Wisconsin Claims Against State Limit Amendment, Question 2 (1877)

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The Wisconsin Claims Against State Limit Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 6, 1877 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.

  • This amendment modified Article VIII, Section 2 of the Wisconsin Constitution to require that all payment requests to the state be made within six years.[1]

Election results

Question 2
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 33,046 90.74%
No3,3719.26%

Official results via: Wisconsin Blue Book 2011 - 2012

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

For the amendment

Against the amendment[2]

(Note: The two statements would have been printed on separate tickets to put in a ballot box.)

Constitutional changes

ARTICLE VIII
SECTION 2. No money shall be paid out of the treasury, except in pursuance of an appropriation. No appropriation shall be made for the payment of any claim against the state, except claims of the United States, and judgments, unless filed within six years after the claim accrued. [3]

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: SJR 14 & JR 7 (1876)
  • Second Legislative Approval: SJR 5 & JR 4 (1877)
  • Submission to the People: Ch.158 (1877)[1]

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