Occupational Board Reform Act

Agriculture

General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    Agriculture
  • Occupation Regulated:
    Bulk Milk Hauler/Sampler
  • Occupational Board:
    No Board - it is FSCP at NDA
  • Contact:
    Teresa Curry, Dan Kahler, and Randy Chloupek
  • Purpose:
    To regulate the collection (hauling and sampling) of bulk raw milk for processing in the state of Nebraska.
  • Regulated Professionals:
    103
  • Year Created:
    §81-263.115, Laws 1969, chapter 5, §29, p. 86
  • Year Active:
    1970
  • Sunset Date:
    none

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    currently, Neb. Rev. Stat. §2-3971
  • Parent Agency:
    Nebraska Department of Agriculture

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
  • Who Appoints:
  • Legislative Approval:
  • Qualifications of Members:
  • Per Diem:
  • Expense Reimbursement:
  • Term Length:
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

Meetings
  • Required FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Held FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Required FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Held FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Required FY 2016-2015:
    0
  • Held FY 2016-2015:
    0

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    One
  • Shared or Separate:
    Shared
  • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
    13081
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    11176
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    10403
  • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
    10712
  • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
    10506
  • Other Funding Sources:
    0
  • Spending Authority:
    NDA, Program 57, $13,000

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    118
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    *Number represent NEWLY issued licenses, not renewed licenses FY 19/20 - 19 FY 18/19 - 25 FY 17/18 - 37 FY 16/17 - 14 FY 15/16 - 23
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    0
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    N/A
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    0
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    N/A
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    0
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    N/A
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm
    See attached PDF.
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No
General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    Agriculture
  • Occupation Regulated:
    Milk Cooperative Field Representative
  • Occupational Board:
    N/A
  • Contact:
    Teresa Curry, Dan Kahler, and Randy Chloupek
  • Purpose:
    Field representative means an individual qualified and trained in the sanitary methods of production and handling of milk as set forth in the Nebraska Milk Act and who is generally employed by a processing or manufacturing milk plant or cooperative for the purpose of quality control work.
  • Regulated Professionals:
    2
  • Year Created:
    §81-263.115, Laws 1969, chapter 5, §29, p. 86
  • Year Active:
    1970
  • Sunset Date:
    none

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    Currently, Neb. Rev. Stat. §2-3971
  • Parent Agency:
    Nebraska Department of Agriculture

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
  • Who Appoints:
  • Legislative Approval:
  • Qualifications of Members:
  • Per Diem:
  • Expense Reimbursement:
  • Term Length:
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

Meetings
  • Required FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Held FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Required FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Held FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Required FY 2016-2015:
    0
  • Held FY 2016-2015:
    0

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    One
  • Shared or Separate:
    Shared
  • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
    0
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    0
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    0
  • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
    0
  • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
    0
  • Other Funding Sources:
    N/A
  • Spending Authority:
    NDA, Program 57

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    1
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    This number represents the number of NEW licenses issued during the five year period. One new license was issued in FY 2016/17.
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    0
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    N/A
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    0
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    N/A
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    0
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    N/A
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm
    The field representative is responsible for quality control and procurement of raw milk for processing as well as performing sampling duties when authorized by NDA. The public health and product safety is dependent upon a quality milk supply.
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No
General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    Agriculture
  • Occupation Regulated:
    Livestock Dealer
  • Occupational Board:
    N/A
  • Contact:
    N/A
  • Purpose:
    Livestock disease prevention and control. The process of tracing back suspected, infected or exposed livestock is of major importance in the Department’s licensing of livestock dealers.
  • Regulated Professionals:
    The following is the number of licensed livestock dealers over the past five years: 2014/2015 – 169
  • Year Created:
    Statute was enacted on August 28, 1969. No occupational board was created.
  • Year Active:
    This program does not operate under an occupational board.
  • Sunset Date:
    N/A

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    Neb. Rev. Stat. §§54-1701 to 54-1711.
  • Parent Agency:

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
    N/A
  • Who Appoints:
    N/A
  • Legislative Approval:
    N/A
  • Qualifications of Members:
  • Per Diem:
    No
  • Expense Reimbursement:
  • Term Length:
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

Meetings
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Required FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Held FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Required FY 2016-2015:
    0
  • Held FY 2016-2015:
    0
  • Required FY 2015-2014:
    0
  • Held FY 2015-2014:
    0

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    One
  • Shared or Separate:
    Shared
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    156
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    174
  • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
    171
  • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
    168
  • FY 2015-2014 Budget:
    169
  • Other Funding Sources:
    0
  • Spending Authority:
    N/A

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    0
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    N/A
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    0
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    N/A
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    0
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    N/A
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    0
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    N/A
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No
General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    Agriculture
  • Occupation Regulated:
    First Purchase Grain Dealers
  • Occupational Board:
    N/A
  • Contact:
    Mike Hybl
  • Purpose:
    The protection of Nebraska producers of grain who sell grain other than to a licensed grain warehouse.
  • Regulated Professionals:
    123
  • Year Created:
    Unknown
  • Year Active:
    Unknown
  • Sunset Date:
    N/A

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    75 Article 9
  • Parent Agency:
    Nebraska Public Service Commission

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
    No Board
  • Who Appoints:
  • Legislative Approval:
  • Qualifications of Members:
  • Per Diem:
  • Expense Reimbursement:
  • Term Length:
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

Meetings
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Required FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Held FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Required FY 2016-2015:
    0
  • Held FY 2016-2015:
    0
  • Required FY 2015-2014:
    0
  • Held FY 2015-2014:
    0

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    3
  • Shared or Separate:
    Shared
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    34149
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    35939
  • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
    36706
  • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
    37302
  • FY 2015-2014 Budget:
    33988
  • Other Funding Sources:
    N/A
  • Spending Authority:
    34821

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    660
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    2019-126, 2018-130, 2017-127, 2016-133, 2015-144
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    0
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    None
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    1
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    1 Unlicensed and failed to meet requirements.
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    1
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    $10,000 fine for operating without a license.
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm
    If no longer regulated would allow out of state entities to buy grain with the potential to not pay for the grain, leaving limited recourse to Nebraska producers. Over a third of licensed dealers are from out of state. In state buyers would also have no
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No

Banking, Commerce and Insurance

General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    Banking, Commerce and Insurance
  • Occupation Regulated:
    Issuer-Dealer Agent
  • Occupational Board:
    N/A
  • Contact:
    Claire McHenry, Deputy Director
  • Purpose:
    Under the Securities Act of Nebraska it shall be unlawful for an issuer to employ an agent unless the issuer is registered as an issuer-dealer and unless the agent is registered. 8-1103.
  • Regulated Professionals:
    As of end of FY 2021-2022, 8 registered issuer-dealer agents
  • Year Created:
    1913
  • Year Active:
    1913
  • Sunset Date:
    N/A

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    Securities Act of Nebraska, 8-1101-1123.
  • Parent Agency:
    Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
  • Who Appoints:
  • Legislative Approval:
  • Qualifications of Members:
  • Per Diem:
  • Expense Reimbursement:
  • Term Length:
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

Meetings
  • Required FY 2022-2021:
    0
  • Held FY 2022-2021:
    0
  • Required FY 2021-2020:
    0
  • Held FY 2021-2020:
    0
  • Required FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Held FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    0

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    2 *Whole compensation figures. Does not consider percentage allocation of time.
  • Shared or Separate:
    Shared
  • FY 2022-2021 Budget:
    102875
  • FY 2021-2020 Budget:
    94767
  • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
    82915
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    83344
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    120872
  • Other Funding Sources:
    No Other Funding Sources
  • Spending Authority:
    Neb. Rev. Stat. § 8-1120 (Director may employ as may be necessary for administration)

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    56
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    “Issued” in this context means registration by the Department
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    0
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    "Revoked" refers to situations where the Department has taken away a previously issued license.
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    0
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    "Denied" refers to initial license applications that were denied by the Department
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    0
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    ”Penalties Against” refers to situations when an existing license holder had a license suspended and/or a fine levied against them.
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm
    * Provide an explanation for why you believe or do not believe that the occupational regulations overseen by your board have been effective. The securities industry is a highly regulated industry. Persons who receive compensation for the sales of securities sold directly by the issuer, similar to broker-dealer agents, are in a position of trust and have access to sensitive personal financial information about Nebraska consumers. The Department and the State have a strong interest in monitoring the industry and removing bad actors. As can be seen from the numbers provided, the limited number of license denials demonstrates a low barrier of entry into the profession. Further, the numbers of licenses revoked or given penalties is very low in comparison to the number of registrants. While most registrants are of high integrity, the existing regulatory frame work gives the Department the necessary authority to remove bad actors from taking advantage of the sensitive information and position of power they have access to. Although not every state has the specific issuer-dealer and issuer-dealer agent registration requirement, many states have an agent of issuer registration requirement for those persons receiving sales-based compensation for the sale of securities. Additionally, the Department would share such registration information with other state or federal securities agencies. What is the potential harm if this occupation is no longer licensed, certified, or regulated? Primarily, Nebraska would lose its authority to monitor the Nebraska securities industry and remove bad actors. As noted above, issuer-dealer agents have access to sensitive personal financial information of Nebraska consumers and, as such, must meet certain minimum requirements related to education, knowledge, and integrity. The ability to remove bad actors from the marketplace is an important protection for Nebraska consumers. Most state securities regulators have securities laws and regulations based on the Uniform Securities Act of 1956 or 2002, and model rules promulgated by the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), of which Nebraska is a member. Disciplinary actions and violations of one jurisdiction’s securities laws and rules may be the basis for denial of a registrant in another jurisdiction. Although not every state has the specific issuer-dealer and issuer-dealer agent registration requirement, many states have an agent of issuer registration requirement for those persons receiving sales-based compensation for the sale of securities. Additionally, the Department would share such registration information with other state or federal securities agencies. * Provide a comparison of whether and how other states regulate the occupation. See above.
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No
General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    Banking, Commerce and Insurance
  • Occupation Regulated:
    Investment Adviser Representative
  • Occupational Board:
    N/A
  • Contact:
    Claire McHenry, Deputy Director
  • Purpose:
    Under the Securities Act of Nebraska it shall be unlawful for any person to transact business in this state as an investment adviser or as an investment adviser representative unless he or she is registered under the act. 8-1103.
  • Regulated Professionals:
    As of end of FY 2021-2022, 4735 registered Investment Adviser Representatives
  • Year Created:
    1913
  • Year Active:
    1913
  • Sunset Date:
    N/A

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    Securities Act of Nebraska, 8-1101-1123.
  • Parent Agency:
    Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
  • Who Appoints:
  • Legislative Approval:
  • Qualifications of Members:
  • Per Diem:
  • Expense Reimbursement:
  • Term Length:
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

Meetings
  • Required FY 2022-2021:
    0
  • Held FY 2022-2021:
    0
  • Required FY 2021-2020:
    0
  • Held FY 2021-2020:
    0
  • Required FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Held FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    0

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    2 *Whole compensation figures. Does not consider percentage allocation of time.
  • Shared or Separate:
    Shared
  • FY 2022-2021 Budget:
    102875
  • FY 2021-2020 Budget:
    94767
  • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
    82915
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    83344
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    120872
  • Other Funding Sources:
    No Other Funding Sources
  • Spending Authority:
    Neb. Rev. Stat. § 8-1120 (Director may employ as may be necessary for administration)

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    21700
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    “Issued” in this context means registration by the Department
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    15
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    "Revoked" refers to situations where the Department has taken away a previously issued license, including licenses that were conditionally provisioned on submitting required citizenship attestation information.
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    0
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    "Denied" refers to initial license applications that were denied by the Department
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    4
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    ”Penalties Against” refers to situations when an existing license holder had a license suspended and/or a fine levied against them.
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm
    * Provide an explanation for why you believe or do not believe that the occupational regulations overseen by your board have been effective. The securities industry is a highly regulated industry. The existing statutory and regulatory requirements, as well as coordination with other states through the CRD/IARD System, has allowed the Department to effectively monitor the industry and remove bad actors. Investment adviser representatives are in a position of trust and have access to sensitive personal financial information about Nebraska consumers. As can be seen from the numbers provided, the limited number of license denials demonstrates a low barrier of entry into the profession. Further, the numbers of licenses revoked or given penalties is very low in comparison to the number of registrants. While most registrants are of high integrity, the existing regulatory frame work gives the Department the necessary authority to remove bad actors from taking advantage of the sensitive information and position of power they have access to. Due to various business models and multi-state activity, it is common for registrants to be licensed in several states at the same time. Due to this situation, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands, FINRA, and the SEC utilize the CRD/IARD System. The CRD/IARD System allows for sharing of investment adviser representative licensing records among the various participants. Such sharing allows the participants to keep each other informed when a registrant has violated a law or had a securities registration revoked in another jurisdiction. This multi-state mechanism allows Nebraska to protect its citizens against rogue or dishonest persons. What is the potential harm if this occupation is no longer licensed, certified, or regulated? Primarily, Nebraska would lose its authority to monitor the Nebraska securities industry and remove bad actors. As noted above, investment adviser representatives have access to sensitive personal financial information of Nebraska consumers and, as such, must meet certain minimum requirements related to education, knowledge, and integrity. The ability to remove bad actors from the marketplace is an important protection for Nebraska consumers. Further, removal of this registration would have an impact on nationwide uniformity. Registration of investment adviser representatives occurs at the state level only. States utilize uniform qualifying exams and forms and registrants must comply with various state laws and regulations governing their activities. State securities regulators oversee investment adviser representative activities as part of a comprehensive regulatory framework designed to protect investor interests in securities transactions. Most state securities regulators have securities laws and regulations based on the Uniform Securities Act of 1956 or 2002, and model rules promulgated by the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), of which Nebraska is a member. Disciplinary actions and violations of one jurisdiction’s securities laws and rules may be the basis for denial of a registrant in another jurisdiction. * Provide a comparison of whether and how other states regulate the occupation. See above. All other states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands have a similar investment adviser representative registration structure as Nebraska.
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No
General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    Banking, Commerce and Insurance
  • Occupation Regulated:
    Broker-Dealer Agents
  • Occupational Board:
    N/A
  • Contact:
    Claire McHenry, Deputy Director
  • Purpose:
    Under the Securities Act of Nebraska, it shall be unlawful for any broker-dealer to employ an agent for purposes of effecting or attempting to effect transactions in this state unless the agent is registered. 8-1103.
  • Regulated Professionals:
    As of end of FY 2021-2022, 129,941 registered broker-dealer agents
  • Year Created:
    1913
  • Year Active:
    1913
  • Sunset Date:
    N/A

