Current Bills

2021 Legislature Bills

  • LB 52 – Provide for immunity for injury or death resulting from COVID-19 exposure
    • Would provide that no person shall be liable in a civil action for any injury or death resulting from an alleged exposure to COVID-19 is such exposure occurred after the date of the effective date of the bill.
  • LB 53 – Provide immunity for health care providers acting in conformance with the crisis standard of care during a COVID-19 state of emergency
    • Provides that a health care provider shall be immune from civil liability resulting from care provided pursuant to the crisis standard of care plan adopted by the Nebraska Medical Emergency Operations Center when the care is provided during a COVID-19 state of emergency as declared by the Governor.
  • LB 139 – Adopt the COVID-19 Liability Protection Act
    • Creates the COVID-19 Liability Protection Act. Prohibits a cause of action for damages due to exposure or potential exposure of COVID-19 unless the plaintiff can prove by clear and convincing evidence that the claim is based on gross negligence or willful conduct.
  • LB 160 – Change provisions of the Nebraska Hospital Medical Liability Act
    • Would increase the cap for payouts from medical liability claims tenfold. Would also increase the Nebraska Excess Liability Fund limits tenfold.
  • LB 263 – Require occupational boards to issue certain credentials based on credentials or work experience in another jurisdiction
    • Except as provided by interstate licensing compacts and occupations regulated by the Supreme Court, the bill requires licensing boards to issue occupational licenses or government certifications upon application to applicants who have held for more than one year an occupational license or government certification in another state or in the United States Military in an occupation with a similar scope of practice, as determined by the occupational board. Provides a few exceptions if there is a disqualifying criminal record or complaint against the out of state licenses. Provides for recognition of work experience in another state that does not use an occupational license or government certification to regulate that occupation.
  • LB 390 –  Provide for credentials based on reciprocity and change requirements for credentials under the Uniform Credentialing Act
    • Requires recognition of out of state credentials for occupations governed by the Uniform Credentialing Act. Applicants must have had a credential for at least one year.
  • LB 528 – Change, eliminate, and add provisions relating to education
    • A comprehensive education technical update bill.