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Past Legislative Sessions

The 106th Legislature, 2nd Session

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

General Action Alerts

  • This is a LWVNE Call to Action: Tell Governor Ricketts to Reconsider Accepting Emergency Food Aid Through SNAP for Nebraskans

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.

Legislative Action Alerts

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 924 Requires ant-bias law enforcement training. (Passed legislature 7/31/20, 40-0; Signed by governor 8/6/20)
  • LB 1061 The Child Protection and Family Safety Act delineates the procedures used in response to a report of child abuse or neglect. (Passed legislature 7/21/20; Signed by governor 7/24/20)
  • LB 1207 Adopts the Redistricting Act. (Indefinitely postponed 8/13/20)

News Releases/Op-eds/Letters to Editors of Newspapers

106th Legislature,
1st Session (2019)


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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