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Introduction

Prior to 1820, Maine was part of Massachusetts and known as the District of Maine. Beginning in 1785, the people of the District made several attempts to gain their independence from Massachusetts. Finally, in 1819, the Massachusetts General Court passed the Act of Separation allowing the people of the District of Maine to vote on independence. The vote was held in July 1819 and was approved.

Maine held its Constitutional Convention on October 11, 1819 to draft a constitution. The convention adopted the draft on October 29, 1819. A vote of the people to adopt it was held on December 6, 1819 and was approved. The constitution took effect on Maine's admission to the Union as the twenty-third state on March 15, 1820.

The first amendment to the Maine Constitution was approved in 1834. As of November 2017, the Maine Constitution has had 173 amendments approved.

Constitutional Amendment Legislative Procedure

If the Legislature approves a resolution proposing a constitutional amendment by the necessary two-thirds vote of the members present in both chambers, that resolution must be submitted to the people for a referendum at the next general election. Constitutional amendments do not require approval by the Governor but must be approved by a majority of voters (Maine Constitution, Art. X, §4).

The Maine Constitution has also been changed as a result of the codification process; for example, renumbering parts or sections after language has been repealed or omitting language no longer in force because it was ruled federally unconstitutional. Starting in 1973, the Maine Constitution undergoes codification every 10 years. In 1955 and 1965, the constitution was codified as part of the revisions to the statutes. Prior to 1955, it was rearranged only once, in 1876, to incorporate amendments enacted since 1820. Consult the Bibliography to find detailed notes about changes made by these codifications.

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by the Form of the Referendum Question
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Constitution
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1 Sept. 8, 1834 Res. 1834, c. 43

Effective:
Feb. 4, 1835
N/A Resolve Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of this State.

Shall the Following Amendment be Added to the Constitution of this State? The Electors Resident in any City, May at any Meeting Duly Notified for the Choice of Representatives, Vote for Such Representative in their Respective Ward Meetings...
Art. IV, Pt. 1, §5N/A
N/A N/A
2 Sept. 11, 1837 Res. 1837, c. 74

Effective:
Mar. 21, 1838
HD 37 Resolve, to Amend the Constitution, Relative to Bail.

…that no Person before Conviction shall be Bailable for any of the Crimes which now are, or have been Denominated Capital Offenses since the Adoption of the Constitution…
Art. I, §10 N/A Court Opinion:  Opinion of the Justices of the S. J. Court on the question, "If the Legislature shall abolish the punishment of death, will the crime of murder become, by the Constitution, a bailable offence?" (Feb. 6, 1836) N/A
3 Sept. 9, 1839 Res. 1839, c. 69

Effective:
Jan. 10, 1840
SD 23 Resolve, Proposing an Amendment of the Constitution of the State.

All Judicial Officers, Now in Office, or Who may be Hereafter Appointed, shall From and After the First Day of March, in the Year Eighteen Hundred and Forty, Hold Their Offices for the Term of Seven Years...
Art. VI, §4 N/A N/A N/A
4 Sept. 13, 1841

Yes: 23,884
No:  6,640
Res. 1841, c. 181

Effective:
Mar. 17, 1842
HD 27 Resolves, Proposing for Amendments to the Constitution in Relation to the Meeting of the Legislature, the Number of Representatives, and the Terms of Office of the Governor and Other State Officers.

2. Shall the Constitution be Amended by Adopting the Second Resolve passed by the Legislature for the Amendment of the Constitution, Proposing that the Number of Representatives shall be Established at One Hundred and Fifty One?
Art. IV, Pt. 1, §2 N/AN/A N/A
5 Sept. 9, 1844

Yes:  42,044
No:   32,029
Res. 1844, c. 281

Effective:
Mar. 26, 1845
SD 16 Resolves Providing for an Amendment to the Constitution in Relation to the Meeting of the Legislature.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolve of the Legislature, Providing, that the Annual Meeting of the Legislature Shall be on the Second Wednesday of May, Instead of the First Wednesday of January...?
Art. IV, Pt. 1, §5
Art. IV, Pt. 2, §§3, 4, 5
Art. IV, Pt. 3, §1
Art. V. Pt. 1, §§2, 3
Art. V, Pt. 2, §2
Art. IX, §4
N/A N/AN/A
6 Sept.13, 1847 Res. 1847, c. 29

Effective:
July 29, 1848
SD 9 Resolves Providing for an Amendment of the Constitution in Relation to Pledging the Credit of the State, and Creating a State Debt.

Shall the Constitution be Amended by Adding thereto the Following Words and Provisions: the Credit of the State Shall not be Loaned Directly or Indirectly in any Case; and the Legislature Shall not Create any Debt or Debts...?
Art. IX, §14 N/A N/A N/A
7 Sept. 13, 1847 Res. 1847, c. 45

Effective:
July 29, 1848
SD 10 Resolves Providing for an Amendment of the Constitution in Relation to the Election of Governor, Senators and Members of the House of Representatives.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolve of the Legislature, Providing, that the Governor, Senators and Members of the House of Representatives, shall be Elected by the "Highest Number ," instead of "a Majority" of Votes?
Art. IV, Pt. 1, §5N/A N/A N/A
8Sept. 9, 1850 Res. 1850, c. 274

Effective:
May 30, 1851
N/A Resolve Providing for an Amendment to the Constitution in Relation to the Meeting of the Legislature.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolve of the Legislature Providing that the Meeting of the Legislature Shall be on the First Wednesday of January, instead of the Second Wednesday in May...?
Art. IV, Pt. 1, §5
Art. IV, Pt. 2, §§3, 4, 5
Art. IV, Pt. 3, §1
Art. V. Pt. 1, §§2, 3
Art. V, Pt. 2, §2
Art. IX, §4
N/A N/A N/A
9 Sept. 10, 1855 Res. 1855, c. 273

Effective:
Feb. 28, 1856
SD 9

Enacted with amendment:

"M"
Resolve Providing for an Amendment to the Constitution in Relating to the Elective Franchise.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolve of the Legislature Providing that the Judges of Probate, Registers of Probate, Sheriffs and Municipal and Police Judges shall be Chosen by the People, and also Providing that Land Agent, Attorney General and Adjutant General Shall be Chosen by the Legislature...?
Art. V, Pt. 1, §8
Art. VI, §§2-6, 8
Art. VII, §3
Art. IX, §§10, 11
N/A Governor's Message:  Message of Governor Morrill to the Legislature (Jan. 6, 1855) N/A
10 Sept. 12, 1864 Res. 1864, c. 344

Effective:
Oct. 6, 1864
SD 22 Resolve Providing for an Amendment to the Constitution so as to Allow Soldiers Absent from the State to Vote for Governor, Senators, Representatives and County Officers.

Shall the Constitution be Amended, as Proposed by a Resolve of the Legislature, Providing that Citizens of the State Absent Therefrom in the Military Service of The United States or of this State, shall not be Deemed to have Lost their Residence in this State by Reason of Such Absence, but shall be Allowed to Vote Wherever They may Be...?
Art. II, §§1, 4
Art. IV, Pt. 1, §5
Art. IV, Pt. 2, §§3, 4
Art. V, Pt. 1, §3
Art. IX, §12
N/A N/AN/A
11 Sept. 14, 1868 Res. 1868, c. 276

Effective:
Oct. 8, 1868
SD 11

Enacted with amendments:

"C"
"F"
"G"
Resolves Providing for an Amendment of the Constitution so as to Authorize a Limited Reimbursement of Municipal War Expenditures by Loaning the Credit of the State.

Shall the Constitution be Amended so as to Authorize the Assumption of Municipal War Debts by Loaning the Credit of the State to an Amount Not Exceeding in the Aggregate Three Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars?
Art. IX, §15 N/A Court Opinion:  Opinion of the Justices, 53 Me. 587 (1867)

Report:
  Report of the Commissioners on the Assumption of Municipal War Debts (Mar. 1, 1867)


Governor's Address: Address of Governor Chamberlain to the Legislature (Jan. 1868)
N/A
12 Sept. 13, 1869 Res. 1869, c. 91

Effective:
Jan. 6, 1870
N/A Resolves Providing for an Amendment of the Constitution Authorizing the Dividing of Towns into Voting Districts

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolve of the Legislature, Providing for an Amendment of the Constitution Authorizing the Legislature to Divide Towns into Voting Districts?
Art. IX, §12 N/A N/AN/A
13 Sept. 13, 1875 Res. 1875, c. 98

Effective:
Jan. 5, 1876
SD 65, No. 11
(Resolve No. 78)
Resolves Providing for Certain Amendments to the Constitution of the State of Maine.

Shall the Constitution of the State of Maine be Amended by Resolves of the Legislature, Approved on the Twenty-fourth Day of February, in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy Five, to wit Election of Senators by Plurality Vote?
Art. IV, Pt. 2, §§4, 5 N/A Governor's Address:  Address of Governor Dingley to the Legislature (Jan. 7, 1875)

Report:
  Report of the Maine Constitutional Commission (Feb. 10, 1875)

N/A
14 Sept. 13, 1875 Res. 1875, c. 98

Effective:
Jan. 5, 1876
SD 65, No. 12
(Resolve No. 79)
Resolves Providing for Certain Amendments to the Constitution of the State of Maine.

Shall the Constitution of the State of Maine be Amended by Resolves of the Legislature, Approved on the Twenty-fourth Day of February, in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy Five, to wit Special Legislation and Corporations?
Art. IV, Pt. 3, §13, 14N/A Governor's Address:  Address of Governor Dingley to the Legislature (Jan. 7, 1875)

Report:
  Report of the Maine Constitutional Commission (Feb. 10, 1875)
N/A
15 Sept. 13, 1875 Res. 1875, c. 98

Effective:
Jan. 5, 1876
SD 65, No. 15
(Resolve No. 82)
Resolves Providing for Certain Amendments to the Constitution of the State of Maine.

Shall the Constitution of the State of Maine be Amended by Resolves of the Legislature, Approved on the Twenty-fourth Day of February, in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy Five, to wit Power of the Governor to Pardon?
Art. V, Pt. 1, §11 N/A Governor's Address:  Address of Governor Dingley to the Legislature (Jan. 7, 1875)

Report:
  Report of the Maine Constitutional Commission (Feb. 10, 1875)
N/A
16 Sept. 13, 1875 Res. 1875, c. 98

Effective:
Jan. 5, 1876
SD 65, No. 18
(Resolve No. 85)
Resolves Providing for Certain Amendments to the Constitution of the State of Maine.

Shall the Constitution of the State of Maine be Amended by Resolves of the Legislature, Approved on the Twenty-fourth Day of February, in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy Five, to wit Appointment of Judges of Municipal and Police Courts?
Art. V, Pt. 1, §8
Art. VI, §8
N/A Governor's Address:  Address of Governor Dingley to the Legislature (Jan. 7, 1875)

Report:
  Report of the Maine Constitutional Commission (Feb. 10, 1875)
N/A
17 Sept. 13, 1875 Res. 1875, c. 98

Effective:
Jan. 5, 1876
SD 65, No. 19
(Resolve No. 86)
Resolves Providing for Certain Amendments to the Constitution of the State of Maine.

Shall the Constitution of the State of Maine be Amended by Resolves of the Legislature, Approved on the Twenty-fourth Day of February, in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy Five, to wit in Relation to Taxation?
Art. IX, §§8, 9 N/A Governor's Address:  Address of Governor Dingley to the Legislature (Jan. 7, 1875)

Report:
  Report of the Maine Constitutional Commission (Feb. 10, 1875)
N/A
18 Sept. 13, 1875 Res. 1875, c. 98

Effective:
Jan. 5, 1876
SD 65, No. 21
(Resolve No. 88)
Resolves Providing for Certain Amendments to the Constitution of the State of Maine.

Shall the Constitution of the State of Maine be Amended by Resolves of the Legislature, Approved on the Twenty-fourth Day of February, in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy Five, to wit Abolishing the Land Agency?
Art. IX, §11

N/A Governor's Address:  Address of Governor Dingley to the Legislature (Jan. 7, 1875)

Report:
  Report of the Maine Constitutional Commission (Feb. 10, 1875)
N/A
19 Sept. 13, 1875 Res. 1875, c. 98

Effective:
Jan. 5, 1876
SD 43
(Resolve No. 64)
Resolves Providing for Certain Amendments to the Constitution of the State of Maine.

Shall the Constitution of the State of Maine be Amended by Resolves of the Legislature, Approved on the Twenty-fourth Day of February, in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy Five, to wit Constitutional Conventions?
Art. IV, Pt. 3, §15 N/A Governor's Address:  Address of Governor Dingley to the Legislature (Jan. 7, 1875)N/A
20 Sept. 13, 1875 Res. 1875, c. 98

Effective:
Jan. 5, 1876
SD 65, No. 7
(Resolve No. 123)
Resolves Providing for Certain Amendments to the Constitution of the State of Maine.

