Definitions for "Two-Thirds Vote"
In the Assembly, 54; in the Senate, 27. Required, for example, for urgency measures and most measures making appropriations from the General Fund.
a difficult margin to achieve in the current Senate on anything even remotely controversial
The number required for adoption of an Amendment to the Constitution, and to override a veto of a regular bill by the President. The House has 435 Members. If all are present, a 2/3 vote would require 290 Members to vote one way. The Senate has 100 Members; a 2/3 vote would require 67 Senators. Unfunded Mandate A requirement imposed by Congress by law on state or local governments with no additional funding to pay for its implementation.
a high hurdle, but the chain of budgetary enforcement is only as strong as its weakest link