FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kristen Stiffler – Legal Counsel
February 27, 2017 402-471-2623
LB 343 and LB 344: Procedures for Health and Human Services Committee Hearing for March 1, 2017
Lincoln, NE – On March 1, 2017, the Health and Human Services Committee will be holding hearings at 9:15 am to 12 pm on LB 344 – Change credentialing and regulation of mental health substance abuse centers; and LB 343 – Change credentialing and regulation of cosmetology, nail technology, audiology, massage therapy, and barbers. The change in schedule is due to the Nebraska Statehood activities held during normal committee hearing times.
Due to the constrained hearing schedule, the hearing for LB 344 will begin promptly at 9:15 am and is will end at 10:35 am, if not earlier. The LB 343 hearing will start immediately following the completion of LB 344 and will conclude at 12 pm. In order to have all viewpoints represented during each hearing, the order of testifiers will follow a pattern of proponent, opponent, neutral, and repeat as time allows.
“It is the goal for the Health and Human Services Committee to provide a full and fair hearing for each bill discussed in front of the Committee. Adhering to these procedures during a time-restricted hearing will best achieve this goal,” states Chairman Riepe.