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Wisconsin Prohibition Enforcement Modification Advisory, Question 4 (April 1929)
The Wisconsin Prohibition Enforcement Modification Advisory, also known as the Severson Act Modification Advisory was a Wisconsin referendum / advisory question on the April 2, 1929 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.
This measure was the second of two questions from a legislative revision asking whether the Severson Act, which enforced prohibition, should be repealed or modified to allow for the manufacturing and sale of beer of with an alcohol content of less than 2.75%. This was a follow up to a 1926 advisory seeing for the amendment of the Volstead Act, the federal act enforcing prohibition.
Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1929
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
"Shall the state prohibition enforcement act, generally known as the Severson Act, be amended so that the state shall not arrest or fine anyone for the manufacture, sale or possession of beer of not more than 2.75% alcohol by weight?"
Path to the ballot
- Legislative Approval: SJR 14 & JR 16 (1929)
- 1929 ballot measures
- Wisconsin 1929 ballot measures
- List of Wisconsin ballot measures
- Wisconsin Prohibition Enforcement Repeal Advisory, Question 3 (April 1929)
- The Wisconsin Blue Book 1929
- "Sample Official Referendum Ballot in The Milwaukee Sentinel, April 1, 1929
- Election Notice in The Milwaukee Journal, March 19, 1929