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Nebraska Legislation - Technology Related

Updated: March 28, 2018

2017-2018 Legislative Bills

LB# Introducer Status One-Liner
LB43 Hilkemann • Hearing 2/21/2017
• Transportation and Telecommunications Committee
Change provisions relating to surcharges for 911 service
LB61 Kolterman Indefinitely postponed
• Motion to suspend rules to indefinitely postpone filed
General File
• Hearing 1/19/2017
• Health and Human Services Committee
Adopt the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact
LB92 Kolterman

• Kolterman priority bill
Approved by Governor
Final Reading passed 49-0-0
• Riepe AM609 adopted
Select File
General File with AM253 adopted
• Hearing 2/13/2017
• Banking, Commerce and Insurance Committee
Require health carriers to provide coverage for telehealth services
LB175 Morfeld • Hearing 1/31/2017
• Education Committee
Adopt the Student Online Personal Protection Act
LB197 Kolowski • Hearing 3/9/2017
• Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee
Provide for electronic application for an early voting ballot
LB223 Kuehn

• Howard priority bill
Approved by Governor
Final Reading passed with Emergency Clause 47-0-2
Select File
General File with AM950 adopted
• Hearing 3/23/2017
• Health and Human Services Committee
Change provisions relating to prescription drug monitoring
LB225 Crawford

• Crawford priority bill
Approved by Governor
Final Reading passed with emergency clause 48-0-1
• Crawford AM840 adopted
• Baker AM826 adopted
Select File
• Howard AM731 adopted
General File with AM611 adopted
• Hearing 2/1/2017
• Health and Human Services Committee
Change provisions relating to alternative response to a report of child abuse or neglect and provide duties for the Department of Health and Human Services [AM611 includes portions of LB297]
LB240 Baker • Hearing 1/25/2017
• Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee
Provide for videoconferencing and telephone conferences for school board meetings
LB263 Transportation and Telecommunications Committee

• Transportation and Telecommunications priority bill
Approved by Governor
Final Reading passed with emergency clause 49-0-0
• Wayne AM967 lost
• Friesen AM867 adopted
• Wayne AM909 withdrawn
• Bolz AM670 adopted
• Smith AM777 adopted
Select File
General File with AM538 adopted
• Bostelman AM156 withdrawn
• Hearing 2/7/2017
• Transportation and Telecommunications Committee
Change provisions relating to vehicle certificates of title, registration, and license plates and provide for implementation of an electronic dealer services system by the Department of Motor Vehicles
LB282 Riepe Indefinitely postponed
• Motion to suspend rules to indefinitely postpone filed
General File
• Hearing 3/8/2017
• Health and Human Services Committee
Change telehealth provisions relating to children's behavioral health
LB297 McCollister Indefinitely postponed
• Motion to suspend rules to indefinitely postpone filed
General File with AM365
• Hearing 2/23/2017
• Health and Human Services Committee
Create Children and Juveniles Data Pilot Project [see LB225]
LB316 Murante • Hearing 3/15/2017
• Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee
Change election provisions relating to technology and funding
Budget Bills Speaker Scheer; at the request of the Governor [See each bill for status]
LB22 - LB24
LB327 - LB336
LB388 Lindstrom • Hearing 1/25/2017
• Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee
Authorize remote electronic notarial acts
LB389 Friesen

• Lowe priority bill
• Multiple amendments filed
General File with AM1456
• Friesen AM1116 filed
• Hearing 2/21/2017
• Transportation and Telecommunications Committee
Adopt the Small Wireless Facilities Act
LB494 Briese General File with AM555
• Hearing 2/2/2017
• Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee
Provide for withholding public records relating to energy infrastructure
LB523 Walz • Hearing 2/13/2017
• Transportation and Telecommunications Committee
Change provisions relating to financial assistance from the Nebraska Internet Enhancement Fund
LB524 Walz • Hearing 3/17/2017
• Appropriations Committee
Appropriate funds to supplement financial assistance from the Nebraska Internet Enhancement Fund
LB586 Linehan • Hearing 3/23/2017
• Health and Human Services Committee
Change requirements for the prescription drug monitoring system
LB612 Wayne • Hearing 2/21/2017
• Transportation and Telecommunications Committee
Require direct access to 911 emergency service from certain telephone systems using Internet protocol-enabled services
LB642 Krist Bill withdrawn
• Krist MO14 Withdraw bill - prevailed
• Health and Human Services Committee
Delay prescription drug monitoring requirements for veterinarians
LB701 Kolterman Select File
General File with AM1880 adopted
• Hearing 1/26/2018
• Health and Human Services Committee
Provide for telehealth practice by physicians and physician assistants
LB757 Morfeld

