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Enacted Constitutional Amendments, 1834- : State Law and Legislative Reference Library
This page lists only those amendments which were enacted by the Legislature and approved by the voters.
There is a second table listing all the amendments proposed, from 1820 forward.

Year
Bill Number, If Available
Title of Legislation Followed by the Form of the Referendum Question
Date and Result of Referendum Vote
Enacted Law Citation
Numerical Amendment to the Constitution
Placement in Current Article(s) of Constitution Amended

Effective Date

 

1834
No House or Senate Document available. Text of the Approved Resolve Included. 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...)
Sept. 8, 1834 Results of Referendum not Available
Enacted as Resolves, 1834, c. 43
1st
Art. IV, Pt.1, § 5
Feb. 4, 1835
1837
No House or Senate Document available. Text of the Approved Resolve Included. 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…)
Sept. 11, 1837 Results of Referendum not Available
Enacted as Resolves, 1837, c. 74
2nd
Art. I, § 10
Mar. 21, 1838
1839
No House or Senate Document available. Text of the Approved Resolve Included. 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...)
Sept. 9, 1839 Results of Referendum not Available
Enacted as Resolves, 1839, c. 69
3rd
Art. VI, § 4
Jan. 10, 1840
1841
No House or Senate Document available. Text of the Approved Resolve Included. 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 ( 1. Shall the Constitution be Amended by Adopting the First Resolve for the Amendment of the Constitution , Passed by the Legislature, Proposing to Elect the Governor, Members of the Legislature and Other State Officers for the Term of Two Years, and that the Legislature Shall Meet Once in Two Years?; 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?)
Sept. 13, 1841 Results of Referendum not Available
Enacted as Resolves, 1841, c. 181
4th
Art. IV, Pt.1 § 2
Mar. 17, 1842
1844
No House or Senate Document available. Text of the Approved Resolve Included. 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...)
Sept. 9, 1844 Results of Referendum not Available
Enacted as Resolves, 1844, c. 281
5th
Art. IV, Pt. 1 §§ 2 and 5 Art. IV, Pt. 2 §§ 3, 4 and 5 Art. IV, Pt 3 § 1 Art. V. Pt. 1 §§ 2 and 3 Art. V, Pt. 2 § 2 and Art. IX, Pt. 1 § 5
Mar. 26, 1845
1847
No House or Senate Document available. Text of the Approved Resolve Included. 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,...)
Sept.13, 1847 Results of Referendum not Available
Enacted as Resolves 1847, c. 29
6th
Art. IX § 4
July 29, 1848
1847
No House or Senate Document available. Text of the Approved Resolve Included. 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)
Sept. 13, 1847 Results of Referendum not Available
Enacted as Resolves 1847, c. 45
7th
Art. IV, Pt. 1 § 5
July 29, 1848
1850
No House or Senate Document available. Text of the Approved Resolve Included. 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...)
Sept. 9, 1850 Results of Referendum not Available
Enacted as Resolves 1850, c. 274
8th
Art. IV, Pt. 1 §§ 2 and 5 Art. IV, Pt. 2 §§ 3, 4 and 5 Art. IV, Pt 3 § 1 Art. V. Pt. 1 §§ 2 and 3 Art. V, Pt. 2 § 2 and Art. IX, Pt. 1 § 5
May 30, 1851
1855
No House or Senate Document available. Text of the Approved Resolve Included. 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...)
Sept. 10, 1855 Results of Referendum not Available
Enacted as Resolves 1855, c. 273
9th
Art. V, Pt.1 § 8 Art. VI §§ 2 to 6 and 8 Art. VII § 3 Art. IX § 10 and 11
 
