VIDEO NE State Senators Debate & Vote LB599 Medicaid Expansion for Illegals

Are Nebraskans watchful? What happened inside the Capitol last week?

Are Nebraskans watchful? What happened inside the Capitol last week?

Below is video from last Wednesday’s Unicameral floor speeches and the votes to over ride the Governor’s vetoes of LB599 and its funding bill, LB599A.

Each video is proceeded by:

  • Senator’s name and district number
  • Re-election status
  • Detailed list of how each Senator voted in each of the four rounds required to pass the bills and override the vetoes

I’ve noted some disparity in publicly stated positions for some Senators both in variances during rounds and particularly when comparing LB599 votes with LB599A votes for the same individual.

Remember, again, that there are TWO votes on such a bill:

  1. LB599 – the Legislative bill – includes the language necessary to change or add to Nebraska’s state statutes to create the program, etc.
  2. LB599A – the appropriations bill – think of it as the life’s blood of the bill itself or the food. The funding is necessary to carry out the bill.

Finally, I’ve included the full recorded votes (where available) in a simple chart for each of the first three rounds on LB599 and LB599A, and also repeated the more detailed charts for the final veto override votes.

Senator Kathy Campbell, District 25, was the sponsor of the bill, and its precursor – LB1110

Campbell is up for re-election this year.

LB599 Round #1: AYE  -  Round #2: AYE  -  Round #3: AYE  -  OVERRIDE: AYE

LB599A Round #1 AYE  -  Round #2 (not in journal)  – Round #3: AYE  -  OVERRIDE: AYE

Senator Tony Fulton, District 29

Fulton is exiting the Unicameral following an opinion from the Secretary of State that the duration of the partial term for which he was appointed, 2006 – 2008, and his subsequent election to his seat in 2008, precluded him from running for re-election for a second full term.

LB599 Round #1: NAY  -  Round #2: NAY  -  Round #3: NAY  -  OVERRIDE: NAY

LB599A Round #1 AYE  -  Round #2 (not in journal)  – Round #3: AYE  -  OVERRIDE: Present

Senator Jeremy Nordquist, District 7

Nordquist  is up for re-election this year.

LB599 Round #1: AYE  -  Round #2: AYE  -  Round #3: AYE  -  OVERRIDE: AYE

LB599A Round #1 AYE  -  Round #2 (not in journal)  – Round #3: AYE  -  OVERRIDE: AYE

Senator Bob Krist, District 10

Krist was appointed in 2009, elected in 2010.

LB599 Round #1: AYE  -  Round #2: AYE  -  Round #3: AYE  -  OVERRIDE: AYE

LB599A Round #1 AYE  -  Round #2 (not in journal)  – Round #3: AYE  -  OVERRIDE: AYE

Senator Ken Haar, District 21

Haar is up for re-election this year.

LB599 Round #1: AYE  -  Round #2: AYE  -  Round #3: AYE  -  OVERRIDE: AYE

LB599A Round #1 AYE  -  Round #2 (not in journal)  – Round #3: AYE  -  OVERRIDE: AYE

Senator Beau McCoy, District 39

McCoy is up for re-election this year.

LB599 Round #1: NAY  -  Round #2: NAY  -  Round #3: NAY  -  OVERRIDE: NAY

LB599A Round #1 NAY  -  Round #2 (not in journal)  – Round #3: NAY  -  OVERRIDE: NAY

Senator Heath Mello, District 5

Mello is up for re-election this year.

LB599 Round #1: AYE  -  Round #2: AYE  -  Round #3: AYE  -  OVERRIDE: AYE

LB599A Round #1 AYE  -  Round #2 (not in journal)  – Round #3: AYE  -  OVERRIDE: AYE

Senator Gwen Howard, District 30

Howard is exiting office – she is term-limited.

LB599 Round #1: AYE  -  Round #2: AYE  -  Round #3: AYE  -  OVERRIDE: AYE

LB599A Round #1 AYE  -  Round #2 (not in journal)  – Round #3: AYE  -  OVERRIDE: AYE

The next video segment includes speeches from two Senators as Senator Bloomfield’s remarks were very brief.

Senator Dave Bloomfield, District 17

Bloomfield is up for re-election this year.

