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                                                     2011 Legislative Bill Tracking - Primary

Bill #          Sponsor(s)          Description                                                 Bill Status              Additional Information
LB60*           Krist               To change provisions relating to compliance checks for      Hearing 2/14/11          Prohibits law enforcement or minor decoys
Oppose          General Affairs     sales of alcoholic liquor; to repeal the original section   General File 3/2/11      from consuming alcohol at scene; prohibits
                                                                                                                         minor decoys from being untruthful about
                                                                                                                         age.


LB100           Coash               To provide for the criminal responsibility of               Hearing 1/21/11          Disallows use of intoxication as a criminal
                Judiciary           intoxicated persons as prescribed; to change                Approved by Governor     defense; legally separates intoxication from
                Coash Priority      provisions relating to the defense of not responsible by    4/14/11                  insanity.
                Pirsch name added   reason of insanity; and to repeal the original section.                              AM165


LB141           Lautenbaugh         To provide for additional public records that may be        Hearing 3/14/11          Provides for records relating to initial
                Business & Labor    withheld; and to repeal the original section.                                        accident reports received by law enforcement
                                                                                                                         agencies in the course of reporting and
                                                                                                                         investigating traffic accidents to be withheld
                                                                                                                         from public.

LB193*          Howard              To change cost provisions for proceedings before the        Hearing 2/14/11          Shifts costs of LCC hearings to
Support         General Affairs     Nebraska Liquor Control Commission; to harmonize            Indefinitely postponed   applicants/licensees from parties against
                                    provisions; and to repeal the original sections.            3/2/11                   whom a final decision is rendered (often
                                                                                                                         citizens appealing or protesting an applicant
                                                                                                                         or license).

LB194           Howard              To change salary and benefit provisions of members of       Hearing 2/14/11          Eliminates salary for LCC, while allowing for
                General Affairs     the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission; to prohibit                                  actual expenses incurred; eliminates
                                    participation in an insurance program as prescribed;                                 eligibility by members of the commission for
                                    and to repeal the original section.                                                  the State of Nebraska insurance program.




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Bill #          Sponsor(s)           Description                                               Bill Status            Additional Information
LB249*          Karpisek             To provide for waiver of restrictions on alcohol sales    Hearing 1/24/11        Provides for waiver for alcohol licensees to
Oppose          General Affairs      near postsecondary campuses; to harmonize                 General File 2/22/11   sell alcohol on and/or near college campuses.
                                     provisions; and to repeal the original sections.          with AM297             Removes the 300-foot buffer zone around
                                                                                                                      universities.


LB279*          Karpisek             To change provisions regarding an interest in licensed    Hearing 1/24/11        Disallows beer producers from being able to
Support         General Affairs      wholesalers under the Nebraska Liquor Control Act;        Approved by Governor   own an interest in wholesale businesses.
                Janssen Priority     and to repeal the original section.                       4/26/11                Closes a loophole in Nebraska statutes while
                Janssen name added                                                                                    upholding the three-tier system.
                                                                                                                      AM694, AM1173



LB281*          Karpisek             To change provisions relating to consumption of           Hearing 1/31/11        To allow consumption/open containers of
Oppose          General Affairs      alcoholic beverages and open containers as prescribed;    Approved by Governor   alcohol in chartered limousines and buses.
                                     to define a term; to harmonize provisions; and to         3/16/11
                                     repeal the original sections.


LB294*          Karpisek             To prohibit alcohol sales during certain hours to         Hearing 1/24/11        Prohibits alcohol sales to any person prior to
Neutral         General Affairs      persons who are twenty-one years old; and to repeal                              6 a.m. on that person’s 21st birthday.
                McCoy name added     the original section.



LB311           Karpisek             To change penalties for violations by licensees           Hearing 1/24/11        Allows LCC to mandate payment of cash
                General Affairs      domiciled outside the state as prescribed; and to         Approved by Governor   penalty in lieu of serving a suspension by out-
                                     repeal the original section.                              3/10/11                of-state licensees.



LB313           Nordquist            To adopt the Tobacco-Free Schools Act; to change          Hearing 2/8/11         Prohibits use of tobacco products by school
                Education            provisions relating to accreditation; and to repeal the                          staff, students, or visitors on school property,
                                     original section.                                                                at off-campus, school-sponsored events, and
                                                                                                                      in school vehicles.




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Bill #          Sponsor(s)        Description                                                 Bill Status              Additional Information
LB314           Karpisek          To provide an exception for wine retailers relating to      Hearing 1/31/11          Provides for “wine-tasting cards” to be used
                General Affairs   certain sales practices; and to repeal the original         Approved by Governor     in retail environment. Current law does not
                                  section.                                                    3/16/11                  allow sale of alcohol on credit or on a
                                                                                                                       passbook.


LB336*          Karpisek          To authorize outside employment for Nebraska Liquor         Hearing 1/31/11          Allows LCC employees (other than executive
Oppose          General Affairs   Control Commission employees; to repeal the original        General File 3/9/11      director or division managers) to be hired by
                                  section.                                                    with AM695               alcohol interests, part-time or seasonally.