• Morfeld priority bill
Approved by Governor
Final Reading passed 46-0-3
• Morfeld AM1830 adopted
Select File
• Morfeld AM1689 adopted
General File with AM1648 adopted
• Hearing 1/25/2018
• Judiciary Committee
Change provisions of the Credit Report Protection Act and the Financial Data Protection and Consumer Notification of Data Security Breach Act of 2006
LB856 Morfeld • Hearing 2/20/2018
• Transportation and Telecommunications Committee
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
2018 Budget Bills Speaker Scheer at the request of the Governor Select File
General File
• Hearing 2/5/2018
• Appropriations Committee
LB944 - Provide, change, and eliminate provisions relating to appropriations and reduce appropriations
LB966 Friesen General File
• Hearing 2/15/2018
• Revenue Committee
Provide a sales and use tax exemption relating to dark fiber
LB989 Wishart

• Wishart priority bill
General File with AM2612
• Hearing 2/13/2018
• Transportation and Telecommunications Committee
Authorize testing of autonomous vehicles by a city of the primary class on its roadways
LB993 Friesen

• Geist priority bill
Final Reading
• Friesen AM2385 adopted
Select File
• Friesen AM2323 adopted
General File with AM1908 adopted
• Hearing 2/5/2018
• Transportation and Telecommunications Committee
Create the 911 Service System Advisory Committee and change the 911 Service System Act and eliminate the act's termination date
LB994 Friesen

• Transportation and Telecommunications priority bill
Select File
• Friesen AM2685 adopted
• Friesen AM2387 adopted
General File with AM2358 adopted
• Hearing 2/5/2018
• Transportation and Telecommunications Committee
Create the Rural Broadband Study Task Force, change provisions relating to the Nebraska Telecommunications Universal Service Fund, and change powers and duties of the Public Service Commission as prescribed
LB1113 Walz

• Walz priority bill
• Hearing 2/20/2018
• Transportation and Telecommunications Committee
Provide an exception for leasing dark fiber or providing broadband, Internet, telecommunications, or video services by an agency or political subdivision of the state
LB1114 Walz • Hearing 2/20/2018
• Transportation and Telecommunications Committee
Provide for creation and maintenance of a statewide geographic information system map under the Nebraska Telecommunications Regulation Act
LB1122 Larson • Hearing 2/13/2018
• Transportation and Telecommunications Committee
Authorize testing of automated motor vehicles as prescribed

2017-2018 Resolutions / Constitutional Amendments / Appointments

LR# Introducer Status One-Liner
    • Hearing 3/9/2017 Appointment Confirmation for Commissioner Greckel and Commissioner Spray (Appointment letter, Journal p. 24; committee report, Journal p. 716; confirmed, Journal p. 750)
    • Hearing 2/1/2018
• Hearing 3/9/2017
Agency 65 Appropriations Hearing
LR136 McCollister • Transportation and Telecommunications Committee Interim study to examine the effect of the Congressional passage of Joint Resolution, S.J. RES. 34, which disapproved the Federal Communications Commission final rules for Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services
LR174 Friesen • Transportation and Telecommunications Committee Interim study to review the implementation of the 911 Service System Act
LR176 Friesen • Transportation and Telecommunications Committee Interim study to examine the provision of broadband telecommunication services within the state
LR178 Kolterman • Health and Human Services Committee Interim study to examine existing telehealth and telemedicine systems and capabilities in Nebraska and opportunities to expand usage
LR186 Howard • Health and Human Services Committee Interim study to examine the Nebraska Prescription Drug Monitoring Program and how providers access prescription drug data
LR188 Howard • Health and Human Services Committee Interim study to review policies and procedures relating to sustainability, organization, and best practices for data collection by the Division of Public Health relating to public health, epidemiology, and syndromic surveillance
LR223 Blood • Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee Interim study to examine Nebraska statutes governing the use of personally identifiable information