Wisconsin State Lottery Amendment, Question 2 (April 1987)

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The Wisconsin State Lottery Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the April 7, 1987 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.

This amendment modified Article IV, Section 24 of the state constitution to authorize the creation of a Wisconsin state lottery.[1]

Election results

Authorizing the Creation of a Wisconsin State Lottery
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 739,181 65.35%
No391,94234.65%

Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1987-1988

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"Shall section 24 of article IV of the constitution be revised, and shall an additional provision be created in that section, to permit the creation of a lottery to be operated by the state as provided by law, prohibiting the use of public funds or lottery revenues for promotional advertising of the Wisconsin state lottery, requiring any advertising of the state lottery to indicate the odds of a specific lottery ticket to be selected as the winning ticket for each prize amount offered, and requiring that the net proceeds of the lottery must be used for property tax relief as provided by law?"[1]

Constitutional changes

(NOTE: Scored material is added; stricken material is deleted; italics show text created.)

[Article IV] Section 24 (1) The Except as provided in this section, the legislature shall never authorize any lottery or grant any divorce.
(2) Except as the legislature may provide otherwise provided by law, the following activities do not constitute consideration as an element of a lottery:
(a) To listen to or watch a television or radio program.
(b) To fill out a coupon or entry blank, whether or not proof of purchase is required.
(c) To visit a mercantile establishment or other place without being required to make a purchase or pay an admittance fee.
(3) The legislature may authorize the following bingo games licensed by the state, and but all profits shall accrue to the licensed organization and no salaries, fees or profits may be paid to any other organization or person: bingo games operated by religious, charitable, service, fraternal or veterans' organizations or those to which contributions are deductible for federal or state income tax purposes. All profits must insure to the licensed local organization and no salaries, fees or profits shall be paid to any other organization or person.
(4) The legislature may authorize the following raffle games licensed by the state, and but all profits shall accrue to the licensed local organization and no salaries, fees or profits may be paid to any other organization or person: raffle games operated by local religious, charitable, service, fraternal or veterans' organizations or those to which contributions are deductible for federal or state income tax purposes. The legislature shall limit the number of raffles conducted by any such organization. All profits must insure to the licensed local organization and no salaries, fees or profits shall be paid to any other organization or person.
(6) The legislature may authorize the creation of a lottery to be operated by the state as provided by law. The expenditure of public funds or of revenues derived from lottery operations to engage in promotional advertising of the Wisconsin state lottery is prohibited. Any advertising of the state lottery shall indicate the odds of a specific lottery ticket to be selected as the winning ticket for each prize amount offered. The net proceeds of the state lottery shall be deposited in the treasury of the state, to be used for property tax relief as provided by law.<i>

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: SJR 1 & JR 35 (1985)
  • Second Legislative Approval: AJR 3 & JR 4 (1987)[2]

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