The legislature is removing the words “without the possibility of parole” for those convicted of Class one felonies and sentenced to life in prison. It’s happening after the words were added during a special session, which the Supreme Court found unconstitutional. Senator Scott Lautenbaugh represents parts of Omaha.
“So why I realize on the surface, this might be something significant, I woudl urge you to support this bill, it is simply cleaning up language that we can’t have in there, but it doesn’t cost us anything as to possible penalties we have.”
The bill is advancing on first round. Consultations with several county attorneys shows that the current sentence life in prison, already means without parole.