Wisconsin Legislative Pay Amendment, Question 1 (1867)

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The Wisconsin Legislative Pay Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 5, 1867 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.

This amendment modified Article IV, Section 21 of the Wisconsin Constitution to change the pay of legislators to $350 per year.[1]

Election results

Question 1
Approveda Yes 58,363 70.50%

Official results via: Wisconsin Blue Book 2011 - 2012

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

For amendment to the constitution
For amendment to the constitution, no[2]

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

Constitutional changes

SECTION 21. Each member of the Legislature shall receive for his services three hundred and fifty dollars per annum, and ten cents for every mile he shall travel in going to and returning from the place of the meetings of the Legislature, on the most usual route. In case of an extra session of the Legislature, no additional compensation shall be allowed to any member thereof, either directly or indirectly.[2]

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: SJR 26 & JR 9 (1865)
  • Second Legislative Approval: SJR 16 & JR 3 (1866)
  • Submission to the People: Ch.25 (1867)[1]

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