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    Securities Act of Nebraska, 8-1101-1123.
  • Parent Agency:
    Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
  • Who Appoints:
  • Legislative Approval:
  • Qualifications of Members:
  • Per Diem:
  • Expense Reimbursement:
  • Term Length:
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

Meetings
  • Required FY 2022-2021:
    0
  • Held FY 2022-2021:
    0
  • Required FY 2021-2020:
    0
  • Held FY 2021-2020:
    0
  • Required FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Held FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    0

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    2 *Whole compensation figures. Does not consider percentage allocation of time.
  • Shared or Separate:
    Shared
  • FY 2022-2021 Budget:
    102875
  • FY 2021-2020 Budget:
    94767
  • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
    82915
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    83344
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    120872
  • Other Funding Sources:
    No Other Funding Sources
  • Spending Authority:
    Neb. Rev. Stat. § 8-1120 (Director may employ as may be necessary for administration)

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    544386
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    “Issued” in this context means registration by the Department
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    230
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    "Revoked" refers to situations where the Department has taken away a previously issued license, including licenses that were conditionally provisioned on submitting required citizenship attestation information.
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    0
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    "Denied" refers to initial license applications that were denied by the Department
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    2
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    ”Penalties Against” refers to situations when an existing license holder had a license suspended and/or a fine levied against them.
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm
    * Provide an explanation for why you believe or do not believe that the occupational regulations overseen by your board have been effective. The securities industry is a highly regulated industry. The existing statutory and regulatory requirements, as well as coordination with other states through the CRD/IARD System, has allowed the Department to effectively monitor the industry and remove bad actors. Broker-dealer agents are in a position of trust and have access to sensitive personal financial information about Nebraska consumers. As can be seen from the numbers provided, the limited number of license denials demonstrates a low barrier of entry into the profession. Further, the numbers of licenses revoked or given penalties is very low in comparison to the number of registrants. While most registrants are of high integrity, the existing regulatory frame work gives the Department the necessary authority to remove bad actors from taking advantage of the sensitive information and position of power they have access to. Due to various business models and multi-state activity, it is common for registrants to be licensed in several states at the same time. Due to this situation, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands, FINRA, and the SEC utilize the CRD/IARD System. The CRD/IARD System allows for sharing of broker-dealer agent licensing records among the various participants. Such sharing allows the participants to keep each other informed when a registrant has violated a law or had a securities registration revoked in another jurisdiction. This multi-state mechanism allows Nebraska to protect its citizens against rogue or dishonest persons. What is the potential harm if this occupation is no longer licensed, certified, or regulated? Primarily, Nebraska would lose its authority to monitor the Nebraska securities industry and remove bad actors. As noted above, broker-dealer agents have access to sensitive personal financial information of Nebraska consumers and, as such, must meet certain minimum requirements related to education, knowledge, and integrity. The ability to remove bad actors from the marketplace is an important protection for Nebraska consumers. Further, removal of this registration would have an impact on nationwide uniformity. States utilize uniform qualifying exams and forms and registrants must comply with various state laws and regulations governing their activities. State securities regulators oversee broker-dealer agent activities as part of a comprehensive regulatory framework designed to protect investor interests in securities transactions. Most state securities regulators have securities laws and regulations based on the Uniform Securities Act of 1956 or 2002, and model rules promulgated by the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), of which Nebraska is a member. Disciplinary actions and violations of one jurisdiction’s securities laws and rules may be the basis for denial of a registrant in another jurisdiction. * Provide a comparison of whether and how other states regulate the occupation. See above. All other states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands have a similar broker-dealer agent registration structure as Nebraska.
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No
General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    Banking, Commerce and Insurance
  • Occupation Regulated:
    Loan Officer (Credit Union)
  • Occupational Board:
    N/A
  • Contact:
    Darcy Bailar, Deputy Director
  • Purpose:
    Under the Credit Union Act a chief executive officer or the credit committee of a credit union may apply to the Department for the licensing of one or more loan officers to delegate to such loan officers the power to approve loans. Since 2017 a credit union may elect for its loan officers to be exempt from the requirement to apply for and obtain a loan officer license. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 21-1770.
  • Regulated Professionals:
    26
  • Year Created:
    1996
  • Year Active:
    1996
  • Sunset Date:
    N/A

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    Credit Union Act Neb Rev. Stat. § 21-1770
  • Parent Agency:
    Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
  • Who Appoints:
  • Legislative Approval:
  • Qualifications of Members:
  • Per Diem:
  • Expense Reimbursement:
  • Term Length:
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

Meetings
  • Required FY 2022-2021:
    0
  • Held FY 2022-2021:
    0
  • Required FY 2021-2020:
    0
  • Held FY 2021-2020:
    0
  • Required FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Held FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    0

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    5 *Whole compensation figures. Does not consider percentage allocation of time.
  • Shared or Separate:
    Shared
  • FY 2022-2021 Budget:
    492590
  • FY 2021-2020 Budget:
    573627
  • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
    539630
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    541486
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    473931
  • Other Funding Sources:
    No Other Funding Sources
  • Spending Authority:
    Neb. Rev. Stat. § 8-601 (Administration). Neb. Rev. Stat. § 84-1116.01 (Authority beyond budget).

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    18
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    “Issued” in this context means application approved by the Department.
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    0
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    “Revoked” refers to situations where the Department has taken away a previously issued license.
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    0
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    “Denied” refers to initial license applications denied by the Director and does not include withdrawn applications.
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    0
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    “Penalty” refers to fines against an individual licensee and not conditions placed on licenses.
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm
    * Provide an explanation for why you believe or do not believe that the occupational regulations overseen by your board have been effective. Loan officers who interact and work with loan and credit product customers are in a position of trust and have access to sensitive personal financial information about Nebraska consumers. Loan officers also are given authority by their institutions to make loans of certain amounts without Board approval and therefore can put a financial institution at risk when making loans. The Department and the State have a strong interest in monitoring the industry and removing bad actors. The low amount of license denials demonstrates a low barrier to entry into the profession. The number of licenses revoked or given penalties is very low in comparison to the number of registrants. The existing regulatory framework gives the Department the necessary authority to remove bad actors who misuse customer and credit union funds or take advantage of the sensitive information they have access to or their position of power. The Department would share information with relevant Federal regulators in order to maintain a cohesive supervisory network. Establishing minimum requirements for loan officers helps protect communities from illegal and possibly predatory practices and may promote local economic growth. What is the potential harm if this occupation is no longer licensed, certified, or regulated? Nebraska would lose some of its authority to monitor individuals working in credit unions, remove bad actors, and reduce risk to credit unions. The Department would not be able to ensure that loan officers in credit union meet minimum standards related to character and experience. The ability to remove bad actors is an important protection for Nebraska consumers. All states, and relevant Federal agencies, have regulatory processes to monitor credit union institutions and provide for their safety and soundness. Violation of any other states credit union regulations may disqualify an individual from working in other states. * Provide a comparison of whether and how other states regulate the occupation. See above.
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No
General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    Banking, Commerce and Insurance
  • Occupation Regulated:
    Executive Officer License
  • Occupational Board:
    N/A
  • Contact:
    Darcy Bailar, Deputy Director
  • Purpose:
    Under the Nebraska Banking Act, no loan or investment shall be made without the approval of an executive officer, unless a bank has elected for its executive officers to be exempt from the requirement to apply for and obtain an Executive Officer License from the Department. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 8-139
  • Regulated Professionals:
    179
  • Year Created:
    1921
  • Year Active:
    1921
  • Sunset Date:
    N/A

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    Nebraska Banking Act § 8-139
  • Parent Agency:
    Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
    N/A
  • Who Appoints:
    N/A
  • Legislative Approval:
    N/A
  • Qualifications of Members:
  • Per Diem:
  • Expense Reimbursement:
  • Term Length:
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

Meetings
  • Required FY 2022-2021:
    0
  • Held FY 2022-2021:
    0
  • Required FY 2021-2020:
    0
  • Held FY 2021-2020:
    0
  • Required FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Held FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    0

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    5 *Whole compensation figures. Does not consider percentage allocation of time.
  • Shared or Separate:
    Shared
  • FY 2022-2021 Budget:
    492590
  • FY 2021-2020 Budget:
    573627
  • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
    539630
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    541486
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    473931
  • Other Funding Sources:
    No Other Funding Sources
  • Spending Authority:
    Neb. Rev. Stat. § 8-601 (Administration). Neb. Rev. Stat. § 84-1116.01 (Authority beyond budget).

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    437
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    “Issued” in this context means Executive Officer Licenses issued to individuals.
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    0
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    “Revoked” refers to situation where Department has taken away previously issued license.
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    0
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    “Denied” refers to initial license applications denied by Department and does not include withdrawn applications.
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    1
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    “Penalty” refers to any Executive Officer Licensee fined by Department.
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm
    Executive loan officers who interact and work with loan and bank product customers are in a position of trust and have access to sensitive personal financial information about Nebraska consumers. Executive loan officers also are given authority by their institutions to make loans and/or investments of certain amounts without Board approval and therefore can put a financial institution at risk. Community bank loan officers generally have more authority to make executive credit decisions than larger institution loan officers. The Department and the State have a strong interest in monitoring the industry and removing bad actors. The low amount of license denials demonstrates a low barrier to entry into the profession. Banks are quasi-public financial institutions. The number of licenses revoked or given penalties is very low in comparison to the number of registrants. The existing regulatory framework gives the Department the necessary authority to remove bad actors who misuse customer and bank funds or take advantage of the sensitive information they have access to or their position of power. The Department would share information with relevant Federal regulators in order to maintain a cohesive supervisory network. Establishing minimum requirements for executive loan officers helps protect communities from illegal and possibly predatory practices and may promote local economic growth. What is the potential harm if this occupation is no longer licensed, certified, or regulated? Nebraska would lose some of its authority to monitor individuals working in banks and remove bad actors and reduce risk to banks. The Department would not be able to ensure that loan officers in banks meet minimum standards related to character and experience. The ability to remove bad actors is an important protection for Nebraska consumers. All states, and relevant Federal banking agencies, have regulatory processes to monitor banking institutions and provide for their safety and soundness. Violation of any other state’s banking regulations may disqualify an individual from working in other states. * Provide a comparison of whether and how other states regulate the occupation. See above.
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No
General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    Banking, Commerce and Insurance
  • Occupation Regulated:
    Mortgage Loan Originator
  • Occupational Board:
    N/A
  • Contact:
    Darcy Bailar, Deputy Director
  • Purpose:
    Under the Nebraska Residential Mortgage Licensing Act, an individual, not otherwise exempted from licensing, cannot engage in, or offer to engage in, the business of a mortgage loan originator for residential real estate without first obtaining a license under the Nebraska Residential Mortgage Licensing Act. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 45-727.
  • Regulated Professionals:
    6,614 Current Approved Licenses (11/1/2022)
  • Year Created:
    2009
  • Year Active:
    2010
  • Sunset Date:
    N/A

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    Nebraska Residential Mortgage Licensing Act, Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 45-727 to 45-736.
  • Parent Agency:
    Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
    NA
  • Who Appoints:
    NA
  • Legislative Approval:
    NA
  • Qualifications of Members:
    NA
  • Per Diem:
    No
  • Expense Reimbursement:
    No
  • Term Length:
    NA
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

Meetings
  • Required FY 2022-2021:
    0
  • Held FY 2022-2021:
    0
  • Required FY 2021-2020:
    0
  • Held FY 2021-2020:
    0
  • Required FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Held FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    0

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    2 *Whole compensation figures. Does not consider percentage allocation of time.
  • Shared or Separate:
    Shared
  • FY 2022-2021 Budget:
    163444
  • FY 2021-2020 Budget:
    164013
  • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
    154092
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    149201
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    133186
  • Other Funding Sources:
    No Other Funding Sources
  • Spending Authority:
    Neb. Rev. Stat. § 8-601 (Director may employ as may be necessary for administration.)

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    17669
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    “Issued” in this context means license approved by the Department in Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System & Registry.
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    1
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    “Revoked” refers to situations where the Department has taken away a previously issued license in the National Mortgage Licensing System.
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    98
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    “Denied” refers to initial license applications that the Department directly denied and does not include abandoned or withdrawn license applications.
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    5
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    “Penalty” means instances where the Department took administrative action against a licensee or an applicant as a result of their professional conduct or failure to meet licensing requirements. This could include consent orders, suspensions, or other such actions.
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm
    The Nebraska Residential Mortgage Licensing Act is designed to enhance consumer protection and reduce fraud by establishing minimum standards for the licensing of state-licensed mortgage loan originators. By establishing and following licensing standards under the Act, the State works in concert and coordination with other states to provide uniform license applications and reporting requirements for licensees. Licensing under the Act also improves the flow of communication between state regulators to make consumers safer. The licensing measures provide consumers with easily accessible information, at no charge, regarding employment, disciplinary, and enforcement history of licensed loan originators. Individuals who act as mortgage loan originators are in a position of trust and have access to sensitive personal financial information about Nebraska consumers. The Department has a strong interest in monitoring the industry and removing bad actors. From the numbers provided in this survey, the limited number of license denials demonstrates a low barrier of entry into the profession. While most registrants meet minimum standards for licensure, the existing regulatory framework gives the Department the necessary authority to remove bad actors from taking advantage of the sensitive information and position of power they have access to. Licensing of mortgage loan originators provides increased integrity of the residential mortgage loan market. Thus, licensing of mortgage loan originators plays a vital role in helping prevent an economically perilous residential mortgage loan environment. What is the potential harm if this occupation is no longer licensed, certified, or regulated? Nebraska would lose its ability and authority monitor residential mortgage originators and remove bad actors. Mortgage loan originators have access to sensitive personal and financial information of Nebraska consumers. As such, must meet certain minimum requirements related to education, knowledge, and character. The ability to remove bad actors from the marketplace is an important protection for Nebraska consumers. All States have mortgage loan originator licensing acts based around the Federal SAFE Act. Disciplinary actions and violations of one jurisdiction’s laws and rules may be the basis for a denial of a registrant in another jurisdiction. The Department is able to share license information with other state or federal agencies. If Nebraska stopped licensing and regulating this occupation it would lose its accreditation status from the Conference of State Bank Supervisors. * Provide a comparison of whether and how other states regulate the occupation. See above.
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No
General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    Banking, Commerce and Insurance
  • Occupation Regulated:
    Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) and CPA Accounting Firms
  • Occupational Board:
    Nebraska State Board of Public Accountancy
  • Contact:
    Dan Sweetwood
  • Purpose:
    • 1-105.01. Nebraska State Board of Public Accountancy; purpose. It is the purpose of the Nebraska State Board of Public Accountancy to protect the welfare of the citizens of the state by assuring the competency of persons regulated under the Public Accountancy Act through (1) administration of certified public accountant examinations, (2) issuance of certificates and permits to qualified persons and firms, (3) monitoring the requirements for continued issuance of certificates and permits...
  • Regulated Professionals:
    Active CPAs 2,764; InActive Registrants 1,218; Certificates 1,273; CPA Firms 570
  • Year Created:
    1957
  • Year Active:
    1957
  • Sunset Date:
    N/A

