32-1116. Election contests and recounts; costs and attorney's fees.

The cost of election contests and recounts under section 32-1118 shall be adjudged against the petitioner if he or she loses the contest, and if the petitioner wins the contest, the cost shall be adjudged against the state, county, or other political subdivision of which such contested office was a part. The payment of such costs shall be enforced as in civil cases. Attorneys representing the person finally determined to be the winner in any contest or recount of an election to the Legislature may be allowed as part of such costs reimbursement for reasonable attorney's fees as determined by the committee of the Legislature designated by the Legislature before which a contested election is pending but not to exceed five thousand dollars for such services.

Source:Laws 1994, LB 76, ยง 359.