State Sen. Slama Meets With Johnson County Officials

TECUMSEH – State Sen. Julie Slama met with Johnson County commissioners, Tecumseh Mayor Bill Montz and other officials on Friday.

Sen. Slama discussed several bills before the Legislature this year, including Slama’s priority bill, LB593.

The bill was introduced by Sen. Steve Lathrop. It is intended to eliminate real estate liens involving trusts and the Department of Health and Human Services certifications and waivers.

LB232  would reduce the threshold amount for claims against the state for prosecution costs. Slama said this bill was introduced by Julie.  She said this was important not only for Johnson County but any county that might need assistance with costs.

LB222 would change the Volunteer Emergency Responders Incentive Act – Introducted by Sen. Albrecht.   Sen. Slama shared about a family that refused to leave after several attempts by Emergency Responders during our recent flood.

LB497 would adopt the School District Property Tax Authority Act and change revenue and taxation provisions.

Sen. Slama said provisions of the bill have been discussed too long and she believes it can pass this year. She said there are parts of several bills that the Legislature’s Revenue Committee is reviewing.

Former State Sen. Lavon Heidemann prepared a tax fact sheet that was distributed at the meeting.

The fact sheet says that farmers pay 26 times more for K-8 education than the average resident.

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