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Wisconsin General Banking Law Referendum, Question 1 (1852)

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The Wisconsin General Banking Law Referendum was a legislatively-referred state statute / Wisconsin referendum on the November 2, 1852 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.[1]

This referendum created the Wisconsin general banking law.[1]


In 1902, fifty years after this first banking law referendum, the necessity of a general referendum to create or change banking laws was repealed by a constitutional amendment.

Election results

Question 1
Approveda Yes 32,826 79.03%

Official results via: Wisconsin Blue Book 2011 - 2012

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

For the banking law
Against the banking law[2]

  • The two statements would have been printed on separate tickets to put in a ballot box.

Path to the ballot

  • Submission to the People: Ch.479 (1852)[1]

See also

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