Nevada Rules Governing Legislative Special Sessions, Question 10 (2006)

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The Nevada Rules Governing Legislative Special Sessions Amendment, also known as Question 10, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 7, 2006 ballot in Nevada, where it was defeated.

Election results

Question 10 (Rules Governing Legislative Special Sessions)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No287,08852.37%
Yes 261,091 47.63%

Official results via: Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau - Research Division

Text of measure

The question as it appeared on the ballot:

Shall the Nevada Constitution be amended to change the provisions regarding special sessions of the Legislature to provide that a special session may be convened by a petition signed by two-thirds of the Legislature of each house; to limit the duration of special sessions of the Legislature to 20 calendar days; and to limit the matters which may be considered during a special session?[1]

The language that appeared in the voter's guide:

EXPLANATION
The proposed amendment to the Nevada Constitution would allow the Legislature to call itself into a special session. The proposal would provide that a special session of the Legislature may be convened, on extraordinary occasions, by a petition signed by two-thirds of the members of each house of the Legislature. During any special session called by the Legislature or the Governor, the Legislature would be authorized only to consider matters for which it was called into session. Finally, this proposal would limit any special session to 20 calendar days.
Currently, language in Section 2 of Article 4 and Section 9 of Article 5 of the Nevada Constitution provides that only the Governor may call special sessions of the Legislature but does not limit the length of such sessions. The proposed amendment would add a new section to Article 4 and revise the existing language in both Articles 4 and 5 to provide that both the Legislature and the Governor may convene special sessions limited to 20 calendar days.
A "Yes" vote would change the language in the Nevada Constitution to allow the Legislature to call itself into special session on extraordinary occasions and would limit the duration of special sessions to not more than 20 calendar days.
A "No" vote would allow the existing language to remain unchanged so that only the Governor may call special sessions and that special sessions not be limited in duration.[1]

Path to the ballot

Question 10 was sent to the ballot via Assembly Joint Resolution No. 13 of the 72nd Session of the Nevada Legislature.[1]

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