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19-922. Legislative body of municipality; adopt building regulations; publish; reference to existing codes; ordinances open to public; ordinances to apply to entire municipal area.The legislative body of any first- or second-class city or any village may adopt by ordinance, which shall have the force and effect of law, the conditions, provisions, limitations, and terms of a building code, a plumbing code, an electrical code, a fire prevention code, or any other code relating to building or relating to the erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, conversion, maintenance, placing, or using of any building, structure, automobile trailer, house trailer, or cabin trailer. The local legislative body shall, before such ordinance takes effect, cause such ordinance setting forth the code to be published one time in book or pamphlet form or in a legal newspaper published in and of general circulation in the municipality or, if none is published in the municipality, in a legal newspaper of general circulation in the municipality. The legislative body may by ordinance, which shall have the force and effect of law, amend such code so adopted. For this purpose, the local legislative body may adopt any standard code which contains rules or regulations printed as a code in book or pamphlet form, by reference to such code, or portions thereof, alone without setting forth in such ordinance the conditions, provisions, limitations, or terms of such code. When such code or any such standard code, or portion thereof, shall be incorporated by reference into any ordinance pursuant to this section, it shall have the same force and effect as though it has been spread at large in such ordinance without further or additional publication. At least one copy of such code or such standard code, or portion thereof, shall be filed for use and examination by the public in the office of the clerk of such municipality prior to its adoption. The adoption of any such standard code by reference shall be construed to incorporate such amendments as may be made from time to time if one copy of such standard code so filed shall be at all times kept current in the office of the clerk of the municipality. Any code adopted and approved by the local legislative body as provided in this section and the building permit requirements or occupancy permit requirements imposed by any such code or by section 19-913 shall apply to all of the city or village and within the unincorporated area where a city or village has been granted zoning jurisdiction and is exercising such jurisdiction. SourceLaws 1975, LB 410, § 8; Laws 1986, LB 960, § 12; Laws 1987, LB 483, § 1.