2016 Legislative Day

Learn how civic involvement makes a difference as state officials address Nebraska homeschoolers!

March 3rd, 2016 — See TIMELINE below

Legislative Day 2

This is the day to bring your children to the state capitol and have them learn about the legislative process.

Plan to

  • Take a tour of the Capitol
  • Observe the Legislature in action
  • Listen to the Lt. Governor, Chief Justice, and Senators talk to you about important bills and issues
  • Meet other government officials
  • Have your children enjoy an interactive lesson on how a bill becomes a law

Plan ahead to meet your senator and share your vision for home education and parental rights. You can contact your senator directly or call the office of the Clerk of the Legislature for assistance: (402) 471-2271.

This event is free and open to all homeschool families in Nebraska.

NCHEA Legislative Day Agenda 

9:00AM-10:00AM: Arrive at the State Capitol (parking is hard to find, so build that into your schedule!) and either A) Go visit your senator, B) Take a tour of the building (guided tours start at 9am on at the North entrance on the second floor, on the hour), C) Watch the floor debate from the gallery.
10:00AM-11:10AM: State Senators will be speaking in the Warner Chamber. Please plan to be seated by 10am to be respectful of the elected officials’ time.
11:10AM-12:00PM: Statewide officers, review of lawmaking process, homeschool rules update.
12:15PM-1:00PM: Lunch (bring your own) at First Baptist Church, just across the street northwest of the Capitol.   Luncheon Speakers:   12:15-12:30:  Chief Justice Heavican will speak on the Judicial System.    12:30-12:45:  Mr. Bob Evnen on school choice and the death penalty issue that will be on the November ballot

OPTIONAL:  1:30PM & on:  You are free to A) visit your senator if you did not do so in the morning, B) Catch an afternoon Capitol tour (2/3/4 pm, see details above), or C) Watch any committee hearings that may be scheduled. Check the legislative calendar at www.nebraskalegislature.gov for the latest information.

Current List of Morning Speakers:
Senators Baker, Brasch, Craighead, Crawford, Ebke, Fox, Gloor, Groene, Hilkemann, Kintner, McCoy, Riepe, Schnoor, Smith, Watermeier, and Williams;
Lt. Gov Foley, Treasurer Stenberg, Auditor of Public Accounts Janssen, Attorney General Peterson, Revisor of Statutes Office – Marcia McClurg, Dave Lostroh with Rule 13 update.

We’ll see you next year!

Questions: Katie Wattermann, legislativeday@nchea.org or 402-380-0991

Thank you for attending the 2016 NCHEA Legislative Day!

Maps can be found here — Parking, Capitol