18-2530. Referendum petition; request for special election; failure of municipal governing body to act; effect.

Whenever a referendum petition bearing signatures equal in number to at least twenty percent of the qualified voters of a municipal subdivision, which petition requests that a special election be called to submit the referendum measure to a vote of the people, has been filed with the city clerk and verified pursuant to section 18-2518, it shall be the duty of the municipal subdivision's governing body to reconsider the measure or portion of such measure which is the object of the referendum. If the governing body fails to repeal or amend the measure or portion thereof, in the manner proposed by the referendum, including an override of any veto, if necessary, the city clerk shall cause the measure to be submitted to a vote of the people at a special election called for such purpose within thirty days from the date the governing body received notification pursuant to section 18-2518. Subject to the provisions of section 18-2521, the date of such special election shall not be less than thirty nor more than sixty days from the date the governing body received notification pursuant to section 18-2518.

Source:Laws 1982, LB 807, § 30; Laws 1984, LB 1010, § 20; Laws 1994, LB 76, § 505.