Vermont Supreme Court Building Act (1914)
|Statutes referred by Legislature|
|Amending the Vermont Constitution|
The question was about whether to appropriate $300,000 to design and construct a new Vermont Supreme Court building no later than September 1916.
Supporters of the measure wanted a new state Supreme Court building because the Vermont State House, which included the state's general assembly, the supreme court offices, the executive branch offices, the state's library, state archives and the Vermont Historical Society, was becoming cramped.
Path to the ballot
On February 21, 1913, the Vermont State Legislature approved Act 13, "An Act to Provide for the Erection of a Building for the use of the State Library and Supreme Court, and for other State Purposes", and called for a referendum on the question. The legislature was not required to put the question to the state's voters, but may have done so because of the cost of the project.