State lawmakers today meet again at the state Capitol to consider what disciplinary action might be taken against Sen. Bill Kintner in his cybersex case.
Executive Board chairman, Sen. Bob Krist of Omaha, says a number of options are available to deal with Sen. Kintner.
“Option one, obviously very much controversial special session and that is something that I don’t know if there is enough support for,” Krist tells Nebraska Radio Network.
Kintner has confessed to using his official, state-owned laptop computer to engage in cybersex while on a business trip in Boston last year. Concerns arose that perhaps his use of Skype in a lurid exchange with a woman might have compromised the state computer network.
Krist says he has invited Kintner to attend the meeting and speak to the board. Any member of the public is invited to speak as well.
The Executive Board discussed the Kintner case August 19th. It could not reach a decision on what disciplinary action might be appropriate.
Members of the Unicameral could call themselves into special session to consider whether to impeach Kintner. Though Speaker Galen Hadley of Kearney has endorsed the idea, it doesn’t seem to have generated much support among senators.
The full Legislative Council, which consists of all 49 senators, is scheduled to meet in November and could consider expulsion or censure.
Though the act for which Kintner used his computer is tawdry, it isn’t the act, but the misuse of state property Krist wants the board to judge.
“I’m going to try to focus the discussion on that. I don’t know if I’m going to succeed or not, but I’ll certainly give it a shot.”
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:45]