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NRECA Legislative Conference Key Issues   
NREA Key Issues

2021 Key Bills

 Bill Number  Bill Title                                               NREA Position  Bill Summary
 LB 8

Change independent expenditure reporting requirements and require electioneering reporting

 Monitor 

 LB 9
 

Change annexation requirements and property tax special valuation provisions

 Oppose 

 LB 52
Provide for immunity for injury or death resulting from COVID-19 exposure   Monitor
LB 83 Change the Open Meetings Act to provide for virtual conferencing Neutral
LB 84

Redefine terms relating to tax incentive performance audits and the ImagiNE Nebraska Act

 Monitor
LB 112
Require members of the public to be allowed to speak at each meeting subject to the Open Meetings Act  Monitor  
LB 139
Adopt the COVID-19 Liability Protection Act
 Monitor  
LB 148

Transfer certain environmental safety programs to the Department of Environment and Energy

 Monitor  
LB 162

Provide a procedure for detachment of real property from the corporate limits of a city or village and eliminate existing detachment provisions

 Monitor  
LB 212

Prohibit charging members of the Legislature fees for public record requests

 Oppose  
LB 228
Change the Property Assessed Clean Energy Act
  Monitor

LB 257 

Change provisions relating to vacancies on public power and irrigation district boards

  Oppose
 
LB 265

Change provisions of the Property Assessed Clean Energy Act

 Monitor
LB 266

Adopt the Renewable Energy Standards Act

 Oppose SUMMARY
LB 272

Adopt the Apprenticeship Training Program Tax Credit Act

 Monitor

LB 279

Authorize certain activities that are eligible for assistance from the Affordable Housing Trust Fund

 Monitor   
LB 284
Provide requirements regarding federal funds under the Governor's Emergency Program
 Monitor  
LB 293

Change the number of and qualifications for members of the Public Service Commission

 Monitor  
LB 306

Provide eligibility requirements for the low-income home energy assistance program

 Support
LB 338

Provide powers and duties for the Public Service Commission regarding redirection of funding for broadband services

 Support  
LB 339

Require a utility coordination plan for certain highway and bridge contracts

 Monitor
LB 344
Change provisions of the One-Call Notification System Act and create the Underground Excavation Safety Committee
 Oppose
LB 346

Adopt the Fueling Station Tax Credit Act

 Monitor  
LB 368

Provide the Auditor of Public Accounts enforcement powers for failure of political subdivisions to file reports

 Monitor  
LR 18 CA Constitutional amendment to change legislative term limits to three consecutive term  Monitor  
LB 388
Adopt the Nebraska Broadband Bridge Act  Monitor  
LB 398
Change provisions relating to broadband speeds and services  Support  
LB 409 Provide a moratorium on construction of electric transmission lines and create the Electric Transmission Line Study Committee of the Legislature  Oppose  
LB 424 Provide and change zoning requirements for wind energy generation projects  Oppose  
LB 449
Appropriate funds to the Department of Environment and Energy
 Monitor  
LB 455
Adopt the Broadband Pole Attachment Act   Oppose  SUMMARY
LB 456
Adopt the Nebraska Enhancing Broadband Act
 Monitor  
LB 460
Authorize leasing of dark fiber and eliminate certain powers of the Public Service Commission   Support  
LB 467
Adopt updated electrical standards
 Monitor  
LB 480
Change the minimum wage as prescribed
 Monitor  
LB 482
Change provisions relating to use of public resources by public officials and public employees
 Monitor  
LB 483
Provide for a climate change study and action plan
 Monitor  
LB 498  Require the Public Service Commission to implement a broadband service testing and mapping program
 Monitor  
LB 501  Adopt the Uniform Easement Relocation Act
 Monitor  
LB 506
Change provisions relating to net metering provided by local distribution utilities
 Oppose  
LB 512
Adopt the Critical Infrastructure Utility Worker Protection Act
 Support  SUMMARY
LB 513
Change qualifications and terms of public power district board members
 Oppose  
LB 520
Provide for applications for the collocation of certain wireless facilities
 Monitor  
LB 557 Change provisions relating to public records and include body-worn camera recordings in certain circumstances   Monitor  
LB 573
Change the definition of qualified facility for purposes of net metering
 Oppose  
LB 576
Appropriate funds to the University of Nebraska
 Monitor  
LB 600
Provide powers and duties for political subdivisions regarding broadband facilities and infrastructure   Support  
LB 604
Adopt the Nebraska Accelerated Broadband Deployment Grant Program Act and change telecommunications provisions
 Monitor  
LB 606  Clarify terms relating to power districts
 Monitor  
LB 619  Change excavation requirements under the One-Call Notification System Act   Monitor  
LB 627
Change provisions relating to qualified voters for certain public power district elections
 Oppose  
LB 650
Adopt the Nebraska Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide Act
 Monitor  
LB 656 Authorize municipalities to provide broadband and Internet services
 Monitor  
LB 683  Change provisions relating to net metering   Oppose  SUMMARY