Nebraska senators weighing options in cybersex scandal

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- As Nebraska lawmakers prepare for meetings this week and later in the month, members still haven't decided whether to further punish a senator who acknowledged having cybersex on a state computer.

Sen. Bill Kintner of Papillion could face impeachment, expulsion or a formal censure for misuse of state property. If they take action, some lawmakers say censure is the most likely choice.

The married, conservative state senator was fined $1,000 in August by an independent state ethics panel, but his fellow lawmakers haven't been able to agree on how or if they should punish him.

The Legislature's Executive Board will meet Thursday and could recommend disciplining Kintner at a Legislative Council meeting on Nov. 17-18. The board could also recommend that lawmakers wait to act until next year's regular session.