Updating criminal penalties and modernizing court procedures were among the judiciary-related priorities for lawmakers this session.Read more
Senators passed measures this session that will provide a more transparent grand jury process, prevent civil forfeiture without criminal charges and ensure wage equality for all Nebraskans.Read more
Lawmakers abolished capital punishment, allowed research on medical marijuana and made wide-ranging revisions to the state’s correctional system this session.Read more
Lawmakers passed extensive changes to Nebraska’s criminal and juvenile justice systems this session. Prison reform Senators approved a measure thatRead more
Measures relating to human trafficking, sentencing options for juveniles and parenting programs for incarcerated parents were passed by lawmakers thisRead more
Senators addressed a variety of judicial issues this session, including continued juvenile justice reform, child abuse penalties and changes toRead more
Senators approved a bill this session that prohibits chemical abortions from being administered from remote satellite locations. Measures relating toRead more
Chief Justice Michael Heavican of the Nebraska Supreme Court delivered his State of the Judiciary address to the Legislature Jan.Read more
Senators addressed a variety of judiciary issues this session. Among the measures passed were bills concerning abortions, juvenile justice reformRead more
The state Department of Correctional Services would be required to develop an accelerated release plan for inmates under a bill heard by the Judiciary Committee Jan. 17.Read more
Inmates could receive treatment in the community on a temporary basis under a bill discussed in a Judiciary Committee hearing Jan. 17.Read more
Fifty-two new bills were introduced on Jan. 17.
LB1038, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Theresa Thibodeau, which would provide a deadline for electronic voter registration;Read more
Thirty-five new bills were introduced on Jan. 16.
LB1000, sponsored by Albion Sen. Tom Briese, which would require a bond election under the Public Facilities Construction and Finance Act;Read more
A bill that would prohibit the sale and trade of ivory in Nebraska failed to advance from general file Jan. 11.Read more
Nineteen new bills were introduced Jan. 11.
LB984, sponsored by Grand Island Sen. Dan Quick, which would change provisions of the Nebraska Lottery and Raffle Act relating to special permits and gross proceeds;Read more