The following is a list of Voices for Children’s priority legislation for the 106th Legislature, 2nd Session.

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Child Welfare

LB 759: Require consultation with school districts regarding placement of children
Introducer: Senator Kolterman
Status: Referral to Health and Human Services Committee
Voices for Children Position: OPPOSE
Click here to read Voices for Children’s testimony on LB 759

LB 849: Change eligibility requirements under the Young Adult Bridge to Independence Act
Introducer: Senator Pansing Brooks
Status: Referral to Health and Human Services Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here to read Voices for Children’s testimony on LB 849

LB 977: Change provisions relating to the case management lead agency model pilot project
Introducer: Senator Bolz
Status: Referral to Health and Human Services Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here to read Voices for Children’s testimony on LB 977

LB 1061: Change provisions relating to alternative response to reports of child abuse or neglect
Introducer: Senator Crawford
Status: Referral to Health and Human Services Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here to read Voices for Children’s testimony on LB 1061

LB 1169: Create the Nebraska Integrated Juvenile Data Governing Body and the Nebraska Juvenile Justice Information System
Introducer: Senator Cavanaugh
Status: Referral to Judiciary Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here to read Voices for Children’s letter of support for LB 1169

Juvenile Justice

LB 941: Create the Nebraska Youth in Care Bill of Rights    
Introducer: Senator Hunt
Status: Referral to Judiciary Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here to read Voices for Children’s testimony on LB 941

LB 924: Change provisions relating to racial profiling and require law enforcement training
Introducer: Senator Chambers
Status: General File
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here to read Voices for Children’s testimony on LB 924

LB 986: Prescribe requirements for public colleges and universities regarding criminal history and juvenile court record information
Introducer: Senator Pansing Brooks
Status: Referral to Judiciary Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here to read Voices for Children’s testimony on LB 986

LB 995: Appropriate funds to the Commission on Public Advocacy
Introducer: Senator Gragert
Status: Referral to Appropriations Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here to read Voices for Children’s testimony on LB 995

LB 1117: Change sentencing provisions for crimes committed by a person under twenty-one years of age and change provisions relating to jurisdiction over juveniles
Introducer: Senator Pansing Brooks
Status: Referral to Judiciary Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here to read Voices for Children’s testimony on LB 1117

LB 1140: Provide requirements for youth rehabilitation and treatment centers
Introducer: Health and Human Services Committee
Status: Referral to Health and Human Services Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here to read Voices for Children testimony on LB 1140 and LB 1141

LB 1141: Require the Department of Health and Human Services to develop operations plans for the youth rehabilitation and treatment centers
Introducer: Health and Human Services Committee
Status: Referral to Health and Human Services Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here to read Voices for Children testimony on LB 1140 and LB 1141

LB 1142: Provide for emergency plans at the youth rehabilitation and treatment centers
Status: Referral to Health and Human Services Committee
Voices for Children Position: NEUTRAL

LB 1144: Change provisions affecting the Public Counsel and the Inspector General of Nebraska Child Welfare
Introducer: Health and Human Services Committee
Status: Referral to Executive Board
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT

LB 1145: Require the Department of Health and Human Services to develop and implement policies regarding use of mechanical restraints and transportation of juveniles
Introducer: Health and Human Services Committee
Status: Referral to Health and Human Services Committee
Voices for Children Position: NEUTRAL
Click here to read Voices for Children’s testimony on LB 1145

LB 1146: Appropriate Funds for the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center-Kearney
Introducer: Senator Howard
Status: Referral to Appropriations Committee
Voices for Children Position: NEUTRAL
Click here to read Voices for Children’s letter on LB 1146

LB 1148: Change provisions relating to the Office of Juvenile Services and the placement of juveniles at youth rehabilitation and treatment centers
Introducer: Senator Vargas
Status: Referral to Judiciary Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here to read Voices for Children’s testimony on LB 1148

LB 1149: Change provisions relating to the Office of Juvenile Services
Introducer: Senator Vargas
Status: Referral to Health and Human Services Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here to read Voices for Children’s testimony on LB 1149

