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2021

Priority Issues & Policy Agenda

Priority Issues/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

Last week was fraught with ups and downs within the legislature for criminal justice reform advocates. From vetoes to the stalling of key legislation, senators found themselves at the center of determining the future of Nebraska’s criminal justice landscape.

From the stories of perseverance from amazing individuals to senators sharing their priorities and what they will continue to fight for, this day laid the foundation for future events to grow and become more impactful.

Nebraska needs criminal justice reform now. Our prison system is in an overcrowding crisis and we have the opportunity to do something about it. We need your help to make LB920 a reality!  


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