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Wisconsin State Superintendent Salary Amendment, Question 1 (1896)

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The Wisconsin State Superintendent Salary Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 3, 1896 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was defeated.

This amendment sought to modify Article X, Section 1 of the Wisconsin Constitution to removes the limit to the salary of the state superintendent of education.[1]

Election results

Question 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No56,50659.32%
Yes 38,752 40.68%

Official results via: Wisconsin Blue Book 2011 - 2012

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"For the Amendment to Section I, of Article 10, of the Constitution...☐

Against the Amendment to Section I, of Article 10, of the Constitution...☐"[2]

Constitutional changes

Chapter 177, Laws 1895.
An act to submit to the people an amendment to section 1, of article 10, of the constitution of the state of Wisconsin.
Whereas. At the biennial session of the legislature of this state for the year 1893, an amendment to the constitution of this state was proposed and agreed to by a majority of the members elected to each of the two house, which prosed amendment was in the following language:
"Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That section 1, article 10, of the constitution of the state of Wisconsin be amended by striking out this sentence: 'Provided, that his compensation shall not exceed the sum twelve hundred dollars annually.'"[3]

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: AJR 15 & JR 10 (1893)
  • Second Legislative Approval: SJR 7 & JR 2 (1895)
  • Submission to the People: Ch.177 (1895)[1]

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