Shall the Constitution of the State of Maine be Amended by Resolves of the Legislature, Approved on the Twenty-fourth Day of February, in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy Five, to wit Bribery at Elections?
Art. IX, §13 N/A Governor's Address:  Address of Governor Dingley to the Legislature (Jan. 7, 1875)

Report:
  Report of the Maine Constitutional Commission (Feb. 10, 1875)
N/A
21 Sept. 13, 1875 Res. 1875, c. 98

Effective:
Jan. 5, 1876
SD 65, No. 22
(Resolve No. 89)
Resolves Providing for Certain Amendments to the Constitution of the State of Maine.

Shall the Constitution of the State of Maine be Amended by Resolves of the Legislature, Approved on the Twenty-fourth Day of February, in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy Five, to wit Codification of the Amended Constitution?
Art. X, §§6, 7 N/A Governor's Address:  Address of Governor Dingley to the Legislature (Jan. 7, 1875)

Report:
  Report of the Maine Constitutional Commission (Feb. 10, 1875)
N/A
22 Sept. 10, 1877

Electors:
Yes:  20,530
No:  25,240

Municipal  indebtedness:
Yes:  39,300
No:   5,882
Res. 1877, c. 292

Effective:
Jan. 2, 1878
N/A Resolves Providing for Certain Amendments to the Constitution of the State of Maine.

Shall the Constitution of the State of Maine be Amended, as Proposed by Resolves of the Legislature, approved on the Ninth Day of February, in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-seven, to wit: Electors and Municipal Indebtedness?
Art. IX, §15N/A N/AN/A
23 Sept. 8, 1879 Res. 1879, c. 151

Effective:
Mar. 18, 1880
HD 125

Enacted with amendments:

Senate "A"
Senate "B"
Resolutions Concerning an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature, Providing for Biennial Sessions of the Legislature; and that the Governor and Other State Officers Shall be Elected on the Second Monday of September Biennially?
Art. II, §4
Art. IV, Pt. 1, §§2, 5
Art. IV, Pt. 2, §5
Art. IV Pt. 3, §1
Art. V, Pt. 1, §2, 13
Art. V, Pt. 2, §§1, 2
Art. V, Pt. 3, §§1, 4
Art. VI, §6
Art. VII, §3,
Art. IX, §§4, 11, 12
Art. X, §4
N/A Governor's Address:  Address of Governor Garcelon to the Legislature (Jan. 8, 1879)N/A
24 Sept. 13, 1880

Yes:  57,015
No:   35,402
Res. 1880, c. 159

Effective:
Oct. 20, 1880
N/AResolves Providing for an Amendment of the Constitution, so as to Elect the Governor by a Plurality, Instead of a Majority, of Votes.

Shall the Constitution be Amended so as to Provide for the Election of Governor by a Plurality, Instead of a Majority?
Art. V, Pt. 1, §3N/A N/AN/A
25 Sept. 13, 1880 Res. 1880, c. 217

Effective:
Oct. 20, 1880

 

HD 105

Enacted with amendment:

House "A"
Resolves Providing for an Amendment of the Constitution, Changing the Term of Office of Senators and Representatives.

Shall the Constitution be Amended so as to Change the Term of Office of Senators and Representatives?
Art. IV, Pt. 1, §2 N/A N/AN/A
26 Sept. 10, 1883

Yes:  70,783
No:   23,811
Res. 1883, c. 93

Effective:
Jan. 7, 1885
HD 1

New draft:
HD 17

Enacted with amendment:

House "A"
Resolves Providing for an Amendment of the Constitution, Forever Prohibiting the Manufacture of Intoxicating Liquors and Prohibiting their Sale Except for Medicinal and Mechanical Purposes and the Arts.

Shall the Constitution be Amended so as to Prohibit Forever the Manufacture, Sale and Keeping for Sale of Intoxicating Liquors?
Amendment 26
(Repealed in
1933 by
Amendment 54)
N/A N/AN/A
27 Sept. 10, 1888

Yes:  12,974
No:   10,249
Res. 1887, c. 80

Effective:
Jan. 2 1889
SD 63 Resolves Concerning an Amendment of the Constitution relative to Eligibility of the Treasurer.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature, Providing that the Treasurer of State shall not be Eligible more than Six Years Successively?
Art. V, Pt. 3, §3 N/A N/AN/A
28 Sept. 12, 1892

Yes: 9,721
No:  9,509
Res. 1891, c. 100

Effective:
Jan. 4, 1893
HD 260 Resolves Concerning an Amendment of the Constitution , Relative to Appointment of Adjutant General.

Shall The Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Providing that the Adjutant General and Quarter Master General shall be Appointed by the Governor?
Art. VII, §3 N/A N/AN/A
29 Sept. 12, 1892

Yes: 25,775
No:  18,061
Res. 1891, c. 109

Effective:
Jan. 4, 1893
SD 210 Resolves, Providing for an Educational Qualification of Voters.

Shall the Constitution be so Amended so as to Change the Qualification of Voters, as Proposed in Said Resolve?
Art. II, §1N/A N/AN/A
30 Sept. 12, 1898

Yes: 15,080
No:  1,856
Res. 1897, c. 259

Effective:
Jan. 5, 1898
SD 207 Resolve for Amendment to the Constitution Relating to Election of Senators to Fill Vacancies.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Providing that Vacancies in the Senate, Arising from Death, Resignation, Removal From the State or Like Causes, shall be Filled by an Immediate Election in the Unrepresented District?
Art. IV, Pt. 2, §5 Senate, March 25, 1897
p. 422
N/AN/A
31 Sept. 14, 1908

Yes:  53,785
No:   24,543
Res. 1907, c. 121

Effective:
Jan. 6, 1909
HD 9

OTP-ND:
HD 441
Resolves, Proposing an Amendment to Article Four of the Constitution of Maine, Establishing a People's Veto through the Optional Referendum, and a Direct Initiative by Petition and at General or Special Elections.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Providing for the Establishment of a People's Veto through the Optional Referendum and a Direct Initiative by Petition and at General or Special Elections?
Art. IV, Pt. 1, §1
Art. IV, Pt. 3, §§1, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
House, March 14, 1907
p. 638-647

Senate, March 15, 1907
p. 648-649

N/A N/A
32 Sept. 14, 1908

Yes:  47,981
No:   23,132
Res. 1907, c. 238

Effective:
Jan. 6, 1909
SD 168

Enacted with amendment:

Senate "A"
Resolve to Amend Section Two of Article Ten of the Constitution of the State of Maine.

No Descriptive title for the Referendum available.
Art. X, §4 N/A N/A N/A
33 Sept. 11, 1911

Yes:  59,678
No:   41,294
Res. 1911, c. 210

Effective:
Jul. 12, 1913
N/AResolve to Amend the Constitution with Reference to the Seat of Government.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by Resolution of the Legislature Providing that "Augusta is Hereby Declared to be the Seat of Government of this State"?
Art. IX, §16 N/AN/A N/A
34 Sept. 11, 1911

Yes:  39,240
No:   38,712
Res. 1911, c. 221

Effective:
Jul. 12, 1913
HD 31

OTP-ND
HD 759
Resolve to Amend Article Twenty-two of the Constitution, Relating to Cities of Forty Thousand Inhabitants or More to Increase the Municipal Indebtedness to Seven and One-half Per Centum.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by Resolution of the Legislature Providing that the Towns Having a Population of Forty Thousand Inhabitants or More, According to the Last Census taken by the United States, be Permitted to Create a Debt or Liability which Single or in the Aggregate Equals Seven and One-half Per Centum of its Last Regular Valuation and that the Increase in Amount of Debt be no Greater than One-quarter of One Per Centum, over the Present Rate of Five Per Cent in any One Year?
Art. IX, §15 House, March 22, 1911
p. 747-749

House, March 24, 1911
p. 862-865

House, March 28, 1911
p. 952-953

Senate, March 30, 1911
p. 1027-1028

Senate, March 30, 1911
p. 1037-1038
N/A N/A
35 Sept. 9, 1912

Yes:  80,619
No:   21,454
Res. 1912, c. 1

Effective:
Jul. 12, 1913
HD 1

Enacted with amendments:

House "A"

Senate "A"
Resolve, Amending Article Nine of the Constitution, so as to Provide for a Bond Issue for State Highways.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Providing for the Issuing of State Bonds for the Purposes of Building and Maintaining State Highways?
Art. IX, §14, 17 House, March 21, 1912
p. 15

Senate, March 22, 1912
p. 44-45

House, March 22, 1912
p. 47-55

Senate, March 23, 1912
p. 89-91
Governor's Address:  To the Special Session of the 75th Legislature (pgs. 1039-1040)

Order:  Senate Journal, March 21, 1912 (pg. 18)
N/A
36 Sept. 8, 1913

Yes:  18,060
No:    8,157
Res. 1913, c. 264

Effective:
Jul. 3, 1915
SD 385

Enacted with amendment:

House "A"
Resolve, for an Amendment to the Constitution Providing for the Classification of Property for the Purposes of Taxation.

Shall the Constitution be Amended Providing for the Classification of Property for the Purposes of Taxation?
Art. IX, §8House, March 25, 1913
p. 1119

N/A N/A
37 Sept. 8, 1913

Yes:  16,746
No:    6,741
 Res. 1913, c. 354

Effective:
Jul. 3, 1915
SD 665

Enacted with amendments:

Senate "A"
Senate "B"
Resolve Relating to Amendments to the Constitution, Providing the Time of Elections for Adopting Said Amendments.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Permitting Amendments to the Constitution to be Voted Upon at Regular Elections?
Art. X, §4 No debate. N/AN/A
38 Sept. 10, 1917

Yes:  29,584
No:   25,416
 Res. 1917, c. 30

Effective:
Sept. 25, 1917
SD 52 Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the State of Maine Relative to the Tenure of the Office of Sheriff.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Granting to the Governor, by the Consent and Advice of the Council, the Power to Remove Sheriffs who do not Faithfully and Efficiently Perform the Duties Imposed Upon Them by Law, and to Appoint Another Sheriff in his Place for the Remainder of the Term for which such Removed Sheriff was Elected?
Art. IX, §10 House, March 15, 1917
p. 614-621
N/A N/A
39 Sept. 10, 1917

Yes:  22,013
No:   21,719
 Res. 1917, c. 116

Effective:
Sept. 25, 1917
HD 423

OTP-ND 
(Text of new draft is not available.)
Resolve, proposing an Amendment to Section Three of Part One of Article Four of the Constitution in Regard to the Apportionment of Representatives in the Event of Merger of Towns and Cities.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature, Allowing Representation in the House of Representatives to Remain as Formerly in the Event of the Merger of Towns and Cities?
Art. IV, Pt. 1, §3 House, March 28, 1917
p. 970-977

House, March 30, 1917
p. 1110
N/A N/A
40 Sept. 8, 1919

Yes:  15,826
No:   11,020
Res. 1919, c. 24

Effective:
Sept. 24, 1919
HD 65 Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to Article Seven of the Constitution, Relating to Military.

Shall Article Seven of the Constitution Relating to Military be Amended as Proposed by a Resolve of the Legislature?
Art. VII, §§1, 2, 3, 4, 5 No debate.N/A N/A
41 Sept. 8, 1919

Yes:  22,637
No:   6,777
 Res. 1919, c. 110

Effective:
Sept. 24, 1919
SD 168 Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to Article Nine of the Constitution so as to Provide for a Bond Issue for the Purposes of Building and Maintaining Public Wharves and for the Establishment of Adequate Port Facilities in the State of Maine.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Providing for the Issuing of State Bonds for the Purposes of Building and Maintaining Public Wharves and for the Establishment of Adequate Port Facilities in the State of Maine?
Art. IX, §§14, 18 No debate.N/A N/A
42 Sept. 8, 1919

Yes:  21, 542
No:   7,080
 Res. 1919, c. 155

Effective:
Sept. 24, 1919
SD 202

OTP-ND
SD 293
Resolve, Amending Article IX of the Constitution, as Amended by Article XXXV of the Constitution, Increasing the State Debt Limit.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Providing for an Increase in the State Debt Limit?
Art. IX, §14 No debate.N/A N/A
43 Sept. 8, 1919

Yes:  26,228
No:   5,125
Res. 1919, c. 168

Effective:
Sept. 24, 1919
SD 197

OTP-ND
SD 255
Resolve, Amending Article IX of the Constitution, as Amended by Article XXXV of the Constitution , Increasing the Amount of Bonds to be Issued for the Purpose of Building State Highways and Providing for the Building of Intrastate, Interstate and International Bridges.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature for an Increase in the Amount of State Bonds to be Issued for the Purpose of Building State Highways and Intrastate, Interstate and International Bridges?
Art. IX, §14 Senate, April 3, 1919
p. 1194
N/A N/A
44 Sept. 8, 1919

Yes:  22,024
No:   6,751
 Res. 1919, c. 108

Effective:
Jan. 7 1920
HD 166 Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to Section One of Article Two of the Constitution of the State of Maine, Providing for the Continuation of the Right of Suffrage to a Person Otherwise Qualified to Vote for Governor, Senators, and Representatives in this State, in the Town or Plantation where His Residence for Suffrage Purposes has been Established, for a Period of Three Months after his Removal therefrom to Another Town or Plantation within this State.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Providing for the Continuation of the Right of Suffrage to a Person Otherwise Qualified to Vote for Governor, Senators, and Representatives in this State, in the Town or Plantation where His Residence for Suffrage Purposes has been Established, for a Period of Three Months after his Removal therefrom to Another Town or Plantation within this State?
Art. II, §1 No debate.N/A N/A
45 Sept. 13, 1920

