Nebraska Political Accountability and Disclosure Act
Uniform Unsworn Foreign Declarations Act
§ 49-101 Common law; applicability
§ 49-201 Constitutional amendments; proposal by Legislature; resolution
§ 49-202 Amendments proposed by Legislature; publication
§ 49-202.01 Amendments proposed by Legislature; explanatory statement; requirements
§ 49-203 Amendments proposed by Legislature; manner of submission
§ 49-204 Amendments proposed by Legislature; election; returns; canvass
§ 49-205 Amendments proposed by Legislature; election; vote required for adoption; proclamation by Governor
§ 49-206 Amendments; how enrolled and numbered; duties of Secretary of State
§ 49-207 Amendments; more than one submitted; order of submission; form of ballot; duty of Secretary of State
§ 49-208 Amendments; official and sample ballots; printing
§ 49-209 Amendments; form of ballots; when transmitted
§ 49-210 Amendments; election; duties of county clerk or election commissioner
§ 49-211 Failure of election officers to make returns; penalty
§ 49-212 Constitutional convention; special election; delegates; number
§ 49-213 Constitutional convention; proclamation; notice; how conducted; returns
§ 49-214 Constitutional convention; candidates nominated by petition
§ 49-215 Constitutional convention; candidates; petition; contents
§ 49-216 Constitutional convention; petition; oath of signers
§ 49-217 Constitutional convention; candidates; petition; statements as to candidates
§ 49-218 Constitutional convention; candidates; petition; form
§ 49-219 Constitutional convention; candidates; petitions; time of filing
§ 49-220 Constitutional convention; candidates; nonpartisan primary; held, when
§ 49-221 Constitutional convention; primary election; proclamation; notice; returns
§ 49-222 Constitutional convention; delegates; assemble; time; place
§ 49-223 Constitutional convention; delegates; vacancy; how filled
§ 49-224 Constitutional convention; delegates; incumbent of public office not disqualified
§ 49-225 Constitutional convention; rules and regulations; adopt
§ 49-226 Constitutional convention; proceedings; debate; record
§ 49-227 Constitutional convention; submission of proposals; time; form; manner
§ 49-228 Constitutional convention; elections; Election Act applicable
§ 49-229 Constitutional convention; delegates; election; ballots; printing; distribution
§ 49-230 Constitutional convention; delegates; compensation
§ 49-231 Constitutional convention; information; duty of state, county, and political subdivision officer to furnish; penalty
§ 49-232 Constitutional convention; preliminary survey committee; appointment; duties
§ 49-233 Constitutional convention; preliminary survey committee; expenses
§ 49-234 Constitutional convention; delegates; preliminary survey committee; compensation; expenses; payment
§ 49-235 Amendments proposed by the Legislature; special election; vote of members; date held
§ 49-236 Amendments proposed by the Legislature; failure to receive required vote of members for special election; placed on final reading
§ 49-237 Amendments proposed by the Legislature; special election; expenses; appropriate funds
§ 49-238 Amendments proposed by the Legislature; special election; how conducted
§ 49-301 Repeal of statutes; pending actions not affected
§ 49-302 Repeal of law repealing former law; effect
§ 49-303 Repeal of statutes; deferred operative date; effect
§ 49-501 Session laws and journals; distribution by Secretary of State
§ 49-501.01 Session laws and journal; Clerk of the Legislature; compile; contents
§ 49-502 Session laws and journals; distribution by county clerk to judges, county officers, and county law library
§ 49-503 Requisition by county clerk
§ 49-504 Copies in possession of county officers; delivery to successors
§ 49-505 Distribution to public libraries
§ 49-506 Distribution by Secretary of State
§ 49-507 Distribution by State Librarian
§ 49-508 Distribution to new members of Legislature
§ 49-509 Session laws and journals; sale; price; proceeds; disposal
§ 49-509.01 Session laws; journals; sale
§ 49-617 Printing of statutes; distribution of copies
§ 49-701 Revisor of Statutes; office created
§ 49-702 Revisor of Statutes; duties
§ 49-704 Revisor of Statutes; printing contracts; approval; number of volumes
§ 49-705 Revisor of Statutes; supplements and reissued or replacement volumes; powers; clauses to be omitted; changes to be made, how shown
§ 49-707 Copyright; distribution;price; disposition of proceeds; receipts
§ 49-708 Nebraska Statutes Cash Fund; NebraskaStatutes Distribution Cash Fund; created; use; investment
§ 49-765 Revisor of Statutes; reissuance of volumes; duties
§ 49-767 Supplements and reissued volumes; certification; deposit of official copy; official version of statutes; use in courts
§ 49-769 Section of statutes; not correlated; reconcilable; Revisor of Statutes; duties
§ 49-770 Section of statutes; not correlated;not reconcilable; Revisor of Statutes; duties
§ 49-771 Revisor of Statutes; obsolete sections; compilation; duties
§ 49-801 Statutes; terms, defined
