Nebraska Legislation

Nebraska 104th Legislature, 1st & 2nd Sessions (2015 – 2016)

Monday, May 30, 2016 Update

 

LB767 (Prohibit Dismemberment Abortion as Prescribed and Provide for Civil and Criminal Penalties)

LB767 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on March 02, 2016.

On April 20, 2016, the bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB187 (Require the Department of Health and Human Services and Health Care Facilities to Provide Information Regarding Abortion)

LB187 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 12, 2015. On January 14, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place March 18, 2015.

The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016.

On April 06, 2016, Senator Kintner filed MO279 to place the bill on General File.

On April 20, 2016, the bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB768 (Provide for Choose Life License Plates)

LB768 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Transportation and Telecommunications Committee. The Transportation and Telecommunications Hearing for this bill took place on February 09, 2016.

It was made a priority bill on February 22, 2016.

LB768 was placed on General File with AM2058. Transportation and Telecommunications AM2058 was passed the same day.

Senator Garrett filed AM2350 on March 08, 2016.

Senator Chambers filed AM2526 on March 10, 2016.

Senator Haar filed AM2678, AM2684, AM2685, AM2682, and AM2680 on March 23, 2016.

On April 04, 2016, Senator Garrett filed MO257, a motion for unanimous consent to bracket until April 20, 2016, and it was approved.

On April 20, 2016, the bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB627 (Change Provisions Relating to Pregnancy and Eliminate Subversive Membership Provisions under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act)

LB627 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place February 09, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM232 on February 27, 2015. Business and Labor AM232 was adopted March 12, 2015.

The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on March 12, 2015.This bill was placed on Select File with ER50 on May 17, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER50 was filed March 17, 2015. Mello AM1032 was filed March 25, 2015. Schumacher AM1047 was filed March 30, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER50 , Mello AM1032, and Schumacher AM1047 were adopted March 30, 2015.

The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on March 30, 2015. Senator Chambers filed motion MO81 April 02, 2015 to bracket the bill until June 05, 2015. Chambers withdrew that motion on April 07, 2015.

The final reading of the bill took place on April 07, 2015, after which it was passed in the Senate by a vote of 45-0-4, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor.

The bill was approved by the Governor April 13, 2015.

LB943 (Update References with Respect to Husband and Wife)

LB943 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 13, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on January 27, 2016.

On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB848 (Change Provisions Relating to Courts)

LB848 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2016. On January 11, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on March 02, 2016.

On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB586 (Prohibit Discrimination Based Upon Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity)

LB586 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place February 04, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM289 on February 17, 2015.

Morfeld AM998 was filed March 23, 2015. Judiciary AM289 began pending on May 14, 2015. Morfeld AM998 was withdrawn May 14, 2015. Campbell AM1644 was filed, began pending, and lost on May 14, 2015.

Senator Hanson filed motion MO117 on May 14, 2015 to reconsider the vote taken on AM1644. That motion began pending the same day.

The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. It was made a priority bill on February 11, 2016.

Morfeld AM2639 was filed on March 17, 2016.

Hansen MO117 and Morfeld AM2639 were withdrawn March 23, 2016.

Coash AM2550 and Krist MO227 (Bracket until April 20, 2016) were filed March 23, 2016.

Judiciary AM289 and Coash AM2550 began pending March 23, 2016.

Krist MO227 prevailed March 23, 2016.

On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB657 (Appropriate Funds for State Government Expenses)

LB657 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 22, 2015 at the request of the Governor. On January 26, 2015, it was referred to the Appropriations Committee. The Appropriations Hearing for this bill took place February 23, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM829 on April 28, 2015.

Appropriations AM829 began pending April 30, 2015. Chambers AM1433 was filed, then withdrawn April 30, 2015. Senator Chambers filed motion MO97 on April 30, 2015 to bracket the bill until June 5, 2015, but withdrew this motion the same day.

Harr AM1481 was both filed and withdrawn on April 30, 2015. Groene AM1469 was both filed and withdrawn on April 30, 2015. Mello AM1484 was both filed and adopted April 30, 2015.

The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on April 30, 2015. This bill was placed on Select File with ER114. Enrollment and Review ER114, Mello AM1508, and Mello AM1566 were filed May 05, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER114 and Mello AM1566 were adopted May 06, 2015, while Mello AM1508 was withdrawn. Sullivan AM1567 was filed and lost May 06, 2015. Scheer FA62 was filed and withdrawn May 06, 2015.

The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on March 06, 2015.

The final reading of the bill took place on May 14, 2015, after which it was passed with the Emergency Clause in the Senate by a vote of 49-0-0, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor.

The bill was approved by the Governor May 20, 2015.

Provisions/portions of LB57, LB82, LB98, LB110, LB154, LB185, LB229, LB233, LB263, LB318, LB332, LB397, LB417, LB418, LB485, LB496, LB506, LB537, and LB584 were amended into LB657 by AM829 on May 29, 2015.

Provisions/portions of LB593 were amended into LB657 by AM829 on June 16, 2015.

LB421 (Eliminate a Learning Community and Provide for Distribution of Assets as Prescribed)

            LB421 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 16, 2015. On January 20, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Education Committee. The Education Hearing for this bill took place February 10, 2015. On April 28, 2015, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
LB782 (Provide for a Medicaid State Plan Amendment Relating to Coverage for Family Planning Services)

LB782 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 07, 2016. On January 08, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place on February 18, 2016.

On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB114 (Redefine Ambulatory Surgical Center and Health Clinic under the Health Care Facility Licensure Act)

LB114 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 09, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place March 08, 2015.

The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. It was made a priority bill on February 16, 2016.

On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.
LB944 (Change Terminology Relating to Parentage and Marital Relationships)

LB944 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 13, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on January 27, 2016.

On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB648 (Provide for Adoption by Two Adult Persons)

LB648 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place February 04, 2015.

The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016.

On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB44 (Change Provisions Relating to a Notice of Objection to Adoption)

            LB44 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place January 23, 2015.

The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016.

On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB983 (Change the Definition of Disability under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act)

LB983 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 14, 2016. On January 19, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place on February 08, 2016.

This bill was placed on General File on February 17, 2016.

On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB77 (Require a Medicaid State Plan Amendment for Family Planning Services and State Intent Relating to Appropriations for the Every Woman Matters Program)

            LB77 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 28, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM109 on February 10, 2015.

Health and Human Services AM109 was filed February 10, 2015. Kolterman AM403 was filed February 19, 2015. Health and Human Services AM109 was adopted February 26, 2015. Bolz FA16 was filed and adopted February 26, 2015.

The bill failed to advance to Enrollment and Review Initial on February 26, 2015.

The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016.

On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB50 (Change Provisions Relating to Medicaid Covered Services)

            LB50 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. Senator Scheer filed motion MO5 to withdraw the bill on January 26, 2015. That motion prevailed on January 27, 2015. On January 27, 2015, LB50 was withdrawn.

LB1097 (Change Provisions Relating to Sexual Assault Forensic Testing)

            LB1097 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 20, 2016. On January 22, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on February 18, 2016.

On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB990 (Adopt the Fetal Dignity Protection Act)

                   LB990 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 15, 2016. On January 20, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on March 02, 2016.

It was placed on General File with AM2484 on May 18, 2016.

Judiciary AM2484 was filed on March 18, 2016.
On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB905 (Adopt the Commission on Fathers, Men, and Boys Establishment Act of 2016)

                   LB905 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 12, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place on March 02, 2016.

On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB850 (Adopt the Paid Family Medical Leave Insurance Act)

LB850 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2016. On January 11, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place on February 01, 2016.

It was postponed indefinitely on March 09, 2016.

LB746 (Adopt the Nebraska Strengthening Families Act, Change Provisions for Guardians ad litem and Services for Children, and Create the Normalcy Task Force)

                   LB746 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 21, 2016.

On February 05, 2016, the bill was placed on General File with AM1903. Health and Human Services AM1903 was filed the same day.

On January 22, 2016, Health and Human Services AM1903 was adopted. The bill then advanced to Enrollment and Initial Review. It was placed on Select File with ER169 on February 24, 2016. Enrollment and Review ER169 was filed the same day.

Campbell AM2381 was filed March 03, 2016.

Enrollment and Review ER169 and Campbell AM2381 were both adopted March 07, 2016. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment the same day.

The bill was placed on on Final Reading with ST63 on March 09, 2016.

On April 07, 2016, Senator Hadley filed a motion to suspend rules and vote on final passage without further amendments, motions, or debate.

On April 12, 2016, Hadley’s motion was withdrawn. Dispensing of a readin at large was approved, and the bill passed its Final Reading with Emergency Clause 48-0-1. It was signed by the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Nebraska and presented to the governor.

On April 18, 2016, the bill was approved by the Governor of Nebraska and became law.

LB441 (Change Provisions Relating to the Bridge to Independence Program)

LB441 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 20, 2015. On January 22, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place February 19, 2015. It was placed on General File March 09, 2015.

On May 28, 2015, a motion was filed to suspend rules to indefinitely postpone the bill. That motion prevailed on May 29, 2015, and the bill was indefinitely postponed.

On May 29, 2015, provisions/portions of LB441 were amended into LB243 by AM1045.

LB148 (Provide for Medical Assistance Program Coverage for Certain Youth Formerly in Foster Care)

            LB148 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 09, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 30, 2015.

The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016.

On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.
LB243 (Create a Pilot Project Relating to Family Finding Services and Change the Young Adult Bridge to Independence Act)

LB243 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 14, 2015. On January 15, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place February 19, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM787 on March 11, 2015.

Health and Human Services AM787 was filed March 11, 2015. Bolz AM1045 was filed April 01, 2015. Health and Human Services AM787 began pending April 09, 2015 and was adopted April 10, 2015.

The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on April 13, 2015. This bill was placed on Select File with ER78. Enrollment and Review ER78 was filed April 13, 2015. Bolz AM1217 was filed April 14, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER78, Bolz AM1045, and Bolz AM1217 were adopted April 29, 2015.

The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on April 29, 2015. Bolz AM1622 was filed May 14, 2015.

The bill was returned to Select File for specific amendment May 19, 2016. Bolz AM1622 was adopted May 19, 2016.

The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Reengrossment on May 19, 2015.

The final reading of the bill took place on May 21, 2015, after which it was passed with the Emergency Clause in the Senate by a vote of 39-5-5, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor.

The bill was approved by the Governor May 27, 2015.

Provisions/portions of LB441 were amended into LB243 by AM1045 May 29, 2015.

LB549 (Adopt the Health Care Transformation Act)

            LB549 was introduced in the Nebraska House on January 21, 2015. It was referred to the House Health and Human Services Committee on January 23, 2015. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place on February 20, 2016.

The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. It became a priority bill on February 22, 2016.

LB549 was placed on General File with AM2239 on March 01, 2016. Health and Human Services AM2239 was filed the same day.

On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.

Nebraska 104th Legislature, 1st & 2nd Sessions (2015 – 2016)

Monday, May 16, 2016 Update

 

LB767 (Prohibit Dismemberment Abortion as Prescribed and Provide for Civil and Criminal Penalties)

LB767 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on March 02, 2016.

On April 20, 2016, the bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB187 (Require the Department of Health and Human Services and Health Care Facilities to Provide Information Regarding Abortion)

LB187 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 12, 2015. On January 14, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place March 18, 2015.

The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016.

On April 06, 2016, Senator Kintner filed MO279 to place the bill on General File.

On April 20, 2016, the bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB768 (Provide for Choose Life License Plates)

LB768 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Transportation and Telecommunications Committee. The Transportation and Telecommunications Hearing for this bill took place on February 09, 2016.

It was made a priority bill on February 22, 2016.

LB768 was placed on General File with AM2058. Transportation and Telecommunications AM2058 was passed the same day.

Senator Garrett filed AM2350 on March 08, 2016.

Senator Chambers filed AM2526 on March 10, 2016.

Senator Haar filed AM2678, AM2684, AM2685, AM2682, and AM2680 on March 23, 2016.

On April 04, 2016, Senator Garrett filed MO257, a motion for unanimous consent to bracket until April 20, 2016, and it was approved.

On April 20, 2016, the bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB627 (Change Provisions Relating to Pregnancy and Eliminate Subversive Membership Provisions under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act)

LB627 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place February 09, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM232 on February 27, 2015. Business and Labor AM232 was adopted March 12, 2015.

The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on March 12, 2015.This bill was placed on Select File with ER50 on May 17, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER50 was filed March 17, 2015. Mello AM1032 was filed March 25, 2015. Schumacher AM1047 was filed March 30, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER50 , Mello AM1032, and Schumacher AM1047 were adopted March 30, 2015.

The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on March 30, 2015. Senator Chambers filed motion MO81 April 02, 2015 to bracket the bill until June 05, 2015. Chambers withdrew that motion on April 07, 2015.

The final reading of the bill took place on April 07, 2015, after which it was passed in the Senate by a vote of 45-0-4, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor.

The bill was approved by the Governor April 13, 2015.

LB943 (Update References with Respect to Husband and Wife)

LB943 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 13, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on January 27, 2016.

On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB848 (Change Provisions Relating to Courts)

LB848 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2016. On January 11, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on March 02, 2016.

On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB586 (Prohibit Discrimination Based Upon Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity)

LB586 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place February 04, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM289 on February 17, 2015.

Morfeld AM998 was filed March 23, 2015. Judiciary AM289 began pending on May 14, 2015. Morfeld AM998 was withdrawn May 14, 2015. Campbell AM1644 was filed, began pending, and lost on May 14, 2015.

Senator Hanson filed motion MO117 on May 14, 2015 to reconsider the vote taken on AM1644. That motion began pending the same day.

The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. It was made a priority bill on February 11, 2016.

Morfeld AM2639 was filed on March 17, 2016.

Hansen MO117 and Morfeld AM2639 were withdrawn March 23, 2016.

Coash AM2550 and Krist MO227 (Bracket until April 20, 2016) were filed March 23, 2016.

Judiciary AM289 and Coash AM2550 began pending March 23, 2016.

Krist MO227 prevailed March 23, 2016.

On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB657 (Appropriate Funds for State Government Expenses)

LB657 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 22, 2015 at the request of the Governor. On January 26, 2015, it was referred to the Appropriations Committee. The Appropriations Hearing for this bill took place February 23, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM829 on April 28, 2015.

Appropriations AM829 began pending April 30, 2015. Chambers AM1433 was filed, then withdrawn April 30, 2015. Senator Chambers filed motion MO97 on April 30, 2015 to bracket the bill until June 5, 2015, but withdrew this motion the same day.

Harr AM1481 was both filed and withdrawn on April 30, 2015. Groene AM1469 was both filed and withdrawn on April 30, 2015. Mello AM1484 was both filed and adopted April 30, 2015.

The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on April 30, 2015. This bill was placed on Select File with ER114. Enrollment and Review ER114, Mello AM1508, and Mello AM1566 were filed May 05, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER114 and Mello AM1566 were adopted May 06, 2015, while Mello AM1508 was withdrawn. Sullivan AM1567 was filed and lost May 06, 2015. Scheer FA62 was filed and withdrawn May 06, 2015.

The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on March 06, 2015.

The final reading of the bill took place on May 14, 2015, after which it was passed with the Emergency Clause in the Senate by a vote of 49-0-0, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor.

The bill was approved by the Governor May 20, 2015.

Provisions/portions of LB57, LB82, LB98, LB110, LB154, LB185, LB229, LB233, LB263, LB318, LB332, LB397, LB417, LB418, LB485, LB496, LB506, LB537, and LB584 were amended into LB657 by AM829 on May 29, 2015.

Provisions/portions of LB593 were amended into LB657 by AM829 on June 16, 2015.

LB421 (Eliminate a Learning Community and Provide for Distribution of Assets as Prescribed)

            LB421 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 16, 2015. On January 20, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Education Committee. The Education Hearing for this bill took place February 10, 2015. On April 28, 2015, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
LB782 (Provide for a Medicaid State Plan Amendment Relating to Coverage for Family Planning Services)

LB782 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 07, 2016. On January 08, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place on February 18, 2016.

On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB114 (Redefine Ambulatory Surgical Center and Health Clinic under the Health Care Facility Licensure Act)

LB114 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 09, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place March 08, 2015.

The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. It was made a priority bill on February 16, 2016.

On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.
LB944 (Change Terminology Relating to Parentage and Marital Relationships)

LB944 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 13, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on January 27, 2016.

On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB648 (Provide for Adoption by Two Adult Persons)

 

LB648 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place February 04, 2015.

The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016.

On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB44 (Change Provisions Relating to a Notice of Objection to Adoption)

            LB44 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place January 23, 2015.

The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016.

On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB983 (Change the Definition of Disability under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act)

LB983 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 14, 2016. On January 19, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place on February 08, 2016.

This bill was placed on General File on February 17, 2016.

On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB77 (Require a Medicaid State Plan Amendment for Family Planning Services and State Intent Relating to Appropriations for the Every Woman Matters Program)

            LB77 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 28, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM109 on February 10, 2015.

Health and Human Services AM109 was filed February 10, 2015. Kolterman AM403 was filed February 19, 2015. Health and Human Services AM109 was adopted February 26, 2015. Bolz FA16 was filed and adopted February 26, 2015.

The bill failed to advance to Enrollment and Review Initial on February 26, 2015.

The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016.

On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB50 (Change Provisions Relating to Medicaid Covered Services)

            LB50 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. Senator Scheer filed motion MO5 to withdraw the bill on January 26, 2015. That motion prevailed on January 27, 2015. On January 27, 2015, LB50 was withdrawn.

LB1097 (Change Provisions Relating to Sexual Assault Forensic Testing)

            LB1097 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 20, 2016. On January 22, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on February 18, 2016.

On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB990 (Adopt the Fetal Dignity Protection Act)

                   LB990 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 15, 2016. On January 20, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on March 02, 2016.

It was placed on General File with AM2484 on May 18, 2016.

Judiciary AM2484 was filed on March 18, 2016.
On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB905 (Adopt the Commission on Fathers, Men, and Boys Establishment Act of 2016)

                   LB905 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 12, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place on March 02, 2016.

On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB850 (Adopt the Paid Family Medical Leave Insurance Act)

LB850 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2016. On January 11, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place on February 01, 2016.

It was postponed indefinitely on March 09, 2016.

LB746 (Adopt the Nebraska Strengthening Families Act, Change Provisions for Guardians ad litem and Services for Children, and Create the Normalcy Task Force)

                   LB746 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 21, 2016.

On February 05, 2016, the bill was placed on General File with AM1903. Health and Human Services AM1903 was filed the same day.

