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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

Function

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

Members

2013-2014

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

Transportation and Telecommunications Members, 2013
Democratic members (0)Republican members (0)Third-party members (8)
Annette Dubas, Chair
Jim Smith, Vice Chair
Lydia Brasch
Galen Hadley
Charlie Janssen
Beau McCoy
Scott Price
Dan Watermeier

2011-2012

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