Wisconsin Public Debt for Veterans Housing Amendment, Question 3 (April 1975)

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The Wisconsin Public Debt for Veterans Housing Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the April 1, 1975 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.

This amendment modified Article VIII, Section 3 and 7 of the Wisconsin Constitution to allow the state to use funds from general obligation bonds for veterans' housing loans.[1]

Election results

Question 3
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 385,915 56.24%
No300,23243.76%

Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1975

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"Shall section 3 and 7(2)(a) of article VIII of the constitution be amended to permit the state to make funds available for veterans housing loans with such funds to be acquired by the state through obligation bonding?"[1]

Constitutional changes

(Article XIII) Section 3. The Except as provided in s.7 (2) (a), the credit of the state shall never be given, or loaned, in aid of any individual, associated or corporation.
Section 7. (2) (a) The state may contract public debt and pledges to the payment thereof its full faith, credit and taxing power to:
1. To acquire, construct, develop, extend, enlarge or improve land, waters, property, highways, buildings, equipment or facilities for public purposes.
2. To make funds available for veterans' housing loans."[1]

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: AJR 145 & JR 38 (1973)
  • Second Legislative Approval: AJR 1 & JR 3 (1975)[2]

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