LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- The bill that received first-round approval Wednesday in a 43-0 vote could be the last major piece of legislation proposed by the state's longest-serving and best-known state senator, Ernie Chambers.
The Omaha lawmaker designated it as his last official legislative priority in what could be his final year in office.
Chambers has served for a total of 46 years in the unicameral Legislature, but is leaving office next January due to term limits. He has declined to say whether he'll run again.