Wisconsin State Forest Funding Amendment, Question 2 (1924)

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The Wisconsin State Forest Funding Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 4, 1924 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.

This amendment modified Article VIII, Section 10 of the Wisconsin Constitution to allow for state funding of the creation and preservation of state forests.[1]

Election results

Question 2
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 336,360 65.96%
No173,56334.04%

Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1925

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"Shall amendment to Article VIII, Section 10, of the constitution, providing that the state may appropriate not to exceed two-tenths of one mill of taxable property for forestry purposes, be adopted?"[2]

Constitutional changes

That section 10 of article VIII of the constitution be amended to read: (Article VIII) Section 10. The state shall n ever contract any debt for works of internal improvement or be a party In carrying on such works; but whenever grants of land or other property shall have been made to the state, especially dedicated by the grant to particular works of internal improvement, the state may carry on such particular works, and shall devote thereto the avails of such grants, and may pledge or appropriate the revenues derived from such works in aid of their completion. Provided that the state may appropriate money in the treasury or to be thereafter raised by taxation for the construction or improvement of public highways. Provided, that the state may appropriate moneys for the purpose of acquiring, preserving and developing the forests of the state; but there shall not be appropriated under the authority of this section in any one year an amount to exceed two-tenths of one mill of the taxable property of the state as determined by the last preceding state assessment.[3]

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: SJR 30 & JR 29 (1921)
  • Second Legislative Approval: AJR 70 & JR 57 (1923)
  • Submission to the People: Ch.289 (1923)[1]

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