Nebraska Revised Statute 49-14,123

Chapter 49

49-14,123.

Commission; duties.

In addition to any other duties prescribed by law, the commission shall:

(1) Adopt and promulgate rules and regulations to carry out the Nebraska Political Accountability and Disclosure Act pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act;

(2) Prescribe forms for statements and reports required to be filed pursuant to the Nebraska Political Accountability and Disclosure Act and furnish such forms to persons required to file such statements and reports;

(3) Prepare and publish one or more manuals explaining the duties of all persons and other entities required to file statements and reports by the act and setting forth recommended uniform methods of accounting and reporting for such filings;

(4) Accept and file any reasonable amount of information voluntarily supplied that exceeds the requirements of the act;

(5) Make statements and reports filed with the commission available for public inspection and copying during regular office hours and make copying facilities available at a cost of not more than fifty cents per page;

(6) Compile and maintain an index of all reports and statements filed with the commission to facilitate public access to such reports and statements;

(7) Prepare and publish summaries of statements and reports filed with the commission and special reports and technical studies to further the purposes of the act;

(8) Review all statements and reports filed with the commission in order to ascertain whether any person has failed to file a required statement or has filed a deficient statement;

(9) Preserve statements and reports filed with the commission for a period of not less than five years from the date of receipt;

(10) Issue and publish advisory opinions on the requirements of the act upon the request of a person or government body directly covered or affected by the act. Any such opinion rendered by the commission, until amended or revoked, shall be binding on the commission in any subsequent charges concerning the person or government body who requested the opinion and who acted in reliance on it in good faith unless material facts were omitted or misstated by the person or government body in the request for the opinion;

(11) Act as the primary civil enforcement agency for violations of the Nebraska Political Accountability and Disclosure Act and the rules or regulations adopted and promulgated thereunder;

(12) Receive all late filing fees, civil penalties, and interest imposed pursuant to the Nebraska Political Accountability and Disclosure Act and remit all such funds to the State Treasurer for credit to the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission Cash Fund;

(13) Provide current information or a list of persons owing civil penalties and interest to filing officers to determine compliance with subsection (4) of section 32-602. The commission shall provide the current information or list to each filing officer on December 1 prior to a statewide primary election, shall continuously update the information or list through March 1 prior to the statewide primary election, and shall update such information or list at other times upon request of a filing officer; and

(14) Prepare and distribute to the appropriate local officials statements of financial interest, campaign committee organization forms, filing instructions and forms, and such other forms as the commission may deem appropriate.

Source

Cross References

  • Administrative Procedure Act, see section 84-920.

Annotations

  • The Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission is required to prescribe forms for statements and reports that are required to be filed under both the Nebraska Political Accountability and Disclosure Act and the Campaign Finance Limitation Act and furnish such forms to persons required to file such statements and reports, as well as to distribute these forms to the appropriate local officials. Nebraska Legislature on behalf of State v. Hergert, 271 Neb. 976, 720 N.W.2d 372 (2006).