Wisconsin Gambling Proceeds Distribution, Amendment 1 (April 1999)
Wisconsin Gambling Proceeds Distribution Amendment, also known as the Distribution of State Lottery, Bingo and Pari-Mutuel Betting Proceeds for Property Tax Relief to State Residents amendment, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the April 6, 1999 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.
- This amendment to Article IV, section 24 (3), (5) and (6)(a) of the Wisconsin Constitution stated that proceeds from several types of state gambling should be used to provide property tax relief to state residents only, with the distribution not affected by income or age of the tax relief recipient.
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Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1999-2000
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
Distribution of gambling proceeds. Shall section 24 (3), (5) and (6) (a) of article IV of the constitution be amended to require that the net proceeds of the state lottery and of moneys received by the state from bingo games and pari-mutuel on-track betting be used for property tax relief for residents of this state as provided by law, but subject to the condition that the distribution not vary based on the income or age of the person provided property tax relief?
(Note: Scored material would be added; stricken material would be deleted.)
Path to the ballot
- First Legislative Approval: AJR 80 & JR 19 (1997)
- Second Legislative Approval: AJR 2& JR 2 (1999)
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