The following is a list of Voices for Children’s priority legislation for the 105th legislature.

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Child Welfare

LB 107: Change Parenting Act provisions relating to limitation or denial of custody or access to a child
Introducer: Senator Sue Crawford
Status: Referred to Judiciary
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here for Voices for Children’s LB 107 Letter of Support.

LB 108: Require guidelines to ensure safety of minor or dependent whose parent or guardian is arrested
Introducer: Senator Sue Crawford
Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here for Voices for Children’s LB 108 Testimony.

LB 189: Appropriate funds to the Department of Health and Human Services for recruitment and retention of caseworkers
Introducer: Senator Sara Howard
Status: Referred to Appropriations Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT

LB 225: Change provisions relating to alternative response to a report of child abuse or neglect and provide duties for the Department of Health and Human Services
Introducer: Senator Sue Crawford
Status: Referred to Health and Human Services Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here for Voices for Children’s LB 225 Testimony.

LB 226: Provide for purchase of motor vehicles and insurance by certain juveniles, change foster care transition proposal provisions, and provide immunity from liability for caregivers
Introducer: Senator Anna Wishart
Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT

LB 298: Change provisions relating to the Nebraska Strengthening Families Act and a task force
Introducer: Senator Roy Baker
Status: Referred to Health and Human Services Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here for Voices for Children’s LB 298 Testimony.

LB 334: Change Department of Health and Human Services provisions relating to families
Introducer: Senator Merv Riepe
Status: Referred to Health and Human Services Committee
Voices for Children Position: OPPOSE
Click here for Voices for Children’s LB 334 Testimony.

LB 411: Change provisions relating to placement of siblings
Introducer: Senator Kate Bolz
Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT

LB 417: Change and eliminate provisions relating to public health and welfare
Introducer: Senator Merv Riepe
Status: Referred to Health and Human Services Committee
Voices for Children Position: OPPOSE
Click here for Voices for Children’s LB 417 Testimony.

LB 427: Require breastfeeding accommodations for student-parents
Introducer: Senator Tony Vargas
Status: Referred to Education Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT

LB 428: Require schools and the State Department of Education to Adopt policies relating to pregnant and parenting students
Introducer: Senator Tony Vargas
Status: Referred to Education Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here for Voices for Children’s LB 428 Testimony.

LB 456: Provide for supportive services for disabled parents in family and dependency matters
Introducer: Senator Tom Briese
Status: Referred to Health and Human Services Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here for Voices for Children’s LB 456 Letter of Support.

LB 521: Change provisions related to early childhood education in the Tax Equity and Educational Opportunities Support Act
Introducer: Senator Lynne Walz
Status: Referred to Education Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT

LB 595: Provide for the use of physical force or physical restraint or removal from a class in response to student behavior
Introducer: Senator Mike Groene
Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee
Voices for Children Position: OPPOSE
Click here for Voices for Children’s LB 595 Testimony.

Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice

LB 6: Provide for the release of a summarized report by the office of Inspector General of Nebraska Child Welfare
Introducer: Senator Bob Krist
Status: General File
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here for Voices for Children’s LB 6 and LB 207 Letter of Support.

LB 207: Chang provisions relating to powers and duties of the Office of Inspector General of Nebraska Child Welfare
Introducer: Senator Bob Krist
Status: General File
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here for Voices for Children’s LB 6 and LB 207 Letter of Support.

LB 552: Provide for the Children’s Connection program
Introducer: Senator Lynne Walz
Status: Referred to Health and Human Services Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT

Juvenile Justice

LB 8: Provide for graduated response sanctions and incentives relating to juvenile probation
Introducer: Senator Bob Krist
Status: Enrollment & Review Initial
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here for Voices for Children’s LB 8 Testimony.

LB 11: Change provisions relating to transfer of juvenile cases
Introducer: Senator Bob Krist
Status: Enrollment & Review Initial
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here for Voices for Children’s LB 11 Testimony.

LB 158: Change provisions relating to appointment of counsel for juveniles
Introducer: Senator Patty Pansing Brooks
Status: General File
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here for Voices for Children’s LB 158 Testimony.

LB 179: Change provisions relating to transition of young adults to independence
Introducer: Senator Kate Bolz
Status: Referred to Health and Human Services
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here for Voices for Children’s LB 179 Testimony.