Yes:  105,712
No:   32,820
Res. 1919, c. 173

Effective:
Sept. 22, 1920
N/A

Enacted with amendment:

House "A"
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to Article Nine of the Constitution to Provide for a Bond Issue for the Purpose of Paying a Bonus to Maine Soldiers and Sailors in the War with Germany.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Providing for the Issuance of State Bonds for the Purpose of Paying a Bonus to Maine Soldiers and Sailors in the War with Germany?
Art. IX, §§14, 19 House, November 6, 1919
p. 77

House, November 6, 1919
p. 81

House, November 6, 1919
p. 83
N/A N/A
46 Sept. 13, 1920

Yes:  76,129
No:   29,333
Res. 1919, c. 22

Effective:
Sept. 22, 1920
HD 10

OTP-ND
HD 98

Enacted with amendment:

House "A"
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the State of Maine, Empowering the Legislature to Authorize Towns to have More than One Voting Place for All State and National Elections.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Granting to the Legislature Power to Authorize Towns to Have More than One Voting Place for All State and National Elections?
Art. IX, §12No debate. N/A N/A
47 Sept. 12, 1921

Yes:  14,410
No:   11,670
Res. 1921, c. 87

Effective:
Oct. 4, 1921
SD 1

Enacted with amendment:

Senate "A"
Resolve. Proposing an Amendment to Section Five, Article Four, Part First, of the Constitution, as Amended by the Twenty-third Amendment, Relating to Absent Voting.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Allowing Voters Absent from Voting Districts on the Day of Election, to Vote?
Art. IV, Pt. 1, §5No debate. N/A N/A
48 Sept. 14, 1925

Yes:  54,107
No:   8,228
 Res. 1925, c. 71

Effective:
Sept. 29, 1925
SD 115

OTP-ND
SD 243
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to Article IX of the Constitution Authorizing the Issuing of Bonds to be Used for the Purpose of Building a Bridge Across the Kennebec River Between the City of Bath and the Town of Woolwich.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Providing for an Increase in the Amount of State Bonds to be Issued for the Purpose of Building a Highway or Combination Highway and Railroad Bridge Across the Kennebec River, Between the City of Bath and the Town of Woolwich?
Art. IX, §17 No debate.N/A N/A
49 Sept. 14, 1925

Yes:  49,821
No:   10,332
 Res. 1925, c. 118

Effective:
Sept. 29, 1925
SD 196

OTP-ND
SD 314
Resolve, Amending Section Seventeen of Article Nine of the Constitution of Maine.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Providing for an Increase in the Amount of State Bonds to be Issued for the Purpose of Building State Highways and Intrastate, Interstate and International Bridges?
Art. IX, §17 House, April 11, 1925
p. 1256-1257
N/A N/A
50 Sept. 9, 1929

Yes:  62,075
No:   32,527
Res. 1929, c. 141

Effective:
Sept. 27, 1929
SD 244

OTP-ND
SD 391
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Provide for Filling Councilor Vacancies.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Providing for the Filling of Vacancies in the Council?
Art. V, Pt. 2, §2 No debate.N/A N/A
51 Sept. 9, 1929

Yes:  58,206
No:   43,844
 Res. 1929, c. 147

Effective:
Oct. 25, 1929
SD 221

OTP-ND
SD 387
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to Article IX of the Constitution Authorizing the Issuing of Bonds for the Purpose of Building a Bridge Across the Penobscot River, to be Known as the Waldo-Hancock Bridge.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Providing for an Increase in the Amount of State Bonds to be Issued for the Purpose of Building a State Highway Bridge Across the Penobscot River, from Either the Town of Prospect or the Town of Stockton Springs to Either the Town of Bucksport or the Town of Verona?
Art. IX, §17 No debate. N/A N/A
52 Sept. 9, 1929

Yes:  58,607
No:   43,189
Res. 1929, c. 177

Effective:
Oct. 25, 1929
SD 76

OTP-ND
SD 394

Enacted with amendment:

Senate "C"
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Provide for an Additional Issue of Highway and Bridge Bonds.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Providing for an Increase in the Amount of State Bonds to Be Issued for the Purpose of Building State Highways and Intrastate, Interstate and International Bridges?
Art. IX, §17 Senate, April 10, 1929
p. 1039-1043

House, April 12, 1929
p. 1194-1195

Senate, April 13, 1929
p. 1229-1230

N/A N/A
53 Sept. 14, 1931

Yes:  9,709
No:   8,972
Res. 1931, c. 133

Effective:
Oct. 7, 1931
LD 1055

Enacted with  amendment:

Senate "A"
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution, to Provide for the Number of Senators.

Shall the Constitution be Amended by a Resolution of the Legislature, Providing for Members of the Senate?
Art. IV, Pt. 2, §§1, 2, 5 No debate. N/A N/A
54 Sept. 10, 1934

Yes:  161,893
No:   85,363
Res. 1933, c. 219

Effective:
Oct. 1, 1934
LD 138

Resolve, Proposing the Repeal of the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the Constitution, relating to the Manufacture and Sale of Intoxicating Liquors.

Shall the Constitution be Amended by the Repeal of the 26th Amendment Relating to the Manufacture and Sale of Intoxicating Liquors?
Repealed Amendment
26
Senate, December 15, 1933
p. 102-105

Senate, December 15, 1933
p. 111-116

House, December 15, 1933
p. 128-130

Senate, December 16, 1933
p. 165-166

Senate, December 16, 1933
p. 171

House, December 16, 1933
p. 190-193
N/A N/A
55 Sept. 10,1934

Yes:  117,046
No:   91,515
Res. 1933, c. 222

Effective:
Oct. 1, 1934
LD 22

Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Provide for an Increase of the State Debt.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Provide for an Increase of the State Debt Limit?
Art. IX, §14 No debate. N/A N/A
56 Sept. 10,1934

Yes:  123,843
No:   79,906
Res. 1933, c. 223

Effective:
Oct. 1, 1934
LD 25

Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Provide for a Bond Issue, the Proceeds of Which to be Disbursed for the Construction, Improvement and Equipment of State Buildings.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Provide for a Bond Issue for the Construction, Improvement and Equipment of State Buildings?
Art. IX, §20 No debate.N/A N/A
57 Sept. 9, 1935

Yes:  23,269
No:   5,540
Res. 1935, c. 81

Effective:
Oct. 8, 1935
LD 142

OTP-ND
LD 757
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Provide for Longer Residence to Qualify as a Voter.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Provide for Longer Residence of 6 Months Instead of 3 Months to Qualify as a Voter?
Art. II, §1No debate. N/A N/A
58 Sept. 9, 1935

Yes:  19,074
No:   9,915
Res. 1935, c. 96

Effective:
Oct. 8, 1935
LD 477 Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Provide for an Additional Issue of Highway Bonds.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Provide for an Increase in the Amount of State Bonds to be Issued for the Purpose of Matching Federal Aid Money Available for the Construction of State Highways?
Art. IX, §17 No debate.N/A N/A
59 Sept. 9, 1935

Yes:  17,855
No:   10,996
Res. 1935, c. 110

Effective:
Oct. 8, 1935
LD 25 Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Authorize the Use of Voting Machines in Elections.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Authorizing the Use of Voting Machines in Elections?
Art. II, §5 No debate. N/a N/A
60 Sept. 9, 1935

Yes:  21,383
No:   8,375
Res. 1935, c. 133

Effective:
Oct. 8, 1935
LD 935

Enacted with amendment:

Senate "A"
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Provide for a Bond Issue, the Proceeds of Which to be Disbursed for the Furnishing and Paying of Additional Funds Necessary Maintenance, Interest and Retirement of Bonds Deer Isle-Sedgwick Bridge District.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Provide for a Bond Issue for Furnishing and Paying any Additional Funds Necessary for the Maintenance, Interest and Retirement of Bonds Issued by the Deer Isle-Sedgwick Bridge District?
Art. IX, §18 Senate, April 6, 1935
p. 1012-1014

House, April 6, 1935
p. 1071-1073
N/AN/A
61 Sept. 12, 1938

Yes:  125,996
No:   79,342
Res. 1937, c. 4

Effective:
Oct. 3, 1938
LD 109 Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Provide for Longer Residence to Qualify as a Voter.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Provide For Longer Residence to Qualify as a Voter?
Art. II, §1 No debate.N/A N/A
62 Sept. 11, 1944

Yes:  139,805
No:   33,172
Res. 1943, c. 53

Effective:
Oct. 27, 1944
LD 339 Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Limit to Highway Purposes the Use of Revenues Derived from the Taxation of Vehicles Used on the Public Highways, and Fuels Used for Propulsion of Such Vehicles.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolve of the Legislature, Limiting to Highway Purposes the Use of Revenues Derived from the Taxation of Vehicles Used on Public Highways and Fuels Used for Propulsion of Such Vehicles?
Art. IX, §19 Senate, March 25, 1943
p. 603-609

Senate, March 26, 1973
p. 654-660

House, March 30, 1943
p. 744-754

House, April 6, 1943
p. 1056-1065

House, April 7, 1943
p. 1132-1133

Senate, April 8, 1943
p. 1136-1143
Other:  Statement of Edward C. Moran, Jr. on proposed constitutional amendment limiting certain revenues to road purchases (Aug. 4, 1944) N/A
63 Sept. 13, 1948

Yes:  68,237
No:   65,698
Res. 1947, c. 37

Effective:
Oct. 20, 1948
LD 238

Enacted with amendment:

Committee "A"
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution for Additional Signers in Petitions for Referendum.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Provide for Additional Signers in Petitions for Referendum?
Art. IV, Pt. 3, §17 Senate, February 13, 1947
p. 205

House, February 26, 1947
p. 309-310

House, March 12, 1947
p. 465-471
N/A N/A
64 Sept 13, 1948

Yes:  77,716
No:   62,236
Res. 1947, c. 153

Effective:
Oct. 20, 1948
LD 1459Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Regulate Traveling Expenses of Members of the Legislature.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Regulate Traveling Expenses of Members of the Legislature?
Art. IV, Pt. 3, §7 House, April 24, 1947
p. 1274-1275

Senate, April 28, 1947
p. 1297

Senate, May 12, 1947
p. 1942

Senate, May 13, 1947
p. 1991-1993
N/A N/A
65 Sept. 11, 1950

Yes:  106,433
No:   44,688
Res. 1949, c. 29

Effective:
Oct. 12, 1950
LD 30 Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Codify the Constitution.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Codify the Constitution?
Art. X, §6 House, March 2, 1949
p. 493-495
Report:  Report of the Joint Select Committee to Consider the Need for Revision of the Constitution (Feb. 1949) N/A
66 Sept. 11, 1950

Yes:  101,116
No:   46,238
Res. 1949, c. 61

Effective:
Oct. 12, 1950
LD 874 Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Change the Date of Filing Initiated Legislation.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Change the Date of Filing Initiated Legislation?
Art. IV, Pt. 3, §18No debate. Report:  Report of the Joint Select Committee to Consider the Need for Revision of the Constitution (Feb. 1949) N/A
67 Sept. 11, 1950

Yes:  112,035
No:   44,124
Res. 1949, c. 99

Effective:
Oct. 12, 1950
LD 885 Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Empower the Legislature with the Consent of the People to Authorize the Issuance of State Bonds for Any Purpose Stated in the Constitution.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Empower the Legislature with the Consent of the People to Authorize the Issuance of State Bonds for Any Purpose Stated in the Constitution?
Art. IX, §14 No debate. Report:  Report of the Joint Select Committee to Consider the Need for Revision of the Constitution (Feb. 1949) N/A
68 Sept. 11, 1950

Yes:  106,952
No:   55,248
Res. 1949, c. 184

Effective:
Oct. 12, 1950
LD 398

OTP-ND
LD 1522

Enacted with amendment:

Senate #456
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Authorize the Issuance of Bonds to be Used for the Purpose of Building a Combination Highway and Railroad Bridge Across the Fore River as Authorized by the Legislature.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Authorize the Issuing of Bonds in an Amount not Exceeding $7,000,000 to be Used for the Purpose of Building a Combination Highway and Railroad Bridge Across the Fore River as Authorized by the Legislature?
Art. IX, §17 Senate, April 21, 1949
p. 1494

House, May 3, 1949
p. 2025

House, May 4, 1949
p. 2147-2148
N/A N/A
69 Sept. 11, 1950

Yes:  109,325
No:   43,718
Res. 1949, c. 211

Effective:
Oct. 12, 1950
LD 882

Enacted with amendment:

House #496
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Apportion the Number of Members of the House of Representatives to the Several Towns.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Apportion the Number of Members of the House of Representatives to the Several Towns?
Art. IV, Pt. 1, §3 House, May 6, 1949
p. 2465-2472

Senate, May 7, 1949
p. 2509

Senate, May 7, 1949
p. 2565-2568

House, May 7, 1949
p. 2591-2592
Report:  Report of the Joint Select Committee to Consider the Need for Revision of the Constitution (Feb. 1949) N/A
70 Sept. 10, 1951

