Marijuana legalization among slew of bills proposed at Nebraska Legislature
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - A number of bills were introduced on Day 2 of the 20201 Nebraska Legislative session on Thursday.
Included in those bills is a constitutional amendment to legalize cannabis for those older than 21, brought forth by Senator Justin Wayne. Also, a push to move to a ‘winner takes all’ Electoral College system in Nebraska, brought for by Senator Julie Slama.
143 bills were introduced in total, including:
LB18, sponsored by Seward Sen. Mark Kolterman, which would change provisions relating to equivalent employees and qualified locations under the ImagiNE Nebraska Act;
LB40, sponsored by North Platte Sen. Mike Groene, which would adopt the Nebraska Rural Projects Act;
LB43, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Matt Hansen, which would provide for election of election commissioners and eliminate certain deputy positions;
LB52, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Steve Lathrop, which would provide for immunity for injury or death resulting from COVID-19 exposure;
LB64, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Brett Lindstrom, which would change provisions relating to the taxation of Social Security benefits;
LB69, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Jen Day, which would adopt the Student Loan Repayment Tax Credit Act;
LB72, sponsored by Lincoln Sen. Suzanne Geist, which would provide for sale of alcoholic liquor not in its original package;
LB76, sponsored by Peru Sen. Julie Slama, which would change apportionment of Nebraska’s electoral college votes;
LR2CA, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Justin Wayne, which would amend the Nebraska state constitution to legalize cannabis for persons twenty-one and older and to require legislation; and
LR11CA, sponsored by Bayard Sen. Steve Erdman, which would amend the Nebraska state constitution to require enactment of a consumption tax and prohibit certain other forms of taxation.
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