Nebraska Revised Statute 49-1445

Chapter 49

49-1445.

Candidate for office; candidate committee; slate or team; committee; when formed; violation; penalty.

(1) A candidate shall form a candidate committee upon raising, receiving, or expending more than five thousand dollars in a calendar year.

(2) A candidate committee may consist of one member with the candidate being the member.

(3) A person who is a candidate for more than one office shall form a candidate committee for an office upon raising, receiving, or expending more than five thousand dollars in a calendar year for that office.

(4) Two or more candidates who campaign as a slate or team for public office shall form a committee upon raising, receiving, or expending jointly in any combination more than five thousand dollars in a calendar year.

(5) The fee to file for office shall not be included in determining if a candidate has raised, received, or expended more than five thousand dollars in a calendar year.

(6) Any person who violates this section shall be guilty of a Class IV misdemeanor.

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  • Generally, the Nebraska Political Accountability and Disclosure Act requires candidates for elective state office to form candidate committees and file campaign statements with the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission once the candidate has raised, received, or expended $5,000 in a calendar year. Nebraska Legislature on behalf of State v. Hergert, 271 Neb. 976, 720 N.W.2d 372 (2006).