Honors Program


Document Type


Date of this Version

Spring 3-10-2022


Terrill, Brooklyn. Legislative Bill 519: Creating and Lobbying for Original Legislation. Undergraduate Honors Thesis. University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 2022.


Copyright Brooklyn Terrill 2022.


This project reflects the process of writing and attempting to pass state legislation, Legislative Bill 519, as a college student. LB 519 is an immunity policy for certain drug and alcohol charges that would be potentially prohibitive to a survivor or witness of sexual assault reporting the crime. The first several sections cover the process of developing and introducing legislation. These sections cover the process of developing the idea for LB 519 and the thought process behind the language and structure of the bill. It then covers the advocacy portion of passing a bill which includes testifying and lobbying for the legislation. This process involves meetings with stakeholders and developing a strategic plan to get those stakeholders interested in the issue of sexual assault on college campuses.