Democratic Senators’ 2020 Priority Bills

Priority bills are given priority status and generally are considered ahead of other bills in debate. Each senator may select one priority bill, each committee may select two priority bills, and the speaker may select up to 25 priority bills.

Following are the 2020 priority bills selected by Democratic senators in the Nebraska Legislature. Click on the bill number for a full description and to check the status of a measure.

Senator Blood, LB755
Provide for and change home services permits for barbers, cosmetology, and nail technology

Senator Bolz, LB43
Adopt the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights Act

Senator Cavanaugh, LB1060
Include hair textures and protective hairstyles within the definition of race under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act

Senator Crawford, LB1061
Change the Child Protection and Family Safety Act and eliminate a committee

Senator DeBoer, LB1073
Create the School Financing Review Commission, add basic funding aid, and change adjusted valuations, the local effort rate, and certification dates

Senator M. Hansen, LB88
Prohibit deductions of fines from bonds

Senator Howard, LB1144
Change provisions affecting the Public Counsel and the Inspector General of Nebraska Child Welfare

Senator Hunt, LB962
Adopt the Nebraska Fair Pay to Play Act

Senator Kolowski, LB1188
Provide duties for the Office of Juvenile Services relating to education and change the definition of interim program school

Senator Lathrop, LB912
Change provisions relating to examination of witnesses by telephonic, videoconferencing, and similar methods

Senator McDonnell, LB963
Change provisions relating to workers’ compensation for injuries to first responders and frontline state employees

Senator Morfeld, LB997
Adopt the Out-of-Network Emergency Medical Care Act

Senator Pansing Brooks, LB627
Prohibit discrimination based upon sexual orientation and gender identity

Senator Quick, LB840
Prohibit the use of electronic smoking devices as prescribed under the Nebraska Clean Indoor Air Act

Senator Vargas, LB1089
Require students to complete the FAFSA prior to graduation from high school

Senator Walz, LB956
Provide duties for managed care organizations under the Medical Assistance Act

Senator Wayne, LB1218
Adopt the Nebraska Historically Underutilized Business Program Act

Senator Wishart, LB1052
Change provisions regarding the preferred drug list under the Medical Assistance Act

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