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LR 410 will begin at 1:30 P.M., with LR 422 beginning immediately thereafter.

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Wednesday, December 16, 1:30 P.M. 

LR 410 (HHS Committee) – Interim study to provide continued oversight of and updates regarding the contract between the Dept. of Health and Human Services and St. Francis Ministries for child welfare case management services

LR 422 (Arch) – Interim study to examine the modifications made to child welfare policies and practices during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020

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Due to health and safety concerns regarding the novel coronavirus pandemic and technological constraints, invited testifiers only will be participating via teleconference.

If you have not been invited to testify, but would like to submit written testimony, please email sshaffer@leg.ne.gov one day prior to the hearing.

A direct link to the livestream of the hearing will be available here, and through NET’s website, found here.

The briefings will begin at 9:00 A.M. and proceed in the following order:

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Wednesday, December 16, 9:00 A.M. 

Office of Inspector General Child Welfare Briefing

Foster Care Review Office Briefing

Foster Care Rate Review Study/Nebraska Children’s Commission Briefing

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Due to health and safety concerns regarding the novel coronavirus pandemic and technological constraints, invited testifiers only will be participating via teleconference.

A direct link to the livestream of the hearing will be available here, and through NET’s website, found here.

The briefing will begin at 1:30 P.M, followed directly by the hearing on LR 406.

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Tuesday, December 15, 1:30 P.M.

Senator Stinner Briefing Health and Human Services Committee on COVID-19’s impact on early childhood issues (Appropriations LR 390)

LR 406 (HHS) – Interim study to examine issues within the jurisdiction of the Health and Human Services Committee (Relating to COVID-19)

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Due to health and safety concerns regarding the novel coronavirus pandemic and technological constraints, invited testifiers only will be participating via teleconference.

If you have not been invited to testify, but would like to submit written testimony, please email sshaffer@leg.ne.gov one day prior to the hearing.

A direct link to the livestream of the hearing will be available here, and through NET’s website, found here.

Hearing will begin at 10:00 A.M.

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Tuesday, December 15, 10:00 A.M.

LR 445 (Stinner) – Interim study to update data and review the potential impact on the state behavioral health system by expanding access to prescribing psychologists

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Due to health and safety concerns regarding the novel coronavirus pandemic and technological constraints, invited testifiers only will be participating via teleconference.

If you have not been invited to testify, but would like to submit written testimony, please email sshaffer@leg.ne.gov one day prior to the hearing.

A direct link to the livestream of the hearing will be available here, and through NET’s website, found here.

LR 424 will begin at 2:00 P.M., with LR 348 beginning immediately thereafter.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2:00 P.M. 

LR 424 (Vargas) – Interim study to conduct a comprehensive review of maternal and child mortality 

LR 348 (Lindstrom) –  Interim study to examine service animal fraud and emotional support animal fraud

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Due to health and safety concerns regarding the novel coronavirus pandemic and technological constraints, invited testifiers only will be participating via teleconference.

If you have not been invited to testify, but would like to submit written testimony, please email sshaffer@leg.ne.gov one day prior to the hearing.

This post will be updated with a recording of the hearings when they become available.

A recording of the hearing for LR 424 may be found here.

A recording of the hearing for LR 348 may be found here.

This joint hearing with the Banking, Commerce, and Insurance Committee will begin at 1:30 P.M.

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Tuesday, December 8, 1:30 P.M.

LR 350 (Arch) –  Interim study to examine the role of telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020

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Due to health and safety concerns regarding the novel coronavirus pandemic and technological constraints, invited testifiers only will be participating via teleconference.

If you have not been invited to testify, but would like to submit written testimony, please email sshaffer@leg.ne.gov one day prior to the hearing.

This post will be updated with a recording of the hearing when it becomes available.

A recording of the hearing for LR 350 may be found here.

Hearing will begin at 10:00 A.M.

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Tuesday, December 8, 10:00 A.M.

LR 404 (Morfeld) –  Interim study to provide continued oversight of and updates regarding the execution and administration of medicaid expansion by the Dept. of Health and Human Services 

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Due to health and safety concerns regarding the novel coronavirus pandemic and technological constraints, invited testifiers only will be participating via teleconference.

If you have not been invited to testify, but would like to submit written testimony, please email sshaffer@leg.ne.gov one day prior to the hearing.

This post will be updated with a recording of the hearing when it becomes available.

A recording of the hearing for LR 404 may be found here.

Watch Health and Human Services Committee confirmation hearing

Hearing will begin at 2:00 P.M.

Due to health and safety concerns regarding the novel coronavirus pandemic appointees will be participating via teleconference.

Friday, May 29th, 2:00 p.m.:
Ben Iske, Rural Health Advisory Commission
Dr. Sandra Torres, Rural Health Advisory Commission

Friday, May 29th, 2:30 p.m.:
Dr. Rui Yi, Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee
Daniel Rosenthal, State Board of Health
Carolyn Petersen, Board of EMS

Testimony regarding the appointments will be allowed at a later date, to be announced.

Watch Health and Human Services Committee confirmation hearing

Due to health and safety concerns regarding the novel coronavirus pandemic appointees will be participating via teleconference.

Wednesday May 27, 9:00 a.m.:
Marty Fattig, Rural Health Advisory Commission
Dr. Lynette Kramer, Rural Health Advisory Commission
Jessye Goertz, Rural Health Advisory Commission
April Dexter, Rural Health Advisory Commission

Testimony regarding the appointments will be allowed at a later date, to be announced.

The Health and Human Services Committee is required to confirm gubernatorial appointees to a variety of state boards and commissions.

Due to health and safety concerns regarding the novel coronavirus pandemic, the following confirmation hearings will take place May 27 and 29, with appointees participating via teleconference.

Wednesday May 27, 9:00 a.m.:
Marty Fattig, Rural Health Advisory Commission
Dr. Lynette Kramer, Rural Health Advisory Commission
Jessye Goertz, Rural Health Advisory Commission
April Dexter, Rural Health Advisory Commission 

Friday, May 29th, 2:00 p.m.:
Ben Iske, Rural Health Advisory Commission
Dr. Sandra Torres, Rural Health Advisory Commission

Friday, May 29th, 2:30 p.m.:
Dr. Rui Yi, Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee
Daniel Rosenthal, State Board of Health
Carolyn Petersen, Board of EMS

A link will be provided on the day of each hearing so that the public may observe the proceedings. Comments regarding appointments may be sent via email to the committee clerk Sherry Shaffer no later than 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony regarding the appointments will be allowed at a later date, to be announced.

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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