Researching Initiatives and Referenda: A Guide for Nevada

Legal Reference Services Quarterly, Vol. 26, Issue 3 & 4, pp. 223-229, 2007

7 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2011  

Thomas R. Boone

Georgetown University Law Center

Date Written: March 1, 2007

Abstract

The Nevada Constitution provides voters with the ability to propose new statutes, amendments to existing statutes, and amendments to the State constitution through the initiative petition process. Voters can also approve or disapprove of existing statutes through the referendum petition process. Both require the circulation of a petition to collect a minimum number of signatures before the Secretary of State will place the measures on the ballot for the general election. As with other topics of law, Nevada has a profound shortage of research resources on initiatives and referenda, but State law and government Web sites provide enough information to allow for significant research.

Keywords: Amendment, ballot, constitution, election, initiative, Nevada, petition, referendum, statute, voters

JEL Classification: K19

Suggested Citation

Boone, Thomas R., Researching Initiatives and Referenda: A Guide for Nevada (March 1, 2007). Legal Reference Services Quarterly, Vol. 26, Issue 3 & 4, pp. 223-229, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1862273

Thomas R. Boone (Contact Author)

Georgetown University Law Center ( email )

600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States

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