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Sen. Matt Hansen

Sen. Matt Hansen

District 26

Welcome!

January 6th, 2016

Thank you for visiting my website. It is an honor to represent the people of the 26th 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.

Sincerely,
Sen. Matt Hansen

News for the 26th

November 30th, 2016

Greetings Northeast Lincoln!

With just a few weeks left until the One Hundred Fifth Legislature begins, my office is continuing to work on our legislation for the upcoming session. I’ve stayed busy attending meetings, interim study hearings, and of course, Nebraska football games. Jane, my staff, and I offer our best wishes for the upcoming holidays!


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Last month, my beautiful fiance, Jane, and I were married in a ceremony at the Capitol.

Election Day Results

Election Day was November 8th, and with it brought 17 new faces to the Nebraska Legislature. Three State Senators from our Lincoln-area delegation are term-limited out this year: Senator Ken Haar, Senator Kathy Campbell, and Senator Colby Coash. Senator-Elect Mike Hilgers will take Senator Haar’s place representing District 21; Senator-Elect Suzanne Geist will take Senator Campbell’s place representing District 25; and Senator-Elect Anna Wishart will take Senator Coash’s place representing District 27. I am excited to welcome these newly elected Senators into our Lincoln delegation, and to welcome all of the new State Senators to the Capitol in January for the One Hundred Fifth Legislature.

I was fortunate enough to attend the Legislative Council Meeting this month, an event with all of the current and newly elected Senators. It was a wonderful opportunity to welcome our new Senator-Elects and to talk about our goals for the upcoming legislative session. Our nonpartisan unicameral legislature will now be made up of 13 women and 36 men. I want to extend my thanks to all of the Senators leaving the Legislature this year, as all have put significant time, work, and effort into their service of the people of Nebraska, and it was an honor to serve with them.

University of Nebraska Medical Center Tour

I was privileged to tour the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha this month. I had lunch with a delegation of campus leadership, where I learned more about UNMC’s priorities and current programs. I also toured the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit and met with faculty members working to improve safety conditions for Nebraska farmers.

“It’s always important to get a firsthand look at our state and university institutions in order to get a sense of how they work. I’ve been really impressed with all of the staff and faculty that I’ve met today.”-Senator Hansen

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UNMC’s Dr. Sisson showing me around the research facilities of Durham Research Center II.

Photos from the University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Public Relations

Looking Ahead

December looks to be a busy month as several committees hold interim hearings before session begins. First, the Urban Affairs Committee will meet to discuss my legislative resolution LR526, an interim study to examine municipal classifications, along with Senator Crawford’s LR490, an interim study to examine the enforcement of state and local building codes. Later in the month, the Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee will discuss Senator Murante’s LR597, which examines financing mechanisms available to various political subdivisions to issue bonds or assume future payment obligations without a direct vote of the taxpayers, and other issues within the jurisdiction of the committee. That day the Election Technology Committee I serve on will also meet to discuss the longevity of the technology used by election commissioners and county clerks to conduct elections, and the feasibility of updating or replacing the technology. Finally, the General Affairs Committee will meet to discuss the economic benefits of keno. I look forward to learning more about all of these issues and how they affect Nebraskans.


Now that we have reached the interim, my office will keep you up-to-date with regular but less frequent newsletters. My staff will continue to be available to you during normal business hours. If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at (402) 471-2610 or email us at mhansen@leg.ne.gov.

We look forward to hearing from you! As always, thanks for reading.

News for the 26th

October 31st, 2016

Greetings Northeast Lincoln!

With the interim well underway, my office is continuing to work on our legislative resolution studies. I’ve also stayed busy attending meetings, interim study hearings, and of course, Nebraska football games.


