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Unicameral Bill Tracking: Legislation AFP-Nebraska Supports, Opposes and Monitors

January 28, 2014

Below are introduced bills through the final day of bill drop of the 103rd Legislature which AFP-Nebraska has chosen to either SUPPORT, OPPOSE or MONITOR.  We will be updating this list daily.

SUPPORT
1st Session, 2013
Bill Senator Memo Committee Hearing Date Status
LB 5 Krist Exempt SS and military Retirement Benefits Revenue Jan. 31st
LB 14 Krist Income Tax Credits for Education Opportunity Revenue March 5th
LB 17 Nordquist Exempt SS benefits from state income tax Revenue Jan. 30th
LB 65 Schilz Counties set sheriff’s fees and commissions Government Jan. 30th
LB 74 Janssen Exempt SS benefits from state income tax Revenue Jan. 30th
LB 75 Janssen Exempt military benefits from state income tax Revenue Jan. 31st
LB 79 Avery Change political accountability and disclosure Government Jan. 25th Signed by Gov.
LB 125 Lautenbaugh Reform the OPS School Board Government Jan. 24th Signed by Gov.
LB 149 Pirsch Reviews of state agencies and program Executive Jan. 28th IP
LB 176 Smith Exempt military benefits from state income tax Revenue Jan. 31st
LB 179 Kintner Eliminate the Learning Community Education Feb. 26th IP
LB 227 Kintner Exempt retirement benefits from state income tax Revenue Jan. 31st
LB 238 Crawford Exempt retirement benefits from state income tax Revenue Jan. 30th
LB 266 Chambers Eliminate local option sales tax rate increase Revenue Feb. 27th
LB 274 Nordquist Education Compensation Transparency Act Education Feb. 5th Incoprorated in Comm. Amendment
LR 2CA Pirsch Increase standard for tax increases Revenue March 21st
LB 405 McCoy Eliminate the Income Tax and Certain Sales Exemptions Revenue Feb. 6th IP
LB 412 Schumacher Freedom from Unwanted Surveillance Act Judiciary Feb. 14
LB 448 Avery Prohibit lobbyists from making contributions during session Government Feb. 22nd
LB 470 Scheer Adopt the Superintendent Pay Transparency Act Education Feb. 5th General File
LB 474 Krist Reform the Occupation Tax Revenue March 13th General File
LB 482 Kintner Prohibit incorporating Agenda 21 in Nebraska Judiciary Feb. 13th
LB 564 Nelson Adopt the Health Care Freedom of Conscience Act Judiciary March 1st
LB 593 Lautenbaugh Adopt the Charter Schools Act Education Feb. 25th IP
LB 600 Wightman Lower Inheritance Tax Rates Revenue Feb. 27th
LB 613 Schumacher Tax Modernization Committee (McCoy Priority Bill) Revenue Feb. 19th Final Reading
LB 629 Conrad Adopt the Tax Expenditure Reporting Act Appropriations Feb. 25th Signed by Gov.
2nd Session, 2014
Bill Senator Memo Committee Hearing Date Status
LB 669 McCoy Increase funding of property tax credit Appropriations  Feb. 18th
LB 670 McCoy Reduce ag land value for property tax purposes Revenue  Feb. 7th
LB 708 Kintner Exempt Social Security benefits from state income tax Revenue  Feb. 27th
LB 709 Kintner Exempt military benefits from state income tax Revenue  Feb. 27th
LB 721 Janssen Property and income tax relief Revenue  Feb. 13th
LB 778 Chambers Require great transparency by political subdivisions Government Jan. 30th
LB 812 Hansen Eliminate the inheritance tax Revenue  Feb. 20th
LB 825 Lautenbaugh Expand open meeting requirments for governmental subdivisions Government  Feb. 6th  General File
LB 836 Leg. Perf.
Audit Comm.
Evaluate tax system to enhance economic development in rural Nebraska Revenue  Feb. 27th  Presented to the Gov on 3/27/14
LB 865 Smith Eliminate certain taxing authority by the Learning Community Education  Feb. 11th
LB 898 Leg. Perf.
Audit Comm.
Review of public benefit programs’ delivery systems HHS  Feb. 6th  General File
LB 902 Crawford Exempt military benefits from state income tax Revenue  Feb. 13th
LB 909 Kintner Require listing of rules and regs and their originating legislation Executive Feb. 6th  Indefinitely Postponed
LB 912  Kolowski Property Tax Relief Act Revenue  Feb. 6th
LB 913 Kolowski Income tax credit for Property Taxes paid Revenue  Feb. 7th
LB 960 Carlson Reduce inheritence tax rates Revenue  Feb. 25th
LB 970 Lautenbaugh Require all votes by public officials to be public record Executive Feb. 7th  Indefinitely Postponed
LB 972 Lautenbaugh Authorize the Independent Public School Act Education  Feb. 25th
LB 986 Revenue Comm Homestead exemption income limitation Revenue  Feb. 5th Presented to Gov on 3/27/14
LB 987 Revenue Comm Adjust ind. income tax brackets & exempt SS benefits from income taxation Revenue  Feb. 5th Presented to Gov on 3/27/14
LB 995 Hadley Provide income tax credit for state and local taxes paid Revenue  Feb. 5th
LB 1031 Kintner Decrease state tax rates should Feds adopt an internet tax Revenue  Feb. 28th
Oppose
1st Session, 2013
Bill Senator Memo Committee Hearing Date Status
