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Wisconsin Appropriation Bill Item Veto Amendment, Question 1 (1930)

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The Wisconsin Appropriation Bill Item Veto Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 4, 1930 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was Approved.

This amendment modified Article V, Section 10 of the Wisconsin Constitution to allow the governor to item veto on appropriation bills.[1]

Election results

Question 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 252,655 62.18%
No153,70337.82%

Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1931

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"Shall the constitutional amendment, proposed by Joint Resolution No. 43 of 1929, be ratified so as to authorize the Governor to approve appropriation bills in part and to veto them in part?"[2]

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: SJR 37 & JR 37 (1927)
  • Second Legislative Approval: SJR 40 & JR 43 (1929)[1]

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