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Development in the District

As you have probably noticed, construction and development is all over District 26. One of the biggest projects is the 48th and Holdrege street area. The plaza containing the old Tastee Inn and Murphy’s Q.P. Hardware store fell into disrepair after the businesses closed. The 48th and Holdrege Redevelopment Project came to light after the area was officially declared blighted and substandard in May. The Lincoln City Council approved the five story, mixed-use project in May, and demolition and preparation of the space began this summer. The new space will include nearly 22,000 square feet of first floor retail and restaurant space and 98 residential units on the upper four floors. The project faces 48th street with parking behind and garages and landscaping along 49th street to buffer the development from the existing residential area to the east. Completion of the project is expected in August of next year. The area around 48th and Leighton is also getting a face lift. The site of the former HyVee Mainstreet store will, pending City Council approval, contain a mixed-use project with two new four- and five-story buildings, with about 28,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor and 180 apartments on the upper floors. Proposed changes also include ways to improve traffic flow and make the area pedestrian friendly. If the City Council votes to approve this project, construction could begin early next year.

Information from the City of Lincoln Urban Development Department Newsletter.

General Affairs Hearing
On October 11th, the General Affairs committee held a hearing on Legislative Resolution 567, introduced by State Senator Patty Pansing Brooks. The interim study was designed to examine and review the sale of alcohol in Whiteclay and the need for additional funding for law enforcement. Whiteclay is an unincorporated town which has four liquor stores that sell three and a half million cans of beer a year. Beer sales are primarily to residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, where alcohol is banned. Senator Pansing Brooks introduced the resolution to the committee, and testifiers included representatives from the Liquor Control Commission, the Nebraska State Patrol, and the University of Nebraska-Medical Center. One testifier, a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder advocate, spoke on the importance of treatment and job centers in Whiteclay which could help to reduce the rate of infants born with fetal alcohol syndrome. One in four infants born on the Pine Ridge reservation are born with fetal alcohol syndrome, a rate far higher than the national average. As a result of the interim study and a recent trip several senators took to Whiteclay, Senator Pansing Brooks recommends the condemnation and removal of abandoned buildings, creation of a drug and alcohol treatment center in combination with a job training center, expansion of economic development in the area, and a state patrol substation located in Whiteclay with increased trooper presence to enforce the laws. I want to express my thanks to all who testified in an effort to find solutions, and to Senator Pansing Brooks for ensuring this issue is at the forefront of the Legislature’s attention.

Government, Military, and Veterans Affairs Hearing

On October 13th, the Government, Military and Veterans Affairs committee met to discuss two interim hearings: LR 530, introduced by State Senator Sara Howard, and LR 504, introduced by State Senator John Murante. Senator Howard’s legislative resolution was introduced to examine the ongoing implementation of the federal Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014 and related state law and policy. Senator Murante’s legislative resolution was introduced to examine the numerous deadlines involved in the election process.


Now that we have reached the interim, my office will keep you up-to-date with regular but less frequent newsletters. My staff will continue to be available to you during normal business hours. If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at (402) 471-2610 or email us at mhansen@leg.ne.gov.

We look forward to hearing from you! As always, thanks for reading.

News for the 26th

October 3rd, 2016

Greetings Northeast Lincoln!

With the interim well underway, my office is continuing to work on our legislative resolution studies. I’ve also stayed busy attending meetings, interim study hearings, and of course, Nebraska football games.


Raising the Rocket Dedication

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Above, myself and members of the Lincoln Northeast High staff and alumni during the ribbon cutting, and the Rocket at Lincoln Northeast High School. Photos courtesy of Mary Southworth and T.J. Saddler. 

During the most recent legislative session, I introduced Legislative Resolution 620, to congratulate Lincoln Northeast High School on its 75th Anniversary. On the morning of August 22nd, I was honored to be present at and perform the proclamation of the dedication of the new Northeast rocket.  Northeast High School was given a Nike Ajax missile in the 1960s as a symbol of their mascot and their motto, “Once a Rocket, Always a Rocket,” but the missile mysteriously disappeared in 1990. Members of the Booster Club created a committee to replace the rocket, headed by Northeast Alumni Jason Lemon. The support of the community allows a new rocket to grace the grounds of Northeast High School.


Food Access

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During the second session of the 104th Legislature, I introduced LR 595, an interim study to examine the topic of food deserts and issues relating to access to healthy food in Nebraska. As part of my office’s research this interim, we have learned a great deal about food access and food insecurity. We had a very productive stakeholder meeting earlier this month on healthy food access.

