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Gov. Ricketts Signs New Pro-Life Legislation Creating Commemorative Certificates

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts hosted a ceremonial signing event for LB 1040.  LB 1040 provides for the creation of commemorative certificates of nonviable birth for miscarriages that occur before the twentieth week of a pregnancy.  LB 1040 was introduced by State Senator Joni Albrecht of Thurston.  The bill was passed by a vote of 44-1-3 by the Legislature.