Nebraska state Senator Ernie Chambers is renewing his push to abolish the death penalty after his last successful attempt was overturned by voters in 2016.
The longtime Omaha senator introduced a repeal bill Thursday on the Nebraska legislative session’s second day.
Nebraska executed its first inmate since 1997 last year, using a never-before-tried combination of drugs.
Prison officials refused to identify their supplier, prompting lawsuits that accused them of violating Nebraska’s public-records laws.
Chambers has fought for decades to abolish capital punishment.