Yes:  27,073
No:   22,320
Res. 1951, c. 102

Effective:
Sept. 26, 1951
LD 686

Enacted with amendment:

#337
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Remove the Provision That the Treasurer Shall Not be Eligible More Than Six Years Successively.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Remove the Provision That the Treasurer Shall Not be Eligible More Than Six Years Successively?
Art. V, Pt. 3, §1 House, April 10, 1951
p. 987-990

Senate, April 27, 1951
p. 1676-1678

Senate, May 9, 1951
p. 2015
N/A N/A
71 Sept. 10, 1951

Yes:  23,600
No:   21,986
Res. 1951, c. 110

Effective:
Sept. 26, 1951
LD 694

Enacted with amendment:

#355
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution Providing for Additional Signers for Direct Initiative of Legislation.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Providing that Direct Initiative of Legislation Shall Require not Less Than 10% of the Total Vote for Governor as Cast in the Last Previous Gubernatorial Election?
Art. IV, Pt. 3, §18 Senate, May 2, 1951
p. 1793-1794

House, May 3, 1951
p. 1869-1870
N/A N/A
72 Sept. 10, 1951

Yes:  24,746
No:   20,900
Res. 1951, c. 126

Effective:
Sept. 26, 1951
LD 576

Enacted with amendment:

#409
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Make Temporarily Inoperative any Measure Adopted by the People which Fails to Provide a Revenue Adequate for its Service.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Make Temporarily Inoperative any Measure Adopted by the People which Fails to Provide a Revenue Adequate for its Service?
Art. IV, Pt. 3, §19No debate. N/A N/A
73 Sept. 10, 1951

Yes:  23,887
No:   20,594
Res. 1951, c. 127

Effective:
Sept. 26, 1951
LD 695

Enacted with amendment:

#381
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Exempt Rental Agreements with the Maine School Building Authority from the Limitations of Municipal Indebtedness.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Exempt Rental Agreements with the Maine School Building Authority from the Limitations of Municipal Indebtedness?
Art. IX, §15 No debate. N/A N/A
74 Sept. 10, 1951

Yes:  39,006
No:   10,187
Res. 1951, c. 130

Effective:
Sept. 26, 1951
LD 52

OTP-ND
LD 1393

Enacted with amendment:

#432
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution Relating to Voting by Citizens in the Armed Forces and Others Absent or Physically Incapacitated.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Re-affirm the Right to Vote of Citizens Absent in the Armed Forces and Others Absent or Physically Incapacitated?
Art. II, §4 House, May 11, 1951
p. 2158-2159
N/A N/A
75 Sept. 10, 1951

Yes:  28,758
No:   17,582
Res. 1951, c. 179

Effective:
Sept. 26, 1951
LD 855

OTP-ND
LD 1320

Enacted with amendment:

#484
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Clarify the Provisions that Relate to the State's Borrowing Power.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Clarify the Provisions that Relate to the State's Borrowing Power?
Art. IX, §§14, 17, 18 House, April 25, 1951
p. 1543-1544

House, May 1, 1951
p. 1739-1740

House, May 3, 1951
p. 1894-1895

Senate, May 4, 1951
p. 1906-1907

Senate, May 16, 1951
p. 2287-2294

Senate, May 18, 1951
p. 2496-2497
N/A N/A
76 Sept. 13, 1954

Yes:  111,726
No:   80,402
Res. 1953, c. 78

Effective:
Sept. 21, 1954
LD 912Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Liberalize Limitation of Municipal Indebtedness.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Increase from 5% to 7 and 1/2% the Limitation of Municipal Indebtedness?
Art. IX, §15No debate. N/A N/A
77 Sept. 13, 1954

Yes:  155,528
No:   41,688
Res. 1953, c. 97

Effective:
Sept. 21, 1954
LD 470

Enacted with amendment:

#265
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution permitting Indians to Vote.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Permitting Indians to Vote?
Art. II, §1
Art. IV, Pt. 1, §2
Senate, May 1, 1953
p. 1962-1963
N/A N/A
78 Sept. 12, 1955

Yes:  22,658
No:   7,562
Res. 1955, c. 97

Effective:
Sept. 26, 1955
LD 1188

Enacted with amendment:

#386
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution Extending Pardon Powers of Governor and Council to Offenses of Juvenile Delinquency.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Extending Pardon Powers of Governor and Council to Offenses of Juvenile Delinquency?
Art. V, Pt.1, §11 Senate, April 28, 1955
p. 1411
N/A N/A
79 Sept. 12, 1955

Yes:  15,157
No:  14,452
Res. 1955, c. 100

Effective:
Sept. 26, 1955
LD 478

Enacted with amendments:

#102
#129
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Change the Qualifications of Citizenship of the Governor.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Change the Qualifications of Citizenship of the Governor?
Art.V, Pt. 1, §4 House, March 15, 1955
p. 531-532

House, March 16, 1955
p. 559-562

House, March 22, 1955
p. 627-628

House, March 24, 1955
p. 687-688
N/A N/A
80 Sept. 12, 1955

Yes:  19,378
No:   9,327
Res. 1955, c. 101

Effective:
Sept. 26, 1955
LD 852 Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Exempt Rental Agreements with the Maine School Building Authority from the Limitations of Municipal Indebtedness.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Exempt Rental Agreements with the Maine School Building Authority from the Limitations of Municipal Indebtedness?
Art. IX, §15 No debate. N/A N/A
81 Sept. 12, 1955

Yes:  25,347
No:   4,664
Res. 1955, c. 102

Effective:
Sept. 26, 1955
LD 1548 Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Clarify Voting by Persons in Military Service.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Clarify Voting by Persons in Military Service?
Art. IX, §12 Senate, May 12, 1955
p. 2128-2129
N/A N/A
82 Sept. 9, 1957

Yes:  66,427
No:  30,750
Res. 1957, c. 159

Effective:
Sept. 19, 1957
LD 1301

OTP-ND

LD 1581

Enacted with amendment:

#471
#475
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution Pledging Credit of State for Guaranteed Loans for Industrial Purposes.

Shall the Constitution which now Provides that the Credit of the State of Maine Shall not be Directly or Indirectly Loaned in Any Case, be Amended, as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Pledging Credit of the State and Providing a Twenty Million Dollar Bond Issue for Guaranteed Loans for Industrial Purposes?
Art. IX, §§14, 14-A House, May 21, 1957
p. 1963-1964

Senate, May 27, 1957
p. 2312-2315

House, May 27, 1957
p. 2335-2338

Senate, May 29, 1957
p. 2509-2514
N/A N/A
83 Sept. 9, 1957

Yes:  63,820
No:   36,202
Res. 1957, c. 94

Effective:
Sept. 19, 1957
LD 93

Enacted with amendments:

#272
#397
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution Changing the Date of the General Election.

Shall the Constitution which now Provides that the General Election shall take Place on the Second Monday of September, Biennially, be Amended, as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature, to the Tuesday Following the First Monday in November?
Art. II, §4
Art. IV, Pt. 3, §20
Art. VI, §6
Art. IX, §10
Art. X, §4
House, May 14, 1957
p. 1570-1571

House, May 15, 1957
p. 1686-1693

House, May 16, 1957
p. 1766-1767

Senate, May 22, 1957
p. 2029-2030
N/A N/A
84 Sept. 9, 1957

Yes:  60,240
No:   41,392
Res. 1957, c. 95

Effective:
Sept. 19, 1957
LD 204

Enacted with amendments:

#275
#342
#398
#451
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution Changing the Tenure of Office of the Governor to Four-Year Terms.

Shall the Constitution which now Provides for a Two-Year Term for the Governor, be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature, to a Four-Year Term with a Further Limitation that He shall not Succeed Himself after Two Such Terms?
Art. II, §4
Art. V, §§2, 3, 14
House, May 3, 1957
p. 1239-1245

House, May 7, 1957
p. 1319-1320

House, May 13, 1957
p. 1543

House, May 15, 1957
p. 1672-1686

House, May 16, 1957
p. 1763-1766

Senate, May 17, 1957
p. 1821-1822

House, May 20, 1957
p. 1910-1911

Senate, May 22, 1957
p. 2027-2029
N/AN/A
85 Nov. 8, 1960

Yes:  343,333
No:   24,829
Res. 1959, c. 52

Effective:
Nov. 30, 1960
LD 338 Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Provide for Continuity of Government in Case of Enemy Attack.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Provide Continuity of Government in Case of Enemy Attack?
Art. IX, §17 No debate. N/A N/A
86 Nov. 6, 1962

Yes:  187,799
No:   43,286
Res. 1961, c. 95

Effective:
Nov. 21, 1962
LD 894Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Limit to Retirement Purposes the Use of Funds of the Maine State Retirement System.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Providing that the Funds of the Maine State Retirement System shall be Maintained in Trust and shall not be Diverted?
Art. IX, §18 House, April 18, 1961
p. 1318
N/A N/A
87 Nov. 6, 1962

Yes:  147,447
No:   74,928
Res. 1961, c. 106

Effective:
Nov. 21, 1962
LD 1095

Enacted with amendment:

S-107
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution Authorizing the Construction of Industrial Buildings.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Permitting the Registered Voters of a Municipality to Authorize the Issuance of Notes or Bonds in the Name of the Municipality for the Purposes of Constructing Buildings for Industrial Use?
Art. VIII, Pt. 2, §2 Senate, April 7, 1961
p. 1103-1104

Senate, April 12, 1961
p. 1177
N/A N/A
88 Nov. 5, 1963

Yes:  44,556
No:   23,035
Res. 1963, c. 75

Effective:
Nov. 20, 1963
LD 1495

OTP-ND
LD 1600

Enacted with amendment:

H-485
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution Affecting the Election, Powers and Apportionment of the House of Representatives.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Affecting the Election, Powers and Apportionment of the House of Representatives?
Art. IV, Pt. 1, §§2, 2-A, 3, 5 Senate, June 21, 1963
p. 3282-3285

House, June 21, 1963
p. 3306-3314

Senate, June 22, 1963
p. 3361

House, June 22, 1963
p. 3417-3422
Other:  Proceedings of the Second Constitutional Commission of the State of Maine (1961-1963). Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Reports:  First Report of Maine Constitutional Commission (Jan. 1963)


Reports:  Second Report of Maine Constitutional Commission (Jan. 1963)

Reports:  Third Report of Maine Constitutional Commission (Feb. 1963)

Reports:  Fourth Report of Maine Constitutional Commission (Mar. 1963)
N/A
89 Nov. 5, 1963

Yes:  49,966
No:   19,294
Res. 1963, c. 110

Effective:
Nov. 20, 1963
LD 1448

Enacted with amendment:

S-275
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution Forbidding Discrimination Against Any Person Because of Race, Religion, Sex or Ancestry.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Forbidding Discrimination Against Any Person?
Art. I, §6-A Senate, June 6, 1963
p. 2643-2645

House, June 7, 1963
p. 2723-2724

House, June 12, 1963
p. 2919-2921

House, June 13, 1963
p. 2961-2963

Senate, June 17, 1963
p. 3030-3031

House, June 18, 1963
p. 3111-3115
Other:  Proceedings of the Second Constitutional Commission of the State of Maine (1961-1963). Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Reports:  First Report of Maine Constitutional Commission (Jan. 1963)


Reports:  Second Report of Maine Constitutional Commission (Jan. 1963)

Reports:  Third Report of Maine Constitutional Commission (Feb. 1963)

Reports:  Fourth Report of Maine Constitutional Commission (Mar. 1963)
N/A
90 Nov. 3, 1964

Yes:  149,582
No:   98,581
Res. 1963, c. 102

Effective:
Nov. 18, 1964
LD 1430

Enacted with amendment:

H-315
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution Eliminating the Requirement that the Governor Communicate Pardons to the Legislature.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Eliminating the Requirement that the Governor Communicate Pardons to the Legislature?
Art. V, Pt. 1, §11No debate. Other:  Proceedings of the Second Constitutional Commission of the State of Maine (1961-1963). Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Reports:  First Report of Maine Constitutional Commission (Jan. 1963)


Reports:  Second Report of Maine Constitutional Commission (Jan. 1963)

Reports:  Third Report of Maine Constitutional Commission (Feb. 1963)

Reports:  Fourth Report of Maine Constitutional Commission (Mar. 1963)
N/A
91 Nov. 3, 1964

Yes:  179,451
No:   65,193
Res. 1963, c. 103

Effective:
Nov. 18, 1964
LD 1431

Enacted with amendment:

H-317
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Provide for Taking Oaths of Senators and Representatives in Absence of Governor and Council.

Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Provide for Taking of Oaths of Senators and Representatives in Absence of Governor and Council?
Art. IX, §1 No debate. Other:  Proceedings of the Second Constitutional Commission of the State of Maine (1961-1963). Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Reports:  First Report of Maine Constitutional Commission (Jan. 1963)


Reports:  Second Report of Maine Constitutional Commission (Jan. 1963)

Reports:  Third Report of Maine Constitutional Commission (Feb. 1963)

Reports:  Fourth Report of Maine Constitutional Commission (Mar. 1963)
N/A
92 Nov. 3, 1964

Yes:  190,949
No:   49,339
Res. 1963, c. 104

Effective:
Nov. 18, 1964
LD 1433

Enacted with amendment:

H-318
Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Relative to Examination of Returns for Senators and to Provide for Election of Senators to Fill Vacancies.

Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution Relative to Examination of Returns for Senators and to Provide for Election of Senators to Fill Vacancies?
Art. IV, Pt. 2, §§4, 5 No debate. Other:  Proceedings of the Second Constitutional Commission of the State of Maine (1961-1963). Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Reports:  First Report of Maine Constitutional Commission (Jan. 1963)


Reports:  Second Report of Maine Constitutional Commission (Jan. 1963)

Reports:  Third Report of Maine Constitutional Commission (Feb. 1963)

Reports:  Fourth Report of Maine Constitutional Commission (Mar. 1963)
N/A
93 Nov. 3, 1964

Yes:  131,407
No:   102,809
Res. 1963, c. 105

Effective:
Nov. 18, 1964
LD 1434

Enacted with amendment:

H-316
H-333
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution Eliminating Requirements Relating to Warrants for Public Money and Publication of Receipts and Expenditures.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Eliminating Requirements Relating to Warrants for Public Money and Publication of Receipts and Expenditures?
Art. V, Pt. 3, §4 House, May 7, 1963
p. 1786
Other:  Proceedings of the Second Constitutional Commission of the State of Maine (1961-1963). Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Reports:  First Report of Maine Constitutional Commission (Jan. 1963)


Reports:  Second Report of Maine Constitutional Commission (Jan. 1963)

Reports:  Third Report of Maine Constitutional Commission (Feb. 1963)

Reports:  Fourth Report of Maine Constitutional Commission (Mar. 1963)
N/A
94 Nov. 3, 1964

Yes:  143,614
No:   79,095
Res. 1963, c. 111

Effective:
Nov. 18, 1964
LD 1450

Enacted with amendment:

S-292
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Revise Article VI Relating to Judicial Power.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Revise Article VI Relating to Judicial Power?
Art. VI House, June 19, 1963
p. 3178-3179
Other:  Proceedings of the Second Constitutional Commission of the State of Maine (1961-1963). Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Reports:  First Report of Maine Constitutional Commission (Jan. 1963)


Reports:  Second Report of Maine Constitutional Commission (Jan. 1963)

Reports:  Third Report of Maine Constitutional Commission (Feb. 1963)

Reports:  Fourth Report of Maine Constitutional Commission (Mar. 1963)
N/A
95 Nov. 3, 1964

Yes:  147,984
No:   83,335
Res. 1963, c. 117

Effective:
Nov. 18, 1964
LD 1449

Enacted with amendment:

S-197
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution Relating to Authority of Governor as Commander in Chief.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Relating to Authority of Governor as Commander in Chief?
Art. V, Pt. 1, §7 Senate, May 2, 1963
p. 1683
Other:  Proceedings of the Second Constitutional Commission of the State of Maine (1961-1963). Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Reports:  First Report of Maine Constitutional Commission (Jan. 1963)


Reports:  Second Report of Maine Constitutional Commission (Jan. 1963)

Reports:  Third Report of Maine Constitutional Commission (Feb. 1963)

Reports:  Fourth Report of Maine Constitutional Commission (Mar. 1963)
N/A
96 Nov. 3, 1964

Yes:  156,407
No:   74,441
Res. 1963, c. 118

Effective:
Nov. 18, 1964
LD 1451

Enacted with amendment:

S-199
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution Designating Procedure for Determining the Election of Governor.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Designating Procedure for Determining the Election of Governor?
Art. V, Pt. 1, §3 House, May 14, 1963
p. 1954-1960

Other:  Proceedings of the Second Constitutional Commission of the State of Maine (1961-1963). Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Reports:  First Report of Maine Constitutional Commission (Jan. 1963)


Reports:  Second Report of Maine Constitutional Commission (Jan. 1963)

Reports:  Third Report of Maine Constitutional Commission (Feb. 1963)

Reports:  Fourth Report of Maine Constitutional Commission (Mar. 1963)
N/A
97 Nov. 3, 1964

Yes:  171,113
No:   59,170
Res. 1963, c. 119

Effective:
Nov. 18, 1964
LD 1435

OTP-ND
LD 1592

Enacted with amendment:

S-310
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution Clarifying Provisions Governing Assumption of Office of Governor by the President of the Senate or the Speaker of the House.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Clarifying Provisions Governing Assumption of Office of Governor by the President of the Senate or Speaker of the House?
Art. V, Pt. 1, §14 House, May 2, 1963
p. 1696-1697
Other:  Proceedings of the Second Constitutional Commission of the State of Maine (1961-1963). Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Reports:  First Report of Maine Constitutional Commission (Jan. 1963)


Reports:  Second Report of Maine Constitutional Commission (Jan. 1963)

Reports:  Third Report of Maine Constitutional Commission (Feb. 1963)

Reports:  Fourth Report of Maine Constitutional Commission (Mar. 1963)
N/A
98 Nov. 3, 1964

Yes:  164,855
No:   69,658
Res. 1963, c. 120

Effective:
Nov. 18, 1964
LD 1631Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution Increasing the Amount Available for Guaranteed Loans for Industrial Purposes.

Shall the Constitution, which now Provides for the Pledging of Credit of the State to Guarantee Loans for Industrial Purposes, be Amended as Provided by Resolution of the Legislature Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution Increasing the Amount Available for Guaranteed Loans for Industrial Purposes, and Providing an Additional $20,000,000 Bond Issue for Guaranteed Loans for Industrial Purposes?
Art. IX, §14-A Senate, January 8, 1964
p. 32-33
N/A N/A
99 Nov. 3, 1964

Yes:  178,614
No:   52,836
Res. 1963, c. 124

Effective:
Nov. 18, 1964
LD 1612 Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution Clarifying Procedure for Delivering Election Returns to the Secretary of State by Municipalities.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Clarifying Procedure for Delivering Election Returns to the Secretary of State by Municipalities?
Art. IV, Pt. 1, §5
Art. IV, Pt. 2, §3
No debate.N/A N/A
100 Nov. 2, 1965

Yes: 28,233
No: 18,630
Res. 1965, c. 34

Effective:
Nov. 12, 1965
LD 9

Enacted with amendments:

H-6
S-14
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Eliminate Voting Restrictions on Paupers.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Eliminate Voting Restrictions on Paupers?
Art. II, §1 House, February 10, 1965
p. 302-304
N/AN/A
101 Nov. 2, 1965

Yes:  31,685
No:   14,632
Res. 1965, c. 49

Effective:
Nov. 12, 1965
LD 681

Enacted with amendment:

S-88
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution Pledging Credit of the State for Guaranteed Loans on Personal Property for Industrial Purposes.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Pledging Credit of the State for Guaranteed Loans on Personal Property for Industrial Purposes?
Art. IX, §14-A House, April 9, 1965
p. 1212
N/AN/A
102 Nov. 2, 1965

Yes:  29,647
No:  16,606
Res. 1965, c. 51

Effective:
Nov. 12, 1965
LD 774 Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution Pledging the Credit of State for Guaranteed Loans for Recreational Purposes.

Shall the Constitution which now, with Certain Exceptions, Provides that the Credit of the State of Maine shall not be Directly or Indirectly Loaned in any Case, be Amended, as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Pledging Credit of the State and Providing for a Ten Million Dollar Bond Issue for Guaranteed Loans for Recreational Purposes?
Art. IX, §§ 4, 14-B House, April 6, 1965
p. 1129

House, April 7, 1965
p. 1167-1170

House, April 23, 1965
p. 1559-1560
N/A N/A
103 Nov. 8, 1966

Yes:  157,773
No:   91,618
Res. 1965, c. 87

Effective:
Nov. 28, 1966
LD 1630 Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution Affecting the Apportionment of the State Senate.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Amend the Constitution Relating to the Apportionment, Election and Powers of the Senate?
Art. IV, Pt. 2, §§1, 2, 3, 4, 5 House, January 18, 1966
p. 43-44

House, January 21, 1966
p. 102-104

Senate, January 26, 1966
p. 181-184

House, January 26, 1966
p. 208-210

House, January 27, 1966
p. 282-284

Senate, January 28, 1966
p. 301-302
N/A N/A
104 Nov. 7, 1967

Yes:  46,649
No:   29,798
Res. 1967, c. 63

Effective:
Nov. 20 1967
LD 249 Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution Relating to Time for Codifying the Constitution.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Relating to Time for Codifying the Constitution?
Art. X, §6 No debate. N/A N/A
105 Nov. 7, 1967

Yes:  57,583
No:   24,018
 Res. 1967, c. 73

Effective:
Nov. 20 1967
LD 1616

Enacted with amendment:

S-132
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution Pledging Credit of the State and Providing for the Issuance of Bonds Not Exceeding One Million Dollars for Maine Students in Higher Education.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Pledging Credit of the State and Providing for the Issuance of Bonds Not Exceeding One Million Dollars for Maine Students in Higher Education?
Art. VIII, Pt. 1, §2 No debate.N/A N/A
106 Nov. 7, 1967

Yes:  40,619
No:   38,454
Res. 1967, c. 76

Effective:
Nov. 20 1967
LD 329

Enacted with amendment:

S-258
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Increase Credit of State for Guaranteed Loans for Recreational Purposes.

Shall the Constitution which now Permits Insuring Payment of Mortgage Loans of Recreational Projects not Exceeding Ten Million Dollars, be Amended, as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Pledging Credit of the State for a Twenty-five Million Dollar Bond Issue for Guaranteed Loans for Recreational Purposes?
Art. IX, §14-B No debate. N/A N/A
Repealed
Contingent
Nov. 7, 1967

Yes:  41,850
No:  34,454
Res. 1967, c. 77

Effective:
Repealed Contingent
LD 563

Enacted with amendment:

S-264
Resolve, Proposing a Constitutional Amendment Repealing the Offices of Judges and Registers of Probate as Constitutional Officers.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Repealing the Offices of Judges and Registers of Probate as Constitutional Officers?
Art. VI, §6 Senate, June 15, 1967
p. 3425-3426

Senate, June 23, 1967
p. 3837-3838
N/A N/A
107 Nov. 7, 1967

Yes:  45,086
No:   31,930
Res. 1967, c. 78

Effective:
Nov. 20 1967
LD 1499

OTP-ND

LD 1717

Enacted with amendments:

H-406
H-444
Resolve, Proposing Amendments to the Constitution Relating to Temporary Loans in Anticipation of State Tax Revenues and Limitations Thereon.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Relating to Temporary Loans in Anticipation of State Tax Revenues and Limitations Thereon?
Art. IX, §14 House, June 19, 1967
p. 3501-3502

House, June 20, 1967
p. 3549
N/A N/A
108 Nov. 7, 1967

Yes:  49,886
No:   28,365
Res. 1967, c. 84

Effective:
Nov. 20 1967
LD 1747 Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution Insuring Payment of Industrial Loans to Fisheries and Agriculture.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Insuring Payment of Industrial Loans to Fisheries and Agriculture?
Art. IX, §14-A No debate.N/A N/A
109 Nov. 5, 1968

Yes:   240,983
No:    89,015
Res. 1967, c. 88

Effective:
Nov. 20 1967
LD 1889 Resolve, Proposing Constitutional Amendment Increasing to $80,000,000 the Limitation on Legislative Authority to Insure Payment of Loans to Industrial Manufacturing, Fishing and Agricultural Enterprises for which Payment the Legislature May Appropriate Moneys or Issue Bonds, or Both on Behalf of the State.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Provided in "Resolve, Proposing Constitutional Amendment Increasing to $80,000,000 the Limitation on Legislative Authority to Insure Payment of Loans to Industrial Manufacturing, Fishing and Agricultural Enterprises for which Payment the Legislature May Appropriate Moneys or Issue Bonds, or Both on Behalf of the State, as Passed by the 103rd Legislature in 3rd Special Session?
Art. IX, §14-A House, September 18, 1968
p. 7-11

Senate, September 18, 1968
p. 17-18
N/A N/A
110 Nov. 4, 1969

Yes:  76,330
No:   57,950
Res. 1969, c. 28

Effective:
Nov. 17, 1969
LD 147

OTP-ND
LD 1537

Enacted with amendment:

S-193
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution Regulating the Size of the Senate.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Provide for an Odd Numbered Senate of Not Less than Thirty-one nor More than Thirty-five Senators following the Constitutionally Required Apportionment in 1971?
Art. IV, Pt. 2, §§1, 2 Senate, May 22, 1969
p. 2434
N/A N/A
111 Nov. 4, 1969

Yes:   76,405
No:    56,209
Res. 1969, c. 29

Effective:
Nov. 17, 1969
LD 451

Enacted with amendment:

H-416
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Provide for Municipal Home Rule.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Provide for Municipal Home Rule?
Art. VIII, Pt. 2, §1 House, June 5, 1969
p. 3087

