AIA Nebraska: Government Affairs: State Issues
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2017

Legislative Review 105th Legislature – First session

Public hearings on the taxation of professional services will be held the week of February 20. AIA NE will testify as well as being listed with a coalition of organizations in opposition. There are also a number of bills jeopardizing the Nebraska Job Creation and Mainstreet Revitalization Act. We are also involved with a coalition working on those issues. For more information on legislation click on the bill number or visit the Unicameral website. Please note the AIA NE Government Affairs Committee has taken positions on the following bills.

STATEMENT OF POSITION
Extension of Sales Tax to Architectural Services

LB9 Adopt the Radon Resistant New Construction Act, and to create a task force. Urban Affairs Hearing on February 7, 1:30 pm, Room 1510 SUPPORT
LB95 Change provisions relating to the Community Development Law and tax-increment financing. MONITOR
LB96 Provide an eligible activity for assistance from the Site and Building Development Fund as prescribed.Banking, Commerce and Insurance Committee Hearing on February 14, 1:30 pm, Room 1507 MONITOR
LB97 Adopt the Riverfront Development District Act. SUPPORT
LB126 Change sunset dates under the Nebraska Job Creation and Mainstreet Revitalization Act and the Nebraska Advantage Act. Revenue Hearing on February 9, 1:30 pm, Room 1524 OPPOSE
LB272 Change procedures for tax credits under the Nebraska Job Creation and Mainstreet Revitalization Act. SUPPORT
LB299 Adopt the Occupational Board Reform Act and change procedures for rules and regulations. Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee Hearing on February 24, 1:30 pm, Room 1507 OPPOSE
LB312 Change and eliminate revenue and taxation provisions. MONITOR
LB364 Change and eliminate licensure, regulation, and penalty provisions under the Professional Landscape Architects Act. MONITOR
LB373 Change and eliminate revenue and taxation provisions. MONITOR
LB379 Create the Willa Cather Historical Building Cash Fund and provide for a transfer of funds. SUPPORT
LB387 Change and eliminate provisions relating to various tax credit programs and economic development activities. Revenue Hearing on February 9, 1:30 pm, Room 1524 MONITOR
LB412 Provide duties for the state investment officer relating to investment in energy-related companies or funds. MONITOR
LB443 Adopt the Student Loan Repayment Tax Credit Act. MONITOR
LB445 Prohibit lobbyist-provided meals and beverages for legislators during session in the State Capitol. MONITOR
LB452 Impose sales tax on services and change income tax rates and personal exemption amounts. Revenue hearing on February 15, 1:30 pm, Room 1524 OPPOSE
LB467 Change provisions relating to certain tax incentive programs. OPPOSE
LB475 Change the application deadline under the Nebraska Job Creation and Mainstreet Revitalization Act. OPPOSE
LB482 Adopt the Government Neutrality in Contracting Act. Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee Hearing on February 24, 1:30 pm, Room 1507 MONITOR
LB546 Change the Nebraska Advantage Act. Revenue Hearing on February 9, 1:30 pm, Room 1524 MONITOR
LB557 Adopt the Great Opportunities Nebraska Act. MONITOR
LB563 Impose sales tax on certain services and eliminate certain sales tax exemptions. OPPOSE
LB590 Change state building code provisions. Urban Affairs Hearing on February 7, 1:30 pm, Room 1510 MONITOR
LB591 Provide for enforcement of building codes under the Contractor Registration Act. Urban Affairs Hearing on February 7, 1:30 pm, Room 1510 MONITOR
LB616 Adopt the Startup Nebraska Program Act and provide an exemption from income, sales, and use taxes. MONITOR
LB646 Provide for an extreme weather preparedness task force and strategic action plan. Executive Board Hearing on February 6, 12:00 pm, Room 2102 SUPPORT

 

AIA Nebraska Government Affairs Committee

Chair, Lowell Berg, AIA | The Clark Enersen Partners | Lincoln
James Brisnehan, AIA | Cannon Moss Brygger Architects | Grand Island
Richard Burton, AIA | City of Lincoln | Lincoln
Dave Johnson, AIA | Studio 951 | Lincoln
Matthew Gulsvig, Associate AIA | HBA | Omaha
Melinda Pearson, FAIA | Omaha
Greg Smith, AIA | Davis Design | Lincoln
Matt Stoffel, AIA | HDR | Omaha

 

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