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Gov. Ricketts Signs Occupational Licensing Reform for Nebraska Abstracters

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LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts signed LB 345 into law.  LB 345 was carried by Senator John Murante of Gretna at the request of the Governor.  The bill removes an unnecessary licensing requirement for abstracters in Nebraska.


“This was yet another example of unnecessary red tape holding our state back,” said Governor Ricketts.  “Thanks to initiatives like these and our partnership with the Legislature, Nebraska is becoming more competitive with surrounding states and setting ourselves up for future growth.”


LB 345 amends sections of the Abstracters Act to eliminate a requirement of one year of land title-related experience for issuance of a certificate of registration of a temporary certificate of registration for Nebraska abstracters.  Before this bill was signed by Governor Ricketts, Nebraska was one of only six states to license abstracters, and the only state with this experience requirement.


"As a small businessman, I know firsthand the damage caused by burdensome regulations,” said Senator John Murante.  “When we cut unnecessary red tape, we are creating more opportunity.  I look forward to continued work with my colleagues and Governor Ricketts as we further streamline regulations and professional licensing in our state.”