Visitors to the Capitol watching Sen. Carol Blood address a full legislative chamber would never guess that public speaking used to make her uncomfortable.Read more
Senators introduced 22 measures on the sixth day of bill introduction Jan. 15.
LB1000, sponsored by Bellevue Sen. Carol Blood, which would direct any registration fees from fantasy contests to the early childhood and childcare workforce;Read more
Senators convened Jan. 8 to introduce new bills.
Among the 120 measures introduced were:
LB755, sponsored by Bellevue Sen. Carol Blood, which would provide for and change home services permits for barbers, cosmetology and nail technology;Read more
Senators reconvened Jan. 10 to introduce new bills.
Among the 132 measures introduced were:
LB13, sponsored by Bellevue Sen. Carol Blood, which would provide a sales tax exemption for breast pumps and related supplies and exempt breastfeeding from public indecency offenses;Read more
Expanded access to legislative activity, an end to nonpartisan elections to the state Legislature and creation of an investigative committee were among the proposals considered this session by the Executive Board.Read more
Election law updates, an evaluation of state procurement practices and Nebraska’s participation in a convention of the states were addressed this session by the Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee.Read more
Child welfare reform, licensure requirements and vaccine exemptions were among the measures considered by the Health and Human Services Committee this session.Read more
A measure that makes changes to health licensure and creates an advisory council passed April 12.Read more
Lawmakers passed a bill April 12 intended to boost behavioral health provider capacity in underserved areas of Nebraska and fund continuation of a study of the impacts of the AltEn ethanol plant in Mead.Read more
Lawmakers gave first-round approval March 31 to a bill intended to boost behavioral health provider capacity in underserved areas of Nebraska after amending it to include a study requirement of the impacts of the AltEn ethanol plant in Mead.Read more
The Nebraska Legislature would be required to provide full reimbursement to political subdivisions for any new program or expansion of an existing program under a proposed constitutional amendment advanced from general file March 28.Read more
Lawmakers gave first-round approval March 23 to a bill that would appropriate the $1.04 billion allocated to Nebraska from federal pandemic relief funds after approving several amendments that altered individual allocations within the proposal.Read more
Lawmakers gave first-round approval March 11 to a bill intended to give a state agency the ability to respond more quickly to the release of pollution.Read more
Lawmakers gave first-round approval March 8 to a bill intended to ensure that Nebraska students receive computer science and technology education before graduating from high school.Read more
A bill that would expand the scope of practice for respiratory therapists was amended to become a health and human services omnibus bill and advanced from general file March 3.Read more