New Nebraska Laws Taking Effect In September

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Several new laws will take effect in Nebraska this September because most state laws take effect three months after they are passed.

Starting Sept. 6, juveniles who commit first-degree murder will face sentences ranging from 40 years to life instead of mandatory life sentences. The change was made because of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

Anyone convicted of human trafficking in the state will face tougher penalties if they target minors.

Nebraska lawmakers approved a law intended to prevent local governments from artificially increasing the cost of providing public records.

Several other new laws already took effect. Those include a package of tax incentives for wind power and increased funding for higher education to ensure a tuition freeze at the University of Nebraska and state colleges.

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