I was also featured in a Lincoln Journal Star article titled, “Food deserts still a problem in Nebraska, but no easy fixes”. District 26 has lost several grocery stores in recent years, which makes it harder for consumers to easily access fresh, healthy, affordable food. Bringing together stakeholders and continuing research on food access and insecurity will hopefully generate ideas on how to solve this pressing issue for Nebraskans.


Lancaster County Retreat

Each fall the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners hosts a retreat where the Board, the local State Senators, and county department heads and staff meet to discuss issues affecting the county. This year’s retreat was hosted at the Lancaster County Extension office.  The discussions started with a recapping of this spring’s legislative session, including LB 742 which I introduced to help the county clarify multiple existing sections. There was also discussion of prospective issues, such as funding for county road and bridges, and other infrastructure investments.  I have been very appreciative of these opportunities to hear directly from the county each of the last two years, and hope to continue to have a strong working relationship with the County Board.


Voter Registration

Registration: you can register at the DMV, by mail, and online at https://www.nebraska.gov/apps-sos-voter-registration/, until October 21st. You can also register in person at the Lancaster County Election Commissioner’s office (601 N 46th St) until October 28th.
Polling places: you can find your polling place by calling the Lancaster County Election Commission at (402) 441-7311 or by visiting votercheck.necvr.ne.gov. Polls are open from 8 AM to 8 PM. If you are in line at your polling location by 8 PM, you’re allowed to vote.
The general election is on November 8th.


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At the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s with my fellow Lincoln state senator Kate Bolz who represents legislative district 29.

 

 

 

 

 

 

News for the 26th

August 31st, 2016

Interim Work Continues

With the interim well underway, my office has begun work on our legislative resolution studies. I’ve also stayed busy attending meetings, interim study hearings, and conferences.

NCSL Legislative Summit

In August I was able to attend the National Conference of State Legislatures annual Legislative Summit in Chicago. NCSL is a unique organization lead by state legislators and legislative staff from across the country. It is dedicated to providing resources, training, and research to legislators and their staff. As part of this event, I was invited to a special conference panel on human trafficking. Legislators from many states were on hand to discuss how this issue impacts their communities, and a panel of social workers and prosecutors from the Chicago area shared their experience. I was able to share details about LB 843, which we passed in Nebraska this year, granting some of the strongest legal protections to human trafficking victims in the country.

I also serve on NCSL’s Elections and Redistricting Committee, and was fortunate to participate in many different trainings and presentations. I volunteered to serve on this committee to expand my experience with election law, which is under the oversight of the Government, Military and Veterans Affairs committee I serve on here in Nebraska.

On the final day of the conference there was an in depth session on the problem of opioid addiction in America, which has been reaching alarming levels. A panel of doctors, prosecutors, social workers, and legislators from across the nation compared the challenges and success in their states. This panel reconfirmed the importance of LB 471, which passed this session, strengthening our prescription drug monitoring program, and highlighted the work still to do on this issue.

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Photo above: An informational poster from the NCSL conference in Chicago about election technology. I serve on the Election Technology Committee here in Nebraska, which was formed by LR 403, a legislative resolution I introduced.

Midwestern Legislative Conference

In July, I traveled to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for the 71st annual Midwestern Legislative Conference hosted by the Council of State Governments, or CSG. CSG is a nonpartisan organization that serves all three branches of state government. In Wisconsin, I attended sessions on state water policy, early childhood development, the upcoming 2016 elections, and fiscal leadership, among others. I enjoyed the opportunity to attend the conference and engage in good discussions with my Nebraska colleagues and legislators from other states. I can’t wait to bring this experience back to Nebraska and District 26.

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Urban Affairs Committee Hearing

On August 18th, the Urban Affairs Committee held it’s first interim study hearing for the year. Myself and members of the committee headed to Aurora, Nebraska for a hearing on Legislative Resolution 490. LR 490 is an interim study to examine the enforcement of state and local building codes. More information about this resolution can be found here.

Page Applications Now Available

Applications for pages with the 2017 legislative session are now open! Pages are college students who assist senators and the Clerk of the Legislature during session with a variety of tasks, including delivering messages and staffing committee hearings. This is a paid position and pages may also be eligible to receive college credit hours. If you or someone you know is interested, applications are available through the Clerk of the Legislature’s office, room 2018 in the Capitol building. For more information, please call the Clerk’s office at (402) 471-2271, or contact our office via phone at (402) 471-2610 or email at mhansen@leg.ne.govApplications are due to the Clerk of the Legislature’s office by Monday, October 3rd, 2016.

