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Jen Day

Sen. Jen Day

District 49

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Welcome
January 6th, 2021

Thank you for visiting my website. It is an honor to represent the people of the 49th 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.

Sincerely,
Sen. Jen Day

My 2021 Agenda
April 8th, 2021

My 2021 agenda is aimed at helping Nebraskans have happier, healthier, more prosperous lives. Constituent input has played an important role throughout this process. Bills like LB534 and my priority bill, LB639, were brought to me by constituents, and moving forward, I want to continue this process of making sure western Sarpy County has a direct link to the Legislature. 

Below are a series of 1 page fact sheets for the legislation I’ve introduced this year. If you have any questions about these bills, feel free to reach out at jday@leg.ne.gov! You can view the floor status of these bills by clicking here

LB67 Fact Sheet Allow School Based Health Centers to offer additional services offered in typical health-based settings 

LB68 Fact Sheet Make permanent the temporary change in the Child Care Subsidy Program, from one based on the attendance of the child, to one based on the enrollment of the child in the program

LB69 Fact Sheet Create a tax credit for employers that offer a student loan repayment benefit

LB372 Fact Sheet Make the existing Crime Victim’s Reparations program more accessible to victims of sexual assault, domestic abuse, and sex trafficking

LB486 Fact Sheet Require train crews of at least two individuals

LB533 Fact Sheet Extends a limited income disregard that allows for the continued participation of Nebraska families in a multi-million dollar national study of income levels on a child’s developing brain

LB534 Fact Sheet Create the process of an extension of a driver’s license for those serving abroad in the US Foreign Service 

LB639 Fact Sheet Seizure Safe Schools Act 

LB640 Fact Sheet Increase the state reimbursement for schools offering early childhood education programs

LB641 Fact Sheet Ensure educational support staff receive their salary during a pandemic school closure

LB642 Fact Sheet Create a school resource fund for Educational Service Units to help meet students’ mental health needs

Additionally, here is a list of bills I’ve given my support to as a cosponsor:

LB4, Senator Briese’s bill which increases the tuition credit for members of the Armed Forces reserves. 

LB7, Senator Blood’s bill that provides immunity from arrest and prosecution for witnesses and victims of violent crimes that report such crimes to law enforcement.

LB40, Senator Groene’s bill which adopts the Nebraska Rural Projects Act. 

LB64, Senator Lindstrom’s bill which would phase-out the income tax on social security income over the next five years. 

LB87, Senator Morfeld’s bill that would provide mental health first aid training for school districts. 

LB108, Senator McCollister’s bill which would raise SNAP family eligibility from 130% of the federal poverty guideline to 185% of the federal poverty level.

LB313, Senator Sanders’ bill which adds extension to homestead exemption application deadlines in the cases of a serious medical condition or death of a spouse. 

LB396, Senator Brandt’s bill which adopts the Nebraska Farm-to-School Program Act.

Have any questions or input? Get in touch with me and let’s start a conversation! You can reach me at jday@leg.ne.gov, or, if I’m not your senator and you would like to let your senator know about your support for these bills, you can find your state senator by entering your address here. Have a good idea for legislation next year? Let me know too!

MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Katherine Esters 

Communications Director 

402-471-2725 or 402-326-8183, kesters@leg.ne.gov 

Senator Jen Day and advocates for school epilepsy safety to hold press conference

When: Wednesday, March 24 at 8:30AM

Who: Senator Jen Day, representatives from the Epilepsy Foundation of Nebraska, and students with epilepsy 

What: Press conference highlighting the need for LB639, the Seizure Safe Schools Act

Where: Nebraska State Capitol Rotunda 

Why: This week, LB639, the Seizure Safe Schools Act, will be heard on General File Debate. Ahead of debate, advocates will provide personal stories of the challenges that students with epilepsy face, and the ways that LB639 will provide solutions to these issues. 

Following the hearing, Senator Day will be available for media comment. Advocates and students will be available upon request. 

Senator Jen Day of District 49 represents northwestern Sarpy county, including the areas of Gretna, Millard, and western Papillion and La Vista in the Nebraska State Legislature

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Sen. Jen Day

District 49
Room 1018
P.O. Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
(402) 471-2725
Email: jday@leg.ne.gov
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