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Legislative Review 105th Legislature – First session

Full-day floor debate began March 28. Nebraska lawmakers will now focus on designated priority bills and the upcoming two-year budget. Senators face a projected revenue shortfall of around $288 million. Speaker Jim Scheer announced his 25 priority bills – mostly non-controversial measures that have been added to the pool of 83 committee and senator priority bills. With the session more than half complete, lawmakers will be challenged to consider every priority measure between now and the session’s scheduled conclusion on June 2, since the budget debate will consume a considerable amount of time. For more information on legislation click on the bill number or visit the Unicameral website.

Extension of Sales Tax to Architectural Services

Please note the AIA NE Government Affairs Committee has taken positions on the following bills.

LB9 Adopt the Radon Resistant New Construction Act, and to create a task force. Select File. SUPPORT; Senator Krist priority
LB95 Change provisions relating to the Community Development Law and tax-increment financing. MONITOR
LB96 Provide an eligible activity for assistance from the Site and Building Development Fund as prescribed.General File. MONITOR
LB97 Adopt the Riverfront Development District Act. General File. SUPPORT; Speaker priority
LB126 Change sunset dates under the Nebraska Job Creation and Mainstreet Revitalization Act and the Nebraska Advantage Act. OPPOSE
LB272 Change procedures for tax credits under the Nebraska Job Creation and Mainstreet Revitalization Act. SUPPORT
LB299 Adopt the Occupational Board Reform Act and change procedures for rules and regulations. OPPOSE
LB312 Change and eliminate revenue and taxation provisions. OPPOSE
LB364 Change and eliminate licensure, regulation, and penalty provisions under the Professional Landscape Architects Act. SUPPORT
LB373 Change and eliminate revenue and taxation provisions. MONITOR; Planning Committee's priority
LB379 Create the Willa Cather Historical Building Cash Fund and provide for a transfer of funds. SUPPORT
LB387 Change and eliminate provisions relating to various tax credit programs and economic development activities. MONITOR
LB412 Provide duties for the state investment officer relating to investment in energy-related companies or funds. MONITOR
LB443 Adopt the Student Loan Repayment Tax Credit Act. MONITOR
LB445 Prohibit lobbyist-provided meals and beverages for legislators during session in the State Capitol. MONITOR
LB452 Impose sales tax on services and change income tax rates and personal exemption amounts. OPPOSE
LB467 Change provisions relating to certain tax incentive programs. OPPOSE
LB475 Change the application deadline under the Nebraska Job Creation and Mainstreet Revitalization Act. OPPOSE
LB482 Adopt the Government Neutrality in Contracting Act. SUPPORT
LB546 Change the Nebraska Advantage Act. MONITOR
LB557 Adopt the Great Opportunities Nebraska Act. MONITOR
LB563 Impose sales tax on certain services and eliminate certain sales tax exemptions. OPPOSE
LB590 Change state building code provisions. Select File w/emergency clause. MONITOR; Urban Affairs priority
LB591 Provide for enforcement of building codes under the Contractor Registration Act. MONITOR
LB616 Adopt the Startup Nebraska Program Act and provide an exemption from income, sales, and use taxes. MONITOR

Provide for an extreme weather preparedness task force and strategic action plan. SUPPORT


AIA Nebraska Government Affairs Committee

Chair, Lowell Berg, AIA | The Clark Enersen Partners | Lincoln
James Brisnehan, AIA | Cannon Moss Brygger Architects | Grand Island
Richard Burton, AIA | City of Lincoln | Lincoln
Dave Johnson, AIA | Studio 951 | Lincoln
Matthew Gulsvig, Associate AIA | HBA | Omaha
Melinda Pearson, FAIA | Omaha
Greg Smith, AIA | Davis Design | Lincoln
Matt Stoffel, AIA | HDR | Omaha


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