§ 49-801.01 Internal Revenue Code; reference
§ 49-802 Statutes; general rules of construction
§ 49-804 Appropriations; validity; requirements
§ 49-805 Appropriations; failure to meet criteria; effect
§ 49-805.01 Appropriations from state treasury; specific sums
§ 49-806 Statutes; list of section numbers; rules of construction
§ 49-807 Power of attorney; powers relatingto rights of survivorship and beneficiary designations
§ 49-901 Commission on Uniform State Laws; creation; members; terms
§ 49-901.01 Revisor of Statutes; membership
§ 49-902 Members; vacancy in office; filled by Governor
§ 49-903 Members; meetings; officers, terms of office
§ 49-904 Members; duties
§ 49-905 Members; expenses; support of conference; appropriation by Legislature
§ 49-1201 Presumption of mailing
§ 49-1202 Registered, certified mail; record authenticated; evidence of mailing
§ 49-1203 Saturday, Sunday, nonjudicial day, legal holiday; next business day; performance; effect
§ 49-1301 Standard time for Nebraska
§ 49-1302 Daylight time; when
§ 49-1701 Constitution of Nebraska; Revisor of Statutes; duties; Secretary of State; review; Clerk of the Legislature; duties

Terms Used In Nebraska Statutes > Chapter 49

  • Acquire when used in connection with a grant of power or property right to any person shall: include the purchase, grant, gift, devise, bequest, and obtaining by eminent domain. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Action: shall include any proceeding in any court of this state. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Action shall: include any proceeding in any court of this state. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Administrative action: shall mean any decision on, or proposal, consideration, enactment, or defeat of any rule, regulation, or other official policy action or nonaction by any executive agency, or any policy matter which is within the official jurisdiction of an executive agency. See Nebraska Statutes 49-1404
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attorney: shall mean attorney at law. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Autocycle: means any motor vehicle (1) having a seat that does not require the operator to straddle or sit astride it, (2) designed to travel on three wheels in contact with the ground, (3) having antilock brakes, (4) designed to be controlled with a steering wheel and pedals, and (5) in which the operator and passenger ride either side by side or in tandem in a seating area that is equipped with a manufacturer-installed three-point safety belt system for each occupant and that has a seating area that either (a) is completely enclosed and is equipped with manufacturer-installed airbags and a manufacturer-installed roll cage or (b) is not completely enclosed and is equipped with a manufacturer-installed rollover protection system. See Nebraska Statutes 60-463.02
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Ballot question: shall mean any question which is submitted or which is intended to be submitted to a popular vote at an election, including, but not limited to, a question submitted or intended to be submitted by way of initiative, referendum, recall, or judicial retention, whether or not it qualifies for the ballot. See Nebraska Statutes 49-1405
  • Ballot question committee: shall mean any committee acting in support of, or in opposition to, the qualification, passage, or defeat of a ballot question but which does not receive contributions or make expenditures or contributions for the purpose of influencing or attempting to influence the action of the voters for or against the nomination or election of a candidate. See Nebraska Statutes 49-1406
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Board: shall mean the Corn Development, Utilization, and Marketing Board. See Nebraska Statutes 2-3604
  • Business: shall mean any corporation, partnership, limited liability company, sole proprietorship, firm, enterprise, franchise, association, organization, self-employed individual, holding company, joint-stock company, receivership, trust, activity, or entity. See Nebraska Statutes 49-1407
  • Candidate: shall mean an individual: (a) Who files, or on behalf of whom is filed, a fee, affidavit, nomination papers, or nominating petition for an elective office. See Nebraska Statutes 49-1409
  • Candidate committee: shall mean the committee designated in a candidate's filed statement of organization as that individual's candidate committee. See Nebraska Statutes 49-1410
  • Candidate shall not: include any individual who is a candidate within the meaning of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, 2 U. See Nebraska Statutes 49-1409
  • Caucus: From the Algonquian Indian language, a caucus meant "to meet together." An informal organization of members of the legislature that exists to discuss issues of mutual concern and possibly to perform legislative research and policy planning for its members. There are regional, political or ideological, ethnic, and economic-based caucuses.
