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STATE OF MAINE
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE
DETERMINATION OF THE VALIDITY OF A PETITION FOR PEOPLE'S VETO OF LEGISLATION ENTITLED:
“An Act To Implement Tax Relief and Tax Reform”
1. On September 11, 2009 , 9,955 petitions containing 71,035 signatures were submitted to the Secretary of State pursuant to the Constitution of Maine, Article IV, Part Third, Section 17 on behalf of the people's veto on the legislation entitled, “An Act To Implement Tax Relief and Tax Reform”.
2. Following a review of these 9,955 petitions I find the following signatures to be invalid for the following reasons:
3. For the reasons set forth above, I find that 14,928 signatures are invalid and 56,107 signatures are valid. The number of signatures required to determine the petition to be valid is 55,087. Because the number of valid signatures exceeds the required number by 1,020 signatures, I find the petition to be valid.
Dated: November 9, 2009
Matthew Dunlap Secretary of State
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