Legislative Update – April 2016

Sheila1113-2-150x150Contributed by Sheila O’Connor, AAF Omaha Board Member & Legislative Issues Chair

The second session of the 104th Legislature adjourned sine die April 20.

Eleven senators are leaving the Legislature due to term limits, among them Kearney Sen. Galen Hadley, who has served as speaker for the last two sessions.

76 priority bills were passed into law. The Legislature passed 216 bills in total this session..

This session saw 24 cloture votes—nearly twice as many as the year before—to cut off attempts to filibuster legislation.

The first session of the 105th Legislature is scheduled to convene Jan. 4, 2017.



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