July 2, 2013
Legislation News – Keeping top of mind legislation that will effect your business and revenue. The voice of content is provide news and information to manage the changes of today for tomorrow. H.R. 2231 was presented by Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today voted for legislation to increase domestic energy production and bring our country closer to energy independence. H.R. 2231, the Offshore Energy and Jobs Act, would expand offshore energy production, create over a million new American jobs and lower energy prices. The House passed H.R. 2231 today by a vote of 235-186,” reports Middle East North Africa.
H.R. 2231 is now under consideration by the U.S. Senate.
A second bill involving the elimination of oil heat was passed to expand New England’s natural gas infrastructure, increase funding for energy efficiency, lower businesses’ electricity costs and make it affordable for residents to move away from oil heat.
Nebraska Legislation set for September:
Sept. 6: Juveniles who commit first-degree murder will no longer face mandatory life in prison without parole. “Lawmakers and Gov. Dave Heineman approved a new sentencing range of 40 years to life, in response to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that judges must consider mitigating factors when sentencing juveniles.”
Sept. 6: Nebraska lawmakers increased penalties for human traffickers who target minors.
Sept. 6: Approved a law intended to prevent local governments from artificially increasing the cost of public records.
Laws that have recently been activated:
Nebraska also passed an overhaul of services for juveniles convicted of crimes, including $14.5 million for juvenile services and a grant program to help counties treat young criminal offenders.
Signed May 29: Lawmakers agreed to Heineman’s funding request for an increase in higher education funding that will allow for a tuition freeze at the University of Nebraska and state colleges.
June 4: Lawmakers extended new, voluntary services to children under state care who would otherwise age out of the system.
Signed June 4: Lawmakers paved the way for a massive wind farm project in northeast Nebraska. The law offers tax incentives for $300 million to $400 million wind farm project from TradeWind Energy, of Lenexa, Kansas.
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