Nebraska Revised Statute 23-1213

Chapter 23 Section 1213

23-1213.

Nebraska County Attorney Standards Advisory Council; created; members; qualifications; appointment; terms; vacancy.

(1)(a) There is hereby created the Nebraska County Attorney Standards Advisory Council which, except as provided in subdivision (b) of this subsection, shall consist of seven members, four of whom shall be either a county attorney or deputy county attorney, one member being a professor of law or professor of forensic science, and two members being county commissioners or supervisors. The members of such council shall be appointed by the Governor. Of the county attorneys or deputy county attorneys appointed to such council, one shall be from Douglas County, one shall be from Lancaster County, and the remaining two shall be appointed from the remainder of the state. Members of the council shall serve a term of four years, except that of the members first appointed one member shall serve a term of one year, two members shall serve a term of two years, two members shall serve a term of three years, and two members shall each serve a term of four years.

(b) On and after August 30, 2009, the council shall consist of eleven members with the addition of the following four new members: (i) Two members who shall be either county attorneys or deputy county attorneys from counties other than Douglas County or Lancaster County; (ii) one member who is a county sheriff or a chief of police; and (iii) one member who is a certified forensic pathologist. The new members shall serve terms of four years, except that of the new members first appointed two members shall serve terms of two years and two members shall serve terms of three years.

(2) A member may be reappointed at the expiration of his or her term. Any vacancy occurring other than by expiration of a term shall be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term in the same manner as the original appointment. The council shall select one of its members as chairperson. The Governor shall make the appointments under this section within ninety days of July 19, 1980.

(3) Members of the council shall have such membership terminated if they cease to hold the office of county attorney, deputy county attorney, county commissioner or supervisor, or county sheriff or chief of police. A member of the council may be removed from the council for good cause upon written notice and upon an opportunity to be heard before the Governor. After the hearing, the Governor shall file in the office of the Secretary of State a complete statement of the charges and the findings and disposition together with a complete record of the proceedings.

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