|Nebraska State Senate, District 27|
|1989 to 2009|
|High school||Alma High School, 1958|
|Associate's||Colorado Woman's College, 1960|
|Bachelor's||Kearney State College, 1963|
|Birthday||March 21, 1940|
|Place of birth||Holdrege, Nebraska|
Schimek graduated from Alma High School in 1958, earned her A.A. from Colorado Woman's College in 1960 and earned her B.A. in Education from Kearney State College in 1963. Her professional experience includes working as a realtor for Home Real Estate from 1987 to 1990 and as a teacher/substitute teacher for Lincoln and Hastings Public Schools from 1964 to 1979.
In 2008, Senator Schimek proposed:
- LB 1141, which imposed aggressive new monitoring and registration requirements on homeschooling families. Gov. Dave Heineman pledged to veto the bill.
- LB 824, which mandated that appointed boards, commissions, committees and councils of the state must have equal numbers of men and women.
- LB 1148, a bill to phase out the use of confinement crates for pregnant sows. Schimek withdrew the bill five days after she introduced it, saying "I'm saying I didn't give it a thought, and that's a terrible way to introduce legislation in the first place." Schimek was prompted to introduce the bill by the Humane Society of the United States, which has sponsored petition drives in two states to eliminate gestation crates.
In 2006, Senator Schimek proposed:
Senator Schimek proposed a controversial bill in 2006 to allow for in-state tuition rates for illegal immigrants in the state of Nebraska.
Schimek was elected in 1988 to represent the 27th Nebraska legislative district and re-elected in 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2004. Due to term limits, she left office in 2009. She served on the Business and Labor and Urban Affairs committees as well as the Committee on Committees and chairs the Government, Military and Veterans' Affairs.
Schimek and her husband, Herb Schimek, have two children.
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- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile Project Vote Smart
- DiAnna Schimek on Wikipedia
- Biography from Nebraska History.com
- Campaign contributions via Follow the Money
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Sen. DiAnna Schimek," accessed November 18, 2014
- North Platte Bulletin, "Gov. Heineman vetoes petition changes," accessed November 18, 2014
- Home School Legal Defense Association, "Legislative Bill 1141: Testing Requirements for Homeschoolers," accessed November 18, 2014
- Home School Legal Defense Association, "Legislator Wants to Take Homeschool Law Back to the ‘Dark Ages’!," accessed November 18, 2014
- Journal Star.com, "Heineman: I'll veto home-school testing bill," accessed November 18, 2014(Archived)
- Nebraska Legislature, "LB 824," accessed November 18, 2014
- Journal Star.com, "Lawmaker wants equal number men, women on state boards," accessed January 10, 2008(Archived)
- The Progressive Farmer, "Bill to Regulate Hog Enclosures has Short Life," February 11, 2008
- Lancaster County Democrats, "Message from State Senator DiAnna Schimek to the Lancaster County Democrats," accessed November 18, 2014(Dead link)
- Nebraska History, "DiAnna Schimek," accessed April 27, 2012
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