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Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee

January 3rd, 2024

The Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee is responsible for processing legislation involving the following subject areas:

  • county government and officers; counties, townships
  • elections
  • other political subdivisions
  • emergency response
  • state government; departments; agencies, boards and commissions; constitutional officers; employees
  • political campaigns and finance; Nebraska Political Accountability and Disclosure Act; lobbying; political contributions
  • public meetings; public lettings; standards for public buildings
  • administrative rules and regulations
  • military and veterans affairs; National Guard; veterans aid; veterans homes
  • public records

During session, the Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee meets on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in Room 1507 on the 1st Floor of the Capitol.

Nebraska’s unique Unicameral Legislature relies heavily on the “second house” – the citizens of the State of Nebraska. Ensuring that members of the public have the opportunity to have their voices heard is vital to the legislative process. The link below explains the ways for citizens to share their views on a bill with the Legislature.

Public Input Options.

The Legislature will no longer be accepting written, submitted testimony prior to the
committee hearing. To appear on the transcript, a testifier must physically appear before a
committee and be available to answer questions from the committee members.

In Person Testimony

As always, persons attending a public hearing in person will have an opportunity to present verbal
testimony to the committee.

Position Comments for the Public Hearing Record

If you are not testifying in person at a public hearing on a bill or resolution and would like to submit
written comments to be included in the official hearing record as an exhibit, you will find a link to
submit your comments online on the chamber viewer page for each bill or resolution. Comments are
allowed once a bill has been scheduled for public hearing and must be submitted prior to 12:00 p.m.
CST on the last work day prior to the public hearing to be included in the official hearing record.

The comments submitted online prior to the deadline and identified as comments for the public
hearing record will be the only method for submission of official hearing record comments other than
testifying in person. Letters and comments submitted via email or hand-delivered will no longer
be included as part of the hearing record although they are a viable option for communicating
your views with an individual senator.

Online comment period will open when the bill has been scheduled for a hearing.  For the records option – that will close at noon the day before the hearing.

Submission of Online Comments

In order to facilitate public input on legislation, a feature was added to the Nebraska Legislature’s
website for submission of written comments on pending legislation on the Legislature’s website at
any stage of the process.

For more information, please see the Legislature’s Public Input Options page at


Committee Members
  • Sen. Tom Brewer, Chairperson
  • Sen. Raymond Aguilar
  • Sen. Danielle Conrad
  • Sen. Steve Halloran
  • Sen. Megan Hunt
  • Sen. John Lowe
  • Sen. Jane Raybould
  • Sen. Rita Sanders
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