14-811. Franchises; grant; modification; procedure; notice; election.

Any ordinance or resolution granting, extending, changing, or modifying the terms and conditions of a franchise in a city of the metropolitan class shall not be passed until at least four weeks have elapsed after its introduction or proposal, and not until such resolution or ordinance has been published daily for at least two weeks in the official newspaper of the city. Such ordinance or resolution shall not become effective or binding until submitted to the electors and approved by a majority vote of such electors. Submission to the electors shall be made as provided in section 14-202. A new franchise shall not hereafter be granted or any modification or extension of any existing franchise made unless an annuity or royalty be provided and reserved to the city to be based either upon a fixed reasonable amount per year or a fixed percentage of the earnings under the operation of the franchise so granted, and not then until such franchise has been submitted to a vote and approved by the electors at a general city election or special election called for that purpose.

Source:Laws 1921, c. 116, art. VII, § 11, p. 511; C.S.1922, § 3719; C.S.1929, § 14-811; R.S.1943, § 14-811; Laws 2022, LB800, § 232.
Operative Date: July 21, 2022