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Nebraska Legislative Research Division

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The Nebraska Legislative Research Division is a nonpartisan legislative service agency handling general research needs of the Nebraska Legislature.

Governance

The Legislative Research Division is monitored by Legislative Council[1].

History

The Legislative Research Division was formed in 1937[2].

Services offered

Legal research

The Legislative Research Division handles all requests for legislative research from legislators, committees, and their respective staffs. Also, they prepare all memos and reports related to research requests[3].

Library/Reference services

A legislative library is maintained by the Legislative Research Division. The library disseminates all information to legislative staff[3].

Performance Audit section

The Legislative Research Division is responsible for supervising the Performance Audit Section of the Nebraska Legislature[3]. The purpose of the Performance Audit Section handles all audits of legislative programs in the State of Nebraska to see if they are effective in its mission. Also, how they carry out legislative intent is measured[4].

Prison audit

In January 2014, the Performance Audit committee voted to conduct a pre-audit of the state’s corrections’ department after an Omaha man was accused of killing four Omahans within weeks of being released from prison in 2013.[5]

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