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
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 365,560 58.88%
No255,28441.12%

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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