Berlin, Germany, regional Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Volksentscheid [Verfassungsänderung Art. 62 und 63]

General Typology

Instrument
Obligatory referendum [LOR]
Location
Berlin, Germany
Political level
regional
Local Name:
Volksentscheid [Verfassungsänderung Art. 62 und 63]
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

Article 100 

Amendments to the Constitution shall require a two-thirds majority of the elected members of the House of Representatives. If the amendment to the Constitution concerns Articles 62 and 63, a referendum shall also be required.

References: The Constitution of Berlin, 1995 (accessed Nov. 6, 2019)

§ 36 The referendum result

(2) A draft law about the amendment of the Constitution of Berlin is adopted by referendum if a majority of at least two-thirds of the participants and at the same time at least half of the electorate agrees.

References: Gesetz über Volksinitiative, Volksbegehren und Volksentscheid, 1997 (accessed Nov. 6, 2019)

Subject Matter:

To call a referendum on Art. 62 and 63 of the constitution

Actors

Author:
Parliament
Initiator:
Law
Decision maker:
Electorate

Requirements

Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
None
Approval Quorum:
Majority of at least 2/3rd of the votes cast and at the same time at least half of the electorate
Geographical Quorum:
None
Excluded Issues:
Other Formal Requirements:

Procedural Elements

Wording Of Ballot Question:
Interaction With Authorities:
Supervision And Support:
Transparency And Finance:

Practice

Archive:
Remarks:

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