Baden-Württemberg, Germany, regional Veto-plebiscite [AVP] - Volksabstimmung

General Typology

Instrument
Veto-plebiscite [AVP]
Location
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Political level
regional
Local Name:
Volksabstimmung
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

Article 60

(2) The Government may submit a law approved by the Parliament to a referendum before its announcement, if one-third of the members of Parliament requested it. The arranged referendum is omitted if the Parliament with two-thirds majority again approves the law.

(3) If one-third of the members of the Parliament request it, the Government may submit a Bill introduced by Government but rejected by the Parliament to the referendum.

(4) The request under paragraph 2 and paragraph 3 is to provide within two weeks after the final vote. The Government has 10 days after receipt of the request to decide whether it wants to organize the referendum.

(5) In the referendum decides the majority of the valid votes. The law is decided, if at least twenty per cent of the electorate agrees.

(6) On tax laws, salary laws and the State budget law, no referendum will take place.

References: Verfassung des Landes Baden-Württemberg, 1953 (accessed Nov. 6, 2019)

Subject Matter:

To call a referendum on a draft law

Actors

Author:
1/3rd of members of parliament
Initiator:
Government
Decision maker:
Electorate

Requirements

Available Time:
2 weeks after the final vote in Parliament. Government has 10 days after receipt of the request to decide.
Turnout Quorum:
None
Approval Quorum:
Majority of the valid votes if at least 20% of the electorate agrees.
Geographical Quorum:
None
Excluded Issues:

Tax laws, salary laws and the State budget law

Other Formal Requirements:

In case of a law approved by the Parliament, but brought to referendum by Government, the referendum is omitted if Parliament accepts the law again with a 2/3rd majority.

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The English language version here is provided as a courtesy. The German language text is the official version.