The Wisconsin Property Tax Classification Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the April 4, 1961 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.
This amendment modified Article VIII, Section 1 of the Wisconsin Constitution to separate private and personal property from other merchant property for tax purposes.
| Question 6|
| Yes|| 381,881|| 63.40%|
Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1962
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
"Shall section 1 of article VIII of the constitution be amended so that the taxation of merchants' stock-in-trade, manufacturers' materials and finished products, and livestock need not be uniform with the taxation of real and other personal property, but the taxation of all such merchants' stock-in-trade, manufacturers' materials and finished products and livestock shall be uniform, except that the legislature may provide that the value thereof shall be determined on an average basis?
Path to the ballot
- First Legislative Approval: AJR 120 & JR 77 (1959)
- Second Legislative Approval: SJR 34 & JR 13 (1961)