LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) —
Lawmakers have moved to repeal a state campaign finance law after the
Nebraska Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional last year.
Lawmakers voted 27-0 on Thursday to advance the repeal measure through the first of three readings.
Nebraska Supreme Court ruled in August that Nebraska's Campaign Finance
Limitation Act was unconstitutional. The law was enacted in 1992 in an
effort to create a level financial playing field in political campaigns.
Avery strongly supported the campaign finance law, but introduced the measure because the law had to be taken off the books.
bill would also allow the state to buy computer software and equipment
so campaigns can file their financial reports electronically with the
state Accountability and Disclosure Commission.