Nebraska Legislature passes missing Native American women bill

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LINCOLN, Neb. (WOWT) -- State legislators gave Nebraska tribes a victory today as lawmakers passed a bill involving missing Native American women.

The bill requires the Nebraska State Patrol to identify the number of missing person cases involving Native American women. The NSP would also work with tribal and local law enforcement, Native American tribes, and American Indian organizations as well as the U.S. Department of Justice.

The bill, which will now head to Gov. Pete Rickett's desk for approval, would require the NSP to file a report to lawmakers by June 1, 2020.