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AFP Legislative Agenda: Bills to Support, Oppose and Monitor

January 17, 2013

Below are introduced bills through 5-20-13 which AFP-Nebraska has chosen to either SUPPORT, OPPOSE or MONITOR.  We will be updating this list daily.

SUPPORT
BillSenatormemoCommitteeHearing DateStatus
LB 5KristExempt SS and military Retirement BenefitsRevenueJan. 31st
LB 14KristIncome Tax Credits for Education OpportunityRevenueMarch 5th
LB 17NordquistExempt SS benefits from state income taxRevenueJan. 30th
LB 65SchilzCounties set sheriff’s fees and commissionsGovernmentJan. 30th
LB 74JanssenExempt SS benefits from state income taxRevenueJan. 30th
LB 75JanssenExempt military benefits from state income taxRevenueJan. 31st
LB 79AveryChange political accountability and disclosureGovernmentJan. 25thSigned by Gov.
LB 125LautenbaughReform the OPS School BoardGovernmentJan. 24thSigned by Gov.
LB 149PirschReviews of state agencies and programExecutiveJan. 28thIP
LB 176SmithExempt military benefits from state income taxRevenueJan. 31st
LB 179KintnerEliminate the Learning CommunityEducationFeb. 26thIP
LB 227KintnerExempt retirement benefits from state income taxRevenueJan. 31st
LB 238CrawfordExempt retirement benefits from state income taxRevenueJan. 30th
LB 266ChambersEliminate local option sales tax rate increaseRevenueFeb. 27th
LB 274NordquistEducation Compensation Transparency ActEducationFeb. 5thIncorprorated in Committee Amendment
LR 2CAPirschIncrease standard for tax increasesRevenueMarch 21st
LB 405McCoyEliminate the Income Tax and Certain Sales ExemptionsRevenueFeb. 6thIP
LB 412SchumacherFreedom from Unwanted Surveillance ActJudiciaryFeb. 14
LB 448AveryProhibit lobbyists from making contributions during sessionGovernmentFeb. 22nd
LB 470ScheerAdopt the Superintendent Pay Transparency ActEducationFeb. 5thGeneral File
LB 474KristReform the Occupation TaxRevenueMarch 13thGeneral File
LB 482KintnerProhibit incorporating Agenda 21 in NebraskaJudiciaryFeb. 13th
LB 564NelsonAdopt the Health Care Freedom of Conscience ActJudiciaryMarch 1st
LB 593LautenbaughAdopt the Charter Schools ActEducationFeb. 25thIP
LB 600WightmanLower Inheritance Tax RatesRevenueFeb. 27th
LB 613SchumacherTax Modernization Committee (McCoy Priority Bill)RevenueFeb. 19thSelect File
LB 629ConradAdopt the Tax Expenditure Reporting ActAppropriationsFeb. 25thSigned by Gov.
Oppose
BillSenatorMemoCommitteeHearing DateStatus
LB 104LathropTax Incentives for RenewablesRevenueFeb. 14thE&R
LB 184HaarFunding for Wind Application CenterAppropriationsMarch 19th
LB 217AveryIncrease Constitutional Officers’ SalariesGovernmentFeb. 13th
LB 346KolowskiIncrease Property Tax Levy for SchoolsReveneuMarch 7th
LB 439GloorIncrease tax rate on tobacco productsRevenueMarch 13th
LB 447AveryRemove exemption on pop to create new spending programRevenueMarch 15th
LB 512ScheerAdopt Common Core national curriculum standardsEducationFeb. 25th
LB 531ConradRepeal the Build Nebraska Act (Roads Funding via Sales Tax)RevenueFeb. 27th
LB 532ConradIncrease Income Tax RatesRevenueFeb. 8th
LB 540ChambersProhibit requirment that teachers lead the Pledge of AllegianceEducationMarch 18th
LB 577CampbellExpand Medicaid under the President’s Health Care LawHHSFeb. 28thGeneral File
LB 583HaarInclude Climate Change in Climate Assessment Response CommitteeAgricultureFeb. 26thFinal Reading
MONITOR
BillSenatorMemoCommitteeHearing DateStatus
LB 81SchumacherIncome tax deduction for corporate dividendsRevenueFeb. 20th
LB 82SchumacherTaxpayer Investment ProgramRevenueMarch 5thFailed E&R
LB 308SchumacherChange income tax related to federal ATMRevenueMarch 5thGeneral File
LB 312ScheerExpand designated unfair insurance trade practicesBankingFeb. 25th
LB 327PirschLower individual income tax ratesRevenueFeb. 8th
LB 328PirschLower corporate income tax ratesRevenueFeb. 20th
LB 333SchumacherChange sales tax collection feesRevenueMarch 20th
LB 384NordquistExchange Transparency ActBankingFeb. 19thApproved by Gov
LB 438AdamsPriority Schools, Operating Councils & Community SchoolsEducationFeb. 25thGeneral File
LB 488Revenue CommChange provisions to the municipal occupation taxRevenueMarch 13th
LB 406McCoyLimited version of Gov’s Tax Reform PlanRevenueFeb. 7thIP
LB 585SmithSignificantly reform the structure of the Learning CommunityEducationFeb. 26thSigned by Gov.

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