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Nebraska Children's Commission
Nebraska Children's Commission

Legislative

Legislation that is key to the strategic planning processes for the Nebraska Children's Commission and its various workgroups and committees are listed below.

104th Legislature (2015-2016)

  • LB 87 - Added an additional Commission membership role and altered reporting requirements.
  • LB 243 - Provided additional duties for the Nebraska Children's Commission and the Bridge to Independence Advisory Committee.
  • LB 746 - Adopted the Nebraska Strengthening Families Act, changed provisions for guardians ad litem and services for children, created the Normalcy Task Force, and extended the sunset date of the Commission until June 30, 2019.

103rd Legislature (2013-2014)

  • LB 216 – Adopt the Young Adult Voluntary Services and Support Act.
  • LB 216A - Appropriation Bill
  • LB 269 – Revised various child welfare related statutes including provisions related to the Nebraska Children’s Commission.
  • LB 530 – Implemented portions of the strategic recommendations of the Foster Care Reimbursement Rate Committee, and extended the sunset date of the Comission until June 30, 2016.
  • LB 561 – Changed the juvenile justice system and revised the duties of the Juvenile Services (OJS) committee of the Nebraska Children’s Commission.
  • LB 853 - Changed and renamed the Young Adult Voluntary Services and Support Act and Advisory Committee to the Bridge to Indepencence Act/Advisory Committee

102nd Legislature (2011-2012)

  • LB 820 – Created the Title IV-E Demonstration Project Committee and the Foster Care Reimbursement Rate Committee, provide a temporary foster care stipend, and change foster care licensure requirements.
  • LB 820A - Appropriation Bill.
  • LB 821 – Create the Nebraska Children’s Commission and adopt the Office of Inspector General of Nebraska Child Welfare Act.
  • LB 821A - Appropriation Bill.
  • LB 949 - Require reports and a strategic plan by the Division of Children and Family Services of the Department of Health and Human Services.
  • LB 949A - Appropriation Bill.
  • LB 961 - Changed provisions relating to reform of case management of child welfare services and designation of service areas.
  • LB 1160 - Required development of an information system for child welfare data and set requirements for reporting of collected data.