Wisconsin Free Passes for Public Officials Amendment, Question 1 (1936)

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The Wisconsin Free Passes for Public Officials Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 3, 1936 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.

This amendment modified Article XIII, Section 11 of the Wisconsin Constitution to amend a ban on public officials receiving free passes and other privileges to exclude public notaries and certain railroad and public utility employees.[1]

Election results

Question 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 365,971 50.29%
No361,79949.71%

Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1937

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"Shall section 11 of article XIII of the constitution, relating to free passes, be amended to except from the provisions of said section notaries public, and in certain cases, certain employees of a railroad or other public utility?"[2]

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: AJR 50 & JR 63 (1933)
  • Second Legislative Approval: AJR 67 & JR 98 (1935)[1]

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