NCDAA Legislative Updates

Throughout the legislative session, NCDAA tracks bills relevant to the criminal defense bar. Below is the summary of bills we are tracking in the 2013 legislative session, updated May 17, 2013.

Please call Coleen Nielsen, NCDAA Lobbyist, at 402-441-4848 for questions regarding any bills.



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Bill # Description Intro Com Hearing Priority Status Comments
LB1 Revisor bill to repeal an obsolete section relating to a report relating to human trafficking Executive Board; Wightman Executive

Approved by Governor 1/15/13 Monitor - Introduced 1/10/13; Placed on General File 1/14/13; Advanced to E&R Initial 1/28/13; Placed on Select File 1/30/13; Advanced to E&R for Engrossment 2/5/13; Placed on Final Reading 2/6/13; Passed on Final Reading 49-0-0 2/11/13; President/Speaker signed 2/11/13; Presented to the Governor on 2/11/13; Approved by Governor 1/15/13;
LB10 Change and eliminate provisions relating to occupant protection systems Krist T&T 2/11/13, Rm 1113, 1:30pm

Oppose - Introduced 1/10/13; Referred to T&T Committee 1/14/13; Notice of hearing 2/4/13;
LB44 Change penalty provisions with respect to Class IA felonies committed by persons under the age of 18 Ashford, Chambers Judiciary 2/8/13, Rm 1113, 1:30 pm Judiciary 3/12/13 Approved by Governor 5/8/13 Support- Low Psych brain level - Introduced 1/10/13; Referred to Judiciary committee 1/14/13; Notice of hearing 1/29/13; Chambers name added 2/6/13; AM151 filed, Placed on General File with AM151 3/1/13; AM874 filed 4/5/13; FA53 and FA54 filed and pending, AM950 and AM951 filed, AM151 pending, AM874 divided 4/8/13; FA55 filed and adopted, FA56 filed and withdrawn, MO41 filed, pending, withdrawn, MO42 filed, AM967 filed, pending, and lost, AM950 and AM951 withdrawn, AM151 pending, AM151 adopted 4/9/13; MO42 withdrawn, Advanced to E&R Initial 4/11/13; ER60 filed, Placed on Select File with ER60 4/16/13; ER60 adopted, AM981 and AM983 withdrawn, AM1087 filed and adopted, AM1094 filed and withdrawn, FA67 filed and withdrawn, Advanced to E&R for Engrossment 4/24/13; Placed on Final Reading 4/30/13; Passed on Final Reading 38-1-10; President/Speaker signed 5/2/13; Presented to Governor 5/2/13; Hadley explanation of vote 5/7/13; Approved by Governor 5/8/13;

AM151






AM874






AM950






AM951






FA53






FA54






FA55






FA56






MO41






MO42






AM967






ER60






AM1087






AM1094






FA67





LB50 Prohibit unreasonable placement of a firearm where a minor may unlawfully possess it Ashford Judiciary 1/23/13, Rm 1113, 1:30pm

Oppose - Introduced 1/10/13; Referred to Judiciary committee 1/14/13; Notice of hearing 1/15/13;
LB103 Change judges' general powers Lathrop Judiciary 2/1/13, Rm 1113, 1:30 pm
Approved by Governor 5/7/13 Monitor/Neutral - Introduced 1/10/13; Referred to Judiciary 1/14/13; Notice of hearing 1/25/13; Placed on General File 3/28/13; AM86 filed 4/18/13; AM86 adopted, Advanced to E&R Initial 4/19/13; ER77 filed, Placed on Select File with ER77 4/23/13; ER77 adopted, Advanced to E&R for Engrossment 4/23/13; Placed on Final Reading 4/29/13; Passed on Final Reading 41-0-8, President/Speaker signed 5/2/13; Presented to Governor 5/2/13; Approved by Governor 5/7/13; Hadley explanation of vote 5/7/13;

AM86






ER77





LB115 Change provisions relating to homicide Lautenbaugh Judiciary 2/7/13, Rm 1113, 1:30pm Speaker 3/18/13
Oppose - Introduced 1/11/13; Referred to Judiciary committee 1/15/13; Notice of hearing 1/29/13;
LB118 Change texting enforcement provisions Harms T&T 2/11/13, Rm 1113, 1:30pm

