Wisconsin, USA, regional Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Authorizing public debt for public defense

General Typology

Instrument
Obligatory referendum [LOR]
Location
Wisconsin, USA
Political level
regional
Local Name:
Authorizing public debt for public defense
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

ART. VIII, 7,
Public debt for public defense; bonding for public purposes. SECTION 7
(..)
(g) At any time after January 1, 1972, by vote of a majority of the members elected to each of the 2 houses of the legislature, the legislature may declare that an emergency exists and submit to the people a proposal to authorize the state to contract a specific amount of public debt for a purpose specified in such proposal, without regard to the limit provided in paragraph (b). Any such authorization shall be effective if approved by a majority of the electors voting thereon. Public debt contracted pursuant to such authorization shall thereafter be deemed to have been contracted pursuant to paragraph (a), but neither such public debt nor any public debt contracted to fund or refund such public debt shall be considered in computing the debt limit provided in paragraph (b). Not more than one such authorization shall be thus made in any 2?year period.

References: WISCONSIN CONSTITUTION, (accessed Sept. 26, 2017)

Subject Matter:

Referendum to authorize the state to contract a specific amount of public debt for a purpose

Actors

Author:
Legislature
Initiator:
Law
Decision maker:
Electorate

Requirements

Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
No turnout quorum found in legal source
Approval Quorum:
Majority of electors voting
Geographical Quorum:
No geographical quorum found in legal source
Excluded Issues:
Other Formal Requirements:

Procedural Elements

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Interaction With Authorities:
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Transparency And Finance:

Practice

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