On January 22, 2016, Health and Human Services AM1903 was adopted. The bill then advanced to Enrollment and Initial Review. It was placed on Select File with ER169 on February 24, 2016. Enrollment and Review ER169 was filed the same day.

Campbell AM2381 was filed March 03, 2016.

Enrollment and Review ER169 and Campbell AM2381 were both adopted March 07, 2016. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment the same day.

The bill was placed on on Final Reading with ST63 on March 09, 2016.

On April 07, 2016, Senator Hadley filed a motion to suspend rules and vote on final passage without further amendments, motions, or debate.

On April 12, 2016, Hadley’s motion was withdrawn. Dispensing of a readin at large was approved, and the bill passed its Final Reading with Emergency Clause 48-0-1. It was signed by the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Nebraska and presented to the governor.

On April 18, 2016, the bill was approved by the Governor of Nebraska and became law.

LB441 (Change Provisions Relating to the Bridge to Independence Program)

LB441 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 20, 2015. On January 22, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place February 19, 2015. It was placed on General File March 09, 2015.

On May 28, 2015, a motion was filed to suspend rules to indefinitely postpone the bill. That motion prevailed on May 29, 2015, and the bill was indefinitely postponed.

On May 29, 2015, provisions/portions of LB441 were amended into LB243 by AM1045.

LB148 (Provide for Medical Assistance Program Coverage for Certain Youth Formerly in Foster Care)

            LB148 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 09, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 30, 2015.

The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016.

On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.
LB243 (Create a Pilot Project Relating to Family Finding Services and Change the Young Adult Bridge to Independence Act)

LB243 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 14, 2015. On January 15, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place February 19, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM787 on March 11, 2015.

Health and Human Services AM787 was filed March 11, 2015. Bolz AM1045 was filed April 01, 2015. Health and Human Services AM787 began pending April 09, 2015 and was adopted April 10, 2015.

The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on April 13, 2015. This bill was placed on Select File with ER78. Enrollment and Review ER78 was filed April 13, 2015. Bolz AM1217 was filed April 14, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER78, Bolz AM1045, and Bolz AM1217 were adopted April 29, 2015.

The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on April 29, 2015. Bolz AM1622 was filed May 14, 2015.

The bill was returned to Select File for specific amendment May 19, 2016. Bolz AM1622 was adopted May 19, 2016.

The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Reengrossment on May 19, 2015.

The final reading of the bill took place on May 21, 2015, after which it was passed with the Emergency Clause in the Senate by a vote of 39-5-5, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor.

The bill was approved by the Governor May 27, 2015.

Provisions/portions of LB441 were amended into LB243 by AM1045 May 29, 2015.

LB549 (Adopt the Health Care Transformation Act)

            LB549 was introduced in the Nebraska House on January 21, 2015. It was referred to the House Health and Human Services Committee on January 23, 2015. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place on February 20, 2016.

The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. It became a priority bill on February 22, 2016.

LB549 was placed on General File with AM2239 on March 01, 2016. Health and Human Services AM2239 was filed the same day.

On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.

Nebraska 104th Legislature, 1st & 2nd Sessions (2015 – 2016)

Monday, May 02, 2016 Update

 

LB767 (Prohibit Dismemberment Abortion as Prescribed and Provide for Civil and Criminal Penalties)

LB767 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on March 02, 2016.

On April 20, 2016, the bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB187 (Require the Department of Health and Human Services and Health Care Facilities to Provide Information Regarding Abortion)

LB187 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 12, 2015. On January 14, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place March 18, 2015.

The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016.

On April 06, 2016, Senator Kintner filed MO279 to place the bill on General File.

On April 20, 2016, the bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB768 (Provide for Choose Life License Plates)

LB768 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Transportation and Telecommunications Committee. The Transportation and Telecommunications Hearing for this bill took place on February 09, 2016.

It was made a priority bill on February 22, 2016.

LB768 was placed on General File with AM2058. Transportation and Telecommunications AM2058 was passed the same day.

Senator Garrett filed AM2350 on March 08, 2016.

Senator Chambers filed AM2526 on March 10, 2016.

Senator Haar filed AM2678, AM2684, AM2685, AM2682, and AM2680 on March 23, 2016.

On April 04, 2016, Senator Garrett filed MO257, a motion for unanimous consent to bracket until April 20, 2016, and it was approved.

On April 20, 2016, the bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB627 (Change Provisions Relating to Pregnancy and Eliminate Subversive Membership Provisions under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act)

LB627 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place February 09, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM232 on February 27, 2015. Business and Labor AM232 was adopted March 12, 2015.

The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on March 12, 2015.This bill was placed on Select File with ER50 on May 17, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER50 was filed March 17, 2015. Mello AM1032 was filed March 25, 2015. Schumacher AM1047 was filed March 30, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER50 , Mello AM1032, and Schumacher AM1047 were adopted March 30, 2015.

The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on March 30, 2015. Senator Chambers filed motion MO81 April 02, 2015 to bracket the bill until June 05, 2015. Chambers withdrew that motion on April 07, 2015.

The final reading of the bill took place on April 07, 2015, after which it was passed in the Senate by a vote of 45-0-4, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor.

The bill was approved by the Governor April 13, 2015.

LB943 (Update References with Respect to Husband and Wife)

LB943 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 13, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on January 27, 2016.

On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB848 (Change Provisions Relating to Courts)

LB848 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2016. On January 11, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on March 02, 2016.

On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB586 (Prohibit Discrimination Based Upon Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity)

LB586 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place February 04, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM289 on February 17, 2015.

Morfeld AM998 was filed March 23, 2015. Judiciary AM289 began pending on May 14, 2015. Morfeld AM998 was withdrawn May 14, 2015. Campbell AM1644 was filed, began pending, and lost on May 14, 2015.

Senator Hanson filed motion MO117 on May 14, 2015 to reconsider the vote taken on AM1644. That motion began pending the same day.

The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. It was made a priority bill on February 11, 2016.

Morfeld AM2639 was filed on March 17, 2016.

Hansen MO117 and Morfeld AM2639 were withdrawn March 23, 2016.

Coash AM2550 and Krist MO227 (Bracket until April 20, 2016) were filed March 23, 2016.

Judiciary AM289 and Coash AM2550 began pending March 23, 2016.

Krist MO227 prevailed March 23, 2016.

On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB657 (Appropriate Funds for State Government Expenses)

LB657 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 22, 2015 at the request of the Governor. On January 26, 2015, it was referred to the Appropriations Committee. The Appropriations Hearing for this bill took place February 23, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM829 on April 28, 2015.

Appropriations AM829 began pending April 30, 2015. Chambers AM1433 was filed, then withdrawn April 30, 2015. Senator Chambers filed motion MO97 on April 30, 2015 to bracket the bill until June 5, 2015, but withdrew this motion the same day.

Harr AM1481 was both filed and withdrawn on April 30, 2015. Groene AM1469 was both filed and withdrawn on April 30, 2015. Mello AM1484 was both filed and adopted April 30, 2015.

The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on April 30, 2015. This bill was placed on Select File with ER114. Enrollment and Review ER114, Mello AM1508, and Mello AM1566 were filed May 05, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER114 and Mello AM1566 were adopted May 06, 2015, while Mello AM1508 was withdrawn. Sullivan AM1567 was filed and lost May 06, 2015. Scheer FA62 was filed and withdrawn May 06, 2015.

The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on March 06, 2015.

The final reading of the bill took place on May 14, 2015, after which it was passed with the Emergency Clause in the Senate by a vote of 49-0-0, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor.

The bill was approved by the Governor May 20, 2015.

Provisions/portions of LB57, LB82, LB98, LB110, LB154, LB185, LB229, LB233, LB263, LB318, LB332, LB397, LB417, LB418, LB485, LB496, LB506, LB537, and LB584 were amended into LB657 by AM829 on May 29, 2015.

Provisions/portions of LB593 were amended into LB657 by AM829 on June 16, 2015.

LB421 (Eliminate a Learning Community and Provide for Distribution of Assets as Prescribed)

            LB421 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 16, 2015. On January 20, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Education Committee. The Education Hearing for this bill took place February 10, 2015. On April 28, 2015, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
LB782 (Provide for a Medicaid State Plan Amendment Relating to Coverage for Family Planning Services)

LB782 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 07, 2016. On January 08, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place on February 18, 2016.

On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB114 (Redefine Ambulatory Surgical Center and Health Clinic under the Health Care Facility Licensure Act)

LB114 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 09, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place March 08, 2015.

The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. It was made a priority bill on February 16, 2016.

On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB944 (Change Terminology Relating to Parentage and Marital Relationships)

LB944 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 13, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on January 27, 2016.

On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB648 (Provide for Adoption by Two Adult Persons)

 

LB648 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place February 04, 2015.

The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016.

On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB44 (Change Provisions Relating to a Notice of Objection to Adoption)

            LB44 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place January 23, 2015.

The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016.

On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB983 (Change the Definition of Disability under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act)

LB983 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 14, 2016. On January 19, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place on February 08, 2016.

This bill was placed on General File on February 17, 2016.

On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB77 (Require a Medicaid State Plan Amendment for Family Planning Services and State Intent Relating to Appropriations for the Every Woman Matters Program)

            LB77 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 28, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM109 on February 10, 2015.

Health and Human Services AM109 was filed February 10, 2015. Kolterman AM403 was filed February 19, 2015. Health and Human Services AM109 was adopted February 26, 2015. Bolz FA16 was filed and adopted February 26, 2015.

The bill failed to advance to Enrollment and Review Initial on February 26, 2015.

The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016.

On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB50 (Change Provisions Relating to Medicaid Covered Services)

            LB50 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. Senator Scheer filed motion MO5 to withdraw the bill on January 26, 2015. That motion prevailed on January 27, 2015. On January 27, 2015, LB50 was withdrawn.

LB1097 (Change Provisions Relating to Sexual Assault Forensic Testing)

            LB1097 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 20, 2016. On January 22, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on February 18, 2016.

On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB990 (Adopt the Fetal Dignity Protection Act)

                   LB990 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 15, 2016. On January 20, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on March 02, 2016.

It was placed on General File with AM2484 on May 18, 2016.

Judiciary AM2484 was filed on March 18, 2016.
On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB905 (Adopt the Commission on Fathers, Men, and Boys Establishment Act of 2016)

                   LB905 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 12, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place on March 02, 2016.

On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.

LB850 (Adopt the Paid Family Medical Leave Insurance Act)

LB850 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2016. On January 11, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place on February 01, 2016.

It was postponed indefinitely on March 09, 2016.

LB746 (Adopt the Nebraska Strengthening Families Act, Change Provisions for Guardians ad litem and Services for Children, and Create the Normalcy Task Force)

                   LB746 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 21, 2016.

On February 05, 2016, the bill was placed on General File with AM1903. Health and Human Services AM1903 was filed the same day.

On January 22, 2016, Health and Human Services AM1903 was adopted. The bill then advanced to Enrollment and Initial Review. It was placed on Select File with ER169 on February 24, 2016. Enrollment and Review ER169 was filed the same day.

Campbell AM2381 was filed March 03, 2016.

Enrollment and Review ER169 and Campbell AM2381 were both adopted March 07, 2016. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment the same day.

The bill was placed on on Final Reading with ST63 on March 09, 2016.

On April 07, 2016, Senator Hadley filed a motion to suspend rules and vote on final passage without further amendments, motions, or debate.

On April 12, 2016, Hadley’s motion was withdrawn. Dispensing of a readin at large was approved, and the bill passed its Final Reading with Emergency Clause 48-0-1. It was signed by the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Nebraska and presented to the governor.

On April 18, 2016, the bill was approved by the Governor of Nebraska and became law.

LB441 (Change Provisions Relating to the Bridge to Independence Program)

LB441 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 20, 2015. On January 22, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place February 19, 2015. It was placed on General File March 09, 2015.

On May 28, 2015, a motion was filed to suspend rules to indefinitely postpone the bill. That motion prevailed on May 29, 2015, and the bill was indefinitely postponed.

On May 29, 2015, provisions/portions of LB441 were amended into LB243 by AM1045.
LB148 (Provide for Medical Assistance Program Coverage for Certain Youth Formerly in Foster Care)

            LB148 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 09, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 30, 2015.

The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016.

On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.
LB243 (Create a Pilot Project Relating to Family Finding Services and Change the Young Adult Bridge to Independence Act)

LB243 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 14, 2015. On January 15, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place February 19, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM787 on March 11, 2015.

Health and Human Services AM787 was filed March 11, 2015. Bolz AM1045 was filed April 01, 2015. Health and Human Services AM787 began pending April 09, 2015 and was adopted April 10, 2015.

The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on April 13, 2015. This bill was placed on Select File with ER78. Enrollment and Review ER78 was filed April 13, 2015. Bolz AM1217 was filed April 14, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER78, Bolz AM1045, and Bolz AM1217 were adopted April 29, 2015.

The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on April 29, 2015. Bolz AM1622 was filed May 14, 2015.

The bill was returned to Select File for specific amendment May 19, 2016. Bolz AM1622 was adopted May 19, 2016.

The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Reengrossment on May 19, 2015.

The final reading of the bill took place on May 21, 2015, after which it was passed with the Emergency Clause in the Senate by a vote of 39-5-5, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor.

The bill was approved by the Governor May 27, 2015.

Provisions/portions of LB441 were amended into LB243 by AM1045 May 29, 2015.

LB549 (Adopt the Health Care Transformation Act)

            LB549 was introduced in the Nebraska House on January 21, 2015. It was referred to the House Health and Human Services Committee on January 23, 2015. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place on February 20, 2016.

The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. It became a priority bill on February 22, 2016.

LB549 was placed on General File with AM2239 on March 01, 2016. Health and Human Services AM2239 was filed the same day.

On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.

Nebraska 104th Legislature, 1st & 2nd Sessions (2015 – 2016)

