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Adoption or Passage of Resolutions

From Chapter III of the 2013 Legislative Manual:

The Nevada Constitution requires that bills and joint resolutions be processed and passed in an identical manner, except that joint resolutions are delivered directly to the Secretary of State (not the Governor). Joint resolutions amending the Constitution are held by the Secretary of State and returned to the next chosen Legislature for reconsideration. If the next Legislature approves the proposed constitutional amendment, it then must be submitted to the people "in such manner and at such time as the Legislature shall prescribe" for a vote. The law currently requires that this opportunity to vote be at the next general election.

Concurrent resolutions must be adopted by both houses; they may be adopted by a voice vote, and only a majority of the members present are necessary for the adoption. Concurrent resolutions are not signed by the Governor and are delivered to the Secretary of State for filing.

Senate or Assembly one-house resolutions are adopted by a voice vote by a simple majority of the members present and are enrolled and delivered to the Secretary of State. A recorded vote is required to be taken for both concurrent and one-house resolutions if such is requested by three members present.


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