Hesse, Germany, regional Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Volksentscheid (Verfassungsänderung)

General Typology

Instrument
Obligatory referendum [LOR]
Location
Hesse, Germany
Political level
regional
Local Name:
Volksentscheid (Verfassungsänderung)
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

Article 123

(1) Regulations of the constitution may be amended by legislation, but only in a way that the text of the constitution is amended or a new article is added to the constitution.

(2) To adopt an amendment to the constitution, more than half of the legal members of Parliament approve it and in a referendum the majority of people agree with the amendment.

References: Verfassung des Landes Hessen 1946, (accessed Dec. 11, 2019)

Subject Matter:

To amend the constitution

Actors

Author:
Parliament
Initiator:
Law
Decision maker:
Electorate

Requirements

Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
None
Approval Quorum:
Majority
Geographical Quorum:
None
Excluded Issues:
Other Formal Requirements:

Procedural Elements

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Interaction With Authorities:
Supervision And Support:
Transparency And Finance:

Practice

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