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Neb. Legislature advances bill for lethal injection to final reading

LINCOLN, Neb (KTIV) - A bill that would make lethal injection Nebraska's sole means of executing prisoners is headed to the final round of debate.

Lawmakers gave second-round approval to the bill, LB 36, Tuesday, despite protests from some senators that the measure is deeply flawed.

The vote came after lawmakers rejected an attempt to postpone consideration of the bill.

If the measure is approved on the third round, it would go to Governor Dave Heineman who has said he supports the effort

Click here to see the bill's history in the legislature, how the bill reads and adopted amendments.

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