Legislature Begins Public Hearings

One of the most important activities of Nebraska’s Unicameral is holding public hearings on proposed legislation brought before the body. The Legislature has begun its second week of hearings and will conclude the hearing schedule on March 3. During the hearings held by the Legislature citizens are given the opportunity to provide input on the pros and cons of the bills. All introduced legislative bills are assigned a number and given to one of the legislative committees which schedules a hearing. Citizens who come to the Capitol to participate in the hearings should arrive early, parking is always a challenge, and take advantage of the opportunity to visit their Senator’s office, eat lunch in the Capitol Cafe, take a tour, or visit the Landmark Store at the Capitol. Public Hearings are an important part of the Legislative process and citizens are encouraged to participate. The legislative sessions and some hearings are available for viewing through Nebraska Educational Telecommunications.