Any firm, other than a bona fide employee working solely for an architect, professional engineer, registered land surveyor, or landscape architect, who offers, agrees, or contracts to solicit or secure agency contracts for professional services for any other company or firm for or who is paid any fee, commission, percentage, gift, or any other consideration contingent upon, or resulting from, the award or the making of a contract for professional services shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a Class I misdemeanor.

Attorney's Note

Under the Nebraska Statutes, punishments for crimes depend on the classification. In the case of this section:
Class I misdemeanorup to 1 yearup to $1,000
For details, see Neb. Rev. Stat. § 28-106

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Terms Used In Nebraska Statutes 81-1717

  • Agency: shall mean each board, commission, bureau, council, department, officer, division, the University of Nebraska, the Nebraska state colleges, or other administrative office or unit of state government. See Nebraska Statutes 81-1705
  • Company: shall include any corporation, partnership, limited liability company, joint-stock company, joint venture, or association. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Firm: shall mean any individual, partnership, limited liability company, corporation, association, or other legal entity permitted by law to practice architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, or land surveying in the state. See Nebraska Statutes 81-1706
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Professional services: shall mean those services within the scope of the practice of architecture, professional engineering, landscape architecture, or registered land surveying as defined by the laws of the state, or those performed by any architect, professional engineer, landscape architect, or registered land surveyor in connection with his professional employment practice. See Nebraska Statutes 81-1704