Disability Rights Nebraska's Public Policy Team worked hard to protect the rights of people with disabilities during the 105th Legislature's 2nd Session. In 2018, we continued our public policy advocacy by providing analyses and testimony on issues that affect the disability community. We respond to “High-Priority” bills with testimony, personal contacts and education, and “Medium Priority” bills with letters, often in conjunction with other disability rights partners. View a complete list of our legislative priorities in 2018 to learn more about bills that might affect Nebraskans with disabilities.
Nebraska's 107th Legislature is in full-swing! We'll be releasing our bill chart in the coming weeks. In the meantime, watch this video to catch up on some of our highlights from the 106th Legislature (2019-2020).
The Nebraska Legislature has provided additional options for the public to provide their input on legislation. Now, citizens looking to share their thoughts with senators on legislation can do so through an online form on the Nebraska Legislature website.
On February 6, LB230, a bill that restricts the use of room confinement for juveniles, passed. Disability Rights Nebraska wrote a letter in support of the bill.
LB 933, a bill that would change provisions related to the discontinuation of utility service, was amended into an omnibus natural resources bill that passed on August 13. Disability Rights Nebraska wrote a letter in support of LB 933.