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LB400
Introduced

LB400: Expand Telehealth Access

The Platte Institute will provide 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....
Introduced on January 14, 2021
LB263
Assigned To Committee

LB263: Universal Recognition of Job Licensing

The Platte Institute will provide 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...
Introduced on January 11, 2021
LB72
Assigned To Committee

LB72: Make To-Go Mixed Drinks Permanent

The Platte Institute will provide 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...
Introduced on January 7, 2021
LB211
Assigned To Committee

LB211: Allow Registered Reflexologists to Work in Nebraska

The Platte Institute will provide 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...
Introduced on January 8, 2021
LB310
Assigned To Committee

LB310: Modernize and Reduce Nebraska’s Inheritance Tax

The Platte Institute will provide 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...
Introduced on January 12, 2021
LB377
Assigned To Committee

LB377: Modernizing Relatives Subject to Inheritance Tax

The Platte Institute will provide 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, which is also the country’s highest tax rate....
Introduced on January 13, 2021
LR21CA
Assigned To Committee

LR21CA: Require State Funding of Classroom Expenses

The Platte Institute will provide 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...
Introduced on January 13, 2021
LR22CA
Introduced

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

The Platte Institute will provide 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...
Introduced on January 14, 2021
LB83
Assigned To Committee

LB83: Virtual Conferencing for Public Meetings

The Platte Institute will provide testimony in support of LB83. This bill changes Nebraska’s Open Meetings Act to expand upon recent emergency gubernatorial executive orders to allow public bodies to conduct meetings through virtual conferencing in an emergency. Public bodies would need to provide reasonable public notice, designate at least one location where an opportunity for...
Introduced on January 7, 2021
LB250
Assigned To Committee

LB250: Voluntary Registration for Interior Designers

The Platte Institute will provide testimony in support of LB250. This bill creates a voluntary state registry system for interior designers who desire the ability to stamp or sign their own 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...
Introduced on January 11, 2021