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Nevada Court of Appeals Establishment, Question 6 (1992)

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The Nevada Court of Appeals Establishment Question, also known as Question 1, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 3, 1992 election ballot in Nevada, where it was defeated.

Aftermath

This was the second out of four attempts to create such a court, with the fourth potential ballot measure being considered for the 2014 ballot.[1][2]

Election results

Question 1 (Court of Appeals Establishment)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No252,95054.2%
Yes 213,407 45.8%

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 provide for the establishment of a Court of Appeals?[3]

The language that appeared in the voter's guide:

EXPLANATION
The Supreme Court of Nevada is the only court in this state which has jurisdiction to hear cases that are appealed from decisions rendered by the District Courts of this state. In addition, the Supreme Court hears cases brought originally in the Supreme Court and administers the functions of the State Bar of Nevada and the judiciary. If this amendment is adopted, an intermediate Court of Appeals would be established to hear certain appeals from cases decided by the District Courts. The proposed amendment would require the Legislature to determine the jurisdiction of the Court of Appeals and provide for the review of appeals decided by the court. In addition, the initial three judges to the Court of Appeals would be appointed by the governor. Thereafter, the judges would be elected by the voters of this state to 6-year terms. A "Yes" vote is a vote to provide for the establishment of a Court of Appeals. A "No" vote is a vote to disapprove the constitutional amendment.
FISCAL NOTE
Financial Impact-Yes. The proposal to amend the Nevada Constitution would allow the Legislature, at some future date, to establish an intermediate appellate court. The state will be responsible for the cost of the court. However, the fiscal effect will be determined by what action the Legislature may take with regard to staffing, equipping and locating the court. It has been estimated that a three-judge court operating similar to the Supreme Court could cost approximately $2.7 million per year, not including facility costs.[3]

Path to the ballot

A majority vote is required (in two successive sessions of) the Nevada State Legislature in order to send a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment to the ballot.

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