Ballot Issues

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Nevada Question 1: Marsy’s Law Crime Victims Rights Amendment

A “yes” vote supports this measure to add specific rights of crime victims, together known as a Marsy’s Law, to the Nevada Constitution.
A “no” vote opposes this measure to add specific rights of crime victims to the state constitution beyond those added to the constitution in 1996.

Secretary of State links:

Senate Joint Resolution No. 17 of the 78th Legislative Session (text)

Ballotpedia links:

https://ballotpedia.org/Nevada_Question_1,_Marsy’s_Law_Crime_Victims_Rights_Amendment_(2018)

Nevada Question 2, Sales Tax Exemption for Feminine Hygiene Products Measure

A “yes” vote supports this measure to exempt feminine hygiene products from state and local sales taxes.
A “no” vote opposes this measure to exempt feminine hygiene products from state and local sales taxes.

Secretary of State links:

Senate Bill 415 of the 79th Legislative Session (text)

Ballotpedia links:

https://ballotpedia.org/Nevada_Question_2,_Sales_Tax_Exemption_for_Feminine_Hygiene_Products_Measure_(2018)

Nevada Question 3: Legislature to Minimize Regulations on the Energy Market and Eliminate Legal Energy Monopolies Amendment

A “yes” vote supports this constitutional amendment to require the Nevada Legislature to establish “an open, competitive retail electric energy market,” reduce energy market regulations, and prohibit energy monopolies.
A “no” vote opposes this constitutional amendment to require the legislature to establish an open and competitive retail energy market.

Secretary of State links:

The Energy Choice Initiative (petition, text)

  Financial Impact Statement 

Ballotpedia links:

https://ballotpedia.org/Nevada_Question_3,_Legislature_to_Minimize_Regulations_on_the_Energy_Market_and_Eliminate_Legal_Energy_Monopolies_Amendment_(2018)

Nevada Question 4: Medical Equipment Sales Tax Exemption Amendment

A “yes” vote supports this amendment to require the state legislature to exempt from sales and use tax durable medical equipment, oxygen delivery equipment, and mobility enhancing equipment prescribed for human use by a licensed health care provider.
A “no” vote opposes this amendment to require the legislature to exempt certain types of medical equipment from the sales and use tax.

Secretary of State links:

Patient Tax Relief Act (petition, text, Constitution)

Financial Impact Statement 

Ballotpedia links:

https://ballotpedia.org/Nevada_Question_4,_Medical_Equipment_Sales_Tax_Exemption_Amendment_(2018)

Nevada Question 5: Automatic Voter Registration via DMV Initiative

A “yes” vote supports this initiative to provide for the automatic voter registration of eligible citizens when receiving certain services from the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
A “no” vote opposes this initiative to provide for the automatic voter registration of eligible citizens when receiving certain services from the DMV.

Secretary of State links:

The Automatic Voter Registration Initiative

Ballotpedia links:

https://ballotpedia.org/Nevada_Question_5,_Automatic_Voter_Registration_via_DMV_Initiative_(2018)

Nevada Question 6: Renewable Energy Standards Initiative

A “yes” vote supports this initiative to require electric utilities to acquire 50 percent of their electricity from renewable resources by 2030.
A “no” vote opposes this initiative, thus keeping the existing requirement that electric utilities acquire 25 percent of their electricity from renewable resources by 2025.

Secretary of State links:

https://www.nvsos.gov/sos/home/showdocument?id=5330 (petition, text)

Financial Impact Statement

Ballotpedia links;

https://ballotpedia.org/Nevada_Question_6,_Renewable_Energy_Standards_Initiative_(2018)