Chambers To Present Bill Abolishing Death Penalty

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha will offer a bill Wednesday to the Legislature's Judiciary Committee to abolish Nebraska’s death penalty.

Chambers is an outspoken death-penalty opponent who has repeatedly tried to end the practice. He returned to the Legislature after a four-year hiatus imposed by term limits.

His measure would replace the death penalty with a sentence of life without the possibility of parole. In the bill, Chambers rails against the death penalty as a failure that has harmed the state's reputation for fairness, decency and respect for human dignity.

The bill is co-sponsored by three other senators, who along with Chambers make up half of the committee.

The bill is LB543

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WOWT NBC Omaha 3501 Farnam Street Omaha, NE 68131 (402) 346-6666
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 196618161 -
Gray Television, Inc.