Nevada 2008 ballot measures

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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
LR Question 1 Voting requirements Residency requirements for voting in Nevada Defeatedd
CICA PISTOL Eminent domain Government agencies prohibited from using eminent domain to take land from one private owner to give to it another private owner Approveda
LR Question 3 Tax exemptions Laws governing sales and use tax exemptions Approveda
LR Question 4 Sales tax and voter approval Administration, collection, or enforcement on certain aircraft and aircraft components Defeatedd

Filed signatures but failed to make November 2008 ballot

Type Initiative Title Subject Matter Description Status
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 Did not make the signature requirement by deadline
CICA Proposition 13 Property taxes Would limit property tax increases to 2% annually Removed from ballot by court
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
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
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

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