The 106th Nebraska Legislature, 2nd session adjourned August 13, 2020, Sine Die.
LB 996 – Data collection program to improve broadband availability approved July 21. Signed by Governor Ricketts on July 24, 2020. This was one of our priority bills for the 2020 LWVNE Legislative Day.
Governor Ricketts vetoed the following bills:
LB 238 – Change requirements for witnessing death penalty executions
LB 515 – Change provisions relating to the Student Discipline Act
LB 607 – Change provisions relating to nail technology and body art
LB 607A – Appropriation for LB607
LB 1004 – Change provisions relating to the age of majority, the administration and supervision of parole, and eligibility for parole
LB 1004A – Appropriation for LB1004
LB 1060 – Include hair textures and protective hairstyles within the definition of race under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act
LB 1089 – Provide a high school graduation requirement relating to federal student aid
Nebraska is one of only two states in the nation to refuse this COVID-19 aid benefit. This emergency food aid does not come out of our state budget. Call Governor Ricketts ASAP at 402-471-2244 and urge him to accept emergency SNAP food aid to feed Nebraska children and their parents in these challenging economic times.
To read a CALL TO ACTION on:
LB 283 With amendment 2119, requests the University of Nebraska to create an effective plan to meet the challenges of extreme weather events (climate change). (Failed to advance 7/23/20)
LB 1207 Adopts the Redistricting Act. (Indefinitely postponed 8/13/20)
Read a letter by LWVNE Action Vice President Sherry Miller and LWVNE Health Care Director Phyllis Salyards supporting LR 170 heard by the Health and Human Services Committee. LR 170 provides for an interim study to examine the Department of Health and Human Services’ plan to submit a demonstration project waiver for the medical assistance program under section 1115 of the Social Security Act (Medicaid).
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