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Business and Labor Committee

Welcome

January 4th, 2017

The Business and Labor Committee is responsible for processing legislation involving the following subject areas:

  • workers’ compensation; Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court
  • unemployment compensation
  • labor and employment relations; Commission of Industrial Relations; fair employment practices
  • health and safety regulations; labor conditions
  • claims against the State
  • plant closings; job training; boiler inspection
  • Nebraska Wage Payment and Collection Act; Wage and Hour Act
  • Conveyance Safety Act

During session, the Business and Labor Committee meets on Mondays in Room 1524 on the 1st Floor of the Capitol.

Business and Labor Committee Policy on Hearing Schedules

The committee hearing schedule will be posted outside of the Room 1524 and Chairman Senator Matt Hansen’s office prior to the commencement of the hearing. The schedule for committee hearings will proceed as listed on the legislative website, assuming there are no unforeseen circumstances that require a change.

Business & Labor Committee Policy on Submission of Letters

If you are not testifying in person on a bill and would like to submit a written position letter to be included in the official hearing record as an exhibit, the letter must be delivered or emailed to the chair of the committee conducting the hearing on the bill by 5:00 p.m. on the last work day prior to the public hearing.

The letter must include your name and address, state a position of for, against, or neutral on the bill in question, and include a request for the letter to be included as part of the public hearing record.

You may submit your written testimony by email to the Committee Clerk, Keenan Roberson, kroberson@leg.ne.gov, or by mail to:

Senator Matt Hansen

State Capitol

PO Box 94604

Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-4604

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the office of Senator Matt Hansen, Committee Chair, at 402-471-2610.

2018 Letters for the Record

January 31st, 2018

Business & Labor Committee Policy on Submission of Letters

If you are not testifying in person on a bill and would like to submit a written position letter to be included in the official hearing record as an exhibit, the letter must be delivered or emailed to the chair of the committee conducting the hearing on the bill by 5:00 p.m. on the last work day prior to the public hearing.

Additionally, the letter must include your name and address, state a position of for, against, or neutral on the bill in question, and include a request for the letter to be included as part of the public hearing record.

You may submit your written testimony by email to the committee clerk, Beverly Neel, at bneel@leg.ne.gov or by mail to:

Senator Joni Albrecht

State Capitol

PO Box 94604

Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-4604

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the office of Senator Joni Albrecht, committee chair, at 402-471-2716.

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