  • Closing date: shall mean the date through which a campaign statement is required to be complete. See Nebraska Statutes 49-1411
  • Commercial motor vehicle: means a motor vehicle or combination of motor vehicles used in commerce to transport passengers or property if the motor vehicle:

    (a) Has a gross combination weight rating or gross combination weight of eleven thousand seven hundred ninety-four kilograms or more (twenty-six thousand one pounds or more) inclusive of a towed unit with a gross vehicle weight rating or gross vehicle weight of more than four thousand five hundred thirty-six kilograms (ten thousand pounds). See Nebraska Statutes 60-465

  • Commission: shall mean the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission created by section 49-14,105 . See Nebraska Statutes 49-1412
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Company shall: include any corporation, partnership, limited liability company, joint-stock company, joint venture, or association. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Compensation: shall mean anything of monetary value received or to be received from a person, whether in the form of a fee, salary, forbearance, forgiveness, or any other form of recompense. See Nebraska Statutes 49-1414
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the Department of Motor Vehicles. See Nebraska Statutes 60-465.01
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Descendent: One who is directly descended from another such as a child, grandchild, or great grandchild.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Director: shall mean the Director of Motor Vehicles. See Nebraska Statutes 60-466
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Domestic: when applied to corporations shall mean all those created by authority of this state. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Domestic when applied to corporations: shall mean all those created by authority of this state. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Drive: shall mean to operate or be in the actual physical control of a motor vehicle. See Nebraska Statutes 60-468
  • Election: shall mean a primary, general, special, or other election held in this state or a convention or caucus of a political party held in this state to nominate a candidate. See Nebraska Statutes 49-1416
  • Elective office: shall mean a public office filled by an election, except for federal offices. See Nebraska Statutes 49-1417
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Executive agency: shall mean a board, commission, agency, or other body in the executive branch of the state government. See Nebraska Statutes 49-1418
  • Expenditure: shall mean a payment, donation, loan, pledge, or promise of payment of money or anything of ascertainable monetary value for goods, materials, services, or facilities in assistance of, or in opposition to, the nomination or election of a candidate or the qualification, passage, or defeat of a ballot question. See Nebraska Statutes 49-1419
  • Expenditure shall: include a contribution or a transfer of anything of ascertainable monetary value for purposes of influencing the nomination or election of any candidate or the qualification, passage, or defeat of a ballot question. See Nebraska Statutes 49-1419
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Federal shall: refer to the United States. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Financial transaction: shall mean a loan, purchase, sale, or other type of transfer or exchange of money, goods, other property, or services for value. See Nebraska Statutes 49-1421
  • Forbearance: A means of handling a delinquent loan. A
  • Foreign: when applied to corporations shall include all those created by authority other than that of this state. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Foreign when applied to corporations shall: include all those created by authority other than that of this state. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Fundraising event: shall mean an event such as a dinner, reception, testimonial, rally, auction, bingo, or similar affair through which contributions are solicited or received by such means as purchase of a ticket, payment of an attendance fee, donations or chances for prizes, or through purchase of goods or services. See Nebraska Statutes 49-1422
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Gift: shall mean a payment, subscription, advance, forbearance, rendering, or deposit of money, services, or anything of value, unless consideration of equal or greater value is given therefor. See Nebraska Statutes 49-1423
  • Government body: shall mean an authority, department, commission, committee, council, board, bureau, division, office, legislative body, or other agency in the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of state government or of one or more political subdivisions thereof or a school district, state college, state university, or other state-supported institution of higher education. See Nebraska Statutes 49-1424
  • Grantee shall: include every person to whom any estate or interest passes in or by any conveyance. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Grantor shall: include every person from or by whom any estate or interest passes in or by any conveyance. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Highway: shall mean the entire width between the boundary limits of any street, road, avenue, boulevard, or way which is publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of motor vehicle travel. See Nebraska Statutes 60-470
