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The '''Wisconsin Municipal Dedication of Land Amendment''' was a {{lrcafull}} on the [[1956 ballot measures#Wisconsin|April 3, 1956]] ballot in [[Wisconsin]], where it was '''approved'''.
 
The '''Wisconsin Municipal Dedication of Land Amendment''' was a {{lrcafull}} on the [[1956 ballot measures#Wisconsin|April 3, 1956]] ballot in [[Wisconsin]], where it was '''approved'''.
  
*This amendment modified [[Article XI, Wisconsin Constitution#Section 3|Article XI, Section 3a]] of the Wisconsin Constitution, and related to municipal acquisition of land for public purposes .<ref name="bb11"/>
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*This amendment modified [[Article XI, Wisconsin Constitution#Section 3|Article XI, Section 3a]] of the Wisconsin Constitution to allow for municipal acquisition of land for public purposes.<ref name="bb11"/>
  
 
==Election results==
 
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Official results via: [http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/WI/WI-idx?type=header&id=WI.WIBlueBk1958 The Wisconsin Blue Book 1958]
 
Official results via: [http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/WI/WI-idx?type=header&id=WI.WIBlueBk1958 The Wisconsin Blue Book 1958]
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==Text of the proposal==
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The language that appeared on the ballot:
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<blockquote>"Shall section 3a of article XI of the state constitution be amended so that counties, towns or villages may acquire lands for public purposes or for permanent improvements, and to convey such acquired lands not needed, and so that if the governing body of any county, city , town or village elects to accept a gift or dedication of land made on condition that the land be devoted to a special purpose, and the condition subsequently becomes impossible or impractical, such governing body may elect by resolution or ordinance to return the land or accept a grant relieving the county, city, village or town of the condition, and so that, if the donor or dedicator or his heirs are unknown or cannot be found, such resolution or ordinance may provide for taking court proceedings for the purpose of being relieved from the condition?"<ref name="mj56">[http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=mgQqAAAAIBAJ&sjid=rSYEAAAAIBAJ&pg=7154%2C1374987 "Notice of Judicial, Delegate, Supervisor and Referenda Election: April 3, 1956," The Milwaukee Journal, April 2, 1956]</ref>
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==Path to the ballot==
 
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==External links==
 
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* [http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/WI/WI-idx?type=header&id=WI.WIBlueBk1958 The Wisconsin Blue Book 1958]
 
* [http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/WI/WI-idx?type=header&id=WI.WIBlueBk1958 The Wisconsin Blue Book 1958]
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* [http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=mgQqAAAAIBAJ&sjid=rSYEAAAAIBAJ&pg=7154%2C1374987 Sample Ballot & Explanation of the Amendments by the Milwaukee County Board of Election Commissioners, The Milwaukee Journal, April 3, 1956]
  
 
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The Wisconsin Municipal Dedication of Land Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the April 3, 1956 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.

  • This amendment modified Article XI, Section 3a of the Wisconsin Constitution to allow for municipal acquisition of land for public purposes.[1]

Election results

Question 2
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 376,692 66.06%
No193,54433.94%

Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1958

Text of the proposal

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"Shall section 3a of article XI of the state constitution be amended so that counties, towns or villages may acquire lands for public purposes or for permanent improvements, and to convey such acquired lands not needed, and so that if the governing body of any county, city , town or village elects to accept a gift or dedication of land made on condition that the land be devoted to a special purpose, and the condition subsequently becomes impossible or impractical, such governing body may elect by resolution or ordinance to return the land or accept a grant relieving the county, city, village or town of the condition, and so that, if the donor or dedicator or his heirs are unknown or cannot be found, such resolution or ordinance may provide for taking court proceedings for the purpose of being relieved from the condition?"[2]

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: SJR 29 & JR 35 (1953)
  • Second Legislative Approval: SJR 9 & JR 36 (1955)[1]

See also

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