I would like to remind all my constituents of the Interim Studies that will be taking place over the next few months. These are studies sponsored by committees, other senators and myself and are in need of open discussions and input before they are made into bills for the upcoming session.
Legislative Resolution 192 will be on Sept. 16, 2009, in North Platte. LR192 is an interim study to examine allowing individuals who are fourteen and fifteen years of age, the authority to travel to and from work, under similar laws and regulations to school permits and will be heard by the Transportation and Telecommunications Committee.
Legislative Resolution 240 will be heard on Sept. 24, 2009, in Holdrege. LR240 is an interim study to examine ideas for encouraging responsible livestock development through participation and partnerships between communities, counties, organizations, and state agencies and will be heard by the Agriculture Committee.
Legislative Resolution 235 will be heard on Oct. 6, 2009, in Ogallala. LR235 is an interim study to examine water issues and will be heard by the Natural Resources Committee.
Legislative Resolution 143, 187 and 152 will be heard on September 11 in Lincoln. LR 143 is an interim study to examine Nebraska statutes and address the lack of governance regarding off-road vehicles such as mini-trucks and will also be heard on September 18th in Alliance. LR187 is a study that will examine issues relating to LB560 which would have amended laws regarding the towing of motor vehicles. LR152 is a study that will examine Nebraska's highway funding structure and to recommend possible alternatives to the traditional methods. LR152 will also be heard on September 16th in Kearney and North Platte, September 17th in Scottsbluff and September 18th in Alliance. These studies will all be heard by the Transportation and Telecommunications Committee.
I would also like to mention to my constituents that I have internship opportunities available, if you have family and friends who are current students in Lincoln and are interested in politics or law have them contact my office for an interview.
Again, please contact my office with your thoughts and concerns regarding these studies or if you have any questions. Senator Mark R. Christensen, PO Box 94604, Lincoln, NE 68510, (402) 471-2805.