The Public Policy Agenda for the 2020 106th Legislature, Second Session provides a list of current legislative bills supported by the Movement. Each legislative session we work deliberately with state legislators to craft and introduce legislation which improves equity and opportunity for Nebraska’s children and families. We also carefully review the slate of legislative bills to determine which will receive our priority, attention, and efforts.

Bill

Senator

Description

Movement Position

Blood

Provide for a mental health exception to compulsory education requirements

Support

Wayne

Exempt social security benefits and retirement benefits from taxation as prescribed

Support

Bolz

Exempt social security benefits and retirement benefits from taxation as prescribed

Support

Morfeld

Prohibit certain section 1115 waivers under the Medical Assistance Act

Support

Arch

Change provisions relating to background checks under the Child Care Licensing Act and the Children’s Residential Facilities and Placing Licensure Act

Support

Quick

Change provisions relating to compensation under the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act

Support

Pansing
Brooks

Change eligibility requirements under the Young Adult Bridge to Independence Act

Support

McCollister

Change provisions relating to eligibility for services under the Medical Assistance Act

Support

Wayne

Change income tax provisions relating to the Nebraska educational savings plan trust and authorize employer contributions to the trust

Support

Hansen, M.

Adopt the Local Option Municipal Childcare Financing Act

Support

Howard

Require a Medicaid state plan amendment for outpatient assisted therapy

Support

Walz

State intent regarding appropriations for aging and disability resource centers

Support

Arch

Prohibit certain acts by health insurers and network providers and list a deceptive trade practice

Support

Stinner

Appropriate funds for community college aid

Support

Hunt

Change the minimum wage for persons compensated by way of gratuities

Support

933

Crawford

Change provisions relating to discontinuance of utility service

Support

955

Walz

Change provisions relating to eligibility for medical assistance

Support

986

Pansing
Brooks

Prescribe requirements for public colleges and universities regarding criminal history and juvenile court record information

Support

986

Pansing
Brooks

Prescribe requirements for public colleges and universities regarding criminal history and juvenile court record information

Support

990

Wayne

Adopt the Games of Skill Act and use proceeds to reduce school district property tax levies

Support

997

Morfeld

Adopt the Out-of-Network Emergency Medical Care Act

Support

1000

Blood

Direct any registration fees from fantasy contest to the early childhood and childcare workforce

Support

1013

Linehan

Direct any registration fees from fantasy contest to the early childhood and childcare workforce

Support

1020

Vargas

Change provisions relating to discrimination under the Nebraska Fair Housing Act

Support

1034

Friesen

Extend the application deadline and change certain credits under the Nebraska Advantage Act

Support

1037

Hunt

Change provisions relating to household eligibility for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits

Support

1038

Hunt

Change provisions relating to eligibility for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits

Support

1039

Cavanaugh

Adopt the Hunger-Free Schools Act

Support

1049

Bolz

Provide for participation in federal Child Care Subsidy child care assistance as prescribed

Support

1051

Wishart

Create the Intergenerational Care Facility Incentive Cash Fund and provide for grants

Support

1052

Wishart

Change provisions regarding the preferred drug list under the Medical Assistance Act

Support

1076

Bolz

Change provisions relating to eligible programs for the Community College Gap Assistance Program Act

Support

1100

Bolz

State intent regarding appropriations for mental health and behavioral health services

Support

1109

Chambers

Provide a sales tax exemption for the furnishing of water service

Support

1151

Vargas

Redefine eligible student and provide for prioritization of awards under the Nebraska Opportunity Grant Act

Support

1154

Hansen, M.

Appropriate funds to the State Department of Education

Support

1160

Hansen, M.

Adopt the Nebraska Workforce and Education Reporting System Act

Support

1168

Kolowski

Adopt the College Credit Testing Fee Reduction Program Act and the Career-Readiness and Dual-Credit Education Grant Program Act, add a fund to the Access College Early Scholarship Program Act, and change provisions relating to the State Lottery Operation Trust Fund

Support

1206

Vargas

Require reporting to the Nebraska Early Childhood Professional Record System

Support

1207

McCollister

Adopt the Redistricting Act

Support

1214

Friesen

Adopt the Rural Economic Development Grant Act

Support

1215

Bolz

Appropriate funds to the Department of Health and Human Services

Support

1220

Bolz

Authorize High-Wage Jobs and Capital Investment Creation Fund entities

Support