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The '''Nevada State and Local Public Officer Term Limits Question''', also known as '''Question 9''', was an {{icafull}} on the [[1994 ballot measures#Nevada|November 8, 1994]] election ballot in [[Nevada]], where it was '''approved'''.
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The '''Nevada State and Local Public Officer Term Limits Question''', also known as '''Question 9''', was an {{icafull}} in [[Nevada]] which was '''approved''' on the ballot on [[1994 ballot measures#Nevada|November 8, 1994]].
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*This amendment modified the [[Nevada Constitution]] to place term limits on state and local elected officials.<ref name="guide"/>
  
 
==Aftermath==
 
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==Election results==
 
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|title= Question 9 (State and Local Public Officer Term Limits)
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|title= Nevada Question 9 (1994)
 
|yes=259,211
 
|yes=259,211
|yespct=70.4
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The language that appeared on the ballot:
 
The language that appeared on the ballot:
  
:''Shall the Nevada Constitution be amended to establish term limits for state and local public officers?''<ref name="guide">[http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Division/Research/VoteNV/BallotQuestions/1994.pdf ''Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau - Research Division'', 1994 Ballot Question Guide with Election Results]</ref>
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{{Quote|Shall the Nevada Constitution be amended to establish term limits for state and local public officers?<ref name="guide">[http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Division/Research/VoteNV/BallotQuestions/1994.pdf ''Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau - Research Division'', 1994 Ballot Question Guide with Election Results]</ref>}}
  
The language that appeared in the voter's guide:
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==Reports and analysis==
 
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The language that appeared in the voter's guide:<ref name="guide"/>
:''EXPLANATION''
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===Explanation===
  
 
:''Other than the office of governor, the Nevada Constitution currently places no limits on the number of terms to which state and local officers can be elected. This amendment would limit members of the state Assembly to serving twelve (12) years or six (6) terms in office. Members of the state Senate would be limited to serving twelve (12) years or three (3) terms in office. Justices of the Supreme Court, justices of the peace, and all other judges would be limited to two (2) terms. The Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Controller, and the Attorney General would be limited to eight (8) years or two (2) terms. Other state officials and local governing body members would be limited to twelve (12) years. Appointment to an office for any amount of time would be equal to one (1) term.''
 
:''Other than the office of governor, the Nevada Constitution currently places no limits on the number of terms to which state and local officers can be elected. This amendment would limit members of the state Assembly to serving twelve (12) years or six (6) terms in office. Members of the state Senate would be limited to serving twelve (12) years or three (3) terms in office. Justices of the Supreme Court, justices of the peace, and all other judges would be limited to two (2) terms. The Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Controller, and the Attorney General would be limited to eight (8) years or two (2) terms. Other state officials and local governing body members would be limited to twelve (12) years. Appointment to an office for any amount of time would be equal to one (1) term.''
  
:''FISCAL NOTE''
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===Fiscal note===
  
 
:''Fiscal Impact-No. The proposal to amend the Nevada Constitution would limit the terms of State and Local Officers. The proposal would have no adverse fiscal impact.''<ref name="guide"/>
 
:''Fiscal Impact-No. The proposal to amend the Nevada Constitution would limit the terms of State and Local Officers. The proposal would have no adverse fiscal impact.''<ref name="guide"/>
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==Support==
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Supporters argue term limits:<ref name="guide"/>
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* Stop career politicians.
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* Potentially lessen influence of lobbyists and special interest groups by limiting interaction with any one elected official.
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* Allow for elected officials to focus on issues rather than reelection.
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* Allow more citizens to service.
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==Opposition==
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Opponents argue term limits:<ref name="guide"/>
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* Make it difficult to find qualified candidates.
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* Experiences elected officials will not be able to run again.
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* Elected officials that have been successful and been responsive to voters will not be able to run again.
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* Elected officials in their final terms will not be accountable to the voters.
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* Do not account for the fact that the [[Nevada State Legislature]] is a citizen legislature with a high turnover ratio.
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==Path to the ballot==
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* In 1994, Nevada was one of five states (also including [[Colorado 1994 ballot measures|Colorado]], [[Idaho 1994 ballot measures|Idaho]], [[Nebraska 1994 ballot measures|Nebraska]], and [[Utah 1994 ballot measures|Utah]]) that sought to place term limits on local officials.<ref name="COanalysis">[http://www.law.du.edu/images/uploads/library/CLC/392.pdf "Colorado Legislative Council", ''An Analysis of 1994 Ballot Measure Proposal'']</ref>
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
* [http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Division/Research/VoteNV/BallotQuestions/1994.pdf Ballot Question Guide with Election Results]
 
* [http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Division/Research/VoteNV/BallotQuestions/1994.pdf Ballot Question Guide with Election Results]
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* [http://digitalcollections.mypubliclibrary.com/c/Henderson-Home-News/view/4473/page/2/ Ballot Information] (in the ''Henderson Home News'', November 3, 1994)
  
 
==References==
 
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[[Category:Term limits, Nevada]]
 
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[[Category:Term limits, 1994]]
 
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The Nevada State and Local Public Officer Term Limits Question, also known as Question 9, was an initiated constitutional amendment in Nevada which was approved on the ballot on November 8, 1994.

  • This amendment modified the Nevada Constitution to place term limits on state and local elected officials.[1]

Aftermath

Question 9 was split into two separate proposals 9A and 9B. 9A, regarding term limits for state and local public officers, was approved, while 9B, regard term limits for judges and justices, was defeated.

Election results

Nevada Question 9 (1994)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 259,211 70.44%
No108,78029.56%

Official results via: Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau - Research Division

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Shall the Nevada Constitution be amended to establish term limits for state and local public officers?[1]

Reports and analysis

The language that appeared in the voter's guide:[1]

Explanation

Other than the office of governor, the Nevada Constitution currently places no limits on the number of terms to which state and local officers can be elected. This amendment would limit members of the state Assembly to serving twelve (12) years or six (6) terms in office. Members of the state Senate would be limited to serving twelve (12) years or three (3) terms in office. Justices of the Supreme Court, justices of the peace, and all other judges would be limited to two (2) terms. The Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Controller, and the Attorney General would be limited to eight (8) years or two (2) terms. Other state officials and local governing body members would be limited to twelve (12) years. Appointment to an office for any amount of time would be equal to one (1) term.

Fiscal note

Fiscal Impact-No. The proposal to amend the Nevada Constitution would limit the terms of State and Local Officers. The proposal would have no adverse fiscal impact.[1]

Support

Supporters argue term limits:[1]

  • Stop career politicians.
  • Potentially lessen influence of lobbyists and special interest groups by limiting interaction with any one elected official.
  • Allow for elected officials to focus on issues rather than reelection.
  • Allow more citizens to service.

Opposition

Opponents argue term limits:[1]

  • Make it difficult to find qualified candidates.
  • Experiences elected officials will not be able to run again.
  • Elected officials that have been successful and been responsive to voters will not be able to run again.
  • Elected officials in their final terms will not be accountable to the voters.
  • Do not account for the fact that the Nevada State Legislature is a citizen legislature with a high turnover ratio.

Path to the ballot

  • In 1994, Nevada was one of five states (also including Colorado, Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah) that sought to place term limits on local officials.[2]

See also

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