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Thank you for visiting my website. It is an honor to represent the people of the 19th legislative district in the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature.
You’ll find my contact information on the right side of this page, as well as a list of the bills I’ve introduced this session and the committees on which I serve. Please feel free to contact me and my staff about proposed legislation or any other issues you would like to address.
Sen. Michael Flood
Monday morning, September 27, I tested positive for COVID-19. During the regular legislative session I was fully vaccinated for COVID-19, and I would like to share with you a brief timeline of what my office and I have done following the results to ensure the health and safety of others.
On Friday, September 24, I experienced minor congestion and developed further symptoms over the weekend. At this point, I decided to receive a test.
After the results, I contacted the Speaker of the Legislature and my staff. Immediately after hearing this, my staff closed the office and communicated with a staff member of the Executive Board of the Legislature regarding the proper health and safety protocols. They have both tested negative before returning to work.
I have also been in contact with the Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department and my colleagues. I am glad to inform you that I am feeling well and am thankful for the thoughtful consideration and response others have given this situation.
On May 20, 2021, the Legislature passed The Nebraska Financial Innovation Act (LB649). If you click the link below, you can find a press release with details on the bill and my comments on its advancement.
Now that the 2021 legislative session is well underway, you may find it interesting and helpful to know a little about the District 19 office at the State Capitol Building and how we may be of assistance to constituents.
Every legislative office has at least two staff positions, an administrative assistant and a legislative aide. In the District 19 office, those positions are filled by Diane Johnson and Jesse Ferguson, respectively. Diane has many years of experience as legislative staff at the Capitol and oftentimes will be the person greeting you when you call. She and her husband, a farmer, reside in rural Lancaster County. Jesse is a Norfolk native with strong ties to the community and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2020.
Our office is temporarily on the 11th floor in the tower of the Capitol due to ongoing HVAC renovations that have necessitated the closing off of main parts of the building for office use. Our office hours are normally 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday year round with the exception of state and federal holidays; and calls, e-mails, and letters are always appreciated.
Many constituents and others have been in contact with us already this year. The level of interest in legislative proceedings is noteworthy. When contacting the office, we appreciate knowing your name, address, and telephone number so that we are better able to serve you through return calls or letters. Ideally, every constituent contact with the office will be acknowledged in some manner. Turnaround time varies, depending on the workload in the office; but please know our intent is to serve you well and promptly.
Besides contacting us about legislative bills pending before the Unicameral, persons may also share concerns they have with governmental agencies or ask questions about how to access state services. Normally we would also assist with group visits to the Capitol, but those have been suspended in light of COVID. We look forward to in-person visits at some point in the future.
If you wish to contact the District 19 office, our telephone number is (402) 471-2929; my e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org; and our U.S. mail address is District #19, P.O. Box 94604, Lincoln, NE 68509.
For those of you interested in following the session, all day floor debates will begin March 15, 2021.
Until then, March 2, 9, 10 and 11 will consist of morning floor debate with public hearings in the afternoon.
With the COVID-19 pandemic intimately affecting our ability to assemble and to travel, I want to provide this resource for all of you who are interested in viewing our legislative session.
Through NET’s broadcast, you can click the link below and choose which floor debates and hearings you wish to view.