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Nebraska Death Penalty Repeal Referendum

Nebraska Ballot Measure - Referendum Number 426

Election: Nov. 8, 2016 (General)
Outcome: Passed

Categories:
Death Penalty

Yes
494,151
(60.64%)

Argument For

No
320,719
(39.36%)

Argument Against

Summary

The purpose of Legislative Bill 268, passed by the First Session of the 104th Nebraska Legislature in 2015, is to eliminate the death penalty and change the maximum penalty for the crime of murder in the first degree to life imprisonment. Shall Legislative Bill 268 be repealed?

Measure Text

A vote to "Retain" will eliminate the death penalty and charge the maximum penalty for the crime of murder in the first degree to life imprisonment by retaining Legislative Bill 268, passed in 2015 by the First Session of the 104th Nebraska Legislature.

A vote to "Repeal" will keep the death penalty as a possible penalty for the crime of murder in the first degree by repealing Legislative Bill 268, passed in 2015 by the First Session of the 104th Nebraska Legislature.

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