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LB400
Sent to Governor

LB400: Expand Telehealth Access

The Platte Institute provided testimony in support of LB400. This bill makes current emergency provisions expanding access to telehealth in Nebraska permanent by allowing appropriate telehealth services to be provided wherever patients may be located, including through audio-only formats for behavioral health services. Telehealth services may also be initiated with verbal consent from a patient. Written...
Introduced on January 14, 2021
LB263
Assigned To Committee

LB263: Universal Recognition of Job Licensing

The Platte Institute provided testimony in support of LB263. Universal Recognition of job licensing removes obstacles for workers and entrepreneurs in licensed professions who want to come from other states and work in Nebraska. Under this straightforward bill, people would be eligible to receive a Nebraska license if they were licensed for at least one year...
Introduced on January 11, 2021
LB644
Select File

LB644: Truth in Taxation – Direct Notification of Property Tax Increase Hearings

The Platte Institute provided testimony in support of LB644. This bill establishes a Truth in Taxation law, which requires taxpayers to be directly notified by mail about public hearings and board votes for local property tax increases. With a proposed committee amendment, LB644 would provide taxpayers with a stronger voice in how local property taxes are...
January 20, 2021
LB72
Final Reading

LB72: Make To-Go Mixed Drinks Permanent

The Platte Institute provided testimony in support of LB72. It would allow sellers holding a Class C liquor license to sell liquor, such as mixed drinks or cocktails, for consumption off-premises. It would make the emergency measures allowing to-go drinks in food and drink services businesses permanent. The bill requires that the drink is “not...
Introduced on January 7, 2021
LB211
General File

LB211: Allow Registered Reflexologists to Work in Nebraska

The Platte Institute provided testimony in support of LB211. Reflexology is a personal care service using the hands to apply pressure to a client’s feet, hands, or outer ears. Most states do not require a government license to practice reflexology, but in Nebraska, reflexology can only be performed by licensed massage therapists. As a result,...
Introduced on January 8, 2021
LB310
General File

LB310: Modernize and Reduce Nebraska’s Inheritance Tax

The Platte Institute provided testimony in support of LB310. Nebraska is one of only six states that levies an inheritance tax and one of only two states that tax children and grandchildren who receive inheritances from their parents or grandparents. Because the tax was created in 1901, many of its provisions are in need of...
Introduced on January 12, 2021
LB377
General File

LB377: Modernizing Relatives Subject to Inheritance Tax

The Platte Institute provided testimony in support of LB377. Nebraska is one of only six states that levies an inheritance tax. Because the tax was created in 1901, many of its provisions are in need of modernization, including Nebraska’s top 18% inheritance tax rate on non-relatives and distant relatives, which is also the country’s highest...
Introduced on January 13, 2021
LR21CA
Assigned To Committee

LR21CA: Require State Funding of Classroom Expenses

The Platte Institute provided testimony in support of LR21CA. This resolution is a proposed constitutional amendment. If passed by the Legislature, Nebraska voters would be asked if the state should be constitutionally required to provide all funding for public elementary and secondary classroom expenses, beginning in 2024. Approval of this measure would replace property tax...
Introduced on January 13, 2021
LR22CA
Assigned To Committee

LR22CA: Require Voter Approval for Property Tax Revenue Increases Above 3%

The Platte Institute provided testimony in support of LR22CA. This resolution is a proposed constitutional amendment introduced at the request of the governor. If approved by the Legislature, Nebraska voters would decide if the overall annual increase in local property tax revenue should be limited to 3%, unless local voters approve a higher increase. The limit...
Introduced on January 14, 2021
LB250
General File

LB250: Voluntary Registration for Interior Designers

The Platte Institute provided testimony in support of LB250. This bill creates a voluntary state registry system for interior designers who desire the ability to stamp or sign design plans to be recognized by local building inspectors, rather than needing to seek separate approval by architects or engineers. By adopting a voluntary registry, registered interior designers could...
Introduced on January 11, 2021