Costa Rica, national Plebiscite [ATP] - Referéndum (Leyes y reformas parc. constitución)

General Typology

Instrument
Plebiscite [ATP]
Location
Costa Rica
Political level
national
Local Name:
Referéndum (Leyes y reformas parc. constitución)
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

Article 105. - The power to legislate resides in the people, who delegate it to the Legislative Assembly by means of the suffrage. Such power could be resigned neither to be subject to limitations by means of no agreement nor contract, direct nor indirectly safe by treaties, according to the principles of the International Right. The people also will be able to exert this power by means of the referendum, to approve or to countermand laws and partial reforms of the Constitution (..); the Legislative Assembly, by means of the approval of the two third parts of the total of its members, or the Executive authority along with the absolute majority of the totality of the members of the Legislative Assembly.The referendum will not come if the projects are regarding budgetary, tributary, fiscal, monetary, credit matter, from pensions, security, approval of loans and contracts or acts of administrative nature. This institute will be regulated by law, approved by the two third parts of the totality of the members of the Legislative Assembly.

Ref.: Constitution of Costa Rica, Version 2015  (accessed 24.01.2020)

Subject Matter:

Plebiscite to approve laws and partial reforms of the constitution 

Actors

Author:
Authority
Initiator:
Authority : 2/3 of the members of the Legislative Assembly or the executive authority together with the abolute majority of the Legislative Assembly.
Decision maker:
The whole electorate

Requirements

Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
Legal source does not mention turnout quorum
Approval Quorum:
Legal source does not mention special approval quorum
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
Excluded Issues:

Art. 105 of the constitution: (..) The referendum will not come if the projects are regarding budgetary, tributary, fiscal, monetary, credit matter, from pensions, security, approval of loans and contracts or acts of administrative nature.

Other Formal Requirements:

See: Ley: 8492 Ley sobre Regulación del Referéndum

Procedural Elements

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

Practice

Archive:
Remarks:

The English version here is a courtesy translation only. Only the original Spanish version is binding.