Other Legislative action Friday - Omaha.com
Published Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 1:00 am / Updated at 4:22 am
Other Legislative action Friday

Lawmakers introduced 40 more bills in the Nebraska Legislature on Friday, the third day of the session. Among them:

Preregister teens to vote. Lincoln Sen. Amanda McGill introduced LB 127 to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to preregister to vote. Qualified teens who preregister — typically at the same time they obtain driver’s licenses — would not be allowed to vote in an election until after they turn 18.

Prohibit tobacco from school campuses. Sen. Jeremy Nordquist of Omaha sponsored LB 131 to create a “tobacco-free environment” at all Nebraska schools. The bill would prohibit students, staff members and visitors from using any tobacco products on a school campus or at an off-campus school event. About one-third of Nebraska schools currently have comprehensive tobacco-free policies.

Teen tanning salon ban. Nordquist also introduced LB 132 to prevent teens younger than 18 from using tanning beds at commercial salons or health clubs to reduce their risks of contracting melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer.

Inheritances for children conceived after a father’s death. Lincoln Sen. Bill Avery introduced LB 134 to assist children conceived through artificial insemination after the death of their fathers. The bill would allow the children to obtain Social Security survivor benefits in response to a recent Nebraska Supreme Court ruling that said such a child was precluded from the deceased father’s estate.

No ammunition for kids. Omaha Sen. Brad Ashford sponsored LB 148 to make it a felony offense to sell or give ammunition to juveniles in the same way it is illegal to sell or give firearms to juveniles. The bill makes exceptions that allow relatives to provide ammunition to be used for legitimate sporting or educational purposes that involve direct adult supervision.

— Joe Duggan

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