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LB 296: Changes to educational savings plans relating to income tax reductions

As introduced: LB296 was introduced to make changes to the Nebraska College Savings Program. The Nebraska state income tax deduction limitations available for contributions made to a Nebraska College Savings Program is increased from $2,500.00 to $5,000.00 for a married person filing separately and to $10,000.00 for a joint filing.…...

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LB 613: Create the Tax Modernization Commission

As introduced: LB 613 establishes the Tax Modernization Commission, the purpose of which is to continually review and recommend updates to Nebraska’s tax code in response to changing economies. The commission would be comprised of the Speaker of the Legislature and several legislative committee chair and vice chairs. Ex-officio members…...

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LB 405: Eliminate certain sales tax exemptions, corporate and individual income taxes, and the franchise tax and change other tax provisions

As introduced: LB 405 eliminates the income tax on individuals, estates, trusts, and corporations; eliminates the financial institutions franchise tax and select sales tax exemptions; changes reporting requirements for the Nebraska Tax Expenditure Report; and changes certain benefits under various tax incentive programs. LB 405 eliminates the income tax on…...

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LB 406: Change tax provisions

As introduced: LB 406 eliminates certain sales and use tax exemptions; eliminates the income tax on corporations; eliminates the financial institutions franchise tax; exempts certain retirement income from the Nebraska income tax; eliminates the earned income tax credit; changes benefits and requirements regarding certain tax incentive programs; makes adjustments to…...

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LB 220: Change children’s eligibility to the Medical Assistance Act

As introduced: LB 220 seeks to simply and streamline the administration of the children’s medical assistance program by requiring the Department of Health and Human Services to apply for and utilize options allowed under Title XIX (Medicaid) and Title XXI (State Children’s Health Insurance Program, or SCHIP) to simplify enrollment…...

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LB 275: Adopt the Nebraska Coordinated School Health Act

As introduced: LB 275, the Nebraska Coordinated School Health Act, creates a grant program, to be administered by the Nebraska Department of Education, that will provide 50% matching funds to assist with capital construction and startup costs for the establishment of a school-based health center. The grant program ends on…...

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LB 439: Change cigarette and tobacco tax provisions

As introduced: LB 439 would increase the cigarette tax from 64 cents per pack to $1.36 and increase the tax on other tobacco products, other than snuff, from 20% to 31% of the wholesale price. The 72 cent increase in cigarette tax revenue would be distributed as follows: Ten cents…...

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LB 389: Provide an income tax credit for adoption and guardianship costs

As introduced: All individuals are allowed a credit against the income tax imposed by the NE Revenue Act of 1967 for taxable years beginning January 1, 2013, there shall be a refundable credit for adoption and guardianship costs in the amount equal to 50% of the qualified costs paid or…...

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LB 503: Implementing an Alternative Response Pilot Project to a report of child abuse or neglect

As introduced: Defines alternative response as a comprehensive assessment of the risk of subsequent abuse or neglect, family strengths and needs, and the provision of a referral for necessary services and does not include an investigation or formal determination as to whether child abuse or neglect has occurred. Investigation was…...

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LB 216: Extending Supports and Services for State Wards (to 21 years old)

As introduced: Eligible former foster youth can voluntarily elect to extend case management and other services (including Medicaid, housing assistance and educational assistance) though DHHS.  Under the federal Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008, Title IV-E eligibility can be extended until a former foster youth reaches…...

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