Monday, April 25, 2016 Update

LB767 (Prohibit Dismemberment Abortion as Prescribed and Provide for Civil and Criminal Penalties) LB767 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on March 02, 2016. On April 20, 2016, the bill was postponed indefinitely. LB187 (Require the Department of Health and Human Services and Health Care Facilities to Provide Information Regarding Abortion) LB187 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 12, 2015. On January 14, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place March 18, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. On April 06, 2016, Senator Kintner filed MO279 to place the bill on General File. On April 20, 2016, the bill was postponed indefinitely. LB768 (Provide for Choose Life License Plates) LB768 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Transportation and Telecommunications Committee. The Transportation and Telecommunications Hearing for this bill took place on February 09, 2016. It was made a priority bill on February 22, 2016. LB768 was placed on General File with AM2058. Transportation and Telecommunications AM2058 was passed the same day. Senator Garrett filed AM2350 on March 08, 2016. Senator Chambers filed AM2526 on March 10, 2016. Senator Haar filed AM2678, AM2684, AM2685, AM2682, and AM2680 on March 23, 2016. On April 04, 2016, Senator Garrett filed MO257, a motion for unanimous consent to bracket until April 20, 2016, and it was approved. On April 20, 2016, the bill was postponed indefinitely. LB627 (Change Provisions Relating to Pregnancy and Eliminate Subversive Membership Provisions under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act) LB627 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place February 09, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM232 on February 27, 2015. Business and Labor AM232 was adopted March 12, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on March 12, 2015.This bill was placed on Select File with ER50 on May 17, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER50 was filed March 17, 2015. Mello AM1032 was filed March 25, 2015. Schumacher AM1047 was filed March 30, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER50 , Mello AM1032, and Schumacher AM1047 were adopted March 30, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on March 30, 2015. Senator Chambers filed motion MO81 April 02, 2015 to bracket the bill until June 05, 2015. Chambers withdrew that motion on April 07, 2015. The final reading of the bill took place on April 07, 2015, after which it was passed in the Senate by a vote of 45-0-4, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor. The bill was approved by the Governor April 13, 2015. LB943 (Update References with Respect to Husband and Wife) LB943 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 13, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on January 27, 2016. On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely. LB848 (Change Provisions Relating to Courts) LB848 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2016. On January 11, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on March 02, 2016. On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely. LB586 (Prohibit Discrimination Based Upon Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) LB586 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place February 04, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM289 on February 17, 2015. Morfeld AM998 was filed March 23, 2015. Judiciary AM289 began pending on May 14, 2015. Morfeld AM998 was withdrawn May 14, 2015. Campbell AM1644 was filed, began pending, and lost on May 14, 2015. Senator Hanson filed motion MO117 on May 14, 2015 to reconsider the vote taken on AM1644. That motion began pending the same day. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. It was made a priority bill on February 11, 2016. Morfeld AM2639 was filed on March 17, 2016. Hansen MO117 and Morfeld AM2639 were withdrawn March 23, 2016. Coash AM2550 and Krist MO227 (Bracket until April 20, 2016) were filed March 23, 2016. Judiciary AM289 and Coash AM2550 began pending March 23, 2016. Krist MO227 prevailed March 23, 2016. On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely. LB657 (Appropriate Funds for State Government Expenses) LB657 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 22, 2015 at the request of the Governor. On January 26, 2015, it was referred to the Appropriations Committee. The Appropriations Hearing for this bill took place February 23, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM829 on April 28, 2015. Appropriations AM829 began pending April 30, 2015. Chambers AM1433 was filed, then withdrawn April 30, 2015. Senator Chambers filed motion MO97 on April 30, 2015 to bracket the bill until June 5, 2015, but withdrew this motion the same day. Harr AM1481 was both filed and withdrawn on April 30, 2015. Groene AM1469 was both filed and withdrawn on April 30, 2015. Mello AM1484 was both filed and adopted April 30, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on April 30, 2015. This bill was placed on Select File with ER114. Enrollment and Review ER114, Mello AM1508, and Mello AM1566 were filed May 05, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER114 and Mello AM1566 were adopted May 06, 2015, while Mello AM1508 was withdrawn. Sullivan AM1567 was filed and lost May 06, 2015. Scheer FA62 was filed and withdrawn May 06, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on March 06, 2015. The final reading of the bill took place on May 14, 2015, after which it was passed with the Emergency Clause in the Senate by a vote of 49-0-0, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor. The bill was approved by the Governor May 20, 2015. Provisions/portions of LB57, LB82, LB98, LB110, LB154, LB185, LB229, LB233, LB263, LB318, LB332, LB397, LB417, LB418, LB485, LB496, LB506, LB537, and LB584 were amended into LB657 by AM829 on May 29, 2015. Provisions/portions of LB593 were amended into LB657 by AM829 on June 16, 2015. LB421 (Eliminate a Learning Community and Provide for Distribution of Assets as Prescribed)             LB421 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 16, 2015. On January 20, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Education Committee. The Education Hearing for this bill took place February 10, 2015. On April 28, 2015, the bill was postponed indefinitely. LB782 (Provide for a Medicaid State Plan Amendment Relating to Coverage for Family Planning Services) LB782 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 07, 2016. On January 08, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place on February 18, 2016. On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely. LB114 (Redefine Ambulatory Surgical Center and Health Clinic under the Health Care Facility Licensure Act) LB114 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 09, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place March 08, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. It was made a priority bill on February 16, 2016. On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely. LB944 (Change Terminology Relating to Parentage and Marital Relationships) LB944 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 13, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on January 27, 2016. On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely. LB648 (Provide for Adoption by Two Adult Persons)   LB648 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place February 04, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely. LB44 (Change Provisions Relating to a Notice of Objection to Adoption)             LB44 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place January 23, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely. LB983 (Change the Definition of Disability under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act) LB983 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 14, 2016. On January 19, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place on February 08, 2016. This bill was placed on General File on February 17, 2016. On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely. LB77 (Require a Medicaid State Plan Amendment for Family Planning Services and State Intent Relating to Appropriations for the Every Woman Matters Program)             LB77 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 28, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM109 on February 10, 2015. Health and Human Services AM109 was filed February 10, 2015. Kolterman AM403 was filed February 19, 2015. Health and Human Services AM109 was adopted February 26, 2015. Bolz FA16 was filed and adopted February 26, 2015. The bill failed to advance to Enrollment and Review Initial on February 26, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely. LB50 (Change Provisions Relating to Medicaid Covered Services)             LB50 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. Senator Scheer filed motion MO5 to withdraw the bill on January 26, 2015. That motion prevailed on January 27, 2015. On January 27, 2015, LB50 was withdrawn. LB1097 (Change Provisions Relating to Sexual Assault Forensic Testing)             LB1097 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 20, 2016. On January 22, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on February 18, 2016. On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely. LB990 (Adopt the Fetal Dignity Protection Act)                    LB990 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 15, 2016. On January 20, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on March 02, 2016. It was placed on General File with AM2484 on May 18, 2016. Judiciary AM2484 was filed on March 18, 2016. On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely. LB905 (Adopt the Commission on Fathers, Men, and Boys Establishment Act of 2016)                    LB905 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 12, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place on March 02, 2016. On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely. LB850 (Adopt the Paid Family Medical Leave Insurance Act) LB850 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2016. On January 11, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place on February 01, 2016. It was postponed indefinitely on March 09, 2016. LB746 (Adopt the Nebraska Strengthening Families Act, Change Provisions for Guardians ad litem and Services for Children, and Create the Normalcy Task Force)                    LB746 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 21, 2016. On February 05, 2016, the bill was placed on General File with AM1903. Health and Human Services AM1903 was filed the same day. On January 22, 2016, Health and Human Services AM1903 was adopted. The bill then advanced to Enrollment and Initial Review. It was placed on Select File with ER169 on February 24, 2016. Enrollment and Review ER169 was filed the same day. Campbell AM2381 was filed March 03, 2016. Enrollment and Review ER169 and Campbell AM2381 were both adopted March 07, 2016. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment the same day. The bill was placed on on Final Reading with ST63 on March 09, 2016. On April 07, 2016, Senator Hadley filed a motion to suspend rules and vote on final passage without further amendments, motions, or debate. On April 12, 2016, Hadley’s motion was withdrawn. Dispensing of a readin at large was approved, and the bill passed its Final Reading with Emergency Clause 48-0-1. It was signed by the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Nebraska and presented to the governor. On April 18, 2016, the bill was approved by the Governor of Nebraska and became law. LB441 (Change Provisions Relating to the Bridge to Independence Program) LB441 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 20, 2015. On January 22, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place February 19, 2015. It was placed on General File March 09, 2015. On May 28, 2015, a motion was filed to suspend rules to indefinitely postpone the bill. That motion prevailed on May 29, 2015, and the bill was indefinitely postponed. On May 29, 2015, provisions/portions of LB441 were amended into LB243 by AM1045. LB148 (Provide for Medical Assistance Program Coverage for Certain Youth Formerly in Foster Care)             LB148 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 09, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 30, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely. LB243 (Create a Pilot Project Relating to Family Finding Services and Change the Young Adult Bridge to Independence Act) LB243 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 14, 2015. On January 15, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place February 19, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM787 on March 11, 2015. Health and Human Services AM787 was filed March 11, 2015. Bolz AM1045 was filed April 01, 2015. Health and Human Services AM787 began pending April 09, 2015 and was adopted April 10, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on April 13, 2015. This bill was placed on Select File with ER78. Enrollment and Review ER78 was filed April 13, 2015. Bolz AM1217 was filed April 14, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER78, Bolz AM1045, and Bolz AM1217 were adopted April 29, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on April 29, 2015. Bolz AM1622 was filed May 14, 2015. The bill was returned to Select File for specific amendment May 19, 2016. Bolz AM1622 was adopted May 19, 2016. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Reengrossment on May 19, 2015. The final reading of the bill took place on May 21, 2015, after which it was passed with the Emergency Clause in the Senate by a vote of 39-5-5, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor. The bill was approved by the Governor May 27, 2015. Provisions/portions of LB441 were amended into LB243 by AM1045 May 29, 2015. LB549 (Adopt the Health Care Transformation Act)             LB549 was introduced in the Nebraska House on January 21, 2015. It was referred to the House Health and Human Services Committee on January 23, 2015. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place on February 20, 2016. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. It became a priority bill on February 22, 2016. LB549 was placed on General File with AM2239 on March 01, 2016. Health and Human Services AM2239was filed the same day. On April 20, 2016, this bill was postponed indefinitely.

Nebraska 104th Legislature, 1st & 2nd Sessions (2015 – 2016)

Monday, April 18, 2016 Update

LB767 (Prohibit Dismemberment Abortion as Prescribed and Provide for Civil and Criminal Penalties) LB767 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on March 02, 2016. LB187 (Require the Department of Health and Human Services and Health Care Facilities to Provide Information Regarding Abortion) LB187 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 12, 2015. On January 14, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place March 18, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. On April 06, 2016, Senator Kintner filed MO279 to place the bill on General File. LB768 (Provide for Choose Life License Plates) LB768 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Transportation and Telecommunications Committee. The Transportation and Telecommunications Hearing for this bill took place on February 09, 2016. It was made a priority bill on February 22, 2016. LB768 was placed on General File with AM2058. Transportation and Telecommunications AM2058 was passed the same day. Senator Garrett filed AM2350 on March 08, 2016. Senator Chambers filed AM2526 on March 10, 2016. Senator Haar filed AM2678, AM2684, AM2685, AM2682, and AM2680 on March 23, 2016. On April 04, 2016, Senator Garrett filed MO257, a motion for unanimous consent to bracket until April 20, 2016, and it was approved. LB627 (Change Provisions Relating to Pregnancy and Eliminate Subversive Membership Provisions under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act) LB627 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place February 09, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM232 on February 27, 2015. Business and Labor AM232 was adopted March 12, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on March 12, 2015.This bill was placed on Select File with ER50 on May 17, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER50 was filed March 17, 2015. Mello AM1032 was filed March 25, 2015. Schumacher AM1047 was filed March 30, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER50 , Mello AM1032, and Schumacher AM1047 were adopted March 30, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on March 30, 2015. Senator Chambers filed motion MO81 April 02, 2015 to bracket the bill until June 05, 2015. Chambers withdrew that motion on April 07, 2015. The final reading of the bill took place on April 07, 2015, after which it was passed in the Senate by a vote of 45-0-4, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor. The bill was approved by the Governor April 13, 2015. LB943 (Update References with Respect to Husband and Wife) LB943 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 13, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on January 27, 2016. LB848 (Change Provisions Relating to Courts) LB848 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2016. On January 11, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on March 02, 2016. LB586 (Prohibit Discrimination Based Upon Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) LB586 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place February 04, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM289 on February 17, 2015. Morfeld AM998 was filed March 23, 2015. Judiciary AM289 began pending on May 14, 2015. Morfeld AM998 was withdrawn May 14, 2015. Campbell AM1644 was filed, began pending, and lost on May 14, 2015. Senator Hanson filed motion MO117 on May 14, 2015 to reconsider the vote taken on AM1644. That motion began pending the same day. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. It was made a priority bill on February 11, 2016. Morfeld AM2639 was filed on March 17, 2016. Hansen MO117 and Morfeld AM2639 were withdrawn March 23, 2016. Coash AM2550 and Krist MO227 (Bracket until April 20, 2016) were filed March 23, 2016. Judiciary AM289 and Coash AM2550 began pending March 23, 2016. Krist MO227 prevailed March 23, 2016. LB657 (Appropriate Funds for State Government Expenses) LB657 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 22, 2015 at the request of the Governor. On January 26, 2015, it was referred to the Appropriations Committee. The Appropriations Hearing for this bill took place February 23, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM829 on April 28, 2015. Appropriations AM829 began pending April 30, 2015. Chambers AM1433 was filed, then withdrawn April 30, 2015. Senator Chambers filed motion MO97 on April 30, 2015 to bracket the bill until June 5, 2015, but withdrew this motion the same day. Harr AM1481 was both filed and withdrawn on April 30, 2015. Groene AM1469 was both filed and withdrawn on April 30, 2015. Mello AM1484 was both filed and adopted April 30, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on April 30, 2015. This bill was placed on Select File with ER114. Enrollment and Review ER114, Mello AM1508, and Mello AM1566 were filed May 05, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER114 and Mello AM1566 were adopted May 06, 2015, while Mello AM1508 was withdrawn. Sullivan AM1567 was filed and lost May 06, 2015. Scheer FA62 was filed and withdrawn May 06, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on March 06, 2015. The final reading of the bill took place on May 14, 2015, after which it was passed with the Emergency Clause in the Senate by a vote of 49-0-0, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor. The bill was approved by the Governor May 20, 2015. Provisions/portions of LB57, LB82, LB98, LB110, LB154, LB185, LB229, LB233, LB263, LB318, LB332, LB397, LB417, LB418, LB485, LB496, LB506, LB537, and LB584 were amended into LB657 by AM829 on May 29, 2015. Provisions/portions of LB593 were amended into LB657 by AM829 on June 16, 2015. LB421 (Eliminate a Learning Community and Provide for Distribution of Assets as Prescribed)             LB421 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 16, 2015. On January 20, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Education Committee. The Education Hearing for this bill took place February 10, 2015. On April 28, 2015, the bill was postponed indefinitely. LB782 (Provide for a Medicaid State Plan Amendment Relating to Coverage for Family Planning Services) LB782 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 07, 2016. On January 08, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place on February 18, 2016. LB114 (Redefine Ambulatory Surgical Center and Health Clinic under the Health Care Facility Licensure Act) LB114 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 09, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place March 08, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. It was made a priority bill on February 16, 2016. LB944 (Change Terminology Relating to Parentage and Marital Relationships) LB944 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 13, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on January 27, 2016. LB648 (Provide for Adoption by Two Adult Persons)   LB648 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place February 04, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB44 (Change Provisions Relating to a Notice of Objection to Adoption)             LB44 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place January 23, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB983 (Change the Definition of Disability under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act) LB983 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 14, 2016. On January 19, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place on February 08, 2016. This bill was placed on General File on February 17, 2016. LB77 (Require a Medicaid State Plan Amendment for Family Planning Services and State Intent Relating to Appropriations for the Every Woman Matters Program) LB77 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 28, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM109 on February 10, 2015. Health and Human Services AM109 was filed February 10, 2015. Kolterman AM403 was filed February 19, 2015. Health and Human Services AM109 was adopted February 26, 2015. Bolz FA16 was filed and adopted February 26, 2015. The bill failed to advance to Enrollment and Review Initial on February 26, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB50 (Change Provisions Relating to Medicaid Covered Services)             LB50 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. Senator Scheer filed motion MO5 to withdraw the bill on January 26, 2015. That motion prevailed on January 27, 2015. On January 27, 2015, LB50 was withdrawn. LB1097 (Change Provisions Relating to Sexual Assault Forensic Testing)             LB1097 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 20, 2016. On January 22, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on February 18, 2016. LB990 (Adopt the Fetal Dignity Protection Act)                    LB990 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 15, 2016. On January 20, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on March 02, 2016. It was placed on General File with AM2484 on May 18, 2016. Judiciary AM2484 was filed on March 18, 2016. LB905 (Adopt the Commission on Fathers, Men, and Boys Establishment Act of 2016)                    LB905 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 12, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place on March 02, 2016. LB850 (Adopt the Paid Family Medical Leave Insurance Act) LB850 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2016. On January 11, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place on February 01, 2016. It was postponed indefinitely on March 09, 2016. LB746 (Adopt the Nebraska Strengthening Families Act, Change Provisions for Guardians ad litem and Services for Children, and Create the Normalcy Task Force)                    LB746 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 21, 2016. On February 05, 2016, the bill was placed on General File with AM1903. Health and Human Services AM1903 was filed the same day. On January 22, 2016, Health and Human Services AM1903 was adopted. The bill then advanced to Enrollment and Initial Review. It was placed on Select File with ER169 on February 24, 2016. Enrollment and Review ER169 was filed the same day. Campbell AM2381 was filed March 03, 2016. Enrollment and Review ER169 and Campbell AM2381 were both adopted March 07, 2016. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment the same day. The bill was placed on on Final Reading with ST63 on March 09, 2016. On April 07, 2016, Senator Hadley filed a motion to suspend rules and vote on final passage without further amendments, motions, or debate. On April 12, 2016, Hadley’s motion was withdrawn. Dispensing of a readin at large was approved, and the bill passed its Final Reading with Emergency Clause 48-0-1. It was signed by the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Nebraska and presented to the governor. On April 18, 2016, the bill was approved by the Governor of Nebraska and became law. LB441 (Change Provisions Relating to the Bridge to Independence Program) LB441 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 20, 2015. On January 22, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place February 19, 2015. It was placed on General File March 09, 2015. On May 28, 2015, a motion was filed to suspend rules to indefinitely postpone the bill. That motion prevailed on May 29, 2015, and the bill was indefinitely postponed. On May 29, 2015, provisions/portions of LB441 were amended into LB243 by AM1045. LB148 (Provide for Medical Assistance Program Coverage for Certain Youth Formerly in Foster Care)             LB148 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 09, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 30, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB243 (Create a Pilot Project Relating to Family Finding Services and Change the Young Adult Bridge to Independence Act) LB243 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 14, 2015. On January 15, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place February 19, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM787 on March 11, 2015. Health and Human Services AM787 was filed March 11, 2015. Bolz AM1045 was filed April 01, 2015. Health and Human Services AM787 began pending April 09, 2015 and was adopted April 10, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on April 13, 2015. This bill was placed on Select File with ER78. Enrollment and Review ER78 was filed April 13, 2015. Bolz AM1217 was filed April 14, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER78, Bolz AM1045, and Bolz AM1217 were adopted April 29, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on April 29, 2015. Bolz AM1622 was filed May 14, 2015. The bill was returned to Select File for specific amendment May 19, 2016. Bolz AM1622 was adopted May 19, 2016. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Reengrossment on May 19, 2015. The final reading of the bill took place on May 21, 2015, after which it was passed with the Emergency Clause in the Senate by a vote of 39-5-5, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor. The bill was approved by the Governor May 27, 2015. Provisions/portions of LB441 were amended into LB243 by AM1045 May 29, 2015. LB549 (Adopt the Health Care Transformation Act)             LB549 was introduced in the Nebraska House on January 21, 2015. It was referred to the House Health and Human Services Committee on January 23, 2015. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place on February 20, 2016. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. It became a priority bill on February 22, 2016. LB549 was placed on General File with AM2239 on March 01, 2016. Health and Human Services AM2239was filed the same day.

