NEW: Submit Comments About Legislation Online
February 16th, 2021
Friends, supporters, detractors, interested parties, I want to encourage you to utilize the Nebraska Legislature's new online comment feature to make your voice heard and opinions known about our bills. Here are the main points:
- Submit an online comment on the bill page for any bill, at any stage of debate, by searching for it on nebraskalegislature.gov. To access this feature, search for the bill you wish to submit a statement on and click the corresponding button near the top of the bill page.
- These are super useful - I read the comments as we debate bills, and I think these are an important way to receive feedback from constituents during the pandemic.
- Please keep in mind that these comments *won't* be recorded as part of the record on the bill. If you want your comments on the record, you must submit a letter to the committee by noon on the day before the hearing.
- I have two bills being heard in committee tomorrow. LB 121 would allow people with past drug convictions to receive SNAP if they are eligible, and LB 356 would prevent eligible SNAP recipients from being unnecessarily disqualified if they are found ineligible for some other assistance program. Please leave supportive comments on these bills and contact your senator, especially those on the Health and Human Services committee! Your voice matters and your support will help to advance these critical bills.