A tax bill in limbo. A business incentive measure not far behind, notwithstanding the pending addition of grandiose plans to make Nebraska a nationally important health care destination.
Greetings District 36. Full day debate began in the Legislature this week, and there are many issues coming to the body. We have seen bills ranging from allowing public power districts to develop biofuels to clarifying mail-in voting procedures. In the middle of this activity, a couple of my bills came in front of the full Legislature: LB1136 and LB775. Both LB1136 and LB775 were amended to be included in “Christmas tree” bills.
Greetings District 36. As Chairman of the Banking, Commerce, and Insurance Committee this week I presented one of two Committee Priority Bills, LB909, to the Legislature during General File debate. A Committee Priority Bill has “priority” over other bills that advanced from Committee and are awaiting debate. Prioritization enables the Legislature to consider bills that Senators feel are most important first. This is the way committees try to make sure important bills are passed. A bill retains its priority status in each step of the legislative process.