In Other News…

Check out the University Place Community Market every Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm! Produce, crafts, food, and more! The market will run from June 8th to September 14th at a new location on 48th and Leighton.


Now that we have reached the interim, my office will keep you up-to-date with regular but less frequent newsletters. My staff will continue to be available to you during normal business hours. If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at (402) 471-2610 or email us at mhansen@leg.ne.gov.

We look forward to hearing from you! As always, thanks for reading.

Office Updates

July 13th, 2016

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Our long-time Administrative Assistant, Amanda Johnson, will be leaving Nebraska to get her Master of Science in Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Amanda has been with Senator Hansen’s staff since he took office, and we will be sad to see her go this Friday, July 15th.

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Stepping into the role of Administrative Assistant is Sarah Wagelie. Sarah graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln this May with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a public policy analysis certificate, and she is excited to help Senator Hansen serve the people of Legislative District 26! If there is anything our office can help you with, Sarah can be reached at swagelie@leg.ne.gov, or via our office phone, (402) 471-2610. 

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The newest member of our office is Kate Gotsdiner, who will be taking over the position of Legislative Aide until November. Kate has been active in Nebraska politics over the last six years and worked for former U.S. Senator Ben Nelson in Washington, D.C. We’re excited to have Kate on board! She can be reached via our office phone, (402) 471-2610.

 

 

News for the 26th

May 2nd, 2016

Second Session Ends, Sine Die

The 104th legislative session comes to a close, eleven senators say goodbye.

As the session comes to an end, Senators must say goodbye to eleven colleagues, including Speaker Galen Hadley, all of whom are pictured on the next page.

During this short session, the legislature passed 216 bills, including prison reform legislation, funding for roads, and property tax relief. Nearly all priority bills were debated, and 76 were passed into law. This includes my priority bill, LB947, the details of which are also on the next page, including a quote from my first floor speech on the bill.

 

Election Bill Passes

Early this month, my bill, LB741 was amended into Senator John Murante’s LB874. LB874 will make several changes to Nebraska’s election laws. The original bill makes the process for filling vacancies on school boards consistent statewide with the stipulation that an appointee will fill a vacancy for the remainder of the unexpired term.

As passed, LB874 includes provisions of four additional bills, including my bill. LB741 removes from the list of banned electioneering practices the display of yard signs on private property within 200 feet of a polling place. However, this does not include properties that are under common ownership with the polling place.

Other additions include provisions from Senator Adam Morfeld allowing for ballot selfies, and Senator Joni Craighead changing the deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot.

LB874 was passed by the legislature with a 45-0 vote.

 

LB947 Passes, Notwithstanding Objections from the Governor

On the final day of session, the legislature debated LB947: a bill to provide for the issuance of professional or commercial licenses for DACA recipients. After having passed LB947 on Final Reading with 33 affirmative votes, the bill was returned to the legislature on day 60 without approval from the governor.

To qualify for the federal DACA program, residents must have: lived in the US since June, 2007; been no older than 31 as of June, 2012; entered the country before turning sixteen; attended school, earned a diploma, or have been honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces; and not been convicted of a felony or significant misdemeanor.

On day 60, the bill’s sponsor, Senator Heath Mello, offered a motion to override the governor’s veto. To override a veto, the affirmative. After two hours of debate, the body voted 31-13 to override the veto of LB947.

 

“Time and time again we’ve heard about the importance of workforce development, and its critical connection to the future growth of our state… With LB947, we have an opportunity to ensure that young Nebraskans have the full opportunity to obtain a professional license to join their ideal profession.”

 

I chose LB947 as my personal priority bill to address the inability of so many Nebraskans to become professionals. Throughout session, my office received dozens of emails and phone calls in support of this legislation. I’m happy we were successful in passing LB947, because I believe our state supports DACA recipients making a life in Nebraska, supporting their families, and supporting their community.