Oppose - Introduced 1/11/13; Referred to T&T committee 1/15/13; Notice of hearing 2/4/13;
LB123 Change distribution of indigent defense fees Lautenbaugh Judiciary 1/25/13; Rm 1113, 1:30pm
IPP'd 3/20/13 Monitor - Introduced 1/11/13; Referred to Judiciary committee 1/15/13; Notice of hearing 1/16/13; Indefinitely postponed 3/20/2013;
LB128 Create the offense of disarming a peace officer Coash Judiciary 1/23/13, Rm 1113, 1:30pm
General File with AM238 3/1/13 Oppose - Introduced 1/11/13; Referred to Judiciary committee 1/15/13; Notice of hearing 1/15/13; AM34 filed, Placed on General File with AM238 3/1/13;

AM238





LB142 Provide that probation records are not subject to disclosure as prescribed Lathrop Judiciary 1/23/13, Rm 1113, 1:30pm

Monitor - Introduced 1/11/13; Referred to Judiciary committee 1/15/13; Notice of hearing 1/15/13;
LB148 Include ammunition in certain offenses involving firearms Ashford Judiciary 1/23/13, Rm 1113, 1:30pm

Oppose - Introduced 1/11/13; Referred to Judiciary committee 1/15/13; Notice of hearing 1/15/13;
LB151 Provide a hearsay exception for certain documents and date kept in the regular course of business Seiler Judiciary 1/25/13, Rm 1113, 1:30pm
General File with AM335 Oppose - Introduced 1/11/13; Referred to Judiciary committee 1/15/13; Notice of hearing 1/16/13; AM335 filed, Placed on General File with AM335 4/11/13;

AM335





LB158 Change provisions relating to eligibility for and use of ignition interlock devices Seiler T&T 2/19/13, Rm 1113, 1:30 pm T&T 3/15/13 Approved by Governor 4/24/13 Oppose - Introduced 1/14/13; Referred to T&T committee 1/16/13; Notice of hearing 2/12/13; AM470 filed, Placed on General File with AM470 3/5/13; AM872 filed 4/2/13; AM470 and AM827 adopted, Advanced to E&R Initial 4/3/13; ER38 filed, Placed on Select File with ER38 4/4/13; ER38 adopted, Advanced to E&R for Engrossment 4/10/13; Placed on Final Reading 4/16/13; Dispensing of reading at large approved, Passed on Final Reading with Emergency Clause 45-0-4, President/Speaker signed, Presented to Governor 4/18/13, Coash explanation of vote 4/18/13; Approved by Governor 4/24/13

AM470






AM827






ER38





LB181 Prohibit motorcycle passengers less than eight years old Avery T&T 3/5/13, Rm 1113, 1:30pm

Oppose - Introduced 1/14/13; Referred to Transportation and Telecommunications committee 1/16/13; Notice of hearing 2/26/13;
LB182 Change paternity provisions for a child conceived as a result of sexual assault Avery Judiciary 2/6/13, Rm 1113, 1:30pm Speaker 3/18/13 IPP'd 3/20/13 Oppose - Introduced 1/14/13; Referred to Judiciary committee 1/16/13; Notice of hearing 1/22/13; Indefinitely postponed 3/20/13
LB189 Change provisions and penalties relating to occupant protection systems Harms T&T 2/11/13, Rm 1113, 1:30pm

Oppose - Introduced 1/14/13; Referred to T&T committee 1/16/13; Notice of hearing 2/4/13;
LB204 Change and provide criminal sanctions regarding animals and animal facilities Larson, Lautenbaugh, Schilz Judiciary 3/13/13, Rm 1113, 1:30pm

Oppose - Introduced 1/15/13; Referred to Judiciary committee 1/17/13; Lautenbaugh and Schilz names added 1/28/13; Notice of hearing 3/6/13;
LB232 Change judges' salaries Lathrop Judiciary 2/1/13, Rm 1113, 1:30 pm Speaker 3/18/13 Select File 4/16/13 Support - Introduced 1/15/13; Referred to Judiciary committee 1/17/13; Notice of Hearing 1/25/13; AM200 filed, Placed on General File with AM200 3/5/13; LB232A introduced and placed on General File 3/13/13; AM200 adopted, Advanced to E&R Initial 4/10/13; Placed on Select File 4/16/13; AM1090 filed 4/23/13;

AM200






LB232A



Select File with ER58 4/16/13 ER58 filed, Placed on Select File with ER58 4/16/13;

ER58






AM1090





LB255 Change provisions relating to hearsay, child abuse, and offenses relating to morals McGill Judiciary 2/20/13, Rm 1113, 1:30 pm Speaker 3/18/13 General File 4/24/13 Oppose - Introduced 1/16/13; Referred to Judiciary committee 1/18/13; Notice of hearing 2/11/13; AM856 filed, Placed on General File with AM856 4/24/13;