1864
No House or Senate Document available. Text of the Approved Resolve Included. 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...)
Sept. 12, 1864 Results of Referendum not Available
Enacted as Resolves 1864, c. 344
10th
Art. II § 1 and 4 Art. IV, Pt. 1 § 5 Art. IV, Pt 2 §§ 3 and 4 Art. V, Pt. 1 § 3 Art. IX § 12
Oct. 6, 1864
1868
S.D. 11 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?)
Sept. 14, 1868 Results of Referendum not Available
Enacted as Resolves 1868, c. 276
11th
Art. IX § 15
Oct. 8, 1868
1869
No House or Senate Document available. Text of the Approved Resolve Included. 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)
Sept. 13, 1869 Results of Referendum not Available
Enacted as Resolves 1869, c. 91
12th
Art. IX § 12
Jan. 6, 1870
1875
S.D. 11 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)
Sept. 13, 1875 Results of Referendum not Available
Enacted as Resolves 1875, c. 98
13th
Art. IV, Pt. 2 §§ 4 and 5
Jan.5, 1876
1875
S.D. 12 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)
Sept. 13, 1875 Results of Referendum not Available
Enacted as Resolves 1875, c. 98
14th
Art. IV, Pt. 3 § 13 and 14
Jan.5, 1876
1875
S.D. 15 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)
Sept. 13, 1875 Results of Referendum not Available
Enacted as Resolves 1875, c. 98
15th
Art. V, Pt. 1 § 11
Jan.5, 1876
1875
S.D. 18 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)
Sept. 13, 1875 Results of Referendum not Available
Enacted as Resolves 1875, c. 98
16th
Art. V, Pt. 1 § 8 Art. VI § 8
Jan.5, 1876
1875
S.D. 19 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)
Sept. 13, 1875 Results of Referendum not Available
Enacted as Resolves 1875, c. 98
17th
Art. IX §§ 8, and 9
Jan.5, 1876
1875
S.D. 21 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)
Sept. 13, 1875 Results of Referendum not Available
Enacted as Resolves 1875, c. 98
18th
Art. X § 6
Jan.5, 1876
1875
S.D. 43 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)
Sept. 13, 1875 Results of Referendum not Available
Enacted as Resolves 1875, c. 98
19th
Art. IV, Pt. 3 § 15
Jan.5, 1876
1875
S.D. 7 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)
Sept. 13, 1875 Results of Referendum not Available
Enacted as Resolves 1875, c. 98
20th
Art. IX § 13
Jan.5, 1876
1875
S.D. 22 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)
Sept. 13, 1875 Results of Referendum not Available
Enacted as Resolves 1875, c. 98
21st
Art. X §§ 6 and 7
Jan.5, 1876
1877
H.D. 73 and H.D. 95 (Two proposed amendments combined into one Resolve) 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 Municiapl Indebtedness)
Sept. 10, 1877 Results of Referendum not Available
Enacted as Resolves 1877, c. 292
22nd
Art. IX § 15
Jan. 2, 1878
1879
H.D. 125 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)
Sept. 8, 1879 Results of Referendum not Available
Enacted as Resolves 1879, c. 151
23rd
Art. II § 4 Art. IV, Pt. 1 §§ 2, 5 Art. IV, Pt. 2 § 5 Art. IV Pt. 3 § 1 Art. V, Pt. 1 § 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
Mar. 18, 1880
1880
(No Text of Bill available-Text of Approve Resolve Included) Resolves Providing for an Amendment of the Constitution, so as to Elect the Governor by a Plurality, Instead of 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)
Sept. 13, 1880 Results of Referendum not Available
Enacted as Resolves 1880, c. 159
24th
Art. V, Pt.1 § 3
Oct. 20, 1180
1880
H.D. 105 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)
Sept. 13, 1880 Results of Referendum not Available
Enacted as Resolves 1880, c. 217
25th
Art. IV, Pt. 1 § 2
Oct. 20, 1180
1883
H.D. 17 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)
Sept. 10, 1883 Yes 70,783 No 23,811
Enacted as Resolves 1883, c. 93
26th
Art. XXIV (Repealed in 1933 by Amendment LIV.)
Jan. 7, 1885
1887
S.D. 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)
Sept. 10, 1888 Results of Referendum not Available
Enacted as Resolves 1887, c. 80
27th
Art. V. Pt. 3 § 3
Jan. 2 1889
1891
H.D. 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)
Sept. 12, 1892 Yes 9,721
No 9,509
Enacted as Resolves 1891, c. 100
28th
Art. VII § 3
Jan. 4 1893
1891
S.D. 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)
Sept. 12, 1892 Yes 25,775
No 18,061
Enacted as Resolves 1891, c. 109
29th
Art. II § 1
Jan. 4, 1893
1897
S.D. 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)
Sept. 12, 1898 Results of Referendum not Available
Enacted as Resolves 1897, c. 259
30th
Art. IV, Pt. 2 § 5
Jan. 5, 1898
1907
H.D. 9 Ought to Pass-New Draft H.D. 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?)
Sept. 14, 1908 Yes 53,785
No 24,543
Enacted as Resolves 1907, c. 121
31st
Art. IV, Pt. 1 § 1 Art. IV, Pt. 2 § 1, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20,21 and 22
Jan. 6, 1909
1907
S.D. 168 Resolve to Amend Section Two of Article Ten of the Constitution of the State of Maine. (No Descriptive title for the Referendum available)
Sept. 14, 1908 Yes 47,981
No 23,132
Enacted with Senate Amendment "A" as Resolves 1907, c. 238
32nd
Art. X § 4
Jan. 6, 1909
1911
No Document Number Located Resolve to Amend the Constitution with Reference to the Seat of Government. (Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by Resolution of the Legislature Providing the "Augusta is Hereby Declared to be the Seat of Government of This State")
Sept. 11, 1911 Yes 59,678
No 41,294
Enacted as Resolves 1911, c. 210
33rd
Art. IX § 16
Jul. 12, 1913
1911
H.D. 31 Ought to Pass-New Draft H.D. 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)
Sept. 11, 1911 Yes 39,240
No 38,712
Enacted as Resolves 1911, c. 221
34th
Art. IX § 15
Jul. 12, 1913
1912
H.D. 1 (Text of H.D. 1 is unavailable. Text of Resolve is included.) 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?)
Sept. 9, 1912
Yes 80,619
No 21,454
Enacted with Senate Amendment "A" as Resolves 1912, c. 1
35th
Art. IX § 14 and 17
Jul. 12, 1913
1913
S.D. 385 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?)
Sept. 8, 1913
Yes 18,060
No 8,157
Enacted with House Amendment "A" as Resolves 1913, c. 264
36th
Art. IX § 8
Jul. 3, 1915
1913
S.D. 665 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?)
Sept. 8, 1913
Yes 16,746
No 6,741
Enacted with Senate Amendments "A" and "B" as Resolves, 1913, c. 354 (Text of Amendments not available)
37th
Art. X § 4
Jul. 3, 1915
1917
S.D. 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?)
Sept. 10, 1917
Yes 29,584
No 5,416
Enacted as Resolves 1917, c. 30
38th
Art. IX § 10
Sept. 25, 1917
1917
H.D. 423 Ought to Pass-New Draft (No Text of New Draft not available-Text of Approve Resolve Included) 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?)
Sept. 10, 1917 Yes 22,013
No 21,719
Enacted as Resolves, 1917, c. 116
39th
Art. IV, Pt. 1 § 3
Sept. 25, 1917
1919
H.D. 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?)
Sept. 8, 1919
Yes 15,826
No 11,020
Enacted as Resolves 1919, c. 24
40th
Art. VII §§ 1, 2, 3, 4,and 5
Sept. 24, 1919
1919
S.D. 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?)
"Sept. 8, 1919
Yes 22,637
No 6,777

