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Nebraska senator proposes body camera records kept secret

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Police body-camera footage would be exempt from Nebraska’s public records law under a new bill in the Legislature.

Sen. Heath Mello of Omaha introduced legislation Friday that would require law enforcement agencies to save body-worn camera recordings for at least six months, unless they become part of a criminal investigation. Those recordings would join medical records and trade secrets as records which may be kept from public disclosure.

The measure would prohibit

Nebraska inmate copay bill faces resistance in Legislature


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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A bill that would allow Nebraska jails and prisons to charge a copayment for inmates faced resistance Friday in the Legislature even though most states already allow the practice.

Nebraska lawmakers debated the proposal but adjourned for the week without a vote.

The proposal would allow for copayments of up to $10 for every self-initiated, non-emergency visit to a health care provider. Exceptions would include treatment for mental

Nebraska senator proposes bill to ban selling fetal tissue

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Doctors and clinics could be banned from performing abortions if they are found selling human fetal tissue under a bill proposed by a Nebraska senator.

Sen. Al Davis of Hyannis introduced a bill Friday that would require monthly reports from abortion providers about how they disposed of each aborted fetus.

The measure would require the Department of Health and Human Services to adopt rules ensuring abortion-authorized facilities dispose of remains by burial, cremation, or

Nebraska senators reject bill defining poker as skill game

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Supporters of legalizing poker in Nebraska were dealt a bad hand Thursday when lawmakers defeated a bill that would have classified poker as a game of skill, rather than a constitutionally banned game of chance.

That classification would have allowed draw poker and community card games to be licensed and regulated, as well as permit churches and nonprofits to host poker tournaments at events where alcohol is served.

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