Nevada petition drive deadline only a week away
CARSON CITY, Nevada: Nevada initiative supporters have about a week before the statewide petition drive deadline arrives. The state requires that constitutional amendments be submitted to county clerks/registrars by June 15. County clerks must then verify and submit the signatures to the secretary of state by no later than August 4, 2010. Despite state citizens filing a total of eleven initiatives in 2010, only four are facing the June deadline for the November 2, 2010 statewide ballot. According to reports, however, only one initiative is anticipated to submit signatures next week - Nevada Mining Tax Measure. The initiative proposes removing the statutory deductions allowed to mining companies by current state law.
Proposed measures are listed below:
|Mining Tax Measure||Taxes||Removes the statutory deductions for mining companies provided by state law|
|Secret Ballot Amendment||Labor||Protects the right to secret ballots in union representation elections|
|Public Office and Issues Secret Ballot Amendment||Elections||Protects the right to secret ballots for public office and on public issues|
Pending court decision:
|Personhood Amendment||Abortion||Would recognize the personhood of the unborn from the earliest stages of life||Waiting for ruling|