New Laws go into Effect Jan. 1 for Nebraskans


      Nebraskans will ring in the new year with a host of new state laws, as lawmakers approved 10 bills this year that go into effect Tuesday.

      Here is a brief synopsis of the new laws:

      • LB 14: Changes fees for deeds, mortgages, wills and other papers within a county's register of deeds.
      • LB 216: Creates a special interest license plate for classic cars that aren't used for regular travel.
      • LB 536: A law designed to give counties additional notice that property is changing hands because of a death.
      • LB 854: Gives businesses that have been dissolved up to five years to apply for reinstatement with the Nebraska secretary of state's office.
      • LB 887: Reduces filing fees and changes other rules for Nebraska insurance companies.
      • LB 1058: Requires employers to send information about a worker's eligibility for unemployment benefits to the state within 10 days of the Department of Labor requesting it.
      • LB 1080: Establishes tax breaks for data centers that locate in Nebraska.
      • LB 1091: Requires Nebraska retailers to collect a surcharge on prepaid cellphones and phone cards.
      • LB 1113: Sets rules in legal matters involving powers of attorney.
      • LB 1155: Gives Nebraska cities and counties the power to allow golf carts on streets that run alongside golf courses, but requires operators to have insurance to drive on streets.