House, June 9, 1969
p. 3256-3262
N/A N/A
112 Nov. 4, 1969

Yes:  70,639
No:   64,594
Res. 1969, c. 31

Effective:
Nov. 17, 1969
LD 307 Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution Pledging Credit of State for Loans of Maine School Building Authority.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Pledging Credit of State for Loans of Maine School Building Authority?
Art. IX, §§14, 14-B No debate. N/A N/A
113 Nov. 3, 1970

Yes:  167,660
No:   117,668
Res. 1969, c. 33

Effective:
Nov. 18, 1970
LD 802

Enacted with amendment:

H-264
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Reduce the Voting Age to Twenty Years.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Grant Adult Rights to Persons Twenty Years of Age and to Reduce the Voting Age to Twenty Years?
Art. II, §1 House, April 30, 1969
p. 1610-1617

Senate, May 6, 1969
p. 1803-1806

House, June 20, 1969
p. 4045-4052
N/A N/A
114 Nov. 3, 1970

Yes:  168,390
No:   99,316
Res. 1969, c. 34

Effective:
Nov. 18, 1970
LD 1121

Enacted with amendments:

H-512
S-323
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution Providing for Valuation of Certain Lands at Current Use.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Providing for Valuation of Certain Lands at Current Value?
Art. IX, §8 House, June 19, 1969
p. 3962-3969

Senate, June 24, 1969
p. 4223-4226

Senate, June 25, 1969
p. 4300-4305

House, June 26, 1969
p. 4368-4369

House, June 27, 1969
p. 4417-4419
N/A N/A
115 Nov. 3, 1970

Yes:  157,903
No:   110,047
Res. 1969, c. 74

Effective:
Nov. 18, 1970
LD 24

Enacted with amendment:

S-315
Resolve, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution Providing for Convening the Legislature at Such Times as the Legislature Deems Necessary.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Providing for Convening of the legislature at Such Times as the Legislature Deems Necessary?
Art. IV, Pt. 3, §1 House, January 22, 1969
p. 145-146

Senate, January 28, 1969
p. 175-176

Senate, May 29, 1969
p. 2846-2852

House, June 16, 1969
p. 3661-3665

Senate, June 17, 1969
p. 3807-3809

Senate, June 18, 1969
p. 3882

Senate, June 19, 1969
p. 3996-3997

Senate, June 20, 1969
p. 4084-4085

House, June 25, 1969
p. 4249

House, June 26, 1969
p. 4328

Senate, January 6, 1970
p. 39-41

House, January 7, 1970
p. 44-45

House, January 12, 1970
p. 89-91
N/AN/A
116 Nov. 2, 1971

Yes:  144,949
No:   99,274
Con. Res. 1971, c. 1

Effective:
Nov. 17, 1971
LD 67 Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Reduce the Voting Age to Eighteen Years.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Reduce the Voting Age to Eighteen Years?
Art. II, §1 House, February 4, 1971
p. 247-254

House, February 11, 1971
p. 343-352

Senate, February 16, 1971
p. 400-406
N/A N/A
117 Nov. 2, 1971

Yes:  170,851
No:   67,875
Con. Res. 1971, c. 2

Effective:
Nov. 17, 1971
LD 40Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution Providing that the Term of Office of the Governor Continues Until His Successor has Qualified.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Providing that the Term of Office of the Governor Continues Until His Successor has Qualified?
Art. V, Pt. 1, §2 No debate.N/A N/A
118 Nov. 7, 1972

Yes:  268,969
No:   104,521
Con. Res. 1971, c. 3

Effective:
Nov. 22, 1972
LD 515

Enacted with amendment:

S-217
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution Pledging Credit of the State for Guaranteed Loans for Housing for Indians.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Pledging Credit of the State for Guaranteed Loans for Housing for Indians?
Art. IX, §14-C House, May 18, 1971
p. 2762-2766

House, May 24, 1971
p. 3040-3043

House, May 25, 1971
p. 3095-3097

House, June 4, 1971
p. 3596-3597
N/A N/A
119 Nov. 2, 1971

Yes:  139,984
No:   97,430
Con. Res. 1971, c. 4

Effective:
Nov. 17, 1971
LD 845 Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution Pledging the Credit of the State and Providing for the Issuance of Bonds not Exceeding Four Million Dollars for Maine Students in Higher Education.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Pledging Credit of the State and Providing for the Issuance of Bonds not Exceeding Four Million Dollars for Loans for Maine Students in Higher Education?
Art. VIII, Pt. 1, §2 No debate. N/A N/A
120 Nov. 7, 1972

Yes:  292,405
No:   81,629
Con. Res. 1971, c.5

Effective:
Nov. 22, 1972
LD 1990

OTP-ND
LD 2027

Enacted with amendment:

H-546
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution Pledging Credit of the State for Guaranteed Loans to Resident Maine Veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Pledging Credit of the State for Guaranteed Loans to Resident Maine Veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States of America?
Art. IX, §§14, 14-D House, February 17, 1972
p. 299-305
N/A N/A
121 Nov. 6, 1973

Yes:  122,555
No:   100,984
Con. Res. 1973, c. 1

Effective:
Nov. 20, 1973
LD 840

OTP-ND
LD 1804

Enacted with amendment:

H-283
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution Providing for Regulation of Municipal Borrowing by the Legislature.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature for Regulation of Municipal Borrowing by the Legislature?
Art. IX, §15 House, April, 26, 1973
p. 2046

Senate, May 3, 1973
p. 2310
N/A N/A
122 Nov. 6, 1973

Yes:  153,639
No:   68,446
Con. Res 1973, c. 2

Effective:
Nov. 20, 1973
LD 1524Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution Clarifying the Status of Bills Presented to the Governor and Time the Legislature Adjourns.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Clarifying the Status of Bills Presented to the Governor and Time the Legislature Adjourns?
Art. IV, Pt. 3, §2 House, April 27, 1973
p. 2080-2081
N/A N/A
123 Nov. 5, 1974

Yes:  217,445
No:   110,588
 Con. Res. 1973, c. 3

Effective:
Nov. 21, 1974
LD 2121

Enacted with amendment:

S-310
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Eliminate the Three-month Voting Residence Requirement Following a Change of Residence Within the State.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Eliminate the Three-month Residence Requirement Following a Change of Residence Within the State?
Art. II, §1 No debate. N/A N/A
124 Nov. 5, 1974

Yes:  239,953
No:   71,644
Con. Res. 1973, c. 4

Effective:
Nov. 21, 1974
LD 2395

OTP-ND
LD 2514
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Provide for Appointment of Justices of the Peace and Notaries Public to an Initial Term by the Governor with the Approval of the Executive Council and for Additional Terms of These Officers to be by Renewal Commission as Provided by Law.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Provide for Appointment of Justices of the Peace and Notaries Public to an Initial Term by the Governor with the Approval of the Executive Council and for Additional Terms of These Officers to be by Renewal Commission as Provided by Law?
Art. VIII, Pt. 2, §2 No debate.N/A N/A
125 Nov. 5, 1974

Yes:  214,353
No:   71,644
Con. Res. 1973, c. 5

Effective:
Nov. 21, 1974
LD 2472 Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Clarify Validity of Municipal Industrial Parks.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Clarify the Validity of Municipal Industrial Parks?
Art. V, Pt. 1, §8No debate. N/A N/A
126 Nov. 4, 1975

Yes:  94,773
No:   45,307
Con. Res. 1975, c. 1

Effective:
Nov. 24, 1975
LD 27

Enacted with amendment:

H-54
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Provide Single Member Districts for the House of Representatives, to Provide for Apportionment of the House and Senate and to Establish an Apportionment Commission to Plan for All Apportionments of the House and Senate.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Provide Single Member Districts for the House of Representatives, to Provide for Apportionment of the House and Senate and to Establish an Apportionment Commission to Plan for All Apportionments of the House and Senate?
Art. IV, Pt. 1, §§2, 3
Art. IV, Pt. 2, §2
Art. IV, Pt. 3, §1-A
House, January 30, 1975
p. A93

Senate, March 21, 1975
p. B246
N/A N/A
127 Nov. 4, 1975

Yes:  105,073
No:   32,995
 Con. Res. 1975, c. 2

Effective:
Nov. 24, 1975
LD 188

Enacted with amendment:
 
H-241
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Establish Filing Dates for Initiative and Referendum Petitions; Clarify When the Effective Date of a Bill is Suspended by the Filing of a Referendum Petition; Clarify the Process of Calling a Special Election for an Initiative or Referendum Vote; Limit Legislative Amendment and Repeal of Laws Initiated or Approve by the People; Clarify the Petition Process and Provide for Review of the Validity of Petitions.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Establish Filing Dates for Initiative and Referendum Petitions; Clarify When the Effective Date of a Bill is Suspended by the Filing of a Referendum Petition; Clarify the Process of Calling a Special Election for an Initiative or Referendum Vote; Limit Legislative Amendment and Repeal of Laws Initiated or Approve by the People; Clarify the Petition Process and Provide for Review of the Validity of Petitions?
Art. IV, Pt. 3, §§17, 18, 20, 22 Senate, May 20, 1975
p. B1165

Senate, May 21, 1975
p. B1214

Senate, May 27, 1975
p. B1332
Report:  Report of the Judiciary Committee on the Initiative and Referendum Process (Dec. 2, 1974) N/A
128 Nov. 4, 1975

Yes:  112,171
No:   31,647
Con. Res 1975, c. 3

Effective:
Nov. 24, 1975
LD 1120

Enacted with amendment:

S-243
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Provide for Determination of Inability of the Governor to Discharge the Powers and Duties of His Office.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Provide for Determination of Inability of the Governor to Discharge the Powers and Duties of His Office?
Art. V, Pt. 1, §§5, 14, 15 Senate, June 2, 1975
p. B1539
N/A N/A
129 Nov. 4, 1975

Yes:  94,702
No:   47,513
 Con. Res. 1975, c. 4

Effective:
Jan. 4, 1977
LD 24

Enacted with amendment:

S-381
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Abolish the Executive Council and to Reassign its Constitutional Powers to the Governor and Legislature, to Eliminate the Office of Notary Public as a Constitutional Office and to Prohibit Appointment of Legislators to Offices Requiring Approval of the Legislature for Appointment.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Abolish the Executive Council and to Reassign its Constitutional Powers to the Governor and Legislature, to Eliminate the Office of Notary Public as a Constitutional Office and to Prohibit Appointment of Legislators to Offices Requiring Approval of the Legislature for Appointment?
Art. IV, Pt. 1, §5
Art. IV, Pt. 2, §4
Art. IV, Pt. 3, §10
Art. V, Pt. 1, §§8, 11
Art. V, Pt. 2
Art. V, Pt. 2, §§3, 4
Art. VI, §6
Art. IX, §§1, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11
House, June 2, 1975
p. B1495-B1496

House, June 4, 1975
p. B1610-B1613

Senate, June 9, 1975
p. B1765

House, June 10, 1975
p. B1783

House, June 24, 1975
p. B2251-B2253

Senate, June 24, 1975
p. B2275-B2276

Senate, June 24, 1975
p. B2281-B2285

House, June 25, 1975
p. B2291-B2292

House, June 26, 1975
p. B2326-B2331
N/A N/A
130 Nov. 4, 1975

Yes:  91,582
No:   47,877
Con. Res. 1975, c. 5

Effective:
Nov. 24, 1975
LD 904

OTP-ND
LD 1827

Enacted with amendments:

H-491
H-851
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Provide for Annual Sessions of the Legislature.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Provide for Annual Sessions of the Legislature with Limits on the Matters which May be Considered in the Second Regular Session of Each Biennium and to Change the Date of the Convening of the Legislature?
Art. IV, Pt. 1, §§2, 5
Art. IV, Pt. 2, §§4, 5
Art. IV, Pt. 3, §§1, 16
Art. V, Pt. 1, §§2, 3, 13, 14
Art. V, Pt. 2, §2
Art. IX, §4

(Adopted Amendment Repealed
by Amendment 129)
House, April 23, 1975
p. B652-B654

Senate, April 25, 1975
p. B707

Senate, April 29, 1975
p. B767-B768

Senate, May 1, 1975
p. B804-B805

House, May 27, 1975
p. B1299

Senate, May 27, 1975
p. B1343

House, May 30, 1975
p. B1464-B1465

Senate, June 4, 1975
p. B1625-B1626

Senate, June 26, 1975
p. B2335-B2337

House, June 27, 1975
p. B2346-B2348

Senate, June 27, 1975
p. B2372

Senate, June 27, 1975
p. B2375-B2376

Senate, June 27, 1975
p. B2386-B2387

Senate, June 28, 1975
p. B2399

Senate, July 2, 1975
p. B2431-B2432
N/A N/A
131 Nov. 2, 1976

Yes:  332,174
No:   98,043
Con. Res. 1975, c. 6

Effective:
Nov. 16, 1976
LD 2159

Enacted with amendment:

H-926
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution Allowing the Governor Ten Days to Act on Legislation.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Allow the Governor Ten Days to Act on Legislation?
Art. IV, Pt. 3, §2 House, February, 20, 1976
p. 204
N/A N/A
132 Nov. 2, 1976

