Nebraska Revised Statute 70-619
Board of directors; qualifications; eligibility to serve.
(1) The corporate powers of the district shall be vested in and exercised by the board of directors of the district. No person shall be qualified to hold office as a member of the board of directors unless (a) he or she is a registered voter (i) of such chartered territory, (ii) of the subdivision from which a director is to be elected if such chartered territory is subdivided for election purposes as provided in subsection (1), (2), or (3) of section 70-612, or (iii) of one of the combined subdivisions from which directors are to be elected at large as provided in section 70-612 or (b) he or she is a retail customer duly certified in accordance with subsection (3) of section 70-604.03.
(2)(a) No person who is a full-time or part-time employee of the district shall be eligible to serve as a member of the board of directors of that district and no high-level manager employed by a district may serve as a member of the board of directors of any district unless such person (i) resigns or (ii) assumes an unpaid leave of absence for the term as a member. The employing district shall grant such leave of absence when requested by any employee for the purpose of the employee serving as a member of such board. A member of a governing body of any one of the municipalities within the areas of the district may not serve on the original board of directors under sections 70-603 to 70-609.
(b) For purposes of this subsection, high-level manager means a person employed by a district who serves in a high-level managerial position, including chief executive officer, president, vice president, chief financial officer, chief operations officer, general manager, or assistant general manager.
- Laws 1933, c. 86, § 5, p. 345;
- C.S.Supp.,1941, § 70-705;
- Laws 1943, c. 146, § 2(1), p. 518;
- R.S.1943, § 70-619;
- Laws 1944, Spec. Sess., c. 5, § 1(1), p. 106;
- Laws 1957, c. 127, § 2, p. 440;
- Laws 1963, c. 396, § 1, p. 1258;
- Laws 1967, c. 418, § 6, p. 1288;
- Laws 1973, LB 364, § 4;
- Laws 1982, LB 198, § 4;
- Laws 1983, LB 15, § 1;
- Laws 1985, LB 2, § 5;
- Laws 1986, LB 949, § 13;
- Laws 1991, LB 3, § 1;
- Laws 1994, LB 76, § 585;
- Laws 2013, LB646, § 4;
- Laws 2015, LB177, § 1.
- Eligibility, additional requirements, see section 70-610.
District was not estopped to attack constitutionality of a distinct, separate legislative act. May v. City of Kearney, 145 Neb. 475, 17 N.W.2d 448 (1945).