26 May 2019 :
The Judiciary Committee advanced a bill (LB238) on an 8-0 vote that would require that two members of the Legislature witness any execution from the time the prisoner enters the execution chamber to the time he or she is pronounced dead or the execution is halted. During that time, no one would be allowed to obstruct the view of any of the witnesses to the execution process. During the execution of Carey Dean Moore last summer, the first administration of the death penalty in Nebraska in 20 years, witnesses were shielded from viewing 14 minutes of the process. Death penalty observers said it hindered transparency and true reporting of the effects of the drugs. With the end of the session looming, the bill advanced Thursday would not be debated until next year, but could be addressed early in the 2020 session. It has no priority designation at this time. It was introduced by Lincoln Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks.