Nebraska Appropriations Bill (LB 944)
This law was last updated on Apr 17, 2018
LB 944 is a budget bill which includes a ban on federal funding to health clinics that provide abortion services.
The budget bill would prohibit funds disbursed under the Federal Title X Program from being used in programs where abortion is a method of family planning. The bill prohibits such funds from being paid or granted to an organization that performs, assists with the performance of, counsels in favor of or refers patients for abortion services.
An otherwise qualified organization that is affiliated with an abortion provider would need to show physical, financial and legal separation from abortion services in order to receive such funding.
Passed the final reading by the legislature on April 3, 2018, by a 38-6 vote.
Signed into law by Gov. Pete Ricketts (R) on April 4, 2018, effective immediately.