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Four Constitutional Amendments on the Ballot

Darlene E.
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Nebraskans will be asked to vote next month on four changes proposed to the state’s constitution: extending term limits, raising senators’ pay, allowing impeachment for campaign offenses, and protecting hunting, fishing and trapping rights.
Questions about amending the state constitution can be put before voters by the initiative process of collecting voter signatures. Or they can be presented by the Legislature. All the issues this year were put forward by the Legislature, and three of them would affect that body directly.
One of those is the term limits amendment, which would let senators serve three consecutive four-year terms instead of the current limit of two terms. Sen. Tom Carlson of Holdrege, Neb. said it takes a while to learn to do the job effectively. “Early in your service in the Legislature – even if you’re elected, especially if you’re appointed – the executive branch has more power, the lobbyists have more influence, the political parties have more influence, and even our staff members in the Capitol -- they have experience on us. And so they have more influence,” Carlson said. “It takes a while to get more comfortable with issues and the whole process of legislation.http://www.netnebrask...­

” Four Constitutional Amendments On Ballot For Nebraskans
Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association's effort to preserve hunting and fishing for future generations has moved forward into Idaho and Nebraska. Right to Hunt and Fish Constitutional Amendments will be on the ballot in Idaho, Nebraska and Kentucky this November. The Kentucky Legislature passed an Amendment last year.
The NRA has led efforts to provide these truly meaningful constitutional protections for sportsmen across the country by preserving science-driven wildlife management and the North American Wildlife Conservation Model. The amendments offer specific defenses against efforts to incrementally destroy our hunting heritage by anti-hunting extremist organizations such as The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Nearly one-quarter of all states have adopted similar amendments.
"Hunting, fishing, and harvesting of wildlife are part of the American fabric," said Chris W. Cox, executive director for NRA's Institute for Legislative Action. "These constitutional amendments are a concerted effort by the NRA to help preserve America's rich hunting heritage that is increasingly under attack by well organized and well funded anti-hunting radicals. The stakes have never been higher. Voters in Idaho, Nebraska and Kentucky must go to the polls and vote to support our outdoor heritage."
In Idaho, House Joint Resolution 2a, the Right to Hunt and Fish Constitutional Amendment, passed with overwhelming support in the state Senate by a 31 to 3 vote and in the state House by a 63 to 4 vote. It will now be on the November ballot.
The Nebraska Legislature passed Legislative Resolution 40CA, the Right to Hunt and Fish Constitutional Amendment, by a 41 to 3 vote. This amendment will be on the ballot this November.
Last year, the Kentucky Legislature passed House Bill 1, the Right to Hunt and Fish Constitutional Amendment. This amendment will also be on the ballot in November.
Mississippi is currently considering House Concurrent Resolution 30, the Right to Hunt and Fish Constitutional Amendment. The NRA is working closely with legislators to pass this critical protection for Mississippi sportsmen this year. Right to Hunt and Fish Constitutional Amendments Will be on the Bal...­­­
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