Nebraska Revised Statute 23-362

Chapter 23


Indians; support; state aid to counties; purpose; conditions; audit; certificate of county assessor; alcohol-related programs; participation by county board.

In order to equitably distribute the added burden of law enforcement imposed upon certain counties of this state by reason of the passage of Public Law 280 of the Eighty-third Congress dealing with state jurisdiction and the resulting withdrawal of federal law enforcement in such counties, there shall each fiscal year be paid out of the state treasury, on the warrant of the Director of Administrative Services as directed by the chairperson of the Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, not to exceed one hundred one thousand dollars for the benefit of Indians in any county which has land held in trust by the United States Government for the benefit of Indians to be used for purposes of law enforcement and jail operations. Such funds shall be divided as equally as possible between the areas of law enforcement and jail operations. The Auditor of Public Accounts or his or her designee shall conduct, at such time as he or she determines necessary, an audit of the funds distributed pursuant to this section. A detailed report shall be submitted on December 31 of each year, including discussion of the operation and expenditures of the office of the county sheriff and, when completed, a copy of the audit, to the Executive Board of the Legislative Council and the Governor. The report submitted to the executive board shall be submitted electronically. Such payment shall be made to any county of this state meeting the following conditions:

(1) Such county shall have on file in the office of the Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice a certificate of the county assessor that there are within such county over twenty-five hundred acres of land held in trust by the United States or subject to restriction against alienation imposed by the United States; and

(2) The county board of each such county may participate in alcohol-related programs with nonprofit corporations.


  • Laws 1957, c. 69, § 1, p. 293;
  • Laws 1961, c. 91, § 1, p. 315;
  • Laws 1967, c. 123, § 1, p. 397;
  • Laws 1969, c. 161, § 1, p. 735;
  • Laws 1974, LB 131, § 1;
  • Laws 1976, LB 871, § 1;
  • Laws 1979, LB 584, § 1;
  • Laws 1983, LB 607, § 1;
  • Laws 1985, LB 263, § 1;
  • Laws 1994, LB 1001, § 1;
  • Laws 2011, LB337, § 1;
  • Laws 2012, LB782, § 22.