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* [[Arkansas]].  75% of the [[Arkansas State Legislature]] must vote in favor of the state's budget for it to pass.
 
* [[Arkansas]].  75% of the [[Arkansas State Legislature]] must vote in favor of the state's budget for it to pass.
 
* [[California]].  In California, 2/3rds of the [[California State Legislature]] must vote in favor for a budget to be enacted. [[California Proposition 25, Majority Vote for Legislature to Pass the Budget (2010)|Proposition 25]] on the [[California 2010 ballot propositions|November 2, 2010 ballot]] might overturn this requirement.
 
* [[California]].  In California, 2/3rds of the [[California State Legislature]] must vote in favor for a budget to be enacted. [[California Proposition 25, Majority Vote for Legislature to Pass the Budget (2010)|Proposition 25]] on the [[California 2010 ballot propositions|November 2, 2010 ballot]] might overturn this requirement.
* [[Rhode Island]]. In California, 2/3rds of the [[Rhode Island State Legislature]] must vote in favor for a budget to be enacted.<ref>[http://articles.sfgate.com/2010-09-19/opinion/24011476_1_budget-requirement-for-tax-increases-supermajority ''San Francisco Chronicle'', "San Francisco Chronicle editorial: Yes on Prop. 25, No on Prop. 26", September 19, 2010]</ref>
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* [[Rhode Island]]. In California, 2/3rds of the [[Rhode Island State Legislature]] must vote in favor for a budget to be enacted.<ref>[http://articles.sfgate.com/2010-09-19/opinion/24011476_1_budget-requirement-for-tax-increases-supermajority ''San Francisco Chronicle'', "San Francisco Chronicle editorial: Yes on Proposition 25, No on Proposition 26", September 19, 2010]</ref>
  
 
==Tax increases==
 
==Tax increases==

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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