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Health and Human Services Committee

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December 30th, 2021

The Health and Human Services Committee is responsible for processing legislation involving the following subject areas:

  • Public Health Areas
    • hospitals; nursing homes; homes for the aged; health facilities; long-term care; certificate of need
    • mental health regions; alcoholism and drug programs
    • professional and occupational licensing; boards
    • medical assistance
    • emergency medical care; services; ambulances
    • human remains
    • Department of Health and Human Services
    • children; diseases; maternal and infant care
    • environmental health; Radiation Control Act; Asbestos Control Act
    • vital statistics; rural and local health; generic drugs
  • Social Services and Public Assistance
    • public assistance
    • children; foster care; child care; support; placement
    • aging
    • community action agencies
    • behavioral health
    • Early Intervention Act
    • blind and visually impaired
    • developmental disabilities
    • deaf and hard of hearing

During session, the Health and Human Services Committee meets on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in Room 1510 on the 1st Floor of the Capitol.

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.

 

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 https://nebraskalegislature.gov/committees/public-input.php

 

Committee Members
  • Sen. John Arch, Chairperson
  • Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh
  • Sen. Jen Day
  • Sen. Ben Hansen
  • Sen. Dave Murman
  • Sen. Lynne Walz
  • Sen. Matt Williams
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