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State supermajority requirements

United States. General Accounting Office. General Government Division.

State supermajority requirements

by United States. General Accounting Office. General Government Division.

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Published by The Office in Washington, D.C. (P.O. Box 37050, Washington, D.C. 20013) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Taxation -- United States -- States.,
  • Fiscal policy -- United States -- States.,
  • Revenue -- United States -- States.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementUnited States General Accounting Office, General Government Division.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination14 p. ;
    Number of Pages14
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17697415M

      The financing of public school buildings has been a topic of interest since the early days of Idaho statehood, owing largely to the requirement imposed at that time by the Idaho Constitution that public debt payable from property taxes requires a 2/3 “supermajority” of voters. Education providers and their supporting advocates have employed four overlapping strategies for financing school.   At the state level, recent polling shows 65% support for allowing voters the opportunity to place the supermajority requirement for tax increases in the state constitution. There are more than 20 other supermajority requirements already in Washington’s constitution.

    My colleague Sen. Ron Johnson recently argued on these pages that a supermajority voting requirement in the Senate is part of our Founding Fathers’ constitutional design and that recent efforts. lend further support to the notion that supermajority rule requirements gen-erally affect narrow tax rates but not broad tax rates. Conclusion Several authors have suggested that state supermajority rule requirements for tax increases curb state revenues and lead to greater fiscal discipline (Rafool ; Knight ; Waisanen ).

      If a supermajority requirement results in a misapplication of federal law by failing to overturn a state statute for violating the federal constitution, federal court review is available to the.   Now lawmakers seem intent on the repeal or amending of State Question that requires revenue bills receive a 75 percent supermajority approval from the state .


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State supermajority requirements by United States. General Accounting Office. General Government Division. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Normatively, the book is courageous: Schwartzberg demonstrates in no uncertain terms that there is no justification compatible with democratic principles for supermajority requirements. Historically, the book is revelatory in several respects: for instance, Schwartzberg informs us that 'one person, one vote' was originally an aristocratic, not Cited by: These requirements, unlike many other states' laws, apply to all tax increases.

States that passed such supermajority requirements include Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon and Washington. Exhibits. Supermajority budget rules require a state to obtain more than a majority vote of the legislature, typically two-thirds or three-fifths of the votes, to pass a budget bill.

Such budget rules are rarer than rules requiring supermajorities to raise new taxes (i.e., tax restrictions). COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

But while supermajority requirements can be daunting for minority parties, there’s no evidence that they substantially change a state's tax policy one way or the other.

Just seven states have a constitutional supermajority requirement that applies to all tax increases: Delaware, Mississippi, and Oregon each require a three-fifths vote of each house, and Arizona, California, Nevada, and Louisiana each require a two-thirds vote of each house.

Several states require a supermajority vote to pass their state's budget: The Arkansas State Legislature requires 75% of members voting in favor of the state's budget for it to pass.

In Rhode Island, 2/3rds of the Legislature must vote in favor for a budget to be enacted. ] Majority and Supermajority Rules: Three Views initially than to choose the correct location and type of protection for a pri-vate entitlement.

As Calabresi and Melamed demonstrate that the structure of transaction costs is crucial to the optimal assignment of entitlements, we show that it is no less crucial to legislative voting by: 4.

For each, explain why you believe there is a supermajority requirement. Convicting an impeachment (2/3 senate) 2. expulsion of one house member (2/3 of house in question) 3. override presidential veto (2/3 house and senate) 4.

ratify treaty (2/3 senate) 5. pass amendments (2/3 house and senate) 6. call for Constitutional convention (2/3. Calling for a Constitutional Convention (2/3 of the state legislatures — Article 5) Ratifying a Constitutional Amendment (3/4 of the states — Article 5) Restore the ability of certain rebels to serve in the government (2/3 majority in both the House and the Senate — 14th Amendment).

States with Legislative Supermajority Requirements to Increase Taxes, State: Year Adopted; Initiative/ Referendum The state Constitution limits the corporate income tax rate to 5%.

A 3/5 vote in the States with Legislative Supermajority Requirements to Increase Taxes, State. Year Adopted. Initiative/ Referendum. VoteFile Size: 28KB. supermajority rules by accounting for potential time-varying effects.

In addition, it documents legal cases where state governments were suspected to circumvent the supermajority requirements. This paper is the first attempt to document and empirically test the potential : Soomi Lee.

Supermajority budget rules require a state to obtain more than a majority vote of the legislature, typically two-thirds or three-fifths of the votes, to pass a budget bill. This fact sheet reviews evidence on how supermajority budget rules affect fiscal outcomes, such as late budgets and government spending.

From tostate tax burdens as a share of personal income increased by percent in states with supermajority requirements. Taxes rose five times faster in states without such requirements.

"As the single most important book on the topic, Dinan's impressive work will help to reshape scholarship in the field of American constitutional history for generations to come."--Kermit Hall, author of The Magic Mirror: Law in American History "Dinan, one of the leading scholars of American state constitutionalism, has painted a new and fascinating portrait of American constitutional thought 5/5(1).

The authors test this argument by separately analyzing the effect of supermajority requirements on taxes that are targeted toward narrow groups (more redistributive) and taxes targeted toward a broader base (less redistributive), in a panel of fifty states from to Cited by:   Supermajority requirements are a solid first step toward reining in out-of-control state budgets.

States must learn to live within their means and also adopt reforms that limit spending. Controlling spending would force the government to more closely monitor and limit state spending, thereby properly balancing the budget while limiting the need.

Bylaws And Supermajority Board Voting Requirements Posted on Aug by Keith Paul Bishop Yesterday's post concerned various provisions that, although not required to be included in the articles of incorporation, must be included if they are to be effective.

the citizens of each state are entitled to all privileges in the states. what eligibility requirements does the constitution establish for the members of the senate.

list all parts of the constitution that require a supermajority. For each, explain why you believe there is a supermajority requirement. Consequently, instituting a supermajority requirement seems, at best, unnecessary and, at worst, harmful to the state’s long-term fiscal condition.

[i] Inthe conference report on CACR 6, by a vote offell short of the three-fifths margin stipulated by the constitution for the amendment to be put before the voters for their.

I'm not sure that is a bad thing. Currently, 16 states have some form of supermajority requirement. Those requirements, combined with balanced budget requirements Author: David Brunori.A supermajority or supra-majority or a qualified majority, is a requirement for a proposal to gain a specified level of support which is greater than the threshold of more than one-half used for s to constitutions, especially those with entrenched clauses, commonly require supermajority support in a legislature.

Parliamentary procedure requires that any action of a .if a state of nature arises which was not specified in the contract. The optimal supermajority requirement is determined by a tradeoffbetween two factors. On the one hand a high supermajority is attractive because it reduces the problem of minorities being expropriated by the majority.

On the other hand, a high superma.