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==Governance==
 
==Governance==
  
The Legislative Research Division is monitored by Legislative Council<ref>[http://budget.ne.gov/das_budget/budget09/ag03.pdf ''Nebraska Budget Office'' "2009-2010 Leigslative Council Budget"]</ref>.
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The Legislative Research Division is monitored by Legislative Council<ref>[http://budget.ne.gov/das_budget/budget09/ag03.pdf ''Nebraska Budget Office'', "2009-2010 Leigslative Council Budget"]</ref>.
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
  
The Legislative Research Division was formed in 1937<ref>[http://nebraskalegislature.gov/divisions/audit_research.php ''Nebraska Legislature'' "Legislative Research Division"](See 1st Statement)</ref>.
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The Legislative Research Division was formed in 1937<ref>[http://nebraskalegislature.gov/divisions/audit_research.php ''Nebraska Legislature'', "Legislative Research Division"](See 1st Statement)</ref>.
  
 
==Services offered==
 
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===Legal research===
 
===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<ref name="legis">[http://nebraskalegislature.gov/divisions/audit_research.php ''Nebraska Legislature'' "Legislative Research Division"](See Services Offered)</ref>.
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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<ref name="legis">[http://nebraskalegislature.gov/divisions/audit_research.php ''Nebraska Legislature'', "Legislative Research Division"](See Services Offered)</ref>.
  
 
===Library/Reference services===
 
===Library/Reference services===
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===Performance Audit section===
 
===Performance Audit section===
The Legislative Research Division is responsible for supervising the Performance Audit Section of the Nebraska Legislature<ref name="legis" />.  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<ref>[http://news.legislature.ne.gov/lpa/ ''Nebraska Legislature'' "Performance Audit Committee"]</ref>.
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The Legislative Research Division is responsible for supervising the Performance Audit Section of the Nebraska Legislature<ref name="legis" />.  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<ref>[http://news.legislature.ne.gov/lpa/ ''Nebraska Legislature'', "Performance Audit Committee"]</ref>.
 
====Prison audit====
 
====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.<ref>[http://watchdog.org/124885/nikko-jenkins-2/ ''WatchDog.org'', "Lawmakers to audit prison treatment programs," January 22, 2014]</ref>
 
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.<ref>[http://watchdog.org/124885/nikko-jenkins-2/ ''WatchDog.org'', "Lawmakers to audit prison treatment programs," January 22, 2014]</ref>

Latest revision as of 06:49, 2 May 2014

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]

See also

External links

References