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15 Days Left in the 2016 Legislative Session

on Monday, 21 March 2016 in Dirt Alert: David C. Levy, Editor

Only 15 legislative days remain of the 2016 legislative session, and several prominent issues are still pending before the full Legislature. This Dirt Alert provides an update on the bills we are tracking related to economic development, municipal law, real estate, renewable energy, and taxation. Here is a list of the bills we are tracking and their current status.

Although the Legislature still must consider mid-biennium budget adjustments (LB 956, LB 957), Medicaid expansion (LB 1032), roads funding (LB 960), and property tax reform (LB 958), it has yet to consider many of the other 104 bills prioritized by individual senators, legislative committees, or by the Speaker of the Legislature. As of Day 45, the Governor has approved only five priority bills.

As the date for adjournment approaches, it is increasingly likely the full Legislature will not debate a number of priority bills. Additionally, the Legislature will almost certainly not consider any bill that lacks a priority designation and is not on the consent calendar (which allows expedited debate on the floor of the Legislature) before the conclusion of the legislative session.

You can find copies of the bills and more information regarding the status of the bills on the Nebraska Legislature’s website at

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions about these bills or any others. Thank you.

David C. Levy

Garner R. Girthoffer

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