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Nebraska became the 36th state to enact autism insurance reform on April 21, 2014.

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State Officials
Governor Pete Ricketts (R)
Lt. Governor Mike Foley (R)
Nebraska Legislature

Federal Officials
U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R)
U.S. Senator Eric Benjamin Sasse (R)
U.S. House of Representatives Nebraska delegation

Nebraska News

In a major legal victory for Nebraska families, a state court judge, John Colborn, has ruled that Nebraska is obligated to cover medically necessary treatments for children affected with autism....

Lincoln, NE— Governor Pete Ricketts has signed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, LB 591...

Lincoln, NE—The Nebraska legislature has overwhelmingly passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, ...

Thousands of children with autism now have access to new or enhanced insurance benefits to cover behavioral health treatment and physical, occupational and speech therapies in six states...

NASHVILLE, TN -- Autism Speaks announced its 2014 advocacy awards at the 9th annual Autism Law Summit held here, presenting the Speak Out Award to Anna Bullard and her daughter...

LINCOLN (April 21, 2014) -- Nebraska became the 36th state to enact autism insurance reform today when Gov. Dave Heineman signed legislation requiring certain insurers to cover...

LINCOLN (February 13, 2014) -- An Autism Awareness Rally at the Nebraska capitol has been set for February 25 to kick off this year's legislative push for autism...

LINCOLN (February 27, 2013) -- The Banking, Commerce and Insurance Committee took testimony yesterday on LB.505, the new autism insurance reform bill, and heard nearly a dozen...

NEW YORK (January 24, 2013) --– Autism Speaks today endorsed LB-505, a new autism...

LINCOLN  (Feb. 9, 2012) -- Unicameral Update, the Nebraska Legislature news service, reported on the Feb. 7 Banking, Insurance and Commerce Committee hearing on...

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      Informational Presentation on 2014 Nebraska Autism Insurance Reform Law

Bill History

2014

April 21: LB.254 signed into law by Governor Dave Heineman, making Nebraska the 36th state to enact autism insurance reform

April 17: LB.254 approved 48-0; sent to Gov. Heineman

April 9: LB.254 amended on Senate floor to incorporate LB.505

April 2: LB.505 voted out of Senate Banking, Commerce and Insurance Committee with amendments

Jan. 8: LB.505 listed as carryover bill from 2013 session

2013

Feb. 27: LB.505 heard in Senate Banking, Commerce and Insurance Committee; no vote

Jan. 24: LB.505 introduced

2012

Feb. 7: Senate Banking, Commerce and Insurance Committee takes testimony on LB.1129

Jan. 19: LB.1129 introduced; referred to Senate Banking, Commerce and Insurance Committee

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