Citizen Outreach is joining activist/lawyer Kermitt Waters in a lawsuit against Secretary of State Ross Miller challenging his AB81 election reform bill from the last legislative session (as well as SB 224 from 2005) for “violation of the single subject restriction of Article 4, section 17” of the Nevada Constitution.
Here’s the wording of Article 4, section 17:
“Each law enacted by the Legislature shall embrace but one subject, and matter, properly connected therewith, which subject shall be briefly expressed in the title…”
AB81 “is 55 pages in length and…is composed of 69 sections and amends, adds or deletes more than 50 separate freestanding NRS Statutes,” reads the complaint. “Even though the Nevada Constitution prohibits legislation that exceeds a single subject, this Bill addresses more than 30 different subjects and amends more than 50 separate statutes.”
AB81, by the way, includes the NRS language change Miller proposed to redefine the meaning of the term “express advocacy” which, of course, is what Miller is using to sue Citizen Outreach for mailers that were mailed out a year before Miller’s unconstitutional law even took effect.
All of which is the latest example of how Ross Miller – the boy who would be governor – is perhaps the worst Secretary of State in Nevada history.