The Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline Expansion Question, also known as Question 1, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Nevada which was approved on the ballot on November 8, 1994.
This amendment modified the Nevada Constitution to extend the jurisdiction of the Commission on Judicial Discipline.
| Nevada Question 1 (1994)|
| Yes|| 202,659|| 56.47%|
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 extend the jurisdiction of the Commission on Judicial Discipline and to expand the forms of discipline that the commission may impose?
Reports and analysis
The language that appeared in the voter's guide:
- The Nevada Constitution establishes a Commission on Judicial Discipline and governs its composition, jurisdiction, and operation. The jurisdiction of the commission is limited to State Supreme Court Justices and District Court Judges. This amendment would expand the jurisdiction of the commission by allowing it to take disciplinary action against Municipal Court Judges and Justices of the Peace in addition to the Supreme Court Justices and District Court Judges.
- The commission's authority to discipline is limited to the actions of censure, removal, or retirement. Adoption of the amendment would allow the commission to utilize other forms of discipline in addition to censure, removal, or retirement.
- The Constitution prohibits Supreme Court Justices from sitting on the commission in a proceeding involving another Supreme Court Justice. District Judges are prohibited from sitting on the commission in a proceeding involving a District Judge from the same judicial district. The amendment would expand these provisions to prohibit a Municipal Judge or Justice of the Peace from sitting on the commission in a proceeding involving a like judge from the same city or township.
- A "Yes" vote is a vote to amend the Nevada Constitution to expand the jurisdiction of the Commission on Judicial Discipline and its disciplinary authority. A "No" vote is a vote to retain the current constitutional provisions.
- Financial Impact-No. The proposal to amend the Nevada Constitution would extend the jurisdiction of the Commission of Judicial Discipline and expand the forms of discipline that the commission may impose. The proposal would have no adverse fiscal impact.