Legislative Efforts & Updates
Legislative updates you should know.
AAN is a member of the Nebraska Association of Commercial Property Owners (NACPO) and works with NACPO’s lobbyists to advocate on behalf of the apartment industry and commercial property industry in Nebraska. AAN takes the same position as NACPO on legislation introduced and debated at the Nebraska Legislature.
Below we are providing you with the updated list of bills that are on our watch list. Please note two bills in particular that were passed and signed by the Governor.
LB275 – Allow landowners to remove abandoned vehicles off of private property.
LB874 – Provides changes to the Community Development Law.
The bills that are marked “Committee” in the Status column will, more than likely, not see any action this legislative session.
With the concentration of the Senators being on the budget, it will be difficult for any bill that is out of committee and on the floor to see any action, as well.
AAN and NACPO also played defense on several issues this year. A variety of harmful measures to Tax Increment Financing were introduced but were held in committee by the Urban Affairs Committee. Additionally, efforts were made to suspend or end the State Historic Tax Credit and the Revenue Committee actually advanced a tax package bill that included eliminating the credit. That package (LB 461) stalled on the first round of debate when it was filibustered. NACPO Board Member David Levy was a big help in fighting off attacks to both TIF and the Historic Tax Credit.
For the most current information on government issues facing multi-family housing, visit:
National Apartment Association
4300 Wilson Blvd, Suite 400, Arlington, VA 22203
703/ 518-6141 FAX: 703/ 248-9440
The National Multi Housing Council
1850 M Street, NW, Suite 540
Washington, DC 20036
Nebraska Legislative Committees
For up-to-date information about legislative issues in Nebraska visit the Legislature website to contact any of the state legislators or committee chairs.
Standing Committee Chairmanships:
Senator Jim Scheer of Norfolk was re-elected Speaker of the Legislature. Senator Mike Hilgers of Lincoln was elected chair of the Executive Committee. The newly elected chairs of the Legislature’s fourteen standing committees and their hometowns are:
Agriculture Committee Chair – Senator Steve Halloran, Hastings
Appropriations Committee Chair – Senator John Stinner, Gering
Banking, Commerce, and Insurance Committee Chair – Senator Matt Williams, Gothenburg
Business and Labor Committee Chair – Senator Matt Hansen, Lincoln
Education Committee Chair – Senator Mike Groene, North Platte
General Affairs Committee Chair – Senator Tom Briese, Albion
Health and Human Services Committee Chair – Senator Sara Howard, Omaha
Judiciary Committee Chair – Senator Steve Lathrop, Omaha
Natural Resources Committee Chair – Senator Dan Hughes, Venango
Retirement Systems Chair – Senator Mark Kolterman, Seward
Revenue Committee Chair – Senator LouAnn Linehan, Elkhorn
Transportation and Telecommunications Committee Chair – Senator Curt Friesen, Henderson
Urban Affairs Committee Chair – Senator Justin Wayne, Omaha