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Advisory Committee on Developmental Disabilities

Advisory Committee on Developmental Disabilities; created; members; expenses; duties.

(1) There is hereby created the Advisory Committee on Developmental Disabilities. The advisory committee shall consist of a representative of a statewide advocacy organization for persons with developmental disabilities and their families and not more than fifteen additional members, at least one-third of whom shall be persons with developmental disabilities, at least one-third of whom shall be families of persons with developmental disabilities, and no more than one-third of whom shall be elected officials or interested community persons.

(2) The members shall be appointed by the Governor for staggered terms of three years. Any vacancy shall be filled by the Governor for the remainder of the term. One of the members shall be designated as chairperson by the Governor. Members shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses as provided in sections 81-1174 to 81-1177.

(3) The advisory committee shall advise the department regarding all aspects of the funding and delivery of services to persons with developmental disabilities.

(4) The advisory committee shall provide sufficient oversight to ensure that persons placed in the custody of the department under the Developmental Disabilities Court-Ordered Custody Act are receiving the least restrictive treatment and services necessary.

Laws 1994, LB 1136, § 4
Laws 2005, LB 206, § 35
Effective date June 1, 2005.

Cross References:
Developmental Disabilities Court-Ordered Custody Act, see section 71-1101.

~ Revised Statutes Supplement 2005

Updated: 04/21/2016

Name Representing City
​Michael Chittenden ​Statewide Agency ​Lincoln
​Sharilyn Coles ​Family Member ​Columbus
Gail "Butch" Crookedfoot Consumer Sidney
Linda Jespersen Family Member Alliance
​Margaret Huss ​Family Member ​Omaha
​Christian Lien ​Consumer ​Kearney
Cathy Martinez Family Member Lincoln
Norma Mercer EO/IC Beatrice
Joan O'Meara EO/IC Lincoln
Lynn Redding Consumer Wood River
Sherri Shaffer Consumer Grand Island
​Michael Tufte ​EO/IC ​Omaha
Joyce Warner Family Member Lincoln
William West Consumer Grand Island

EO/IC - Elected Official or Interested Citizen

Last Meeting
April 21, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nebraska State Office Building, Lower Level D
Lincoln, NE
Next Meeting
June 24, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
DHHS 5220 S 16th Street
Lincoln, NE
Public comments at 1:00 pm

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