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2012 March Updates

2012 Legislative Bills

LB 768 (Howard) - Change provisions relating to access to adoption case files

February Update: Placed on general file on Feb 28th.

LB 774 (Howard) - Change and add reporting requirements relating to child welfare

LB 820 (HHS Committee) - Provide for a foster care demonstration project

February Update: Advanced to the floor by Sen. Campbell (priority bill). Amended to LB 821
March Update:

LB 821 (HHS Committee) - Create the Nebraska Children's Commission and require legislation to create the Department of Children's Services

February Update: Advanced to the floor by HHS Committee (priority bill), and placed on the general file on Feb 28th.
March Update:

LB 874 (Howard) - Change foster care licensure provisions

LB 926 (Dubas) - Provide for a minimum base rate for foster care payments

LB 929 (McGill) - Provide a membership requirement for State Foster Care Review Board members

LB 935 (Smith) - Change grandparent child visitation provisions to person with a legitimate interest

LB 949 (Leg Performance Audit Committee) - Require reports and a strategic plan by the Division of Children and Family Service of DHHS

February Update: Advanced to the floor by Legislative Performance Audit Committee (priority bill), and placed on the general file on Feb 28th.
March Update:

LB 957 (HHS Committee) - Adopt the Office of Inspector General for Nebraska Child Welfare Act

February Update: Covered by LB 821.

LB 961 (HHS Committee) - Change provisions relating to case management of child welfare services

February Update: Advanced to the floor by HHS Committee (priority bill), and placed on the general file on Feb 29th.
March Update:

LB 993 (Ashford) - Change provisions relating to child abuse and neglect teams and child advocacy centers

February Update: Advanced to the floor by Sen. Howard (priority bill), and placed on the general file on Feb 16th. It was then placed on the select file on Feb 28th.

LB 998 (Krist) - Create the Foster Care Review Office and eliminate the Foster Care Review Board

February Update: Advanced to the floor by Sen. Krist (priority bill).
March Update: Passed through first round of debate on March 7th and placed on select file on March 13th

LB 1041 (Cook) - DHHS Delivery Improvement and Efficiency Act

LB 1051 (Coash) - Change registry provisions regarding adult protective services and child protection cases

LB 1063 (Cook) - Adopt the Children's Health and Treatment Act

February Update: Advanced to the floor by Sen. Cook (priority bill), and placed on the general file on Feb 22nd.

LB 1088 (Ashford) - Change notice, summons, and warrant provisions of the Nebraska Juvenile code

LB 1099 (Council) - Change expense provisions under the Nebraska Juvenile Code

LB 1149 (McGill) - Change provisions relating to child guardianships and child welfare caseloads

February Update: Amended to LB 961.

LB 1150 (McGill) - Adopt the Young Adult Voluntary Foster Care Services Act

LB 1153 (Lathrop) - Require timely provision of juvenile court-ordered treatment or services

LB 1159 (Krist) - Provide additional requirements and duties relating to state contracts for services valued at twenty-five million dollars or more

LB 1160 (HHS Committee) - Require DHHS to develop an information system and provide for reports and an evaluation

February Update: Advanced to the floor by Legislative Performance Audit Committee (priority bill), and placed on the general file on Feb 28th.
March Update:

LB 1172 (Pirsch) - Provide an additional ground for termination of parental rights


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