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Welcome to the website. The session is almost two-thirds of the way done, and debate for the next two weeks will focus on priority bills. Priority bills are those bills which are deemed to be the most important of the session. They, along with the state’s budget, will be the focus during the remaining thirty days of the session.
My personal priority bill is LB 507, introduced by Senator Kathy Campbell of Lincoln. The key purposes of this bill are to increase child care quality in the state, provide accountability for public dollars invested in child care, improve school readiness and provide clear information to parents about the quality of child care where they are placing their children. I think it is important for the families in District 29.
Two of the bills I introduced will were designated as priority bills. LB 310 was selected by the Business and Labor Committee as a committee priority. This bill would change disability compensation provisions in the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act to make it more fair to workers significantly injured on the job.
LB 483 was selected by Speaker Greg Adams as one of his twenty-five priorities. This bill provides funding to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services for programs to improve personal and parenting skills of incarcerated parents. Recidivism rates for released inmates who participate in these programs are much lower compared to inmates who do not have this knowledge. Most inmates will be released after serving their sentences, and all of society benefits from their success.
I’m always happy to hear from you about these bills or any other issues on your mind.
Please feel free to contact my legislative office. You can email me at email@example.com, or send a letter to: Senator Kate Bolz, District 29, State Capitol, PO Box 94604, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509. You may also call my office at 402 – 471 – 2734. My staff and I look forward to hearing from you.