LB599 Round #1: NAY  -  Round #2: NAY  -  Round #3: NAY  -  OVERRIDE: NAY

LB599A Round #1 NAY  -  Round #2 (not in journal)  – Round #3: NAY  -  OVERRIDE: NAY

Senator Ken Schilz, District 47

Schilz is up for re-election this year.

LB599 Round #1: NAY  -  Round #2: NAY  -  Round #3: NAY  -  OVERRIDE: Present and not voting

LB599A Round #1 NAY  -  Round #2 (not in journal)  – Round #3: NAY  -  OVERRIDE: NAY

Senator Tom Carlson, District 38

Carlson is currently in his second term in office, which expires in 2014.

LB599 Round #1: AYE  -  Round #2: AYE  -  Round #3: AYE  -  OVERRIDE: AYE

LB599A Round #1 AYE  -  Round #2 (not in journal)  – Round #3: AYE  -  OVERRIDE: AYE

Senator Brenda Council, District 11

Council is up for re-election this year.

LB599 Round #1: AYE  -  Round #2: AYE  -  Round #3: AYE  -  OVERRIDE: AYE

LB599A Round #1 Present and not voting  -  Round #2 (not in journal)  – Round #3: AYE  -  OVERRIDE: AYE

Senator John Nelson, District 6

Nelson is currently in his second term in office, which expires in 2014.

LB599 Round #1: NAY  -  Round #2: NAY  -  Round #3: NAY  -  OVERRIDE: NAY

LB599A Round #1 NAY  -  Round #2 (not in journal)  – Round #3: Present and not voting  -  OVERRIDE: Present and not voting

Senator Scott Price, District 3

Price is up for re-election this year.

LB599 Round #1: NAY  -  Round #2: NAY  -  Round #3: NAY  -  OVERRIDE: NAY

LB599A Round #1 Present and not voting  -  Round #2 (not in journal)  – Round #3: NAY  -  OVERRIDE: NAY

LB599 VETO OVERRIDE VOTE

LB599A (Appropriations) VETO OVERRIDE VOTE

ROUND #1 April 3, 2012

LB599 

See pages 8-9 document compiled from Legislative Journal, Day 55, p. 1359-1360

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AYE – 30

Adams
Ashford
Avery
Campbell
Carlson
Christensen
Coash
Conrad
Cook
Cornett
Council*
Dubas
Flood
Gloor
Haar, K.

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AYE, cont’d

Hadley
Harms
Harr, B.
Howard
Karpisek
Krist
Lathrop
Louden
McGill
Mello*
Nordquist
Schumacher
Sullivan
Wallman
Wightman

[jcol/]

NAY – 16

Bloomfield
Brasch
Fischer
Fulton
Hansen
Heidemann
Janssen
Lambert

[jcol/]

NAY, cont’d

Langemeier
Larson
Lautenbaugh
McCoy
Nelson
Price
Schilz
Smith
[jcol/]

Present and not voting – 1
Pirsch

Absent and not voting – 1
Pahls

Excused and not voting – 1
Seiler

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LB599A (Appropriations)

IMPORTANT NOTE: The roll call vote detailed below is for Senator Kathy Campbell’s amendment, AM2741, which constitutes the only detailed appropriations language in 2012 I could find in the Legislative Journal. The vote to pass LB599A to round #2 was  32 AYE, 4 NAY, 12 Present and not voting, but a recorded vote (detailed listing of each Senator’s vote) is not taken unless one of the Senator’s make a motion to do so.

See pages 10-11 document compiled from Legislative Journal, Day 55, p. 1359-1360

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AYE – 33

Adams
Ashford
Avery
Campbell
Carlson
Christensen
Coash
Cook
Conrad
Cornett
Dubas
Flood
Fulton
Gloor
Haar, K.
Hadley
Harms

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AYE – 33

Harr, B.
Heidemann
Howard*
Karpisek
Krist
Langemeier
Lathrop
Louden
McGill
Mello
Nordquist
Pirsch
Schumacher
Sullivan
Wallman
Wightman

[jcol/]

NAY – 9

Bloomfield
Hansen
Janssen
Lambert
Lautenbaugh
McCoy
Nelson
Schilz
Smith

[jcol/]

Present and not voting – 5
Brasch
Council
Fischer
Larson
Price

Absent and not voting – 1
Pahls

Excused and not voting – 1
Seiler

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ROUND #2 April 4, 2012

LB599

See page 25 document compiled from Legislative Journal, Day 56, p. 1448

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AYE – 29

Adams
Ashford
Avery
Campbell
Carlson
Christensen
Coash
Conrad
Cook
Cornett
Council
Dubas
Flood
Gloor
Haar, K.

