Below are our positions on the Statewide Measures & Constitutional Amendments, as well as select local measures.
Shall Chapter 202 of the Nevada Revised Statutes be amended to prohibit, except in certain circumstances, a person from selling or transferring a firearm to another person unless a federally-licensed dealer first conducts a federal background check on the potential buyer or transferee? (Full Text)
The Libertarian Party of Nevada recommends voting NO on Question 1.
Question 1, if enacted, will not meaningfully reduce gun crime; it will, however, create a large and expensive bureaucracy and criminalize transfer of firearms between friends and family.
Shall the Nevada Revised Statutes be amended to allow a person, 21 years old or older, to purchase, cultivate, possess, or consume a certain amount of marijuana or concentrated marijuana, as well as manufacture, possess, use, transport, purchase, distribute, or sell marijuana paraphernalia; impose a 15 percent excise tax on wholesale sales of marijuana; require the regulation and licensing of marijuana cultivators, testing facilities, distributors, suppliers, and retailers; and provide for certain criminal penalties? (Full Text)
The Libertarian Party of Nevada recommends voting YES on Question 2.
Question 2, if enacted, will legalize recreational marijuana use in Nevada. This will drastically reduce incarceration rates, reduce judicial focus on victimless crimes, and go a long way toward ending the so-called "War on Drugs".
Shall Article 1 of the Nevada Constitution be amended to require the Legislature to provide by law for the establishment of an open, competitive retail electric energy market that prohibits the granting of monopolies and exclusive franchises for the generation of electricity? (Full Text)
The Libertarian Party of Nevada recommends voting YES on Question 3.
Question 3, if enacted, would end the state mandated monopoly on electrical generation and distribution currently maintained by NV Energy. This should greatly reduce price, increase availability, and increase variety of power generation sources (including solar and wind).
Shall Article 10 of the Nevada Constitution be amended to require the Legislature to provide by law for the exemption of durable medical equipment, oxygen delivery equipment, and mobility enhancing equipment prescribed for use by a licensed health care provider from any tax upon the sale, storage, use, or consumption of tangible personal property? (Full Text)
The Libertarian Party of Nevada recommends voting NO on Question 4.
Though the Libertarian Party of Nevada is categorically favors lowering taxes, this particular measure was designed and written by the medical equipment industry to exempt itself from Nevada's increasingly onerous sales taxes. As history showed us after Question 2 was defeated in 2014 and the mining industry came out in support of the Commerce Tax, industries that are themselves exempt from taxation are more than happy to lobby in favor of taxing other industries. Since health care is the largest item on Nevada's budget, we do not see this as a step in the right direction for Nevada and would rather see the medical equipment industry support a lower tax load for all Nevadans, not just its customers.