Current Legislation

2019 Legislation

Life and Human Dignity

LB141 (Sen. Wendy DeBoer): Provide for the offense of assault by strangulation or suffocation
Status: Hearing held on January 23, 2019.
NCC Position: Support    Read testimony here.

LB166 (Sen. Megan Hunt): Prohibitions on Juries, Judges, and Defendants
Status:
Hearing held on Thursday, February 7, 2019.
NCC Position: Oppose   Read testimony here.

LB167 (Sen. Megan Hunt): Prohibit Conversion Therapy 
Prohibits a number of people - such as licensed counselors, pastors, and teachers - from providing talk therapy that includes any efforts to change behaviors of gender expression or reduce feelings of same-sex attraction.
Status: Hearing held on Thursday, February 7, 2019.
NCC Position: Oppose   Read testimony here.

LB168 (Sen. Megan Hunt): Define offense of child abuse to include subjecting a child to conversion therapy
Classifies exposing minors to this type of talk therapy as child abuse.
Status: Withdrawn by sponsoring senator.
NCC Position: Oppose  

LB209 (Sen. Joni Albrecht): Abortion Pill Reversal Information Act  
Gives mothers a second chance at choice by requiring an abortionist to inform a mother that the effects of the abortion pill could be reversed if she changes her mind.
Status: Committee hearing scheduled for March 20, 2019.
NCC Position: Support

LB294 (Budget bill): Title X Provision   
Prohibits taxpayer dollars from funding abortion services through the federal Title X program.
Status: Appropriations Committee voted to exclude language from the budget.
NCC Position: Support

LB423 (Sen. Sara Howard): Change and eliminate provisions relating to school-based health centers
Status: Hearing held on February 21, 2019.
NCC Position: Oppose   Read testimony here.

LB501 (Sen. Megan Hunt): Mandates insurance coverage for in vitro fertilization procedures.
Status: Hearing held on March 4, 2019.
NCC Position: Oppose    Read testimony here.

LB503 (Sen. Megan Hunt): Eliminate Physical Presence of Physician Requirement
Status:
Awaiting a hearing.

NCC Position: Oppose

LB627 (Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks): Create special legal protections for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in public accommodations, employment and housing.
Status: Debated by the full Legislature on March 4-5, 2019. No action was taken.
NCC Position: Oppose   Read testimony here.

LB690 (Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh): Adopt the Healthy Pregnancies for Incarcerated Women Act
Status: Hearing held on March 6, 2019.
NCC Position: Support   Read testimony here.

Education

LB670 (Sen. Lou Ann Linehan): Provides more scholarship opportunities for low-income and working-class children to attend a private school of their choice 
Status: Committee hearing held on March 7, 2019.
NCC Position: Support   Read testimony here.

Marriage and Family

LB423 (Sen. Sara Howard): Change and eliminate provisions relating to school-based health centers
Status: Hearing held on February 21, 2019.
NCC Position: Oppose   Read testimony here.

LB498 (Sen. Anna Wishart): Expand access to contraception for low-income families
Status: Hearing held on February 22, 2019.
NCC Position: Oppose   Read testimony here.

Social and Human Development

LB44 (Sen. Ernie Chambers): Repeal the death penalty
Status: Committee hearing held on March 7, 2019.
NCC Position: Support   Read testimony here.

LB169 (Sen. Megan Hunt): SNAP Benefits
Change provisions relating to eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Status: Committee hearing held on February 7, 2019.
NCC Position: Support   Read testimony here.

LB369 (Sen. Tony Vargas):
Notice before entering into agreements to enforce federal immigration law
Status: Hearing scheduled for March 28, 2019.

NCC Position: Support


Past Legislation

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