Wisconsin Teacher Retirement Benefits Amendment, Question 1 (April 1956)

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The Wisconsin Teacher Retirement Benefits Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the April 3, 1956 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.

  • This amendment modified Article IV, Section 26 of the Wisconsin Constitution to allow for increases in teacher retirement benefits when approved by the legislature on a three-forth vote.[1]

Election results

Question 1
Approveda Yes 365,560 58.88%

Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1958

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"Shall section 26 of article IV of the state constitution be amended so as to permit increased benefits for teachers under a teachers' retirement system when such increased benefits are provided by a legislative act passed on a call of yeas and nays by a three-forth vote of all members elected to both houses of the legislature?"[2]

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: SJR 21 & JR 41 (1953)
  • Second Legislative Approval: SJR 8 & JR 17 (1955)[1]

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