Nebraska will ring in the new year with a host of new state laws, including higher county filing fees for mortgages. 10 bills were passed by lawmakers this year and go into effect on Tuesday. One measure will allow counties to charge higher filing fees for deeds, wills, mortgages and other property documents. Part of the money will help register-of-deed offices post more public documents online, while the rest goes to county general funds. The law ends in 2018, which forces register officials to prove they have used the money as intended.