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Article 66

1) Every law passed by Parliament that it does not declare to be urgent and every financial resolution that it does not declare to be urgent and that results in a new nonrecurrent expenditure of at least 300,000 francs or a new annual expenditure of 150,000 francs shall be subject to a popular vote if Parliament so decides or if at least 1,000 Liechtenstein citizens eligible to vote or at least three municipalities submit a request to that effect, in the manner provided for in article 64, within 30 days of the official announcement of the resolution of Parliament.


2) If the resolution concerns the Constitution as a whole or individual parts thereof, the request must be made by at least 1,500 Liechtenstein citizens eligible to vote or by at least four municipalities.


3) Parliament shall be authorized to call a popular vote on the inclusion of individual principles in a law to be enacted.


4) The popular vote shall be held according to municipality; the absolute majority of the valid votes cast in the entire country shall decide on acceptance or rejection of the resolution on enactment of the law.


5) Resolutions on the enactment of laws subject to a referendum shall only be submitted to the Reigning Prince for sanction after the popular vote has been held or after the stipulated period of thirty days within which a request for a popular vote may be submitted has expired without a successful request being submitted.


6) If Parliament rejects a bill that has been drawn up in due form and accompanied if necessary by a proposal to cover the necessary funds and that has reached it by way of a popular initiative (article 64 paragraph 1 subparagraph c), the bill shall be submitted to a popular vote. The acceptance of the bill by the Liechtenstein citizens eligible to vote shall then replace the resolution of Parliament otherwise necessary for the adoption of a law.


7) Further detailed provisions regarding the referendum shall be laid down by way of a law.