Enacted as Resolves 1919, c. 110
41st
Art. IX §§ 14 and 18
Sept. 24, 1919
1919
S.D. 202 Ought to Pass-New Draft S.D. 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?)
Sept. 8, 1919
Yes 21, 542
No 7,080
Enacted as Resolves 1919, c. 155
42nd
Art. IX § 14
Sept. 24, 1919
1919
S.D. 197 Ought to Pass-New Draft S.D. 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?)
"Sept. 8, 1919
Yes 26,228
No 5,125
Enacted as Resolves 1919, c. 168
43rd
Art. IX § 14
Sept. 24, 1919
1919
H.D. 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?)
Sept. 8, 1919
Yes 22,024
No 6,751
Enacted as Resolves 1919, c. 108
44th
Art. II § 1
Jan. 7 1920
1920
No Document Number Available. Text of Resolve substituted. 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?)
Sept. 13, 1920 Yes 105,712
No 32,820
Enacted with House Amendment "A" as Resolves 1919, c. 173
45th
Art. IX §§ 14 and 19
Sept. 22, 1920
1920
H.D. 10 Ought to Pass-New Draft H.D. 98 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?)
Sept. 13, 1920 Yes 76,129
No 29,333
Enacted with House Amendment "A" as Resolves 1919, c. 22
46th
Art. IX § 12
Sept. 22, 1920
1921
S.D. 1 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?)
Sept. 12, 1921 Yes 14,410
No 11,670

Enacted with Senate Amendment "A" as Resolves 1921, c. 87
47th
Art. IV, Pt. 1 § 5
Oct. 4, 1921
1925
S.D. 115 Ought to Pass-New Draft S.D. 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 Highwayand Railroad Bridge Across the Kennebec River, Between the City of Bath and the Town of Woolwich?)
Sept. 14, 1925 Yes 54,107
No 8,228
Enacted as Resolves 1925, c. 71
48th
Art. IX § 17
Sept. 29, 1925
1925
S.D. 196 Ought to Pass-New Draft S.D. 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?)
Sept. 14, 1925 Yes 49,821
No 10,332
Enacted as Resolves 1925, c. 118
49th
Art. IX § 17
Sept. 29, 1925
1929
S.D. 244 Ought to Pass-New Draft S.D. 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?)
Sept. 9, 1929
Yes 62,075
No 32,527
Enacted as Resolves 1929, c. 141
50th
Art. V. Pt. 2 § 2
Sept. 27, 1929
1929
S.D. 221 Ought to Pass-New Draft S.D. 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?)
Sept. 9, 1929
Yes 58,206
No 43,844
Enacted as Resolves 1929, c. 147
51st
Art. IX § 17
Oct. 25, 1929
1929
S.D.76 Ought to Pass-New Draft S.D.394 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?)
Sept. 9, 1929
Yes 58,607
No 43,189
Enacted with Senate Amendment "C" as Resolves 1929, c. 177
52nd
Art. IX § 17
Oct. 25, 1929
1931
L.D. 1055 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?)
Sept. 14, 1931 Yes 9,709
No 8,972
Enacted with Senate Amendment "A" as Resolves 1931, c. 133
53rd
Art. IV, Pt. 2 §§ 1, 2 and 5
Oct. 7, 1931
1933
L.D. 138 Text of Bill Unavailable-Text of Approve Resolve Included) 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?)

Sept. 10,1934
Yes 161,893
No 85,363

Enacted as Resolves 1933, c. 219
54th
Repealed Amend. XXVI (Prohibition)
Oct. 1, 1934
1933
L.D. 22 Text of Bill Unavailable-Text of Approve Resolve Included) 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?)
Sept. 10,1934
Yes 117,046
No 91,515
Enacted as Resolves 1933, c. 222
55th
Art. IX § 14
Oct. 1, 1934
1933
L.D. 25 Text of Bill Unavailable-Text of Approve Resolve Included) 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?)
Sept. 10,1934
Yes 123,843
No 79,906
Enacted as Resolves 1933, c. 223
56th
Art. IX § 20
Oct. 1, 1934
1935
L.D. 142 Ought to Pass-New Draft L.D. 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?)
Sept. 9, 1935
Yes 23,269
No 5,540
Enacted as Resolves 1935, c. 81
57th
Art. II § 1
Oct. 8, 1935
1935
L.D. 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?)
Sept. 9, 1935
Yes 19,074
No 9,915
Enacted as Resolves 1935, c. 96
58th
Art. IX § 17
Oct. 8, 1935
1935
L.D. 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?)
Sept. 9, 1935
Yes 17,855
No 10,996
Enacted as Resolves 1935, c. 110
59th
Art. II § 5
Oct. 8, 1935
1935
L.D. 935 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?)
Sept. 9, 1935
Yes 21,383
No 8,375
Enacted with Senate Amendment "A" as Resolves 1935, c. 133
60th
Art. IX § 18
Oct. 8, 1935
1937
L.D. 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?)

