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State Update

Updates on Bills in the 2020 Unicameral – Legislative Session Suspended 

Creative Districts – This bill, sponsored by Senator Megan Hunt, was amended into a priority bill (LB780) of Senator John Stinner and the Appropriations Committee. It was well received by the full Legislature in first round of debate; the amendment and bill passed to the second round of three rounds of debate on 37-0 votes.

“Support the Arts” License Plates – Senator Hunt’s bill to create an arts-themed specialty license plate was amended into a priority bill (LB944) of Senator Suzanne Geist and the Transportation & Telecommunications Committee while it was on second round, or Select File, debate. This bill also received great support by the Legislature, moving on to Final Reading with a 43-0 vote.  

In light of growing concerns regarding the new coronovirus, COVID-19, Speaker Jim Scheer announced March 16 that the Legislature will be adjourned until his office reconvenes it. We will continue to monitor the session and keep you updated on these bills.

You can learn more about state bills we are monitoring that can impact the arts and arts education at our Advocacy Center

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