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    Neb. Rev. Stat. 1-105 to 1-171
  • Parent Agency:
    N/A

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
    Eight
  • Who Appoints:
    Governor
  • Legislative Approval:
    No
  • Qualifications of Members:
    As outlined within Neb. Stat. 1-107: “..The board shall consist of eight members appointed by the Governor. Six members of the board shall be holders of permits issued under subdivision (1)(a) of section 1-136, and two members of the board shall be laypersons. All members of the board shall be citizens of the United States and residents of Nebraska. Two of the members of the board, who are holders of permits, shall reside in each congressional district. Two members shall be appointed to the board each year for terms of four years. Vacancies occurring during a term shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired term. Upon the expiration of his or her term of office a member shall continue to serve until his or her successor has been appointed and qualified. The Governor shall remove from the board any member whose permit has become void or has been revoked or suspended and may, after hearing, remove any member of the board for neglect of duty or other just cause. No person who has served two complete terms of four years shall be eligible for reappointment. Appointment to fill an unexpired term shall not be considered a complete term”
  • Per Diem:
    Yes
  • Expense Reimbursement:
    Yes
  • Term Length:
    Four years/ eligible for two terms only
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
    Terms Rotate

Meetings
  • Required FY 2021-2020:
    1
  • Held FY 2021-2020:
    3
  • Required FY 2020-2019:
    1
  • Held FY 2020-2019:
    6
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    1
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    6
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    1
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    6
  • Required FY 2017-2016:
    1
  • Held FY 2017-2016:
    5

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    Three
  • Shared or Separate:
    Separate
  • FY 2021-2020 Budget:
    430690
  • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
    423948
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    420830
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    438830
  • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
    431852
  • Other Funding Sources:
    None
  • Spending Authority:
    Neb. Rev. Stat. 1-110 and 1-111

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    5817
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    Certificate Holder: The Board issues a Certificate to those that have successfully passed the Uniform CPA Examination. A Certificate Holder cannot hold out as a CPA. They must register their certificate with the Board annually. Active Permit Holders (CPAs): The Board issues biennial Active Permits to Practice Public Accountancy to those applicants who have successfully completed the Uniform CPA Examination; an ethics examination; and required experience provisions as outlined within the Public Accountancy Act. Active Permit Holders must complete 80 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) every two years to renew their Active Permit to Practice. An Active Permit Holder can hold out to the public as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). InActive Registrants: The Board issues biennial InActive Registrations to those Active Permit Holders who choose to not hold out as an Active Permit Holder (CPA) and practice public accountancy. They also do not have to complete and submit CPE to the Board. They can reinstate to an Active Permit Practice after completing 120 hours of CPE within the preceding three years. CPA Firm Permit: The Board issues annual Permits to Practice to CPA firms who meet requirements within the Nebraska Public Accountancy Act. This includes proper forms of practice and ownership requirements.
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    20
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    Over the course of the survey the Board has revoked three permits/certificates involving felony convictions while the vast majority of others (up to 10-15 annually) are considered administrative revocations for those who do not comply with renewal provisions and fail to stay in contact with the Board.
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    5
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    The vast majority of candidates who apply to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination are highly motivated and prepared to meet the technical education requirements as outlined within Neb. Rev. Rules under Title 288/Chapter 9 to sit for the examination. Around 5 candidates a year require initial screening and advise upon submitting their application and are initially denied; however, having completed follow-up requirements eventually sit for the examination. A candidate may also have a criminal record and come under current regulations under Neb. Rev. Rules Title 288/Chapter 6 requiring the Board to review the matter.
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    9
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    The intent of the Board’s regulatory program is to be educational in practice when possible. When necessary the Board disciplines CPAs and CPA firms for a wide range of failures to adhere to the various accounting professional standards referenced within the Public Accountancy Act and the Nebraska Rules of Professional Conduct. These include sanctions issued by other regulatory agencies including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Public Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), the Nebraska State Auditor’s Office and others. Other discipline is issued after inquiries based on complaints from the public. CPA firms must also successfully complete the requirements under the national AICPA’s Peer Review Program
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm
    See above
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No
General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    Banking, Commerce and Insurance
  • Occupation Regulated:
    Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) and CPA Accounting Firms
  • Occupational Board:
    Nebraska State Board of Public Accountancy
  • Contact:
    Dan Sweetwood
  • Purpose:
    • 1-105.01. Nebraska State Board of Public Accountancy; purpose. It is the purpose of the Nebraska State Board of Public Accountancy to protect the welfare of the citizens of the state by assuring the competency of persons regulated under the Public Accountancy Act through (1) administration of certified public accountant examinations, (2) issuance of certificates and permits to qualified persons and firms, (3) monitoring the requirements for continued issuance of certificates and permits...
  • Regulated Professionals:
    Active CPAs 2,764; InActive Registrants 1,218; Certificates 1,273; CPA Firms 570
  • Year Created:
    1957
  • Year Active:
    1957
  • Sunset Date:
    N/A

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    Neb. Rev. Stat. 1-105 to 1-171
  • Parent Agency:
    N/A

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
    Eight
  • Who Appoints:
    Governor
  • Legislative Approval:
    No
  • Qualifications of Members:
    As outlined within Neb. Stat. 1-107: “..The board shall consist of eight members appointed by the Governor. Six members of the board shall be holders of permits issued under subdivision (1)(a) of section 1-136, and two members of the board shall be laypersons. All members of the board shall be citizens of the United States and residents of Nebraska. Two of the members of the board, who are holders of permits, shall reside in each congressional district. Two members shall be appointed to the board each year for terms of four years. Vacancies occurring during a term shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired term. Upon the expiration of his or her term of office a member shall continue to serve until his or her successor has been appointed and qualified. The Governor shall remove from the board any member whose permit has become void or has been revoked or suspended and may, after hearing, remove any member of the board for neglect of duty or other just cause. No person who has served two complete terms of four years shall be eligible for reappointment. Appointment to fill an unexpired term shall not be considered a complete term”
  • Per Diem:
    Yes
  • Expense Reimbursement:
    Yes
  • Term Length:
    Four years/ eligible for two terms only
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
    Terms Rotate

Meetings
  • Required FY 2021-2020:
    1
  • Held FY 2021-2020:
    3
  • Required FY 2020-2019:
    1
  • Held FY 2020-2019:
    6
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    1
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    6
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    1
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    6
  • Required FY 2017-2016:
    1
  • Held FY 2017-2016:
    5

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    Three
  • Shared or Separate:
    Separate
  • FY 2021-2020 Budget:
    430690
  • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
    423948
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    420830
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    438830
  • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
    431852
  • Other Funding Sources:
    None
  • Spending Authority:
    Neb. Rev. Stat. 1-110 and 1-111

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    5817
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    Certificate Holder: The Board issues a Certificate to those that have successfully passed the Uniform CPA Examination. A Certificate Holder cannot hold out as a CPA. They must register their certificate with the Board annually. Active Permit Holders (CPAs): The Board issues biennial Active Permits to Practice Public Accountancy to those applicants who have successfully completed the Uniform CPA Examination; an ethics examination; and required experience provisions as outlined within the Public Accountancy Act. Active Permit Holders must complete 80 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) every two years to renew their Active Permit to Practice. An Active Permit Holder can hold out to the public as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). InActive Registrants: The Board issues biennial InActive Registrations to those Active Permit Holders who choose to not hold out as an Active Permit Holder (CPA) and practice public accountancy. They also do not have to complete and submit CPE to the Board. They can reinstate to an Active Permit Practice after completing 120 hours of CPE within the preceding three years. CPA Firm Permit: The Board issues annual Permits to Practice to CPA firms who meet requirements within the Nebraska Public Accountancy Act. This includes proper forms of practice and ownership requirements.
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    20
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    Over the course of the survey the Board has revoked three permits/certificates involving felony convictions while the vast majority of others (up to 10-15 annually) are considered administrative revocations for those who do not comply with renewal provisions and fail to stay in contact with the Board.
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    5
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    The vast majority of candidates who apply to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination are highly motivated and prepared to meet the technical education requirements as outlined within Neb. Rev. Rules under Title 288/Chapter 9 to sit for the examination. Around 5 candidates a year require initial screening and advise upon submitting their application and are initially denied; however, having completed follow-up requirements eventually sit for the examination. A candidate may also have a criminal record and come under current regulations under Neb. Rev. Rules Title 288/Chapter 6 requiring the Board to review the matter.
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    9
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    The intent of the Board’s regulatory program is to be educational in practice when possible. When necessary the Board disciplines CPAs and CPA firms for a wide range of failures to adhere to the various accounting professional standards referenced within the Public Accountancy Act and the Nebraska Rules of Professional Conduct. These include sanctions issued by other regulatory agencies including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Public Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), the Nebraska State Auditor’s Office and others. Other discipline is issued after inquiries based on complaints from the public. CPA firms must also successfully complete the requirements under the national AICPA’s Peer Review Program
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm
    See above
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No
General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    Banking, Commerce and Insurance
  • Occupation Regulated:
    Real Property Appraisers and Appraisal Management Companies
  • Occupational Board:
    Nebraska Real Property Appraiser Board
  • Contact:
    Tyler Kohtz
  • Purpose:
    The Real Property Appraiser Board was established to carry out Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 ("FIRREA") [Exhibit #1]. See attachment titled, "NRPAB Expanded Explanations for Questions on OBRA Survey."
  • Regulated Professionals:
    822 Real Property Appraisers and 90 Appraisal Management Companies.
  • Year Created:
    1991
  • Year Active:
    19
  • Sunset Date:
    None

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 76-2201 to 76-2250, and Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 76-3201 to 76-3222
  • Parent Agency:
    None

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
    Five
  • Who Appoints:
    Governor
  • Legislative Approval:
    No
  • Qualifications of Members:
    The NRPAB consists of five members; three members are certified real property appraisers representing each of the three congressional districts; two members are at-large: one representative of financial institutions, one licensed real estate broker.
  • Per Diem:
    Yes
  • Expense Reimbursement:
    Yes
  • Term Length:
    Five years.
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
    Terms Rotate

Meetings
  • Required FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Held FY 2020-2019:
    10
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    13
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    13
  • Required FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Held FY 2017-2016:
    13
  • Required FY 2016-2015:
    0
  • Held FY 2016-2015:
    12

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    Two staff members provide administrative support to an agency director.
  • Shared or Separate:
    Separate
  • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
    447401
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    383056
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    454462
  • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
    388173
  • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
    462584
  • Other Funding Sources:
    None.
  • Spending Authority:
    Neb. Rev. Stat. § 76-2241 and Neb. Rev. Stat. § 76-3219.

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    1310
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    The Board issues real property appraiser credentials in four classifications, temporary real property appraiser credentials, and registers AMCs. See attachment titled, "NRPAB Expanded Explanations for Questions on OBRA Survey.
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    1
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    See attachment titled, "NRPAB Expanded Explanations for Questions on OBRA Survey."
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    25
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    The majority of the real property appraiser applicant denials are due to not meeting the minimum standards in the Real Property Appraiser Qualifications Criteria. See attachment titled, "NRPAB Expanded Explanations for Questions on OBRA Survey."
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    4
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    The intent of the Board’s regulatory program is to be educational in practice when possible. See attachment titled, "NRPAB Expanded Explanations for Questions on OBRA Survey."
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm
    Ceasing to credential real property appraisers and registering appraisal management companies would cause significant harm to public trust, and put the State of Nebraska out of compliance with Title XI. See attachment titled, "NRPAB Expanded......"
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No
General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    Banking, Commerce and Insurance
  • Occupation Regulated:
    Insurance agents & insurance related individual licenses
  • Occupational Board:
    N/A
  • Contact:
    Tom Green
  • Purpose:
    Department of Insurance shall have general supervision, control, and regulation of insurance companies, associations, and societies and the business of insurance in Nebraska, including companies in process of organization. The director shall have the powe
  • Regulated Professionals:
    109371
  • Year Created:
    1913 (licensing may have actually started even earlier)
  • Year Active:
    1913
  • Sunset Date:
    n/a

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    44-101,1101-1107, 2606-2635, 3701-3721, 4047-4067, 4901-4910, 5501-5515, 5601-5613, 8801-8808, 9201
  • Parent Agency:
    Department of Insurance

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
    n/a - State Agency
  • Who Appoints:
  • Legislative Approval:
  • Qualifications of Members:
  • Per Diem:
  • Expense Reimbursement:
  • Term Length:
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

Meetings
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Required FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Held FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Required FY 2016-2015:
    0
  • Held FY 2016-2015:
    0
  • Required FY 2015-2014:
    0
  • Held FY 2015-2014:
    0

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    4
  • Shared or Separate:
    Shared
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    458035
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    389806
  • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
    584479
  • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
    434307
  • FY 2015-2014 Budget:
    556115
  • Other Funding Sources:
    n/a
  • Spending Authority:
    See budget appropriations

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    101567
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    "Issued" in this context means that a license was given by the Department
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    93
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    "Revoked" refers to situations where the Department has taken away a previously issued license
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    51
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    "Denied" refers to both initial license applications that were rejected, along with
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    60
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    "Penalties Against" refers to situations when an existing license holder had a license suspended and/or a fine levied against them
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm
    Primarily, Nebraska would lose its authority to monitor the Nebraska insurance industry and remove bad actors. As noted above, insurance producers have access to sensitive personal health and financial information of Nebraska consumers and, as such, must
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No

