Americans with Disabilities Act Notice
It is the intent of the Nebraska Legislature to comply with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Therefore, the Executive Board of the Legislative Council has adopted the following policy:
It is the policy of the Legislative Council not to discriminate against a qualified individual with a disability because of such disability with regard to job application procedures, the hiring, advancement, or discharge of employees, employee compensation, job training, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.
It is also the policy of the Legislative Council that no qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of the Legislative Council, or be subjected to discrimination by the Legislative Council.
This policy applies to qualified individuals with a disability and individuals who have a known relationship or association with a disabled individual.
If you would like to review the Legislature's ADA policy, ask questions about your rights and remedies under it, request a reasonable modification or file a complaint alleging noncompliance, please contact the ADA Compliance Coordinator:Trevor Fitzgerald, Legal Counsel to the Executive Board, Nebraska Legislature
State Capitol, Lincoln, NE 68509
or for persons with hearing impairments, please call the Nebraska Relay System:
Individuals who need reasonable accommodation to ensure equal employment opportunities or who need auxiliary aids for effective communication in programs and services of the Nebraska Legislature are invited to make their needs and preferences known to the ADA Compliance Coordinator.
This notice is available in large print, on audio tape and in Braille, from the ADA Compliance Coordinator or the Clerk of the Legislature's Office (402-471-2271).
ADA Accommodation Written Testimony
New this session, the Legislature has established an ADA accommodation of public hearing written testimony for qualified individuals who have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities (as defined in Title I of the American with Disabilities Act, C.F.R. 35.108).
Qualified individuals are eligible to submit written public hearing testimony via an online portal. As an eligible individual submitting written testimony, the person’s name and position will be listed on the committee statement for the legislative bill, gubernatorial appointment, agency budget, or amendment, with a notation that the testimony was submitted as ADA Accommodation Written Testimony.
If you are a qualified individual and would like to submit ADA Accommodation written testimony on a legislative bill, a gubernatorial appointment, an agency budget hearing, or an amendment scheduled for public hearing, go to the “Committees” heading on the left side of the home page. From there you will go to the hearing schedule and select the specific hearing to find a link to submit ADA Accommodation written testimony. ADA Accommodation written testimony is allowed once the public hearing has been scheduled and must be submitted and verified prior to 12:00 p.m. CST on the last work day prior to the public hearing.
The hearing schedule may also be reached by going to the online calendar and selecting the date of the public hearing, then selecting “Hearing Schedules.”