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19-1848. Merger of commissions; agreement;applicability of act; exceptions.(1) Any two or more cities of the first class which havecivil service commissions may merge their commissions by an agreement.(2) The agreement shallstate the date of creation of the merged commission. Upon the date of creationof the merged commission, the existing commissions shall be dissolved withoutfurther action by the governing body. The dissolution of an existing commissionand the resulting loss of authority by the members of the existing commissionsshall not be deemed a removal from office under subsection (3) of section 19-1827. Members of the existing commissions are eligible for appointmentto the merged commission.(3)The Civil Service Act shall be applicable to a merged commission except asprovided in the following provisions:(a) A merged commission shall consist of three, five,seven, or nine members, as provided in the agreement;(b) Each city participating in theagreement shall appoint at least one member to the merged commission;(c) Each member of suchmerged commission shall be a resident of one of the cities participating inthe agreement for at least three years immediately preceding his or her appointment;(d) The term of officeof each member of the merged commission shall be as provided in the agreement,except that such term shall not exceed six years. The agreement may providefor staggered terms of office for the initial members of the merged commission;(e) At the time of appointment,not more than four members of a seven-member commission nor more than fivemembers of a nine-member commission shall be of the same political party;and(f)The appointing authority for purposes of appointing members to the mergedcommission shall be as defined in the act. The agreement shall provide forthe appointing authority for the purpose of exercising all other powers ofthe appointing authority as described in the act. SourceLaws 2010, LB943, § 3.Effective Date: April 2, 2010