Nebraska Revised Statute 32-565

Chapter 32 Section 565

32-565.

United States Senator; vacancy; how filled.

(1) When a vacancy occurs in the representation of the State of Nebraska in the Senate of the United States, the office shall be filled by the Governor. The Governor shall appoint a suitable person possessing the qualifications necessary for senator to fill such vacancy.

(2)(a) If the vacancy occurs sixty days or less prior to a statewide general election and if the term vacated expires on the following January 3, the appointee shall serve until the following January 3.

(b) If the vacancy occurs sixty days or less prior to a statewide general election and if the term extends beyond the following January 3, the appointee shall serve until January 3 following the second statewide general election next succeeding his or her appointment and at such election a senator shall be elected to serve the unexpired term if any.

(3) If the vacancy occurs more than sixty days prior to a statewide general election, the appointee shall serve until January 3 following the statewide general election and at such election a senator shall be elected to serve the unexpired term if any.

Source

  • Laws 1994, LB 76, § 161;
  • Laws 1997, LB 764, § 52.