NTF WORKSHEET: GOOD BILLS IN THE 2019 LEGISLATURE

NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM WORKSHEET:
GOOD & BAD BILLS IN THE 2019 LEGISLATURE.

GOOD RESOLUTIONS.
LR 3CA: Erdman. A constitutional amendment to provide refundable income tax credits equal to 35% of property taxes paid. This credit would begin on or after Jan. 1, 2021. GOOD RESOLUTION/ IN COMMITTEE

GOOD BILLS.
LB 6: Blood. To expand the parameters by which students who were in the armed forces can qualify for in-state college tuition. GOOD BILL/ IN COMMITTEE

LB 7: Blood. To criminalize knowingly and intentionally manufacturing, importing, installing, distributing, or selling counterfeit seat belts or falsifies declaration of such. Violations would result Class IV to Class II felonies. GOOD BILL/ IN COMMITTEE

LB 20: Briese. To require voter approval of public building commission bonds at a primary or general election. GOOD BILL/ IN COMMITTEE

LB 38: Hikemann. To eliminate 2nd license plate requirement for vehicles and removing the fee now charged for having only 1 plate. GOOD BILL/ IN COMMITTEE

LB 54: Lowe. To allow the possession and carrying of a concealed weapon if unloaded and stored in a case and transported from a place and to a place where concealed carry is allowed. GOOD BILL/ IN COMMITTEE

LB 73: Erdman. To require all NE schools to display the national motto “In God We Trust.” GOOD BILL/ IN COMMITTEE

LB 103: Linehan. Local property taxing authorities must lower their tax rate for a current tax year so that the rate would produce no more than the amount of property taxes raised in the previous year. GOOD BILL/ REVENUE COMMITTEE

LB 116: Kolterman. To authorize electronic delivery of insurance policies and billing information to customers. GOOD BILL/ BANKING COMMITTEE

LB 118: Arch. To allow withholding from the public the residential address of a licensed physician in 5 year lengths. GOOD BILL/ GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE

LB 119: Arch. To offer confidentiality of records and immunity from liability for professional health care service entities engaged in peer review. GOOD BILL/ HEALTH COMMITTEE

LB 127: Hughes. To expand the definition of immediate family regarding hunting permits. GOOD BILL/ NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE

LB 128: Hughes. To allow distribution of wildlife conservation license plates. GOOD BILL/ TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

LB 141: DeBoer. To originate the crime of physical assault by strangulation or suffocation. Penalty is as Class IIIA felony, or a Class IIA felony if perpetrator previously convicted of the same crime. GOOD BILL/ JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

LB 143: Hughes. To criminalize the throwing or dropping of rocks, bricks, or other dangerous objects on cars traveling highways. First time violators face a Class I misdemeanor. If a violation causes bodily injury, a Class IV felony. If a violation causes serious bodily injury, as Class IIA felony with a maximum sentence of no more than 10 years in jail. If a violation causes death, a Class IIA felony with a maximum sentence of no more than 15 years in jail. GOOD BILL/ JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

LB 147: Groene. If a student becomes violent against a teacher, staffer, or another pupil, a teacher or administrator can use necessary physical restraint to control such student. If a student shows destructive behavior to school property, a teacher or administrator can use necessary physical restraint to control such student. These teacher and administrator actions do not constitute corporal punishment. Teachers and administrators protecting themselves or a student not subject to lawsuits or administrative penalty. A teacher can have a student remove from class by an administrator for repeatedly interfering with teaching or if teacher determines that behavior is so unruly and abusive that it seriously interferes with teaching. If a student removed, principal can place him in another classroom, in-school suspension, or suspend the student. Principal cannot return student to classroom, unless teacher consents. GOOD BILL/ EDUCATION COMMITTEE

LB 148: Groene. Public hearings on local budgets must be held separately from regular meetings and have no time limit. Taxpayers can address the local body and have a reasonable amount of time to speak. GOOD BILL/ GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE

LB 152: Brewer. To provide for confidentiality of National Guard member residential address. GOOD BILL/ GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE

LB 153: Brewer. Military retirees would pay state income tax on only half of their military retirement income. GOOD BILL/ GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE

LB 155: Brewer. To eliminate eminent domain authority for electric transmission lines. GOOD BILL/ TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

LB 158: Brewer. To set the assessed value of real property as of 1-1-2020 the same as the assessed value plus cost of improvements as set at 1-1-2019 and minus the assessed value on 1-1-2019 of improvements destroyed or removed. GOOD BILL/ REVENUE COMMITTEE

