Thank you for visiting my website. It is an honor to represent the people of the 44th 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. Dan Hughes
If you know of a hard-working young person who will be in college in the Lincoln area during the Spring 2017 semester and who has an interest in government, policy, politics, or administration, the legislature is currently selecting for Legislative Page Positions. Pages must be high school graduates currently enrolled in a Nebraska college or trade school with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and able to work 20 hours a week from January 4, 2017 through May. It is a paid position and many Nebraska colleges offer credit for participating in the program, similar to an internship. The deadline to apply is October 3rd and the Selection Committee will conduct interviews on October 13th. We have had a few students from the 44th District who have done this in the past and I would encourage all college students to consider it. If you or someone you know might have an interest in participating, please contact my office.
I will be holding open Town Hall meetings all across the 44th district over the coming months. I will be listening to to your comments and answering your questions to ensure that I am in touch with the wishes of the people of Southwestern Nebraska. Look for dates and locations in your local paper, and on my Facebook page, located here.
Do you know a high school student with an interest in the legislative process? The Nebraska Unicameral Youth Legislature will be occurring again this year from June 5-8, in the Capitol Building in Lincoln. This is an outstanding opportunity for young Nebraskans to learn what it is like to serve as a State Senator, and to discover more about the Unicameral and Nebraska’s lawmaking process than they could in months of reading about it. The UYL is open to all high school students, and registration covers lodging, meals, and transportation. Scholarships are available, and the deadline to register is May 15th. More information is at http://nebraskalegislature.gov/uyl
The 104th Legislature, Second Session, convened on Wednesday, January 6th, 2016. This is the “short session,” making up the second half of the 104th Legislature, of which the 2015 Session was the first. These session lengths are set by the Nebraska Constitution, requiring sixty day sessions in even-numbered years and ninety day sessions in odd-numbered years. The sixty days and ninety days are counted by working days, and not by calendar days, so sixty working days for the legislature will have us adjourning on April 20th.
This session, I will continue to serve on the Executive Board and the Natural Resources, General Affairs and Urban Affairs Committees, and I will serve as the Chairman of the Building and Maintenance Committee. I will continue to work with my colleagues to find common sense solutions to the issues that we face here in Nebraska. As of today (Thursday, January 7th), I have introduced three bills, and will introduce a few more in the coming days. The last day for Senators to introduce bills this session is Wednesday, January 20th. As always, all of my bills can be found by clicking on “Bills Introduced” under “Resources” on the bar to the right of this page.
I always enjoy hearing from the Nebraskans I represent. Please feel free to contact my office with any questions or concerns that you might have. Contact information is located in the upper-right hand corner of this page.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION:
April 21, 2015 Ami Johnson
Unicameral Information Office
Sen. Hughes invites students to youth legislature
High school students are invited to take on the role of state senators at the Unicameral Youth Legislature June 7-10. 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.
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) 471-0764. The deadline for registration is May 15.
The 104th Legislature, First Session, convened on Wednesday, January 7th. This is the “long session,” which is set by the Nebraska Constitution. The Constitution requires sixty day sessions in even-numbered years and ninety day sessions in odd-numbered years. Legislative days are working days and not calendar days. We are scheduled to adjourn on June 5th.
I was elected to the Executive Board and my committee assignments are Natural Resources, General Affairs and Urban Affairs. I am committed to working with my colleagues to find common sense solutions to the issues that we face here in Nebraska.
I look forward to the challenges ahead. Please feel free to contact my office with any questions or concerns that you might have.