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Gov. Ricketts Comments on LB447 Advancement

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Taylor Gage, 402-471-1970

Eric Maher, 402-471-1974



LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following a vote by the Legislature to advance LB447, a bill by Senator Ernie Chambers to eliminate mandatory minimums for certain crimes.



“Removing mandatory minimums, even for drug felons, would soften Nebraska’s protections for public safety.  I urge the Legislature to reconsider its decision to advance LB447, and to maintain these protections supported by our law enforcement community.”