  • Immediate family: shall mean a child residing in an individual's household, a spouse of an individual, or an individual claimed by that individual or that individual's spouse as a dependent for federal income tax purposes. See Nebraska Statutes 49-1425
  • In which the individual: is a partner, limited liability company member, director, or officer. See Nebraska Statutes 49-1408
  • In-kind contribution or expenditure: shall mean a contribution as defined in section 49-1415 or expenditure as defined in subsections (1), (2), and (3) of section 49-1419 , other than money. See Nebraska Statutes 49-1430
  • Income: shall mean any money or thing of value received, or to be received as a claim on future services, whether in the form of a fee, salary, expense, allowance, forbearance, forgiveness, interest, dividend, royalty, rent, capital gain, or any other form of recompense then constituting income under the Internal Revenue Code. See Nebraska Statutes 49-1426
  • Independent committee: shall mean a committee other than a candidate, ballot question, or political party committee. See Nebraska Statutes 49-1427
  • Independent expenditure: shall mean an expenditure as defined in section 49-1419 by a person if the expenditure is not made at the direction of, under the control of, or with the cooperation of another person and if the expenditure is not a contribution to a committee. See Nebraska Statutes 49-1428
  • Influencing: shall mean promoting, supporting, affecting, modifying, opposing, or delaying by any means, including the providing of or use of information, statistics, studies, or analyses. See Nebraska Statutes 49-1429
  • Inhabitant: shall be construed to mean a resident in the particular locality in reference to which that word is used. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Irrevocable trust: A trust arrangement that cannot be revoked, rescinded, or repealed by the grantor.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Land or real estate shall: include lands, tenements, and hereditaments and all rights thereto and interest therein other than a chattel interest. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Legislative action: shall mean introduction, sponsorship, support, opposition, consideration, debate, voting, passage, defeat, approval, veto, delay, or an official action by an official in the executive branch or an official in the legislative branch on a bill, resolution, amendment, nomination, appointment, report, or any matter pending or proposed in a committee or the Legislature. See Nebraska Statutes 49-1431
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Loan: shall mean a transfer of money, property, or anything of ascertainable monetary value in exchange for an obligation, conditional or not, to repay in whole or part. See Nebraska Statutes 49-1432
  • Lobbying: shall mean the practice of promoting or opposing for another person, as defined in section 49-1438 , the introduction or enactment of legislation or resolutions before the Legislature or the committees or the members thereof, and shall also include the practice of promoting or opposing executive approval of legislation or resolutions. See Nebraska Statutes 49-1433
  • Lobbyist: means a person who is authorized to lobby on behalf of a principal and includes an officer, agent, attorney, or employee of the principal whose regular duties include lobbying. See Nebraska Statutes 49-1434
  • Lobbyist means a person who is authorized to lobby on behalf of a principal and: includes an officer, agent, attorney, or employee of the principal whose regular duties include lobbying. See Nebraska Statutes 49-1434
  • Magistrate: shall include judge of the county court and clerk magistrate. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Magistrate shall: include judge of the county court and clerk magistrate. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Major out-of-state contributor: means a corporation, union, industry association, trade association, or professional association which is not organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska and which makes contributions or expenditures totaling more than ten thousand dollars in any calendar year in connection with one or more elections. See Nebraska Statutes 49-1433.01
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Month: shall mean calendar month. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • Motor vehicle: means all vehicles propelled by any power other than muscular power. See Nebraska Statutes 60-471
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Nonministerial: shall mean an action other than an action which a person performs in a prescribed manner under prescribed circumstances in obedience to the mandate of legal authority, without the exercise of personal judgment regarding whether to take the action. See Nebraska Statutes 49-1435
  • Nonresident: shall mean every person who is not a resident of this state. See Nebraska Statutes 60-472
  • Oath shall: include affirmation in all cases in which an affirmation may be substituted for an oath. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Official in the executive branch: shall mean an official holding a state executive office as provided in Article IV, Constitution of Nebraska, including Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Auditor of Public Accounts, State Treasurer, Attorney General, Tax Commissioner, the heads of such other executive departments as set forth in the Constitution or as may be established by law, a deputy thereto, or a member of any state board or commission. See Nebraska Statutes 49-1436
