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Nebraska 2/3 Legislative Majority to Modify Initiatives Amendment, Measure 418 (2004)

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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.

Election results

Initiative Measure 418 (2/3 Legislative Majority to Modify Initiative Measures)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 402,709 54.8%
No331,90845.2%

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?[1]

Impact

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.

Support

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:

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