Remove Slavery as Punishment for Crime from Constitution Amendment

Nebraska Ballot Measure - Amendment 1

Election: Nov. 3, 2020 (General)

Outcome: Passed


Criminal Justice
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights


Constitutional amendment to eliminate slavery or involuntary servitude as a punishment for crime.

Measure Text

Section 1. At the general election in November 2020, the following proposed amendment to the Constitution of Nebraska shall be submitted to the electors of the State of Nebraska for approval or rejection:

To amend Article I, section 2:

I-2. There shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in this state[, otherwise than for punishment of crime, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted].

*Note: Words in [brackets] indicate proposed deletion of text.


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