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3/4s of the state legislatures

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How many state must approve an amendment for it take effect?

3/4 of state legislatures

How many states must approve an amendment for it to take effect?

3/4 of state legislatures

After congress agrees on a proposed amendment it then must be?

ratified by state legislatures or state conventions.

How many must agree in congress to begin the amendment process?

It has to be agreed by 2/3 of congress. OR 2/3 (34) of the state legislatures

A proposed amendment passes Congress with a simple majority What happens next?

Taking the route you proposed, once Congress passes a proposed amendment, the amendment is subsequently proposed to State Legislatures. 3/4 of the State Legislatures must pass in order for the amendment to be added to the Constitution. --Charlie G.

When a state votes to ratify an amendment must the vote be majority or super-majority?

A simple majority of the state legislature suffices to ratify an amendment. However, 3/4 of the state legislatures must ratify it, in order to add it to the constitution.

Who has the power to ratify new amendments?

For the US Constitution, states must ratify any amendments. Typically amendment are passed by Congress and sent to the state legislatures, where 3/4 of these legislatures must approve the amendment in order for it to be ratified and become part of the Constitution. For state constitutions, voters within the state must approve any amendments passed by the legislature or by any convention called for that purpose.

What percentage of the state legislatures must ratify a proposed amendment before it is added to the constitution?


What fraction of states must approve a proposed amendment?

you need 2/3 of a fraction for a Constitutional Amendment

What fraction of state legislatures must approve an amendment to the US Constitution?

Three-fourths of state legislatures must approve an amendment proposed by Congress to the United States Constitution. An alternate method of ratification is for three-fourths of states must vote in favor of the amendment during a ratifying convention. This alternate method has only been used one time, for the ratification of the Twenty-First Amendment which repealed Prohibition.

How many states are needed to amend the Constitution?

The Amendment process is the formal way to change the Constitution. An amendment may be proposed by two-thirds vote of both houses of Congress or by a convention called by Congress at the request of two-thirds of the state legislatures. Ratification of an amendment takes three-fourths of the states to approve.

Why is the process for amending the Constitution so comp?

First, the amendment must go to Congress and it must have a 2/3 pass. Second, the state legislatures must have a 3/4 pass.