Nevada Legislature Votes Twice for Tax Increases, Question 16 (1996)

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The Nevada Legislature Votes Twice for Tax Increases Question, also known as Question 16, was a legislatively-referred state statute on the November 5, 1996 election ballot in Nevada, where it was approved.

Election results

Question 16 (Legislature Votes Twice for Tax Increases)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 255,830 60.8%
No164,70939.2%

Official results via: Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau - Research Division

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Shall a bill that imposes or increases a tax or assessment be considered and approved twice for final passage by each house of the Nevada Legislature before such a bill may be enacted?[1]

The language that appeared in the voter's guide:

EXPLANATION
The proposed amendment to state law would require each house of the Nevada Legislature to consider and approve twice any bill that imposes or increases a tax or assessment. Additionally, the measure would require a period of 10 calendar days to elapse between the first and second votes in each house on any such bill. Also, the final vote on such a bill would be void unless it is take at least 10 days before the adjournment of a regular legislative session.
The proposed amendment, if approved, will become effective on January 1, 1997, only if a majority of the voters reject Question 11. That proposal would require a two-thirds majority vote of both houses of the Nevada Legislature to pass a bill or joint resolution that increases public revenue.
FISCAL NOTE
Financial Impact - No. The proposal would require any bill which imposes or increases taxes or assessments to be approved twice in each House of the Nevada Legislature before it may be enacted. The proposal would have no adverse fiscal effect.[1]

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