Ricketts says the bill would weaken confidence in the criminal justice system.
“It’s bad for victims. It’s bad for society. It also creates confusion around what a victim’s rights would be and really undermines the deterrent of these serious sentences would be,” Ricketts tells Nebraska Radio Network. “And, so, I have asked the legislature to sustain my veto of what is basically a very bad bill.”
Current state law allows those fined or placed on probation to petition the court to have their conviction set aside.
It would take 30 votes for the legislature to override the veto.