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STATE OF MAINE
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE
DETERMINATION OF THE VALIDITY OF A PETITION FOR INITIATED LEGISLATION ENTITLED:
“An Act to Decrease the Automobile Excise Tax and Promote Energy Efficiency”
1. On November 3, 2008 , petitions containing 70,223 signatures were submitted to the Secretary of State pursuant to the Constitution of Maine, Article IV, Part Third, Section 18 on behalf of the initiated legislation entitled, “An Act to Decrease the Automobile Excise Tax and Promote Energy Efficiency”.
2. Following a review of the petitions, I find the following signatures to be invalid for the following reasons:
3. For the reasons set forth above, I find that 12,221 signatures are invalid. Petitioners have therefore submitted 58,002 valid signatures. The number of signatures required to determine the petition to be valid is 55,087. As petitioners have submitted a sufficient number of valid signatures, I find the petition to be valid.
Dated: February 23, 2009
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