Census bill approved

A bill intended to increase Nebraska’s participation in the 2020 U.S. census passed May 31.

<a href='http://news.legislature.ne.gov/dist26' target='_blank' title='Link to the website of Sen. Matt Hansen'>Sen. Matt Hansen</a>
Sen. Matt Hansen

LB436, introduced by Sen. Matt Hansen of Lincoln, grants the Nebraska State Data Center program the authority to form a commission that may solicit private funds to carry out its duties. That authority will terminate on Jan. 1, 2021.

The bill was approved on a 38-4 vote.

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