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'''Initiated Measure 408''' in 1994 in [[Nebraska]] was an initiated constitutional amendment that passed with 67.7% of the vote.  It [[term limits|limited the terms]] of [[Nebraska State Legislature|state legislators]] and statewide officials to two consecutive terms, as well as those of certain local officials, U.S. Representatives to three consecutive terms, and U.S. Senators to two consecutive terms.
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The '''Nebraska Term Limits Amendment''', also known as '''Initiative Measure 408''', was an {{icafull}} on the [[1994 ballot measures#Nebraska|November 8, 1994]] election ballot in [[Nebraska]], where it was '''approved'''.
  
It was the second of three term limits amendments to appear on the Nebraska ballot, all of which were approved.
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==Aftermath==
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In 1996, the [[Nebraska Supreme Court]], in ''[[Duggan v. Beerman]]'' case, invalidated the initiative.<ref>[http://www.ncsl.org/programs/legismgt/about/nebterm.htm ''NCSL'', Term limits in Nebraska: A Timeline]</ref>
  
The question on the ballot said, "A vote FOR will create a constitutional limit on the number of consecutive terms in office for various elected state and local officials, and will prohibit Nebraska's Representatives in Congress and the U.S. Senate from being listed on the ballot after serving a specified number of consecutive terms."
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==Election results==
  
In 1996, the [[Nebraska Supreme Court]], in the second ''[[Duggan v. Beerman]]'' case, invalidated the initiative.  
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{{Short outcome
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| title = Initiative Measure 408 (Term Limits)
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| yes = 359,774
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| yespct = 60.6
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| no = 171,894
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| nopct = 29.0
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}}
  
==See also==
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Official results via: [http://nlc1.nlc.state.ne.us/epubs/l3000/D001-200809.pdf Nebraska Blue Book 2008-09] (p.260)
  
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==Text of measure==
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:''Shall the Nebraska Constitution be amended to: (1) Set limits of two consecutive terms in office for Nebraska Legislators, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Auditor, Treasurer, Attorney General, public service commissioners, State Board of Education members, and University of Nebraska Board of Regents members; (2) Limit the number of consecutive terms in office for certain local officials; and (3) prohibit persons who have served three consecutive terms as a representative in congress or two consecutive terms in the U.S. Senate from being listed on any official ballot for re-election?  Terms currently being served would not be counted.''<ref>[http://nlc1.nlc.state.ne.us/epubs/s1200/s001-1994prim_gen.pdf Official Report of Nebraska Board of State Canvassers, General Election, November 8, 1994]</ref>
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==See also==
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* [[List of Nebraska ballot measures]]
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* [[Nebraska 1994 ballot measures]]
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* [[1994 ballot measures]]
 
* [[Term limits in Nebraska]]
 
* [[Term limits in Nebraska]]
* [[Nebraska Term Limits Amendment (1992)]]
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* [[Nebraska Term Limits Amendment, Measure 407 (1992)]]
* [[Nebraska Initiated Measure 408 (1994)‎]]  
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* [[Nebraska Term Limits, Initiated Measure 408 (1994)‎]]  
* [[Nebraska Measure 409 (1996)]]
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* [[Nebraska Term Limits Ballot Instruction, Measure 409 (1996)]]
* [[Nebraska Initiative 415 (2000)]]
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* [[Nebraska State Legislative Term Limits, Initiative 415 (2000)]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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* [http://nlc1.nlc.state.ne.us/epubs/l3000/D001-200809.pdf Nebraska Blue Book 2008-09]
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* [http://nlc1.nlc.state.ne.us/epubs/s1200/s001-1994prim_gen.pdf Official Report of Nebraska Board of State Canvassers, General Election, November 8, 1994]
 
* [http://www.ncsl.org/programs/legismgt/about/nebterm.htm Term limits in Nebraska: A Timeline]
 
* [http://www.ncsl.org/programs/legismgt/about/nebterm.htm Term limits in Nebraska: A Timeline]
 
* [http://books.google.com/books?id=GFtcbLh1snMC&pg=PA155&lpg=PA155&dq=%22nebraska+supreme+court%22+term+limits&source=web&ots=YSjfF93yKt&sig=dVWCYLS91bo5wTGXYiwAiqvEBzU&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=6&ct=result Slipping backward: A history of the Nebraska Supreme Court]
 
* [http://books.google.com/books?id=GFtcbLh1snMC&pg=PA155&lpg=PA155&dq=%22nebraska+supreme+court%22+term+limits&source=web&ots=YSjfF93yKt&sig=dVWCYLS91bo5wTGXYiwAiqvEBzU&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=6&ct=result Slipping backward: A history of the Nebraska Supreme Court]
  
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The Nebraska Term Limits Amendment, also known as Initiative Measure 408, was an initiated constitutional amendment on the November 8, 1994 election ballot in Nebraska, where it was approved.

Aftermath

In 1996, the Nebraska Supreme Court, in Duggan v. Beerman case, invalidated the initiative.[1]

Election results

Initiative Measure 408 (Term Limits)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 359,774 60.6%
No171,89429.0%

Official results via: Nebraska Blue Book 2008-09 (p.260)

Text of measure

Shall the Nebraska Constitution be amended to: (1) Set limits of two consecutive terms in office for Nebraska Legislators, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Auditor, Treasurer, Attorney General, public service commissioners, State Board of Education members, and University of Nebraska Board of Regents members; (2) Limit the number of consecutive terms in office for certain local officials; and (3) prohibit persons who have served three consecutive terms as a representative in congress or two consecutive terms in the U.S. Senate from being listed on any official ballot for re-election? Terms currently being served would not be counted.[2]

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