Occupational Board Reform Act

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


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


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


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


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


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:https://nebraskalegislature.gov/pdf/SurveyDocs/explanation1632923487.pdf
Potential HarmThe 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:https://nebraskalegislature.gov/pdf/SurveyDocs/comparison1632923487.pdf
Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):No
Survey Submitted: September 29, 2021 08:51 AM