LB407           Karpisek          To provide for mail and electronic delivery of certain      Hearing 1/31/11          Provides process for electronic notification
                General Affairs   notices under the Nebraska Liquor Control Act; and to       Approved by Governor     (and receipt of certain items) by LCC to city
                                  repeal the original sections.                               4/26/11                  clerks, liquor license applicant, churches and
                                                                                                                       protestants.
                                                                                                                       AM696


LB411           Karpisek          To change fees for a special designated license and a       Hearing 1/31/11          Raises fee for catering license from $100 to
                General Affairs   catering license; and to repeal the original sections.                               $250 while raising the cost of a special
                                                                                                                       designated license (SDL) that’s not attached
                                                                                                                       to a catering license from $40 to $75.


LB436           Gloor             To change provisions relating to taxation of cigarettes     Hearing 3/4/11           Raises tobacco tax from 64¢ to $1.99 per pack
                Revenue           and other tobacco products; to create a fund; to                                     of cigarettes. Establishes the Tobacco
                                  harmonize provisions; to repeal the original sections;                               Prevention and Control Cash Fund with
                                  and to declare an emergency.                                                         direction to deposit $468,470/year from the
                                                                                                                       tax. Refers to the tax as a ‘special privilege tax’
                                                                                                                       that is to be in addition to ‘all other taxes.’

LB554*          Harms             To prohibit open containers of alcohol in or on a vessel,   Hearing 2/28/11          Prohibits open containers in boats or
Support         General Affairs   motorboat, or personal watercraft as prescribed; to         Indefinitely postponed   personal watercrafts.
                                  harmonize provisions; and to repeal the original            3/8/11
                                  sections.




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Bill #          Sponsor(s)           Description                                                Bill Status              Additional Information
LB567*          Schumacher           To change provisions relating to liquor licensee           Hearing 2/28/11          Would disallow any sales to minor violation
Oppose          General Affairs      violations; to repeal the original section.                                         committed during compliance checks to not
                                                                                                                         be used to enhance subsequent violations for
                                                                                                                         purposes of imposing penalties. Provides
                                                                                                                         amnesty to retailers selling alcohol to minors.

LB625           Fulton               To change and eliminate certain penalties relating to      Hearing 2/28/11          Expands ignition interlock provisions for
                Transportation &     driving under the influence; to provide a penalty for                               driving under the influence.
                Telecommunications   driving under the influence with a child in the motor
                                     vehicle; to harmonize provisions; to repeal the original
                                     sections; and to outright repeal section 60-6,197.01,

LB641           Cornett              To require law enforcement officers to report liquor       Hearing 2/14/11          Requires law enforcement to report to the
                General Affairs      law violations to the Nebraska Liquor Control              Approved by Governor     LCC within 30 days any violations of the
                                     Commission; to harmonize provisions; and to repeal         5/18/11                  Liquor Control Act or any ordinance, rule, or
                                     the original sections.                                                              regulation adopted by the local governing
                                                                                                                         body. AM656 AM1040 ER119

LB659           Karpisek             To prohibit driving with controlled substances in          Hearing 2/28/11          Expands DUI with controlled substance
                Transportation &     bodily fluids; to provide an affirmative defense; and to   Indefinitely postponed   provisions.
                Telecommunications   repeal the original section.                               3/9/11



LB667           Flood                To change provisions governing motor vehicle               Hearing 3/3/11           Removes ALR; increases penalties for
                Judiciary            homicide, alcohol violations involving minors, driving     Select File 5/17/11      procuring alcohol for minors, including 2
                Wallman Priority     under the influence of alcohol or drugs, bail, ignition    with ER135               days’ jail mandatory on all cases with 30 days’
                                     interlock devices, and administrative license              AM1466 filed 5/18/11     jail mandatory for serious bodily injury or
                                     revocation                                                                          death; provides for child endangerment as a
                                                                                                                         separate offense; expands use of ignition
                                                                                                                         interlock; removes limitation on
                                                                                                                         enhancement period for DUI’s.
                                                                                                                         Judiciary AM162




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Bill #          Sponsor(s)              Description                                                Bill Status       Additional Information
LB675           Pirsch                  To change penalties for Class W misdemeanors; to           Hearing 3/3/11    Addresses leaving the scene of an accident
                Judiciary               prohibit having controlled substances in bodily fluids;    Placed on Final   section of statute.
                Pirsch Priority         to provide penalties; to provide affirmative defenses;     Reading 5/18/11   Judiciary AM1380 AM1459 ST41
                                        to change provisions relating to the duty to stop in the
                                        event of an accident and driving under the influence of
                                        alcohol or drugs; to harmonize provisions; and to
                                        repeal the original sections.


LB693           Carlson                 To adopt the Alcoholic Liquor Liability Act; and to        Hearing 3/3/11    Provides dram shop liability for sales or
                Judiciary               provide an operative date.                                                   provision of alcohol to an intoxicated
                                                                                                                     individual. Defines nature of claims, bars
                                                                                                                     intoxicated persons from claims, requires
                                                                                                                     liability insurance for licensees, etc.




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