Business and Labor

  • Report: Locksmiths
  • General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Business and Labor
    • Occupation Regulated:
      N/A No licensing authority
    • Occupational Board:
      Boiler Safety Code Advisory Board
    • Contact:
      Chris Cantrell
    • Purpose:
      The board shall hold hearings and advise the State Fire Marshal on rules and regulations for methods of testing equipment and construction and installation of new boilers required to be inspected by the Boiler Inspection Act and for inspection and certifi
    • Regulated Professionals:
      0
    • Year Created:
      1988
    • Year Active:
      31
    • Sunset Date:
      None

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      81-5,184-81-5,188
    • Parent Agency:
      State Fire Marshal

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      7
    • Who Appoints:
      Governor
    • Legislative Approval:
      Yes
    • Qualifications of Members:
      The membership of the board shall consist of one member who represents owners and users of boilers and has experience with boilers, one member who represents sellers of boilers, one member who represents the crafts involved in the construction, repair, or
    • Per Diem:
      Yes
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      Yes
    • Term Length:
      4
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      Terms Rotate

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      1
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      1
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      1
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      1
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      1
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      1
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      1
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      1
    • Required FY 2015-2014:
      1
    • Held FY 2015-2014:
      1

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      1
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      521
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      398
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      417
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      446
    • FY 2015-2014 Budget:
      390
    • Other Funding Sources:
      None
    • Spending Authority:
      §81-505.01

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      0
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      N/A
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      0
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      N/A
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      0
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      N/A
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      0
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      N/A
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm
      Boiler installation and inspection is a very technical field and requires highly trained professionals to ensure that all code requirements are met, so as to ensure the health and safety of the public. The Boiler Safety Code Advisory Board provides input
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      No

    Education

    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Education
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Military Teaching Permits
    • Occupational Board:
      Nebraska Department of Education
    • Contact:
      Clayton Waddle
    • Purpose:
      The Military Teaching Permit is valid for those who do not qualify for a regular teaching certificate but have held certification in another state for at least one year. They must also show evidence of current service in the armed forces of the United States, or evidence of having retired within five years of the date of application. If the applicant for a Military Teaching Permit is the spouse of active or retired military personnel, the applicant must present the same evidence.
    • Regulated Professionals:
      28
    • Year Created:
      Not available at this time
    • Year Active:
      Not available at this time
    • Sunset Date:
      None

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      79-808; 92 Neb. Admin. Code Chap. 21, § 005
    • Parent Agency:

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
    • Who Appoints:
    • Legislative Approval:
    • Qualifications of Members:
    • Per Diem:
    • Expense Reimbursement:
    • Term Length:
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2022-2021:
      0
    • Held FY 2022-2021:
      0
    • Required FY 2021-2020:
      0
    • Held FY 2021-2020:
      0
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      0

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      5
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared (The budget accounts for all certification activities.)
    • FY 2022-2021 Budget:
      635902
    • FY 2021-2020 Budget:
      872864
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      635902
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      603883
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      619938
    • Other Funding Sources:
      Educator Certification is self funded by fees.
    • Spending Authority:
      676046

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      30
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      The Military Teaching Permit is valid for those who do not qualify for a regular teaching certificate but have held certification in another state for at least one year. They must also show evidence of current service in the armed forces of the United States, or evidence of having retired within five years of the date of application. If the applicant for a Military Teaching Permit is the spouse of active or retired military personnel, the applicant must present the same evidence.
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      0
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      In the previous five years, a revocation has not been recorded.
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      0
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      In the previous five years, a denial has not been recorded.
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      0
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      In the previous five years, no penalties against have been recorded.
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm
      The Military Teaching Permit allows those who are in Nebraska due to permanent change of station (PCS) orders and who have held a teaching certificate for at least one year in another state to be eligible for a permit in Nebraska. The permit allows for those who have licensure as a teacher in another state and recent military experience (self or spouse) a pathway to licensure in Nebraska.
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      No
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Education
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Transitional Teaching Permits
    • Occupational Board:
      Nebraska Department of Education
    • Contact:
      Clayton Waddle
    • Purpose:
      The Transitional Teaching Permit is issued to an applicant who have completed at lest 75% of the coursework needed to qualify for an endorsement area.
    • Regulated Professionals:
      318
    • Year Created:
      Not available at this time
    • Year Active:
      Not available at this time
    • Sunset Date:
      None

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      79-808; 92 Neb. Admin. Code Chap. 21, § 005
    • Parent Agency:

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
    • Who Appoints:
    • Legislative Approval:
    • Qualifications of Members:
    • Per Diem:
    • Expense Reimbursement:
    • Term Length:
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2022-2021:
      0
    • Held FY 2022-2021:
      0
    • Required FY 2021-2020:
      0
    • Held FY 2021-2020:
      0
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      0

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      5
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared (The budget accounts for all certification activities.)
    • FY 2022-2021 Budget:
      635902
    • FY 2021-2020 Budget:
      872864
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      635902
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      603883
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      619938
    • Other Funding Sources:
      Educator Certification is self funded by fees.
    • Spending Authority:
      676046

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      471
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      The Transitional Teaching Permit is issued to an applicant who have completed at lest 75% of the coursework needed to qualify for an endorsement area. The permit us only valid in the Nebraska school system requesting the issuance.
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      2
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      Both permits were revoked due to the permit holder having an inappropriate relationship with a student.
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      0
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      In the previous five years, a denial has not been recorded.
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      0
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      In the previous five years, penalties against have not been recorded.
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm
      If the Transitional Permit did not exist, school systems would not be able to hire teachers who have completed 75% of an endorsement area and agree to complete a teacher preparation program to fill a shortage area.
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      No
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Education
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Transitional Teaching Permits
    • Occupational Board:
      Nebraska Department of Education
    • Contact:
      Clayton Waddle
    • Purpose:
      The Transitional Teaching Permit is issued to an applicant who have completed at lest 75% of the coursework needed to qualify for an endorsement area.
    • Regulated Professionals:
      318
    • Year Created:
      Not available at this time
    • Year Active:
      Not available at this time
    • Sunset Date:
      None

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      79-808; 92 Neb. Admin. Code Chap. 21, § 005
    • Parent Agency:

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
    • Who Appoints:
    • Legislative Approval:
    • Qualifications of Members:
    • Per Diem:
    • Expense Reimbursement:
    • Term Length:
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2022-2021:
      0
    • Held FY 2022-2021:
      0
    • Required FY 2021-2020:
      0
    • Held FY 2021-2020:
      0
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      0

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      5
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared (The budget accounts for all certification activities.)
    • FY 2022-2021 Budget:
      635902
    • FY 2021-2020 Budget:
      872864
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      635902
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      603883
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      619938
    • Other Funding Sources:
      Educator Certification is self funded by fees.
    • Spending Authority:
      676046

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      471
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      The Transitional Teaching Permit is issued to an applicant who have completed at lest 75% of the coursework needed to qualify for an endorsement area. The permit us only valid in the Nebraska school system requesting the issuance.
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      2
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      Both permits were revoked due to the permit holder having an inappropriate relationship with a student.
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      0
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      In the previous five years, a denial has not been recorded.
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      0
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      In the previous five years, penalties against have not been recorded.
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm
      If the Transitional Permit did not exist, school systems would not be able to hire teachers who have completed 75% of an endorsement area and agree to complete a teacher preparation program to fill a shortage area.
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      No
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Education
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Provisional Teaching Permit
    • Occupational Board:
      Nebraska Department of Education
    • Contact:
      Clayton Waddle
    • Purpose:
      The Provisional Teaching Permit may be issued to applicants who do not meet all of the recent college credit or employment requirements for a regular certificate.
    • Regulated Professionals:
      211
    • Year Created:
      Not available at this time
    • Year Active:
      Not available at this time
    • Sunset Date:
      None

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      79-808; 92 Neb. Admin. Code Chap. 21, § 005
    • Parent Agency:

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
    • Who Appoints:
    • Legislative Approval:
    • Qualifications of Members:
    • Per Diem:
    • Expense Reimbursement:
    • Term Length:
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2022-2021:
      0
    • Held FY 2022-2021:
      0
    • Required FY 2021-2020:
      0
    • Held FY 2021-2020:
      0
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      0

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      5
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared (The budget accounts for all certification activities.)
    • FY 2022-2021 Budget:
      635902
    • FY 2021-2020 Budget:
      872864
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      635902
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      603883
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      619938
    • Other Funding Sources:
      Educator Certification is self funded by fees.
    • Spending Authority:
      676046

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      265
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      The Provisional Teaching Permit may be issued to applicants who do not meet all of the recent college credit or employment requirements for a regular certificate. The permit is valid for two years and expires on August 31 following the year of issuance.
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      2
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      One was revoked due to an action taken by another state and the other permit was revoked due to an inappropriate relationship with a student.
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      0
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      In the previous five years, a denial has not been recorded.
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      2
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      Both provisional permits were suspended for one year because they did not adhere to the terms of their contract.
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm
      Those who do not meet the recency requirement for a regular teaching certificate would not be able to sign a contract if the provisional permit did not exist. Also, applicants who have completed a teacher preparation program in another state but are missing required coursework, such as a special education course, may not be able to sign a contact.
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      No
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Education
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Alternative Program Teaching Permits
    • Occupational Board:
      Nebraska Department of Education
    • Contact:
      Clayton Waddle
    • Purpose:
      The Alternative Program Teaching Permit is issued to applicants who do not meet all requirements for a regular certificate and is valid for teaching only in the Nebraska school system requesting the issuance of such permit.
    • Regulated Professionals:
      296
    • Year Created:
      Not available at this time
    • Year Active:
      Not available at this time
    • Sunset Date:
      None

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      79-808; 92 Neb. Admin. Code Chap. 21, § 005
    • Parent Agency:

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
    • Who Appoints:
    • Legislative Approval:
    • Qualifications of Members:
    • Per Diem:
    • Expense Reimbursement:
    • Term Length:
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2022-2021:
      0
    • Held FY 2022-2021:
      0
    • Required FY 2021-2020:
      0
    • Held FY 2021-2020:
      0
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      0

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      5
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared (The budget accounts for all certification activities.)
    • FY 2022-2021 Budget:
      635902
    • FY 2021-2020 Budget:
      872864
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      635902
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      603883
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      619938
    • Other Funding Sources:
      Educator Certification is self funded by fees.
    • Spending Authority:
      676046

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      327
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      The Alternative Program Teaching Permit is issued to applicants who do not meet all requirements for a regular certificate and is valid for teaching only in the Nebraska school system requesting the issuance of such permit.
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      0
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      In the previous five years, a revocation has not been recorded.
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      0
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      In the previous five years, a denial has not been recorded.
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      0
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      In the previous five years, penalties against have not been recorded.
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm
      School systems would not be able to hire teachers who have a bachelor's degree and who meet one of the current pathways provided in Rule 21 and state statute.
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      No
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Education
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Professional Teaching Certificate
    • Occupational Board:
      Nebraska Department of Education
    • Contact:
      Clayton Waddle
    • Purpose:
      The standard teaching certificate is valid for teaching in all Nebraska school systems, except if requested by the applicant at the time of application, such certificate is valid only in Nebraska nonpublic school systems. The standard teaching certificate expires August 31 in the tenth year following the year of issuance or renewal.
    • Regulated Professionals:
      10377
    • Year Created:
      1937
    • Year Active:
      1937
    • Sunset Date:
      None

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      79-808; 92 Neb. Admin. Code Chap. 21, § 005
    • Parent Agency:

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
    • Who Appoints:
    • Legislative Approval:
    • Qualifications of Members:
    • Per Diem:
    • Expense Reimbursement:
    • Term Length:
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2021-2020:
      0
    • Held FY 2021-2020:
      0
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      0

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      5
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared (The budget accounts for all certification activities.)
    • FY 2021-2020 Budget:
      635902
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      589635
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      603883
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      619938
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      591651
    • Other Funding Sources:
      Educator Certification is self funded by fees.
    • Spending Authority:
      877995

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      5510
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      The professional teaching certificate is valid for teaching in all Nebraska school systems, except if requested by the applicant at the time of application, such certificate is valid only in Nebraska nonpublic school systems. An individual possessing this certificate type must be eligible to hold or have held an standard teaching certificate, taught half-time or more for a minimum of two consecutive school years and have earned a Master's degree within the past ten years.
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      6
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      The revocations range from a two year revocation to permanent revocation for a wide ranging level of activity. The activities that led to revocation include but are not limited to a violation of school district policy to criminal activity.
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      1
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      An application can be denied if someone does not disclosed required information such as a prior conviction or loss of license in another state or agency.
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      10
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      The penalties range from a public reprimand at the minimum to a one-year suspension.
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm
      If the professional teaching certificate was not available, there would not be a way to determine when someone with a teaching certificate has teaching experience and a qualifying advanced degree.
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      No
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Education
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Standard Teaching Certificates
    • Occupational Board:
      Nebraska Department of Education
    • Contact:
      Clayton Waddle
    • Purpose:
      The standard teaching certificate is valid for teaching in all Nebraska school systems, except if requested by the applicant at the time of application, such certificate is valid only in Nebraska nonpublic school systems. The standard teaching certificate expires August 31 in the fifth year following the year of issuance or renewal.
    • Regulated Professionals:
      22476
    • Year Created:
      1937
    • Year Active:
      1937
    • Sunset Date:
      None

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      79-808; 92 Neb. Admin. Code Chap. 21, § 005
    • Parent Agency:

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
    • Who Appoints:
    • Legislative Approval:
    • Qualifications of Members:
    • Per Diem:
    • Expense Reimbursement:
    • Term Length:
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2021-2020:
      0
    • Held FY 2021-2020:
      0
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      0

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      5
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared (The budget accounts for all certification activities.)
    • FY 2021-2020 Budget:
      635902
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      589635
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      603883
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      619938
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      591651
    • Other Funding Sources:
      Educator Certification is self funded by fees.
    • Spending Authority:
      877995

