Senators reconvened Jan. 10 to continue introducing new bills. New bills may be introduced for the first 10 legislative days, or until Jan. 20.

Among the 51 measures introduced were:

LB909, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Mike McDonnell, which would authorize mental health professionals and practitioners to take persons into emergency protective custody and provide for a training and certification process;

LB920, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Steve Lathrop, which would change criminal justice provisions including offenses, sentencing, set asides, restitution, pretrial diversion, and parole; provide for benefits under the Rural Health Systems and Professional Incentive Act; create criminal justice pilot programs; terminate an oversight committee; and create a task force;

LB925, sponsored by Creighton Sen. Tim Gragert, which would adopt the Resilient Soils and Water Quality Act and state intent regarding appropriations;

LB929, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Anna Wishart, which would require submission of a Medicaid state plan amendment or waiver to extend postpartum coverage;

LB933, sponsored by Thurston Sen. Joni Albrecht, which would adopt the Nebraska Human Life Protection Act;

LB944, sponsored by Omaha Sen. John McCollister, which would change the sales tax rate imposed on the furnishing of electricity service;

LB945, sponsored by Elkhorn Sen. Lou Ann Linehan, which would adopt the Teach in Nebraska Today Act and provide for adjustment to income for income tax purposes for student loan repayment assistance;

LB950, sponsored by Bennington Sen. Wendy DeBoer, which would appropriate federal funds to the University of Nebraska for academic medical research and development;

LB954, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Justin Wayne, which would preempt certain county and municipality resolutions or ordinances relating to electronic smoking devices under the Nebraska Clean Indoor Air Act; and

LB955, sponsored by Glenvil Sen. Dave Murman, which would prohibit certain insurance practices relating to a person’s status as a living organ donor.

A complete list of bills introduced thus far is available at NebraskaLegislature.gov.

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