 

ELEVEN SENATORS TERM-LIMITED OUT:

Sen. Mello, Sen. Cook, Sen. Bloomfield, Sen. Haar, Sen. Campbell, Sen. Coash, Sen. Gloor, Speaker Hadley, Sen. McCoy, Sen. Sullivan, and Sen. Schilz.

 

Next Session

The 105th Legislative Session will begin January 4th, 2017 for a 90 day session.

As always, thanks for reading!

Unicameral Update
Published April 7, 2016

Lawmakers gave final approval April 7 to a bill that makes a number of changes to the state’s election laws.

LB874, introduced by Gretna Sen. John Murante, makes the process for filling vacancies on school boards consistent statewide by stipulating that an appointee will fill a vacancy for the remainder of the unexpired term.

The bill includes provisions of four additional bills.

LB879, originally introduced by Murante, changes the requirement to place a candidate’s name on the partisan general election ballot by petition to at least 10 percent of the registered voters entitled to vote for the office.

LB787, originally introduced by Lincoln Sen. Adam Morfeld, allows a voter to voluntarily photograph his or her ballot after it is marked and reveal the photograph.

LB741, originally introduced by Lincoln Sen. Matt Hansen, removes from the list of banned electioneering practices the display of yard signs on private property within 200 feet of a polling place that is not under common ownership with the polling place.

LB682, originally introduced by Omaha Sen. Joni Craighead, changes the deadline for a voter to request a vote-by-mail ballot from 4 p.m. of the Wednesday preceding the election to the close of business on the second Friday preceding the election.

The bill also designates the 22nd day before an election as the earliest date that an election commissioner or county clerk may send out vote-by-mail ballots. That date currently is the 20th day before an election.

LB874 passed on a 45-0 vote and takes effect immediately.

News for the 26th

April 4th, 2016

The Final Ten

Greetings Northeast Lincoln! We’ve just begun the final ten days of session. Upon adjournment sine die on April 20th, all bills that were not passed will be cleared from the agenda.

Budget Adjustments Advance

Last week, the body passed three bills to adjust the biennial budget. The state budget is passed during odd-numbered years with adjustments made during even-numbered years. These second session bills address the gap between projections and the $8.7 billion budget passed in 2015: LB956 makes adjustments based on a downward revision in tax receipt forecasting and increases to state aid, LB957 makes transfers from the Cash Reserve Fund, and LB981 approves agency write- offs and claims against the state.

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Speaker Priority

LB742, my bill to change county population thresholds, was chosen as a speaker priority. As a speaker priority, LB742 receives priority status behind senator priority bills, and is considered ahead of other bills in debate. LB742 is based on the findings of LR196, an interim study conducted last year by the Government, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee, and is currently on the agenda on Select File.

LB808: Change provisions relating to economic development program under the Local Option Municipal Economic Development Act

My bill, LB808, has been amended into LB1059. LB1059 also changes provisions of the Local Option Municipal Economic Development Act, in addition to the Community Development law. This bill was introduced by Senator Crawford, and prioritized by the Urban Affairs committee. LB1059 was passed by the Legislature last week, pending the Governor’s approval.

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Legislative update-Sen. Hansen introduces LR403 to the body.

Special Committee Appointments

Earlier this session, LR403, my election technology resolution, was adopted. It established the Election Technology Committee which will study the longevity of technology used by election commissioners and county clerks, and the feasibility of updating or replacing Nebraska’s election technology.

Those appointed to the committee include myself, Senator Robert Hilkemann of Omaha, Senator Dan Hughes of Venango, Senator Brett Lindstrom of Omaha, Senator Adam Morfeld of Lincoln, and Senator John Stinner of Gering. As the Chairperson of the Government, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee, Senator John Murante of Gretna is also the Chairperson of the Election Technology Committee.

The ACCESSNebraska Oversight committee has replaced the ACCESSNebraska Special Investigative Committee. ACCESSNebraska is the public benefits delivery system developed and implemented by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. The Special Investigative Committee was established to investigate an array of problems including long wait times for callers, high worker turnover rates, and lost paperwork. The Oversight Committee was authorized by the Legislature in February with the adoption of LR418 to continue communication with the ACCESSNebraska system.

