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HJR 1 - Requires a 2/3 Vote for Tax Increases - Key Vote

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Stephen Hartgen voted Yea (Motion Vote) on this Constitutional Amendment.

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NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS APPROVAL IN EACH CHAMBER FOR PASSAGE. IT MUST THEN BE APPROVED BY A MAJORITY OF CITIZENS VOTING IN THE NEXT ELECTION TO BECOME EFFECTIVE.

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Constitutional Amendment - Motion Rejected (House) (37-33) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires a 2/3 Vote for Tax Increases

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote on a motion to advance to third reading a joint resolution that submits a constitutional amendment to the voters that would require a 2/3 vote for tax increases.

Highlights:
  • Requires the approval of 2/3 of the members of each house in order to pass any bill or resolution that does any of the following (Sec. 1):
    • Creates a new tax or fee;
    • Increases an existing tax or fee; or
    • Reduces or eliminates a device used to compute tax or fee liability, including, but not limited to, a deduction, exemption, or credit.
  • Specifies that the approval of 2/3 of the members of each house is not required if the bill or resolution would not result in increased revenue (Sec. 1).
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NOTE: THIS IS A SECOND READING VOTE TO CUT OFF DEBATE ON THE BILL AND ADVANCE IT TO THE THIRD READING IN WHICH AN UP-OR-DOWN VOTE FOR PASSAGE WILL OCCUR.

Constitutional Amendment - Introduced (House) -

Title: Requires a 2/3 Vote for Tax Increases

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