AM856





LB256 Eliminate criminal forfeiture and provide for civil forfeiture as prescribed McGill Judiciary 2/20/13, Rm 1113, 1:30 pm

Oppose - Introduced 1/16/13; Referred to Judiciary committee 1/18/13; Notice of hearing 2/11/13;
LB267 Prohibit persons on parole, probation, or work release from acting as undercover agents or employees of law enforcement and prohibit admissibility of certain evidence Chambers Judiciary 2/7/13, Rm 1113, 1:30pm
General File 3/28/13 Support - Introduced 1/16/13; Referred to Judiciary committee 1/18/13; Notice of hearing 1/29/13; Placed on General 3/28/13; File
LB280 Change domestic assault provisions Pirsch Judiciary 2/14/13, Rm 1113, 1:30pm

Oppose - Introduced 1/16/13; Referred to Judiciary Committee 1/18/13; Notice of hearing 2/4/13;
LB298 Change provisions relating to controlled substances McCoy Judiciary 2/28/13, Rm 1113, 1:30 pm Speaker 3/18/13 General File with AM510 3/21/13 Monitor - Introduced 1/17/13; Referred to Judiciary committee 1/22/13; Notice of hearing 2/19/13; AM510 filed, Placed on General File with AM510 2/21/13; AM510 adopted, FA74 filed 5/2/13;

AM510






FA74





LB318 Change duties of law enforcement officers and agencies relating to the taking and distribution of fingerprints McGill Judiciary 2/8/13, Rm 1113, 1:30 pm

Monitor - Introduced 1/17/13; Referred to Judiciary committee 1/22/13; Notice of hearing 1/29/13;
LB320 Change temporary custody without a warrant provisions of the Nebraska Juvenile Code McGill Judiciary 3/6/13, Rm 1113, 1:30pm

Oppose - Introduced 1/17/13; Referred to Judiciary Committee 1/22/13; Notice of hearing 2/25/13;
LB342 Change right to counsel provisions under the Nebraska Juvenile Code Coash Judiciary 3/6/13, Rm 1113, 1:30pm
General File with AM490 3/28/13 Monitor - Introduced 1/18/13; Referred to Judiciary committee 1/23/13; Notice of hearing 2/25/13; AM490 filed, Placed on General File with AM490 3/28/13;

AM490





LB374 Provide for a delinquent child support payment lien on an appearance bond as prescribed Nelson Judiciary 2/27/13, Rm 1113, 1:30pm

Oppose - Introduced 1/18/13; Referred to Judiciary committee 1/23/13; Notice of hearing 2/19/13;
LB379 Change furlough and reduction of sentence provisions as prescribed Nelson, Lautenbaugh Judiciary 2/27/13, Rm 1113, 1:30pm

Oppose - Introduced 1/18/13; Lautenbaugh name added 1/23/13; Referred to Judiciary committee 1/23/13; Notice of hearing 2/19/13;
LB412 Adopt the Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act Schumacher Judiciary 2/14/13, Rm 1113, 1:30pm

Monitor - Introduced 1/22/13; Referred to Judiciary committee 1/24/13; Notice of hearing 2/4/13;
LB453 Change provisions relating to motor vehicle headlights Karpisek T&T 2/12/13, Rm 1113, 1:30pm

Oppose - Introduced 1/22/13; Referred to T&T committee 1/24/13; Notice of hearing 2/5/13;
LB464 Change court jurisdiction over juveniles and indictment procedures Ashford Judiciary 3/6/13, Rm 1113, 1:30pm Ashford 3/14/13 Select File with ER33 3/25/13 Support - Introduced 1/22/13; Referred to Judiciary committee 1/24/13; Notice of hearing 2/25/13; AM6185 filed, Placed on General File with AM615 3/13/13; AM615 adopted, Advanced to E&R for Engrossment 3/21/13; ER33 filed, Placed on Select File with ER33 3/25/13;

AM615





ER33





LB471 Change provisions relating to juvenile commitment evaluations Coash Judiciary 3/6/13, Rm 1113, 1:30pm

Monitor - Introduced 1/22/13; Referred to Judiciary committee 1/24/13; Notice of hearing 2/25/13;
LB473 Authorize certain residency restrictions near parks under the Sexual Predator Residency Restriction Act Bloomfield Judiciary 3/13/13, Rm 1113, 1:30pm

