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LB 139: Change vital statistics information relating to annulment and dissolution of marriage

As introduced: On or before the 5th of each month, the district court clerk for each county shall provide a statement of each annulment or dissolution performed for the preceding month.  The information requested by the clerk, and then given to the department, shall include: information regarding the legal custody, physical custody and parenting time [...]

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LB 22: Change parenting plan provisions related to the Parenting Act

As introduced: The Legislature finds that maximized parenting time with each parent protects children from harm to the father—child relationship and from harm due to parents’ conflicts, and, absent of evidence to the contrary, it is in a child’s best interest to have substantial, frequent, meaningful, and continuing parenting time with both parents and to [...]

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LB 212: Change court-ordered parenting plan provisions of the Parenting Act

As introduced: With respect to court-ordered parenting plans, there shall be a rebuttable presumption that each parent is entitled to at least 45% of the annual parenting time, as measured by the number of overnights the child spends with each parent. The burden of proof is on the party or parties seeking to rebut the [...]

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LB 507: Adopt the Step Up to Quality Child Care Act (QRIS)

As introduced: LB 507 adopts the Step Up to Quality Act, putting in place a quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) with a scale of steps from one to five. The system is available to all child care and early childhood education programs voluntarily, but participation is required for programs that receive significant amounts of [...]

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LB 625: Change income eligibility provisions relating to federal child care assistance

As introduced: LB 625 changes provisions relating to child care subsidies and requires the Department of Health and Human Services to provide child care assistance to families with incomes up to 185% of the federal poverty level. Introducing Senator(s): Conrad (priority); Nordquist Committee: Health and Human Services Committee Hearing Date: February 27, 2013 Current Status: [...]

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LB 22: Change Parenting Act provisions (Joint Legal and parenting time emphasis)

As introduced: LB22 was introduced to change provisions of the Parenting Act relating to findings and parenting plans. LB22 specifically declares that the Legislature recognizes that the interest of parents in the care, custody, and control of their children is perhaps the oldest of the fundamental liberty interests. LB22 further declares that it is the [...]

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LB 309: Adopt the Department of Health and Human Services Delivery Improvement and Efficiency Act (Streamlining)

As introduced: LB309 directs the Department of Health and Human Services to coordinate and streamline eligibility paperwork, expand information sharing across programs and governmental agencies, provide reasonable efforts to prevent case closures. Introducing Senator(s): Bolz Committee: Health and Human Services Committee Hearing Date: March 14, 2013 Current Status: Not voted out of committee Estimated Fiscal [...]

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LB 236: Appropriate funds to establish an Individual Development Account pilot project (IDA)

As introduced: LB 236 requires the Department of Labor, in conjunction with the Department of Health and Human Services, to establish a pilot project relating to individual development accounts. The project is intended to expand the use of individual development accounts, which assist working individuals and families in achieving long-term self-sufficiency, by providing matched funds [...]

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LB 508: Increase payments to the aid to dependent children program (ADC)

As introduced: This bill changes the payment for families qualifying for the Aid to Dependent Children Program from an amount not to exceed $300 a month for a two-person family plus an additional $75 per month for each additional family member to a payment based on a percent of the standard of need. The percentages [...]

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LB 330: Increase the gross income limit in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

As introduced: The intent of LB 330 is to make changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in order to allow working families to increase their wages without losing the vital support of SNAP. The bill would keep the current net income limits in SNAP, but increase the gross income limit, which would allow [...]

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