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This table shows all [[initiative]]s and [[referendum|referenda]] that seek a place on the ballot in [[Nevada]] for 2008. In the tables below, '''"CICA"''' stands for [[Initiated constitutional amendment|citizen-initiated constitutional amendment]], '''"CSS"''' for a [[indirect initiated state statute|indirectly-initiated state statute]], '''"CR"''' for a [[citizen referendum]], and '''"LR"''' for a [[legislative referral]].  
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This table shows all [[initiative]]s and [[referendum|referenda]] that appeared on the ballot in [[Nevada]] for 2008.
  
 
'''For information on other citizen initiatives that attempted but failed to make the ballot, see [[Nevada 2008 citizen initiatives]].'''  
 
'''For information on other citizen initiatives that attempted but failed to make the ballot, see [[Nevada 2008 citizen initiatives]].'''  
  
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==Key facts==
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* Through 2006, a total of 53 [[initiative|citizen-initiated ballot propositions]] had appeared on Nevada's ballot since the beginning of the process in 1918. Of those, 33 passed and 20 failed.
  
===See also===
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* With one initiative on the 2008 ballot, the historical total of Nevada citizen initiatives increased to 54. If a second initiative is successful in its pending litigation, the total could increase to 55.
  
* [[List of Nevada ballot measures]]
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* In the years 2000-2008, 18 citizen-initiated measures will have appeared on Nevada ballots (not counting veto referenda).  This compares to 13 citizen-initiated measures that appeared on the Nevada ballot in the previous decade from 1990-1998.
* [[Procedures for qualifying an initiative in Nevada]]
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* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Nevada]]
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* [[History of Initiative & Referendum in Nevada]]
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===Certified for the 2008 ballot===
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==On the ballot==
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==Not on the ballot==
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|2008 || [[Initiated constitutional amendment|CICA]] || [[Nevada People's Initiative to Stop the Taking of Our Land (2008)|People's Initiative to Stop the Taking of Our Land]] || [[Eminent domain]] || Would prevent government agencies from using [[eminent domain]] to take land from one private owner and give to it another private owner || On Ballot
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| {{iiss}} || [[Nevada Support Our Schools Initiative (2008)|Support Our Schools]] || [[:Category:Taxes, Nevada|Taxes]] || Hotel room tax increase in the Reno and Las Vegas areas
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|2008 || [[Initiated constitutional amendment|CICA]] || [[Nevada Proposition 13 (2008)|Proposition 13]] || Property taxes || Would limit property tax increases to 2% annually || On Ballot
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| {{ica}} || [[Nevada Proposition 13 (2008)|Proposition 13]] || [[:Category:Taxes, Nevada|Taxes]] || [[Property tax]] increases limited to 2% annually  
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===Signatures filed, awaiting certification or court ruling===
 
 
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|2008 || [[Initiated constitutional amendment|CICA]] || [[Nevada Taxpayer Protection Act (2008)|Nevada Taxpayer Protection Act]] || Vote Requirement for Revenue Increase || Would require a two-thirds vote to approve any initiative that would generate or increase public revenue in any form || Signatures filed but rejected as insufficient valid; case on appeal to state supreme court
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| {{ica}} || [[Nevada Taxpayer Protection Act (2008)|Taxpayer Protection Act]] || [[:Category:Taxes, Nevada|Taxes]] || Require a 2/3rds vote to approve any initiative that generates or increases public revenue  
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|2008 || [[Initiated constitutional amendment|CICA]] || [[Nevada Funding Nevada's Priorities Act (2008)|Funding Nevada's Priorities Act]] || Revenue Allocation || Would allot increased revenues from certain county and city license fees to public school funding, the state highway fund, and the public safety fund || Signatures filed but rejected as insufficient valid; case on appeal to state supreme court
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|2008 || [[Initiated constitutional amendment|CICA]] || [[Nevada Education Enhancement Act (2008)|Education Enhancement Act]] || Revenue Allocation || Would allot increased revenues from certain county and city license fees to public school funding || Signatures filed but rejected as insufficient valid; case on appeal to state supreme court
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===Still circulating===
 
 
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|2008 || [[indirect initiated state statute|CSS]] || [[Nevada Support Our Schools Initiative (2008)|Support Our Schools Initiative]] || Taxes, Education Funding || Would raise hundreds of millions of dollars for public schools through a hotel room tax increase in the Reno and Las Vegas areas || Circulating
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| {{ica}} || [[Nevada Funding Nevada's Priorities Act (2008)|Funding Nevada's Priorities]] || [[:Category:State and local government budgets, spending and finance, Nevada|Public finance]] || Allot increased revenues from certain county and city license fees to public school funding, the state highway fund, and the public safety fund
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===Withdrawn or otherwise inactive===
 
