Nevada Family Court Establishment, Question 1 (1990)

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The Nevada Family Court Establishment Question, also known as Question 1, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 6, 1990 election ballot in Nevada, where it was approved.

Election results

Question 1 (Family Court Establishment)
Approveda Yes 204,981 66.1%

Official results via: Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau - Research Division

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Shall the Nevada constitution be amended to authorize the Legislature to provide for the establishment of a family court as a division of the district court?[1]

The language that appeared in the voter's guide:

District courts have general jurisdiction over most civil and criminal matters. In general, district court judges do not specialize in a particular area. They hear all cases filed in their courts. If this amendment is adopted, the Legislature would be authorized to establish a family court in each judicial district of the state and determine those matters which the family court could consider. The district judge of this court would specialize in domestic matters. If the Legislature establishes a family court, it would be required to establish which cases the court could hear, such as divorce, child support, child custody, adoption and the termination of parental rights. A "Yes" vote is a vote to amend the constitution to authorize the establishment of family courts. A "No" vote is a vote to disapprove the constitutional amendment.
Financial Impact-Cannot Be Determined. The proposal would allow the Legislature at some future date to establish a family court. Any adverse financial effect would be the cost of establishing the court determined by what action, if any, would be taken by a future Legislature.[1]

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