LB 104 Lathrop Tax Incentives for Renewables Revenue Feb. 14th Signed by Gov.
LB 184 Haar Funding for Wind Application Center Appropriations March 19th
LB 217 Avery Increase Constitutional Officers’ Salaries Government Feb. 13th
LB 346 Kolowski Increase Property Tax Levy for Schools Reveneu March 7th
LB 439 Gloor Increase tax rate on tobacco products Revenue March 13th
LB 447 Avery Remove exemption on pop to create new spending program Revenue March 15th
LB 512 Scheer Adopt Common Core national curriculum standards Education Feb. 25th
LB 531 Conrad Repeal the Build Nebraska Act (Roads Funding via Sales Tax) Revenue Feb. 27th
LB 532 Conrad Increase Income Tax Rates Revenue Feb. 8th
LB 540 Chambers Prohibit requirment that teachers lead the Pledge of Allegiance Education March 18th
LB 577 Campbell Expand Medicaid under the President’s Health Care Law HHS Feb. 28th General File
LB 583 Haar Include Climate Change in Climate Assessment Response Committee Agriculture Feb. 26th Signed by Gov.
2nd Session, 2014
Bill Senator Memo Committee Hearing Date Status
LB 675 Chambers Eliminate tax exemption for religious organizations Revenue Jan. 24th
LB 690 Bolz Participate in ACA with duplicative task force for seniors HHS Jan. 23rd  Presented to Gov on 3/31/14
LB 704 Avery $2 million in general fund spending for the state’s sesquicentennial Appropriations Feb. 3rd
LB 747 Avery Restriction of first-amendment right to activate citizens on public policy Government Jan. 30th
LB 794 Harr New restrictions for business to comply with sales & use tax collection Revenue Jan. 30th
LB 797 Nelson Appropriate $1.25 million for fountains at the state capitol Appropriations  Feb. 4th
LB 860 Nordquist Expand health insurance requirements Banking Feb. 11th
LB 882 Haar Amend duties of the Climate Assessment Response Committee Agriculture Feb. 4th
LB 887 Campbell Adopt Medicaid Expansion through the WIN Act HHS Jan. 29th  General File, Failed Cloture Vote
LB 932 Avery Restrict public employers from requesting criminal histories from job applicants Business Jan. 27th  General File
LB 943  Nordquist Raise the minimum wage to $9 an hour Business Feb. 3rd Failed to Advance to Enrollment & Review
LB 953 Howard Provide funding to establish the Health Information Initiative Banking Feb.18th
LB 992 Howard Create the Early Childhood Data Governing Body Education Feb. 4th
LB 1008 Harr Change duties of the Climate Assessment Response Committee Natural Res.  Feb. 4th Adv. to Enrollment & Review for Engrossment
LB 1010 Janssen Adopt the Nebraska Enterprise Act and authorize grants Banking Feb. 3rd
LB 1047 Carlson New spending for a program with in the Departent of Natural Resources Appropriations  Feb. 19th
LB 1051 Howard Fund a new NU program in Public Health Leadership Appropriations Feb. 6th
LB 1053 Karpisek Provide state aid to municipalities, counties and NRD’s Revenue  Feb. 20th
LB 1056 Davis Increase state income tax by adding a new top tax bracket of 7.84% Revenue  Feb. 13th
MONITOR
1st Session, 2013
Bill Senator Memo Committee Hearing Date Status
LB 81 Schumacher Income tax deduction for corporate dividends Revenue Feb. 20th
LB 82 Schumacher Taxpayer Investment Program Revenue March 5th Failed E&R
LB 308 Schumacher Change income tax related to federal ATM Revenue March 5th Signed by Gov.
LB 312 Scheer Expand designated unfair insurance trade practices Banking Feb. 25th
LB 327 Pirsch Lower individual income tax rates Revenue Feb. 8th
LB 328 Pirsch Lower corporate income tax rates Revenue Feb. 20th
LB 333 Schumacher Change sales tax collection fees Revenue March 20th
LB 384 Nordquist Exchange Transparency Act Banking Feb. 19th Signed by Gov.
LB 438 Adams Priority Schools, Operating Councils & Community Schools Education Feb. 25th General File
LB 488 Revenue Comm Change provisions to the municipal occupation tax Revenue March 13th
LB 406 McCoy Limited version of Gov’s Tax Reform Plan Revenue Feb. 7th IP
LB 585 Smith Significantly reform the structure of the Learning Community Education Feb. 26th Signed by Gov.
2nd Session, 2014
Bill Senator Memo Committee Hearing Date Status
LB 763 Janssen Regular review of executive agencies Executive Jan. 30th  Indefinitely Postponed
LB 823  Launtenbaugh Sell MUD Urban Affairs Feb. 11th
LB 873 Larson Create the Game and Parks State Park Imprvmnt & Maintenance Fund Appropriations Feb. 4th
LB 978 Harr Expand the Low-Income Home Energy Conservation Act Revenue  Feb. 26th
LB 1005 Avery Create the Surface Water and Ground Water Review Board Natural Res.  Feb. 26th
LB 1019 Schumacher The Development and Venture Enterprise Act Appropriations  Feb. 19th
LB 1046 Carlson Create the Water Sustainability Fund with $50 million in new spending Appropriations  Feb. 18th

 

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