  • Official in the legislative branch: shall mean a member or member-elect of the Legislature, a member of an official body established by and responsible to the Legislature, or employee thereof other than an individual employed by the state in a clerical or nonpolicymaking capacity. See Nebraska Statutes 49-1437
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Peace officer: shall include sheriffs, coroners, jailers, marshals, police officers, state highway patrol officers, members of the National Guard on active service by direction of the Governor during periods of emergency, and all other persons with similar authority to make arrests. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Peace officer shall: include sheriffs, coroners, jailers, marshals, police officers, state highway patrol officers, members of the National Guard on active service by direction of the Governor during periods of emergency, and all other persons with similar authority to make arrests. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Person: shall include bodies politic and corporate, societies, communities, the public generally, individuals, partnerships, limited liability companies, joint-stock companies, and associations. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Person: shall mean every natural person, firm, partnership, limited liability company, association, or corporation. See Nebraska Statutes 60-476
  • Person: shall mean a business, individual, proprietorship, firm, partnership, limited liability company, joint venture, syndicate, business trust, labor organization, company, corporation, association, committee, or other organization or group of persons acting jointly. See Nebraska Statutes 49-1438
  • Person shall: include bodies politic and corporate, societies, communities, the public generally, individuals, partnerships, limited liability companies, joint-stock companies, and associations. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Personal estate shall: include money, goods, chattels, claims, and evidences of debt. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Political merchandise: shall mean goods such as bumper stickers, pins, hats, beverages, literature, or other items sold by a person at a fundraiser or to the general public for publicity or for the purpose of raising funds to be used in supporting or opposing a candidate for nomination for or election to an elective office or in supporting or opposing the qualification, passage, or defeat of a ballot question. See Nebraska Statutes 49-1439
  • Political party: shall mean a political party which has a right under law to have the names of its candidates listed on the ballot in a general election. See Nebraska Statutes 49-1440
  • Political party committee: shall mean a state central, district, or county committee of a political party which is a committee. See Nebraska Statutes 49-1441
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Principal: means a person who authorizes a lobbyist to lobby in behalf of that principal. See Nebraska Statutes 49-1434
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Process: shall mean a summons, subpoena, or notice to appear issued out of a court in the course of judicial proceedings. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Public employee: shall mean an employee of the state or a political subdivision thereof. See Nebraska Statutes 49-1442
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Public official: shall mean an official in the executive branch, an official in the legislative branch, or an elected or appointed official in the judicial branch of the state government or a political subdivision thereof. See Nebraska Statutes 49-1443
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Relative: shall mean any person related to another by blood or marriage to the third degree of consanguinity, including a foster parent, foster child, stepparent, stepchild, and adopted children and their adoptive parents. See Nebraska Statutes 49-1443.01
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • State when applied to different states of the United States shall be construed to extend to and: include the District of Columbia and the several territories organized by Congress. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Sworn: shall include affirmed in all cases in which an affirmation may be substituted for an oath. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Sworn shall: include affirmed in all cases in which an affirmation may be substituted for an oath. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • United States shall: include territories, outlying possessions, and the District of Columbia. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Vehicle: shall mean every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway except devices moved solely by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks. See Nebraska Statutes 60-478
  • Veto: The procedure established under the Constitution by which the President/Governor refuses to approve a bill or joint resolution and thus prevents its enactment into law. A regular veto occurs when the President/Governor returns the legislation to the house in which it originated. The President/Governor usually returns a vetoed bill with a message indicating his reasons for rejecting the measure. In Congress, the veto can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House.
  • Violate shall: include failure to comply with. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • Year: shall mean calendar year. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801