Senator Megan Hunt has provided the following update:
Interim Studies Update
During the interim, we are conducting five studies to inform future legislation and policies. Through these studies, we have been meeting with community organizations, collecting data, and conducting in-depth research related to the study topic. Below is information regarding each study and the activities our office has been involved with so far during the interim. Many of our studies will include a hearing where we bring together experts to speak about the study topics and provide valuable insights.
The five studies include:
LR126 – Interim study to examine issues related to urban development in municipalities across Nebraska
LR127 – Interim study to ensure youth in the foster care system and juvenile justice system understand their rights, to ensure their rights are being upheld, and to explore the need for additional rights
LR135 – Interim study to examine issues related to food insecurity in Nebraska communities
LR145 – Interim study to examine the financing of energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements on single-family residential property under the Property Assessed Clean Energy Act
LR243 – Interim study to examine the practice of medical refusal for contraception, sterilization, or abortion services by health care facilities and providers
In addition, Senator Hunt will be helping to direct and manage six studies in the Urban Affairs committee. She is also working with Senator Lowe on a joint study to examine special designated licenses issued by the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission and review potential reforms. A list of all proposed interim studies, including the introducer, can be found here.