Nebraska 104th Legislature, 1st & 2nd Sessions (2015 – 2016)

Monday, April 04, 2016 Update

LB767 (Prohibit Dismemberment Abortion as Prescribed and Provide for Civil and Criminal Penalties) LB767 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on March 02, 2016. LB187 (Require the Department of Health and Human Services and Health Care Facilities to Provide Information Regarding Abortion) LB187 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 12, 2015. On January 14, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place March 18, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB768 (Provide for Choose Life License Plates) LB768 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Transportation and Telecommunications Committee. The Transportation and Telecommunications Hearing for this bill took place on February 09, 2016. It was made a priority bill on February 22, 2016. LB768 was placed on General File with AM2058. Transportation and Telecommunications AM2058 was passed the same day. Senator Garrett filed AM2350 on March 08, 2016. Senator Chambers filed AM2526 on March 10, 2016. Senator Haar filed AM2678, AM2684, AM2685, AM2682, and AM2680 on March 23, 2016. On April 04, 2016, Senator Garrett filed MO257, a motion for unanimous consent to bracket until April 20, 2016, and it was approved. LB627 (Change Provisions Relating to Pregnancy and Eliminate Subversive Membership Provisions under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act) LB627 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place February 09, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM232 on February 27, 2015. Business and Labor AM232 was adopted March 12, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on March 12, 2015.This bill was placed on Select File with ER50 on May 17, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER50 was filed March 17, 2015. Mello AM1032 was filed March 25, 2015. Schumacher AM1047 was filed March 30, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER50 , Mello AM1032, and Schumacher AM1047 were adopted March 30, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on March 30, 2015. Senator Chambers filed motion MO81 April 02, 2015 to bracket the bill until June 05, 2015. Chambers withdrew that motion on April 07, 2015. The final reading of the bill took place on April 07, 2015, after which it was passed in the Senate by a vote of 45-0-4, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor. The bill was approved by the Governor April 13, 2015. LB943 (Update References with Respect to Husband and Wife) LB943 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 13, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on January 27, 2016. LB848 (Change Provisions Relating to Courts) LB848 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2016. On January 11, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on March 02, 2016. LB586 (Prohibit Discrimination Based Upon Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) LB586 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place February 04, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM289 on February 17, 2015. Morfeld AM998 was filed March 23, 2015. Judiciary AM289 began pending on May 14, 2015. Morfeld AM998 was withdrawn May 14, 2015. Campbell AM1644 was filed, began pending, and lost on May 14, 2015. Senator Hanson filed motion MO117 on May 14, 2015 to reconsider the vote taken on AM1644. That motion began pending the same day. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. It was made a priority bill on February 11, 2016. Morfeld AM2639 was filed on March 17, 2016. Hansen MO117 and Morfeld AM2639 were withdrawn March 23, 2016. Coash AM2550 and Krist MO227 (Bracket until April 20, 2016) were filed March 23, 2016. Judiciary AM289 and Coash AM2550 began pending March 23, 2016. Krist MO227 prevailed March 23, 2016. LB657 (Appropriate Funds for State Government Expenses) LB657 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 22, 2015 at the request of the Governor. On January 26, 2015, it was referred to the Appropriations Committee. The Appropriations Hearing for this bill took place February 23, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM829 on April 28, 2015. Appropriations AM829 began pending April 30, 2015. Chambers AM1433 was filed, then withdrawn April 30, 2015. Senator Chambers filed motion MO97 on April 30, 2015 to bracket the bill until June 5, 2015, but withdrew this motion the same day. Harr AM1481 was both filed and withdrawn on April 30, 2015. Groene AM1469 was both filed and withdrawn on April 30, 2015. Mello AM1484 was both filed and adopted April 30, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on April 30, 2015. This bill was placed on Select File with ER114. Enrollment and Review ER114, Mello AM1508, and Mello AM1566 were filed May 05, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER114 and Mello AM1566 were adopted May 06, 2015, while Mello AM1508 was withdrawn. Sullivan AM1567 was filed and lost May 06, 2015. Scheer FA62 was filed and withdrawn May 06, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on March 06, 2015. The final reading of the bill took place on May 14, 2015, after which it was passed with the Emergency Clause in the Senate by a vote of 49-0-0, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor. The bill was approved by the Governor May 20, 2015. Provisions/portions of LB57, LB82, LB98, LB110, LB154, LB185, LB229, LB233, LB263, LB318, LB332, LB397, LB417, LB418, LB485, LB496, LB506, LB537, and LB584 were amended into LB657 by AM829 on May 29, 2015. Provisions/portions of LB593 were amended into LB657 by AM829 on June 16, 2015. LB421 (Eliminate a Learning Community and Provide for Distribution of Assets as Prescribed)             LB421 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 16, 2015. On January 20, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Education Committee. The Education Hearing for this bill took place February 10, 2015. On April 28, 2015, the bill was postponed indefinitely. LB782 (Provide for a Medicaid State Plan Amendment Relating to Coverage for Family Planning Services) LB782 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 07, 2016. On January 08, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place on February 18, 2016. LB114 (Redefine Ambulatory Surgical Center and Health Clinic under the Health Care Facility Licensure Act) LB114 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 09, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place March 08, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. It was made a priority bill on February 16, 2016. LB944 (Change Terminology Relating to Parentage and Marital Relationships) LB944 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 13, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on January 27, 2016. LB648 (Provide for Adoption by Two Adult Persons)   LB648 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place February 04, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB44 (Change Provisions Relating to a Notice of Objection to Adoption)             LB44 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place January 23, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB983 (Change the Definition of Disability under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act) LB983 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 14, 2016. On January 19, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place on February 08, 2016. This bill was placed on general file on February 17, 2016. LB77 (Require a Medicaid State Plan Amendment for Family Planning Services and State Intent Relating to Appropriations for the Every Woman Matters Program)             LB77 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 28, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM109 on February 10, 2015. Health and Human Services AM109 was filed February 10, 2015. Kolterman AM403 was filed February 19, 2015. Health and Human Services AM109 was adopted February 26, 2015. Bolz FA16 was filed and adopted February 26, 2015. The bill failed to advance to Enrollment and Review Initial on February 26, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB50 (Change Provisions Relating to Medicaid Covered Services)             LB50 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. Senator Scheer filed motion MO5 to withdraw the bill on January 26, 2015. That motion prevailed on January 27, 2015. On January 27, 2015, LB50 was withdrawn. LB1097 (Change Provisions Relating to Sexual Assault Forensic Testing)             LB1097 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 20, 2016. On January 22, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on February 18, 2016. LB990 (Adopt the Fetal Dignity Protection Act)                    LB990 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 15, 2016. On January 20, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on March 02, 2016. It was placed on General File with AM2484 on May 18, 2016. Judiciary AM2484 was filed on March 18, 2016. LB905 (Adopt the Commission on Fathers, Men, and Boys Establishment Act of 2016)                    LB905 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 12, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place on March 02, 2016. LB850 (Adopt the Paid Family Medical Leave Insurance Act) LB850 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2016. On January 11, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place on February 01, 2016. It was postponed indefinitely on March 09, 2016. LB746 (Adopt the Nebraska Strengthening Families Act, Change Provisions for Guardians ad litem and Services for Children, and Create the Normalcy Task Force)                    LB746 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 21, 2016. On February 05, 2016, the bill was placed on General File with AM1903. Health and Human Services AM1903 was filed the same day. On January 22, 2016, Health and Human Services AM1903 was adopted. The bill then advanced to Enrollment and Initial Review. It was placed on Select File with ER169 on February 24, 2016. Enrollment and Review ER169 was filed the same day. Campbell AM2381 was filed March 03, 2016. Enrollment and Review ER169 and Campbell AM2381 were both adopted March 07, 2016. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment the same day. The bill was placed on on Final Reading with ST63 on March 09, 2016. LB441 (Change Provisions Relating to the Bridge to Independence Program) LB441 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 20, 2015. On January 22, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place February 19, 2015. It was placed on General File March 09, 2015. On May 28, 2015, a motion was filed to suspend rules to indefinitely postpone the bill. That motion prevailed on May 29, 2015, and the bill was indefinitely postponed. On May 29, 2015, provisions/portions of LB441 were amended into LB243 by AM1045. LB148 (Provide for Medical Assistance Program Coverage for Certain Youth Formerly in Foster Care)             LB148 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 09, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 30, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB243 (Create a Pilot Project Relating to Family Finding Services and Change the Young Adult Bridge to Independence Act) LB243 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 14, 2015. On January 15, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place February 19, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM787 on March 11, 2015. Health and Human Services AM787 was filed March 11, 2015. Bolz AM1045 was filed April 01, 2015. Health and Human Services AM787 began pending April 09, 2015 and was adopted April 10, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on April 13, 2015. This bill was placed on Select File with ER78. Enrollment and Review ER78 was filed April 13, 2015. Bolz AM1217 was filed April 14, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER78, Bolz AM1045, and Bolz AM1217 were adopted April 29, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on April 29, 2015. Bolz AM1622 was filed May 14, 2015. The bill was returned to Select File for specific amendment May 19, 2016. Bolz AM1622 was adopted May 19, 2016. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Reengrossment on May 19, 2015. The final reading of the bill took place on May 21, 2015, after which it was passed with the Emergency Clause in the Senate by a vote of 39-5-5, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor. The bill was approved by the Governor May 27, 2015. Provisions/portions of LB441 were amended into LB243 by AM1045 May 29, 2015. LB549 (Adopt the Health Care Transformation Act)             LB549 was introduced in the Nebraska House on January 21, 2015. It was referred to the House Health and Human Services Committee on January 23, 2015. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place on February 20, 2016. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. It became a priority bill on February 22, 2016. LB549 was placed on General File with AM2239 on March 01, 2016. Health and Human Services AM2239was filed the same day.

Nebraska 104th Legislature, 1st & 2nd Sessions (2015 – 2016)

Monday, March 28, 2016 Update 

LB767 (Prohibit Dismemberment Abortion as Prescribed and Provide for Civil and Criminal Penalties) LB767 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on March 02, 2016. LB187 (Require the Department of Health and Human Services and Health Care Facilities to Provide Information Regarding Abortion) LB187 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 12, 2015. On January 14, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place March 18, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB768 (Provide for Choose Life License Plates) LB768 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Transportation and Telecommunications Committee. The Transportation and Telecommunications Hearing for this bill took place on February 09, 2016. It was made a priority bill on February 22, 2016. LB768 was placed on General File with AM2058. Transportation and Telecommunications AM2058 was passed the same day. Senator Garrett filed AM2350 on March 08, 2016. Senator Chambers filed AM2526 on March 10, 2016. Senator Haar filed AM2678, AM2684, AM2685, AM2682, and AM2680 on March 23, 2016. LB627 (Change Provisions Relating to Pregnancy and Eliminate Subversive Membership Provisions under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act) LB627 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place February 09, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM232 on February 27, 2015. Business and Labor AM232 was adopted March 12, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on March 12, 2015.This bill was placed on Select File with ER50 on May 17, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER50 was filed March 17, 2015. Mello AM1032 was filed March 25, 2015. Schumacher AM1047 was filed March 30, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER50 , Mello AM1032, and Schumacher AM1047 were adopted March 30, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on March 30, 2015. Senator Chambers filed motion MO81 April 02, 2015 to bracket the bill until June 05, 2015. Chambers withdrew that motion on April 07, 2015. The final reading of the bill took place on April 07, 2015, after which it was passed in the Senate by a vote of 45-0-4, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor. The bill was approved by the Governor April 13, 2015. LB943 (Update References with Respect to Husband and Wife) LB943 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 13, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on January 27, 2016. LB848 (Change Provisions Relating to Courts) LB848 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2016. On January 11, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on March 02, 2016. LB586 (Prohibit Discrimination Based Upon Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) LB586 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place February 04, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM289 on February 17, 2015. Morfeld AM998 was filed March 23, 2015. Judiciary AM289 began pending on May 14, 2015. Morfeld AM998 was withdrawn May 14, 2015. Campbell AM1644 was filed, began pending, and lost on May 14, 2015. Senator Hanson filed motion MO117 on May 14, 2015 to reconsider the vote taken on AM1644. That motion began pending the same day. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. It was made a priority bill on February 11, 2016. Morfeld AM2639 was filed on March 17, 2016. Hansen MO117 and Morfeld AM2639 were withdrawn March 23, 2016. Coash AM2550 and Krist MO227 (Bracket until April 20, 2016) were filed March 23, 2016. Judiciary AM289 and Coash AM2550 began pending March 23, 2016. Krist MO227 prevailed March 23, 2016. LB657 (Appropriate Funds for State Government Expenses) LB657 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 22, 2015 at the request of the Governor. On January 26, 2015, it was referred to the Appropriations Committee. The Appropriations Hearing for this bill took place February 23, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM829 on April 28, 2015. Appropriations AM829 began pending April 30, 2015. Chambers AM1433 was filed, then withdrawn April 30, 2015. Senator Chambers filed motion MO97 on April 30, 2015 to bracket the bill until June 5, 2015, but withdrew this motion the same day. Harr AM1481 was both filed and withdrawn on April 30, 2015. Groene AM1469 was both filed and withdrawn on April 30, 2015. Mello AM1484 was both filed and adopted April 30, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on April 30, 2015. This bill was placed on Select File with ER114. Enrollment and Review ER114, Mello AM1508, and Mello AM1566 were filed May 05, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER114 and Mello AM1566 were adopted May 06, 2015, while Mello AM1508 was withdrawn. Sullivan AM1567 was filed and lost May 06, 2015. Scheer FA62 was filed and withdrawn May 06, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on March 06, 2015. The final reading of the bill took place on May 14, 2015, after which it was passed with the Emergency Clause in the Senate by a vote of 49-0-0, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor. The bill was approved by the Governor May 20, 2015. Provisions/portions of LB57, LB82, LB98, LB110, LB154, LB185, LB229, LB233, LB263, LB318, LB332, LB397, LB417, LB418, LB485, LB496, LB506, LB537, and LB584 were amended into LB657 by AM829 on May 29, 2015. Provisions/portions of LB593 were amended into LB657 by AM829 on June 16, 2015. LB421 (Eliminate a Learning Community and Provide for Distribution of Assets as Prescribed)             LB421 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 16, 2015. On January 20, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Education Committee. The Education Hearing for this bill took place February 10, 2015. On April 28, 2015, the bill was postponed indefinitely. LB782 (Provide for a Medicaid State Plan Amendment Relating to Coverage for Family Planning Services) LB782 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 07, 2016. On January 08, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place on February 18, 2016. LB114 (Redefine Ambulatory Surgical Center and Health Clinic under the Health Care Facility Licensure Act) LB114 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 09, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place March 08, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. It was made a priority bill on February 16, 2016. LB944 (Change Terminology Relating to Parentage and Marital Relationships) LB944 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 13, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on January 27, 2016. LB648 (Provide for Adoption by Two Adult Persons)   LB648 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place February 04, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB44 (Change Provisions Relating to a Notice of Objection to Adoption)             LB44 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place January 23, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB983 (Change the Definition of Disability under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act) LB983 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 14, 2016. On January 19, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place on February 08, 2016. This bill was placed on general file on February 17, 2016. LB77 (Require a Medicaid State Plan Amendment for Family Planning Services and State Intent Relating to Appropriations for the Every Woman Matters Program)             LB77 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 28, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM109 on February 10, 2015. Health and Human Services AM109 was filed February 10, 2015. Kolterman AM403 was filed February 19, 2015. Health and Human Services AM109 was adopted February 26, 2015. Bolz FA16 was filed and adopted February 26, 2015. The bill failed to advance to Enrollment and Review Initial on February 26, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB50 (Change Provisions Relating to Medicaid Covered Services)             LB50 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. Senator Scheer filed motion MO5 to withdraw the bill on January 26, 2015. That motion prevailed on January 27, 2015. On January 27, 2015, LB50 was withdrawn. LB1097 (Change Provisions Relating to Sexual Assault Forensic Testing)             LB1097 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 20, 2016. On January 22, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on February 18, 2016. LB990 (Adopt the Fetal Dignity Protection Act)                    LB990 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 15, 2016. On January 20, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on March 02, 2016. It was placed on General File with AM2484 on May 18, 2016. Judiciary AM2484 was filed on March 18, 2016. LB905 (Adopt the Commission on Fathers, Men, and Boys Establishment Act of 2016)                    LB905 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 12, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place on March 02, 2016. LB850 (Adopt the Paid Family Medical Leave Insurance Act) LB850 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2016. On January 11, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place on February 01, 2016. It was postponed indefinitely on March 09, 2016. LB746 (Adopt the Nebraska Strengthening Families Act, Change Provisions for Guardians ad litem and Services for Children, and Create the Normalcy Task Force)                    LB746 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 21, 2016. On February 05, 2016, the bill was placed on General File with AM1903. Health and Human Services AM1903 was filed the same day. On January 22, 2016, Health and Human Services AM1903 was adopted. The bill then advanced to Enrollment and Initial Review. It was placed on Select File with ER169 on February 24, 2016. Enrollment and Review ER169 was filed the same day. Campbell AM2381 was filed March 03, 2016. Enrollment and Review ER169 and Campbell AM2381 were both adopted March 07, 2016. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment the same day. The bill was placed on on Final Reading with ST63 on March 09, 2016. LB441 (Change Provisions Relating to the Bridge to Independence Program) LB441 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 20, 2015. On January 22, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place February 19, 2015. It was placed on General File March 09, 2015. On May 28, 2015, a motion was filed to suspend rules to indefinitely postpone the bill. That motion prevailed on May 29, 2015, and the bill was indefinitely postponed. On May 29, 2015, provisions/portions of LB441 were amended into LB243 by AM1045. LB148 (Provide for Medical Assistance Program Coverage for Certain Youth Formerly in Foster Care)             LB148 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 09, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 30, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB243 (Create a Pilot Project Relating to Family Finding Services and Change the Young Adult Bridge to Independence Act) LB243 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 14, 2015. On January 15, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place February 19, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM787 on March 11, 2015. Health and Human Services AM787 was filed March 11, 2015. Bolz AM1045 was filed April 01, 2015. Health and Human Services AM787 began pending April 09, 2015 and was adopted April 10, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on April 13, 2015. This bill was placed on Select File with ER78. Enrollment and Review ER78 was filed April 13, 2015. Bolz AM1217 was filed April 14, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER78, Bolz AM1045, and Bolz AM1217 were adopted April 29, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on April 29, 2015. Bolz AM1622 was filed May 14, 2015. The bill was returned to Select File for specific amendment May 19, 2016. Bolz AM1622 was adopted May 19, 2016. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Reengrossment on May 19, 2015. The final reading of the bill took place on May 21, 2015, after which it was passed with the Emergency Clause in the Senate by a vote of 39-5-5, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor. The bill was approved by the Governor May 27, 2015. Provisions/portions of LB441 were amended into LB243 by AM1045 May 29, 2015. LB549 (Adopt the Health Care Transformation Act)             LB549 was introduced in the Nebraska House on January 21, 2015. It was referred to the House Health and Human Services Committee on January 23, 2015. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place on February 20, 2016. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. It became a priority bill on February 22, 2016. LB549 was placed on General File with AM2239 on March 01, 2016. Health and Human Services AM2239was filed the same day.

