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Heading toward the finish line

They’re not done yet.

Although the final day of the 60-day session is usually reserved for potential veto overrides and to give outgoing senators time to reflect on their tenure at the state Capitol, a total of 25 bills are on the April 18 agenda to be considered for final reading.

Among them are Lincoln Sen. Anna Wishart’s bill (LB989) authorizing driverless vehicles on Nebraska roads, a proposal (LB807) from Sen. Burke Harr of Omaha and Sen. Tom Brewer of Gordon to replace two existing statues in the National Statuary Hall with sculptures of Willa Cather and Chief Standing Bear, and a bill (LB1065) from Sen. John Murante of Gretna allowing election precincts to use electronic poll books.

A bill repealing Nebraska’s Black-Tailed Prairie Dog Management Act (LB449), which Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha fought to bring before the Legislature, will also get a final reading next Wednesday.

 

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