Members of the Business and Labor Committee heard a bill March 1 that would enact health and safety protections for meatpacking workers during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.Read more
The Executive Board heard testimony March 1 on a measure that would require certain bills introduced in the Legislature to include a statement of their potential racial impact.Read more
Local public health departments would have authority to issue directed health measures to combat contagious disease under a bill considered Feb. 19 by the Health and Human Services Committee.Read more
The Health and Human Services Committee heard testimony Feb. 11 on two bills that would expand eligibility for a state program that provides a system of supports for state wards as they transition out of the foster care system.Read more
Taxes on ready-to-drink cocktails would be significantly lowered under a bill considered Feb. 8 by the General Affairs Committee.Read more
The Education Committee heard testimony Feb. 9 on a bill that would change several provisions in the Student Discipline Act related to suspension, expulsion and mandatory reassignment.Read more
Nebraska public schools would create detailed plans describing their remote learning options under a bill heard Feb. 8 by the Education Committee.Read more
Lawmakers introduced 98 measures on the final day of bill introduction Jan. 20.
Among the proposals were:
LB590, sponsored by North Platte Sen. Mike Groene, which would change time periods for ballots for early voting;Read more
Senators reconvened Jan. 11 to continue introduction of new bills.
Among the 51 measures introduced were:
LB213, sponsored by Albion Sen. Tom Briese, which would provide for an efficiency review of state agencies;Read more
Senators reconvened Jan. 8 to introduce new bills.
Among the 76 measures introduced were:
LB140, sponsored by Gering Sen. John Stinner, which would change provisions relating to enforcement of railroad safety standards;Read more
Senators gathered at the State Capitol Jan. 6 to open the first session of the 107th Nebraska Legislature.Read more
Following the temporary suspension of the legislative session March 16, senators met briefly to provide emergency funding to combat the coronavirus pandemic in Nebraska.Read more
Members of the Business and Labor Committee considered several measures this session to provide increased worker protections, expand wage and benefit options and collect workforce development data.Read more
The Education Committee advanced bills this session that require schools to provide injury leave to employees and create a policy that prohibits sexual contact between a teacher and a student.Read more
Legislative oversight, extreme weather planning and a potential change in the number of state senators were some of the proposals considered by the Executive Board this session.Read more