Nebraska 104th Legislature, 1st & 2nd Sessions (2015 – 2016)

Monday, March 21, 2016 Update

 

LB767 (Prohibit Dismemberment Abortion as Prescribed and Provide for Civil and Criminal Penalties) LB767 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on March 02, 2016. LB187 (Require the Department of Health and Human Services and Health Care Facilities to Provide Information Regarding Abortion) LB187 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 12, 2015. On January 14, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place March 18, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB768 (Provide for Choose Life License Plates) LB768 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Transportation and Telecommunications Committee. The Transportation and Telecommunications Hearing for this bill took place on February 09, 2016. It was made a priority bill on February 22, 2016. LB768 was placed on General File with AM2058. Transportation and Telecommunications AM2058 was passed the same day. Senator Garrett filed AM2350 on March 08, 2016. Senator Chambers filed AM2526 on March 10, 2016. LB627 (Change Provisions Relating to Pregnancy and Eliminate Subversive Membership Provisions under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act) LB627 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place February 09, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM232 on February 27, 2015. Business and Labor AM232 was adopted March 12, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on March 12, 2015.This bill was placed on Select File with ER50 on May 17, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER50 was filed March 17, 2015. Mello AM1032 was filed March 25, 2015. Schumacher AM1047 was filed March 30, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER50 , Mello AM1032, and Schumacher AM1047 were adopted March 30, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on March 30, 2015. Senator Chambers filed motion MO81 April 02, 2015 to bracket the bill until June 05, 2015. Chambers withdrew that motion on April 07, 2015. The final reading of the bill took place on April 07, 2015, after which it was passed in the Senate by a vote of 45-0-4, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor. The bill was approved by the Governor April 13, 2015. LB943 (Update References with Respect to Husband and Wife) LB943 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 13, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on January 27, 2016. LB848 (Change Provisions Relating to Courts) LB848 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2016. On January 11, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on March 02, 2016. LB586 (Prohibit Discrimination Based Upon Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) LB586 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place February 04, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM289 on February 17, 2015. Morfeld AM998 was filed March 23, 2015. Judiciary AM289 began pending on May 14, 2015. Morfeld AM998 was withdrawn May 14, 2015. Campbell AM1644 was filed, began pending, and lost on May 14, 2015. Senator Hanson filed motion MO117 on May 14, 2015 to reconsider the vote taken on AM1644. That motion began pending the same day. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. It was made a priority bill on February 11, 2016. Morfeld AM2639 was filed on March 17, 2016. LB657 (Appropriate Funds for State Government Expenses) LB657 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 22, 2015 at the request of the Governor. On January 26, 2015, it was referred to the Appropriations Committee. The Appropriations Hearing for this bill took place February 23, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM829 on April 28, 2015. Appropriations AM829 began pending April 30, 2015. Chambers AM1433 was filed, then withdrawn April 30, 2015. Senator Chambers filed motion MO97 on April 30, 2015 to bracket the bill until June 5, 2015, but withdrew this motion the same day. Harr AM1481 was both filed and withdrawn on April 30, 2015. Groene AM1469 was both filed and withdrawn on April 30, 2015. Mello AM1484 was both filed and adopted April 30, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on April 30, 2015. This bill was placed on Select File with ER114. Enrollment and Review ER114, Mello AM1508, and Mello AM1566 were filed May 05, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER114 and Mello AM1566 were adopted May 06, 2015, while Mello AM1508 was withdrawn. Sullivan AM1567 was filed and lost May 06, 2015. Scheer FA62 was filed and withdrawn May 06, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on March 06, 2015. The final reading of the bill took place on May 14, 2015, after which it was passed with the Emergency Clause in the Senate by a vote of 49-0-0, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor. The bill was approved by the Governor May 20, 2015. Provisions/portions of LB57, LB82, LB98, LB110, LB154, LB185, LB229, LB233, LB263, LB318, LB332, LB397, LB417, LB418, LB485, LB496, LB506, LB537, and LB584 were amended into LB657 by AM829 on May 29, 2015. Provisions/portions of LB593 were amended into LB657 by AM829 on June 16, 2015. LB421 (Eliminate a Learning Community and Provide for Distribution of Assets as Prescribed)             LB421 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 16, 2015. On January 20, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Education Committee. The Education Hearing for this bill took place February 10, 2015. On April 28, 2015, the bill was postponed indefinitely. LB782 (Provide for a Medicaid State Plan Amendment Relating to Coverage for Family Planning Services) LB782 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 07, 2016. On January 08, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place on February 18, 2016. LB114 (Redefine Ambulatory Surgical Center and Health Clinic under the Health Care Facility Licensure Act) LB114 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 09, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place March 08, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. It was made a priority bill on February 16, 2016. LB944 (Change Terminology Relating to Parentage and Marital Relationships) LB944 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 13, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on January 27, 2016. LB648 (Provide for Adoption by Two Adult Persons)   LB648 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place February 04, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB44 (Change Provisions Relating to a Notice of Objection to Adoption)             LB44 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place January 23, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB983 (Change the Definition of Disability under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act) LB983 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 14, 2016. On January 19, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place on February 08, 2016. This bill was placed on general file on February 17, 2016. LB77 (Require a Medicaid State Plan Amendment for Family Planning Services and State Intent Relating to Appropriations for the Every Woman Matters Program)             LB77 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 28, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM109 on February 10, 2015. Health and Human Services AM109 was filed February 10, 2015. Kolterman AM403 was filed February 19, 2015. Health and Human Services AM109 was adopted February 26, 2015. Bolz FA16 was filed and adopted February 26, 2015. The bill failed to advance to Enrollment and Review Initial on February 26, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB50 (Change Provisions Relating to Medicaid Covered Services)             LB50 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. Senator Scheer filed motion MO5 to withdraw the bill on January 26, 2015. That motion prevailed on January 27, 2015. On January 27, 2015, LB50 was withdrawn. LB1097 (Change Provisions Relating to Sexual Assault Forensic Testing)             LB1097 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 20, 2016. On January 22, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on February 18, 2016. LB990 (Adopt the Fetal Dignity Protection Act)                    LB990 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 15, 2016. On January 20, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on March 02, 2016. It was placed on General File with AM2484 on May 18, 2016. Judiciary AM2484 was filed on May 18, 2016. LB905 (Adopt the Commission on Fathers, Men, and Boys Establishment Act of 2016)                    LB905 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 12, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place on March 02, 2016. LB850 (Adopt the Paid Family Medical Leave Insurance Act) LB850 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2016. On January 11, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place on February 01, 2016. It was postponed indefinitely on March 09, 2016. LB746 (Adopt the Nebraska Strengthening Families Act, Change Provisions for Guardians ad litem and Services for Children, and Create the Normalcy Task Force)                    LB746 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 21, 2016. On February 05, 2016, the bill was placed on General File with AM1903. Health and Human Services AM1903 was filed the same day. On January 22, 2016, Health and Human Services AM1903 was adopted. The bill then advanced to Enrollment and Initial Review. It was placed on Select File with ER169 on February 24, 2016. Enrollment and Review ER169 was filed the same day. Campbell AM2381 was filed March 03, 2016. Enrollment and Review ER169 and Campbell AM2381 were both adopted March 07, 2016. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment the same day. The bill was placed on on Final Reading with ST63 on March 09, 2016. LB441 (Change Provisions Relating to the Bridge to Independence Program) LB441 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 20, 2015. On January 22, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place February 19, 2015. It was placed on General File March 09, 2015. On May 28, 2015, a motion was filed to suspend rules to indefinitely postpone the bill. That motion prevailed on May 29, 2015, and the bill was indefinitely postponed. On May 29, 2015, provisions/portions of LB441 were amended into LB243 by AM1045. LB148 (Provide for Medical Assistance Program Coverage for Certain Youth Formerly in Foster Care)             LB148 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 09, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 30, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB243 (Create a Pilot Project Relating to Family Finding Services and Change the Young Adult Bridge to Independence Act) LB243 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 14, 2015. On January 15, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place February 19, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM787 on March 11, 2015. Health and Human Services AM787 was filed March 11, 2015. Bolz AM1045 was filed April 01, 2015. Health and Human Services AM787 began pending April 09, 2015 and was adopted April 10, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on April 13, 2015. This bill was placed on Select File with ER78. Enrollment and Review ER78 was filed April 13, 2015. Bolz AM1217 was filed April 14, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER78, Bolz AM1045, and Bolz AM1217 were adopted April 29, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on April 29, 2015. Bolz AM1622 was filed May 14, 2015. The bill was returned to Select File for specific amendment May 19, 2016. Bolz AM1622 was adopted May 19, 2016. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Reengrossment on May 19, 2015. The final reading of the bill took place on May 21, 2015, after which it was passed with the Emergency Clause in the Senate by a vote of 39-5-5, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor. The bill was approved by the Governor May 27, 2015. Provisions/portions of LB441 were amended into LB243 by AM1045 May 29, 2015. LB549 (Adopt the Health Care Transformation Act)             LB549 was introduced in the Nebraska House on January 21, 2015. It was referred to the House Health and Human Services Committee on January 23, 2015. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place on February 20, 2016. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. It became a priority bill on February 22, 2016. LB549 was placed on General File with AM2239 on March 01, 2016. Health and Human Services AM2239was filed the same day.

Nebraska 104th Legislature, 1st & 2nd Sessions (2015 – 2016)

Monday, March 14, 2016 Update

 

LB767 (Prohibit Dismemberment Abortion as Prescribed and Provide for Civil and Criminal Penalties) LB767 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on March 02, 2016. LB187 (Require the Department of Health and Human Services and Health Care Facilities to Provide Information Regarding Abortion) LB187 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 12, 2015. On January 14, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place March 18, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB768 (Provide for Choose Life License Plates) LB768 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Transportation and Telecommunications Committee. The Transportation and Telecommunications Hearing for this bill took place on February 09, 2016. It was made a priority bill on February 22, 2016. LB768 was placed on General File with AM2058. Transportation and Telecommunications AM2058 was passed the same day. Senator Garrett filed AM2350 on March 08, 2016. Senator Chambers filed AM2526 on March 10, 2016. LB627 (Change Provisions Relating to Pregnancy and Eliminate Subversive Membership Provisions under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act) LB627 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place February 09, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM232 on February 27, 2015. Business and Labor AM232 was adopted March 12, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on March 12, 2015.This bill was placed on Select File with ER50 on May 17, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER50 was filed March 17, 2015. Mello AM1032 was filed March 25, 2015. Schumacher AM1047 was filed March 30, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER50 , Mello AM1032, and Schumacher AM1047 were adopted March 30, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on March 30, 2015. Senator Chambers filed motion MO81 April 02, 2015 to bracket the bill until June 05, 2015. Chambers withdrew that motion on April 07, 2015. The final reading of the bill took place on April 07, 2015, after which it was passed in the Senate by a vote of 45-0-4, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor. The bill was approved by the Governor April 13, 2015. LB943 (Update References with Respect to Husband and Wife) LB943 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 13, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on January 27, 2016. LB848 (Change Provisions Relating to Courts) LB848 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2016. On January 11, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on March 02, 2016. LB586 (Prohibit Discrimination Based Upon Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) LB586 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place February 04, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM289 on February 17, 2015. Morfeld AM998 was filed March 23, 2015. Judiciary AM289 began pending on May 14, 2015. Morfeld AM998 was withdrawn May 14, 2015. Campbell AM1644 was filed, began pending, and lost on May 14, 2015. Senator Hanson filed motion MO117 on May 14, 2015 to reconsider the vote taken on AM1644. That motion began pending the same day. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. It was made a priority bill on February 11, 2016. LB657 (Appropriate Funds for State Government Expenses) LB657 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 22, 2015 at the request of the Governor. On January 26, 2015, it was referred to the Appropriations Committee. The Appropriations Hearing for this bill took place February 23, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM829 on April 28, 2015. Appropriations AM829 began pending April 30, 2015. Chambers AM1433 was filed, then withdrawn April 30, 2015. Senator Chambers filed motion MO97 on April 30, 2015 to bracket the bill until June 5, 2015, but withdrew this motion the same day. Harr AM1481 was both filed and withdrawn on April 30, 2015. Groene AM1469 was both filed and withdrawn on April 30, 2015. Mello AM1484 was both filed and adopted April 30, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on April 30, 2015. This bill was placed on Select File with ER114. Enrollment and Review ER114, Mello AM1508, and Mello AM1566 were filed May 05, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER114 and Mello AM1566 were adopted May 06, 2015, while Mello AM1508 was withdrawn. Sullivan AM1567 was filed and lost May 06, 2015. Scheer FA62 was filed and withdrawn May 06, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on March 06, 2015. The final reading of the bill took place on May 14, 2015, after which it was passed with the Emergency Clause in the Senate by a vote of 49-0-0, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor. The bill was approved by the Governor May 20, 2015. Provisions/portions of LB57, LB82, LB98, LB110, LB154, LB185, LB229, LB233, LB263, LB318, LB332, LB397, LB417, LB418, LB485, LB496, LB506, LB537, and LB584 were amended into LB657 by AM829 on May 29, 2015. Provisions/portions of LB593 were amended into LB657 by AM829 on June 16, 2015. LB421 (Eliminate a Learning Community and Provide for Distribution of Assets as Prescribed)             LB421 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 16, 2015. On January 20, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Education Committee. The Education Hearing for this bill took place February 10, 2015. On April 28, 2015, the bill was postponed indefinitely. LB782 (Provide for a Medicaid State Plan Amendment Relating to Coverage for Family Planning Services) LB782 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 07, 2016. On January 08, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place on February 18, 2016. LB114 (Redefine Ambulatory Surgical Center and Health Clinic under the Health Care Facility Licensure Act) LB114 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 09, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place March 08, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. It was made a priority bill on February 16, 2016. LB944 (Change Terminology Relating to Parentage and Marital Relationships) LB944 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 13, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on January 27, 2016. LB648 (Provide for Adoption by Two Adult Persons)   LB648 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place February 04, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB44 (Change Provisions Relating to a Notice of Objection to Adoption)             LB44 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place January 23, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB983 (Change the Definition of Disability under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act) LB983 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 14, 2016. On January 19, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place on February 08, 2016. This bill was placed on general file on February 17, 2016. LB77 (Require a Medicaid State Plan Amendment for Family Planning Services and State Intent Relating to Appropriations for the Every Woman Matters Program)             LB77 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 28, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM109 on February 10, 2015. Health and Human Services AM109 was filed February 10, 2015. Kolterman AM403 was filed February 19, 2015. Health and Human Services AM109 was adopted February 26, 2015. Bolz FA16 was filed and adopted February 26, 2015. The bill failed to advance to Enrollment and Review Initial on February 26, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB50 (Change Provisions Relating to Medicaid Covered Services)             LB50 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. Senator Scheer filed motion MO5 to withdraw the bill on January 26, 2015. That motion prevailed on January 27, 2015. On January 27, 2015, LB50 was withdrawn. LB1097 (Change Provisions Relating to Sexual Assault Forensic Testing)             LB1097 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 20, 2016. On January 22, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on February 18, 2016. LB990 (Adopt the Fetal Dignity Protection Act)                    LB990 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 15, 2016. On January 20, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on March 02, 2016. LB905 (Adopt the Commission on Fathers, Men, and Boys Establishment Act of 2016)                    LB905 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 12, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place on March 02, 2016. LB850 (Adopt the Paid Family Medical Leave Insurance Act) LB850 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2016. On January 11, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place on February 01, 2016. It was postponed indefinitely on March 09, 2016. LB746 (Adopt the Nebraska Strengthening Families Act, Change Provisions for Guardians ad litem and Services for Children, and Create the Normalcy Task Force)                    LB746 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 21, 2016. On February 05, 2016, the bill was placed on General File with AM1903. Health and Human Services AM1903 was filed the same day. On January 22, 2016, Health and Human Services AM1903 was adopted. The bill then advanced to Enrollment and Initial Review. It was placed on Select File with ER169 on February 24, 2016. Enrollment and Review ER169 was filed the same day. Campbell AM2381 was filed March 03, 2016. Enrollment and Review ER169 and Campbell AM2381 were both adopted March 07, 2016. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment the same day. The bill was placed on on Final Reading with ST63 on March 09, 2016. LB441 (Change Provisions Relating to the Bridge to Independence Program) LB441 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 20, 2015. On January 22, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place February 19, 2015. It was placed on General File March 09, 2015. On May 28, 2015, a motion was filed to suspend rules to indefinitely postpone the bill. That motion prevailed on May 29, 2015, and the bill was indefinitely postponed. On May 29, 2015, provisions/portions of LB441 were amended into LB243 by AM1045. LB148 (Provide for Medical Assistance Program Coverage for Certain Youth Formerly in Foster Care)             LB148 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 09, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 30, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB243 (Create a Pilot Project Relating to Family Finding Services and Change the Young Adult Bridge to Independence Act) LB243 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 14, 2015. On January 15, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place February 19, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM787 on March 11, 2015. Health and Human Services AM787 was filed March 11, 2015. Bolz AM1045 was filed April 01, 2015. Health and Human Services AM787 began pending April 09, 2015 and was adopted April 10, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on April 13, 2015. This bill was placed on Select File with ER78. Enrollment and Review ER78 was filed April 13, 2015. Bolz AM1217 was filed April 14, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER78, Bolz AM1045, and Bolz AM1217 were adopted April 29, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on April 29, 2015. Bolz AM1622 was filed May 14, 2015. The bill was returned to Select File for specific amendment May 19, 2016. Bolz AM1622 was adopted May 19, 2016. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Reengrossment on May 19, 2015. The final reading of the bill took place on May 21, 2015, after which it was passed with the Emergency Clause in the Senate by a vote of 39-5-5, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor. The bill was approved by the Governor May 27, 2015. Provisions/portions of LB441 were amended into LB243 by AM1045 May 29, 2015. LB549 (Adopt the Health Care Transformation Act)             LB549 was introduced in the Nebraska House on January 21, 2015. It was referred to the House Health and Human Services Committee on January 23, 2015. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place on February 20, 2016. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. It became a priority bill on February 22, 2016. LB549 was placed on General File with AM2239 on March 01, 2016. Health and Human Services AM2239was filed the same day.

