Senator Joni Albrecht Discussed Newly Proposed Legislation

LINCOLN – Senator Albrecht began her weekly update excited because her permanent rule change passed. Albrecht proposed that the Pledge of Allegiance be recited every day of session.

The Nebraska Right to Life’s “Walk for Life” demonstration was last weekend. The event reflected on the passage of LB814 from last session. That bill banned dismemberment abortion. Albrecht was able to talk about the proposed LB597, which would issue a tax credit to the mother of a stillborn baby. This would cover medical bills and burial costs.

Senator Albrecht mentioned three other proposed bills in her latest update. LB523, or “Bonding Authority,” would require a vote from the people for any proposed bond levy. “Ethanol Sales and Uses Tax Exempt” is a bill that would relieve ethanol producers of certain tax burdens. “Higher Blend Ethanol Tax Credit” would give tax credit for the sale of higher ethanol blends.

According to the Nebraska Associated Press, 109,526 of the 192,078 coronavirus vaccine doses received have been administered in the state. About 75,000 healthcare workers have received at least one dose of the vaccine. Shots have made it to 428 long-term care facilities in Nebraska.

Senator Joni Albrecht encouraged her constituents to share their thoughts and questions with her by calling her office at 402-471-2716, or by email at jalbrecht@leg.ne.gov.

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