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      22476
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      The standard teaching certificate is valid for teaching in all Nebraska school systems, except if requested by the applicant at the time of application, such certificate is valid only in Nebraska nonpublic school systems. An individual possessing this certificate type must be eligible to hold or have held an initial teaching certificate and taught half-time or more for a minimum of two consecutive school years while holding a regular certificate.
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      29
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      The revocations range from a two year revocation to permanent revocation for a wide ranging level of activity. The activities that led to revocation include but are not limited to a violation of school district policy to criminal activity.
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      0
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      No one who held a standard teaching certificate had an application that was denied.
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      10
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      The penalties range from a public reprimand at the minimum to a one-year suspension.
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm
      If the standard teaching certificate was not available, there would not be a way to determine when someone with a teaching certificate has teaching experience.
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      No
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Education
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Initial Teaching Certificate
    • Occupational Board:
      Nebraska Department of Education
    • Contact:
      Clayton Waddle
    • Purpose:
      The Initial teaching certificate is valid for teaching in all Nebraska school systems, except if requested by the applicant at the time of application, such certificate is valid only in Nebraska nonpublic school systems. The initial teaching certificate expires August 31 in the fifth year following the year of issuance or renewal.
    • Regulated Professionals:
      9257
    • Year Created:
      1937
    • Year Active:
      1937
    • Sunset Date:
      None

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      79-808; 92 Neb. Admin. Code Chap. 21, § 005
    • Parent Agency:

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
    • Who Appoints:
    • Legislative Approval:
    • Qualifications of Members:
    • Per Diem:
    • Expense Reimbursement:
    • Term Length:
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2021-2020:
      0
    • Held FY 2021-2020:
      0
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      0

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      5
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared (The budget accounts for all certification activities.)
    • FY 2021-2020 Budget:
      635902
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      589635
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      603883
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      619938
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      591651
    • Other Funding Sources:
      Educator Certification is self funded by fees.
    • Spending Authority:
      877995

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      9257
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      The Initial teaching certificate is valid for teaching in all Nebraska school systems, except if requested by the applicant at the time of application, such certificate is valid only in Nebraska nonpublic school systems.
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      25
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      The revocations range from a two year revocation to permanent revocation for a wide ranging level of activity. The activities that led to revocation include but are not limited to a violation of school district policy to criminal activity.
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      1
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      An application can be denied if someone does not disclosed required information such as a prior conviction or loss of license in another state or agency.
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      6
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      The penalties range from a public reprimand at the minimum to a one-year suspension.
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm
      If the initial teaching certificate was not available, those who have recently completed a teacher preparation program would not be able to become certified as a teacher in Nebraska.
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      No
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Education
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Temporary Teaching Certificate
    • Occupational Board:
      Nebraska Department of Education
    • Contact:
      Clayton Waddle
    • Purpose:
      The temporary certificate may be issued to allow the applicant time to complete the Human Relations requirement. the certificate is valid in all Nebraska school systems and expires 180 days after the date of issuance.
    • Regulated Professionals:
      61
    • Year Created:
      1989
    • Year Active:
      1989
    • Sunset Date:
      None

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      79-808; 92 Neb. Admin. Code Chap. 21, § 006
    • Parent Agency:

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
    • Who Appoints:
    • Legislative Approval:
    • Qualifications of Members:
    • Per Diem:
    • Expense Reimbursement:
    • Term Length:
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2021-2020:
      0
    • Held FY 2021-2020:
      0
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      0

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      5
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared (The budget accounts for all certification activities.)
    • FY 2021-2020 Budget:
      635902
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      589635
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      603883
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      619938
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      591651
    • Other Funding Sources:
      Educator Certification is self funded by fees.
    • Spending Authority:
      877995

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      210
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      The temporary certificate may be issued to allow the applicant time to complete the Human Relations requirement.
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      0
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      There were no temporary teaching certificates that were revoked.
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      0
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      There were no temporary teaching certificates that were denied.
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      0
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      There were no temporary teaching certificates that had penalties against assessed.
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm
      If a temporary certificate is no longer available, those who have not completed the human relations requirement would need to complete the training first before being allowed to teach or substitute teach.
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      No
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Education
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Postsecondary Teaching Permits
    • Occupational Board:
      Nebraska Department of Education
    • Contact:
      Clayton Waddle
    • Purpose:
      The Postsecondary teaching permit is valid only for teaching courses for college credit offered by a Nebraska postsecondary educational entity that have also been approved for high school credit in Nebraska school systems requesting the delivery of such courses and only in the applicant’s postsecondary subject area.
    • Regulated Professionals:
      440
    • Year Created:
      2010
    • Year Active:
      2010
    • Sunset Date:
      None

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      79-808; 92 Neb. Admin. Code Chap. 21, § 005
    • Parent Agency:

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
    • Who Appoints:
    • Legislative Approval:
    • Qualifications of Members:
    • Per Diem:
    • Expense Reimbursement:
    • Term Length:
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      0
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      0

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      5
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared (The budget accounts for all certification activities.)
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      589635
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      603883
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      619038
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      591651
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      561263
    • Other Funding Sources:
      Educator Certification is self funded by fees.
    • Spending Authority:
      877995

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      440
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      The Postsecondary teaching permit is valid only for teaching courses for college credit offered by a Nebraska postsecondary educational that have also been approved to provide high school credit.
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      0
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      There were no postsecondary permits that were revoked.
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      0
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      There were no postsecondary permits that were denied.
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      0
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      There were no postecondary permits that had penalties against assessed.
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      No
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Education
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Career Education Teaching Permits
    • Occupational Board:
      Nebraska Department of Education
    • Contact:
      Clayton Waddle
    • Purpose:
      The Career Education teaching permit may be issued to applicants who do not meet the Nebraska requirements for a regular certificate and shall be valid in the Nebraska school system requesting the issuance of such permit and only in the career education endorsement areas described in 92 NAC 24.
    • Regulated Professionals:
      106
    • Year Created:
      1977
    • Year Active:
      1977
    • Sunset Date:
      None

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      79-808; 92 Neb. Admin. Code Chap. 21, § 005
    • Parent Agency:

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
    • Who Appoints:
    • Legislative Approval:
    • Qualifications of Members:
    • Per Diem:
    • Expense Reimbursement:
    • Term Length:
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      0
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      0

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      5
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared (The budget accounts for all certification activities.)
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      589635
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      603883
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      619038
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      591651
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      561263
    • Other Funding Sources:
      Educator Certification is self funded by fees.
    • Spending Authority:
      877995

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      106
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      The Career Education teaching permit may be issued to applicants who do not meet the Nebraska requirements for a regular certificate and shall be valid in the Nebraska school system requesting the permit and only in the career education endorsement areas.
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      0
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      There were no career education permits that were revoked.
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      0
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      There were no career education permits that were denied.
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      0
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      There were no career education permits that had penalties against assessed.
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      No
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Education
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Local Substitute Permit
    • Occupational Board:
      Nebraska Department of Education
    • Contact:
      Clayton Waddle
    • Purpose:
      Educator Certification is responsible for the issuance of certificates or permits to qualified individuals to teach, provide special services, and administer in Nebraska schools. Educator Certification complies with the Nebraska Department of Education Rules 21-24 and partners closely with school districts, colleges, and individuals throughout the certification process to provide quality learning experiences for students throughout their elementary and secondary education.
    • Regulated Professionals:
      3466
    • Year Created:
      1937
    • Year Active:
      1937
    • Sunset Date:
      None

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      79-808; 92 Neb. Admin. Code Chap. 21, § 005
    • Parent Agency:

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
    • Who Appoints:
    • Legislative Approval:
    • Qualifications of Members:
    • Per Diem:
    • Expense Reimbursement:
    • Term Length:
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      0
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      0

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      5
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared (The budget accounts for all certification activities.)
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      589635
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      603883
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      619038
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      591651
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      561263
    • Other Funding Sources:
      Educator Certification is self funded by fees.
    • Spending Authority:
      877995

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      3466
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      The Local Substitute teaching permit is valid for teaching ninety (90) full-time days per school year only in the Nebraska school system or Local Substitute Teacher Consortium requesting the issuance of such permit.
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      2
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      One was a two-year revocation and the second was a permanent revocation.
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      0
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      There were no local substitute permits that were denied.
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      0
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      There were no local substitute permits that had penalties against assessed.
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      No
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Education
    • Occupation Regulated:
      State Substitute Teaching Permit
    • Occupational Board:
      Nebraska Department of Education
    • Contact:
      Clayton Waddle
    • Purpose:
      Educator Certification is responsible for the issuance of certificates or permits to qualified individuals to teach, provide special services, and administer in Nebraska schools. Educator Certification complies with the Nebraska Department of Education Rules 21-24 and partners closely with school districts, colleges, and individuals throughout the certification process to provide quality learning experiences for students throughout their elementary and secondary education.
    • Regulated Professionals:
      2574
    • Year Created:
      1937
    • Year Active:
      1937
    • Sunset Date:
      None

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      79-808; 92 Neb. Admin. Code Chap. 21, § 005
    • Parent Agency:

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
    • Who Appoints:
    • Legislative Approval:
    • Qualifications of Members:
    • Per Diem:
    • Expense Reimbursement:
    • Term Length:
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      0
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      0

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      5
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared (The budget accounts for all certification activities.)
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      589635
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      603883
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      619038
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      591651
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      561263
    • Other Funding Sources:
      Educator Certification is self funded by fees.
    • Spending Authority:
      877995

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      2574
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      The State Substitute teaching permit is valid for teaching in all teaching endorsement areas in all Nebraska school systems. The State Substitute permit holder may be employed to teach by a school system only on a non-contractual basis.
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      0
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      There were no state substitute permits that were revoked.
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      0
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      There were no state substitute permits that were denied.
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      0
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      There were no state substitute permits that had penalties against assessed.
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      No
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Education
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Professional Administrative Certificate
    • Occupational Board:
      Nebraska Department of Education
    • Contact:
      Clayton Waddle
    • Purpose:
      Educator Certification is responsible for the issuance of certificates or permits to qualified individuals to teach, provide special services, and administer in Nebraska schools. Educator Certification complies with the Nebraska Department of Education Ru
    • Regulated Professionals:
      5230
    • Year Created:
      1937
    • Year Active:
      1937
    • Sunset Date:
      None

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      79-801; 92 Neb. Admin. Code Chap. 21, § 004
    • Parent Agency:

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
    • Who Appoints:
    • Legislative Approval:
    • Qualifications of Members:
    • Per Diem:
    • Expense Reimbursement:
    • Term Length:
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      0
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      0
    • Required FY 2015-2014:
      0
    • Held FY 2015-2014:
      0

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      5
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared (The budget accounts for all certification activities.)
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      603883
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      619035
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      591651
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      561263
    • FY 2015-2014 Budget:
      582081
    • Other Funding Sources:
      Educator Certification is self funded by fees.
    • Spending Authority:
      877995

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      439
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      The professional administrative certificate is primary used for those who wish to be endorsed as a superintendent.
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      0
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      There were no professional administrative certificates that were revoked.
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      0
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      There were no professional administrative certificates that were denied.
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      0
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      There were no professional administrative certificates that have penalties against them.
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm
      If this certificate is no longer available, educators would not be able to become certified as a superintendent.
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      No
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Education
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Standard Administrative Certificate
    • Occupational Board:
      Nebraska Department of Education
    • Contact:
      Clayton Waddle
    • Purpose:
      Educator Certification is responsible for the issuance of certificates or permits to qualified individuals to teach, provide special services, and administer in Nebraska schools. Educator Certification complies with the Nebraska Department of Education Ru
    • Regulated Professionals:
      5230
    • Year Created:
      1937
    • Year Active:
      1937
    • Sunset Date:
      None

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      79-801; 92 Neb. Admin. Code Chap. 21, § 004
    • Parent Agency:

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
    • Who Appoints:
    • Legislative Approval:
    • Qualifications of Members:
    • Per Diem:
    • Expense Reimbursement:
    • Term Length:
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      0
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      0
    • Required FY 2015-2014:
      0
    • Held FY 2015-2014:
      0

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      5
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared (The budget accounts for all certification activities.)
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      603883
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      619038
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      591651
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      561263
    • FY 2015-2014 Budget:
      582081
    • Other Funding Sources:
      Educator Certification is self funded by fees.
    • Spending Authority:
      877995

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      3782
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      Standard administrative certificates are issued to those who have completed a program of study and wish to be endorsed in the area of principal, special educator supervisor, or curriculum director.
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      5
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      The revoked certificates included a ten year revocation, four year revocation, a permanent revocation, and two different three year revocation.
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      0
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      There were no standard administrative certificates that were denied.
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      1
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      The certificate was suspended for one year.
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm
      If this certificate is no longer available, educators would not be able to become certified as a principal, curriculum director, or special education supervisor.
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      No
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Education
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Provisional Administrative Certificate
    • Occupational Board:
      Nebraska Department of Education
    • Contact:
      Clayton Waddle
    • Purpose:
      Educator Certification is responsible for the issuance of certificates or permits to qualified individuals to teach, provide special services, and administer in Nebraska schools. Educator Certification complies with the Nebraska Department of Education Ru
    • Regulated Professionals:
      5230
    • Year Created:
      1937
    • Year Active:
      1937
    • Sunset Date:
      None

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      79-801; 92 Neb. Admin. Code Chap. 21, § 004
    • Parent Agency:

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
    • Who Appoints:
    • Legislative Approval:
    • Qualifications of Members:
    • Per Diem:
    • Expense Reimbursement:
    • Term Length:
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      0
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      0
    • Required FY 2015-2014:
      0
    • Held FY 2015-2014:
      0

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      5
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared (The budget accounts for all certification activities.)
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      603883
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      619035
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      591651
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      561263
    • FY 2015-2014 Budget:
      582081
    • Other Funding Sources:
      Educator Certification is self funded by fees.
    • Spending Authority:
      877995

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      78
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      Provisional permits are issued when someone is 50% completed with a program of study to become a principal, curriculum supervisor, or special education director or 75% completed with a course of study to become a superintendent.
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      0
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      There were no provisional administrative permits revoked.
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      0
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      There were no provisional administrative permits denied.
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      0
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      There were no provisional administrative permits that had penalties against them.
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm
      If this permit is no longer available, someone who is working towards an administrative certificate, but not finished, would not be able to apply until 100% completed with their program of study.
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      No
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Education
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Temporary Administrative Certificate
    • Occupational Board:
      Nebraska Department of Education
    • Contact:
      Clayton Waddle
    • Purpose:
      Educator Certification is responsible for the issuance of certificates or permits to qualified individuals to teach, provide special services, and administer in Nebraska schools. Educator Certification complies with the Nebraska Department of Education Ru
    • Regulated Professionals:
      5230
    • Year Created:
      1937
    • Year Active:
      1937
    • Sunset Date:
      None

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      79-801; 92 Neb. Admin. Code Chap. 21, § 004
    • Parent Agency:

