FROM: INDEPENDENT CATTLEMEN OF NEBRASKA, Box 241, Hyannis, NE
Media Contact: Terry Rothwell (308) 458-2758 firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 24, 2008
Legislature Advances LB632 to Second Round Debate
Hyannis, NE Hyannis
On Thursday, the Nebraska Unicameral advanced LB 632 to Select
File by a vote of 30 0. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Cap Dierks
of Ewing and introduced on behalf of the Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska
(ICON), would keep the State from mandating a Premise ID or Animal ID
program and also provide clarification of the process for those who
would wish to be withdrawn from the Premise ID database.
This is a great day for Nebraskas independent cattle producers
said Chris Abbott, president of ICON.
We have demonstrated that when important issues like this come
up, ICON has the network and the people in place to influence the outcome
in a positive fashion.
The bill will now move to the second round of debate, perhaps as early
as next week. If it is reaffirmed there, it will be sent on to the Governor
for his signature.
Louis Day of Valentine and ICON Regional Director had praise for the
Senators and the process. Advancing this bill by a unanimous vote
indicates the concern for individual rights and freedoms held by our
legislators. We want to thank them (the Senators) for their support,
and we look forward to completing the process in a timely fashion.