Updating criminal penalties and modernizing court procedures were among the judiciary-related priorities for lawmakers this session.Read more
A bill that expands the authority of county courts to determine a person’s competency to stand trial was passed May 8.Read more
A bill that would expand the authority of county courts to determine a person’s competency to stand trial was amended April 19 to include provisions of several bills addressing defendants’ ability to pay fines.Read more
Members of the Judiciary Committee heard testimony March 16 on a bill that would offer alternatives to defendants unable to pay legal fines.Read more
Senators reconvened Jan. 9 to introduce new bills.
Among the 30 bills introduced were:
LB135, sponsored by Kearney Sen. John Lowe, which would change and eliminate state Department of Agriculture provisions relating to publicity, publications and personnel;Read more