Cause Collective Advocacy
Part of Cause Collective's mission is to support its members through advocacy. We do this by helping them understand the importance of advocacy, the difference between lobbying and advocacy, and by letting them know what is happening in the Legislature that is related to nonprofits and the clients they serve.
Cause Collective's Advocacy Policy and Procedures.
As a membership agency serving over 100 nonprofits, it is important we are able to use our strength in numbers to raise our voice for those in need.
Cause Collective's Top 25:
Below is our 'TOP 25' bills we found (after sifting through hundreds!) that we believe are of interest to our membership. For more details on any of those bills or other bills you can visit: https://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/. In the top right of that page, you can enter the bill number to read updated information or the complete bill.
|LB #83||Wayne||Prison Release||Restores voting rights to citizens who have completed the terms of their
felony sentences. There is currently a two year waiting period.
|LB #86||Wayne||Poverty/Economic Stability||Change provisions relating to the allocation of the Affordable Housing
Trust Fund and the collection and remittance of the documentary stamp tax
|LB #110||Wishart||Poverty/Economic Stability||Permits Medical Cannibis||Judiciary|
|LB #167||Hunt||Mental/Physical Health and Substance Use||Prohibits Conversion Therapy||Judiciary|
|Bolz||Equal/Human Rights||Additional funding for the Office of Violence Prevention to be used for
grants and evaluation
|Increases SNAP eligibility||HHS|
|LB #265||La Grone||Allows payday lenders to offer larger prinicipal loans with similiar
high interest rates
|LB #328||Bolz||Children/Family/Youth||Nebraska Family First Act, which will impliment federal legislation that
funds services to prevent children from being removed from their homes
|LB #330||Bolz||Children/Family/Youth||Reauthorizes and changes the struction of the Nebraska Children's Commission||Exec Board|
|LB #402||Hilkemann||Prison Release Poverty/Economic Stability||Allows felons to qualify for SNAP benefits||HHS|
|LB #424||Quick||Change the Nebraska Municipal Land Bank Act||Urban Affairs|
|LB #433||Hansen, M||Poverty/Economic Stability||Change provisions relating to return of tenant's deposits and damages||Judiciary|
|LB #434||Hansen, M||Poverty/Economic Stability||Change landlord and tenant provisions relating to three-day notice to
quit and to create a right of redemption for tenants
|LB #435||Hansen, M||Poverty/Economic Stability||Change provisions relating to retaliatory conduct by a landlord||Judiciary|
|LB #493||Wayne||Poverty/Economic Stability||Change provisions relating to property tax exemptions under the
Nebraska Housing Agency Act
|LB #497||Friesen||Poverty/Economic Stability||One of the various tax bills. This one would tax groceries.||Revenue|
|LB #502||Hunt||Immigrant/Refugees||Adopt the Limited Immigration Inquiry Act||Judiciary|
|LB #516||Pansing Brooks||Children/Family/Youth||Confirms that children who have been sex trafficked are recognized as
abused and neglected and therefore eligible for services and supports
provided by DHHS
|LB #595||Albrecht||Children/Family/Youth||Change Office of Dispute Resolution to Office of Restorative Justice and
Dispute Resolution and change powers and duties of the office
At the request of the Nebraska State Court Administrator, Sen. Joni Albrecht
introduced LB 595 to amend the 1991 Dispute Resolution Act in order to incorporate
restorative justice into the Supreme Court’s Office of Dispute Resolution’s (ODR) mission
and purpose and to sustain its successful restorative justice pilot efforts conducted since 2015.
|LB #627||Pansing Brooks||Equality/Human Rights||Prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity||Judiciary|
|LB #628||Pansing Brooks||Poverty/Economic Stability||Increase the earned income tax credit||Revenue|
|LB #631||Morfeld||Mental/Physical Health and Substance Use||Create the Medicaid Expansion Implementation Task Force||Exec Board|
|LB #641||McDonnell||Provides for grants under the Telecommunication Relay System Act for a 211
Information and Referral Network
|LB #689||Cavanaugh||Equality/Human Rights Immigration/Refugees||Prohibits discrimination by a seller or landlord on the basis of sexual orientation,
gender identity, or citizenship status in any real estate transaction or lease
LB #329 / 341
|Bolz / Arch||Poverty/Economic Stability||Child care subsidy bills. Both remove time limits on how long a family can
receive assistance. LB 329 would increase income eligibilty