A bill inspired by the decision to relocate a Nebraska state veterans home has advanced out of a legislative committee, but the new measure would only apply to future projects.
The Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee voted 5-3 on Tuesday to send the bill to the full Legislature. It would require a legislative review of any proposal to move a state service or agency from one community to another, if the cost was $15 million or more.
The original measure by Sen. Mike Gloor, of Grand Island, could have been applied to the decision to move the Central Nebraska Veterans Home from Grand Island to Kearney.
That language was removed, and Gloor has promised in writing that he won't try to change it back.