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Sen. Ben Hansen, B.

Sen. Ben Hansen, B.

District 16

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Welcome

January 9th, 2019

Thank you for visiting my website. It is an honor to represent the people of the 16th legislative district in the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature.

You’ll find my contact information on the right side of this page, as well as a list of the bills I’ve introduced this session and the committees on which I serve. Please feel free to contact me and my staff about proposed legislation or any other issues you would like to address.

Sincerely,
Sen. Ben Hansen

For Immediate Release
January 17, 2019
Contact: Jacob Campbell
jcampbell@leg.ne.gov
(402)-471-2728

Senator Ben Hansen Statement on Helmet Law

Lincoln – Senator Ben Hansen released the following statement after introducing LB378 to allow operation of motorcycles without helmets.

“This isn’t a Democrat or Republican issue that should be decided by politicians in Lincoln. This is a freedom issue,” said Senator Hansen.  “Motorcycle riders are smart, competent people.  I would much rather leave the decision to wear a helmet to them, especially when that decision doesn’t affect the lives of anyone else on the road.  As a physician, I understand the risks, but I also believe that people have the freedom to make their own decisions without government telling them what to do.”

The change would apply to persons over the age of 21 and would still require some form of eye protection.

 

Cosponsors of the bill include Senators Albrecht, Brewer, Clements, Dorn, Erdman, Friesen, Gragert, Groene, Halloran, Lowe, Murman, Slama, and Wishart.

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Sen. Ben Hansen, B.

District 16
Room #11th Floor
P.O. Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-2728
Email: bhansen@leg.ne.gov
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