Nebraska 104th Legislature, 1st & 2nd Sessions (2015 – 2016)

Monday, March 07, 2016 Update

LB767 (Prohibit Dismemberment Abortion as Prescribed and Provide for Civil and Criminal Penalties) LB767 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on March 02, 2016. LB187 (Require the Department of Health and Human Services and Health Care Facilities to Provide Information Regarding Abortion) LB187 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 12, 2015. On January 14, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place March 18, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB768 (Provide for Choose Life License Plates) LB768 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Transportation and Telecommunications Committee. The Transportation and Telecommunications Hearing for this bill took place on February 09, 2016. It was made a priority bill on February 22, 2016. LB768 was placed on General File with AM2058. Transportation and Telecommunications AM2058 was passed the same day. Senator Garrett filed AM2350 on March 08, 2016. LB627 (Change Provisions Relating to Pregnancy and Eliminate Subversive Membership Provisions under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act) LB627 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place February 09, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM232 on February 27, 2015. Business and Labor AM232 was adopted March 12, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on March 12, 2015.This bill was placed on Select File with ER50 on May 17, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER50 was filed March 17, 2015. Mello AM1032 was filed March 25, 2015. Schumacher AM1047 was filed March 30, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER50 , Mello AM1032, and Schumacher AM1047 were adopted March 30, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on March 30, 2015. Senator Chambers filed motion MO81 April 02, 2015 to bracket the bill until June 05, 2015. Chambers withdrew that motion on April 07, 2015. The final reading of the bill took place on April 07, 2015, after which it was passed in the Senate by a vote of 45-0-4, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor. The bill was approved by the Governor April 13, 2015. LB943 (Update References with Respect to Husband and Wife) LB943 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 13, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on January 27, 2016. LB848 (Change Provisions Relating to Courts) LB848 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2016. On January 11, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on March 02, 2016. LB586 (Prohibit Discrimination Based Upon Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) LB586 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place February 04, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM289 on February 17, 2015. Morfeld AM998 was filed March 23, 2015. Judiciary AM289 began pending on May 14, 2015. Morfeld AM998 was withdrawn May 14, 2015. Campbell AM1644 was filed, began pending, and lost on May 14, 2015. Senator Hanson filed motion MO117 on May 14, 2015 to reconsider the vote taken on AM1644. That motion began pending the same day. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. It was made a priority bill on February 11, 2016. LB657 (Appropriate Funds for State Government Expenses) LB657 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 22, 2015 at the request of the Governor. On January 26, 2015, it was referred to the Appropriations Committee. The Appropriations Hearing for this bill took place February 23, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM829 on April 28, 2015. Appropriations AM829 began pending April 30, 2015. Chambers AM1433 was filed, then withdrawn April 30, 2015. Senator Chambers filed motion MO97 on April 30, 2015 to bracket the bill until June 5, 2015, but withdrew this motion the same day. Harr AM1481 was both filed and withdrawn on April 30, 2015. Groene AM1469 was both filed and withdrawn on April 30, 2015. Mello AM1484 was both filed and adopted April 30, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on April 30, 2015. This bill was placed on Select File with ER114. Enrollment and Review ER114, Mello AM1508, and Mello AM1566 were filed May 05, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER114 and Mello AM1566 were adopted May 06, 2015, while Mello AM1508 was withdrawn. Sullivan AM1567 was filed and lost May 06, 2015. Scheer FA62 was filed and withdrawn May 06, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on March 06, 2015. The final reading of the bill took place on May 14, 2015, after which it was passed with the Emergency Clause in the Senate by a vote of 49-0-0, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor. The bill was approved by the Governor May 20, 2015. Provisions/portions of LB57LB82LB98LB110LB154LB185LB229LB233LB263LB318LB332LB397LB417LB418LB485LB496LB506LB537, and LB584 were amended into LB657 by AM829 on May 29, 2015. Provisions/portions of LB593 were amended into LB657 by AM829 on June 16, 2015. LB421 (Eliminate a Learning Community and Provide for Distribution of Assets as Prescribed)             LB421 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 16, 2015. On January 20, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Education Committee. The Education Hearing for this bill took place February 10, 2015. On April 28, 2015, the bill was postponed indefinitely. LB782 (Provide for a Medicaid State Plan Amendment Relating to Coverage for Family Planning Services) LB782 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 07, 2016. On January 08, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place on February 18, 2016. LB114 (Redefine Ambulatory Surgical Center and Health Clinic under the Health Care Facility Licensure Act) LB114 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 09, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place March 08, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. It was made a priority bill on February 16, 2016. LB944 (Change Terminology Relating to Parentage and Marital Relationships) LB944 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 13, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on January 27, 2016. LB648 (Provide for Adoption by Two Adult Persons)   LB648 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place February 04, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB44 (Change Provisions Relating to a Notice of Objection to Adoption)             LB44 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place January 23, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB983 (Change the Definition of Disability under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act) LB983 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 14, 2016. On January 19, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place on February 08, 2016. This bill was placed on general file on February 17, 2016. LB77 (Require a Medicaid State Plan Amendment for Family Planning Services and State Intent Relating to Appropriations for the Every Woman Matters Program)             LB77 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 28, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM109 on February 10, 2015. Health and Human Services AM109 was filed February 10, 2015. Kolterman AM403 was filed February 19, 2015. Health and Human Services AM109 was adopted February 26, 2015. Bolz FA16 was filed and adopted February 26, 2015. The bill failed to advance to Enrollment and Review Initial on February 26, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB50 (Change Provisions Relating to Medicaid Covered Services)             LB50 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. Senator Scheer filed motion MO5 to withdraw the bill on January 26, 2015. That motion prevailed on January 27, 2015. On January 27, 2015, LB50 was withdrawn. LB1097 (Change Provisions Relating to Sexual Assault Forensic Testing)             LB1097 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 20, 2016. On January 22, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on February 18, 2016. LB990 (Adopt the Fetal Dignity Protection Act)                    LB990 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 15, 2016. On January 20, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on March 02, 2016. LB905 (Adopt the Commission on Fathers, Men, and Boys Establishment Act of 2016)                    LB905 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 12, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place on March 02, 2016. LB850 (Adopt the Paid Family Medical Leave Insurance Act) LB850 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2016. On January 11, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place on February 01, 2016. LB746 (Adopt the Nebraska Strengthening Families Act, Change Provisions for Guardians ad litem and Services for Children, and Create the Normalcy Task Force)                    LB746 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 21, 2016. On February 05, 2016, the bill was placed on General File with AM1903. Health and Human Services AM1903 was filed the same day. On January 22, 2016, Health and Human Services AM1903 was adopted. The bill then advanced to Enrollment and Initial Review. It was placed on Select File with ER169 on February 24, 2016. Enrollment and Review ER169 was filed the same day. Campbell AM2381 was filed March 03, 2016. Enrollment and Review ER169 and Campbell AM2381 were both adopted March 07, 2016. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment the same day. LB441 (Change Provisions Relating to the Bridge to Independence Program) LB441 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 20, 2015. On January 22, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place February 19, 2015. It was placed on General File March 09, 2015. On May 28, 2015, a motion was filed to suspend rules to indefinitely postpone the bill. That motion prevailed on May 29, 2015, and the bill was indefinitely postponed. On May 29, 2015, provisions/portions of LB441 were amended into LB243 by AM1045. LB148 (Provide for Medical Assistance Program Coverage for Certain Youth Formerly in Foster Care)             LB148 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 09, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 30, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB243 (Create a Pilot Project Relating to Family Finding Services and Change the Young Adult Bridge to Independence Act) LB243 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 14, 2015. On January 15, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place February 19, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM787 on March 11, 2015. Health and Human Services AM787 was filed March 11, 2015. Bolz AM1045 was filed April 01, 2015. Health and Human Services AM787 began pending April 09, 2015 and was adopted April 10, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on April 13, 2015. This bill was placed on Select File with ER78. Enrollment and Review ER78 was filed April 13, 2015. Bolz AM1217 was filed April 14, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER78, Bolz AM1045, and Bolz AM1217 were adopted April 29, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on April 29, 2015. Bolz AM1622 was filed May 14, 2015. The bill was returned to Select File for specific amendment May 19, 2016. Bolz AM1622 was adopted May 19, 2016. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Reengrossment on May 19, 2015. The final reading of the bill took place on May 21, 2015, after which it was passed with the Emergency Clause in the Senate by a vote of 39-5-5, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor. The bill was approved by the Governor May 27, 2015. Provisions/portions of LB441 were amended into LB243 by AM1045 May 29, 2015. LB549 (Adopt the Health Care Transformation Act)             LB549 was introduced in the Nebraska House on January 21, 2015. It was referred to the House Health and Human Services Committee on January 23, 2015. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place on February 20, 2016. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. It became a priority bill on February 22, 2016. LB549 was placed on General File with AM2239 on March 01, 2016. Health and Human Services AM2239 was filed the same day.

Nebraska 104th Legislature, 1st & 2nd Sessions (2015 – 2016)

Monday, February 29, 2016 Update

LB767 (Prohibit Dismemberment Abortion as Prescribed and Provide for Civil and Criminal Penalties) LB767 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill is set to take place on March 02, 2016. LB187 (Require the Department of Health and Human Services and Health Care Facilities to Provide Information Regarding Abortion) LB187 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 12, 2015. On January 14, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place March 18, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB768 (Provide for Choose Life License Plates) LB768 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Transportation and Telecommunications Committee. The Transportation and Telecommunications Hearing for this bill took place on February 09, 2016. It was made a priority bill on February 22, 2016. LB768 was placed on General File with AM2058. Transportation and Telecommunications AM2058 was passed the same day. LB627 (Change Provisions Relating to Pregnancy and Eliminate Subversive Membership Provisions under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act) LB627 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place February 09, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM232 on February 27, 2015. Business and Labor AM232 was adopted March 12, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on March 12, 2015.This bill was placed on Select File with ER50 on May 17, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER50 was filed March 17, 2015. Mello AM1032 was filed March 25, 2015. Schumacher AM1047 was filed March 30, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER50 , Mello AM1032, and Schumacher AM1047 were adopted March 30, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on March 30, 2015. Senator Chambers filed motion MO81 April 02, 2015 to bracket the bill until June 05, 2015. Chambers withdrew that motion on April 07, 2015. The final reading of the bill took place on April 07, 2015, after which it was passed in the Senate by a vote of 45-0-4, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor. The bill was approved by the Governor April 13, 2015. LB943 (Update References with Respect to Husband and Wife) LB943 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 13, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on January 27, 2016. LB848 (Change Provisions Relating to Courts) LB848 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2016. On January 11, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill is set to take place on March 02, 2016. LB586 (Prohibit Discrimination Based Upon Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) LB586 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place February 04, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM289 on February 17, 2015. Morfeld AM998 was filed March 23, 2015. Judiciary AM289 began pending on May 14, 2015. Morfeld AM998 was withdrawn May 14, 2015. Campbell AM1644 was filed, began pending, and lost on May 14, 2015. Senator Hanson filed motion MO117 on May 14, 2015 to reconsider the vote taken on AM1644. That motion began pending the same day. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. It was made a priority bill on February 11, 2016. LB657 (Appropriate Funds for State Government Expenses) LB657 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 22, 2015 at the request of the Governor. On January 26, 2015, it was referred to the Appropriations Committee. The Appropriations Hearing for this bill took place February 23, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM829 on April 28, 2015. Appropriations AM829 began pending April 30, 2015. Chambers AM1433 was filed, then withdrawn April 30, 2015. Senator Chambers filed motion MO97 on April 30, 2015 to bracket the bill until June 5, 2015, but withdrew this motion the same day. Harr AM1481 was both filed and withdrawn on April 30, 2015. Groene AM1469 was both filed and withdrawn on April 30, 2015. Mello AM1484 was both filed and adopted April 30, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on April 30, 2015. This bill was placed on Select File with ER114. Enrollment and Review ER114, Mello AM1508, and Mello AM1566 were filed May 05, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER114 and Mello AM1566 were adopted May 06, 2015, while Mello AM1508 was withdrawn. Sullivan AM1567 was filed and lost May 06, 2015. Scheer FA62 was filed and withdrawn May 06, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on March 06, 2015. The final reading of the bill took place on May 14, 2015, after which it was passed with the Emergency Clause in the Senate by a vote of 49-0-0, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor. The bill was approved by the Governor May 20, 2015. Provisions/portions of LB57, LB82, LB98, LB110, LB154, LB185, LB229, LB233, LB263, LB318, LB332, LB397, LB417, LB418, LB485, LB496, LB506, LB537, and LB584 were amended into LB657 by AM829 on May 29, 2015. Provisions/portions of LB593 were amended into LB657 by AM829 on June 16, 2015. LB421 (Eliminate a Learning Community and Provide for Distribution of Assets as Prescribed)             LB421 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 16, 2015. On January 20, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Education Committee. The Education Hearing for this bill took place February 10, 2015. On April 28, 2015, the bill was postponed indefinitely. LB782 (Provide for a Medicaid State Plan Amendment Relating to Coverage for Family Planning Services) LB782 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 07, 2016. On January 08, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place on February 18, 2016. LB114 (Redefine Ambulatory Surgical Center and Health Clinic under the Health Care Facility Licensure Act) LB114 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 09, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place March 08, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. It was made a priority bill on February 16, 2016. LB944 (Change Terminology Relating to Parentage and Marital Relationships) LB944 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 13, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on January 27, 2016. LB648 (Provide for Adoption by Two Adult Persons)   LB648 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place February 04, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB44 (Change Provisions Relating to a Notice of Objection to Adoption)             LB44 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place January 23, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB983 (Change the Definition of Disability under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act) LB983 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 14, 2016. On January 19, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place on February 08, 2016. This bill was placed on general file on February 17, 2016. LB77 (Require a Medicaid State Plan Amendment for Family Planning Services and State Intent Relating to Appropriations for the Every Woman Matters Program)             LB77 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 28, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM109 on February 10, 2015. Health and Human Services AM109 was filed February 10, 2015. Kolterman AM403 was filed February 19, 2015. Health and Human Services AM109 was adopted February 26, 2015. Bolz FA16 was filed and adopted February 26, 2015. The bill failed to advance to Enrollment and Review Initial on February 26, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB50 (Change Provisions Relating to Medicaid Covered Services)             LB50 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. Senator Scheer filed motion MO5 to withdraw the bill on January 26, 2015. That motion prevailed on January 27, 2015. On January 27, 2015, LB50 was withdrawn. LB1097 (Change Provisions Relating to Sexual Assault Forensic Testing)             LB1097 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 20, 2016. On January 22, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on February 18, 2016. LB990 (Adopt the Fetal Dignity Protection Act)                    LB990 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 15, 2016. On January 20, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill is set to take place on March 02, 2016. LB905 (Adopt the Commission on Fathers, Men, and Boys Establishment Act of 2016)                    LB905 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 12, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill is set to take place on March 02, 2016. LB850 (Adopt the Paid Family Medical Leave Insurance Act) LB850 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2016. On January 11, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place on February 01, 2016. LB746 (Adopt the Nebraska Strengthening Families Act, Change Provisions for Guardians ad litem and Services for Children, and Create the Normalcy Task Force)                    LB746 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 21, 2016. On February 05, 2016, the bill was placed on General File with AM1903. Health and Human Services AM1903 was filed the same day. On January 22, 2016, Health and Human Services AM1903 was adopted. The bill then advanced to Enrollment and Initial Review. It was placed on Select File with ER169 on February 24, 2016. Enrollment and Review ER169 was filed the same day. LB441 (Change Provisions Relating to the Bridge to Independence Program) LB441 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 20, 2015. On January 22, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place February 19, 2015. It was placed on General File March 09, 2015. On May 28, 2015, a motion was filed to suspend rules to indefinitely postpone the bill. That motion prevailed on May 29, 2015, and the bill was indefinitely postponed. On May 29, 2015, provisions/portions of LB441 were amended into LB243 by AM1045. LB148 (Provide for Medical Assistance Program Coverage for Certain Youth Formerly in Foster Care)             LB148 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 09, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 30, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB243 (Create a Pilot Project Relating to Family Finding Services and Change the Young Adult Bridge to Independence Act) LB243 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 14, 2015. On January 15, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place February 19, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM787 on March 11, 2015. Health and Human Services AM787 was filed March 11, 2015. Bolz AM1045 was filed April 01, 2015. Health and Human Services AM787 began pending April 09, 2015 and was adopted April 10, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on April 13, 2015. This bill was placed on Select File with ER78. Enrollment and Review ER78 was filed April 13, 2015. Bolz AM1217 was filed April 14, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER78, Bolz AM1045, and Bolz AM1217 were adopted April 29, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on April 29, 2015. Bolz AM1622 was filed May 14, 2015. The bill was returned to Select File for specific amendment May 19, 2016. Bolz AM1622 was adopted May 19, 2016. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Reengrossment on May 19, 2015. The final reading of the bill took place on May 21, 2015, after which it was passed with the Emergency Clause in the Senate by a vote of 39-5-5, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor. The bill was approved by the Governor May 27, 2015. Provisions/portions of LB441 were amended into LB243 by AM1045 May 29, 2015. LB549 (Adopt the Health Care Transformation Act)             LB549 was introduced in the Nebraska House on January 21, 2015. It was referred to the House Health and Human Services Committee on January 23, 2015. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place on February 20, 2016. The bill was carried over into the 104thLegislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. It became a priority bill on February 22, 2016. It was placed on General File with AM2239 on March 01, 2016. Health and Human Services AM2239 was filed the same day.

Nebraska 104th Legislature, 1st & 2nd Sessions (2015 – 2016)

Monday, February 22, 2016 Update

LB767 (Prohibit Dismemberment Abortion as Prescribed and Provide for Civil and Criminal Penalties)

