Testimony & Letters to Committees & Officials,
108th Legislature, 1st Session, 2023

LETTERS & TESTIMONY
1st SESSION OF THE 108TH LEGISLATURE (2023)

Testimony/letters for these  bill numbers were submitted to the following committees:

Appropriations:

Banking, Commerce & Insurance: 

Business & Labor: LB249 (support)

Education:  LB71 (oppose);  LB374 (oppose); LB153 (support); LB585 (support)

Executive: Letter on 53 proposed rules changes

Government, Military & Veterans Affairs:  LB313 (support); LB535 (oppose); LB194 (oppose); LB195 (oppose); LR31CA (oppose); LB70 (support)

Health & Human Services:  LB626 (oppose); LB574 (oppose)

Judiciary Committee: LB77 (oppose)

Natural Resources: 

Revenue:  LB753 (oppose); LB294 (support)

Rules Committee: 

Transportation & Telecommunications: 

Letter to ALL SENATORS

Letter delivered on January 4-6, 2023, to all state senators on reproductive rights. 

Read letter sent by MaryLee Moulton, president; and Rachel Gibson, vice president-action.

LETTER TO THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Letter delivered on Jan. 12, 2023, to the Executive Committee on 53 proposed Rules changes for the Legislature. Testimony also was presented on Jan. 12 before the committee by Rachel Gibson, vice president-action, and Sheri St. Clair, co-director of government.

Read the letter sent by Rachel Gibson, vice president -action; Sheri St. Clair, co-director of  government;  and MaryLee Moulton, president.

LB77

Letter submitted Jan. 24, 2023, online to the Judiciary Committee opposing LB77 (Brewer) — Provide for carrying of concealed handguns without a permit; change provisions relating to concealed weapons; and prohibit certain regulation of weapons by cities, villages and counties.

Read the letter signed by Jill McDermott, social policy director; Carol Dennison, social policy action team; and MaryLee Moulton, president.

LB249

Letter submitted Jan. 27, 2023, online to the Business and Labor Committee supporting LB249 (Riepe) —  Change provisions of the Rural Workforce Housing Investment Act. 

Read the letter signed by Jill McDermott, social policy director; Carol Dennison, social policy action team; and MaryLee Moulton, president.

LB313

Letter submitted Jan. 30, 2023, online to the Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee supporting LB313 (Lowe) — To change provisions relating to special elections and filling vacancies.  

Read the letter signed by Joanna Lindberg, government co-director; Rachel Gibson, vice president-action; and MaryLee Moultonpresident.

LB71

Letter delivered Jan. 31, 2023, to the Education Committee opposing LB71 (Sanders) — Change provisions relating to parental involvement in and access to learning materials in schools. Testimony was presented at the Jan. 31 hearing by Rachel Gibson, vice president-action.

Read the letter signed by Emily Block; education policy action team; Taylor Sterba, education policy director; and Rachel Gibson, vice president-action.

LB374

Letter delivered Jan. 31, 2023, to the Education Committee opposing LB374 (Murman) — Adopt the Parents’ Bill of Rights and Academic Transparency Act.  Testimony was presented at the Jan. 31 hearing by Rachel Gibson, vice president-action.

Read the letter signed by Emily Block; education policy action team; Taylor Sterba, education policy director; and Rachel Gibson, vice president-action.

LB626

 Letter delivered Feb. 1, 2023, to the Health and Human Services Committee opposing LB626 (Albrecht) — Adopt the Nebraska Heartbeat Act.  Testimony was presented at the Feb. 1 hearing by Rachel Gibson, vice president-action.

Read the letter signed by Rachel Gibson, vice president-action; Dr. Phyllis Salyards, health care director; and MaryLee Moulton, president. 

LB535

Letter delivered Feb. 1, 2023, to the Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee opposing LB535 (Slama) — Require valid photographic identification and change provisions relating to voting under the Election Act and certain identification documents. Testimony was presented at the Feb. 1 hearing by Sheri St. Clair, government co-director.

Read the letter signed by Sheri St. Clair, government co-director; and MaryLee Moulton, president.

LB194

Letter delivered Feb. 2, 2023, to the Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee opposing LB194 (Halloran) — Adopt the Second Amendment Preservation Act. Testimony was presented at the Feb. 2 hearing by Sheri St. Clair, government co-director.

Read the letter signed by Sara Lee, social policy action team; Sheri St. Clair, government co-director; Jill McDermott, social policy director; Carol Dennison, social policy action team; and MaryLee Moulton, president. 

LB195

Letter delivered Feb. 2, 2023, to the Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee opposing LB195 (Halloran) — Adopt the Faithful Delegate to Federal Article V Convention Act. Testimony was presented at the Feb. 2 hearing by Sheri St. Clair, government co-director.

Read the letter signed by Sheri St. Clair, government co-director; and MaryLee Moulton, president. 

LR31CA

Letter delivered Feb. 2, 2023, to the Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee opposing LR31CA (Halloran) — Resolution to rescind a prior resolution and apply to Congress for a convention of the states to propose amendments to the United States Constitution. Testimony was presented at the Feb. 2 hearing by Sheri St. Clair, government co-director.

Read the letter signed by Sheri St. Clair, government co-director; and MaryLee Moulton, president. 

LB753

Letter delivered Feb. 3, 2023, to the Revenue Committee opposing LB753 (Linehan) — Adopt the Opportunity Scholarship Act and provide tax credits. Testimony was presented at the Feb. 3 hearing by MaryLee Moulton, president. 

Read the letter signed by MaryLee Moulton, president; Taylor Sterba, education policy director; and Rachel Gibson, vice president-action. 

LB153

Letter submitted Feb. 6, 2023, online to the Education Committee supporting LB153 (DeBoer) — Adopt the Extraordinary Increase in Special Education Expenditures Act. 

Read the letter signed by Emily Block, education action team; Taylor Sterba, education policy director; and MaryLee Moultonpresident.

LB70

Letter submitted Feb. 6, 2023, online to the Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee supporting LB70 (M. Cavanaugh) — Eliminate the fee for certain state identification cards and certified copies of birth certificates for voting purposes.  

Read the letter signed by Walta Sue Dodd, voter services co-director; and MaryLee Moultonpresident.

LB585

Letter delivered Feb. 7, 2023, to the Education Committee supporting LB585 (Hughes) —  Change a duty of the state school security director and require behavioral and mental health training for certain school personnel. Testimony was presented at the Feb. 7 hearing by Mary Kelly, mental and behavioral health action team. 

Read the letter signed by Angela Gleason, mental and behavioral health action team; Mary Kelly,  mental and behavioral health action team; and MaryLee Moulton, president. 

 

LB294

Letter submitted Feb. 7, 2023, online to the Revenue Committee supporting LB294 (Conrad) — Adopt the Child Tax Credit Act. 

Read the letter signed by Becky Schnabel, social policy action team; Carol Dennison, social policy action team; Jill McDermott, social policy director; and MaryLee Moultonpresident.

LB574

Letter submitted Feb. 7, 2023, online to the Health and Human Services Committee opposing LB574 (Kauth) — Adopt the Let Them Grow Act. 

Read the letter signed by Cat Henning, social policy action team; Jill McDermott, social policy director; Rachel Gibson, vice president-action; and MaryLee Moulton, president.

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