Those appointed to the Committee include Senator Al Davis of Hyannis, Senator John Kuehn of Heartwell, Senator John McCollister of Omaha, Senator Patty Pansing Brooks of Lincoln, and Senator John Stinner of Gering. Senator Sara Howard of Omaha is the Chairperson, and I have been selected as the Vice- Chairperson.

In Other News…

Congratulations to the Lincoln Northeast High School Star Strutters for winning the Nebraska State Dance championship in the Class A High Kick Division!


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My fiancé and I celebrating St. Patrick’s day!

Canada Day

We also enjoyed attending the Canada Day Reception, honoring the Canada-Nebraska relationship.


If you have questions of concerns about legislation or the legislative process, call (402) 471-2610 or e-mail mhansen@leg.ne.gov; our office is always happy to help.

We look forward to hearing from you! As always, thanks for reading.

Published March 10, 2016
Unicameral Update

The Executive Board of the Legislature announced appointments to three special committees March 9.

The Election Technology Committee was established Feb. 29 with the adoption of LR403. The committee will study the longevity of technology used by election commissioners and county clerks and the feasibility of updating or replacing Nebraska’s election technology.

Appointed to the committee are:
Lincoln Sen. Matt Hansen;
Omaha Sen. Robert Hilkemann;
Venango Sen. Dan Hughes;
Omaha Sen. Brett Lindstrom;
Lincoln Sen. Adam Morfeld;
Gretna Sen. John Murante (chairperson); and
Gering Sen. John Stinner.

Lawmakers established the Task Force on Behavioral and Mental Health Feb. 29 with the adoption of LR413.

The task force will study issues relating to the adequacy of the state’s behavioral health system, including monitoring the progress of a statewide needs assessment and strategic planning being conducted by the state Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

Appointed to the committee are:
Lincoln Sen. Kate Bolz;
Bellevue Sen. Sue Crawford;
Omaha Sen. Sara Howard;
Omaha Sen. Heath Mello;
Omaha Sen. John McCollister;
Hastings Sen. Les Seiler; and
Norfolk Sen. Jim Scheer.

The chairperson will be elected by members of the task force.

The AccessNebraska Oversight Committee replaced a special investigative committee that was established in 2014. AccessNebraska is an online and call center system developed and implemented by DHHS to determine public benefit eligibility and deliver benefits to clients.

A committee was established to investigate an array of problems including long wait times for callers, high worker turnover and lost paperwork. Authorization for the committee was extended until the beginning of the current legislative session.

An oversight committee was authorized Feb. 29 with the adoption of LR418. Appointed to the committee are:
Hyannis Sen. Al Davis;
Lincoln Sen. Matt Hansen;
Omaha Sen. Sara Howard (chairperson);
Heartwell Sen. John Kuehn;
Omaha Sen. John McCollister;
Lincoln Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks; and
Gering Sen. John Stinner.

Reports containing the committees’ findings and recommendations are due to the Legislature by Dec. 15.

High school students are invited to take on the role of state senators at the Unicameral Youth Legislature June 5-8. At the State Capitol, student senators will sponsor bills, conduct committee hearings, debate legislation and discover the unique process of the nation’s only unicameral.

The Unicameral Youth Legislature gives behind-the-scenes access to students who have an interest in public office, government, politics, law, public policy, debate or public speaking. Students will learn about the inner workings of the Legislature directly from senators and staff.

“The Youth Legislature is a great event for young people interested in public service,” said Senator Hansen. “This is a special experience because it brings together youth with a common interest, and provides a unique insight into the way our unicameral functions.”

Registrants are encouraged to apply for a Speaker Greg Adams Civic Scholarship award, which covers the full cost of admission. Applicants must submit a short essay. Other $100 scholarships are also available.

The Office of the Clerk of the Nebraska Legislature coordinates the Unicameral Youth Legislature. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Extension 4-H Youth Development Office coordinates housing and recreational activities as part of the Big Red Summer Camps program.

To learn more about the program, go to www.NebraskaLegislature.gov/uyl or call (402) 471-2420. The deadline for registration is May 15.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
3/7/2016

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Ami Johnson
Nebraska Legislature
Unicameral Information Office
(402) 471-2420
ajohnson@leg.ne.gov

Sen. Matt Hansen

District 26
Room #1404
P.O. Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-2610
Email: mhansen@leg.ne.gov
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