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Wisconsin Forest and Minerals Tax Amendment, Question 2 (April 1927)

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The Wisconsin Forest and Minerals Tax Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the April 5, 1927 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.

This amendment modified Article VIII, Section 1 of the Wisconsin Constitution to allow the legislature to classify forests and minerals for taxation purposes.[1]

Election results

Question 2
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 179,217 55.81%
No141,88844.19%

Official results via: Wisconsin Blue Book 2011 - 2012

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"Shall Section 1, Article VIII of the constitution, be amended so as to permit the legislature to classify forests and minerals for taxation including or separate severed from the land? (Jt. Res. 13 of 1927)?"[2]

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: AJR 51 & JR 61 (1925)
  • Second Legislative Approval: AJR 3 & JR 13 (1927)[1]

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