Sept. 12, 1938 Yes 125,996
No 79,342

Enacted as Resolves 1937, c. 4
61st
Art. II § 1
Oct. 3, 1938
1943
L.D. 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?)
Sept. 11, 1944 Yes 139,805
No 33,172
Enacted as Resolves 1943, c. 53
62nd
Art. IX § 19
Oct. 27, 1944
1947
L.D. 238 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?)
Sept. 13, 1948 Yes 68,237
No 65,698
Enacted with Committee Amendment "A" as Resolves 1947,
c. 37
63rd
Art. IV, Pt. 3 § 17
Oct. 20, 1948
1947
L.D. 1459 Resolve, 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?)
Sept 13, 1948
Yes 77,716
No 62,236
Enacted as Resolves 1947, c. 153
64th
Art. IV, Pt. 3 § 7
Oct. 20, 1948
1949
L.D. 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?)
Sept. 11, 1950 Yes 106,433
No 44,688
Enacted as Resolves 1949, c. 29
65th
Art. X § 6
Oct. 12,1950
1949
L.D. 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?)
Sept. 11, 1950 Yes 101,116
No 46,238
Enacted as Resolves 1949, c. 61
66th
Art. IV, Pt. 3 § 18
Oct. 12,1950
1949
L.D. 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?)
Sept. 11, 1950 Yes 112,035
No 44,124
Enacted as Resolves 1949, c. 99
67th
Art. IX § 14
Oct. 12,1950
1949
L.D. 398 Ought to Pass-New Draft L.D. 1522 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?)
Sept. 11, 1950 Yes 106,952
No 55,248
Enacted with Senate Amendment # 456 as Resolves 1949, c. 184
68th
Art. IX § 17
Oct. 12,1950
1949
L.D. 882 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?)
Sept. 11, 1950 Yes 109,325
No 43,718
Enacted with House Amendment # 496 as Resolves 1949, c. 211
69th
Art. IV, Pt. 1 § 3
Oct. 12,1950
1951
L.D. 686 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?)
Sept. 10, 1951 Yes 27,073
No 22,320
Enacted with Amendment # 337 as Resolves 1951, c. 102
70th
Art. V, Pt.3 § 1
Sept. 26, 1951
1951
L.D. 694 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?)
Sept. 10, 1951 Yes 23,600
No 21,986
Enacted with Amendment # 355 as Resolves 1951, c. 110
71st
Art. IV, Pt. 3 § 18
Sept. 26, 1951
1951
L.D. 576 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?)
Sept. 10, 1951 Yes 24,746
No 20,900
Enacted with Amendment # 409 as Resolves 1951, c. 126
72nd
Art. IV, Pt. 3 § 19
Sept. 26, 1951
1951
L.D. 695 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?)
Sept. 10, 1951 Yes 23,887
No 20,594
Enacted with Amendment # 381 as Resolves 1951, c. 127
73rd
Art. IX § 15
Sept. 26, 1951
1951
L.D. 52 Ought to Pass-New Draft L.D. 1393 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?)
Sept. 10, 1951 Yes 39,006
No 10,187
Enacted with Amendment # 432 as Resolves 1951, c. 130
74th
Art. II § 4
Sept. 26, 1951
1951
L.D. 855 Ought to Pass-New Draft L.D. 1320 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?)
Sept. 10, 1951 Yes 28,758
No 17,582
Enacted with Amendment # 484 as Resolves 1951, c. 179
75th
Art. IX §§ 14, 17 and 18
Sept. 26, 1951
1953
L.D. 912 Resolve, 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 7and 1/2% the Limitation of Municipal Indebtedness?)
Sept. 13, 1954 Yes 111,726
No 80,402
Enacted as Resolves 1953, c. 78
76th
Art. IX § 15
Sept. 21, 1954
1953
L.D. 470 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?)
Sept. 13, 1954 Yes 155,528
No 41,688
Enacted with Amendment # 265 as Resolves 1953, c. 97
77th
Art. II § 1 Art. IV, Pt. 1 § 2
Sept. 21, 1954
1955
L.D. 1188 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?)
Sept. 12, 1955 Yes 22,658
No 7,562
Enacted with Amendment # 386 as Resolves 1955, c.97
78th
Art. V, Pt.1 § 11
Sept. 26, 1955
1955
L.D. 478 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?)
Sept. 12, 1955 Yes 15,157
No 14,452
Enacted with Amendments # 102 and 129 as Resolves 1955, c. 100
79th
Art.V, Pt.1 § 4
Sept. 26, 1955
1955
L.D. 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?)
Sept. 12, 1955 Yes 19,378
No 9,327
Enacted as Resolves 1955, c. 101
80th
Art. IX § 15
Sept. 26, 1955
1955
L.D. 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?)
Sept. 12, 1955 Yes 25,347
No 4,664
Enacted as Resolves 1955, c. 102
81st
Art. IX § 12
Sept. 26, 1955
1957
L.D. 1301 Ought to Pass-New Draft L.D. 1581 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?)
Sept. 9, 1957
Yes 66,427
No 30,750
Enacted with Amendment # 475 as Resolves 1957, c. 159
82nd
Art. IX § 14, 14-A
Sept. 19, 1957
1957
L.D. 93 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?)
Sept. 9, 1957
Yes 63,820
No 36,202
Enacted with Amendments # 272 and 397 as Resolves 1957, c. 94
83rd
Art. II § 4 Art. IV, Pt. 3 § 20 Art. VI § 6 Art. IX § 10 Art. X § 4
Sept. 19, 1957
1957
L.D. 204 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?)
Sept. 9, 1957
Yes 60,240
No 41,392
Enacted with Amendments # 275, 342, 398 and 451 as Resolves 1957, c. 95
84th
Art. II § 4 Art. V, §§ 2, 3 and 14
Sept. 19, 1957
1959
L.D. 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?)
Nov. 8, 1960
Yes 343,333
No 24,829
Enacted as Resolves 1959, c. 52
85th
Art. IX § 17
Nov. 30, 1960
1961
L.D. 894 Resolve, 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?)

