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|[[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<br>(Deadline Nov. 11, 2008)
Revision as of 13:24, 3 December 2008
For information on other citizen initiatives that attempted but failed to make the ballot, see Nevada 2008 citizen initiatives.
- Through 2006, a total of 53 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.
- 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.
Appeared on the 2008 ballot
|LR||Question 1: Assembly Joint Resolution No. 10||Voting requirements||Would eliminate an unconstitutional requirement that a person must reside in Nevada for 6 months prior to an election in order to be eligible to vote in that election||Defeated|
|CICA||Question 2: People's Initiative to Stop the Taking of Our Land (PISTOL)||Eminent domain||Would prevent government agencies from using eminent domain to take land from one private owner and give to it another private owner||Approved|
|LR||Question 3: Assembly Joint Resolution No. 16||Tax exemptions||Would require the Nevada Legislature to make certain findings regarding the social or economic purpose and benefits of property tax or from sales and use tax exemptions before allowing them and to ensure that similar classes of taxpayers must meet similar requirements for exemptions||Approved|
|LR||Question 4: Senate Bill No. 502||Sales tax and voter approval||Would authorize the Legislature to amend or repeal any provision of the Sales and Use Tax Act without voter approval whenever necessary to carry out any federal law or interstate agreement for the administration, collection, or enforcement on certain aircraft and aircraft components||Defeated|
|CSS||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|
(Deadline Nov. 11, 2008)
Filed signatures but failed to make November 2008 ballot
|Year||Type||Initiative Title||Subject Matter||Description||Status|
|2008||CICA||Proposition 13||Property taxes||Would limit property tax increases to 2% annually||Removed from ballot by court|
|2008||CICA||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; state supreme court upheld decision|
|2008||CICA||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; state supreme court upheld decision|
|2008||CICA||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; state supreme court upheld decision|
- List of Nevada ballot measures
- Procedures for qualifying an initiative in Nevada
- Laws governing the initiative process in Nevada
- History of Initiative & Referendum in Nevada
- Nevada's 2008 Ballot Questions Guide for voters
- Nevada Secretary of State web site
- Election Information from Secretary of State
- Secretary of State's web page on 2008 Initiatives & Referenda
- Registered Nevada Ballot Access Groups
- Las Vegas Sun: "At last, the money trail leads somewhere," Sept. 25, 2008
- San Jose Mercury News: "Few statewide ballot measures face Nevada voters," Sept. 20, 2008
- Las Vegas Sun: "No yes-no votes this year, but oh the drama," Sept. 12, 2008