Floor Debate on January 09, 2017

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PRESIDENT FOLEY PRESIDING

PRESIDENT FOLEY

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the George W. Norris Legislative Chamber for the fourth day of the One Hundred Fifth Legislature, First Session. Our chaplain for today is Senator Watermeier. Please rise.

SENATOR WATERMEIER

(Prayer offered).

PRESIDENT FOLEY

Thank you, Senator Watermeier. I call to order the fourth day of the One Hundred Fifth Legislature, First Session. Senators, please record your presence. Roll call.

PRESIDENT FOLEY

Mr. Clerk, please record.

CLERK

I have a quorum present, Mr. President.

PRESIDENT FOLEY

Thank you, Mr. Clerk. Are there any corrections for the Journal?

CLERK

I have no corrections, Mr. President.

PRESIDENT FOLEY

Thank you, sir. Are there any messages, reports, or announcements?

CLERK

Mr. President, I've received a Reference report referring LB...

PRESIDENT FOLEY

Excuse me, Mr. Clerk. Please proceed.

CLERK

...referring LB1 through LB101. I have a communication from the university regarding a proposed bond issue. That will be referred to Reference. A series of reports...I'm sorry, the lobby reports, as required by state law, to be inserted in the Journal on the fourth legislative day. And Mr. President, some announcements. The Banking Committee has selected Senator Williams as its Vice Chairperson. Senator Erdman has been selected Vice Chair of Health and Human Services. Judiciary Committee has selected Senator Pansing Brooks as its Vice Chair. And Senator Lindstrom will be Vice Chair of the Retirement Systems Committee. Mr. President, Senator Groene would like to have a meeting of the Education Committee at 9:40 under the north balcony; 9:40, Education Committee, north balcony. That's all that I have, Mr. President. (Legislative Journal pages 85-112.)

PRESIDENT FOLEY

Thank you, Mr. Clerk. (Doctor of the day introduced.) We'll now proceed to the first item on the agenda, which is the introduction of new bills. Members, if you have bills, please bring them up to the desk. Mr. Clerk, at any point when you want to read bills into the record, please proceed.

CLERK

Mr. President, new bills. (Read LB135-142 by title for the first time.) That's all that I have at this time, Mr. President. (Legislative Journal pages 113-115.)

LB135 LB136 LB137 LB138 LB139 LB140 LB141 LB142

PRESIDENT FOLEY

Thank you, Mr. Clerk. New bills for the record, Mr. Clerk.

CLERK

Yes, Mr. President. Thank you. If I might, some announcements. First of all, Urban Affairs will meet under the south balcony at 9:45. The Urban Affairs Committee, south balcony at 9:45. The Revenue Committee will meet at 10:00, south balcony. And Business and Labor will meet at 10:00 under the north balcony. Mr. President, new bills. (Read LB143-158 by title for the first time.) That's all I have at this time, Mr. President. Thank you. (Legislative Journal pages 115-117.)

LB143 LB144 LB145 LB146 LB147 LB148 LB149 LB150 LB151 LB152 LB153 LB154 LB155 LB156 LB157 LB158

PRESIDENT FOLEY

Thank you, Mr. Clerk. Additional bills for the record, Mr. Clerk.

CLERK

Thank you, Mr. President. (Read LB159-163 by title for the first time.) In addition, Mr. President, I have new resolutions: LR6 by Senator Ebke; LR7 by Senator McCollister, and that will be laid over at this time. Hearing notices from the Health and Human Services and Government, Military and Veterans Affairs and the Transportation Committee, all signed by the respective Chairs. Reminder, Mr. President, that Exec Board will meet shortly after adjournment in room 2102. Exec Board, 2102 upon adjournment. Name adds: Senator Chambers to LB85; Senator Bostelman to LB68. (Legislative Journal pages 117-120.)

LB159 LB160 LB161 LB162 LB163 LR6 LR7 LB85 LB68

And Mr. President, priority motion. Senator Hughes would move to adjourn the body until Tuesday morning, January 10, at 9:00 a.m.

PRESIDENT FOLEY

Members, you've heard the motion to adjourn till tomorrow morning 9:00 a.m. All those in favor say aye. Those opposed say nay. We are adjourned.