Wisconsin Legislative Session Frequency Amendment, Question 4 (April 1968)

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The Wisconsin Legislative Session Frequency Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the April 2, 1968 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.

This amendment modified Article IV, Section 11 of the Wisconsin Constitution to allow the legislature to meet in regular session more often than once every two years.[1]

Election results

Question 4
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 670,757 71.45%
No267,99728.55%

Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1970

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"Shall article IV, section 11 of the constitution be amended to permit the legislature to meet in regular session oftener than once in two years?"[1]

Constitutional changes

(Article IV) Section 11.The legislature shall meet at the seat of government at such time as shall be provided by law, once in two years, and no oftener, unless convened by the governor, in special session, and when so convened no business shall be transacted except as shall be necessary to accomplish the special purposes for which it was convened.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: AJR 5 & JR 57 (1965)
  • Second Legislative Approval: AJR 15 & JR 48 (1967)[2]

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