Civil practice proposal approved

A measure that makes several updates to Nebraska’s laws governing civil practice and procedure was passed by lawmakers April 11.

Sen. Danielle Conrad
Sen. Danielle Conrad

Introduced by Lincoln Sen. Danielle Conrad, LB1195 contains the provisions of the following bills:
● LB832, introduced by Bellevue Sen. Carol Blood, which authorizes the governor to accept full or partial cession or retrocession of federal juvenile jurisdiction on behalf of the state when offered by the appropriate federal authority;
● LB902, introduced by Bennington Sen. Wendy DeBoer, which prohibits an assisted living facility from requiring a third-party financial guarantee as a condition of admission, expedited admission or continued stay unless the third-party has legal access to a resident’s income;
● LB1220, introduced by Lincoln Sen. Carolyn Bosn, which updates property law regarding personal representatives, small estate affidavits, payments and transfers to minors and the roles of trustees and conservators;
● LB1265, introduced by Conrad, which requires the Commission on Public Advocacy to establish eligibility criteria and guidelines for service providers seeking funds from the Legal Aid and Services Fund and clarifies that grants should be awarded only to legal service providers offering direct legal representation; and
● LB1268, introduced by Conrad, which raises the homestead exemption from $60,000 to $120,000 regarding judgment liens and forced sale.

Senators passed LB1195 on a 45-0 vote.

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