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(Neb)-Exec Board Sends Prison Oversight Messure To Floor

By: John Axtell Posted at: 05/17/2017 11:57 PM
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska lawmakers are one step closer to creating a new oversight committee to monitor the state's prison system.  Members of the Executive Board voted 6-3 this morning to send the measure to the full Legislature for debate.
 
     The proposal by Sen. Bob Krist of Omaha would create a 7-member committee, similar to several earlier panels, to examine problems in the state prisons and other agencies that work with criminal offenders.
 
     The original proposal would have given the committee subpoena power to compel witness testimony, but that provision was stripped out through an amendment. Judiciary Committee chairman Laura Ebke of Crete is expected to lead the committee.


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