Nevada Charitable Lotteries, Question 2 (1990)

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The Nevada Charitable Lotteries Question, also known as Question 2, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 6, 1990 election ballot in Nevada, where it was approved.

Election results

Question 2 (Charitable Lotteries)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 183,795 58.8%
No128,70741.2%

Official results via: Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau - Research Division

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Shall the Nevada constitution be amended to allow the operation of charitable lotteries?[1]

The language that appeared in the voter's guide:

EXPLANATION
The Nevada constitution prohibits lotteries or the sale of lottery tickets in this state. A "lottery" includes raffles and drawings. If the proposed amendment to the Nevada constitution is adopted, the Legislature would be able to authorize persons engaged in charitable or nonprofit activities to operate a lottery in the form of a raffle or drawing. All the proceeds of the lottery, less the expenses directly related to its operation, must be used to benefit charitable or nonprofit activities in this state. The Legislature would be authorized to regulate those lotteries. A charitable or nonprofit organization would be prohibited from employing or otherwise engaging any person to organize or operate its lottery for compensation. The state and its political subdivisions would still be prohibited from operating a lottery. A "Yes" vote is a vote to amend the constitution to authorize charitable lotteries. A "No" vote is a vote to disapprove the constitutional amendment.
FISCAL NOTE
Financial Impact-Cannot Be Determined. Approval of this question would legalize activities that are already taking place in the state. The extent to which those activities would increase upon legalization and the effect that may have upon the revenue derived from the gaming industry in the state is unknown.[1]

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