Yes:  331,802
No:   105,278
Con. Res. 1975, c. 7

Effective:
Nov. 16, 1976
LD 2209

Enacted with amendment:

H-951
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Allow Judges Whose Terms of Office Expire or Who Reach Mandatory Retirement Age to Continue to Hold Office for up to 6 Months Until Their Successors are Appointed.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Allow Judges Whose Terms of Office Expire or who Reach Mandatory Retirement Age to Continue to Hold Office up to 6 Months Until their Successors are Appointed?
Art. VI, §4No debate. N/A N/A
133 Nov. 2, 1976

Yes:  247,499
No:   170,083
Con. Res. 1975, c. 8

Effective:
Nov. 16, 1976
LD 2295Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Increase the Bonding Limit on Maine Veterans' Mortgage Loans from $2,000,000 to $4,000,000 and to Decrease the Bonding Limit of the Maine School Building Authority from $25,000,000 to $10,000,000.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Increase the Bonding Limit on Maine Veterans' Mortgage Loans from $2,000,000 to $4,000,000 and to Decrease the Bonding Limit of the Maine School Building Authority from $25,000,000 to $10,000,000?
Art. IX, §§14-B, 14-D House, March 10, 1976
p. 418

Senate, March 12, 1976
p. 447-448

Senate, March 16, 1976
p. 487-488
N/A N/A
134 Nov. 2, 1976

Yes:  242,299
No:   149,571
 Con. Res. 1975, c. 9

Effective:
Nov. 16, 1976
LD 2206

Enacted with amendments:

S-416
S-508
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Assure Revenues for Bond Service and Prohibit State Bonding of Current Expenditures.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Prohibit State Bonding of Current Expenditures and Assure Revenues for Bond Service?
Art. V, Pt. 3, §5 House, February 12, 1976
p. 143

Senate, March 9, 1976
p. 403-404

Senate, March 17, 1976
p. 505

Senate, March 18, 1976
p. 528

Senate, April 6, 1976
p. 1001-1002
N/AN/A
135 Nov. 7, 1978

Yes:  179,146
No:   141,527
Con. Res. 1977, c. 1

Effective:
Dec. 7, 1978
LD 798 Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Eliminate the Office of Justice of the Peace as a Constitutional Office.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Eliminate the Office of Justice of the Peace as a Constitutional Office?
Art. V, Pt. 1, §8 House, April 22, 1977
p. 647

House, April 27, 1977
p. 719-720
N/A N/A
136 Nov. 7, 1978

Yes:  185,997
No:   124,650
Con. Res. 1977, c. 2

Effective:
Dec. 7, 1978
LD 1300 Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Repeal Provisions Relating to the Poll Tax and to Payment in Lieu of Military Duty.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the First Regular Session of the 108th Legislature to Repeal Provisions Relating to the Poll Tax and to Payment in Lieu of Military Duty?
Art. VII, §5
Art. IX, §7
Senate, May 19, 1977
p. 1159
N/A N/A
137 Nov. 7, 1978

Yes:  204,747
No:   95,546
Con. Res. 1977, c. 3

Effective:
Dec. 21, 1978
LD 778

Enacted with amendment:

S-206
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Reduce and Combine the Guarantee Limits for Insurance of Enterprises within the Limits of the State, and to Make Vessels Registered in the State Eligible for Such Insurance.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the First Session of the 108th Legislature to Reduce and Combine the Guarantee Limits for the Insurance of Enterprises Within the State, and to Make Vessels Registered in the State Eligible for Such Insurance?
Art. IX, §§14, 14-A, 14-B Senate, June 16, 1977
p. 1744
N/A N/A
138 Nov. 7, 1978

Yes:  165,262
No:   153,409
Con. Res. 1977, c. 4

Effective:
Dec. 21, 1978
LD 1259

Enacted with amendment:

H-874
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Require the Legislature to Convene in December after the General Election.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Provide for the Convening of the Legislature in December Following the General Election, Instead of in January?
Art. IV, Pt. 1, §§2, 5
Art. IV, Pt. 2, §§2, 3, 4, 5
Art. IV, Pt. 3, §1
House, June 29, 1977
p. 2159
N/A N/A
139 Nov. 7, 1978

Yes:  213,417
No:   100,488
Con, Res. 1977, c. 5

Effective:
Jan. 1, 1978
LD 1227

Enacted with amendment:

H-937
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Require the State Reimburse Municipalities from State Tax Sources for 50% of Losses Caused by Property Tax Exemptions and Credits Enacted after April 1, 1978.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Require the State to Reimburse Municipalities from State Tax Sources for 50% of Losses Caused by Property Tax Exemptions and Credits Enacted after April 1, 1978?
Art. IV, Pt. 3, §23 Senate, June 16, 1977
p. 1736-1737

Senate, June 17, 1977
p. 1778-1779

House, June 20, 1977
p. 1786

House, June 23, 1977
p. 1956

Senate, June 28, 1977
p. 2122

House, June 29, 1977
p. 2159

House, June 30, 1977
p. 2199

House, June 30, 1977
p. 2216

House, July 6, 1977
p. 2249

House, July 8, 1977
p. 2359-2360

Senate, July 11, 1977
p. 2414
N/A N/A
140 Nov. 7, 1978

Yes:  212,063
No:   97,764
Con. Res. 1977, c. 6

Effective:
Dec. 7, 1978
LD 2198 Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Provide that Taxes which a School District is Authorized to Levy may be Assessed in any Cost-sharing Formula Mutually Agreeable to the Communities Involved.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Provide that Taxes which a School District is Authorized to Levy may be Assessed in any Cost-Sharing Formula Mutually Agreeable to the Communities Involved?
Art. IX, §8 House, March 21, 1978
p. 671-672

House, March 22, 1978
p. 684-687
N/A N/A
141 Nov. 4, 1980

Yes:  298,113
No:   144,976
Con. Res. 1979, c. 2

Effective:
Nov. 25, 1980
LD 1824 Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Bring into Conformance the Year in which the House and Senate shall be Apportioned.

Shall The Constitution of Maine be Amended to Bring into Conformance the Year in Which the House and Senate shall be Apportioned?
Art. IV, Pt. 2, §2 No debate. N/A N/A
142 Nov. 4, 1980

Yes:  364,629
No:   96,099
Con. Res. 1979, c. 3

Effective:
Nov. 25, 1980
LD 1747

Enacted with amendment:

H-881
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Amend the Referendum and Initiative Provisions.

Shall the Constitution of Maine be Amended to Change the Referendum Provisions so that the Direct Initiative and People's Veto Elections can be Held at the Same Time as a Scheduled Statewide Election?
Art. IV, Pt. 3, §§2, 17, 18, 20, 21 House, March 18, 1980
p. 495
N/A N/A
143 Nov. 4, 1980

Yes:  288,116
No:   156,880
Con. Res. 1979, c. 4

Effective:
Nov. 25, 1980
LD 1969

OTP-ND

LD 2007
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine Allowing Either the Constitution or Statutes to Determine the Manner of Selection of Judges of Probate and Justices of the Peace.

Shall the Constitution of Maine be Amended to Allow Either the Constitution or Statutes to Determine the Manner of Selection of Judges of Probate and Justices of the Peace?
Art. V, Pt. 1, §8 Senate, March 17, 1980
p. 477-478

House, March 18, 1980
p. 499

Senate, March 20,1980
p. 591
Report:  Recommendations Concerning the Probate Code and Constitutional Amendment by the Maine Probate Law Revision Commission (Jan. 24, 1980) N/A
144 Nov. 3, 1981

Yes:  141, 975
No:   77, 170
Con. Res. 1981, c. 1

Effective:
Nov. 23., 1981
LD 1317

Enacted with amendment:

H-283
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Amend the Law and Constitutional Provisions Relating to Consolidating Initiative and Referendum Elections to Dates of Next General Election.

Shall the Constitution of Maine be Amended to Change the Initiative Provisions to Require that for Initiatives Begun after the Effective Date of this Resolution All Signatures be Dated and Limit the Validity of a Signature to One Year?
Art. IV, Pt. 3, §18 House, May 8, 1981
p. 995-996
N/A N/A
145 Nov. 3, 1981

Yes:  193, 862
No:   37,257
Con. Res. 1981, c. 2

Effective:
Nov. 23., 1981
LD 339

Enacted with amendment:

H-47
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine Clarifying Residency Requirements for Candidates for and Members of the Maine House of Representatives.

Shall the Constitution of Maine be Amended to Clarify the Residency Requirements for Candidates for and Members of the House of Representatives by Requiring that they Must Reside in the District which They Represent?
Art. IV, Pt. 1, §4 House, March 3, 1981
p. 310
N/A N/A
146 Nov. 3, 1981

Yes:  143,962
No:   80,300
Con. Res. 1981, c. 3

Effective:
Nov. 23., 1981
LD 1694 Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Decrease the Bonding Limit of the Maine School Building Authority from $10,000,000 to $6,000,000.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Decrease the Bonding Limit of the Maine School Building Authority from $10,000,000 to $6,000,000?
Art. IX, §14-C No debate.N/A N/A
147 Nov. 2, 1982

Yes:  241,838
No:   152,727
Con. Res. 1981, c. 4

Effective:
Nov. 22, 1982
LD 1756

Enacted with amendments:

S-385
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Limit the Life of Bond Authorizations.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Limit the Life of Bonds Authorized but Not Issued?
Art. IX, §14 House, February 25, 1982
p. 151-152
N/AN/A
148 Nov. 2, 1982

Yes:  257,040
No:   162,696
Con. Res. 1981, c. 5

Effective:
Nov. 22, 1982
LD 2061 Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Authorize the Credit of the State to be Loaned to Secure Funds for Loans to Parents of Maine Students Attending Institutions of Higher Education.

Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Authorize the Credit of the State to be Loaned to Secure Funds for Loans to Parents of Maine Students Attending Institutions of Higher Education?
Art. VIII, Pt. 1, §2 No debate. N/A N/A
149 Nov. 8, 1983

Yes:  140,680
No:   125,309
Con. Res. 1983, c. 2

Effective:
Jan. 1, 1984
LD 652

Enacted with amendments:

H-317
H-331
Resolution, Proposing Amendments to the Constitution of Maine to Change Municipal Property Tax Loss Reimbursement Formula, to Change the Penalty for the Use of Land Subject to Current Valuation and to Require a Two-thirds Vote for Expenditure of Funds from the Mining Excise Trust Fund.

First of Two Proposed Amendment Questions) (Shall the Constitution be Amended to Change the Municipal Property Tax Loss Reimbursement Provisions and to Change the Penalty Payable Upon the Change of Use of Land Containing Minerals which is being Valued at Current Use?
Art. IV, Pt. 3, §23
Art. IX, §8
House, June 6, 1983
p. 1133
N/A N/A
150 Nov. 8, 1983

Yes:  179,082
No:   96,370
Con. Res. 1983, c. 2

Effective:
Jan. 1, 1983
LD 652

Enacted with amendments:

H-317
H-331
Resolution, Proposing Amendments to the Constitution of Maine to Change Municipal Property Tax Loss Reimbursement Formula, to Change the Penalty for the Use of Land Subject to Current Valuation and to Require a Two-thirds Vote for Expenditure of Funds from the Mining Excise Trust Fund.

Second of Two Proposed Amendment Questions) (Shall the Constitution of Maine be Amended to Require Two-thirds Vote of the Elected Members of the Legislature to Expend Any Principal Amount of the Mining Excise Tax Trust Fund or Any Successor Funds?
Art. IX, §20 House, June 6, 1983
p. 1133
N/A N/A
151 Nov. 6, 1984

Yes:  309,717
No:   175,127
Con. Res. 1983, c. 4

Effective:
Nov. 26, 1984
LD 1832

Enacted with amendment:

H-483
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Limit the Life of Authorized Bonds.

Shall the Constitution of Maine be Amended to Limit the Life of Bonds Authorized but not Issued?
Art. IX, §14 House, March 5, 1984
p. 194
N/A N/A
152 Nov. 6, 1984

Yes:  336,848
No:   169,286
Con. Res. 1983, c. 5

Effective:
Nov. 26, 1984
LD 2147

Enacted with amendment:

H-534
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Provide that, Beginning with the Property Tax Year 1984, All Watercraft as Defined by the Legislature shall be Exempt from Taxation as Personal Property, Provided that Certain Watercraft as Defined by the Legislature shall be Subject to an Excise Tax to be Collected and Retained by the Municipalities.

Shall the Constitution of Maine be Amended so that No Watercraft will be Taxed as Personal Property, Provided there is an Excise Tax on Watercraft Collected and Used by Municipalities?
Art. IX, §8 No debate. N/A N/A
153 Nov. 6, 1984

Yes:  296,299
No:   206,760
Con. Res. 1983, c. 6

Effective:
Jan. 1, 1985
LD 2256

Enacted with amendment:

H-622
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Enable the Legislature to Establish the Extent of Insurance of Loans to Veterans.

