Wisconsin Transportation to Schools Amendment, Question 2 (1946)

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The Wisconsin Transportation to Schools Amendment, also known as the Bus Bill Referendum, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 5, 1946 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was defeated.

This amendment modified Article IV, Section 33 and Article VI, Section 2 of the Wisconsin Constitution to authorize legislation to have the state provide transportation to children attending religious and private schools.[1]

Election results

Question 2
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No545,47555.47%
Yes 437,817 44.53%

Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1948

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"Shall section 3 of article X of the constitution be amended so as to authorize the legislature to provide for the transportation of children to and from any parochial or private school or institution of learning?"[2]

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: SJR 48 & JR 73 (1943)
  • Second Legislative Approval: SJR 19 & JR 78 (1945)[1]

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