LB767 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill is set to take place on March 02, 2016. LB187 (Require the Department of Health and Human Services and Health Care Facilities to Provide Information Regarding Abortion) LB187 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 12, 2015. On January 14, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place March 18, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB768 (Provide for Choose Life License Plates) LB768 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Transportation and Telecommunications Committee. The Transportation and Telecommunications Hearing for this bill took place on February 09, 2016. It was made a priority bill on February 22, 2016. LB627 (Change Provisions Relating to Pregnancy and Eliminate Subversive Membership Provisions under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act) LB627 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place February 09, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM232 on February 27, 2015. Business and Labor AM232 was adopted March 12, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on March 12, 2015.This bill was placed on Select File with ER50 on May 17, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER50 was filed March 17, 2015. Mello AM1032 was filed March 25, 2015. Schumacher AM1047 was filed March 30, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER50 , Mello AM1032, and Schumacher AM1047 were adopted March 30, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on March 30, 2015. Senator Chambers filed motion MO81 April 02, 2015 to bracket the bill until June 05, 2015. Chambers withdrew that motion on April 07, 2015. The final reading of the bill took place on April 07, 2015, after which it was passed in the Senate by a vote of 45-0-4, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor. The bill was approved by the Governor April 13, 2015. LB943 (Update References with Respect to Husband and Wife) LB943 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 13, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on January 27, 2016. LB848 (Change Provisions Relating to Courts) LB848 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2016. On January 11, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill is set to take place on March 02, 2016. LB586 (Prohibit Discrimination Based Upon Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) LB586 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place February 04, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM289 on February 17, 2015. Morfeld AM998 was filed March 23, 2015. Judiciary AM289 began pending on May 14, 2015. Morfeld AM998 was withdrawn May 14, 2015. Campbell AM1644 was filed, began pending, and lost on May 14, 2015. Senator Hanson filed motion MO117 on May 14, 2015 to reconsider the vote taken on AM1644. That motion began pending the same day. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. It was made a priority bill on February 11, 2016. LB657 (Appropriate Funds for State Government Expenses) LB657 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 22, 2015 at the request of the Governor. On January 26, 2015, it was referred to the Appropriations Committee. The Appropriations Hearing for this bill took place February 23, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM829 on April 28, 2015. Appropriations AM829 began pending April 30, 2015. Chambers AM1433 was filed, then withdrawn April 30, 2015. Senator Chambers filed motion MO97 on April 30, 2015 to bracket the bill until June 5, 2015, but withdrew this motion the same day. Harr AM1481 was both filed and withdrawn on April 30, 2015. Groene AM1469 was both filed and withdrawn on April 30, 2015. Mello AM1484 was both filed and adopted April 30, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on April 30, 2015. This bill was placed on Select File with ER114. Enrollment and Review ER114, Mello AM1508, and Mello AM1566 were filed May 05, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER114 and Mello AM1566 were adopted May 06, 2015, while Mello AM1508 was withdrawn. Sullivan AM1567 was filed and lost May 06, 2015. Scheer FA62 was filed and withdrawn May 06, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on March 06, 2015. The final reading of the bill took place on May 14, 2015, after which it was passed with the Emergency Clause in the Senate by a vote of 49-0-0, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor. The bill was approved by the Governor May 20, 2015. Provisions/portions of LB57, LB82, LB98, LB110, LB154, LB185, LB229, LB233, LB263, LB318, LB332, LB397, LB417, LB418, LB485, LB496, LB506, LB537, and LB584 were amended into LB657 by AM829 on May 29, 2015. Provisions/portions of LB593 were amended into LB657 by AM829 on June 16, 2015. LB421 (Eliminate a Learning Community and Provide for Distribution of Assets as Prescribed)             LB421 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 16, 2015. On January 20, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Education Committee. The Education Hearing for this bill took place February 10, 2015. On April 28, 2015, the bill was postponed indefinitely. LB782 (Provide for a Medicaid State Plan Amendment Relating to Coverage for Family Planning Services) LB782 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 07, 2016. On January 08, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place on February 18, 2016. LB114 (Redefine Ambulatory Surgical Center and Health Clinic under the Health Care Facility Licensure Act) LB114 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 09, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place March 08, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. It was made a priority bill on February 16, 2016. LB944 (Change Terminology Relating to Parentage and Marital Relationships) LB944 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 13, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on January 27, 2016. LB648 (Provide for Adoption by Two Adult Persons)   LB648 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place February 04, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB44 (Change Provisions Relating to a Notice of Objection to Adoption)             LB44 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place January 23, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB983 (Change the Definition of Disability under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act) LB983 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 14, 2016. On January 19, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place on February 08, 2016. This bill was placed on general file on February 17, 2016. LB77 (Require a Medicaid State Plan Amendment for Family Planning Services and State Intent Relating to Appropriations for the Every Woman Matters Program)             LB77 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 28, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM109 on February 10, 2015. Health and Human Services AM109 was filed February 10, 2015. Kolterman AM403 was filed February 19, 2015. Health and Human Services AM109 was adopted February 26, 2015. Bolz FA16 was filed and adopted February 26, 2015. The bill failed to advance to Enrollment and Review Initial on February 26, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB50 (Change Provisions Relating to Medicaid Covered Services)             LB50 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. Senator Scheer filed motion MO5 to withdraw the bill on January 26, 2015. That motion prevailed on January 27, 2015. On January 27, 2015, LB50 was withdrawn. LB1097 (Change Provisions Relating to Sexual Assault Forensic Testing)             LB1097 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 20, 2016. On January 22, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on February 18, 2016. LB990 (Adopt the Fetal Dignity Protection Act)                    LB990 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 15, 2016. On January 20, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill is set to take place on March 02, 2016. LB905 (Adopt the Commission on Fathers, Men, and Boys Establishment Act of 2016)                    LB905 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 12, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill is set to take place on March 02, 2016. LB850 (Adopt the Paid Family Medical Leave Insurance Act) LB850 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2016. On January 11, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place on February 01, 2016. LB746 (Adopt the Nebraska Strengthening Families Act, Change Provisions for Guardians ad litem and Services for Children, and Create the Normalcy Task Force)                    LB746 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 21, 2016. On February 05, 2016, the bill was placed on General File with AM1903. Health and Human Services AM1903 was filed the same day. On January 22, 2016, Health and Human Services AM1903 was adopted. The bill then advanced to Enrollment and Initial Review. LB441 (Change Provisions Relating to the Bridge to Independence Program) LB441 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 20, 2015. On January 22, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place February 19, 2015. It was placed on General File March 09, 2015. On May 28, 2015, a motion was filed to suspend rules to indefinitely postpone the bill. That motion prevailed on May 29, 2015, and the bill was indefinitely postponed. On May 29, 2015, provisions/portions of LB441 were amended into LB243 by AM1045. LB148 (Provide for Medical Assistance Program Coverage for Certain Youth Formerly in Foster Care)             LB148 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 09, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 30, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB243 (Create a Pilot Project Relating to Family Finding Services and Change the Young Adult Bridge to Independence Act) LB243 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 14, 2015. On January 15, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place February 19, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM787 on March 11, 2015. Health and Human Services AM787 was filed March 11, 2015. Bolz AM1045 was filed April 01, 2015. Health and Human Services AM787 began pending April 09, 2015 and was adopted April 10, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on April 13, 2015. This bill was placed on Select File with ER78. Enrollment and Review ER78 was filed April 13, 2015. Bolz AM1217 was filed April 14, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER78, Bolz AM1045, and Bolz AM1217 were adopted April 29, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on April 29, 2015. Bolz AM1622 was filed May 14, 2015. The bill was returned to Select File for specific amendment May 19, 2016. Bolz AM1622 was adopted May 19, 2016. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Reengrossment on May 19, 2015. The final reading of the bill took place on May 21, 2015, after which it was passed with the Emergency Clause in the Senate by a vote of 39-5-5, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor. The bill was approved by the Governor May 27, 2015. Provisions/portions of LB441 were amended into LB243 by AM1045 May 29, 2015. LB549 (Adopt the Health Care Transformation Act)             LB549 was introduced in the Nebraska House on January 21, 2015. It was referred to the House Health and Human Services Committee on January 23, 2015. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place on February 20, 2016. The bill was carried over into the 104thLegislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. It became a priority bill on February 22, 2016.

Nebraska 104th Legislature, 1st & 2nd Sessions (2015 – 2016)

Monday, February 15, 2016 Update 

LB767 (Prohibit Dismemberment Abortion as Prescribed and Provide for Civil and Criminal Penalties) LB767 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill is set to take place on March 02, 2016. LB187 (Require the Department of Health and Human Services and Health Care Facilities to Provide Information Regarding Abortion) LB187 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 12, 2015. On January 14, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place March 18, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB768 (Provide for Choose Life License Plates) LB768 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Transportation and Telecommunications Committee. The Transportation and Telecommunications Hearing for this bill took place on February 09, 2016. LB627 (Change Provisions Relating to Pregnancy and Eliminate Subversive Membership Provisions under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act) LB627 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place February 09, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM232 on February 27, 2015. Business and Labor AM232 was adopted March 12, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on March 12, 2015.This bill was placed on Select File with ER50 on May 17, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER50 was filed March 17, 2015. Mello AM1032 was filed March 25, 2015. Schumacher AM1047 was filed March 30, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER50 , Mello AM1032, and Schumacher AM1047 were adopted March 30, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on March 30, 2015. Senator Chambers filed motion MO81 April 02, 2015 to bracket the bill until June 05, 2015. Chambers withdrew that motion on April 07, 2015. The final reading of the bill took place on April 07, 2015, after which it was passed in the Senate by a vote of 45-0-4, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor. The bill was approved by the Governor April 13, 2015. LB943 (Update References with Respect to Husband and Wife) LB943 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 13, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on January 27, 2016. LB848 (Change Provisions Relating to Courts) LB848 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2016. On January 11, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill is set to take place on March 02, 2016. LB586 (Prohibit Discrimination Based Upon Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) LB586 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place February 04, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM289 on February 17, 2015. Morfeld AM998 was filed March 23, 2015. Judiciary AM289 began pending on May 14, 2015. Morfeld AM998 was withdrawn May 14, 2015. Campbell AM1644 was filed, began pending, and lost on May 14, 2015. Senator Hanson filed motion MO117 on May 14, 2015 to reconsider the vote taken on AM1644. That motion began pending the same day. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. It was made a priority bill on February 11, 2016. LB657 (Appropriate Funds for State Government Expenses) LB657 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 22, 2015 at the request of the Governor. On January 26, 2015, it was referred to the Appropriations Committee. The Appropriations Hearing for this bill took place February 23, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM829 on April 28, 2015. Appropriations AM829 began pending April 30, 2015. Chambers AM1433 was filed, then withdrawn April 30, 2015. Senator Chambers filed motion MO97 on April 30, 2015 to bracket the bill until June 5, 2015, but withdrew this motion the same day. Harr AM1481 was both filed and withdrawn on April 30, 2015. Groene AM1469 was both filed and withdrawn on April 30, 2015. Mello AM1484 was both filed and adopted April 30, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on April 30, 2015. This bill was placed on Select File with ER114. Enrollment and Review ER114, Mello AM1508, and Mello AM1566 were filed May 05, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER114 and Mello AM1566 were adopted May 06, 2015, while Mello AM1508 was withdrawn. Sullivan AM1567 was filed and lost May 06, 2015. Scheer FA62 was filed and withdrawn May 06, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on March 06, 2015. The final reading of the bill took place on May 14, 2015, after which it was passed with the Emergency Clause in the Senate by a vote of 49-0-0, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor. The bill was approved by the Governor May 20, 2015. Provisions/portions of LB57, LB82, LB98, LB110, LB154, LB185, LB229, LB233, LB263, LB318, LB332, LB397, LB417, LB418, LB485, LB496, LB506, LB537, and LB584 were amended into LB657 by AM829 on May 29, 2015. Provisions/portions of LB593 were amended into LB657 by AM829 on June 16, 2015. LB421 (Eliminate a Learning Community and Provide for Distribution of Assets as Prescribed)             LB421 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 16, 2015. On January 20, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Education Committee. The Education Hearing for this bill took place February 10, 2015. On April 28, 2015, the bill was postponed indefinitely. LB782 (Provide for a Medicaid State Plan Amendment Relating to Coverage for Family Planning Services) LB782 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 07, 2016. On January 08, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill is set to take place on February 18, 2016. LB114 (Redefine Ambulatory Surgical Center and Health Clinic under the Health Care Facility Licensure Act) LB114 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 09, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place March 08, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB944 (Change Terminology Relating to Parentage and Marital Relationships) LB944 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 13, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on January 27, 2016. LB648 (Provide for Adoption by Two Adult Persons) LB648 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place February 04, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB44 (Change Provisions Relating to a Notice of Objection to Adoption)             LB44 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place January 23, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB983 (Change the Definition of Disability under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act) LB983 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 14, 2016. On January 19, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place on February 08, 2016. LB77 (Require a Medicaid State Plan Amendment for Family Planning Services and State Intent Relating to Appropriations for the Every Woman Matters Program) LB77 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 28, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM109 on February 10, 2015. Health and Human Services AM109 was filed February 10, 2015. Kolterman AM403 was filed February 19, 2015. Health and Human Services AM109 was adopted February 26, 2015. Bolz FA16 was filed and adopted February 26, 2015. The bill failed to advance to Enrollment and Review Initial on February 26, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB50 (Change Provisions Relating to Medicaid Covered Services)             LB50 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. Senator Scheer filed motion MO5 to withdraw the bill on January 26, 2015. That motion prevailed on January 27, 2015. On January 27, 2015, LB50 was withdrawn. LB1097 (Change Provisions Relating to Sexual Assault Forensic Testing)             LB1097 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 20, 2016. On January 22, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill is set to take place on February 18, 2016. LB990 (Adopt the Fetal Dignity Protection Act)                    LB990 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 15, 2016. On January 20, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill is set to take place on March 02, 2016. LB905 (Adopt the Commission on Fathers, Men, and Boys Establishment Act of 2016)                    LB905 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 12, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. LB850 (Adopt the Paid Family Medical Leave Insurance Act) LB850 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2016. On January 11, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place on February 01, 2016. LB746 (Adopt the Nebraska Strengthening Families Act, Change Provisions for Guardians ad litem and Services for Children, and Create the Normalcy Task Force)                    LB746 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 21, 2016. On February 05, 2016, the bill was placed on General File with AM1903. Health and Human Services AM1903 was filed the same day. LB441 (Change Provisions Relating to the Bridge to Independence Program) LB441 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 20, 2015. On January 22, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place February 19, 2015. It was placed on General File March 09, 2015. On May 28, 2015, a motion was filed to suspend rules to indefinitely postpone the bill. That motion prevailed on May 29, 2015, and the bill was indefinitely postponed. On May 29, 2015, provisions/portions of LB441 were amended into LB243 by AM1045. LB148 (Provide for Medical Assistance Program Coverage for Certain Youth Formerly in Foster Care)             LB148 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 09, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 30, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB243 (Create a Pilot Project Relating to Family Finding Services and Change the Young Adult Bridge to Independence Act) LB243 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 14, 2015. On January 15, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place February 19, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM787 on March 11, 2015. Health and Human Services AM787 was filed March 11, 2015. Bolz AM1045 was filed April 01, 2015. Health and Human Services AM787 began pending April 09, 2015 and was adopted April 10, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on April 13, 2015. This bill was placed on Select File with ER78. Enrollment and Review ER78 was filed April 13, 2015. Bolz AM1217 was filed April 14, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER78, Bolz AM1045, and Bolz AM1217 were adopted April 29, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on April 29, 2015. Bolz AM1622 was filed May 14, 2015. The bill was returned to Select File for specific amendment May 19, 2016. Bolz AM1622 was adopted May 19, 2016. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Reengrossment on May 19, 2015. The final reading of the bill took place on May 21, 2015, after which it was passed with the Emergency Clause in the Senate by a vote of 39-5-5, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor. The bill was approved by the Governor May 27, 2015. Provisions/portions of LB441 were amended into LB243 by AM1045May 29, 2015.

Nebraska 104th Legislature, 1st & 2nd Sessions (2015 – 2016)

Monday, February 08, 2016 Update

LB767 (Prohibit Dismemberment Abortion as Prescribed and Provide for Civil and Criminal Penalties) LB767 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. LB187 (Require the Department of Health and Human Services and Health Care Facilities to Provide Information Regarding Abortion) LB187 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 12, 2015. On January 14, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place March 18, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB768 (Provide for Choose Life License Plates) LB768 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Transportation and Telecommunications Committee. The Transportation and Telecommunications Hearing for this bill is scheduled for February 09, 2016. LB627 (Change Provisions Relating to Pregnancy and Eliminate Subversive Membership Provisions under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act) LB627 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place February 09, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM232 on February 27, 2015. Business and Labor AM232 was adopted March 12, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on March 12, 2015.This bill was placed on Select File with ER50 on May 17, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER50 was filed March 17, 2015. Mello AM1032 was filed March 25, 2015. Schumacher AM1047 was filed March 30, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER50 , Mello AM1032, and Schumacher AM1047 were adopted March 30, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on March 30, 2015. Senator Chambers filed motion MO81 April 02, 2015 to bracket the bill until June 05, 2015. Chambers withdrew that motion on April 07, 2015. The final reading of the bill took place on April 07, 2015, after which it was passed in the Senate by a vote of 45-0-4, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor. The bill was approved by the Governor April 13, 2015. LB943 (Update References with Respect to Husband and Wife) LB943 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 13, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on January 27, 2016. LB848 (Change Provisions Relating to Courts) LB848 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2016. On January 11, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. LB586 (Prohibit Discrimination Based Upon Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) LB586 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place February 04, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM289 on February 17, 2015. Morfeld AM998 was filed March 23, 2015. Judiciary AM289 began pending on May 14, 2015. Morfeld AM998 was withdrawn May 14, 2015. Campbell AM1644 was filed, began pending, and lost on May 14, 2015. Senator Hanson filed motion MO117 on May 14, 2015 to reconsider the vote taken on AM1644. That motion began pending the same day. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB657 (Appropriate Funds for State Government Expenses) LB657 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 22, 2015 at the request of the Governor. On January 26, 2015, it was referred to the Appropriations Committee. The Appropriations Hearing for this bill took place February 23, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM829 on April 28, 2015. Appropriations AM829 began pending April 30, 2015. Chambers AM1433 was filed, then withdrawn April 30, 2015. Senator Chambers filed motion MO97 on April 30, 2015 to bracket the bill until June 5, 2015, but withdrew this motion the same day. Harr AM1481 was both filed and withdrawn on April 30, 2015. Groene AM1469 was both filed and withdrawn on April 30, 2015. Mello AM1484 was both filed and adopted April 30, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on April 30, 2015. This bill was placed on Select File with ER114. Enrollment and Review ER114, Mello AM1508, and Mello AM1566 were filed May 05, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER114 and Mello AM1566 were adopted May 06, 2015, while Mello AM1508 was withdrawn. Sullivan AM1567 was filed and lost May 06, 2015. Scheer FA62 was filed and withdrawn May 06, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on March 06, 2015. The final reading of the bill took place on May 14, 2015, after which it was passed with the Emergency Clause in the Senate by a vote of 49-0-0, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor. The bill was approved by the Governor May 20, 2015. Provisions/portions of LB57, LB82, LB98, LB110, LB154, LB185, LB229, LB233, LB263, LB318, LB332, LB397, LB417, LB418, LB485, LB496, LB506, LB537, and LB584 were amended into LB657 by AM829 on May 29, 2015. Provisions/portions of LB593 were amended into LB657 by AM829 on June 16, 2015. LB421 (Eliminate a Learning Community and Provide for Distribution of Assets as Prescribed)             LB421 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 16, 2015. On January 20, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Education Committee. The Education Hearing for this bill took place February 10, 2015. On April 28, 2015, the bill was postponed indefinitely. LB782 (Provide for a Medicaid State Plan Amendment Relating to Coverage for Family Planning Services) LB782 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 07, 2016. On January 08, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. LB114 (Redefine Ambulatory Surgical Center and Health Clinic under the Health Care Facility Licensure Act) LB114 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 09, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place March 08, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB944 (Change Terminology Relating to Parentage and Marital Relationships) LB944 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 13, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on January 27, 2016. LB648 (Provide for Adoption by Two Adult Persons)  LB648 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place February 04, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB44 (Change Provisions Relating to a Notice of Objection to Adoption)             LB44 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place January 23, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB983 (Change the Definition of Disability under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act) LB983 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 14, 2016. On January 19, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place on February 08, 2016. LB77 (Require a Medicaid State Plan Amendment for Family Planning Services and State Intent Relating to Appropriations for the Every Woman Matters Program)             LB77 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 28, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM109 on February 10, 2015. Health and Human Services AM109 was filed February 10, 2015. Kolterman AM403 was filed February 19, 2015. Health and Human Services AM109 was adopted February 26, 2015. Bolz FA16 was filed and adopted February 26, 2015. The bill failed to advance to Enrollment and Review Initial on February 26, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB50 (Change Provisions Relating to Medicaid Covered Services)             LB50 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. Senator Scheer filed motion MO5 to withdraw the bill on January 26, 2015. That motion prevailed on January 27, 2015. On January 27, 2015, LB50 was withdrawn. LB1097 (Change Provisions Relating to Sexual Assault Forensic Testing)             LB1097 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 20, 2016. On January 22, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. LB990 (Adopt the Fetal Dignity Protection Act)                    LB990 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 15, 2016. On January 20, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. LB905 (Adopt the Commission on Fathers, Men, and Boys Establishment Act of 2016)                    LB905 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 12, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. LB850 (Adopt the Paid Family Medical Leave Insurance Act) LB850 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2016. On January 11, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place on February 01, 2016. LB746 (Adopt the Nebraska Strengthening Families Act, Change Provisions for Guardians ad litem and Services for Children, and Create the Normalcy Task Force)                    LB746 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 21, 2016. On February 05, 2016, the bill was placed on General File with AM1903. Health and Human Services AM1903 was filed the same day. LB441 (Change Provisions Relating to the Bridge to Independence Program) LB441 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 20, 2015. On January 22, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place February 19, 2015. It was placed on General File March 09, 2015. On May 28, 2015, a motion was filed to suspend rules to indefinitely postpone the bill. That motion prevailed on May 29, 2015, and the bill was indefinitely postponed. On May 29, 2015, provisions/portions of LB441 were amended into LB243 by AM1045. LB148 (Provide for Medical Assistance Program Coverage for Certain Youth Formerly in Foster Care)             LB148 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 09, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 30, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB243 (Create a Pilot Project Relating to Family Finding Services and Change the Young Adult Bridge to Independence Act) LB243 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 14, 2015. On January 15, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place February 19, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM787 on March 11, 2015. Health and Human Services AM787 was filed March 11, 2015. Bolz AM1045 was filed April 01, 2015. Health and Human Services AM787 began pending April 09, 2015 and was adopted April 10, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on April 13, 2015. This bill was placed on Select File with ER78. Enrollment and Review ER78 was filed April 13, 2015. Bolz AM1217 was filed April 14, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER78, Bolz AM1045, and Bolz AM1217 were adopted April 29, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on April 29, 2015. Bolz AM1622 was filed May 14, 2015. The bill was returned to Select File for specific amendment May 19, 2016. Bolz AM1622 was adopted May 19, 2016. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Reengrossment on May 19, 2015. The final reading of the bill took place on May 21, 2015, after which it was passed with the Emergency Clause in the Senate by a vote of 39-5-5, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor. The bill was approved by the Governor May 27, 2015. Provisions/portions of LB441 were amended into LB243 by AM1045May 29, 2015.

