Nevada U.S. Congressional Term Limits, Question 8 (1994)

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The Nevada U.S. Congressional Term Limits Question, also known as Question 8, was an initiated constitutional amendment in Nevada which was approved on the ballot on November 8, 1994. This amendment modified the Nevada Constitution to place term limits on members of Congress.[1]

Aftermath

While approved in 1994, in order for it to officially become amendment it had to be approved by voters once again in 1996. However, the question was removed from the ballot following the U.S Supreme Court Decision, U.S. Term Limits, Inc. v. Thorton, and the Nevada Attorney General Open No.95-17.[2]

Instead, a similar proposal was put before voters in 1996 and 1998 and approved.

Election results

Nevada Question 8 (1994)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 257,362 69.97%
No110,43030.03%

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 establish term limits for the offices of U.S. Representative in Congress and U.S. Senator?[1][3]

Reports and analysis

The language that appeared in the voter's guide:[1]

Explanation

The Nevada Constitution currently places no limit on the number of terms to which Nevada U.S. Representatives and U.S. Senators can be elected. This amendment would limit U.S. Representatives from Nevada to serving six (6) years or three (3) terms in office. U.S. Senators from Nevada would be limited to serving twelve (12) years or two (2) terms in office. The limits apply as of December 31, 1996, but do not take effect until 24 other states have similar measures.

Fiscal note

Fiscal Impact-No. The proposal to amend the Nevada Constitution would limit the terms of a United States Senator or Representative in Congress. The proposal would have no adverse fiscal impact.[1]

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