1961 vote ruled illegal by Me. Supreme Ct. Re-balloted Nov. 6, 1962
Yes 187,799
No 43,286.

Enacted as Resolves 1961, c. 95
86th
Art. IX § 18
Nov. 21, 1962
1961
L.D. 1095 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?)
1961 vote ruled illegal by Me. Supreme Ct. Re-balloted Nov. 6, 1962
Yes 147,447
No 74,928.
Enacted with Amendment S-107 as Resolves 1961, c. 106
87th
Art. VIII, Pt. 2 § 2
Nov. 21, 1962
1963
L.D. 1495 Ought to Pass-New Draft L.D. 1600 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?)
Nov. 5, 1963
Yes 44,556
No 23,035
Enacted with Amendment H-488 as Resolves 1963, c. 75
88th
Art. IV, Pt. 1 § 2, 2-A, 3 and 5
Nov. 20, 1963
1963
L.D. 1448 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?)
Nov. 5, 1963
Yes 49,966
No 19,294
Enacted with Amendment S-275 as Resolves 1963, c. 110
89th
Art. I § 6-A
Nov. 20, 1963
1963
L.D. 1430 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?)
Nov. 3, 1964
Yes 149,582
No 98,581
Enacted with Amendment H-315 as Resolves 1963, c. 102
90th
Art. V, Pt. 1 § 11
Nov. 18, 1964
1963
L.D. 1431 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?)
Nov. 3, 1964
Yes 179,451
No 65,193
Enacted with Amaendment H-317 as Resolves 1963, c. 103
91st
Art. IX § 1
Nov. 18, 1964
1963
L.D. 1433 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 Relavive to Examination of Returns for Senators and to Provide for Election of Senators to Fill Vacancies?)
Nov. 3, 1964
Yes 190,949
No 49,339
Enacted with Amendment H-318 as Resolves 1963, c. 104
92nd
Art. IV, Pt. 2 §§ 4 and 5
Nov. 18, 1964
1963
L.D. 1434 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?)
Nov. 3, 1964
Yes 131,407
No 102,809
Enacted with Amendments H-316 and H-333 as Resolves 1963, c. 105
93rd
Art. V, Pt. 3 § 4
Nov. 18, 1964
1963
L.D. 1450 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?)
Nov. 3, 1964
Yes 143,614
No 79,095
Enacted with Amendment S-292 as Resolves 1963, c. 111
94th
Art. VI
Nov. 18, 1964
1963
L.D. 1449 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?)
Nov. 3, 1964
Yes 147,984
No 83,335
Enacted with Amendment S-197 as Resolves 1963, c. 117
95th
Art. V, Pt. 1 § 7
Nov. 18, 1964
1963
L.D. 1451 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?)
Nov. 3, 1964
Yes 156,407
No 74,441
Enacted with Amendment S-199 as Resolves 1963, c. 118
96th
Art. V, Pt. 1 § 3
Nov. 18, 1964
1963
L.D. 1435 Ought to Pass-New Draft L.D. 1592 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 pf Office of Governor by the President of the Senate or Speaker of the House?)
Nov. 3, 1964
Yes 171,113
No 59,170
Enacted with Amendment S-310 as Resolves 1963, c. 119
97th
Art. V, Pt. 1 § 14
Nov. 18, 1964
1963
L.D. 1631 Resolve, 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?)
Nov. 3, 1964
Yes 164,855
No 69,658
Enacted as Resolves 1963, c. 120
98th
Art. IX § 14-A
Nov. 18, 1964
1963
L.D. 124 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?)
Nov. 3, 1964
Yes 178,614
No 52,836
Enacted as Resolves 1963, c. 124
99th
Art. IV, Pt. 1 5 Art. IV, Pt.2 § 3
Nov. 18, 1964
1965
L.D. 9 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?)

