Minnesota Supermajority for Tax Increases Amendment (2012)

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The Minnesota Supermajority for Tax Increases Amendment did not make the November 2012 ballot in Minnesota as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure proposed requiring a three-fifths majority in both chambers to approve any state tax increase.

The measure was introduced by State Rep. Steve Drazkowski[1]

Text of measure

The ballot language of the measure would have read as follows:[2]

"Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to require a three-fifths vote of each house of the legislature to pass a law that increases state income, state sales, or property taxes?

  • YES
  • NO

Constitutional changes

The proposed amendment would have added a section to Article IV of the Minnesota Constitution[3]

Path to the ballot

See also: Amending the Minnesota Constitution

In order to refer proposed amendments to the ballot they must be agreed on by a majority of the members of each chamber of the Minnesota State Legislature. The 2012 legislative session ended before the measure was passed on to the ballot.

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