NDP Bill Tracking

BILLS WE SUPPORT

LB43 – Adopt the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights Act

Introduced by Sen Bolz

Summary: The bill would ensure that sexual assault victims receive accurate and timely information they need to navigate the medical and criminal justice systems. The bill would also inform medical and criminal justice professionals of victims’ rights.

Committee: Pending

Status: Pending committee referral


LB44 – Eliminate the death penalty and change provisions relating to murder in the first degree

Introduced by Sen. Chambers

Summary: LB44 would, among other things, eliminate the death penalty.

Committee: Pending

Status: Pending committee referral


LB58 – Adopt the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act

Introduced by Sen. Morfeld

Summary: Allow authorities to temporarily take guns away from people suspected of being dangerous.

Committee: Pending

Status: Pending committee referral


LB83 – Provide for restoration of voting rights upon completion of a felony sentence or probation for a felony

Introduced by Sen. Wayne

Summary: Eliminate the two-year waiting period for felons to vote after the completion of their prison sentence or probation.

Committee: Pending

Status: Pending committee referral


LB110 – Adopt the Medical Cannibus Act

Introduced by Sen. Wishart. Co-sponsored by Sens. Chambers; Hansen, M.; Howard; Hunt; Kolowski; McCollister; Morfeld; Pansing Brooks; Quick; Vargas; Walz; Wayne.

Summary: Allow the use for Medical Cannabis. This would allow doctors to prescribe cannabis to patients for a list of approved medical conditions. This will allow doctors to improve the life of their patients. It would add Nebraska to 32 states that have legalized nonrecreational cannabis.

Committee: Pending

Status: Pending committee referral


LB167 – Prohibit conversion therapy

Introduced by Sen. Hunt. Co-sponsored by Sen. Pansing Brooks.

Summary: Therapy aimed at changing a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity would be prohibited for anyone under age 18 under LB 167, offered by Sen. Megan Hunt of Omaha. Under LB 168, sending a child for such therapy would be considered child abuse.

Committee: Pending

Status: Pending Committee referral


LB168 – Define offense of child abuse to include subjecting a child to conversion therapy

Introduced by Sen. Hunt. Co-sponsored by Sens. Howard; McCollister; Morfeld; Vargas; and Wishart

Summary: Make sending a child for such therapy child abuse.

Committee: Pending.

Status: Pending Committee referral


LB311 – Adopt the Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Act

Introduced by Sen. Crawford. Co-sponsored by Sens. Blood; Cavanaugh; Hansen;Hilkemann; Howard; Hunt; Lathrop; McDonnell; Morfeld; Pansing Brooks; Quick; Walz; Wishart; and Cavanaugh

Summary: Provide Nebraska workers with paid time off to take care of themselves or a family member with a serious health condition, to care for a new child, or to attend to the needs of a family member preparing to deploy or recently returning from military service.

Committee: Pending

Status: Pending Committee referral


LB283 – Provide for a climate change study

Introduced by Sen. Pansing Brooks.

Summary: The University of Nebraska would be allocated up to $250,000 to develop an “evidence-based, data-driven, strategic action plan” to adapt and mitigate the effects of climate change.

Committee: Pending

Status: Pending committee referral


LB314 – Adopt the Remote Seller Sales Tax Collection Act and change revenue and taxation provisions

Introduced by Sen. Briese. Co-sponsored by Sen. Friesen.

Summary: The comprehensive tax reform package would hike the state sales tax rate by one-half cent while eliminating a host of sales tax exemptions and several tax credits and be a vehicle for providing more than $500 million in property tax relief. The bill is was structured to provide “sustainable funding of high-quality K-12 education” and is supported by  the Nebraska State Education Association, along with a host of agricultural organizations, including the Nebraska Farm Bureau.

Committee: Pending

Status: Pending committee referral

BILLS WE OPPOSE

 

LB343 – Adopt the School Safety Rapid Response Option Act and authorize schools to allow employees to carry concealed handguns

Introduced by Sen. Halloran

Summary: Would give school districts, colleges and universities the option of permitting school personnel, after passing a state concealed carry class, to carry a handgun on campus.

Committee: Pending

Status: Pending committee referral