Nov. 2, 1965
Yes 28,233
No 18,630

Enacted with Amendments H-6 and S-14 as Resolves 1965, c. 34
100th
Art. II § 1
Nov. 12, 1965
1965
L.D. 681 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?)
Nov. 2, 1965
Yes 31,685
No 14,632
Enacted with Amendment S-88 as Resolves 1965, c. 49
101st
Art. IX § 14-A
Nov. 12, 1965
1965
L.D. 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?)
Nov. 2, 1965
Yes 29,647
No 16,606
Enacted as Resolves 1965, c. 51
102nd
Art. IX §§ 14, and 14-B
Nov. 12, 1965
1966
L.D. 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?)
Nov. 8, 1966
Yes 157,773
No 91,618
Enacted as Resolves 1965, c. 87
103rd
Art. IV, Pt. 2 §§ 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5
Nov. 28, 1966
1967
L.D. 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?)
Nov. 7, 1967
Yes 46,649
No 29,798
Enacted as Resolves 1967, c. 63
104th
Art. X § 6
Nov. 20 1967
1967
L.D. 1616 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?)
Nov. 7, 1967
Yes 57,583
No 24,018
Enacted with Amendment S-132 as Resolves 1967, c. 73
105th
Art. VIII, Pt.1 § 2
Nov. 20 1967
1967
L.D. 329 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 Mortage 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?)
Nov. 7, 1967
Yes 40,619
No 38,454
Enacted with Amendment S-258 as Resolves 1967, c. 76
106th
Art. IX § 14-B
Nov. 20 1967
1967
L.D. 563 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?)
Nov. 7, 1967
Yes 41,850
No 34,454
Enacted with Amendment S-264 as Resolves 1967, c. 77
Repealed Contingent
Art. VI § 6
Repealed Contingent
1967
L.D. 1499 Ought to Pass-New Draft L.D. 1717 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?)
Nov. 7, 1967
Yes 45,086
No 31,930
Enacted with Amendments H-444 as Resolves 1967, c. 78
107th
Art. IX § 14
Nov. 20 1967
1967
L.D. 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?)
Nov. 7, 1967
Yes 49,886
No 28,365
Enacted as Resolves 1967, c. 84
108th
Art. IX § 14-A
Nov. 20 1967
1968
L.D. 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?)
Nov. 5, 1968
Yes 240,983
No 89,015
Enacted as Resolves 1967, c. 88
109th
Art. IX § 14-A
Nov. 20 1967
1969
L.D. 147 Ought to Pass-New Draft L.D. 1537 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 Forty-one Senators following the Constitutionally Required Apportionment in 1971?)
Nov. 4, 1969
Yes 76,330
No 57,950
Enacted with Amendment S-197 as Resolves 1969, c. 28
110th
Art. IV, Pt. 2 §§ 1 and 2
Nov. 17, 1969
1969
L.D. 451 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?)
Nov. 4, 1969
Yes 76,405
No 56,209
Enacted with Amendment H-416 as Resolves 1969, c. 29
111th
Art. VIII, Pt.2 § 1
Nov. 17, 1969
1969
L.D. 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?)
Nov. 4, 1969
Yes 70,639
No 64,594
Enacted as Resolves 1969, c. 31
112th
Art. IX § 14 and 14-B
Nov. 17, 1969
1969
L.D. 802 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?)
Nov. 3, 1970
Yes 167,660
No 117,668
Enacted with Amendment H-264 as Resloves 1969, c. 33
113th
Art. II § 1
Nov. 18, 1970
1969
L.D. 1121 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?)
Nov. 3, 1970
Yes 168,390
No 99,316
Enacted with Amendments H-512 and S-323 as Resolves 1969, c. 34
114th
Art. IX § 8
Nov. 18, 1970
1969
L.D. 24 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?)
Nov. 3, 1970
Yes 157,903
No 110,047
Enacted with Amendment S-315 as Resolves 1969, c. 74
115th
Art. IV, Pt. 3 § 1
Nov. 18, 1970
1971
L.D. 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?)
Nov. 2, 1971
Yes 144,949
No 99,274
Enacted as Con. Res. 1971, c. 1
116th
Art. II § 1
Nov. 17, 1971
1971
L.D. 40 Resolution, 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?)
Nov. 2, 1971
Yes 170,851|
No 67,875
Enacted as Con. Res. 1971, c.2
117th
Art. V, Pt.1 § 2
Nov. 17, 1971
1971
L.D. 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?)
Nov. 2, 1971
Yes 139,984
No 97,430
Enacted as Con. Res. 1971, c. 4
118th
Art. VIII, Pt.1 § 2
Nov. 17, 1971
1971
L.D. 515 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?)
Nov. 7, 1972
Yes 268,969
No 104,521
Enacted with Amendment S-217 as Con. Res. 1971, c. 3
119th
Art. IX § 14-C
Nov. 22, 1972
1972
L.D. 1990 Ought to Pass-New Draft L.D. 2027 Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution Pledging Credit of the State for Guaranteed Loans to Resident Maine Veterans of the Arned 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?)