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
    • Who Appoints:
    • Legislative Approval:
    • Qualifications of Members:
    • Per Diem:
    • Expense Reimbursement:
    • Term Length:
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      0
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      0
    • Required FY 2015-2014:
      0
    • Held FY 2015-2014:
      0

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      5
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared (The budget accounts for all certification activities.)
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      603883
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      619035
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      591651
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      561263
    • FY 2015-2014 Budget:
      582081
    • Other Funding Sources:
      Educator Certification is self funded by fees.
    • Spending Authority:
      877995

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      2
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      Temporary administrative certificates are commonly issued for those who have not taken the human relations course and hold certification from a different state.
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      0
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      There were no temporary administrative certificates that were revoked.
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      0
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      There were no temporary administrative certificates that were denied.
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      0
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      There were no temporary administrative certificates that have penalties against them.
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm
      If the temporary administrative certificate was no longer available, someone who is lacking the human relations course would not be able to become certified in Nebraska.
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      No

    General Affairs

    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      General Affairs
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Pari-mutuel Wagering & Gaming
    • Occupational Board:
      NE Racing & Gaming Commission
    • Contact:
      Tom Sage
    • Purpose:
      Regulating Pari-mutuel Wagering and Casino Gaming
    • Regulated Professionals:
      FY22 1392
    • Year Created:
      1935
    • Year Active:
      1935
    • Sunset Date:
      None

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      NE Racing & Gaming Commission
    • Parent Agency:
      None

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      7
    • Who Appoints:
      Governor
    • Legislative Approval:
      Yes
    • Qualifications of Members:
      Adult of sound mind and memory - experience in the industry
    • Per Diem:
      Yes
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      Yes
    • Term Length:
      4 years
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      Terms Rotate

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2022-2021:
      8
    • Held FY 2022-2021:
      10
    • Required FY 2021-2020:
      1
    • Held FY 2021-2020:
      7
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      1
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      8
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      1
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      3
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      1
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      5

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      2
    • Shared or Separate:
      Separate
    • FY 2022-2021 Budget:
      2
    • FY 2021-2020 Budget:
      2
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      2
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      2
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      2
    • Other Funding Sources:
      None - Cash Funded
    • Spending Authority:
      Agency

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      2390
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      Occupational licensees for pari-mutuel and/or casino gaming.
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      0
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      Suspension does not equal revoked.
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      0
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      None.
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      0
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      None.
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm
      NE would lose approximately 200,000.00 per week in gaming tax revenue.
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      No
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      General Affairs
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Horseracing- Trainer
    • Occupational Board:
      Nebraska State Racing Commission
    • Contact:
      Tom Sage
    • Purpose:
      The purpose of the State Racing Commission is to provide statewide regulation of horseracing in order to prevent and eliminate corrupt practices and fraudulent behavior, and thereby maintain a high level of integrity and honesty in the horseracing industry of Nebraska and to insure that all funds received by the commission are properly distributed.
    • Regulated Professionals:
      One profession, A number of license categories
    • Year Created:
      1935
    • Year Active:
      1935
    • Sunset Date:
      Unknown

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      2-1207 2-1247
    • Parent Agency:
      N/A

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
    • Who Appoints:
    • Legislative Approval:
    • Qualifications of Members:
    • Per Diem:
    • Expense Reimbursement:
    • Term Length:
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      0
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      0

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      6 during live racing- 2 non live racing
    • Shared or Separate:
      shared
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      720602
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      1329063
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      1009387
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      1385771
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      975783
    • Other Funding Sources:
      N/A
    • Spending Authority:
      2-1209

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      7652
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      License categories listed in NSRC rule 14.007.01
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      37
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      License application falsification. Poistive human drug test. Positive equine drug test
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      41
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      Not eligible for licensing, suspended in other states, license application falsification, not eligible to work in the United States
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      88
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      Violating racing rules
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm
      If occupational license were no longer issued it would be imposable to keep the integrity of horseracing. License are issued to workers on the racetrack to allow them to work in specific areas of the racetrack. All licenses are fingerprinted and a backg
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      No
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      General Affairs
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Horseracing- Jockey
    • Occupational Board:
      Nebraska State Racing Commission
    • Contact:
      Tom Sage
    • Purpose:
      The purpose of the State Racing Commission is to provide statewide regulation of horseracing in order to prevent and eliminate corrupt practices and fraudulent behavior, and thereby maintain a high level of integrity and honesty in the horseracing industry of Nebraska and to insure that all funds received by the commission are properly distributed.
    • Regulated Professionals:
      One profession, A number of license categories
    • Year Created:
      1935
    • Year Active:
      1935
    • Sunset Date:
      Unknown

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      2-1207 2-1247
    • Parent Agency:
      N/A

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
    • Who Appoints:
    • Legislative Approval:
    • Qualifications of Members:
    • Per Diem:
    • Expense Reimbursement:
    • Term Length:
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      0
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      0

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      6 during live racing- 2 non live racing
    • Shared or Separate:
      shared
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      720603
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      1329063
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      1009387
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      1385771
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      975783
    • Other Funding Sources:
      N/A
    • Spending Authority:
      2-1209

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      7271
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      All license categories listed in NSRC Rule 10.007.01
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      27
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      Positive equine drug test, Human positive drug test, financial issues, falsifying application
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      41
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      Not eligible for licensing, suspended in another state, not authorized to work in the United States
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      88
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      Fines for rule violation
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm
      If occupational license were no longer issued it would be imposable to keep the integrity of horseracing. License are issued to workers on the racetrack to allow them to work in specific areas of the racetrack. All licenses are fingerprinted and a backg
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      No
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      General Affairs
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Electrical
    • Occupational Board:
      Electrical Board
    • Contact:
      Kevin Booker
    • Purpose:
      The mission of the Nebraska State Electrical Division is to protect the public from hazardous electrical installations by enforcing the electrical licensing and inspection laws created by the Nebraska Legislature. The Agency operates with principles th
    • Regulated Professionals:
      1
    • Year Created:
      1969
    • Year Active:
      1969
    • Sunset Date:
      N/A

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      LB765
    • Parent Agency:
      N/A

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      7
    • Who Appoints:
      Governor
    • Legislative Approval:
      Yes
    • Qualifications of Members:
      One of such members shall be a journeyman electrician, one shall be an electrical contractor or master electrician, one shall be a certified electrical inspector, one shall be a licensed professional electrical engineer, one shall be a representative of a
    • Per Diem:
      Yes
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      Yes
    • Term Length:
      5 Years
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      Terms Rotate

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      7
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      7
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      5
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      0
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      5
    • Required FY 2015-2014:
      0
    • Held FY 2015-2014:
      8

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      19
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      1777585
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      1757889
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      1736213
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      1749168
    • FY 2015-2014 Budget:
      1633246
    • Other Funding Sources:
      N/A
    • Spending Authority:
      81-2105

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      13157
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      Apprentice, Journeyman Electrician Class B Journeyman Electrician, Electrical Contractor, Class B Electrical Contractor Fire Alarm Installer, Installer, Class A Master Class B Master, Residential Wireman Heating & Air Conditioning, Irrigation & Sign
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      1
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      Numberous code violation, leave electrical in unsafe manner, failing to make required correction in a timely manner.
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      25
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      Short required experience.
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      831
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      Failing to pull permits, failing to make corrections, failing to renew license by expiration date.
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm
      Unsafe installations, not wiring to code, injury or death, higher insurance rates.
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      No
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      General Affairs
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) contestants
    • Occupational Board:
      Nebraska Athletic Commission
    • Contact:
      Aaron Hendry, State Athletic Commissioner
    • Purpose:
      To ensure competitive and fair MMA bouts. To permit the Athletic Commission to suspend contestants who have suffered injuries from competing until an appropriate time period has elapsed or until given medical clearance. Additionally, to permit the Commiss
    • Regulated Professionals:
      MMA licenses are good for one year. For calendar year 2019 to date, 170 persons are licensed as MMA
    • Year Created:
      MMA became a regulated sport in 2007.
    • Year Active:
      2007 to present
    • Sunset Date:
      N/A

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      Neb.Rev.Stat. § 81-8,133.01
    • Parent Agency:
      Nebraska Athletic Commission

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
    • Who Appoints:
    • Legislative Approval:
    • Qualifications of Members:
    • Per Diem:
    • Expense Reimbursement:
    • Term Length:
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      0
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      0
    • Required FY 2015-2014:
      0
    • Held FY 2015-2014:
      0

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      In addition to the State Athletic Commissioner, the Athletic Commission has one full time employee
    • Shared or Separate:
      For accounting purposes, the Athletic Commission utilizes the finance and accounting staff of the D
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      96464
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      98876
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      94412
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      89665
    • FY 2015-2014 Budget:
      82641
    • Other Funding Sources:
      A tax of five percent of the gross receipts of any MMA or professional boxing event and a five perc
    • Spending Authority:
      Neb.Rev.Stat. § 81-8,128

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      2676
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      MMA Contestant Licenses
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      0
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      The Athletic Commission has limited statutory authority to permanently revoke a license. However, the Commission can issue indefinite medical suspensions barring contestants from further competition until cleared by a doctor. The Commission also requires
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      0
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      If the requisite medical documentation is not provided by the applicant, the applicant is advised to obtain such documentation before the license application can be considered. If, in conjunction with the license application, the applicant submits the res
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      0
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      N/A
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm
      The Nebraska Athletic Commission would no longer be able to implement the various safeguards as described previously in this survey.
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      No

    Government, Military and Veterans Affairs

    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Government, Military and Veterans Affairs
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Truth & Deception Examiners
    • Occupational Board:
      Truth & Deception Advisory Board
    • Contact:
      David Wilson, Director
    • Purpose:
      To regulate all persons who purport to be able to detect deception or to verify truth of statements through the use of instrumentation, such as lie detectors, polygraphs, deceptographs, psychological stress evaluators, or voice analyzers.
    • Regulated Professionals:
      54
    • Year Created:
      1980
    • Year Active:
      1980
    • Sunset Date:
      None

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 1901 to 1936
    • Parent Agency:
      Secretary of State

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      9
    • Who Appoints:
      Secretary of State
    • Legislative Approval:
      No
    • Qualifications of Members:
      Secretary is the Chair. 4 members are licensed polygraph examiners. 4 members are licensed voice stress examiners.
    • Per Diem:
      No
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      No
    • Term Length:
      2 years
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      Terms Rotate

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2021-2020:
      0
    • Held FY 2021-2020:
      0
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      0

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      2
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared with Secretary of State's Licensing Division
    • FY 2021-2020 Budget:
      351278
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      311512
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      307841
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      294656
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      267197
    • Other Funding Sources:
      None
    • Spending Authority:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 81-1921, 81-1922, and 84-512

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      8
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      7 polygraph examiners 1 voice stress examiner
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      0
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      N/A
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      0
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      N/A
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      0
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      N/A
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm
      The Board ensures that only those with the skill and training are able to perform these tests. Otherwise, anyone who can afford the equipment could perform the tests, resulting in inaccurate or unreliable tests that could bring harm to the parties.
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      No
  • Report: Lobbyists
  • General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Government, Military and Veterans Affairs
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Lobbying
    • Occupational Board:
      Accountability and Disclosure Commission
    • Contact:
      Frank Daley
    • Purpose:
      This is not a licensing process, but a registration process. The rationale is that members of the Legislature and members of the public should know the identity of those attempting to affect the Legislature, who they are representing and how much money is being spent in the process.
    • Regulated Professionals:
      387
    • Year Created:
      1976
    • Year Active:
      1977
    • Sunset Date:
      None

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      Section 49-14,105
    • Parent Agency:
      None

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      There are 9 commission members of the NADC including the Secretary of State.
    • Who Appoints:
      4 appointed by the Governor and 4 by the Secretary of State
    • Legislative Approval:
      Yes
    • Qualifications of Members:
      Of the appointed members, no more than 4 from any one political party and no more than 3 from any one Congressional District.
    • Per Diem:
      No
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      Yes
    • Term Length:
      6 years
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      Terms Rotate

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      6
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      6
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      5
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      5
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      0
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      6

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      8
    • Shared or Separate:
      Separate
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      780661
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      1055166
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      1024427
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      1255823
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      1476829
    • Other Funding Sources:
      General Fund and NADC Cash Fund
    • Spending Authority:
      Legislative appropriation

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      1900
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      In the last 5 years there have been approximately 1,900 lobbyist registrations. All registrations expire on December 31 of each year.
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      0
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      None were revoked. This is a registration process.
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      0
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      None were denied. This is a registration process.
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      70
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      $9,400 in late fees have been assessed against lobbyists. By operation of law, lobbyists who fail to timely file quarterly reports or statements of activity are assessed a late fee of $25 per day not to exceed $750 per filing.
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm
      Members of the Legislature and public would have difficulty identifying those attempting to affect the Legislature, those they represent and how much money is being spent in the process.
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      No
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Government, Military and Veterans Affairs
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Water-Base Fire Protection System Contractor
    • Occupational Board:
      N/A
    • Contact:
      John Dodds
    • Purpose:
      Fire Sprinkler systems are an integral part of ensuring public safety—simply put they save lives. The licensing requirement was put in place to ensure that the installation companies have a person on staff that had the required knowledge, training and ex
    • Regulated Professionals:
      55
    • Year Created:
      1997
    • Year Active:
      22
    • Sunset Date:
      None

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      §81-5,158-§81-5,164
    • Parent Agency:
      State Fire Marshal

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
    • Who Appoints:
    • Legislative Approval:
    • Qualifications of Members:
    • Per Diem:
    • Expense Reimbursement:
    • Term Length:
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      0
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      0
    • Required FY 2015-2014:
      0
    • Held FY 2015-2014:
      0

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      1
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      409
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      367
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      342
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      345
    • FY 2015-2014 Budget:
      337
    • Other Funding Sources:
      §81-5,159 allows for up to a $100.00 fee to the State Fire Marshal Cash Fund
    • Spending Authority:
      §81-505.01

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      262
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      A letter acknowledging the certification of a specific individual for a specific company for a set time period accompanies a numbered certificated issued to the individual who was submitted as the Responsible Managing Employee.
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      0
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      N/A
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      0
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      N/A
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      0
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      N/A
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm
      The potential for harm would greatly increase if an acknowledgment and registration was not maintained to ensure that companies which are installing and maintaining sprinkler systems have a fully trained and tested water based contractor and that they are
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      No
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Government, Military and Veterans Affairs
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Private Detectives, Private Detective Agencies, and Plain Clothes Investigators
    • Occupational Board:
      N/A
    • Contact:
      David Wilson
    • Purpose:
      Ensure that persons doing private police work and un-uniformed security are properly regulated so as to protect the public from potential harm. Private Detectives have access to sensitive information, will conduct investigations that involve inquiring abo
    • Regulated Professionals:
      357
    • Year Created:
      1959
    • Year Active:
      1959
    • Sunset Date:
      None

