104th Legislature

 

 

Introduced Legislation the NEHA Board thinks you should be aware of:

 

LB 28 – Adopt the Radon Resistant New Construction Act.
"There is no known threshold concentration below which radon exposure presents no risk." The EPA has identified radon levels in Nebraska as the third highest in the US because of the high concentration of uranium in the soil. This bill would require NDHHS to adopt and promulgate rules and regulations that establish minimum standards for radon resistant new construction. The act would go into effect on January 1, 2018. A task force, appointed by the Chief Medical Officer, would be created to develop the standards, with a deadline of December 31, 2016.

 

LB 34 - Adopt the Carbon Monoxide Safety Act.
LB 34 seeks to ensure that adequate measures are taken to prevent Carbon monoxide poisoning in Nebraska homes. To that end, LB 34 would require the installation and maintenance of carbon monoxide detectors with alarms in any dwelling sold, rented, or for which a building permit is issued after January 1, 2017.

*LB was approved by the Governor on 3/18/2015

 

 

LB558 - Provide an exception for certain food operations under the Nebraska Pure Food Act and provide a duty for the Department of Agriculture

LB 558 seeks to allow food prepared in a private home to be sold by a third party.
 
The NEHA board strongly opposes this Bill and has sent two letters to the Agriculture Committee. The first was sent on 2/20/15 and addresses the Bill as originally written. The second was sent on 2/25/15 and addresses the Bill with Amendment 489. Please call a member of the Board if you would like to discuss this Bill and our stance.

 

For the must up to date information about these bills click on their name to be sent to the Nebraska 104 Legislature website.