[jcol/]

AYE – 29

Hadley
Harr, B.
Harms
Howard
Karpisek
Krist
Lathrop
Louden
McGill
Mello
Nordquist
Schumacher
Wallman
Wightman

[jcol/]

NAY – 16

Bloomfield
Brasch
Fischer
Fulton
Hansen
Heidemann
Janssen
Lambert

[jcol/]

NAY – 16

Langemeier
Lautenbaugh
McCoy
Nelson
Pirsch
Price
Schilz
Smith

[jcol/]

Present and not voting – 2
Larson

Pahls

Excused and not voting – 2
Seiler

Sullivan

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I cannot find a vote on LB599A on April 4, just a notation regarding an amendment and a notation on adoption.

ROUND #3 April 11, 2012

LB599

(from the Legislative Journal, Day 59, pages 1528-1529)

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AYE – 31

Adams
Ashford
Avery
Campbell
Carlson
Christensen
Coash
Conrad
Cook
Cornett
Council
Dubas
Flood
Gloor
Haar, K.

[jcol/]

AYE – 31

Hadley
Harr, B.
Harms
Howard
Karpisek
Krist
Lathrop
Louden
McGill
Mello
Nordquist
Schumacher
Seiler
Sullivan
Wallman
Wightman

[jcol/]

NAY – 15

Bloomfield
Brasch
Fischer
Fulton
Hansen
Heidemann
Janssen

[jcol/]

NAY – 15

Lambert
Langemeier
McCoy
Nelson
Pirsch
Price
Schilz
Smith

[jcol/]

Present and not voting – 3
Larson
Lautenbaugh
Pahls

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LB599A

(from the Legislative Journal, Day 59, pages 1529-1530)

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AYE – 34

Adams
Ashford
Avery
Campbell
Carlson
Christensen
Coash
Conrad
Cook
Cornett
Council
Dubas
Flood
Fulton
Gloor
Haar, K.
Hadley

[jcol/]

AYE – 34

Harms
Harr, B.
Howard
Karpisek
Krist
Langemeier
Lathrop
Louden
McGill
Mello
Nordquist
Pahls
Schumacher
Seiler
Sullivan
Wallman
Wightman

[jcol/]

NAY – 9

Bloomfield
Hansen
Janssen
Lambert
McCoy
Pirsch
Price
Schilz
Smith

[jcol/]

Present and not voting – 6
Brasch
Fischer
Heidemann
Lautenbaugh
Larson
Nelson*

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LB599 OVERRIDE

April 18, 2012

(Legislative Journal Day 60, p. 1556-1557)

Senators with an asterisk* are in their second term

Senators in purple are up for re-election this year

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AYE – 30

Greg Adams – 24, 2014*

Brad Ashford – 20, 2014*

Bill Avery - 28, 2014*

Kathy Campbell – 25, 2012

Tom Carlson – 38, 2014*

Mark Christensen – 44, 2014*

Colby Coash – 27, 2012

Danielle Conrad - 46, 2014*

Tanya Cook – 13, 2012

Abbie Cornett – 45, 2012 term-limited

Brenda Council – 11, 2012

Anette Dubas – 34, 2014*

Mike Flood – 19, 2012 term-limited

Mike Gloor – 35, 2012

Ken Haar – 21, 2012

Glen Hadley – 37, 2012 term-limited

John Harms - 48, 2014*

Burke Haar – 8, 2014

Gwen Howard – 9, 2012 term-limited

Russ Karpisek – 32, 2014*

Bob Krist – 10, 2014[1. Senator Krist was appointed to his seat by Governor Heineman in 2009, then ran for the seat in 2010. The length of the time in the seat as an appointee affects his eligibility to run for re-election in 2014 and we haven't investigated the details.]

