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Policy Summary

This law prohibits a "person" from engaging in "profiteering" through sale of merchandise--including, among other things, water and food--at an excessive price during an emergency as declared by the mayor or city council. For purposes of the law a person is an "individual, organization, group, association, or partnership," except "a retail business that was operating prior to the emergency being declared." "Profiteering" means "requesting or charging an excessive price for merchandise to people within the city." The law includes enforcement and penalty provisions at § 9.50.030.

Background Information

State Nebraska
Jurisdiction Name Lincoln
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 200,000-800,000
Food System Category Distribute; Get;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
Yes

See language related to "emergency" and "medicine" which may be associated with medically fragile and other vulnerable individuals. § 9.50.010.

Health-related goal?
Yes

See e.g. this language: "water, food, medicines, sanitation supplies." § 9.50.010.

Environmental goal?
Unclear

See reference to "sanitation." § 9.50.010.

Economic goal?
Yes

See language such as "excessive price" and "profiteering." § 9.50.010.

Has a stated intent or purpose?
No

Includes definitions?
Yes

§ 9.50.010.

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