Gov. Ricketts signs fireworks, natural hair bills into Nebraska law
Only one of them made the governor’s Facebook page, squeezed in between multiple posts on beef passports.
On Wednesday, the governor State Sen. Julie Slama’s bill, LB152, aligning the state definition of “consumer fireworks” with the definition in federal law; and letting Nebraskans own fireworks that are much more powerful than those currently allowed under state law. Slama shared the post on her own Facebook page, noting “It’s official!”
Also on Wednesday, Ricketts quietly signed LB451 on natural hair styles into law earlier this week. State Sen. Terrell McKinney’s bill was a second run for the issue after the governor vetoed a similar bill from State Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh last year. Cavanaugh said then that Ricketts chose to veto the bill because it did not make any exemptions for the health and safety of the workplace.
McKinney posted an image from local nonprofit I Be Black Girl in celebration.
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