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Legislative Review

LINCOLN — The Nebraska Legislature heard several COVID-related bills introduced by senators this session. With committee hearings wrapping up the second week in March, some bills will soon be debated on the floor of the Legislature. Here is a rundown of COVID bills ranging from expanding public meetings to opting out of mandatory vaccinations and more.

LB637: Increase in local public health department authority

On Feb. 19, Sen. Tony Vargas of Omaha discussed his bill to increase the authority of local public health departments regarding “contagious and infectious diseases.” This bill would als...


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