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2008 Nebraska Criminal Justice Key Votes

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Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
March 25, 2008 NE LB 1063 Abolishing the Death Penalty Motion Rejected - Senate (20 - 28)
Feb. 22, 2008 NE LB 395 Statewide Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 14)
Feb. 14, 2008 NE AM 1736 Eliminating Opt-Out Provision of Smoking Ban Amendment Adopted - Senate (33 - 13)
Jan. 15, 2008 NE LB 253 Repealing Motorcycle Helmet Law Bill Failed - Senate (23 - 25)
Date No. Title Outcome
3/25 LB 1063 Abolishing the Death Penalty Motion Rejected - Senate (20 - 28)
2/22 LB 395 Statewide Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 14)
2/14 AM 1736 Eliminating Opt-Out Provision of Smoking Ban Amendment Adopted - Senate (33 - 13)
1/15 LB 253 Repealing Motorcycle Helmet Law Bill Failed - Senate (23 - 25)

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