Nov. 7, 1972
Yes 292,405
No 81,629
Enacted as Con. Res. 1971, c.5
120th
Art. IX §§ 14 and 14-D
Nov. 22, 1972
1973
L.D. 840 Ought to Pass-New Draft L.D. 1804 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?)
Nov. 6, 1973
Yes 122,555
No 100,984
Enacted with Amendment H-283 as Con. Res. 1973, c. 1
121st
Art. IX § 15
Nov. 20, 1973
1973
L.D. 1524 Resolution, 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?)
Nov. 6, 1973
Yes 153,639
No 68,446
Enacted as Con. Res 1973, c. 2
122nd
Art. IV, Pt. 3 § 2
Nov. 20, 1973
1974
L.D. 2121 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?)
Nov. 5, 1974
Yes 217,445
No 110,588
Enacted with Amendment S-310 as Con. Res. 1973, c. 3
123rd
Art. II § 1
Nov. 21, 1974
1974
L.D. 2395 Ought to Pass-New Draft L.D. 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?)
Nov. 5, 1974
Yes 239,953
No 71,644
Enacted as Con. Res. 1973, c. 4
124th
Art. VIII, Pt. 2 § 2
Nov. 21, 1974
1974
L.D. 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?)
Nov. 5, 1974
Yes 214,353
No 71,644
Enacted as Con. Res. 1973, c. 5
125th
Art. V, Pt.1 § 8
Nov. 21, 1974
1975
L.D. 27 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?)
Nov. 4, 1975
Yes 94,773
No 45,307
Enacted with Amendment H-54 as Con Res. 1975, c. 1
126th
Art. IV, Pt. 1 §§ 2 and 3 Art. IV, Pt. 2 § 2 Art. IV, Pt. 3 § 1-A
Nov. 24, 1975
1975
L.D. 188 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?)
Nov. 4, 1975
Yes 105,073
No 32,995
Enacted with Amendment H-241 as Con . Res. 1975, c. 2
127th
Art. IV, Pt. 3 §§ 12, 18, 20 and 22
Nov. 24, 1975
1975
L.D. 1120 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?)
Nov. 4, 1975
Yes 112,171
No 31,647
Enacted with Amendment S-243 as Con. Res 1975, c. 3
128th
Art. V, Pt. 1 §§ 5, 14 and 15
Nov. 24, 1975
1975
L.D. 24 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?)
Nov. 4, 1975
Yes 94,702
No 47,513
Enacted with Amendment S-381 as Con. Res. 1975, c. 4
129th
Art IV, Pt. 1 § 5 Art. IV, Pt. 2 §4 Art. IV, Pt. 3 § 10 Art. V, Pt. 1 §§ 8 and 11 Art. V, Pt. 2 §§ 3 and 4 Art. VI § 6 Art. IX §§ 1,4,5,6,10 and 11
Jan. 4, 1977
1975
L.D. 904 Ought to Pass-New Draft L.D. 1827 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?)
Nov. 4, 1975
Yes 91,582
No 47,877
Enacted with Amendments H-491 and H-851 as Con. Res. 1975, c. 5
130th
Art IV, Pt.1 §§ 2 and 5 Art. IV, Pt.2 §§ 4 and 5 Art. IV, Pt.3 §§ 1 and 16 Art. V, Pt.1 §§ 2, 3, 13 and 14 Art. IX § 4 Art. V, Pt. 2 (Adopted Amendment Repealed by Amendment 129)
Nov. 24,1975
1976
L.D. 2159 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?)
Nov. 2, 1976
Yes 332,174
No 98,043
Enacted with Amendment H-926 as Con. Res. 1975, c. 6
131st
Art. IV, Pt. 3, § 2
Nov. 16, 1976
1976
L.D. 2209 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?)
Nov. 2, 1976
Yes 331,802
No 105,278
Enacted with Amendment H-951 as Con. Res. 1975, c. 7
132nd
Art. VI § 4
Nov. 16, 1976
1976
L.D. 2295 Resolution, 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 theBonding 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?)
Nov. 2, 1976
Yes 247,499
No 170,083
Enacted as Con. Res. 1975, c. 8
133rd
Art. IX §§ !4-B and 14-D
Nov. 16, 1976
1976
L.D. 2206 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?)
Nov. 2, 1976
Yes 242,299
No 149,571
Enacted with Amendments S-416 and S-508 as Con. Res. 1975, c. 9
134th
Art. V, Pt. 3 § 5
Nov. 16, 1976
1977
L.D. 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?)
Nov. 7, 1978
Yes 179,146
No 141,527
Enacted as Con. Res. 1977, c. 1
135th
Art. V,Pt. 1, 8
Dec. 7, 1978
1977
L.D. 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?)
Nov. 7, 1978
Yes 185,997
No 124,650
Enacted as Con. Res. 1977, c. 2
136th
Art. VII § 5 Art. IX § 7
Dec. 7, 1978
1977
L.D. 778 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?)
Nov. 7, 1978
Yes 204,747
No 95,546
Enacted with Amendment S-206 as Con. Res. 1977, c. 3
137th
Art. IX §§ 14, 14-A and (14-B)
Dec. 21, 1978
1977
L.D. 1259 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?)
Nov. 7, 1978
Yes 165,262
No 153,409
Enacted with Amendment H-874 as Con. Res. 1977, c. 4
138th
Art. IV, Pt. 1 §§ 2 and 5 Art. IV, Pt. 2 §§ 2, 3, 4 and 5 Art. IV, Pt.3 § 1
Dec. 21, 1978
1977
