On Thursday, in the final hour of its 2014 legislative session, the Nebraska Legislature unanimously passed critical emergency powers legislation in its Final Reading. Legislative Bill 390, introduced by state Senator Mark Christensen (44), now goes to Governor Dave Heineman (R) for his expected signature.
The amended version of LB 390 will strike the word “firearms” from the list of items the Governor may suspend during a declared state of emergency. LB 390 protects Second Amendment rights by ensuring that a Governor does not have the power to prohibit or restrict the otherwise lawful possession, use, carrying, transfer, transportation, storage or display of a firearm.
LB 390 also contains language from Senator Les Seiler‘s (33) bill, Legislative Bill 694, which was added as Amendment 2710 two weeks ago during the General File reading. LB 390 will allow an otherwise lawfully possessed firearm to be possessed by a person on school grounds for the purposes of a historical reenactment or hunter education program, with approval from the school.
The NRA thanks members of the Nebraska Legislature for passing this important pro-gun reform, and Senator Christensen for sponsoring this legislation. Please e-mail Governor Heineman today and politely ask him to sign LB 390 into law.