NTA Advocacy Committee
State Senators in the Nebraska Legislature are well into their hearings and debates, having made it through their 10-day bill introduction period during which they collectively introduced more than 590 bills. That number doesn’t even include the number of Legislative Resolutions brought forward. And all of that is meant to fit into the short session, which is set to end mid-April. Most of those bills won’t see the light of day, but the sheer magnitude of it is hard to imagine, and I’ve been around the legislative process for more than 30 years.
Our Advocacy Committee met with Jack Peetz, our advisor and former NTA Chairman, and me last week to review bills that are of higher concern for our industry. To be clear, our level of activity with these bills ranges from simply contacting the introducing Senator, submitting letters to committees, or providing formal testimony in hearings.
Jack and I are actively engaged and watching the progress on these and other bills as they make it through the system. I encourage you to do the same and reach out to either of us, or any member of the Advocacy Committee, with any questions or comments.