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Legal challenge filed in court against Nevada energy competition ballot Question 3

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CARSON CITY — A ballot measure that would open Nevada’s electricity market to competition has been challenged in Carson City District Court.

Question 3 would amend the state constitution to allow competition. It would have to pass twice, this year and in 2018, before it could take effect.

Two individuals, one associated with the Nevada State AFL-CIO, which opposes the measure, filed the legal challenge arguing that it unlawfully directs a future Legislature to enact laws implementing the amendment should it be approved by voters.

The measure would require the Legislature to pass enabling legislation to implement competition, which the lawsuit calls deregulation, by no later than July 1, 2023.

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Posted on May 6, 2014

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