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By Steve Erdman
District 47 

Straight Talk From Steve


February 23, 2022

Whenever a bill in the Nebraska State Legislature receives no opposition testimony at its public hearing and the committee members all support the bill, it becomes eligible for the consent calendar.

The Speaker of the Legislature is the keeper of the consent calendar. Once the Speaker of the Legislature decides to place a bill on the consent calendar, it gets only 15 minutes of debate on the floor of the Legislature.

Today I would like to tell you about four bills of mine that I have requested the Speaker to place on the consent calendar.

The first bill that qualifies for the consent c...

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