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Judiciary Committee


January 7th, 2015

The Judiciary Committee is responsible for processing legislation involving the following subject areas:

  • courts; judges; procedures; Rules of Evidence; judicial districts; jurisdiction; juvenile code
  • criminal code; crimes and punishments; capital punishment
  • guardianships and conservatorships
  • probate
  • community corrections
  • law enforcement; State Patrol
  • criminal procedure; crime victim’s reparations
  • civil procedure; civil law
  • probation; parole
  • real property; conveyances; liens; condemnation; eminent domain; landlords and tenants
  • marriage and divorce; child custody
  • child support; parenting time
  • liens; liability; tort claims; civil rights; arbitration; obscenity; abortion
  • immigration
  • handgun permits; possession and use of guns

During session, the Judiciary Committee meets on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in Room 1113 on the 1st Floor of the Capitol.

Recidivism Report Released

August 13th, 2013

The 2013 Sex Offender Recidivism Report has been released. It can be found on Sen. Ashford’s web page.

In April 2010, Nebraska Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Heavican formed a 14-member Joint Review Committee on the Status of Adult Guardianships and Conservatorships in the Nebraska Court System comprised of judges, attorneys, legislators, court personnel, law enforcement and accountants responsible for examining Nebraska’s guardian and conservator system.  This report serves as a beginning rather than an end of continuing efforts to evaluate the unique and complex issues inherent in taking responsibility of caring for vulnerable adults.  The recommendations described herein represent considerations for the Judiciary, the Legislature and the practicing Bar.

This report can be accessed on the Supreme Court’s website via the following link:

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