 
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|2008 || [[indirect initiated state statute|CSS]] || [[Nevada Prevent Employers from Seizing Tips Initiative (2008)|Prevent Employers from Seizing Tips Initiative]] || Employment || Would prohibit employers from requiring tip pooling or sharing || Withdrawn by proponents
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| {{ica}} || [[Nevada Education Enhancement Act (2008)|Education Enhancement]] || [[:Category:Education, Nevada|Education]] || Allot increased revenues from county and city license fees to public school funding
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|2008 || [[Initiated constitutional amendment|CICA]] || [[Nevada Save Our Schools Initiative (2008)|Save Our Schools Initiative]] || Taxes, School Funding || Would create a monthly license fee of 3% on monthly gaming revenues over $1 million to fund non-administrative school employee salaries and to enhance student achievement || Did not file signatures due to deal struck
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|2008 || [[Initiated constitutional amendment|CICA]] || [[Nevada It's Time for Gaming's Fair Share and  Eliminate Property Tax Initiative (2008)|Gaming's Fair Share and Eliminate Property Tax Initiative]] || Taxes || Would increase taxes on gaming revenue and eliminate property tax on primary residences || Rejected by Court for violating [[single-subject rule]]
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|2008 || [[Initiated constitutional amendment|CICA]] || [[Nevada It's Time for Gaming's Fair Share Initiative (2008)|Gaming's Fair Share Initiative]] || Taxes || Would increase taxes on gaming revenue || Rejected by Court for violating [[single-subject rule]]
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|2008 || [[Initiated constitutional amendment|CICA]] || Clean and Open Government Amendment || Government Contracts || Would put restrictions on government contracts || Withdrawn by sponsors in response to union lawsuit
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|2008 || [[Initiated constitutional amendment|CICA]] || Tax Backed Lobbying Ban || Taxes || Would ban taxpayer money being used to hire lobbyists for governments || Withdrawn by sponsors in response to union lawsuit
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==See also==
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* [[2008 ballot measures]]
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* [[List of Nevada ballot measures]]
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* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Nevada]]
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* [[History of Initiative & Referendum in Nevada]]
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* [[Nevada Legislature]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
  
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*[http://sos.state.nv.us/elections/nvelection/pdf/2008BallotQuestionsGuide71708.pdf Nevada's 2008 Ballot Questions Guide for voters]
 
*[http://www.leg.state.nv.us/lcb/research/elecinfo.cfm Nevada Secretary of State web site]
 
*[http://www.leg.state.nv.us/lcb/research/elecinfo.cfm Nevada Secretary of State web site]
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*[http://sos.state.nv.us/elections/nvelection/ Election Information from Secretary of State]
 
*[http://sos.state.nv.us/elections/initiatives/initiatives2008.asp Secretary of State's web page on 2008 Initiatives & Referenda]
 
*[http://sos.state.nv.us/elections/initiatives/initiatives2008.asp Secretary of State's web page on 2008 Initiatives & Referenda]
 
*[http://sos.state.nv.us/PacReport/BagList.aspx Registered Nevada Ballot Access Groups]
 
*[http://sos.state.nv.us/PacReport/BagList.aspx Registered Nevada Ballot Access Groups]
  
  
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===Additional reading===
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*[http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2008/sep/25/last-money-trail-leads-somewhere/ ''Las Vegas Sun'': "At last, the money trail leads somewhere," Sept. 25, 2008]
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*[http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_10516193 ''San Jose Mercury News'': "Few statewide ballot measures face Nevada voters," Sept. 20, 2008]
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*[http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2008/sep/12/no-yes-no-votes-year-oh-drama/ ''Las Vegas Sun'': "No yes-no votes this year, but oh the drama," Sept. 12, 2008]
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Revision as of 15:56, 6 January 2012

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This table shows all initiatives and referenda that appeared on the ballot in Nevada for 2008.

For information on other citizen initiatives that attempted but failed to make the ballot, see Nevada 2008 citizen initiatives.

Key facts

  • With one initiative on the 2008 ballot, the historical total of Nevada citizen initiatives increased to 54. If a second initiative is successful in its pending litigation, the total could increase to 55.
  • In the years 2000-2008, 18 citizen-initiated measures will have appeared on Nevada ballots (not counting veto referenda). This compares to 13 citizen-initiated measures that appeared on the Nevada ballot in the previous decade from 1990-1998.


On the ballot

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Voting requirements Residency requirements for voting in Nevada Defeatedd
CICA Question 2 Eminent domain Government agencies prohibited from taking land from one private owner to give to another private owner Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Tax exemptions Laws governing sales and use tax exemptions Approveda
LRSS Question 4 Sales tax and voter approval Administration, collection, or enforcement on certain aircraft and aircraft components Defeatedd


Not on the ballot

Type Title Subject Description
IndISS Support Our Schools Taxes Hotel room tax increase in the Reno and Las Vegas areas
CICA Proposition 13 Taxes Property tax increases limited to 2% annually
CICA Taxpayer Protection Act Taxes Require a 2/3rds vote to approve any initiative that generates or increases public revenue
CICA Funding Nevada's Priorities Public finance Allot increased revenues from certain county and city license fees to public school funding, the state highway fund, and the public safety fund
CICA Education Enhancement Education Allot increased revenues from county and city license fees to public school funding

See also

Nevada

External links


Additional reading