Legislature Timeline

The Nebraska Legislature started its first bicameral--or two-house--session on July 4, 1866.
Nebraska became the 37th state on March 1, 1867.
Voters elected the first African-American to the Nebraska Legislature.
The current State Capitol was completed after 10 years of construction.
Nebraska voters adopted a constitutional amendment to change to a unicameral--or one house--legislature.
The first unicameral session convened on Jan. 5, 1937.
Voters elected the first woman to the Nebraska Legislature.
Voters adopted a constitutional amendment to have the Legislature meet annually rather than every other year.
Voters elected Nebraska's first female governor.
Voters enacted a limit of two consecutive four-year terms on the service of state legislators. Term limits took effect in 2006.