LB 180: Provide for bridge orders transferring juvenile court jurisdiction of a juvenile to a district court
Introducer: Senator Kate Bolz
Status: General File
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here for Voices for Children’s LB 180 Letter of Support.

LB 434: Change videoconferencing provisions relating to certain juvenile hearings
Introducer: Senator Laura Ebke
Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee
Voices for Children Position: OPPOSE

LB 560: Change restrictive housing and inmate discipline provisions
Introducer: Senator Paul Schumacher
Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT

LB 658: Provide for expert witness appointment as prescribed in certain juvenile proceedings
Introducer: Senator Justin Wayne
Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT

Economic Stability

LB 69: Increase the earned income tax credit
Introducer: Senator Patty Pansing Brooks
Status: Referred to Revenue Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here for Voices for Children’s LB 69 Testimony.

LB 128: Change eligibility provisions relating to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Introducer: Senator Mike Groene
Status: Referred to Health and Human Services Committee
Voices for Children Position: OPPOSE

LB 129: Increase the earned income tax credit
Introducer: Senator Adam Morfeld
Status: Referred to Revenue Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT

LB 194: Change provisions of the Credit Services Organization Act, Delayed Deposit Services Licensing Act, and Nebraska Installment Loan Act
Introducer: Senator Tony Vargas
Status: Referred to Banking, Commerce and Insurance Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here for Voices for Children’s LB 194 Letter of Support.

LB 211: Change the minimum wage for persons compensated by way of gratuities
Introducer: Senator Matt Hansen
Status: Referred to Business and Labor Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT

LB 224: Change asset limitation provisions relating to public assistance
Introducer: Senator Sue Crawford
Status: Referred to Health and Human Services Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT

LB 260: Provide for a state food insecurity nutrition incentive grant program and state intent regarding appropriations
Introducer: Senator Matt Hansen
Status: Referred to Agriculture Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here for Voices for Children’s LB 260 Letter of Support.

LB 286: Adopt the Nebraska Flexible Loan Act and change provisions of the Delayed Deposit Services Licensing Act
Introducer: Senator Joni Craighead
Status: Referred to Banking, Commerce and Insurance Committee
Voices for Children Position: OPPOSE
Click here for Voices for Children’s LB 286 Testimony.

LB 305: Adopt the Paid Family Medical Leave Insurance Act
Introducer: Senator Sue Crawford
Status: Referred to Business and Labor Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here for Voices for Children’s LB 305 Testimony.

LB 311: Eliminate an eligibility provision relating to nutrition assistance benefits as prescribed
Introducer: Senator Adam Morfeld
Status: Referred to Health and Human Services Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here for Voices for Children’s LB 311 Testimony.

LB 337: Change income tax rates and provide for deferrals of the rate changes
Introducer: Senator Jim Smith
Status: Referred to Revenue Committee
Voices for Children Position: OPPOSE
Click here for Voices for Children’s LB 337 Testimony.

LB 358: Change income eligibility provisions relating to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Introducer: Senator John McCollister
Status: Referred to Health and Human Services Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here for Voices for Children’s LB 358 Testimony.

LB 372: Provide protections for employees with family care responsibilities under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act
Introducer: Senator Sue Crawford
Status: Referred to Business and Labor Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here for Voices for Children’s LB 372 Testimony.

LB 526: Change provisions relating to debtor’s rights, garnishment, attachment, and other debt collection procedures
Introducer: Senator Adam Morfeld
Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT

LB 537: Provide for drug screening for applicants and recipients of cash assistance
Introducer: Senator Dan Hughes
Status: Referred to Health and Human Services Committee
Voices for Children Position: OPPOSE

Health

LB 235: Clarify grant requirements for the Summer Food Service
Introducer: Senator Lynne Walz
Status: Referred to Education Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here for Voices for Children’s LB 235 Testimony.

LB 282: Change telehealth provisions relating to children’s behavioral health
Introducer: Senator Merv Riepe
Status: Referred to Health and Human Services Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT

LB 441: Change eligibility provisions under the Medical Assistance Act
Introducer: Senator Adam Morfeld
Status: Referred to Health and Human Services Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT