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Wisconsin General Banking Law Amendment, Question 1 (1902)

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The Wisconsin General Banking Law Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 4, 1902 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.

This amendment modified Article XI, Section 4 and repealed Article XI, Section 5 of the Wisconsin Constitution to authorize general banking laws and repeal referendum requirements.[1]

Election results

Question 1
Approveda Yes 64,836 59.23%

Official results via: Wisconsin Blue Book 2011 - 2012

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"Shall the Amendment to Article XI, of the Constitution be adopted?"[2]

Constitutional changes

Section 4. The legislature shall have power to enact a general banking law for the creation of banks, and for the regulation and supervision of the banking business, provided that the vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, to be taken by yeas and nays, be in favor of the passage of such law.[2]

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: AJR 16 & JR 13 (1899)
  • Second Legislative Approval: SJR 25 & JR 2 (1901)
  • Submission to the People: Ch.73 (1901)[1]

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