills.

See the bills below, and follow their progress here.

Senator J. Cavanaugh, LB320 – Change provisions relating to violence on premises under the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act

Senator M. Cavanaugh, LR29 – Provide for appointment by the Executive Board of a special committee to be known as the Eastern Service Area Child Welfare Contract Special Investigative and Oversight Committee of the Legislature

Senator Day, LB639 – Adopt the Seizure Safe Schools Act

Senator DeBoer, LB485 – Change provisions relating to child care assistance

Senator M. Hansen, LB258 – Adopt the Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act

Senator Hunt, LB260. Change provisions relating to good cause for voluntarily leaving employment under the Employment Security Law

Senator Lathrop, LB54 – Change immunity for intentional torts under the Political Subdivisions Tort Claims Act and the State Tort Claims Act

Senator McDonnell, LB298 – Change provisions of the Employment Security Law relating to the disqualification of certain aliens

Senator McKinney, LB451 – Include characteristics associated with race, culture, and personhood within definition of race, including hair texture and protective hairstyles under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act, and change provisions relating to unlawful employment practices

Senator Morfeld, LB88 – Protect free speech rights of student journalists and student media advisers

Senator Pansing Brooks, LB307 – Change provisions relating to appointment of counsel for juveniles

Senator Vargas, LB241 – Adopt the Meatpacking Employees COVID-19 Protection Act

Senator Walz, LB542. Authorize the issuance of highway bonds under the Nebraska Highway Bond Act

Senator Wayne, LB544 – Adopt the Urban Redevelopment Act and provide tax incentives

Senator Wishart, LB474 – Adopt the Medicinal Cannabis Act

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