Insurance Amnedment Added to Motorcycle Helmet Debate

How do you feel about this story? If you had a choice, would you rather wear a helmet or carry at least $1 million of insurance coverage for injuries?

Lawmakers stopped short of a first-round vote Tuesday on whether to keep or repeal Nebraska's requirement that motorcyclists wear helmets. Approval of an amendment suggest a vote on the repeal measure will be close.

Almost annually for the past 20 years, lawmakers have failed to
repeal the helmet law. Sen. Charlie Janssen of Fremont introduced the repeal measure. He said after debate Tuesday that the vote was too close to call.

The amendment that was approved would require that motorcyclists have insurance for long-term care. A proposed amendment would require more insurance, at least $1 million, to cover injuries.

Almost annually for the past 20 years, lawmakers have failed to
repeal the helmet law. Sen. Charlie Janssen of Fremont introduced the repeal measure. He said after debate Tuesday that the vote was too close to call.

The amendment that was approved would require that motorcyclists have insurance for long-term care. A proposed amendment would require more insurance, at least $1 million, to cover injuries.

Reporter: The Associated Press
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