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Policy & Advocacy

2020 Priority Issues and Policy Agenda

Priority Issues

  • Cash bail reform
  • Diversion and alternative programs
  • Parole process and eligibility
  • Correctional improvements
  • Mental, behavioral healthcare
  • Reentry barriers
  • Voting rights

Policy Agenda

  • Decreased Incarcerated Population

    • LB916 - Appropriate funds to the Department of Correctional Services for a community corrections facility
      • RISE’s Position: Oppose
      • Status: Referred to Appropriations Committee
      • Click here for RISE’s testimony on LB916
    • LB1004 - Change provisions relating to parole eligibility
      • RISE’s Position: Support
      • Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee
      • Click here for RISE's testimony on LB1004
    • LB1209 - Provide a diversion program for caregivers
      • RISE’s Position: Support
      • Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee
      • Click here for RISE’s testimony on LB1209
  • Improved Conditions

    • LB786 - Change rules on the use of restrictive housing and require screenings for serious mental illness, developmental disabilities, and traumatic brain injuries
      • RISE’s Position: Support
      • Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee
    • LB1171 - Change provisions under the Healthy Pregnancies for Incarcerated Women Act
      • RISE’s Position: Support
      • Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee
      • Click here for RISE’s testimony on LB1171
    • LB1208 - Change provisions relating to restrictive housing, immediate segregation, discipline, and other conditions of confinement in state correctional facilities
      • RISE’s Position: Support
      • Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee
  • Equitable Economic and Social Progress

    • LB805 - Provide an income tax deduction for certain wages paid to individuals convicted of a felony
      • RISE’s Position: Support
      • Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee
    • LR286CA - Constitutional amendment to remove felony convictions other than treason from being a disqualification for voting 
      • RISE’s Position: Support
      • Status: Referred to Government, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee
    • LB986 - Prescribe 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 LB986
    • LB1038 - Change provisions relating to eligibility for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits
      • RISE’s Position: Support
      • Status: Referred to Health & Human Services Committee
      • Click here for RISE’s testimony on LB1038
    • LB1157 - Provide for counting Nebraska residents in Nebraska prisons for redistricting purposes
      • RISE’s Position: Support
      • Status: Referred to Executive Board
      • Click here for RISE’s testimony on LB1157

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