Wisconsin Local Debt Limit for School Districts Amendment, Question 1 (April 1961)

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The Wisconsin Local Debt Limit for School Districts Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the April 4, 1961 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.

This amendment modified Article XI, Section 3 of the Wisconsin Constitution to set a debt limit at 10% of equalized property value for integrated aid school districts.[1]

Election results

Question 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 409,963 64.59%
No224,78335.41%

Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1962

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"Shall section 3 of article XI of the constitution be amended so that the limitation on the indebtedness of school districts entitled to the highest level of state aid shall not exceed ten per centum of the value of the property as equalized for state purposes?"[1]

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: SJR 6 & JR 35 (1959)
  • Second Legislative Approval: AJR 1 & JR 8 (1961)[2]

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