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Policy & Advocacy

2020 Priority Issues and Policy Agenda

2021 Priority Issues

Policy Agenda

Decreased Incarcerated Population

  • LB130Change membership provisions for the Board of Parole
    RISE’s position: Neutral
    Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee
     
  • LB269 - Change provisions regarding review of a committed offender's record by the Board of Parole
    RISE’s position: Neutral
    Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee
     
  • LB334Adopt the Community Work Release and Treatment Centers Act and change provisions relating to Board of Parole, the Department of Correctional Services, and the Office of Probation Administration
    RISE’s position: Neutral
    Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee
     
  • LB383Appropriate funds for capital construction
    RISE’s position: Oppose
    Status: Referred to Appropriations Committee
    Click here for RISE's testimony on LB383.
     
  • LB624Provide for earned time credit reductions to the minimum terms of sentences of offenders at facilities of NDCS
    RISE’s position: Support
    Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee

Improved Conditions

  • LB28 - Provide for motions for new trial based on newly discovered evidence
    RISE’s position: Support
    Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee
    Click here for RISE's testimony on LB28.
     
  • LB119Change provisions of the Healthy Pregnancies for Incarcerated Women Act
    RISE’s position: Support
    Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee
     
  • LB499 - Require an annual report on active cases by NDCS, Probation, and Parole
    RISE’s position: Support
    Status: Referred to Judiciary
    Click here for RISE's testimony on LB499.
     
  • LB559Change provisions relating to restrictive housing under the Nebraska Treatment and Corrections Act
    RISE’s position: Support
    Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee
    Click here for RISE's testimony on LB559.
     
  • LB563Provide caseload limits for high-risk offenders supervised by probation officers and parole officers
    RISE’s position: Neutral
    Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee
     
  • LB620 - Limit use of restrictive housing and solitary confinement
    RISE’s position: Support
    Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee
    Click here for RISE's testimony on LB620.

Equitable Economic and Social Progress

  • LB128Adopt the Residential Tenant Clean Slate Act
    RISE’s position: Support
    Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee
    Click here for RISE's testimony on LB128.

  • LB203Prescribe requirements for public colleges and universities regarding criminal history and juvenile court record information
    RISE’s position: Support
    Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee
    Click here for RISE's testimony on LB203.

  • LB525Provide duties and requirements for transitional housing facilities and change powers of the Office of Inspector General of NDCS
    RISE’s position: Support
    Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee


Upcoming Events & Articles

The cash bail system continues to perpetuate cycles of poverty and incarceration. The ability of a person to afford the amount set to be released does not predict whether a person will appear for their court date or if they are a risk to public safety. It results in people who do not have disposable income spending days to months in jail that further impacts their livelihood.

As America is dealing with COVID-19, civil unrest and a great political division, we would be remiss to not mention that 2020 is an historical election year. Elections are important especially because the elected officials’ duties will include enacting policies that affect people who are currently and formerly incarcerated.

In Nebraska, people who were arrested, awaiting trial, convicted of or on probation for a misdemeanor can vote!


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