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      71-3201 to 71-3213
    • Parent Agency:
      Secretary of State

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
    • Who Appoints:
    • Legislative Approval:
    • Qualifications of Members:
    • Per Diem:
    • Expense Reimbursement:
    • Term Length:
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      0
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      0
    • Required FY 2015-2014:
      0
    • Held FY 2015-2014:
      0

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      3
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      311512
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      307841
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      294656
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      267197
    • FY 2015-2014 Budget:
      338134
    • Other Funding Sources:
      Fees from applicants/licenses; 71-3204
    • Spending Authority:
      71-3204; 71-3201 to 3213

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      296
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      296 represents all licenses newly issued since 1/1/2014 for all three categories. Broken down by category: Plain Clothes Investigator -- 187 Private Detective Agency -- 71 Private Detective -- 38 Every licensee must renew every two years by June 3
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      1
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      In 2016, we sought the revocation of a licensee who was convicted of Wire Fraud in federal court. In lieu of a hearing, the license agreed to surrender their license via a Stipulation and Consent Order.
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      4
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      2 -- Failing the exam three times 1 -- Misdemeanor conviction of moral turpitude 1 -- Felony conviction not disclosed on application.
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      0
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      N/A
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm
      Inexperienced or incompetent private detectives will be given access to private, sensitive information—either their clients’ or through secure databases they are granted access to—which could cause harm if improperly disclosed. Persons with a history
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      No

    Health and Human Services

  • Report: Acupuncturist
  • Report: Advanced Practice Registered Nurses: Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Midwife, Nurse Practitioner, and Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  • Report: Asbestos Occupation Workers
  • Report: Assisted-Living Facility Administrator
  • Report: Athletic Trainer
  • Report: Audiologists, SpeechLanguage Pathologists, and Assistants
  • Report: Barbers and Barber Instructors
  • Report: Body Brander, Body Piercer, Permanent Color Technician, Tattoo Artist, Cosmetologist, Cosmetology Instructor, Electrologist, Electrology Instructor, Esthetician, Esthetics Instructor, Nail Technician, and Nail Technology Instructor
  • Report: Chiropractor
  • Report: Dentist, Dental Hygienist, Dental Assistant, and Dental Faculty
  • Report: Dialysis Patient Care Technician
  • Report: Emergency Medical Technician, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate, Paramedic, Emergency Medical Responder, and Emergency Medical Services Instructor
  • Report: Engineers and Architects
  • Report: Funeral Directors and Embalmers
  • Report: Genetic Counselor
  • Report: Hearing Instrument Specialist
  • Report: Lead-Based Paint Professions
  • Report: Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner, Licensed Mental Health Practitioner, Marriage and Family Therapist, Master Social Worker, Social Worker, Professional Counselor, and Provisional Licenses or Certifications
  • Report: Massage Therapist
  • Report: Medical Nutrition Therapist
  • Report: Medical Radiographer and Limited Medical Radiographer
  • Report: Medication Aide
  • Report: Nurse Aide
  • Report: Nursing Home Administrator
  • Report: Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Report: Optometrist
  • Report: Paid Dining Assistant
  • Report: Perfusionist
  • Report: Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, and Pharmacist Intern
  • Report: Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Report: Physician and Osteopathic Physician
  • Report: Physician Assistants
  • Report: Podiatrist
  • Report: Provisional Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor
  • Report: Psychologists, Psychologist Assistants, and Psychologist Associates
  • Report: Registered Environmental Health Specialists
  • Report: Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Report: Respiratory Care Practitioner
  • Report: Sign Language Interpreters and Video Remote Interpreters
  • Report: Surgical First Assistant
  • Report: Swimming Pool Operator
  • Report: Veterinarian, Veterinary Technician, and Animal Therapist
  • General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Health and Human Services
    • Occupation Regulated:
      American Sign Language Interpreters/Video Remote Interpreters
    • Occupational Board:
      Interpreter Review Board/Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Full Board
    • Contact:
      Executive Director, John Wyvill john.wyvill@nebraska.gov 402-471-3593
    • Purpose:
      To protect and secure the rights of deaf and hard of hearing persons who cannot readily understand or communicate in spoken language and who consequently cannot equally participate in or benefit from proceedings, programs unless licensed interpreters are available to assist them. A licensed interpreter means a person who demonstrates proficiencies in interpretation or transliteration as required by the rules and regulations adopted and promulgated by the Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hea
    • Regulated Professionals:
      121 Interpreters; 12 VRI Businesses
    • Year Created:
      2007
    • Year Active:
      since 2007
    • Sunset Date:
      n/a

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      71-4728. (2) License interpreters and video remote interpreting providers under sections 20-150 to
    • Parent Agency:
      NCDHH

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      9
    • Who Appoints:
      Governor
    • Legislative Approval:
      Senate Confirmation
    • Qualifications of Members:
      There is hereby created the Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing which shall consist of nine members to be appointed by the Governor subject to approval by the Legislature. The commission members shall include three deaf persons, three hard of hear
    • Per Diem:
      No
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      Yes
    • Term Length:
      three
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      Terms Rotate

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      4
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      4
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      4
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      4
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      4
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      4
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      4
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      3
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      4
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      4

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      3/15 employees at NCDHH support activities related to this survey – Executive Director, Interpreter
    • Shared or Separate:
      3/15 employees at NCDHH support activities related to this survey – Executive Director, Interpreter
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      11067727
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      1116897
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      1076682
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      1190358
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      1340731
    • Other Funding Sources:
      special cash funds
    • Spending Authority:
      General revune or special cash funds

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      320
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      320 Licenses issued including renewals 225 QAST certifications issued including renewals Revoked (suspended) licenses in past 5 years: 1 Levied Penalties in past 5 years: 2
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      1
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      Revoked: 2019 - Licensee signed a Consent to Discipline document and voluntarily suspended (surrendered) their license from 1-24-19 to 6-6-19 with stipulation to complete 6 hours of Commission approved ethics training covering applicable Code of Professio
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      0
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      320 Licenses issued including renewals 225 QAST certifications issued including renewals Revoked (suspended) licenses in past 5 years: 1 Levied Penalties in past 5 years: 2
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      2
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      Levied Penalties: 2016 - Limit interpreters license for 1 year to exclude ability to interpret in medical and mental health settings and take 1.0 CEUs in specific tenets and provide plan to NCDHH for approval prior to training. Levied Penalties: 2019 –
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm
      Licensure makes it possible for states to establish minimum qualifications for interpreters to work in all kinds of settings that impact the daily lives of deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind people. Without licensure, interpreters could go into various
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      No
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Health and Human Services
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Podiatrist
    • Occupational Board:
      Board of Podiatry
    • Contact:
      Jesse Cushman Prog Mgr Ofc of Med and Spec Health Licensure Unit 4024714915 POB 94986
    • Purpose:
      38-161. (1) The purpose of each board is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public as prescribed in the Uniform Credentialing Act. (2) The duties of each board include, but are not limited to, (a) setting the minimum standards of proficiency and competency in accordance with section 38-126, (b) providing recommendations in accordance with section 38-149, (c) providing recommendations related to the issuance or denial of credentials, disciplinary action, and changes in legislatio
    • Regulated Professionals:
      101
    • Year Created:
      1927
    • Year Active:
      na
    • Sunset Date:
      na

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      NRS 38-167
    • Parent Agency:
      Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      4
    • Who Appoints:
      38-158 State Board of Health
    • Legislative Approval:
      na
    • Qualifications of Members:
      NRS: 38-162, 38-164, 38-165
    • Per Diem:
      Yes
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      Yes
    • Term Length:
      Five Years, up to two consecutive full five-year terms; 38-166
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      Terms Rotate

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      1
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      1
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      1
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      3
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      1
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      3
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      1
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      1
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      1
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      2

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      direct 8; indirect 6 additional
    • Shared or Separate:
      shared
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      7064
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      9141
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      5882
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      1501
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      1863
    • Other Funding Sources:
      None; Boards are cash-funded based upon license fees
    • Spending Authority:
      The Board does not have spending authority as it is advisory. The Dept does have spending au

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      28
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      active
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      0
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      revoked
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      2
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      Denied initial application
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      13
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      Probation, Civil Penalty & Censure, Suspension, Temporary Suspension, Limitation-Disciplinary
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm
      35 If oversight ceases there will be an increase in disparity between education, ability, and continuing competency. Resulting in the potential for increased harm to the public
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      No
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Health and Human Services
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Veterinarians, Veterinary Technicians, Animal Therapist
    • Occupational Board:
      Board of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery
    • Contact:
      Jesse Cushman Prog Mgr Ofc of Med and Specialized Health Licensure Unit 4024714915 POB 94986
    • Purpose:
      38-161. (1) The purpose of each board is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public as prescribed in the Uniform Credentialing Act. (2) The duties of each board include, but are not limited to, (a) setting the minimum standards of proficiency and competency in accordance with section 38-126, (b) providing recommendations in accordance with section 38-149, (c) providing recommendations related to the issuance or denial of credentials, disciplinary action, and changes in legislatio
    • Regulated Professionals:
      DVM 1314 VT 651 AT 17
    • Year Created:
      1967
    • Year Active:
      na
    • Sunset Date:
      na

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      NRS 38-167
    • Parent Agency:
      Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      5
    • Who Appoints:
      38-158 State Board of Health
    • Legislative Approval:
      na
    • Qualifications of Members:
      NRS: 38-164, 38-165, 38-3319
    • Per Diem:
      Yes
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      Yes
    • Term Length:
      Five Years, up to two consecutive full five-year terms; 38-164
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      Terms Rotate

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      1
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      4
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      1
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      4
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      1
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      4
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      1
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      4
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      1
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      3

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      direct 8; indirect 6 additional
    • Shared or Separate:
      shared
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      87645
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      91612
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      78847
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      18836
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      11939
    • Other Funding Sources:
      None; Boards are cash-funded based upon license fees
    • Spending Authority:
      The Board does not have spending authority as it is advisory. The Dept does have spending au

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      566
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      Active
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      6
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      Revoked
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      153
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      Denied initial application
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      72
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      Probation, Civil Penalty & Censure, Suspension, Temporary Suspension, Limitation-Disciplinary
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm
      Board of Veterinary Medicine – no response as of 7/6/2020
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      No
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Health and Human Services
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Physicians, Osteopathic Physicians, Physician Assistants, Accupunturists, Genetic Counselors, Surgi
    • Occupational Board:
      Board of Medicine and Surgery
    • Contact:
      Jesse Cushman Program Manager, Office of Medical and Specialized Health DHHS - Licensure Unit PO
    • Purpose:
      38-161. (1) The purpose of each board is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public as prescribed in the Uniform Credentialing Act. (2) The duties of each board include, but are not limited to, (a) setting the minimum standards of proficiency and competency in accordance with section 38-126, (b) providing recommendations in accordance with section 38-149, (c) providing recommendations related to the issuance or denial of credentials, disciplinary action, and changes in legislatio
    • Regulated Professionals:
      MD/DO 10,274; DO 1481; GC 216; PA 1467; SFA 38; Acup 38; TEP 690; Perf 55
    • Year Created:
      1927
    • Year Active:
      na
    • Sunset Date:
      na

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      NRS 38-167
    • Parent Agency:
      Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      8
    • Who Appoints:
      38-158 State Board of Health
    • Legislative Approval:
      no
    • Qualifications of Members:
      38-164, 38-165, 38-2023
    • Per Diem:
      Yes
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      Yes
    • Term Length:
      Five Years, up to two consecutive full five-year terms; 38-163
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      Terms Rotate

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      1
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      9
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      1
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      7
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      1
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      7
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      1
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      6
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      1
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      7

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      direct 8; indirect 6 additional
    • Shared or Separate:
      shared
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      541556
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      511670
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      514740
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      43069
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      54249
    • Other Funding Sources:
      None; Boards are cash-funded based upon license fees
    • Spending Authority:
      The Board does not have spending authority as it is advisory. The Depart does have spending a

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      6399
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      Active
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      17
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      revoked
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      69
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      Denied initial application
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      195
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      Probation, Civil Penalty & Censure, Suspension, Temporary Suspension, Limitation-Disciplinary
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm
      Board of Medicine – no response as of 7/6/2020
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      No
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Health and Human Services
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Swimming Pool Operator
    • Occupational Board:
      None
    • Contact:
      Claire Covert-ByBee - DHHS or Janell Miller - DEE
    • Purpose:
      To protect the public, the licensee and the environment.
    • Regulated Professionals:
      1913
    • Year Created:
      1969
    • Year Active:
      1969
    • Sunset Date:
      n/a

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. 71-4305(4)
    • Parent Agency:
      DHHS/DEE

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      n/a
    • Who Appoints:
      n/a
    • Legislative Approval:
      n/a
    • Qualifications of Members:
      n/a
    • Per Diem:
      No
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      No
    • Term Length:
      n/a
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      All Expire

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      0
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      0

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      8
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      71104
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      95965
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      91948
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      111991
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      101026
    • Other Funding Sources:
      n/a
    • Spending Authority:
      n/a

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      4344
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      Swimming Pool Operator
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      0
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      n/a
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      361
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      Swimming Pool Operator
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      0
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      n/a
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm
      See previous response.
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      No
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Health and Human Services
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Medical Radiographers, Limited Radiographers
    • Occupational Board:
      Board of Medical Radiography
    • Contact:
      Jesse Cushman, the Office of Medical and Specialized Health
    • Purpose:
      NRS 38-161. (1) The purpose of each board is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public as prescribed in the Uniform Credentialing Act.
    • Regulated Professionals:
      Medical Radiographer - 2,378, Limited Medical Radiographer - 341
    • Year Created:
      2008
    • Year Active:
      NA
    • Sunset Date:
      NA

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      NRS 38-167
    • Parent Agency:
      Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      5
    • Who Appoints:
      NRS 38-158 State Board of Health
    • Legislative Approval:
      No
    • Qualifications of Members:
      NRS: 38-164, 38-165, 38-1914
    • Per Diem:
      Yes
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      Yes
    • Term Length:
      Five Years, up to two consecutive full five-year terms; 38-163
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      Terms Rotate

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      2
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      3
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      2
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      2
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      2
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      2
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      2
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      2
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      2
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      3

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      direct 8; indirect 6 additional
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      24205
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      10286
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      19280
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      15211
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      17347
    • Other Funding Sources:
      None; Boards are cash-funded based upon license fees
    • Spending Authority:
      The Board doesn't have spending authority, The Department does for administering the Board.

