New York Supermajority Vote Tax Requirement (2013)

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The New York Supermajority Vote Tax Requirement did not make the November 5, 2013 general election ballot in the state of New York as an initiated constitutional amendment. The measure would have required a two-thirds vote of the legislature to approve new taxes.[1][2] More specifically, the two-thirds vote would have been required for any "increase, extension, imposition or restoration of any tax, fee, assessment, surcharge or any other such levy change."[3]


The measure was sponsored by Sen. Lee Zeldin.

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See also: Amending the New York Constitution

According to the New York Constitution, a majority vote is required in two successive sessions of the New York State Legislature in order to qualify a measure for the statewide ballot.

The proposed measure passed in the New York State Senate following a vote of 41-19 on January 19, 2011.[4]

The measure was not passed by the legislature in a successive session.

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