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Sen. Davis supports manure bill despite relevance in W. Neb.

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Nebraska lawmakers are looking to hold truckers hauling cattle on Nebraska roadways more accountable.
 
State Senators gave first round approval this morning to a bill that would increase the fines for any manure spills that occur in Metro Omaha. Bill introducer Heath Mello says that he has seen dozens of documented spills in his district.

He says that the cost of a truck wash is cheaper than the fine, which will hopefully encourage them to be more diligent.

Panhandle Senator Al Davis says he doesn't see this issue in western Nebraska, but still supports the bill.
 
"This is really not a common occurrence across the state," explains Davis, of Hyannis. "And if it is happening in Omaha and there are a few chronic offenders; raising the fines may be an appropriate solution to it and it may solve the problem.
 
If the bill passes, the fine would increase from $100 to a minimum of $250.

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