N.R.S. 295.200 - Registered voters’ power of initiative and referendum concerning city ordinances
Overview of Statute
This section provides for the registered voters’ initiative and referendum powers in city ordinances.
The registered voters of a city may:
1. Propose ordinances to the council and, if the council fails to adopt an ordinance so proposed without change in substance, adopt or reject it at the next general city election or general election.
2. Require reconsideration by the council of any adopted ordinance and, if the council fails to repeal an ordinance so reconsidered, approve or reject it at the next general city election or general election.
(Added to NRS by 1967, 378; A 1987, 364; 1993, 1033; 2005, 2844)
1. Definition for General election
The election held pursuant to NRS 293.12755.
See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293.060.
2. Definition for Registered voter
An elector who has completed the procedure prescribed by law for registration as a voter.
See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293.090.
3. Definition for General city election
An election held pursuant to NRS 293C.115, 293C.140 or 293C.145. The term includes a general municipal election held pursuant to the provisions of a special charter of an incorporated city.
See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293.059.
Case Name: Horne v. City of Mesquite
Citation: 120 Nev. 700, 100 P.3d 168
Case URL: https://www.ravellaw.com/opinions/b993c68ecd850c6dc2015d608a91f563?query=Horne%2[...]
- Citizens of a locality only have legislative powers equal to those that the local governing body possesses.
- Initiative to require city to sell land by public auction or bid process unlawfully restricts power granted to city.
- Initiative to require elected city officials to resign from office before becoming a candidate for another elected office unlawfully shortens terms of office.