The bill would apply to medical professionals (such as doctors, nurses, researchers and pharmacists), hospitals and nursing homes, and health care payers including employers and insurers.
Sen. Anna Wishart texted a message that the adventure has been "an incredible experience. … One of the most beautiful places I've ever been to … people and mountain."
Sen. Tom Brewer said "everyone is good to go and everyone is in high spirits" with safety checks completed, equipment inspected and medical briefings done.
The sticking point over a bill expanding how lottery proceeds fund scholarships and education programs was an amendment from Sen. Dave Murman of Glenvil allowing teachers and school administrators to physically intervene in limited situations.
Lawmakers lauded the proposed expansion of the Nebraska Opportunity Grant and other lottery-funded programs designed to give students financial help in pursuing a college degree.
Sen. Dave Murman's bill would require school boards to set policies affording the same access to athletics, music, journalism and speech programs as public school students, without requiring home-school students to earn any credit at the school.