The Nebraska Legislature has 18 new state senators. To assist NSLHA with advocacy and legislative efforts, please take a few minutes to complete this survey about any contacts or relationships that you may have with Nebraska's state senators. This is very helpful as opportunities arise to work with senators on various issues impacting speech-language-hearing services.
The Nebraska Legislature kicked off last week with the election of a speaker and committee chairs. Senator Galen Hadley (District 37 - Kearney) was elected Speaker of the Legislature and Senator Bob Krist (District 10) was elected Chair of the Executive Board. Standing Committee Chairs are as follows:
View the full roster of committees and members.
January 21, 2015 was the last day of bill introduction. The NSLHA Legislative Affairs Committee members will be meeting with NSLHA's lobbyist to review the list of bills and identify priority issues that impact you and your clients.
All introduced bills will have a public hearing. For reference, the legislative floor action and committee hearings can be viewed online through live streaming. You can also watch live legislative floor action on your local public NET television channel (for Lincoln, this is channel17). As always, bills and amendments will also be posted on the Legislature's website, under the Search Current Bills application .
A student in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) is conducting the study. It explores the assessment/evaluation practices of speech-language pathologists’/speech therapists’/speech pathologists’ working with preschool-age children who stutter/are suspected of stuttering.
Registration is NOW OPEN for the SEC Medical Speech Pathology 2-Day FEES Training Course in Des Moines! This course is taking place June 16-17 at the Iowa ENT Center in downtown Des Moines, IA. Please visit www.secmedicalspeech.com for more details, and to register TODAY!