Nevada U.S. Congressional Term Limits, Question 8 (1994)
The Nevada U.S. Congressional Term Limits Question, also known as Question 8, was an initiated constitutional amendment in Nevada which was approved on the ballot on November 8, 1994. This amendment modified the Nevada Constitution to place term limits on members of Congress.
While approved in 1994, in order for it to officially become amendment it had to be approved by voters once again in 1996. However, the question was removed from the ballot following the U.S Supreme Court Decision, U.S. Term Limits, Inc. v. Thorton, and the Nevada Attorney General Open No.95-17.
|Nevada Question 8 (1994)|
Official results via: Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau - Research Division
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
|“||Shall the Nevada Constitution be amended to establish term limits for the offices of U.S. Representative in Congress and U.S. Senator?||”|
Reports and analysis
The language that appeared in the voter's guide:
- The Nevada Constitution currently places no limit on the number of terms to which Nevada U.S. Representatives and U.S. Senators can be elected. This amendment would limit U.S. Representatives from Nevada to serving six (6) years or three (3) terms in office. U.S. Senators from Nevada would be limited to serving twelve (12) years or two (2) terms in office. The limits apply as of December 31, 1996, but do not take effect until 24 other states have similar measures.
- Fiscal Impact-No. The proposal to amend the Nevada Constitution would limit the terms of a United States Senator or Representative in Congress. The proposal would have no adverse fiscal impact.
- Ballot Question Guide with Election Results
- Ballot Information (in the Henderson Home News, November 3, 1994)
State of Nevada
Carson City (capital)
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