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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Nov. 21, 1986)
Friday, November 2&, 1986
DeCamp takes Mb last standi
Senators nix Chambers' proposed Farmstead amendment
LEGISLATURE from Page 1
gutted. The Legislature wouldn't resist
the lobbyists, he said.
"When you have a lame-duck senator
who can still wield that kind of power,"
he said, "it means there's people carry
ing the water who will be here even
after the lame-duck is gone . . . those
lenders ought to give Senator DeCamp
a job after he's gone because of the
work he's done for them." DeCamp was
defeated Nov. 4 in his bid for a fifth
term in the Legislature.
In response, DeCamp chided Cham
bers for assuming senators can't think
for themselves. He admonished sena
tors to avoid falling into the trap of
seeing every agriculture or finance bill
as a war between "the little guy" and
the "evil lenders."
"Gentlemen, this is not a war, and if
you continue to see it that way, you'll
destroy what's left of the economy of
this state," he said.
Unless normal business principles
are allowed to prevail, DeCamp said,
farmers will be unable to get credit. He
said his amendment allows farmers to
operate under the system set up by the
Farmstead Act "which I don't believe
would work" or waive homestead
projection and be more certain of get
Sutton Sen. Rod Johnson, sponsor of
LB3 and the original Farmstead Act,
called DeCamp's amendment "a bless
ing in disguise" because it removes any
remaining barriers to agricultural credit.
But Lincoln Sen. David Landis, speak
ing in support of Chambers, said those
who believe greater access to credit is
guaranteed by the amendment "are
working in John DeCamp blue sky."
Finally, Chambers said, DeCamp's
amendment should be repealed because
it takes away the farmer's assurance
that he'll still have a home if he is
"The small farmer, the medium
sized farmer is through," he said. "We
ought to be talking about a transition
period to get them through the time
until Old Man and Woman Poverty
comes knocking at their door."
But Chambers' motion to return LB3
to the second stage of consideration
failed, 34-11, with eight of the votes
coming from Omaha and Lincoln sena
tors. After Omaha Sen. Peter Hoagland
withdrew a second motion to return
LB3 to the second round, the bill
passed on a 39-10 vote.
After the Legislature had adjourned,
Johnson said he was relieved at the
bill's passage because "I was fearful
that Senator DeCamp would be suc
cessful in his repeal motion." DeCamp
moved Tuesday to repeal the original
Farmstead Act, but offered his com
promise amendment after senators
rejected his repeal attempt.
Unless unexpected problems arise,
Johnson said, he doubts senators will
return to this issue for some time.
Other proposals aimed at easing farmers'
burdens will likely be debated in the
next Legislature, he said.
Before the final debate on LB3, sena
tors voted 48-0 to pass LB1, which sets
up a central filing system for liens on
farm products. LB2, which pays for the
central filing system and special ses
sion costs, also received 48-0 approval.
Feature uncertain for DeCamp
DECAMP from Page 1
he said, started "a process of educa
tion" that he tried to encourage
during his career.
"If you never dare," he told his
fellow senators, "you're never going
to get anything done. And those who
never dared, never did." Although
he made some enemies, he said, "at
least I dared constantly to face up
to the issues."
DeCamp's final battle on the
legislative floor ended in defeat. He
urged senators to defeat UNL eco
nomics professor Greg Hayden's
nomination to the Nebraska In
vestment Council, but lost on a 25
11 vote. Omaha Sen. Vard Johnson,
speaking against DeCamp's motion,
charged DeCamp's opposition to
Hayden was based on Hayden's
association with the Kerrey admin
istration and the campaign of
defeated Democratic gubernatorial
candidate Helen Boosalis.
Despite DeCamp's defeat, Sutton
Sen. Rod Johnson predicated the
colorful legislative style he learned
from Carpenter will live on.
"I'm sure some brash young legis
lator will come along," he said.
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