Nebraska Legislative Update - Jan. 5, 2022

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The Watchful Citizen
“The salvation of the state is in the watchfulness of the citizen.” —Hartley Burr Alexander

We are returning to provide legislative updates from a rural perspective. The Nebraska Legislature convened its 2022 session today, Wednesday, Jan. 5.  This will be a “short” session—legally mandated to be 60 working days—it is tentatively scheduled to adjourn on April 20.

The deadline for bill introduction is Jan. 20. Each bill introduced will be scheduled for a hearing in one of 14 standing committees. Committee hearings will begin Jan. 18 and will run through the end of February or early March. 

Click here to read more about the Center for Rural Affairs’ legislative priorities for the 2022 session. Policy Director Johnathan Hladik also previews the session in our latest episode of the Rural Rapport.  

We value your input as we engage with the legislative process. If you would like to share your support, concerns, insights or opposition by providing testimony in-person, via letter or by visiting with your senator, please do not hesitate to contact me at or 402.687.2100 ext.1032.