Process for certified version of Nebraska Constitution approved

A bill that establishes a process for the development and publication of a certified version of the state constitution was given final approval April 7.

Under LB686, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Ernie Chambers, the secretary of state, attorney general and the Legislature will cooperate in publishing a certified version of the Nebraska Constitution. The document will be updated annually to incorporate any changes made by the Legislature or the courts.

The certified copy resulting from the process will serve as the official version of the Nebraska Constitution and may be cited as prima facie evidence of the law in all state courts. It also will be made available electronically on the Legislature’s website and to the public in print form upon request.

The bill passed 45-0.

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