Public benefit requirements, licensure changes and pharmacy practice updates were the top health and human services issues addressed by lawmakers this session.Read more
Senators expanded license plate options and addressed call spoofing and a number of infrastructure concerns this year.Read more
Lawmakers narrowed and advanced a bill May 21 that would authorize adjustments to state employee work schedules to allow participation in approved youth mentoring programs.Read more
A bill that would require medical providers to provide additional information to women seeking abortions stalled on general file April 29.Read more
Lawmakers advanced a bill April 9 intended to increase assistance available to startup companies through the state Department of Economic Development.Read more
Lawmakers advanced a bill April 8 that would extend certain bonding authority for an Omaha area natural resources district.Read more
A bill that would allow Nebraskans to sell foods already authorized for sale at farmers’ markets to customers from their homes and at certain other events advanced from general file April 8.Read more
Sen. Ben Hansen doesn’t like to sit still.
The new senator from Blair owns two chiropractic clinics, an equipment rental business and a company that turns reclaimed wood into furniture.Read more
Lawmakers gave first-round approval March 18 to a bill that would authorize adjustments to state employee work schedules for participation in approved youth mentoring programs.Read more
Senators gave first-round approval Feb. 20 to a bill that would require a prospective employer to evaluate a job applicant’s qualifications without an initial check of his or her criminal history.Read more
The Health and Human Services Committee heard testimony on a bill Feb. 14 that meant to address a shortage of dental care providers in rural areas.Read more
A proposal to repeal the state’s motorcycle helmet requirement was considered by the Transportation and Telecommunications Committee Feb. 12.Read more
Senators reconvened Jan. 17 to introduce new bills.
Among the 30 measures introduced were:
LB378, sponsored by Blair Sen. Ben Hansen, which would change helmet provisions for autocycles, motorcycles and mopeds;Read more
Senators reconvened Jan. 15 to introduce new bills.
Among the 57 measures introduced were:
LB261, sponsored by Bennington Sen. Wendy DeBoer, which would require use of redistricting maps drawn using state-issued computer software;Read more