Nebraska Revised Statute 15-236
Chapter 15 Section 236
Contagious diseases; control; board of health; hospitals.
A primary city may make all such ordinances, bylaws, rules and regulations not inconsistent with the general laws of the state as may be necessary or expedient to promote the public health, safety and welfare, including ordinances, bylaws, rules and regulations as may be necessary or expedient to prevent the introduction or spread of contagious, infectious or malignant diseases. This power and authority is granted to such city in the area which is within the city or within three miles of the city and outside of any organized city or village. It may create a department of health, make laws and regulations for that purpose, and enforce all ordinances, bylaws, rules and regulations made as authorized herein as provided in section 15-263.
- Laws 1901, c. 16, § 129, XXXVII, p. 137;
- R.S.1913, § 4447;
- Laws 1919, c. 40, § 1, p. 123;
- C.S.1922, § 3831;
- C.S.1929, § 15-234;
- R.S.1943, § 15-236;
- Laws 1967, c. 57, § 1, p. 193.
The city of Lincoln enacted Municipal Code § 8.44.040, which regulates the disposition of refuse pursuant to a grant of authority found in this section. The court held that the authority to enforce ordinances is granted to an area within the city or within three miles of the city and outside any organized city or village. State v. Austin, 209 Neb. 174, 306 N.W.2d 861 (1981).