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Nebraska Enforcement of Dispute Resolution, Amendment 1 (May 1996)

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The Nebraska Enforcement of Dispute Resolution Amendment, also known as Amendment 1, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the May 14, 1996 primary election ballot in Nebraska, where it was approved.

Election results

Amendment 1 (Enforcement of Dispute Resolution)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 172,882 57.5%
No69,21823.0%

Official results via: Nebraska Blue Book 2008-09 (p.260)

Text of measure

A vote FOR this proposal would add a provision authorizing the Legislature to provide for the enforcement of mediation, binding arbitration agreements, and other forms of dispute resolution voluntarily entered into, and which are not revocable other than upon such grounds as exist at law or in equity for the revocation of any contract. This amendment would allow parties to voluntarily agree to waive a jury trial, narrow the scope of appeals and limit the use of formal rules of evidence and civil procedure.
A vote AGAINST this proposal would not add the new language referred to above authorizing the Legislature to enforce other forms of dispute resolution, including binding arbitration agreements voluntarily entered into.
A constitutional amendment to authorize the Legislature to provide for enforcement of mediation, binding arbitration agreements, and other forms of dispute resolution.[1]

Path to the ballot

This amendment was the first of five originally scheduled to be on the 1994 ballot, but was ruled by the State Supreme Court to have not been submitted in a timely manner by the State Legislature.[2]

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