Nebraska Revised Statute 13-203

Chapter 13


Terms, defined.

For purposes of the Community Development Assistance Act, unless the context otherwise requires:

(1) Business firm shall mean any business entity, including a corporation, a fiduciary, a sole proprietorship, a partnership, a limited liability company, a corporation having an election in effect under Chapter 1, subchapter S of the Internal Revenue Code, as defined in section 49-801.01, subject to the state income tax imposed by section 77-2715 or 77-2734.02, an insurance company paying premium or related retaliatory taxes in this state pursuant to section 44-150 or 77-908, or a financial institution paying the tax imposed pursuant to sections 77-3801 to 77-3807;

(2) Community services shall mean any type of the following in a community development area: (a) Employment training; (b) human services; (c) medical services; (d) physical facility and neighborhood development services; (e) recreational services or activities; (f) educational services; or (g) crime prevention activities, including, but not limited to, (i) the instruction of any individual in the community development area that enables him or her to acquire vocational skills, (ii) counseling and advice, (iii) emergency services, (iv) community, youth, day care, and senior citizen centers, (v) in-home services, (vi) home improvement services and programs, and (vii) any legal enterprise which aids in the prevention or reduction of crime;

(3) Department shall mean the Department of Economic Development;

(4) Director shall mean the Director of Economic Development;

(5) Community development area shall mean any village, city, county, unincorporated area of a county, or census tract which has been designated by the department as an area of chronic economic distress;

(6) Community assistance shall mean furnishing financial assistance, labor, material, or technical advice to aid in the physical improvement of any part or all of a community development area;

(7) Community betterment organization shall mean (a) any organization performing community services or offering community assistance in a community development area and to which contributions are tax deductible under the provisions of the Internal Revenue Service of the United States Department of the Treasury and (b) a county, city, or village performing community services or offering community assistance in a community development area; and

(8) Area of chronic economic distress shall mean an area of the state which meets any of the following conditions:

(a) An unemployment rate which exceeds the statewide average unemployment rate;

(b) A per capita income below the statewide average per capita income; or

(c) A population loss between the two most recent federal decennial censuses.


  • Laws 1984, LB 372, § 3;
  • Laws 1985, LB 344, § 1;
  • Laws 1986, LB 1114, § 1;
  • Laws 1987, LB 302, § 1;
  • Laws 1990, LB 1241, § 1;
  • Laws 1991, LB 284, § 1;
  • Laws 1993, LB 121, § 128;
  • Laws 1995, LB 574, § 15;
  • Laws 2001, LB 300, § 2;
  • Laws 2006, LB 1003, § 1.