Legislature Expected to Return to Session July 20

Legislature Expected to Return to Session July 20

The Nebraska Legislature is currently scheduled for a summertime return to its 2020 session, which was suspended due to the COVID-19 emergency.

Nebraska Legislature Speaker Jim Scheer says the plan is for senators to return for the final 17 days of legislative business between July 20 and August 13.

Prior to the crisis, lawmakers had completed hearings on all introduced legislative bills and were slated to continue debate on priority legislation before the conclusion of the session. Each senator and legislative committees are able to designate bills that are advanced ahead of other legislation on the floor debate agenda.

Priority bills include a property tax reform package and a proposal to renew Nebraska’s largest tax incentive program.

The 2020 legislative session was the 60-day short session held in even-numbered years. In 2021, the next class of the Legislature will convene for a 90-day session.

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