Monitor - Introduced 1/22/13; Referred to Judiciary committee 1/24/13; Notice of hearing 3/6/13;
LB542 Eliminate an aggravating circumstance regarding death penalty sentencing
hearings
Chambers Judiciary 2/22/13, Rm 1113, 1:30 pm

Support - Introduced 1/23/13; Referred to Judiciary committee 1/24/13; Notice of hearing 2/11/13;
LB543 Change a penalty from death to life imprisonment or life imprisonment without possibility of parole Chambers, Coash, Ashford, McGill, Conrad Judiciary 3/13/13, Rm 1113, 1:30pm Chambers 3/14/13 General File 3/20/13 Support - Introduced 1/23/13; Coash name added 1/23/13; Referred to Judiciary committee 1/24/13; Ashford and McGill names added 1/24/13; Notice of hearing 3/6/13; Placed on General File, Conrad name added 3/20/13; AM865 filed 4/24/13; MO67 Bracket until June 5, 2013 filed, withdrawn, reoffered and withdrawn, AM865 divided, AM1366, AM1367, AM1369 filed, MO68 Bracket until June 5, 2013 filed and pending 5/13/13; MO68 failed, AM1367 pending, FA77 filed and adopted, MO71 Reconsider the vote taken on FA77 filed and prevailed, FA77 withdrawn, AM1367 pending, AM1380 filed 5/13/13; MO72 Bracket until May 21, 2013 filed and withdrawn, AM1380 pending, MO73 Invoke cloture filed and failed, AM1339 filed 5/14/13;

AM865






AM1366






AM1367






AM1369






MO67






MO68






FA77






AM1380






MO72






AM1339






MO73





LB561 State findings and intent for changes to the juvenile justice system and a funding
mechanism
Ashford, Chambers Judiciary 3/7/13,Rm 1113, 1:30p, Judiciary 3/12/13 E&R For Engrossment 5/15/13 Monitor - Introduced 1/23/13; Referred to Judiciary committee 1/24/13; Chambers name added 1/24/13; Notice of hearing 2/25/13; AM734 filed, Placed on General File with AM734 4/16/13; AM734 adopted 4/23/13; ER84 filed, Placed on Select File with ER84 4/29/13; LB561A introduced 5/9/13; AM1327 filed 5/13/13; ER84 adopted, AM1327 withdrawn, AM1394 adopted, AM1351 and AM1438 filed and adopted, Advanced to E&R for Engrossment 5/15/13;

AM734






ER84






AM1351






AM1438






LB561A



E&R Initial 5/15/13 Introduced, Placed on General File 5/9/13; Advanced to E&R Initial 5/15/13;

AM1327





LB562 Change provisions of the juvenile justice system Ashford Judiciary 3/6/13, Rm 1113, 1:30pm
General File 5/9/13 Support - Introduced 1/23/13; Referred to Judiciary committee 1/24/13; Notice of hearing 2/25/13;
LB607 Change provisions relating to protection order violations and conditions of
release violations
Pirsch Judiciary 2/14/13, Rm 1113, 1:30pm
IPP'd 3/6/13 Oppose - Introduced 1/23/13; Referred to Judiciary committee 1/24/13; Notice of hearing 2/4/13; Indefinitely postponed 3/6/13;
LB608 Change provisions relating to stalking Pirsch Judiciary 2/28/13, Rm 1113, 1:30 pm

Oppose - Introduced 1/23/13; Referred to Judiciary committee 1/24/13; Notice of hearing 2/19/13;
LB610 Change provisions relating to terroristic threats Pirsch Judiciary 2/28/13, Rm 1113, 1:30 pm

Oppose - Introduced 1/23/13; Referred to Judiciary committee 1/24/13; Notice of hearing 2/19/13;
LB611 Redefine serious bodily injury for purposes of domestic assault Pirsch Judiciary 2/14/13, Rm 1113, 1:30pm

Oppose - Introduced 1/23/13; Referred to Judiciary committee 1/24/13; Notice of hearing 2/4/13;
LB648 Change penalty for public indecency Pirsch Judiciary

Bill withdrawn 3/13/13 Oppose - Introduced 1/23/13; Referred to Judiciary committee 1/24/13; MO20 withdraw bill filed 3/6/13; MO20 prevailed, bill withdrawn 3/13/13;

MO20





LB649 Change certain penalties relating to operating a motor vehicle during a revocation
period and tampering with an ignition interlock device
Karpisek T&T 2/26/13, Rm 1113, 1:30pm
IPP'd 3/27/13 Monitor - Introduced 1/23/13; Referred to T&T committee 1/24/13; Notice of hearing 2/19/13; Indefinitely postponed 3/27/13