STATUS OF LEGISLATION IMPACTING WORKERS’ COMPENSATION IN NEBRASKA
This session the Legislature’s time has been consumed by a number of significant issues, including the ARPA funding proposal, “transformative” tax relief, extensive debate on a prison reform and overcrowding, and making adjustments to its biennium budget. When not addressing those topics, it methodically moved through a series of priority of bills at the General File and Select File stages of debate, but has yet to address almost 30 individual Senator, Committee, and Speaker priority bills. In order for a bill to be passed this session, it must advance from General File to Select File no later than Friday, April 8th. Only 8 more days remain in the session, which ends April 20th.
Given all the Legislature has left to do, and the very limited amount of time it has to do it, it is apparent that no action on any of the workers’ compensation legislation will take place. If you have any questions, please contact Dallas Jones or Paul Barta.