October 1, 2014
A bill to allow motorcyclists to go helmet-free in Nebraska has crashed, but it may recover.
On Wednesday, lawmakers voted to postpone consideration of the bill (LB200) until later this month. They had debated the last two days.
Proposed requirements that motorcyclists carry more insurance turned out to be unworkable.
Sen. Charlie Janssen of Fremont had hoped that requiring more insurance would garner support for his bill against the helmet law.
But doubts were raised about whether the insurance was even available.
Sen. Dave Pankonin of Louisville says the Legislature didn't do its homework.
Janssen and supporters of the bill say they will try to bring a better proposal to lawmakers later this month.