(Neb)-Chambers Makes Prairie Dog Law Repeal His Priority Bill
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Omaha Senator Ernie Chambers isn't giving up on his battle to overturn Nebraska's prairie dog management law despite falling 4 votes short of advancing it early in the session. He's designated the repeal bill as his priority measure, increasing the odds it will get debated again.
Chambers is trying to undo a law that allows county officials to kill black-tailed prairie dogs on private property if a neighbor complains.
He says the law doesn't provide adequate due-process rights to landowners who don't mind the animals on their property because it lets county officials venture onto land without a warrant or proper owner notification.
Sheridan County is the only one to have adopted the prairie dog bill and set up the committee needed to implement its provisions.
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