Legislative Update: May 31

It was announced on Tuesday by Speaker Arch that the 90-day session will end early with the final day on Thursday, June 1. Given that, we’ll keep this legislative update short and provide a full session summary later in the month.

The promise to continue to fight for bodily autonomy will have a new battleground—Nebraska courts. Yesterday, ACLU of Nebraska, along with Planned Parenthood North Central States, announced they are suing to challenge LB 574’s new restrictions on health care for trans youth and abortions. Read more from our partners. We’re committed to advocating for your right to access sexual and reproductive health care. Stay tuned!


✅ LB 157, amended during general file to include LB 11, LB 315 and LB 757, passed second round debate yesterday with final reading expected on Thursday. This amended bill now includes important protections for survivors of gender-based violence such as clarification for household pets in domestic abuse protection orders, protects survivors of domestic and sexual violence from debt collectors, and changes requirements in applications under the Nebraska CVR Act. This is critical legislation that provides support for survivors of sexual and domestic violence.

✅ LB 227, amended to now include LB 35 and LB 84, has been placed on final reading which we expect to see on the agenda Thursday. LB 35 will invest in the workforce by supporting affordable child care and LB 84 will maintain increased access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Learn more about LB 35 (English / Spanish) and LB 84 (English / Spanish) via our fact sheets.


Lawsuit challenges Nebraska law that bans abortion after 12 weeks, gender care for minors – Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska legislative committee advances contentious nomination for chief medical officer – Nebraska Examiner


You’re invited! Join us for a Sine Die Happy Hour on Wednesday, June 14 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the Women’s Fund offices (1111 N. 13th Street, Ste 106). The event is free and we appreciate your RSVP to help ensure we have enough refreshments! RSVP to join us.

Let’s take a moment to pause and join in community for the work that was done this session—together. Join us!