Nebraska Cattlemen Legislative Positions
Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) successfully acted on five priority designated bills during the first half of the 107th Nebraska Legislative session. Last January, Nebraska Cattlemen’s Board of Directors considered and took positions on 113 pieces of legislation, designating priorities for this session. We are pleased to announce that all priority designated measures have been signed by Governor Ricketts.
NC priority bills:
- LB252 (Williams) – “Dr Fox bill” Provide for refills of veterinary drug orders by veterinary drug distributors. LB252 was signed into law by Governor Ricketts on April 14th.
- LB572 (Halloran) – Change provisions of the Livestock Brand Act. LB572 was signed into law by Governor Ricketts on May 26th.
- LB396 (Brandt) – Adopt the Nebraska Farm-to-School Program Act. LB396 was signed into law by Governor Ricketts on May 27th.
- Broadband: LB338 (Bostelman) – Change provisions regarding broadband service and provide requirements for and change provisions relating to funding for broadband infrastructure. LB338 was signed into law by Governor Ricketts on May 5th. LB388 (Friesen) – Adopt the Nebraska Broadband Bridge Act. LB388 was signed into law by Governor Ricketts on May 27th.
Nebraska Cattlemen would like to thank the many Senators and staff who worked with Nebraska Cattlemen to develop and advance these bills this session.
“The members of the Unicameral and their dedicated staff who respond to the needs of cattle producers across the state are very much appreciated”, commented William H Rhea III, President. He further commented, “It is very satisfying to have all our priorities addressed this year.”