Monday, February 01, 2016 Update 

LB767 (Prohibit Dismemberment Abortion as Prescribed and Provide for Civil and Criminal Penalties) LB767 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. LB187 (Require the Department of Health and Human Services and Health Care Facilities to Provide Information Regarding Abortion) LB187 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 12, 2015. On January 14, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place March 18, 2015.  The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB768 (Provide for Choose Life License Plates) LB768 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Transportation and Telecommunications Committee. The Transportation and Telecommunications Hearing for this bill is scheduled for February 22, 2016. LB627 (Change Provisions Relating to Pregnancy and Eliminate Subversive Membership Provisions under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act) LB627 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place February 09, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM232 on February 27, 2015. Business and Labor AM232 was adopted March 12, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on March 12, 2015.This bill was placed on Select File with ER50 on May 17, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER50 was filed March 17, 2015. Mello AM1032 was filed March 25, 2015. Schumacher AM1047 was filed March 30, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER50 , Mello AM1032, and Schumacher AM1047 were adopted March 30, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on March 30, 2015. Senator Chambers filed motion MO81 April 02, 2015 to bracket the bill until June 05, 2015. Chambers withdrew that motion on April 07, 2015. The final reading of the bill took place on April 07, 2015, after which it was passed in the Senate by a vote of 45-0-4, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor.  The bill was approved by the Governor April 13, 2015. LB943 (Update References with Respect to Husband and Wife) LB943 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 13, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on January 27, 2016. LB848 (Change Provisions Relating to Courts) LB848 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2016. On January 11, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. LB586 (Prohibit Discrimination Based Upon Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) LB586 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place February 04, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM289 on February 17, 2015. Morfeld AM998 was filed March 23, 2015. Judiciary AM289 began pending on May 14, 2015. Morfeld AM998 was withdrawn May 14, 2015. Campbell AM1644 was filed, began pending, and lost on May 14, 2015. Senator Hanson filed motion MO117 on May 14, 2015 to reconsider the vote taken on AM1644. That motion began pending the same day. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB657 (Appropriate Funds for State Government Expenses) LB657 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 22, 2015 at the request of the Governor. On January 26, 2015, it was referred to the Appropriations Committee. The Appropriations Hearing for this bill took place February 23, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM829 on April 28, 2015. Appropriations AM829 began pending April 30, 2015. Chambers AM1433 was filed, then withdrawn April 30, 2015. Senator Chambers filed motion MO97 on April 30, 2015 to bracket the bill until June 5, 2015, but withdrew this motion the same day. Harr AM1481 was both filed and withdrawn on April 30, 2015. Groene AM1469 was both filed and withdrawn on April 30, 2015. Mello AM1484 was both filed and adopted April 30, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on April 30, 2015. This bill was placed on Select File with ER114. Enrollment and Review ER114, Mello AM1508, and Mello AM1566 were filed May 05, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER114 and Mello AM1566 were adopted May 06, 2015, while Mello AM1508 was withdrawn. Sullivan AM1567 was filed and lost May 06, 2015. Scheer FA62 was filed and withdrawn May 06, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on March 06, 2015. The final reading of the bill took place on May 14, 2015, after which it was passed with the Emergency Clause in the Senate by a vote of 49-0-0, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor. The bill was approved by the Governor May 20, 2015. Provisions/portions of LB57, LB82, LB98, LB110, LB154, LB185, LB229, LB233, LB263, LB318, LB332, LB397, LB417, LB418, LB485, LB496, LB506, LB537, and LB584 were amended into LB657 by AM829 on May 29, 2015. Provisions/portions of LB593 were amended into LB657 by AM829 on June 16, 2015. LB421 (Eliminate a Learning Community and Provide for Distribution of Assets as Prescribed)             LB421 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 16, 2015. On January 20, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Education Committee. The Education Hearing for this bill took place February 10, 2015. On April 28, 2015, the bill was postponed indefinitely. LB782 (Provide for a Medicaid State Plan Amendment Relating to Coverage for Family Planning Services) LB782 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 07, 2016. On January 08, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. LB114 (Redefine Ambulatory Surgical Center and Health Clinic under the Health Care Facility Licensure Act) LB114 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 09, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place March 08, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB944 (Change Terminology Relating to Parentage and Marital Relationships) LB944 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 13, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place on January 27, 2016. LB648 (Provide for Adoption by Two Adult Persons) LB648 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place February 04, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB44 (Change Provisions Relating to a Notice of Objection to Adoption)             LB44 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place January 23, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB983 (Change the Definition of Disability under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act) LB983 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 14, 2016. On January 19, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill will take place February 08, 2016. LB77 (Require a Medicaid State Plan Amendment for Family Planning Services and State Intent Relating to Appropriations for the Every Woman Matters Program)             LB77 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 28, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM109 on February 10, 2015. Health and Human Services AM109 was filed February 10, 2015. Kolterman AM403 was filed February 19, 2015. Health and Human Services AM109 was adopted February 26, 2015. Bolz FA16 was filed and adopted February 26, 2015. The bill failed to advance to Enrollment and Review Initial on February 26, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB50 (Change Provisions Relating to Medicaid Covered Services)             LB50 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. Senator Scheer filed motion MO5 to withdraw the bill on January 26, 2015. That motion prevailed on January 27, 2015. On January 27, 2015, LB50 was withdrawn. LB1097 (Change Provisions Relating to Sexual Assault Forensic Testing)             LB1097 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 20, 2016. On January 22, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. LB990 (Adopt the Fetal Dignity Protection Act)                    LB990 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 15, 2016. On January 20, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. LB905 (Adopt the Commission on Fathers, Men, and Boys Establishment Act of 2016)                    LB905 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 12, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. LB850 (Adopt the Paid Family Medical Leave Insurance Act) LB850 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2016. On January 11, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place on February 01, 2016. LB746 (Adopt the Nebraska Strengthening Families Act, Change Provisions for Guardians ad litem and Services for Children, and Create the Normalcy Task Force)                    LB746 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 21, 2016. LB441 (Change Provisions Relating to the Bridge to Independence Program) LB441 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 20, 2015. On January 22, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place February 19, 2015. It was placed on General File March 09, 2015. On May 28, 2015, a motion was filed to suspend rules to indefinitely postpone the bill. That motion prevailed on May 29, 2015, and the bill was indefinitely postponed. On May 29, 2015, provisions/portions of LB441 were amended into LB243 by AM1045. LB148 (Provide for Medical Assistance Program Coverage for Certain Youth Formerly in Foster Care)             LB148 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 09, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 30, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB243 (Create a Pilot Project Relating to Family Finding Services and Change the Young Adult Bridge to Independence Act) LB243 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 14, 2015. On January 15, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place February 19, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM787 on March 11, 2015. Health and Human Services AM787 was filed March 11, 2015. Bolz AM1045 was filed April 01, 2015. Health and Human Services AM787 began pending April 09, 2015 and was adopted April 10, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on April 13, 2015. This bill was placed on Select File with ER78. Enrollment and Review ER78 was filed April 13, 2015. Bolz AM1217 was filed April 14, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER78, Bolz AM1045, and Bolz AM1217 were adopted April 29, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on April 29, 2015. Bolz AM1622 was filed May 14, 2015. The bill was returned to Select File for specific amendment May 19, 2016. Bolz AM1622 was adopted May 19, 2016. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Reengrossment on May 19, 2015. The final reading of the bill took place on May 21, 2015, after which it was passed with the Emergency Clause in the Senate by a vote of 39-5-5, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor. The bill was approved by the Governor May 27, 2015. Provisions/portions of LB441 were amended into LB243 by AM1045May 29, 2015.

Nebraska 104th Legislature, 1st & 2nd Sessions (2015 – 2016)

Monday, January 25, 2016 Update

 

LB767 (Prohibit Dismemberment Abortion as Prescribed and Provide for Civil and Criminal Penalties) LB767 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. LB187 (Require the Department of Health and Human Services and Health Care Facilities to Provide Information Regarding Abortion) LB187 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 12, 2015. On January 14, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place March 18, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB768 (Provide for Choose Life License Plates) LB768 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Transportation and Telecommunications Committee. The Transportation and Telecommunications Hearing for this bill is scheduled for February 22, 2016. LB627 (Change Provisions Relating to Pregnancy and Eliminate Subversive Membership Provisions under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act) LB627 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill took place February 09, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM232 on February 27, 2015. Business and Labor AM232 was adopted March 12, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on March 12, 2015.This bill was placed on Select File with ER50 on May 17, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER50 was filed March 17, 2015. Mello AM1032 was filed March 25, 2015. Schumacher AM1047 was filed March 30, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER50 , Mello AM1032, and Schumacher AM1047 were adopted March 30, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on March 30, 2015. Senator Chambers filed motion MO81 April 02, 2015 to bracket the bill until June 05, 2015. Chambers withdrew that motion on April 07, 2015. The final reading of the bill took place on April 07, 2015, after which it was passed in the Senate by a vote of 45-0-4, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor. The bill was approved by the Governor April 13, 2015. LB943 (Update References with Respect to Husband and Wife) LB943 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 13, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill is scheduled for January 27, 2016. LB848 (Change Provisions Relating to Courts) LB848 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2016. On January 11, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. LB586 (Prohibit Discrimination Based Upon Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) LB586 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place February 04, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM289 on February 17, 2015. Morfeld AM998 was filed March 23, 2015. Judiciary AM289 began pending on May 14, 2015. Morfeld AM998 was withdrawn May 14, 2015. Campbell AM1644 was filed, began pending, and lost on May 14, 2015. Senator Hanson filed motion MO117 on May 14, 2015 to reconsider the vote taken on AM1644. That motion began pending the same day. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB657 (Appropriate Funds for State Government Expenses) LB657 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 22, 2015 at the request of the Governor. On January 26, 2015, it was referred to the Appropriations Committee. The Appropriations Hearing for this bill took place February 23, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM829 on April 28, 2015. Appropriations AM829 began pending April 30, 2015. Chambers AM1433 was filed, then withdrawn April 30, 2015. Senator Chambers filed motion MO97 on April 30, 2015 to bracket the bill until June 5, 2015, but withdrew this motion the same day. Harr AM1481 was both filed and withdrawn on April 30, 2015. Groene AM1469 was both filed and withdrawn on April 30, 2015. Mello AM1484 was both filed and adopted April 30, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on April 30, 2015. This bill was placed on Select File with ER114. Enrollment and Review ER114, Mello AM1508, and Mello AM1566 were filed May 05, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER114 and Mello AM1566 were adopted May 06, 2015, while Mello AM1508 was withdrawn. Sullivan AM1567 was filed and lost May 06, 2015. Scheer FA62 was filed and withdrawn May 06, 2015. The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on March 06, 2015. The final reading of the bill took place on May 14, 2015, after which it was passed with the Emergency Clause in the Senate by a vote of 49-0-0, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor. The bill was approved by the Governor May 20, 2015. Provisions/portions of LB57, LB82, LB98, LB110, LB154, LB185, LB229, LB233, LB263, LB318, LB332, LB397, LB417, LB418, LB485, LB496, LB506, LB537, and LB584 were amended into LB657 by AM829 on May 29, 2015. Provisions/portions of LB593 were amended into LB657 by AM829 on June 16, 2015. LB421 (Eliminate a Learning Community and Provide for Distribution of Assets as Prescribed)             LB421 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 16, 2015. On January 20, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Education Committee. The Education Hearing for this bill took place February 10, 2015. On April 28, 2015, the bill was postponed indefinitely. LB782 (Provide for a Medicaid State Plan Amendment Relating to Coverage for Family Planning Services) LB782 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 07, 2016. On January 08, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. LB114 (Redefine Ambulatory Surgical Center and Health Clinic under the Health Care Facility Licensure Act) LB114 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 09, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place March 08, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB944 (Change Terminology Relating to Parentage and Marital Relationships) LB944 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 13, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill will take place January 27, 2016. LB648 (Provide for Adoption by Two Adult Persons)               LB648 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place February 04, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB44 (Change Provisions Relating to a Notice of Objection to Adoption)             LB44 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place January 23, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB983 (Change the Definition of Disability under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act) LB983 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 14, 2016. On January 19, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. LB77 (Require a Medicaid State Plan Amendment for Family Planning Services and State Intent Relating to Appropriations for the Every Woman Matters Program)             LB77 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 28, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM109 on February 10, 2015. Health and Human Services AM109 was filed February 10, 2015. Kolterman AM403 was filed February 19, 2015. Health and Human Services AM109 was adopted February 26, 2015. Bolz FA16 was filed and adopted February 26, 2015. The bill failed to advance to Enrollment and Review Initial on February 26, 2015. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB50 (Change Provisions Relating to Medicaid Covered Services)             LB50 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. Senator Scheer filed motion MO5 to withdraw the bill on January 26, 2015. That motion prevailed on January 27, 2015. On January 27, 2015, LB50 was withdrawn. LB1097 (Change Provisions Relating to Sexual Assault Forensic Testing)             LB1097 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 20, 2016. On January 22, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. LB990 (Adopt the Fetal Dignity Protection Act)                    LB990 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 15, 2016. On January 20, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. LB905 (Adopt the Commission on Fathers, Men, and Boys Establishment Act of 2016)                    LB905 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 12, 2016. On January 14, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. LB850 (Adopt the Paid Family Medical Leave Insurance Act) LB850 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 08, 2016. On January 11, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Business and Labor Committee. The Business and Labor Hearing for this bill will take place February 01, 2016. LB746 (Adopt the Nebraska Strengthening Families Act, Change Provisions for Guardians ad litem and Services for Children, and Create the Normalcy Task Force)                    LB746 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 06, 2016. On January 07, 2016, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 21, 2016. LB586 (Prohibit Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity)             LB586 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 21, 2015. On January 23, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Hearing for this bill took place February 04, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM289 on February 17, 2015. Judiciary AM289 was filed February 17, 2015. Morfeld AM998 was filed Mach 23, 2015. Judiciary AM289 began pending May 14, 2015. Morfeld AM998 was withdrawn May 14, 2015. Campbell AM1644 was filed, began pending, and lost May 14, 2015. Senator Hanson filed motion MO117 on May 14, 2015 to reconsider the vote taken on AM1644, and that motion began pending the same day. The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB441 (Change Provisions Relating to the Bridge to Independence Program) LB441 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 20, 2015. On January 22, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place February 19, 2015. It was placed on General File March 09, 2015. On May 28, 2015, a motion was filed to suspend rules to indefinitely postpone the bill. That motion prevailed on May 29, 2015, and the bill was indefinitely postponed. On May 29, 2015, provisions/portions of LB441 were amended into LB243 by AM1045. LB148 (Provide for Medical Assistance Program Coverage for Certain Youth Formerly in Foster Care)             LB148 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 09, 2015. On January 12, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place January 30, 2015.  The bill was carried over into the 104th Legislature; its title was printed on January 06, 2016. LB243 (Create a Pilot Project Relating to Family Finding Services and Change the Young Adult Bridge to Independence Act) LB243 was introduced in the Nebraska State Senate on January 14, 2015. On January 15, 2015, it was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Health and Human Services Hearing for this bill took place February 19, 2015. It was placed on General File with AM787 on March 11, 2015. Health and Human Services AM787 was filed March 11, 2015. Bolz AM1045 was filed April 01, 2015. Health and Human Services AM787 began pending April 09, 2015 and was adopted April 10, 2015.  The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial on April 13, 2015. This bill was placed on Select File with ER78. Enrollment and Review ER78 was filed April 13, 2015. Bolz AM1217 was filed April 14, 2015. Enrollment and Review ER78, Bolz AM1045, and Bolz AM1217 were adopted April 29, 2015.  The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment on April 29, 2015. Bolz AM1622 was filed May 14, 2015.  The bill was returned to Select File for specific amendment May 19, 2016. Bolz AM1622 was adopted May 19, 2016.  The bill advanced to Enrollment and Review for Reengrossment on May 19, 2015.  The final reading of the bill took place on May 21, 2015, after which it was passed with the Emergency Clause in the Senate by a vote of 39-5-5, signed by the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor.  The bill was approved by the Governor May 27, 2015.  Provisions/portions of LB441 were amended into LB243 by AM1045 May 29, 2015.

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