Wisconsin Water Power and Forest Funding Amendment, Question 3 (1910)
The Wisconsin Water Power and Forest Funding Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 8, 1910 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved but later overturned by the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
- This amendment sought to modify Article VIII, Section 10 of the Wisconsin Constitution to provide funding for preservation and development of state water power and the forests.
|Overturned Case:State ex rel. Owen v. Donald 160 Wis. 21 (1915)|
Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1911
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
"For the amendment providing for the appropriation of moneys for the purpose of acquiring, preserving and developing the water power and forests of the state."
Proposed amendment to Section 10 of Article VIII of constitution, relating to internal improvements.
Path to the ballot
- First Legislative Approval: SJR 43 & JR 31 (1907)
- Second Legislative Approval: Ch.514 (1909)
- Submission to the People: Ch.514 (1909)
- The Wisconsin Blue Book 1911
- Sample ballot in The Milwaukee Sentinel, Nov 7, 1910
- "Law & the Wisconsin Lumber Industry, 1840-1930," The State Bar of Wisconsin: Discussing the "Forestry Law," of which this amendment was a part.
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