Bremen, Germany, regional Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Volksentscheid über Gesetz zu Artikel 42 IV.

General Typology

Instrument
Obligatory referendum [LOR]
Location
Bremen, Germany
Political level
regional
Local Name:
Volksentscheid über Gesetz zu Artikel 42 IV.
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

Article 70 [Subject of the referendum]

(2) A referendum is to be called also in the case of article 42 (4) on a law, approved by Parliament if

(a) Parliament decided the law with less than two-thirds of its members.

Article 72 [Quorum, majority]

(1) A bill or other template referred to in article 70 is accepted by referendum, if the majority of those who cast their votes, but at least one-fifth of the electorate, agrees.

(2) In the case of constitutional amendments on the basis of a referendum, more two-fifths of the electorate for the referendum must vote in favor.

References: LANDESVERFASSUNG der FREIEN HANSESTADT BREMEN, 1947 (accessed Dec. 3, 2019)

Subject Matter:

To call a referendum in case of a law relating to Art. 42 IV. only if not adopted by 2/3rd of the members of parliament

Actors

Author:
Parliament decided with less than 2/3rd of its members
Initiator:
Law
Decision maker:
Electorate

Requirements

Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
None
Approval Quorum:
Majority of those who cast their votes, but at least one-fifth of the electorate
Geographical Quorum:
None
Excluded Issues:
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The English language version here is provided as a courtesy. The German language text is the official version.