A vote could come later today on a bill that would allow Nebraska motorists to choose “Choose Life” specialty license plates if supporters can overcome a filibuster.
A filibuster led by Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha has held up a vote on the “Choose Life” license plate bill.
“We are dealing with abortion and everybody knows it,” Chambers told colleagues during legislative debate on Monday.
Many other legislators cautioned that the Unicameral is wading into politics with the “Choose Life” plates, something they contend the state has avoided with other specialty plates.
Yet, Sen. Lydia Brasch of Bancroft doesn’t see the push for “Choose Life” plates any differently than the push Chambers made for the mountain lion license plates.
“Sen. Chambers found the life of a mountain lion is very important,” Brasch said. “And I, as a woman, believe that the life of a child in your womb is very important.”
No vote on LB 46 has taken place. A vote could come later today to end debate and go to a first-round vote on the bill.
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:40]