Wisconsin General Banking Law Referendum, Question 2 (1867)

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The Wisconsin General Banking Law Referendum was a legislatively-referred state statute / Wisconsin referendum on the November 5, 1867 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.[1]

  • This referendum modified the general banking law in regard to circulation of its money and interest on loans.[2]

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

For amendment to the banking law
Against amendment to the banking law[2]

  • The two statements would have been printed on separate tickets to put in a ballot box.

Path to the ballot

  • The law was enacted under Chapter 143 of the general laws of 1866, however, no provision was made to submit it to the people as was required by the Wisconsin constitution at the time. Therefore, that was revised under Joint Resolution 12 of 1867, and the law was submitted to the people by the Secretary of State.[2]

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