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2023 Legislative Update
Last week the Legislature continued morning debate of bills and afternoon committee hearings. There are 62 bills on general file awaiting first-round consideration and 23 bills on select file ready for second-round debate; most legislation remains in committee. A committee may hold an executive session and vote to advance or kill a bill any time after its hearing.
The Health and Human Services Committee voted to advance two controversial bills on Wednesday. After the votes, Senator Machaela Cavanaugh of Omaha pledged to “burn the session” through long debate. She began filibustering bills on Thursday morning, halting consideration. Speaker Arch has announced he will follow the previous guidelines of ruling that “full and fair debate” has occurred after 8 hours of debate on general file, 4 hours of debate on select file, and 2 hours of debate on final reading. That means one bill could potentially be subjected to 14 hours of filibuster before being passed by the Legislature.
The AGC Nebraska Building Chapter’s legislative bills of interest is available here, and Senators and contact information.
EPIC Consumption Tax (Oppose)
AGC Nebraska Building Chapter is part of a coalition opposed to the following EPIC consumption tax measures. Hearings are scheduled before the Revenue Committee, March 3, 2023.
LB79 - Adopt the Nebraska EPIC Option Consumption
LR6CA - Constitutional amendment to prohibit governmental entities from imposing any taxes other than retail consumption taxes and excise taxes
LR7CA - Constitutional amendment to require the state to impose a consumption tax or an excise tax on all new goods and services and to provide a tax exemption for grocery items
The official website of the Nebraska Legislature is https://nebraskalegislature.gov You can watch the legislature and committees live via Nebraska Public Media
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General Philosophy Statements Regarding Legislative Action
Click here for the 2023 Legislative Bills of Interest
Click here for the 2022 Legislative Wrap-up
Click here for the 2022 Nebraska Chamber Overview
Click here for the 2022 Legislative Bills of Interest
How a Bill Becomes a Law in Nebraska
Click here for the Nebraska Legislative Districts Map 2022
Click here for the Omaha Area Legislative Districts Map 2022
Click here for the Lincoln Area Legislative Districts Map 2022
For all Legislative Maps visit the Nebraska Legislature website: https://nebraskalegislature.gov/about/leg_map.php
What is the PRO Act?
AGC of America Opposes the misleadingly named "Protecting the Right to Organize" (PRO) Act because it will Dangerously Wreck the Balance Between an Employee's Right to Bargain Collectively and an Employers' Right to Manage their Business.
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AGC-Backed Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Set to Become Law
On Monday, November 15, 2021, President Biden signed the AGC-backed Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), into law. This bill will become law after a determined effort by AGC and its members—sending nearly 100,000 messages to Congress—to push it over the top. As a reminder, AGC put together this summary and also this myth v. fact document. More information regarding the breakdown of what’s in the bill for each construction market can be found here.