Wisconsin Affordable Housing Amendment, Question 1 (April 1991)

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The Wisconsin Affordable Housing Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the April 2, 1991 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was defeated.

This amendment would have modified Article VIII, Section 10 of the state constitution to allow the state to help provide housing for low and moderate income individuals.[1]

Election results

Affordable Housing
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No402,92157.66%
Yes 295,823 42.34%

Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1991-1992

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"Affordable Housing. Shall a new provision be created in section 10 of article VIII of the constitution, permitting the state to acquire, improve or construct housing for persons of low or moderate income?"[1]

Constitutional changes

(NOTE: Scored material is added; stricken material is deleted; italics show text created.)
[Article VIII) Section 10. The Except as further provided in this section, the state shall may never contract any debt for works of internal improvement, or be a party in carrying on such works; but whenever.
(1) Whenever grants of land or other property shall have been made to the state, especially dedicated by the grant to particular works of internal improvement, the state may carry on such particular works and shall devote thereto the avails of such grants, and may pledge or appropriate the revenues derived from such works in aid of their completion. Provided, that the
(2) The state may appropriate money in the treasury or to be thereafter raised by taxation for the:
(a) The construction or improvement of public highways or the.
(b) The development, improvement and construction of airports or other aeronautical projects or the.
(c) The acquisition, improvement or construction of veterans' housing or the.
(d) The improvement of port facilities. Provided, that the
(3) The state may appropriate moneys for the purpose of acquiring, preserving and developing the forests of the state; but of. Of the moneys appropriated under the authority or this section subsection in any one year an amount not to exceed two-tenths of one mill of the taxable property of the state as determined by the last preceding state assessment may be raised by a tax on property.
[Article VIII] Section 10 (2) (e) The acquisition, improvement or construction of housing of primary benefit to persons of low or moderate income.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: AJR 101 & JR 55 (1989)
  • Second Legislative Approval: AJR 7 & JR 2 (1991)[2]

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