I will take a stand and work hard for the issues that are important to all of us. I will fight for our children, our seniors, our jobs, our economy, our parks, our equity issues, our health, our schools and our safety–for all Nebraskans!Patty Pansing Brooks
Nebraska State Senator
In case you missed it, the Omaha World Herald ran a great piece on the introduction of LB 289 regarding Human Trafficking. The current penalties are nothing more than a slap on the wrist for such a despicable crime, and it is imperative that we send the message to traffickers & purchasers that this criminal activity will not be accepted in Nebraska anymore.
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Randy BretzGood story Patty, as was this report by Mike Tobias of NET on the trafficing issue. netnebraska.org/article/news/1057466/convicted-trafficker-talks-about-how-he-recruited-women-and-...21 hours ago · 1
In honor of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, I introduced legislation (LB 289) aimed at significantly increasing the penalties for human trafficking in Nebraska.
The traffickers and purchasers who prey upon and enslave vulnerable individuals and children should be on notice. Nebraska will no longer tolerate their heinous conduct.
This bill was the result of a collaboration between Attorney General Doug Peterson, members of the Nebraska Human Trafficking Task Force, and The Women's Fund of Greater Omaha.
My full press release regarding the legislation can be found below:
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5 days ago
Tim BroxThis is the kind of staunchly pro-life legislation we can all agree upon! Thank you for your work on this issue, Senator.4 days ago · 3
Judith H JohnsonThank you so much. Many Nebraskans don't realize how much we need firmer laws.5 days ago · 5
Suzanne Young"The traffickers and purchasers who prey upon and enslave vulnerable individuals and children should be on notice. Nebraska will no longer tolerate their heinous conduct." You make us proud, Patty! Thank you for what you are doing!3 days ago · 1
Ruby ThelanderIt is about time we really do something. How about enforcing the laws already on the books?4 days ago · 2
Holly MurdochThank you for working on this. Also to the people working on it behind the scenes.4 days ago · 1
Senator Bolz, Senator Howard, and I each introduced legislation as members of the Nebraska Children's Commision today.
My bill, LB 158, will ensure juveniles all across our state will have legal representation if facing charges in juvenile court.
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7 days ago
Vincent LitwinowiczWith regard to all of "you"...Thanks for watching out for our children, the delayed gratification of our future… Sometimes people forget what is really important to society and civilization, to plant the right seeds and grab the right fertilizer for the situation. Good luck…7 days ago · 2