Senators Begin Work
Now that the Legislative session has concluded, Senators and staff will begin working on interim studies. This year, 108 interim study resolutions were introduced by Senators and committees. After introduction, they're assigned to a committee and each Committee prioritizes the studies and determines if there will be public hearings.
Interim studies give Senators an opportunity to analyze a concept in-depth and potentially use the information to develop legislation for next session. We've identified 28 interim study resolutions with potential to affect early childhood. Among them are:
LR434: Introduced by Senator Linehan to study the structure and financing for K-12 education.
LR452: Introduced by Senator Vargas to evaluate alternative teacher certification programs.
LR362: Introduced by Senator Groene to study issues within the jurisdiction of the Education Committee.
LR372: Introduced by Senator Baker to study school violence and identify ways state government can support communities and school districts in their efforts to create safe school environments.
LR357: Introduced by Senator Kolowski to analyze early childhood education in Nebraska and potential methods that could help ensure universal access to high-quality early childhood education.