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Legislative Updates

107th Legislature - 2nd Session

107th Legislature - 2nd Session

The second session of Nebraska's 107th Legislature began on January 5, 2022. As bills are introduced, Disability Rights Nebraska analyzes and researches proposed legislation, outlines priorities in our bill chart, and educates policymakers and the public on how legislation will affect people with disabilities.  

To learn about bills that Nebraska's disability community should watch this session, download a PDF of our 2022 Legislative Priorities chart. You can also view it below or in your browser.  

Legislative News

Brad Meurrens, public policy director at Disability Rights Nebraska, testified in support of the bill. The overlap between disability and homelessness is significant, he said, and nearly one quarter of individuals experiencing homelessness have a physical, intellectual, developmental or mental disability.

Testifying in opposition to the bill was Brad Meurrens of Disability Rights Nebraska. He said the proposed reasonableness standard is too subjective and could lead to increased use of physical restraint, which is used disproportionately against students with disabilities.

“The language has not changed much, if at all, from previous years, despite the consistent and persistent language recommendations posed by us and others,” said Brad Meurrens, public policy director for Disability Rights Nebraska.