Current Legislation

Nebraska's 105th Legislature

Legislative Snapshot

Here's a snapshot of the most important bills we followed and advocated for on your behalf. Click on the image for a downloadable and printable file. For any questions send us a message or call us at 402.477.7517. A more expansive list of bills found below.

2017-2018 Legislation (In support)

  • Introduced by Senator Dan Watermeier. Provide for Choose Life License Plates.
    Status: Signed into law!

  • LB62

    Introduced by Senator Jim Scheer. Eliminate prohibition on teachers wearing religious garb.
    Status: Signed into law!

  • LB69

    Introduced by Senator Patty Pansing Brooks. Increase the earned income tax credit.
    Status: In committee.

  • LB118

    Introduced by Senator Robert Hilkemann. Adopt the Education Savings Account Act and provide income tax adjustments.
    Status: In committee.

  • LB128

    Introduced by Senator Mike Groene. Change eligibility provisions relating to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
    Status: In committee.

  • LB129

    Introduced by Senator Adam Morfeld. Increase the earned income tax credit.
    Status: In committee.

  • LB188

    Introduced by Senator Sara Howard. Change provisions relating to the paternity of a child conceived as a result of sexual assault.
    Status: Amended in LB289, signed into law.

  • LB194

    Introduced by Senator Tony Vargas. Change provisions of the Credit Services Organization Act, Delayed Deposit Services Licensing Act, and Nebraska Installment Loan Act.
    Status: Signed into law!

  • LB289

    Introduced by Senator Patty Pansing Brooks. Change provisions and penalties relating to pandering, human trafficking, labor trafficking, and sex trafficking and prohibit solicitation of a trafficking victim.
    Status: Signed into law!

  • Introduced by Senator Jim Smith, Prioritized by Lou Ann Linehan. Creates scholarship opportunities for low-income and working-class families to attend the parochial or private school of their choice.
    Status: One round of debate. Not enough votes to overcome a filibuster.

  • LB311

    Introduced by Senator Adam Morfeld. Eliminate an eligibility provision relating to nutrition assistance benefits as prescribed.
    Status: In committee.

  • LB323

    Adopt the Palliative Care and Quality of Life Act.
    Status: Signed into law!

  • LB407

    Create and provide duties for the Whiteclay Public Health Emergency Task Force.
    Status: Signed into law!

  • LB446

    Introduced by Senator Ernie Chambers. Repeals the death penalty and replaces it with life imprisonment.
    Status: Still in committee.

  • LB506
    LB506

    Introduced by Senator Joni Albrecht. Compassion and Care for Medically Challenging Pregnancies Act.
    Status: Signed into law!

  • LB608

    Introduced by Senator Lou Ann Linehan. Provides students belonging to the state’s “lowest performing schools” an opportunity to take some of their education funding to the school of their family’s choice, including approved or accredited parochial or private schools.
    Status: Still in committee.

  • LB747

    Introduced by Senator Theresa Thibodeau. Creates regulatory oversight for so-called “bottle clubs” which engage in immoderate alcohol consumption that affect public safety and often engage in illicit sexual activity.
    Status: Amended into LB1120, presented to the governor for signing.

  • LB804

    Introduced by Senator Lydia Brasch. Allows for certain state income tax benefits when using “529 education savings plans” that are used for K-12 tuition costs.
    Status: In committee.

  • Requires clinics receiving Title X funds to be physically, financially, and legally independent from clinics providing abortion services.
    Status: Signed into law!

  • LB985

    Introduced by Senator Sara Howard. Provide for state funding of prenatal care under the medical assistance program.
    Status: In committee.

  • LB998

    Introduced by Senator Lynne Walz. Create a Collaborative School Behavioral and Mental Health Program.
    Status: Presented to governor for signature.

  • LB1040
    LB1040

    Introduced by Senator Joni Albrecht. Description: Extends birth certificates for nonviable pregnancies to any pregnancy prior to 20 weeks.
    Status: Signed into law!

  • LB1082

    Introduced by Senator Tony Vargas. Requires law enforcement agencies that enter into an immigration enforcement agreement with the federal government to notify the local governing body and provide for a public hearing about the agreement.
    Status: Voted out of committee.

  • LB1132

    Introduced by Senator Patty Pansing Brooks. Provides “set-asides” of criminal convictions for victims of human trafficking if the conviction was connected to when the victim was being trafficked.
    Status: Signed into law!

2017-2018 Legislation (Opposed)

  • LB120

    Introduced by Senator Paul Schumacher. Expands taxpayer-funded and government-provided contraception to low-income women and men.
    Status: Still in committee.

  • LB173

    Introduced by Senator Adam Morfeld. Creates new protected classes for sexual orientation and gender identity in public accommodations, housing, and employment.
    Status: Debated on floor. There was no vote.

  • LB312

    Introduced by Senator Tom Briese. Change and eliminate revenue and taxation provisions.
    Status: In committee.

  • LB450

    Introduced by Senator Ernie Chambers. Legalizes doctor-prescribed suicide for terminally ill patients.
    Status: Still in committee.

  • LB529
    LB529

    Introduced by Senator Burke Harr. Authorize county courts sitting as probate courts in cases of guardianship to authorize abortions in judicial by-pass cases.
    Status: In committee.

  • LB661

    Senator John Kuehn. Provide for confidentiality of information relating to performing a lethal injection.
    Status: One round of debate. No vote.

  • LB726
    LB726

    Introduced by Senator Justin Wayne. Requires insurance plans to provide coverage for in vitro fertilization under certain conditions.
    Status: In committee.

  • LB785

    Introduced by Senator Tony Vargas. Description: Redefines the terminology that would be used in marriage solemnization ceremonies by removing “husband and wife” and replacing it with “spouses”.
    Status: In committee.

  • LB886

    Introduced by Senator Adam Morfeld. Protect student journalists' and student media advisers' rights of and freedom of speech and of the press.
    Status: In committee.

  • LB891

    Introduced by Senator Patty Pansing Brooks. Violates a psychologist’s professional judgment and faith-based convictions regarding marriage and human sexuality, by creating new protected classes of non-discrimination for sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Status: In committee.

  • LB944

    Textbook Loan Program reduction in the mainline budget.
    Status: Signed into law.

  • LB1084

    Introduced by Senator Tom Briese. Adopt the Property Tax Request Limitation Act, provide sunset dates for certain tax exemptions and incentives, and change other revenue and taxation provisions.
    Status: In committee.

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