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Wisconsin Property Tax Classification Amendment, Question 6 (April 1961)

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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.[1]

Election results

Question 6
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 381,881 63.40%
No220,43436.60%

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?[1]

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: AJR 120 & JR 77 (1959)
  • Second Legislative Approval: SJR 34 & JR 13 (1961)[2]

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