LB 243 – Create the Healthy Soils Task Force- to develop a comprehensive action plan using specified standards as measures to assess improved soil health; examine how to provide farmers with research, education, technical assistance, and demonstration projects; examine options for financial incentives to improve soil health; and examine the contribution of livestock to soil health. Agriculture Committee hearing Jan. 29.

LB 367 – Eliminate provisions relating to fund transfers and change a termination date under the Nebraska Litter Reduction and Recycling Act- to renew the Litter Fund and strike language that allows the legislature to transfer grant funds to the general fund. Referred to Natural Resources Committee on Jan. 18.

LB 580 – Change provisions relating to landfill disposal fees and rebates under the Integrated Solid Waste Management Act- to increase the Waste Reduction Fund by adding 75 cents to the landfill tip fee to support household hazardous waste collection. Natural Resources Committee hearing on Feb. 28. Letters of support encouraged.