81-829.71. Major disaster; powers of Governor; apply for federal community disaster
loans. Whenever a major disaster has been declared to exist in this state, the Governor
shall be authorized:
(1) Upon his determination that a local government of the state will suffer a substantial
loss of tax and other revenue from a major disaster and has demonstrated a need for
financial assistance to perform its governmental functions, to apply to the federal govern-
ment, on behalf of the local government, for a loan, and to receive and disburse the
proceeds of any approved loan to any applicant local government subject to the terms of
the loan. The Governor shall determine the amount needed by any applicant local govern-
ment to restore or resume its governmental functions, and certify such amount to the
federal government; and
(2) To recommend to the federal government, based upon his review, the cancellation
of all or any part of repayment when, in the first three full fiscal years following the major
disaster, the revenue of the local government is insufficient to meet its v operating expens-
es, including additional disaster-related expense of municipal operation.
Source: Laws 1972, LB 612, sec 6.
81-829.72. Major disaster; powers of Governor; accept federal grant for disaster vic-
tims, Adjutant General; rules and regulations.
(1) Whenever a major disaster has been declared to exist in this state, the Governor is
authorized, upon his determination that financial assistance is essential to meet disaster-
related necessary expenses or serious needs of individuals or families adversely affected
by a major disaster that may not be otherwise met from other means of assistance, to
accept a grant by the federal government to provide such financial assistance, subject to
such terms and conditions as may be imposed upon the grant.
(2) The Adjutant General shall make such regulations as shall be necessary to carry out
the purposes of subsection (1) of this section, including, but not limited to: (a) Standards
of eligibility for persons applying for benefits; (b) procedures for application and admin-
istration; (c) methods of investigating, filing, and approving applications; and (d) forma-
tion of local or statewide boards to pass upon applications and procedure for appeals.
Such rules, regulations, and standards shall, upon approval thereof by the Governor, be
promulgated so as to meet disaster-related necessary expenses and serious needs of
individuals. For the purposes of this subsection, necessary expenses and serious needs
shall mean those essential requirements of food, health, clothing, and shelter.
Source: Laws 1975, LB 612, sec. 7.
81-829.73. Misstatement concerning financial assistance; penalties. Any person who
fraudulently or willfully makes a misstatement of fact in connection with an application
for financial assistance under sections 68-703, 81-829.42, 81-829.55, and 81-829.69 to 81-
829.74 shall, upon conviction of each offense, be subject to a fine of not more than five
thousand dollars, or imprisonment in the county jail for not more than one year, or both.
Source: Laws 1975, LB 612, sec. 8.
81-829.74. State of Nebraska; assents to federal law. The State of Nebraska, by the
adoption of sections 68-703, 81-829.42, 81-829.55, and 81-289.69 to 81-829.74, assents to the
provisions of the Disaster Relief Act of 1974, P.L.93-288, 93rd Congress, insofar as such
provisions are permissible under the Constitution of the State of Nebraska.
Source: Laws 1975, LB 612, sec. 9.