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      2719
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      "Medical Radiographer - 2,378 Limited Radiographer - 341"
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      3
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      "Medical Radiographer - 3 Limited Radiographer - 0"
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      3
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      "Medical Radiographer - 1 Limited Radiographer - 2"
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      22
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      "Medical Radiographer - 13 Limited Radiographer - 9"
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm
      "Ionizing radiation, which is the spectrum employed in medical imaging/healthcare, has the ability to impact the DNA structure of the patient and cause biological changes within the human body – including death. Radiation can be used in both a diagnostic
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      Yes
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Health and Human Services
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Optometrists
    • Occupational Board:
      Board of Optometry
    • Contact:
      Jesse Cushman, the Office of Medical and Specialized Health
    • Purpose:
      NRS 38-161. (1) The purpose of each board is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public as prescribed in the Uniform Credentialing Act.
    • Regulated Professionals:
      446
    • Year Created:
      1927
    • Year Active:
      NA
    • Sunset Date:
      NA

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      NRS 38-167
    • Parent Agency:
      Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      4
    • Who Appoints:
      NRS 38-158 State Board of Health
    • Legislative Approval:
      No
    • Qualifications of Members:
      NRS: 38-162, 38-164, 38-165
    • Per Diem:
      Yes
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      Yes
    • Term Length:
      Five Years, up to two consecutive full five-year terms; 38-163
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      Terms Rotate

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      1
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      2
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      1
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      2
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      1
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      2
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      1
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      2
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      1
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      3

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      direct 8; indirect 6 additional
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      41828
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      43067
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      39769
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      8827
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      5875
    • Other Funding Sources:
      None; Boards are cash-funded based upon license fees
    • Spending Authority:
      The Board doesn't have spending authority, The Department does for administering the Board.

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      77
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      Active Licenses
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      0
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      None revoked
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      0
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      Denied initial application
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      2
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      Disciplined Optometrist
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm
      I will be finishing my 10th and final year serving on the Board of Optometry this year. During those years I feel the Board of Optometry has been highly successful in what I feel are our 2 major responsibilities. The first and foremost is the protectio
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      Yes
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Health and Human Services
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Dentist, Dental Hygienist, Dental Assistant (Licensed and Unlicensed)
    • Occupational Board:
      Board of Dentistry
    • Contact:
      Jesse Cushman, the Office of Medical and Specialized Health
    • Purpose:
      NRS 38-161. (1) The purpose of each board is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public as prescribed in the Uniform Credentialing Act.
    • Regulated Professionals:
      Dentist - 1638, Dental Assist. - 106, Dental Hygiene - 1500, Dental Faculty - 11
    • Year Created:
      1927
    • Year Active:
      NA
    • Sunset Date:
      NA

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      NRS 38-167
    • Parent Agency:
      Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      10
    • Who Appoints:
      NRS 38-158 State Board of Health
    • Legislative Approval:
      No
    • Qualifications of Members:
      NRS: 38-164, 38-165, 38-1114
    • Per Diem:
      Yes
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      Yes
    • Term Length:
      Five Years, up to two consecutive full five-year terms; 38-163
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      Terms Rotate

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      1
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      6
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      1
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      5
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      1
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      4
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      1
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      4
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      1
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      6

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      direct 8; indirect 6 additional; 2 contracted inspectors
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      242968
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      253145
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      243817
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      43398
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      46422
    • Other Funding Sources:
      None; Boards are cash-funded based upon license fees
    • Spending Authority:
      The Board doesn't have spending authority, The Department does for administering the Board.

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      3255
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      "Dentists - 1,638 Dental Assistants - 106 Dental Hygienist - 1,500 Dental Faculty - 11"
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      9
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      "Dentists - 9 Dental Assistants - 0 Dental Hygienist - 0 Dental Faculty - 0"
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      18
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      "Dentists - 16 Dental Assistants -0 Dental Hygienist - 2 Dental Faculty - 0"
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      66
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      "Dentists - 42 Dental Assistants - 0 Dental Hygienist - 24 Dental Faculty - 0"
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm
      If dentists, dental hygienists and additionally trained dental assistants were no longer licensed then there would be no ability to measure the minimal competency of these health providers. Licensure assures that these providers have met at least a mini
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      Yes
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Health and Human Services
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Podiatrists
    • Occupational Board:
      Board of Podiatry
    • Contact:
      Jesse Cushman, the Office of Medical and Specialized Health
    • Purpose:
      NRS 38-161. (1) The purpose of each board is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public as prescribed in the Uniform Credentialing Act.
    • Regulated Professionals:
      101
    • Year Created:
      1927
    • Year Active:
      NA
    • Sunset Date:
      NA

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      NRS 38-167
    • Parent Agency:
      Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      4
    • Who Appoints:
      NRS 38-158 State Board of Health
    • Legislative Approval:
      No
    • Qualifications of Members:
      NRS: 38-162, 38-164, 38-165
    • Per Diem:
      Yes
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      Yes
    • Term Length:
      Five Years, up to two consecutive full five-year terms; 38-163
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      Terms Rotate

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      1
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      1
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      1
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      3
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      1
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      3
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      1
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      1
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      1
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      2

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      direct 8; indirect 6 additional
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      7064
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      9141
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      5882
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      1501
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      1863
    • Other Funding Sources:
      None; Boards are cash-funded based upon license fees
    • Spending Authority:
      The Board doesn't have spending authority, The Department does for administering the Board.

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      28
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      Podiatrist
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      0
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      Revoked Podiatrists
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      2
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      Denied initial Application
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      13
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      Podiatrists disciplined
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm
      Board Chair response - If oversight ceases there will be an increase in disparity between education, ability, and continuing competency. Resulting in the potential for increased harm to the public.
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      Yes
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Health and Human Services
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacist Interns
    • Occupational Board:
      Board of Pharmacy
    • Contact:
      Jesse Cushman, the Office of Medical and Specialized Health
    • Purpose:
      NRS 38-161. (1) The purpose of each board is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public as prescribed in the Uniform Credentialing Act.
    • Regulated Professionals:
      Pharmacists - 5162, Pharmacist Intern - 1035, Pharmacy Technician - 4461
    • Year Created:
      1927
    • Year Active:
      NA
    • Sunset Date:
      NA

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      NRS 38-167
    • Parent Agency:
      Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      5
    • Who Appoints:
      NRS 38-158 State Board of Health
    • Legislative Approval:
      No
    • Qualifications of Members:
      NRS: 38-164, 38-165, 38-2849
    • Per Diem:
      Yes
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      Yes
    • Term Length:
      Five Years, up to two consecutive full five-year terms; 38-163
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      Terms Rotate

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      1
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      6
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      1
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      5
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      1
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      6
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      1
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      6
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      1
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      8

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      direct 11; indirect 6 additional
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      462099
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      422421
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      431474
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      26348
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      39559
    • Other Funding Sources:
      None; Boards are cash-funded based upon license fees
    • Spending Authority:
      The Board doesn't have spending authority, The Department does for administering the Board.

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      7230
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      "Pharmacists - 1790 Pharmacist Intern - 1236 Pharmacy Technicians - 4204"
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      22
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      "Pharmacists - 6 Pharmacist Intern - 0 Pharmacy Technicians - 16"
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      86
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      "Pharmacists - 26 Pharmacist Intern - 0 Pharmacy Technicians - 60"
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      138
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      "Pharmacists - 101 Pharmacist Intern - 9 Pharmacy Technicians - 28"
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm
      Board Chair response - One word --- anarchy
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      Yes
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Health and Human Services
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Veterinarians, Veterinary Technicians, Animal Therapist
    • Occupational Board:
      Board of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery
    • Contact:
      Jesse Cushman, the Office of Medical and Specialized Health
    • Purpose:
      38-161. (1) The purpose of each board is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public as prescribed in the Uniform Credentialing Act.
    • Regulated Professionals:
      Vets - 1314, Vet Tech - 651, Animal Therapist - 17
    • Year Created:
      1967
    • Year Active:
      NA
    • Sunset Date:
      NA

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      NRS 38-167
    • Parent Agency:
      Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      5
    • Who Appoints:
      NRS 38-158 State Board of Health
    • Legislative Approval:
      No
    • Qualifications of Members:
      NRS: 38-164, 38-165, 38-3319
    • Per Diem:
      Yes
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      Yes
    • Term Length:
      Five Years, up to two consecutive full five-year terms; 38-163
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      Terms Rotate

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      1
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      4
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      1
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      4
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      1
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      4
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      1
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      4
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      1
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      3

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      direct 8; indirect 6 additional
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      87645
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      91612
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      78847
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      18836
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      11939
    • Other Funding Sources:
      None; Boards are cash-funded based upon license fees
    • Spending Authority:
      The Board doesn't have spending authority, The Department does for administering the Board.

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      566
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      "Veterinarians - 316 Aminal Therapist - 17 Veterinary Technicians - 233"
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      6
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      "Veterinarians - 2 Aminal Therapist - 0 Veterinary Technicians - 4"
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      153
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      "Veterinarians - 12 Aminal Therapist - 1 Veterinary Technicians - 140"
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      72
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      "Veterinarians - 49 Aminal Therapist - 0 Veterinary Technicians - 23"
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm
      No Response from the Board Chair at this time
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      Yes
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Health and Human Services
    • Occupation Regulated:
      MD, DO, PA, Acupunture, Genetic Counselor, Perfusionist, Surgical First Ast
    • Occupational Board:
      Board of Medicine and Surgery
    • Contact:
      Jesse Cushman
    • Purpose:
      38-161. (1) The purpose of each board is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public as prescribed in the Uniform Credentialing Act. . . .
    • Regulated Professionals:
      10274
    • Year Created:
      1927
    • Year Active:
      NA
    • Sunset Date:
      NA

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      NRS 38-167
    • Parent Agency:
      Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      8
    • Who Appoints:
      NRS 38-158 State Board of Health
    • Legislative Approval:
      No
    • Qualifications of Members:
      NRS: 38-164, 38-165, 38-2023
    • Per Diem:
      Yes
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      Yes
    • Term Length:
      Five Years, up to two consecutive full five-year terms; 38-163
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      Terms Rotate

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      1
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      9
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      1
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      7
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      1
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      7
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      1
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      6
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      1
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      7

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      direct 8; indirect 6 additional
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      541556
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      511670
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      514740
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      43069
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      54249
    • Other Funding Sources:
      None; Boards are cash-funded based upon license fees
    • Spending Authority:
      The Board doesn't have spending authority. The Department has authority to administer the Board.

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      6399
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      "Acupuncturists - 32 Genetic Counselors - 203 Perfusionist - 32 Physician - 4488 Physician Assistant - 620 Surgical First Assistant - 39 Osteopathic Physician - 985"
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      17
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      "Acupuncturists - 0 Genetic Counselors - 0 Perfusionist - 0 Physician - 13 Physician Assistant - 0 Surgical First Assistant - 0 Osteopathic Physician - 4"
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      69
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      "Acupuncturists - 0 Genetic Counselors - 0 Perfusionist - 0 Physician - 54 Physician Assistant - 6 Surgical First Assistant - 0 Osteopathic Physician - 9"
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      195
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      "Acupuncturists - 0 Genetic Counselors - 0 Perfusionist - 0 Physician - 161 Physician Assistant - 31 Surgical First Assistant - 0 Osteopathic Physician - 3"
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm
      No response from the Board Chair
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      Yes
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Health and Human Services
    • Occupation Regulated:
      EMT, AEMT, EMT - I, Paramedic, EMR, EMS Services, EMS Training Agencies and EMS Instructors
    • Occupational Board:
      Board of Emergency Medical Services
    • Contact:
      Tim Wilson, The Office of Emergency Health Systems
    • Purpose:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-161
    • Regulated Professionals:
      7,655
    • Year Created:
      1997
    • Year Active:
      1997
    • Sunset Date:
      N/A

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-1201 through 38-1237
    • Parent Agency:
      Department of Health and Human Services

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      17
    • Who Appoints:
      Governor
    • Legislative Approval:
      Yes - members may serve immediately following appointment prior to approval by legislature
    • Qualifications of Members:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-1215
    • Per Diem:
      Yes
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      Yes
    • Term Length:
      8
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      Terms Rotate

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      1
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      5
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      1
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      6
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      1
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      6
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      1
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      5
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      1
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      5

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      3
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      34717
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      32195
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      78685
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      70064
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      65106
    • Other Funding Sources:
      None
    • Spending Authority:
      None - Board is Advisory to DHHS

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      2207
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      1409 Emergency Medical Technician, 527 Paramedic, 108 Emergency Medical Responder, 19 Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians, 103 Emergency Medical Service Instructors, 22 Advanced EMS Services, 18 Basic EMS Services, 1 Training Agency
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      3
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      2 Emergency Medical Technician, 1 Paramedic
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      13
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      1 Advanced EMT, 1 Advanced Emergency Medical Service, 8 Emergency Medical Technician, 2 Paramedic, 1 Temporary EMT
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      5
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      2 Emergency Medical Technician, 3 Paramedic
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm
      The EMS Board maintains EMS Model Protocols, advising on rules and regulations to ensure initial and ongoing competency. The board advises DDHS on disciplinary actions to safeguard the public for delivery of care and prevent harm for Nebraska residents.
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      Yes
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Health and Human Services
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Lead Worker
    • Occupational Board:
      None
    • Contact:
      Claire Covert-ByBee (licensure) Doug Gillespie (program)
    • Purpose:
      To protect the public, the licensee and the environment from exposure to a known carcinogen.
    • Regulated Professionals:
      185
    • Year Created:
      2000
    • Year Active:
      2000
    • Sunset Date:
      n/a

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. 71-6321
    • Parent Agency:
      Department of Health and Human Services

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      n/a
    • Who Appoints:
      n/a
    • Legislative Approval:
      n/a
    • Qualifications of Members:
      n/a
    • Per Diem:
      No
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      No
    • Term Length:
      n/a
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      All Expire

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      0
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      0

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      9
    • Shared or Separate:
      shared
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      172758
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      141142
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      142076