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Health and Human Services Committee, Nebraska State Legislature

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The Health and Human Services Committee is a standing committee of the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature. Per Legislature Rule 3, the committee is made up of seven members.[1]

Per Rule 3 of the Unicameral Rules, committees in the Nebraska Legislature are appointed biennially by a thirteen-member select Committee on Committees with approval from the Legislature at-large. The Committee, which itself is elected by the whole Legislature at the beginning of a legislative session following an election, is responsible for submitting a preliminary report of appointments, then on the following day a final report to be voted on by the Legislature. If a final report is not passed, it is returned to the Committee for alterations.[2] During the session, vacancies are filled by the Committee on Committees unless provided for otherwise. Between sessions, vacancies are filled by a vote of the Executive Board.[3] The Speaker is not allowed to serve on a standing committee, but is to serve on the Rules Committee ex officio.[4]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Rules of the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature

Function

The Health and Human Services Committee is responsible for processing legislation involving the following subject areas:
  • Public Health Areas
  • hospitals; nursing homes; homes for the aged; health facilities; long-term care; certificate of need
  • mental health regions; alcoholism and drug programs
  • professional and occupational licensing; boards
  • medical assistance
  • emergency medical care; services; ambulances
  • human remains
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • children; diseases; maternal and infant care
  • housing and building standards
  • vital statistics; rural and local health; generic drugs; Radiation Control Act; Asbestos Control Act
  • Social Services and Public Assistance
  • public assistance
  • children; foster care; child care; support; placement
  • aging
  • community action agencies
  • behavioral health
  • Early Intervention Act
  • blind and visually impaired
  • developmental disabilities
  • deaf and hard of hearing[5][6]

Members

2013-2014

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

Health and Human Services Members, 2013
Democratic members (0)Republican members (0)Third-party members (7)
Kathy Campbell, Chair
Bob Krist, Vice Chair
Tanya Cook
Sue Crawford
Mike Gloor
Sara Howard
Dan Watermeier

2011-2012

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