Nevada high court considers ballot measure rules



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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Critics of Nevada's initiative process say restricting petitions to a single subject invites legal challenges that stall the process and prevents backers from gathering signatures by a mandated deadline.

They asked the Nevada Supreme Court on Tuesday to make it easier for groups to qualify measures for the ballot.

The challenge to the single-subject rule was brought by Las Vegas attorney Kermitt Waters on behalf of Citizen Outreach and two other groups. They argue the limitation makes it nearly impossible for citizens to bring proposals before voters.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal (http://bit.ly/1drXZV4 ) reports Waters argued that the requirements for citizen petitions should be the same as those for the Legislature, which is allowed to enact bills dealing with multiple subjects.

Justices heard arguments in Las Vegas and will rule later.

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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com

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