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State legislators kill
'do nothing' forecast
The 1 972 session of Nebraska Unicameral got off to a rapid
start, ending speculation by many state senators that it would
be a "do nothing session."
A bill restricting state supported universities and colleges
from collecting student activities fees is up for public hearing
Monday in the Legislature's education committee.
The bill, LB 1271, was introduced by Senators Gerald
Stromer, Kearney, and Ellen Craft, North Platte.
Three other bills will be aired by the committee which
; meets at 2 p.m. at the State Capitol. Any individual wishing to
speak for or against any bill at a committee hearing is
permitted to do so.
After the first 10 working days, the 49 senators had
introduced 427 new bills to go along with the 123 remaining
from last year's first session of the 82nd Legislature.
This is the first year since Nebraska achieved statehood that
the legislature has met in regular session on an even-numbered
year, bince previous umimsnea ousiness can sun De
considered, this year's Unicameral is called the 82nd
Legislature, Second Session.
The 1972 session is limited by the state constitution to 60
working days unless 40 senators decide to extend the time
limit Last year's Legislature was also limited in time, but to
90 working days.
In an attempt to speed the session, senators set a limit of 10
new bills each senator could introduce. These bills must all
have been introduced before the end of the tenth legislative
day. Additional bills can be introduced through the various
Prior to Lt. Gov. Frank Marsh's calling of the session tc
order on Jan. 4, it was anticipated by many senators and
newsmen that little would be accomplished by the Legislature
this year since 25 legislative districts are up for election and
three state senators are running for U.S. Senate.
One senator said he expected his fellow colleagues to pass
an omnibus appropriations bill and "get the hell home.
"Every day we stay here longer than necessary, we are
going to spend a hell of a lot of money," Sen.Terry Carpenter
of Scottsbluff said.
Carpenter, a candidate for the Democratic nomination to
the U.S. Senate, admitted his decision to offer the
adjournment motion may be for a "political" purpose. "I play
politics 24 hours a day," the 71 -year-old lawmaker told his
Besides Carpenter, Senators Wayne Ziebarth, Wilcox, and
John DeCamp, Neligh, have all expressed plans to run for the
Democratic nomination and oppose U.S. Senator Carl Curtis
(Rep. in November's general election.
and their Co-Sponsors
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State senators did a complete turnabout
and voted to kill Sen. Terry Carpenter's LB
70 which would have in its original form
prohibited the use or student fees in
financing student newspapers on the Lincoln
and Omaha . campuses of the University of
LB 70 said in part: "The University Cash
Fund shall not bi used to pay the expenses
of editing, printing, or distribution of a
Legislators b ga i discussing Carpenter's
bill Jan. 11, spending much of the afternoon
on numerous amindments to it.
An extended debate over the quality and
need for a student fee supported newspaper
or either the Lincoln or Omaha campus of
the University of Nebraska followed.
"A newspaper ought to be a place where
controversies can be brought to light," Sen.
Ernest Chambers said.
Chambers, along with several other
senators, contended it was not the
Legislature's responsibility to regulate such
an issue, but rather the duty of the Board of
Sen. DeCamp moved the bill be
indefinitely postponed. This in effect would
have killed the bill.
Sen. Orval Keyes, Papillion, requested a
"Call of the House." When such a request is
made, the sergeant-at-arms must attempt to
bring all senators from the hallways,
committee hearings and offices to the
chambers to either vote or pass on the issue.
All but one senator was found, and the
vote was 21-27 against killing Carpenter's
bill. The bill was then advanced from
General File by a vote of 27-18.
On the morning of Jan. 13, DeCamp
offered a motion to return LB 70 to General
File for an amendment. The legislature
agreed to do so.
DeCamp then recommended the adoption
of the Appropriations Committee's
amendment appointing a professional adviser
for student publications.
On a vote of 25-15 the amendment
permitting the continued support of
newspapers through student fees and
appointing a a professional adviser was
Sen. Chambers then moved to kill the bill
again. This attempt was succsssful by a
east campus news ed.
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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 1972
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