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2020 Law Enables Council To Meet Without A Traditional Quorum

On Tuesday, with only two Kimball City Council members present along with the mayor, a law enacted in 2020 was used for the council to conduct an official meeting, according to city attorney Matt Turman.

Turman explained how and why a meeting could still be conducted even though two members were absent and a quorum technically did not exist.

In 2020, LB1003 changed the quorum requirements for second-class cities. The League of Municipalities lobbied the Unicameral for the new statute because a town in the eastern part of the state had two resignations and could not conduct business or pay bill...