WHEREAS, on November 8, 2016, the voters of the State of Nevada approved Ballot Question 3: The Energy Choice Initiative (the "Initiative"), which would amend the Nevada Constitution if voters approve the Initiative again in the 2018 general election;
WHEREAS, Nevada voters overwhelmingly supported a State policy that "electricity markets be open and competitive so that all electricity customers are afforded meaningful choice among different providers, and that economic and regulatory burdens be minimized in order to promote competition and choices in the electric energy market";
WHEREAS, if voters approve the Initiative a second time in 2018, the Legislature has until July 1, 2023 to pass laws consistent with the Initiative;
WHEREAS, members of the State Legislature may consider legislation related to energy choice during the 2017 General Legislative Session;
WHEREAS, responding responsibly to the Initiative's goals will require input from lawmakers, regulators, ratepayers, and stakeholders from many different groups all across the State;
WHEREAS, it is critical that these lawmakers, regulators, ratepayers, and stakeholders begin to consider and find possible solutions to the changes advanced by the Initiative; and
WHEREAS, Article 5, Section 1 of the Nevada Constitution provides that, "The supreme executive power of this State, shall be vested in a Chief Magistrate who shall be Governor of the State of Nevada."