Transportation and Telecommunications Committee, Nebraska State Legislature

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The Transportation and Telecommunications Committee is a standing committee of the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature. Per Legislature Rule 3, the committee is made up of eight members.[1]

Per Rule 3 of the Unicameral Rules, committees in the Nebraska Legislature are appointed biennially by a thirteen-member select Committee on Committees with approval from the Legislature at-large. The Committee, which itself is elected by the whole Legislature at the beginning of a legislative session following an election, is responsible for submitting a preliminary report of appointments, then on the following day a final report to be voted on by the Legislature. If a final report is not passed, it is returned to the Committee for alterations.[2] During the session, vacancies are filled by the Committee on Committees unless provided for otherwise. Between sessions, vacancies are filled by a vote of the Executive Board.[3] The Speaker is not allowed to serve on a standing committee, but is to serve on the Rules Committee ex officio.[4]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Rules of the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature


The Transportation and Telecommunications Committee is responsible for processing legislation involving the following subject areas:
  • Motor Vehicles
  • driver licensing
  • motor vehicle registration and titles
  • rules of the road; driving under the influence; ignition interlock; texting or use of cell phones while driving
  • size and weight; equipment
  • Department of Motor Vehicles
  • handicapped parking permits
  • Highways
  • highways and bridges
  • roads
  • Department of Roads
  • State Highway Commission
  • motor carriers
  • bicycles
  • Railroads
  • grade crossings
  • transportation safety districts
  • railroad equipment
  • Common Carriers
  • pipelines
  • commercial vehicles
  • telephones; telecommunications; information technology; enhanced wireless 911
  • Public Service Commission


2015 legislative session

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2015 legislative session.

Transportation and Telecommunications Members, 2015
Democratic members (0)Republican members (0)Third-party members (8)
Jim Smith (Nebraska), Chair
Lydia Brasch, Vice Chair
Al Davis (Nebraska)
Curt Friesen
Tommy Garrett
Beau McCoy
John Murante
Les Seiler


The following table described committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.


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