CARSON CITY — A proposed constitutional amendment could shift the power to call a special session from the governor to the lawmakers.
Nevada voters rejected a similar proposal in 2006, and they will have a chance to vote on it again in the Nov. 6 general election.
Question 1 would the Legislature, on extraordinary occasions and only with two-thirds support of lawmakers in each house, to call itself into special session. Sessions would be limited to 20 days, but could be convened on a continuous basis, if the extraordinary conditions requirement was met and with two-thirds support from lawmakers.
The phrase “extraordinary occasions” is the sticking point.