Steve Lathrop – 12, 2014*

Leroy Louden – 49, 2012 term-limited

Amanda McGill – 26, 2014*

Jeremy Nordquist – 7, 2012

Heath Mello – 5, 2012

Paul Schumacher – 22, 2014

Kate Sullivan – 41, 2012

Norman Wallman – 30, 2014*

John Wightman – 36, 2014*

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NAY – 16

Dave Bloomfield – 17, 2012

Lydia Brasch – 16, 2014

Deb Fischer – 43, 2012 term-limited

(Fischer is a GOP candidate for U.S. Senate)

Tony Fulton – 29, 2012 term-limited

Thomas Hansen – 42, 2014*

Lavon Heidemann – 1, 2012 term-limited

Charlie Janssen – 15, 2012

Paul Lambert – 2, 2012

Chris Langemeier – 23, 2012 term-limited

Tyson Larson – 40, 2014

Beau McCoy – 39, 2012

John Nelson – 6, 2014*

Pete Pirsch – 4, 2014*

Scott Price – 3, 2012

Les Seiler – 33, 2012[2. Senator Seiler was appointed to his seat by Governor Heineman in January 2012 to replace Dennis Utter, who passed away.]

Jim Smith – 14, 2014

[jcol/]

Present, Not Voting – 3

Scott Lautenbaugh – 18, 2014[3. Senator Lautenbaugh was appointed in 2007 by Governor Heineman, and ran for the seat in 2008, and was re-elected in 2010. As with other appointees, research is required to answer questions regarding Lautenbaugh's ability to run for re-election in 2014.]

Rich Pahls – 31, 2012 term-limited

Ken Schilz – 47, 2012

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LB599A (Appropriations) OVERRIDE

April 18, 2012 

(Legislative Journal Day 60, p. 1557)

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AYE – 31

Greg Adams – 24, 2014*

Brad Ashford – 20, 2014*

Bill Avery - 28, 2014*

Kathy Campbell – 25, 2012

Tom Carlson – 38, 2014*

Mark Christensen – 44, 2014*

Colby Coash – 27, 2012

Danielle Conrad - 46, 2014*

Tanya Cook – 13, 2012

Abbie Cornett – 45, 2012 term-limited

Brenda Council – 11, 2012

Anette Dubas – 34, 2014*

Mike Flood – 19, 2012 term-limited

Mike Gloor – 35, 2012

Ken Haar – 21, 2012

Glen Hadley – 37, 2012 term-limited

John Harms - 48, 2014*

Burke Haar – 8, 2014

Gwen Howard – 9, 2012 term-limited

Russ Karpisek – 32, 2014*

Bob Krist – 20, 2014

Steve Lathrop – 12, 2014*

Scott Lautenbaugh – 18, 2014

Leroy Louden – 49, 2012 term-limited

Amanda McGill – 26, 2014*

Heath Mello – 5, 2012

Jeremy Nordquist – 7, 2012

Paul Schumacher – 22, 2014

Kate Sullivan – 41, 2012

Norman Wallman – 30, 2014*

John Wightman – 36, 2014*

[jcol/]

NAY – 14

Dave Bloomfield – 17, 2012

Lydia Brasch – 16, 2014

Deb Fischer – 43, 2012 term-limited

(Fischer is a GOP candidate for U.S. Senate)

Thomas Hansen – 42, 2014*

Charlie Janssen – 15, 2012

Paul Lambert – 2, 2012

Chris Langemeier – 23, 2012 term-limited

Tyson Larson – 40, 2014

Beau McCoy – 39, 2012

Rich Pahls – 31, 2012 term-limited

Pete Pirsch – 4, 2014*

Scott Price – 3, 2012

Ken Schilz – 47, 2012

Les Seiler – 33, 2012

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Present, Not Voting – 4

Tony Fulton – 29, 2012 term-limited

Lavon Heidemann – 1, 2012 term-limited

John Nelson – 6, 2014

Jim Smith – 14, 2014

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6 Responses to “VIDEO NE State Senators Debate & Vote LB599 Medicaid Expansion for Illegals”

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  1. Jim Mason says:

    Many of us who helped on 599 watched the entire session. Agreeing with almost all of your observations and appraisal of the last day’s proceedings. It was very revealing of how social issues affect beyond party affiliations. Could some of it be influenced by pending elections, by term limits and by gender? It seemed that all of them did.
    It would be so much better to leave feelings and emotions involved on an issue out of the decision making process. Thanks for the breakdown GiN

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