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Gov. Ricketts Vetoes Bill which Sets Aside Penalties for Murders, Human Trafficking

For Immediate Release:

7:35PM CT on March 21, 2018      

                       

Media Contacts:

Taylor Gage, 402-471-1970

Luke Robson, 402-471-1967         

                    

Media Release:

Gov. Ricketts Vetoes Bill which Sets Aside Penalties for Murders, Human Trafficking

 

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts vetoed LB 350, a bill which would set aside criminal convictions for murders, human trafficking, and other violent criminals.    

 

“LB 350 weakens confidence in the criminal justice system by dramatically liberalizing the ability of serious felonies like murder, arson, human trafficking, armed robbery, drug manufacturing, drug distribution, and assault on a police officer or emergency responder to be set aside.  It is wrong to put post-sentence remedies for these crimes on the same level as those where a judge believes a simple fine or time in the community on probation is the appropriate sanction. 

 

“This bill sends the wrong message to victims of crime and to society.  It represents poor public policy.”

 

The Governor’s veto message to the Legislature can be found by clicking here.

 

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