Shall the Constitution of Maine be Amended to Allow the Legislature to Set the Limit for Guaranteed Business Loans to Maine Veterans?
Art. IX, §14-D House, March 30, 1984
p. 445

House, April 6, 1984
p. 489
N/A N/A
154 Nov. 5, 1985

Yes:  110,080
No:   80,141
Con. Res. 1985, c. 1

Effective:
Nov. 27, 1985
LD 943 Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Extend the Tenure of Sheriffs from 2 Years to 4 Years.

Shall the Constitution of Maine be Amended to Extend the Tenure for Sheriffs from 2 Years to 4 Years?
Art. IX, §10 House, May 13, 1985
p. 646-647
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. N/A
155 Nov. 4 , 1986

Yes:  250,609
No:   130,410
Con. Res, 1985, c. 3

Effective:
Nov. 25, 1986
LD 697

OTP-ND
LD 2252

Enacted with amendment:

H-602
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Change the Reapportionment Procedures to Reflect Changes in Legislative Procedures and to Specify How the Reapportionment Commission Should Operate.

Shall the Constitution of Maine be Amended to Improve the Efficiency of the Apportionment Commission and to Specify how the Commission should Operate?
Art. IV, Pt. 1, §§2, 3
Art. IV, Pt. 2, §2
Art. IV, Pt. 3, §1-A
House, March 31, 1986
p. 935-936
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. N/A
156 Nov. 3, 1987

Yes:  300,932
No:   73,316
Con. Res. 1987, c.1

Effective:
Nov. 25, 1987
LD 572

Enacted with amendment:

H-178
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine Requiring Residency of Candidates at the Time of Nomination for Placement on the Ballot.

Shall the Constitution of Maine be Amended to Require a Candidate for State Representative or State Senator to Be a Resident in the District which the Candidate Seeks to Represent at the Time He is Nominated to be Placed on Any Election Ballot?
Art. IV, Pt. 1, §4 Senate, May 28, 1987
p. 1121-1122
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
157 Nov. 3, 1987

Yes:  216,013
No:   159,226
Con. Res. 1987, c. 2

Effective:
Nov. 25, 1987
LD 651

Enacted with amendment:

H-230
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Insure the Preservation of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

Shall the Constitution of Maine be Amended to Clarify the Rights of Citizens to Keep and Bear Arms?
Art. I, §16 House, June 5, 1987
p. 1325-1326

Senate, June 5, 1987
p. 1339-1340
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Court Opinion:  State v. Friel, 508 A. 2d 123 (Me. 1986)

Court Opinion:  State v. McKinnon, 153 Me. 15, 133 A. 2d 885 (1957)

Attorney General Opinion:  Op. Att'y Gen. 87-6

News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.



Yes
158 Nov. 8, 1988

Yes:  292,335
No:   232,456
Con. Res. 1987, c. 4

Effective:
Nov. 28, 1988
LD 2695 Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Clarify the Original Resolution Making the Language of the Constitution Gender Neutral.

Shall the Constitution of Maine be Amended to Remove Gender-biased Language in Order to Clarify that the Constitution Applies to All Individuals?
Preamble
Art. I, §§1, 3, 4, 6, 6-A, 19, 20
Art. II, §1
Art. IV, Pt. 1, §§4, 5
Art. IV, Pt. 3, §§1-A, 2, 10, 11, 17, 19, 20
Art. V, Pt. 1, §§2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
Art. V, Pt. 2, §§2, 3, 4
Art. V, Pt. 3, §§2, 3
Art. VI, §4
Art. IX, §§1, 3, 5, 10
No debate.Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
159 Nov. 5, 1991

Yes:  262,113
No:   111,705
Con. Res. 1991, c. 1

Effective:
Nov. 21, 1991
LD 224

Enacted with amendment:

S-82
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Protect the Assets of State Retirement Plans.

Shall the Constitution of Maine be Amended to Provide that Funds Appropriated to the Maine State Retirement System become Assets of the System and May Not be Diverted to Another Purpose?
Art. IX, §18 No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
160 Nov. 3, 1992

Yes:  327,249
No:   278,518
Con. Res. 1991, c. 2

Effective:
Nov. 23, 1992
LD 66

Enacted with amendments:

S-527
S-555
H-1237
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Provide State Funding of Any Mandate Imposed on Municipalities.

Shall the Constitution of Maine be Amended to Require the State to Fund any State Mandate Imposed Upon a Municipality by statute, by Executive Order or by Rule?
Art. IX, §21 Senate, June 5, 1991
p. S-1010-S-1012

House, June 12, 1991
p. H-1186

House, July 10, 1991
p.H-1450

House, July 17, 1991
p. H-37

Senate, February 13, 1992
p. S-100-S-101

Senate, February 18, 1992
p. S-112-S-113

Senate, February 20, 1992
p. S-123-S-131

House, March 4, 1992
p. H-291

Senate, March 12, 1992
p. S-280-S-281

House, March 25, 1992
p. H-596-H-602

House, March 25, 1992
p. H-634-H-636

Senate, March 26, 1992
p. S-441-S-442

House, March 27, 1992
p. H-720
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.
Yes
161 Nov. 3, 1992

Yes:  396,409
No:   219,822
Con. Res. 1991, c. 3

Effective:
Nov. 23, 1992
LD 2090

Enacted with amendment:

H-932
H-1032
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Clarify Succession to the Positions of Treasurer of State and Secretary of State.

Do You Favor Amending the Constitution of Maine to Allow the Deputy Treasurer of State to Fill the Vacant Position of Treasurer of State and the First Deputy of State to Fill the Vacant Position of Secretary of State Until the Legislature Elects a New Treasurer of State and Secretary of State during the Current Session, or in the Next Regular or Special Session?
Art. V, Pt. 2, §1-A
Art. V, Pt. 3, §1-A
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
162 Nov. 3, 1992

Yes:  467,672
No:   164,759
Con. Res. 1991, c. 4

Effective:
Nov. 23, 1992
LD 2366

Enacted with amendment:

H-1102
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Protect Revenues Raised by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

Do You Favor Amending the Constitution of Maine to Provide that Revenues Derived from Noncommercial Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Licenses and Permits and Other Revenues Collected by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, other than Revenues Set Aside for Special Purposes, must be Appropriated to the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife?
Art. IX, §21 No debate. News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
163 Nov. 2, 1993

Yes:  169,485
No:   63,056
Con. Res. 1993, c. 1

Effective:
Nov. 18, 1993
LD 228

Enacted with amendments:

H-92
H-679
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Protect State Parks.

Do You Favor Amending the Constitution of Maine to Protect State Park or Other Designated Conservation or Recreation Land Acquired by Requiring a 2/3 Vote of the Legislature to reduce it or Change its Purpose?
Art. IX, §23 Senate, May 20, 1993
p. S-684

Senate, May 21, 1993
p. S-733

Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
164 Nov. 7, 1995

Yes:  286,929
No:   115,216
 Con. Res. 1995, c. 1

Effective:
Nov. 27, 1995
LD 1003

Enacted with amendments:

H-175
H-238
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Establish a Line-item Veto.

Do You Favor Amending the Constitution of Maine to Give the Governor a Line-item Veto Over Expenditures of State Funds, Providing that Vetoed Items May be Passed over the Governor's Veto by a Majority of All the Elected Members of the Senate and House of Representatives?
Art. IV, Pt. 3, §2-A House, May 3, 1995
p. H-501

House, May 10, 1995
p. H-595-H-600

House, May 24, 1995
p. H-739-H-740

Senate, May 25, 1996
p. S-895-S-897

House, June 5, 1995
p. H-839-H-841

House, June 6, 1995
p. H-878

House, January 30, 1996
p. H-1582-H-1583
News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.
Yes
165 Nov. 7 , 1995

Yes:  274,786
No:   123,208
Con. Res. 1995, c. 2

Effective:
Nov. 27, 1995
LD 158

Enacted with amendment:

S-276
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Maintain the Current Amortization Schedule for Unfunded Liabilities and to Prohibit Future Unfunded Liabilities of the Maine State Retirement System.

Do You Favor Amending the Constitution of Maine to Require Sound Funding of the Maine State Retirement System, to Require Paying Off the Unfunded Liability in 31 Years and to Prohibit the Creation of New Unfunded Liabilities?
Art. IX, §§18-A, 18-B House, June 23, 1995
p. H-1264-H-1266

Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.
Yes
166 Nov. 5, 1996

Yes:  367,994
No:   187,428
Con. Res. 1995, c. 3

Effective:
Jan. 2, 1997
LD 1628

Enacted with amendment:

H-714
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine Regarding Municipal Certification of Direct Initiative Petitions.

Do You Favor Amending the Constitution of Maine to Require that a Direct Initiative Petition be Submitted to Local Officials Earlier than is Presently Required in order to Allow 5 Working Days Rather than 2 Working Days for Local Officials to Certify the Petition?
Art. IV, Pt. 3, §20 House, March 5, 1996
p. H-1657-H-1658
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Yes
167 Nov. 2, 1999

Yes:  285,174
No:   114,640
Con. Res. 1999, c. 1

Effective:
Nov. 22, 1999
LD 122

Enacted with amendment:

S-24
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Amend the Timing of Elections Following the Submission of a Petition for People's Veto.

Do You Favor Amending the Constitution of Maine to Require that a Petition for a People's Veto be Voted on at the Next Statewide or General Election, Rather than at a Special Election?
Art. IV, Pt. 3, §17 House, March 30, 1999
p. H-466-H-470

Senate, April 8, 1999
p. S-521
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
168 Nov. 2, 1999

Yes:  221,997
No:   185,121
Con. Res. 1999, c. 2

Effective:
Nov. 22, 1999
LD 1266

Enacted with amendment:

S-96
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Promote Historic and Scenic reservation.

Do You Favor Amending the Constitution of Maine to Allow for Reduced Property Taxes on Property that will be Maintained for Historic Preservation or for Scenic Views of Significant Vistas?
Art. IX, §8 No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
169 Nov. 5, 2002

Yes:  262,900
No:   212,940
Con. Res. 2001, c. 1

Effective:
Nov. 26, 2002
LD 1907

Enacted with amendments:

S-419
H-842
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Allow for Loans to be Repaid with Federal Transportation Funds.

Do You Favor Amending the Constitution of Maine to allow the State to Issue Short-term Debt in Limited Amounts that Must be Repaid with Federal Transportation Funds Within 12 Months to Facilitate the Development of Highways, Bridges and Other Transportation Projects?
Art. IX, §14 House, February, 26, 2002
p. H-1721-H-1723
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
170 Nov. 8, 2005

Yes:  276,116
No:   109,508
 Con. Res. 2005, c. 1

Effective:
Nov. 28, 2005
LD 299

Enacted with amendment:

S-12
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Permit the Legislature to Allow the Current Use Valuation of Waterfront Land Used for or That Supports Commercial Fishing Activities.

Do You Favor Amending the Constitution of Maine to Permit the Legislature to Authorize Waterfront Land Used for Commercial Fishing Activities to be Assessed Based on the Land's Current Use in a Manner Similar to Treatment Now Available for Farms, Open Space and Forestland?
Art. IX, §8 House, January 20, 2005
p. H-94-H-95

Senate, March 2, 2005
p. S-216-S-217
News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.
Yes
171 Nov. 7, 2006

Yes:  270,922
No:   229,749
Con. Res. 2005, c. 2

Effective:
Nov. 27, 2006
LD 2033

Enacted with amendments:

S-513
S-544
H-895
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine Regarding Procedure for the People's Veto and Direct Initiative.

Do You Favor Amending the Constitution of Maine to State that a Citizen's Initiative or People's Veto Petition must be Submitted to Local or State Officials by the Constitutional Deadline in Order to be Certified and, in the Case of a Citizens' Initiative, must be Filed with the Secretary of State within 18 Months?
Art. IV, Pt. 3, §§18, 20 House, March 31, 2006
p. H-1426

Senate, April 5, 2006
p. S-1792-S-1793
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Report:  Report on the Feasibility of Instant Runoff Voting (IRV): Prepared for the 122nd Maine Legislature Pursuant to the Public Laws of 2003, Chapter 117 (Jan. 15, 2005)

News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Yes
172 Nov. 8, 2011

Yes:  197,026
No:   174,112
Con. Res. 2011, c. 1

Effective:
Nov. 22, 2011
LD 494

Enacted with amendments:

H-76
H-565
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Change the Schedule for Redistricting.

Do you favor amending the Constitution of Maine to change the years of redistricting the Maine Legislature, congressional districts and county commissioner districts after 2013 from 2023 and every 10th year thereafter to 2021 and every 10th year thereafter?
Art. IV, Pt. 1, §§2, 3
Art. IV, Pt. 2, §2
Art. IX, §§24, 25
House, June 10, 2011
p. H-919-H-920

House, June 16, 2011
p. H-1014

House, June 28, 2011
p. H-1035
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
173 Nov. 7, 2017

Yes:  208,924
No:   122,545
Con. Res. 2017, c. 1 LD 723

Enacted with amendment:

S-148
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Reduce the Volatility in State Pension Funding Requirements Casued by the Financial Markets

Do you favor amending the Constitution of Maine to reduce volatility in state pension funding requirements caused by the financial markets by increasing the length of time over which experience losses are amortized from 10 years to 20 years, in line with pension industry standards?
Art. IX, §18-A Not yet available. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes