Speaker of the Legislature Jim Scheer announced today that the Nebraska Legislature will reconvene on July 20th to complete its 2020 Session, with a sine die adjournment expected no later than August 13th. Senators will have 17 legislative days during that time-frame to complete their work for the session after it was indefinitely postponed in March as COVID-19 concerns mounted.
Speaker Scheer’s announcement indicated several steps will be taken to provide a safer environment for legislators upon their return, including:
- Physical modifications to the legislative chamber based on the recommendations of public health officials; and
- Additional procedural rules to encourage social distancing between senators and staff when the Legislature is in session.
Speaker Scheer also released a revised calendar for the remainder of the 2020 Session. The new 2020 Legislative calendar can be downloaded HERE.