LB 161: Erdman. To eliminate the Learning Community and transfer all assets to member school districts. Remaining records, books, papers, and personal property will go to the State Board of Education for distribution to these school districts. GOOD BILL/ EDUCATION COMMITTEE

LB 164: Hunt. Posting sexually explicit photos of a person on the Internet to emotionally or financially harm them would become a misdemeanor. Violators must register as sex offenders. GOOD BILL/ IN COMMITTEE

LB 173: Pansing Brooks. To redefine coercion and without consent regarding rape. GOOD BILL/ JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

LB 189: Erdman. For FY 2019-20, the last prior year total of restricted funds for cities and villages will be the last prior year total of restricted funds minus the last prior year restricted funds budgeted by cities and villages under sections 39-2501 to 39-2520, plus 11 the last prior year amount of restricted funds budgeted by cities and villages and used for capital improvements. GOOD BILL/ REVENUE COMMITTEE

LB 198: Halloran. Anyone who uses a fake firearm to commit a felony will face a Class IIA felony charge. GOOD BILL/ JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

LB 204: Briese. Bonds issued by interlocal government agreements must have been submitted to voters for approval. Each included government subdivision must offer notice of election at least 50 days before the primary or general election. GOOD BILL/ GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE

LB 209: Albrecht. Women wanting abortions would learn of possibilities to reverse a medication-induced abortion. The state must post information regarding providers that could assist with a reversal. GOOD BILL/ IN COMMITTEE

LB 240: Hansen. A supposedly mentally-ill defendant will not be eligible for outpatient treatment if charged with an offense for which bail is prohibited or if the judge determines that public safety would be at risk. GOOD BILL/ JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

LB 246: Brewer. The Secretary of State, election commissioner, or county clerk must withhold from a list of registered voters information in the voter registration records designated as confidential or marked private on the voter registration application or voter registration record. GOOD BILL/ GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE

LB 266: Lindstrom. To expand eligibility for use of the School Readiness Tax Credit. GOOD BILL/ EDUCATION COMMITTEE

LB 269: Friesen. To expand use of school driving permits. GOOD BILL/ TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

LB 288: Linehan. To lower state income tax rates. GOOD BILL/ REVENUE COMMITTEE

LB 324: LaGrone. Government subdivisions and 911 employees engaged in 911 service, except for failure to use reasonable care or for intentional acts, would become immune from liability or payment of damages in provision of service. GOOD BILL/ JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

LB 343: Halloran. To allow school districts, colleges, and universities to allow employees to carry concealed handguns to protect students and staff on school property, if employee has a valid concealed carry permit. A district may require additional training. In rural areas, it would take a while before law officers could reach a shooting scene. GOOD BILL/ JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

LB 347: Murman. To exempt the practice of reflexology from unnecessary licensure under the Massage Therapy Practice Act. GOOD BILL/ HEALTH COMMITTEE

LB 373: Brewer. To require setbacks, noise abatements, and zoning requirements for wind energy generation. GOOD BILL/ GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE

LB 378: Hansen. To repeal the state motorcycle helmet law for riders 21 years old or older. GOOD BILL/

LB 399: Slama. To assure that social studies curricula teach public school children an opportunity to become competent, responsible, and patriotic, citizens who have a true understanding of and respect for the U.S. Constitution and state constitution and prepare to preserve, protect, and defend freedom and democracy in our nation. Attention must be given to the Declaration of Independence, the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, and danger of forms of government that restrict individual freedom such as Nazism and Communism. The State Board of Education must adopt and promulgate rules and regulations to carry out such activities and ascertain that every school district carry out such rules and regulations. GOOD BILL/ EDUCATION COMMITTEE

LB 412: Geist. Before creation of a joint public agency that involves a political subdivision like a county that has the authority to levy a tax or issue bonds, registered voters must have the opportunity to vote on the venture at a primary or general election. The same measure cannot have a vote for at least 6 months after a first vote. An election request must become filed at least 50 days before such election. GOOD BILL/ IN COMMITTEE

LB 463:Williams. To better ensure that citizens at risk of losing their homes, farms, or businesses over delinquent taxes receive advance notification. Those wanting to purchase tax deeds must deliver notice to the property owner in person or to the home. Currently, unscrupulous investors buy tax deeds and snatch property from elderly citizens without proof that the owner received prior notification. GOOD BILL/

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