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Nebraska Reading of Bill for Final Passage, Amendment 2 (May 1996)

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The Nebraska Reading of Bill for Final Passage Amendment, also known as Amendment 2, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the May 14, 1996 primary election ballot in Nebraska, where it was approved.

Election results

Amendment 2 (Reading of Bill for Final Passage)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 160,443 53.4%
No88,20829.3%

Official results via: Nebraska Blue Book 2008-09 (p.261)

Text of measure

A vote FOR this proposal will provide that all bills and resolutions, and the amendments thereto, shall be read in their entirety when presented for final passage unless 3/5 of the members of the Legislature vote to dispense with the reading of particular bills, resolutions, and the amendments thereto in their entirety.
A vote AGAINST this proposal will continue the present provision requiring that all bills and resolutions, and the amendments thereto, be read in their entirety when presented for final passage.
A constitutional amendment to authorize the Legislature to vote upon final passage of a bill when the bill and all amendments thereto are printed, presented, and read at large unless reading at large is waived by three-fifths vote of the members elected to the Legislature.[1]

Path to the ballot

This amendment was the fifth 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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