Nebraska 2/3 Legislative Majority to Modify Initiatives Amendment, Measure 418 (2004)
The Nebraska 2/3 Legislative Majority to Modify Initiatives Amendment, also known as Initiative Measure 418, was an initiated constitutional amendment on the November 2, 2004 ballot in Nebraska, where it was approved.
|Initiative Measure 418 (2/3 Legislative Majority to Modify Initiative Measures)|
Official results via: Nebraska Blue Book 2008-09 (p.266)
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
- A vote "FOR" will amend the Nebraska Constitution to provide that the Legislature shall not amend, repeal, modify, or impair a law enacted by the people by initiative, except upon a vote of at least two-thirds of all members of the Legislature.
- A vote "AGAINST" will not cause the Nebraska Constitution to be amended in such manner.
- Shall the Nebraska Constitution be amended to provide that the Legislature shall not amend, repeal, modify, or impair a law enacted by the people by initiative, except upon a vote of at least two-thirds of all the members of the Legislature?
Successful passage of the amendment means that the Nebraska State Legislature must have a 2/3 majority of its members in order to amend, repeal, modify or impair a law enacted by the people by initiative. Previously, the legislature could alter the people's initiatives with a simple majority vote.
The measure was sponsored by a pro-gambling organization calling itself Keep the Money in Nebraska. The same group sponsored three other initiatives in 2004:
- Nebraska Gambling Laws by Initiatives Amendment, Measure 417 (2004)
- Nebraska Gambling Tax, Measure 419 (2004)
- Nebraska Gaming Commission and Casino Regulation, Measure 420 (2004).
- Nebraska Secretary of the State 2004 Initiative Measure Results
- Nebraska Blue Book 2004-05
- Nebraska Blue Book 2008-09
- Informational Pamphlet on Initiative Measures Appearing on the 2004 General Election ballot]
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