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Nebraska could OK breaking into a car to save a child

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Posted at 11:24 AM, Mar 05, 2020

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a bill to shield people from prosecution if they break into a locked car to save a child's life.

The measure won first-round approval Wednesday on a 38-0 vote in response to cases where children have died because their parents unintentionally left them in a hot car.

The measure by Sen. Bruce Bostelman, of Brainard, would extend criminal and civil immunity to anyone who saves a child from a locked vehicle.