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WI Constitution: History & Revisions: Amendments

Amendments Procedure

Article XII of the Wisconsin Constitution defines two procedures for amending the Constitution:

The first procedure requires two consecutive legislatures to agree to an amendment and then be ratified by the voters.  This procedure has been used for all amendments adopted so far.  The text of the amendment is incorporated into the constitution after it has been approved.

The second procedure requires the calling of a constitutional convention; this option however, has not been used since the original convention and constitution of 1848.