law, nor the right of any person to receive any benefits or compensation under any act
(2) Any requirement for a license to practice any professional, mechanical or other skill
shall not apply to any authorized civil defense worker who shall, in the course of per-
forming his duties as such, practice such professional, mechanical or other skill during a
civil defense emergency or declared disaster emergency.
(3) Any civil defense worker, as defined in sections 81-829.36 to 81-829.68, perform-
ing civil defense services at any place in this state pursuant to agreements, compacts
or arrangements for mutual aid and assistance, to which the state or a political subdi-
vision thereof is a party, shall possess the same powers, duties, immunities and
privileges he would ordinarily possess if performing his duties in the state, province
or political subdivision thereof in which is a party, shall possess the same powers,
duties, immunities and privileges he would ordinarily possess if performing his du-
ties in the state, province or political subdivision thereof in which normally employed
or rendering services.
Source: Laws 1951, c. 315, sec. 9, p. 1080; Laws 1963, c. 517, sec. 1, p. 1633; R.R.S.
1943, sec. 81-829.21; Laws 1973, LB 494, sec. 29; Laws 1975, LB 612, sec. 3.
81-829.56. Interstate Civil Defense and Disaster Compact; enter into.
(1) This state hereby enacts into law and enters into the Interstate Civil Defense and
Disaster Compact with all states bordering this state which have enacted or shall hereaf-
ter enact the compact in the form substantially as adopted in this state.
(2) The Governor may enter into the compact with any state which does not border his
state if he finds that joint action with the state is desirable in meeting common intergov-
ernmental problems of emergency disaster planning, prevention, response, and recovery.
(3) Nothing is subsections (1) and (2) of this section shall be construed to limit previous
or future entry into the Interstate Civil Defense and Disaster Compact of this state with
(4) If any person holds a license, certificate, or other permit issued by any state or
political subdivision thereof evidencing the meeting of qualifications for professional
mechanical, or other skills, the person may render aid involving that skill in this state to
meet an emergency or disaster, and this state shall give due recognition to the license,
certificate, or other permit.
Source: Laws 1973, LB 494, sec. 21.
81-829.57. Persons of state; conduct; personal services; compensation for property
(1) Each person within this state shall conduct himself and keep and manage his affairs
and property in ways that will reasonably assist and will not unreasonably detract from
the ability of the state and the public successfully to meet disaster emergencies. This
obligation includes appropriate personal service and use or restriction on the use of
property in time of disaster emergency. Sections 81-829.36 to 81-829.68 neither increases
nor decreases these obligations but recognizes their existence under the Constitution and
statutes of this state and the common law. Compensation for services or for the taking or
use of property shall be only to the extent that obligations recognized in this subsection
are exceeded in a particular case and then only to the extent that the claimant may not be
deemed to have volunteered his services or property without compensation.
(2) No personal services may be compensated by the state or any subdivision or
agency thereof, except pursuant to statute or local law or ordinance.
(3) Compensation for property shall be made only if the property was commandeered
or otherwise used in coping with a disaster emergency and its use or destruction was
ordered by the governor or a member of the disaster emergency forces of this state to
whom the Governor has duly delegated such authority.
(4) Any person claiming compensation for the use, damage, loss, or destruction of