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2018 Legislative Review 105th Legislature – Second session

The 105th Nebraska Legislature convened Jan. 3 for its 60–day second session. Legislation for the year has been introduced. Committee hearings began Jan. 16 and full–day floor debate starts Feb. 28. The session will last 60 legislative days and tentatively is scheduled to end April 18. View photos from the first day >


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Legislation of interest introduced through the 7th day of bill introductions.

LB707 Change provisions of the Uniform Standard Code for Manufactured Homes and Recreational Vehicles by eliminating applicability and references to manufactured homes and renaming the code.
LB709 Change provisions relating to city and village plumbing boards and change a penalty.
LB720 Change applicability provisions for building codes.
LB727 Provide for appropriations to the Nebraska State Historical Society.
LB739 Change the Sports Arena Facility Financing Assistance Act.
LB741 Change provisions relating to real property appraisers.
LB746 Change provisions regulating the use of the State Capitol and capitol grounds.
LB767 Adopt changes to the state building code.
LB768 Redefine economic development program to include early childhood infrastructure development for cities of the first and second class and villages.
LB769 Adopt the Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Compact.
LB775 Adopt the State Park System Construction Alternatives Act. Hearing on Jan 31, Appropriations.
LB778 Require voter approval for school district building fund levies.
LB807 Provide for replacement of a statue in the United States Capitol.
LB846 Change provisions relating to findings and the enforceability of certain agreements under the Community Development Law.
LB856 Adopt the Internet Neutrality Act, change communications provider requirements under the Nebraska Telecommunications Regulation Act, and change financial assistance provisions relating to the Nebraska Internet Enhancement Fund.
LB873 Change provisions relating to cities of particular classes and villages, correct and include references as prescribed, and eliminate obsolete provisions and repeal definitions.
LB880 Provide for an early childhood element in a comprehensive plan developed by a city.
LB889 Provide and eliminate duties relating to fire codes.
LB890 Provide for a fee examination and report relating to the State Fire Marshal.
LB908 Provide a disposal exception for tires used in a building system and eliminate obsolete provisions under the Integrated Solid Waste Management Act.
LB921 Create a licensing exception under the State Electrical Act for certain farm building construction.
LB947 Adopt the Nebraska Property Tax Cuts and Opportunities Act, change income tax rates, and eliminate certain exemptions and credits.
LB949 Rename the Nebraska Educational, Health, and Social Services Finance Authority Act and apply the act to cultural institutions.
LB967 Eliminate provisions of the Community Development Law relating to undeveloped vacant land and land outside of cities.
LB986 Adopt the Neighborhood Improvement District Act and change provisions relating to special assessments for other improvement or development districts as prescribed.
LB1000 Require a bond election under the Public Facilities Construction and Finance Act.
LB1001 Provide for a review of the financing of schools.
LB1007 Authorize school districts to levy a tax and establish a fund for facilities–related expenditures.
LB1023 Change sunset dates on certain tax incentive programs.
LB1025 Create the Building Codes Advisory Committee and change building code provisions.
LB1034 Change facility standards for school–age child care programs.
LB1072 Change a preference in awarding public contracts and eliminate reciprocal preference provisions.
LB1084 Adopt the Property Tax Request Limitation Act, provide sunset dates for certain tax exemptions and incentives, and change other revenue and taxation provisions.
LB1085 Adopt the Property Tax Request Limitation Act, provide sunset dates for certain tax exemptions and incentives, and change other revenue and taxation provisions.
LB1108 Authorize certain tax credits, change the sales tax rate, and provide for school foundation aid and certain grant programs.


AIA Nebraska Government Affairs Committee

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


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