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Voters in the [[Washington|State of Washington]] passed [[Washington Legislative Supermajority or Voter Approval Required for Tax Increase, Initiative 960 (2007)|I-960]] in 2007, which imposed a 2/3rds requirement on the [[Washington State Legislature]] for tax increases.  The state legislature overturned this initiative through the process known as [[legislative tampering]] and its supporters then qualified [[Washington Tax Initiative, Initiative 1053 (2010)|I-1053]] for the state's 2010 ballot.
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Voters in the [[Washington|State of Washington]] passed [[Washington Legislative Supermajority or Voter Approval Required for Tax Increase, Initiative 960 (2007)|I-960]] in 2007, which imposed a 2/3rds requirement on the [[Washington State Legislature]] for tax increases.  The state legislature overturned this initiative through the process known as [[legislative tampering]] and its supporters then qualified [[Washington Supermajority Vote Required in State Legislature to Raise Taxes, Initiative 1053 (2010)|I-1053]] for the state's 2010 ballot.
  
 
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==Referred amendments==

Revision as of 14:37, 30 June 2011

A supermajority requirement is a requirement in some votes and elections where more than a simple majority of those voting must vote in favor of a proposal in order for it to be considered to have been approved.

Examples of supermajority requirements:

Enact state budgets

Several states require a supermajority vote to pass their state's budget:

Tax increases

Voters in the State of Washington passed I-960 in 2007, which imposed a 2/3rds requirement on the Washington State Legislature for tax increases. The state legislature overturned this initiative through the process known as legislative tampering and its supporters then qualified I-1053 for the state's 2010 ballot.

Referred amendments

Constitutional conventions

See also

References