Legislature Adjourns Sine Die After Passing Major Compromise Proposal on Property Tax Relief and Business Incentives
After an unprecedented session that was suspended four months over COVID-19 concerns, the 106th Nebraska Legislature concluded its work for the year and adjourned sine die on Thursday, August 12, 2020.
Before adjourning, the Legislature gave final approval to its most significant achievement of the session – LB1107. LB1107 is the compromise package negotiated in the waning days of the session under which three major priorities were accomplished – property tax relief, passage of a new business incentives package, and partial funding for the NeXT Project at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Senators overwhelmingly approved LB1107 during Thursday’s vote on final passage.
Thursday was also the last day of service for six term-limited Senators: Senator Kate Bolz of Lincoln (District 29), Senator Sue Crawford of Bellevue (District 45), Senator Sara Howard of Omaha (District 9), Senator Rick Kolowski of Omaha (District 31), Speaker Jim Scheer of Norfolk (District 19), and Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha (District 11).