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NRECA Legislative Conference Key Issues   
NREA Key Issues

2019 Key Bills

 Bill Number  Bill Title                                               NREA Position  Bill Summary
 LB 16

Provide for the withholding of records relating to certain critical infrastructure

 LB 23

Change the Property Assessed Clean Energy Act

LB 76

Change provisions relating to the nameplate capacity tax

 LB 124

Change provisions relating to jointly created clean energy assessment districts under the Property Assessed Clean Energy Act

 LB 148

Change requirements for public hearings on proposed budget statements and notices of meetings of public bodies

 LB 150

Change provisions relating to access to public records and provide for fees

 LB 155

Eliminate authority for eminent domain by certain political subdivisions

 LB 184

Adopt the Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act

 LB 197

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

 LB 208

Provide an exception for leasing dark fiber or providing certain telecommunications and related services by a state agency or political subdivision

 Support Summary
 LB 212

Change requirements for videoconferencing and telephone conferencing under the Open Meetings Act

LB 218 

Redefine tangible personal property and gross receipts for tax purposes

 Support Summary
 LB 280

Change a penalty for violations of the Nebraska Political Accountability and Disclosure Act

LB 283

Provide for a climate change study

 LB 285

State intent to appropriate funds to the Nebraska Power Review Board for a study and state public policy

LB 302 Merge the State Energy Office with and rename the Department of Environmental Quality
LB 305 Adopt the Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Act  Monitor  
LB 314 Adopt the Remote Seller Sales Tax Collection Act and change revenue and taxation provisions  Monitor  
LB 366

Change registration fee for alternative fuel-powered motor vehicles

LB 373

Provide setback and zoning requirements for wind energy generation projects

LB 374

Provide for raptor permits for wildlife abatement

LB 383

Provide for an annual adjustment to the minimum wage

LB 405

Adopt updates to building and energy codes

LB 415

Repeal recall provisions for political subdivisions

LB 456 Provide a sales and use tax exemption for certain machinery and equipment used to produce electricity  Monitor  
LB 462

Change provisions of the One-Call Notification System Act

 Oppose  Summary
LB 473 Change revenue and taxation provisions relating to judgments against public corporations and political subdivisions, authorize certain loans, and provide powers and duties to the State Treasurer  Monitor  
LB 509 Redefine the terms net metering and qualified facility and change powers and duties of a local distribution utility  Oppose  Summary
LB 549 Provide for creation and maintenance of a geographic information system map as prescribed under the Nebraska Telecommunications Regulation Act  Support  
LB 620 Provide for enforcement of violations relating to use of handheld wireless communication devices as a primary action  Monitor  
LB 621 Change provisions relating to solar energy and wind energy, declare certain instruments void and unenforceable, and provide for a civil cause of action  Monitor  
LB 678 Create the Volkswagen Settlement Cash Fund and provide duties for the Department of Environmental Quality  Monitor  
LB 700 Provide for decommissioning and reclamation of a wind energy conversion system  Support  
LB 704 Provide for a request for proposals for renewable energy for state-owned buildings and a study regarding state vehicles  Monitor