LINCOLN, Neb. — People who are sexually assaulted could a personal advocate to help them through the aftermath under a bill advanced by Nebraska lawmakers.
Lawmakers gave the measure first-round approval Tuesday on a 41-0 vote. It would create a sexual assault survivor's bill of rights, giving survivors the right to have an advocate of their choosing present during medical exams and legal depositions.
Survivors could also be interviewed by a law enforcement officer of the gender they choose.