LB 1150: Require the youth rehabilitation and treatment centers to be fully operational by July 1, 2021
Introducer: Senator Brandt
Status: Referral to Health and Human Services Committee
Voices for Children Position: NEUTRAL
Click here to read Voices for Children’s testimony on LB 1150

LB 1172: Change provisions relating to juveniles and provide duties for the Department of Health and Human Services
Introducer: Senator Cavanaugh
Status: Referral to Health and Human Services Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here to read Voices for Children’s testimony on LB 1172

Economic Stability

LB 794: Adopt the Missing Middle Housing Act and provide zoning regulation requirements for certain cities
Introducer: Senator Matt Hansen
Status: Referral to Urban Affairs Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here to read Voice’s for Children’s letter of support for LB 794

LB 810: Eliminated sales tax exemption on bottled water, candy, and soft drinks.
Introducer: Senator McCollister
Status: Referral to Revenue Committee
Voices for Children Position: OPPOSE
Click here to read Voices for Children’s letter of opposition to LB 810

LB 915: Tipped minimum wage
Introducer: Senator Hunt
Status: Referral to Business and Labor Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here for Voices for Children’s letter of support for LB 915

LB 1037: Change provisions relating to household eligibility for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits
Introducer: Senator Hunt
Status: Referral to Health and Human Services
Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT

LB 1038: Change provisions relating to eligibility for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits
Introducer: Senator Hunt
Status: Referral to Health and Human Services Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT

LB 1049: Provide for participation in federal Child Care Subsidy child care assistance as prescribed
Introducer: Senator Bolz
Status: Referral to Health and Human Services Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT

LB 1083: Change provisions relating to the Meadowlark Program
Introducer: Senator Morfeld
Status: Referral to the Education Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here to read Voices for Children testimony on LB 1083

LB 1213: Change tax and school funding provisions
Introducer: Senator Ben Hansen
Status: Referral to Education Committee
Voices for Children Position: OPPOSE

LR 300CA: Eliminate income and property tax and enact single-rate consumption tax
Introducer: Senator Erdman
Status: Referral to Revenue Committee
Voices for Children Position: OPPOSE
Click here to read Voices for Children’s letter of opposition to LR 300CA

Health

LB 851: Change provisions relating to eligibility for services under the Medical Assistance Act.
Introducer: Senator McCollister
Status: Referral to Health and Human Services Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here to read Voices for Children’s testimony on LB 851

LB 998: Require behavioral awareness and intervention training and points of contact, transfer funds, and change the Tax Equity and Educational Opportunities Support Act
Introducer: Senator Murman
Status: Placed on General File with AM2214
Voices for Children position: NEUTRAL
Click here to read Voices for Children’s letter on LB 998

LB 1036: Allow persons eighteen years of age to make health care decisions and persons under nineteen years of age in correctional facilities to consent to medical and mental health care
Introducer: Senator Morfeld
Status: Referral to Judiciary Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here to read Voices for Children’s letter of support for LB 1036

LB 1039: Adopt the Hunger-Free Schools Act
Introducer: Senator Cavanaugh
Status: Referral to Education Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT

LB 1040: Provide for a state food insecurity nutrition incentive grant program
Introducer: Senator Vargas
Status: Referral to Agriculture Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here to read Voices for Children’s testimony on LB 1040

LB 1116: Adopt the New School Construction and Water Access Act
Introducer: Senator Morfeld
Status: Referral to Urban Affairs Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here to read Voices for Children’s testimony on LB 1116

LB 1170: Provide for implicit bias training, coverage under the medical assistance program for doula services and postpartum women, instruction to health professionals, and a pilot program
Introducer: Senator Cavanaugh
Status: Referral to Health and Human Services
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT

LB 1171: Change provisions under the Healthy Pregnancies for Incarcerated Women Act
Introducer: Senator Cavanaugh
Status: Referral to Judiciary Committee
Voices for Children Position: SUPPORT
Click here to read Voices for Children’s testimony on LB 1171