Nebraska Revised Statute 15-404

Chapter 15 Section 404


Ordinances; enactment; amendment; reading.

All ordinances, resolutions or orders for the appropriation or payment of money shall require for passage or adoption the concurrence of a majority of the members elected to the council. Ordinances of a general or permanent nature shall be fully and distinctly read on three different days, unless the council shall dispense with this rule by a two-thirds vote of the members elected. No ordinance shall contain a subject which is not clearly expressed in its title. No ordinance or section thereof shall be revised or amended unless the new ordinance contains the entire ordinance or section as revised or amended, and the ordinance or section so amended shall be repealed.


  • Laws 1901, c. 16, § 73, p. 96;
  • R.S.1913, § 4513;
  • C.S.1922, § 3899;
  • C.S.1929, § 15-404;
  • R.S.1943, § 15-404.


  • When no vote was taken to dispense with further reading of ordinance after being amended, fact that it passed by more than two-thirds vote of members was substantial compliance. Miller v. City of Lincoln, 94 Neb. 577, 143 N.W. 921 (1913).