The following is a list of Voices for Children’s priority legislation for the 108th Legislature, 2nd Session. Live updates for our bills will updated accordingly throughout the session. 

We’ve linked to the bill landing pages below.  You can also watch the Nebraska Legislature Live throughout the session. This link will provide direct access to active live streams of committee and legislative hearings, along with links available for later live streams set to take place as well. 

Please feel free to reach out to us to get involved on any of these bills and make your voice heard for Nebraska kids. To contact your state senator, click here.

Juvenile Justice

LB 899: Exempt Class III school districts from the prohibition on suspending a student in pre-kindergarten through second grade
Introducer: Senator Hughes 
Status: Referred to Education Committee
Voices for Children Position: Oppose 
Click here to read the Voices for Children testimony 

LB 959: Require transfer of cases to juvenile court if a county or district court fails to rule on a motion to transfer within thirty days
Introducer: Senator Dungan
Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee
Voices for Children’s Position: Support
Click here to read the Voices for Children Testimony 

LB 1029: Change provisions relating to compulsory school attendance regarding illness
Introducer: Senator Conrad
Status: Referred to Education Committee
Voices for Children Position: Support 
Click here to read the Voices for Children testimony 

LB 1057: Change provisions relating to arraignments, filing of juvenile petitions, and jurisdiction of juvenile courts
Introducer: Senator DeBoer
Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee
Voices for Children Position: Support

LB 1085: Eliminate provisions relating to establishment of new separate juvenile court districts and rename existing districts
Introducer: Senator Holdcroft
Status: Referred to Judiciary 
Voices for Children Position: Neutral

LB 1089: Exempt individuals under nineteen years of age from payment of certain court costs and fees and change provisions of the Nebraska Juvenile Code
Introducer: Senator DeBoer
Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee
Voices for Children Position: Support

LB 1141: Change provisions of the Student Discipline Act
Introducer: Senator McKinney
Status: Referred to Education Committee
Voices for Children Position:  Support

LB 1146: Provide an additional exception to the prohibition on suspending a student in pre-kindergarten through second grade
Introducer: Senator Murman 
Status: Referred to Education Committee
Voices for Children Position: Oppose
Click here to read the Voices for Children testimony 

LB 1208: Allow for detention of juveniles under the Nebraska Juvenile Code for their own protection
Introducer: Senator Bosn
Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee
Voices for Children Position: Oppose

LB 1282: Provide for youth renewal centers for high risk youth
Introducer: Senator McDonnell
Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee
Voices for Children Position: Determining

Child Welfare

LB 845: Prohibit eviction of certain tenants during the school year
Introducer: Senator Hunt
Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee
Voices for Children Position: Support
Click here to read the Voices for Children testimony 

LB 876: Adopt the Newborn Safe Haven Act
Introducer: Senator Holdcroft
Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee
Voices for Children Position: Support
Click here to read the Voices for Children testimony 

LB 911: Require the Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of Probation Administration to make reports under the Nebraska Indian Child Welfare Act
Introducer: Senator Blood 
Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee 
Voices for Children Position: Support

LB 945: Require certain documents, information, and materials be provided to children before leaving foster care
Introducer: Senator Hughes
Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee
Voices for Children Position: Support
Click here to read the Voices for Children testimony 

LB 1003: Change a requirement relating to child care licensing in cities, villages, or counties
Introducer: Senator Hansen
Status: Referred to Health and Human Services Committee
Voices for Children Position: Oppose
Click here to read the Voices for Children Testimony 

LB 1270: Change provisions relating to the Door to College Scholarship Act
Introducer: Senator Murman 
Status: Referred to Education Committee
Voices for Children Position: Support 
Click here to read Voices for Children’s testimony

LB 1293: Change appointment provisions and powers and duties of the Public Counsel, the Inspector General of Nebraska Child Welfare, and the Inspector General of the Nebraska Correctional System
Introducer: Senator Conrad
Status: Referred to the Executive Board
Voices for Children Position: Support 

LB 1321: Change provisions relating to the Public Counsel, the Inspector General of Nebraska Child Welfare, and the Inspector General of the Nebraska Correctional System
Introducer: Senator Arch
Status: Referred to Executive Board
Voices for Children Position: Neutral

LB 1416: Adopt the Child Care Capacity Building and Workforce Act
Introducer: Bostar At the request of the Governor
Status: Referred to Banking, Commerce and Insurance Committee
Voices for Children Position: Support 
Click here to read Voices testimony 

Economic Stability

LB 840: Adopt the Poverty Elimination Action Plan Act
Introducer: Senator McKinney 
Status: Referred to Urban Affairs Committee
Voices for Children Position: Support
Click here to read Voices for Children testimony 

LB 856: Change eligibility requirements for the federal child care subsidy program
Introducer: Senator Fredrickson 
Status: Referred to Health and Human Services Committee
Voices for Children Position: Support
Click here to read Voices for Children Testimony 

LB 871: Require a report by the Department of Health and Human Services regarding the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program
Introducer: Senator M. Cavanaugh 
Status: Referred to Health and Human Services Committee
Voices for Children Position: Support

LB 882: Change provisions relating to benefits under the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Introducer: Senator Bostar
Status: Referred to Health and Human Services Committee
Voices for Children Position: Support

LB 920: Require the Department of Health and Human Services to establish a Restaurant Meals Program
Introducer: Senator McKinney
Status: Referred to Health and Human Services Committee
Voices for Children Position: Support

LB 952: Require the Department of Health and Human Services to implement the federal Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer Program
Introducer: Senator Day 
Status: Referred to Health and Human Services Committee
Voices for Children Position: Support
Click here for Voices for Children testimony

LB 1291: Require the State Department of Education to administer electronic benefit transfer funds for eligible youth in the summer as prescribed
Introducer: Senator Conrad
Status: Referred to Education Committee
Voices for Children Position: Support

LB 1324: Adopt the Child Tax Credit Act
Introducer: Senator Conrad
Status: Referred to Revenue Committee
Voices for Children Position: Support

LB 1381: Provide work requirements for recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
introducer: Senator Hansen 
Status: Referred to Health and Human Services Committee
Voices for Children Position: N/A

Health

LB 855: Prohibit school districts from taking certain actions relating to outstanding debts on a school lunch or breakfast account
Introducer: Senator Conrad
Status: Referred to Education Committee
Voices for Children Position: Support
Click here to read Voices for Children Testimony 

LB 857: Create the Nebraska Prenatal Plus Program
Introducer: Senator Dungan
Status: Referred to Health and Human Services Committee
Voices for Children Position: Support

LB 927: Require suicide awareness and prevention training for certain employees of child-placing agencies and employees of the Department of Health and Human Services
Introducer: Senator Fredrickson 
Status: Referred to Health and Human Services Committee
Voices for Children Position: Support

LB 1050: Require school districts to provide menstrual products to students
Introducer: Senator Conrad 
Status: Referred to Education Committee
Voices for Children Position: Support

LB 1139: Adopt the Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Act
Introducer: Senator M. Cavanaugh 
Status: Referred to Business and Labor Committee
Voices for Children Position: Support 
Click here to read Voices for Children testimony 

Race Equity and Inclusion

LB 1330: Prohibit public educational institutions from taking certain actions relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Introducer: Senator Murman
Status: Referred to Education Committee
Voices for Children Position: Oppose
Click here to read Voices for Children testimony