L.D. 1227 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?)
Nov. 7, 1978
Yes 213,417
No 100,488
Enacted with Amendment H-937 as Con, Res. 1977, c. 5
139th
Art. IV, Pt. 3 § 23
Jan. 1, 1978
1978
L.D. 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?)
Nov. 7, 1978
Yes 212,063
No 97,764
Enacted as Con. Res. 1977, c. 6
140th
Art. IX § 8
Dec. 7, 1978
1980
L.D. 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?)
Nov. 4, 1980
Yes 298,113
No 144,976
Enacted as Con. Res. 1979, c. 2
141st
Art. IV, Pt. 2 § 2
Nov. 25, 1980
1980
L.D. 1747 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?)
Nov. 4, 1980
Yes 364,629
No 96,099
Enacted with Amendment H-881 as Con. Res. 1979, c. 3
142nd
Art. IV, Pt. 3 §§ 2, 17, 18, 20 and 21
Nov. 25, 1980
1980
L.D. 1969 Ought to Pass-New Draft L.D. 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?)
Nov. 4, 1980
Yes 288,116
No 156,880
Enacted as Con. Res. 1979, c. 4
143rd
Art. V., Pt. 1 § 8
Nov. 25, 1980
1981
L.D. 1317 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?)
Nov. 3, 1981
Yes 141, 975
No 77, 170
Enacted with Amendment H-283 as Con, Res 1981, c. 1
144th
Art. IV, Pt .3 § 18
Nov. 23., 1981
1981
L.D. 339 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?)
Nov. 3, 1981
Yes 193, 862
No 37,257
Enacted with Amendment H-47 as Con. Res. 1981,c. 2
145th
Art. IV, Pt. 1 § 4
Nov. 23., 1981
1981
L.D. 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?)
Nov. 3, 1981 Yes 143,962 No 80,300
Enacted as Con. Res. 1981, c. 3
146th
Art. IX § 14-B
Nov. 23., 1981
1982
L.D. 1756 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?)
Nov. 2, 1982 Yes 241,838 No 152,727
Enacted with Amendment S-385 as Con. Res. 1981, c. 4
147th
Art. IX § 14
Nov. 22, 1982
1982
L.D. 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?)
Nov. 2, 1982 Yes 257,040 No 162,696
Enacted as Con. Res. 1981, c. 5
148th
Art. VIII, Pt. 1 § 2
Nov. 22, 1982
1983
L.D. 652 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?)
Nov. 8, 1983 Yes 140,680 No 125,309
Enacted with Amendments H-317 and H-331 as Con. Res. 1983, c. 2
149th
Art. IV, Pt. 3 § 23 Art. IX § 8
Jan. 1, 1984
1983
L.D. 652 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?)
Nov. 8, 1983 Yes 179,082 No 96,370
Enacted with Amendments H-317 and H-331 as Con. Res. 1983, c. 2
150th
Art. IX § 20
Jan. 1, 1983
1984
L.D. 1832 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?)
Nov. 6, 1984 Yes 309,717 No 175,127
Enacted with Amendment S-483 as Con. Res. 1983, c. 4
151st
Art. IX § 14
Nov. 26, 1984
1984
L.D. 2147 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 Legislatureshall 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?)
Nov. 6, 1984 Yes 336,848 No 169,286
Enacted with Amendment H-534 as Con. Res. 1983, c. 5
152nd
Art. IX § 8
Nov. 26, 1984
1984
L.D. 2256 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?)
Nov. 6, 1984 Yes 296,299 No 206,760
Enacted with Amendment H-622 as Con. Res. 1983, c. 6
153rd
Art. IX § 14-D
Jan. 1, 1985
1985
L.D. 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?)
Nov. 5, 1985 Yes 110,080 No 80,141
Enacted as Con. Res. 1985, c. 1
154th
Art. IX § 10
Nov. 27, 1985
1986
L.D. 697 Ought to Pass-New Draft L.D. 2252 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?)
Nov. 4 , 1986 Yes 250,609 No 130,410
Enacted with Amendment H-602 as Con. Res 1985, c. 3
155th
Art. IV, Pt. 1 §§ 2 and 3 Art. IV, Pt. 2 § 2 Art. IV, Pt. 3 § 1-A
Nov. 25, 1986
1987
L.D. 572 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?)
Nov. 3, 1987 Yes 300,932 No 73,316
Enacted with Amendment H-718 as Con. Res. 1987, c.1
156th
Art. IV, Pt. 1 § 4
Nov. 25, 1987
1987
L.D. 651 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?)
Nov. 3, 1987 Yes 216,013 No 159,226
Enacted with Amendment H-230 as Con. Res. 1987, c. 2
157th
Art. I § 16
Nov. 25, 1987
1988
L.D. 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?)
Nov. 8, 1988 Yes 292,335 No 232,456
Enacted as Con. Res. 1987, c. 4
158th
Art. I §§ 3, 4, 6, 6-A, 19 and 20 Art. II § 1 Art. IV, Pt. 1 §§ 4 and 5 Art. IV, Pt. 3 §§ 1-A, 2, 10, 11, 17, 19 and 20 Art. V, Pt. 1 §§ 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 ,10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 Art. V, Pt. 2 §§ 2, 3 and 4 Art. V, Pt. 3 §§ 2 and 3 Art. VI § 4 Art. IX §§ 1, 3, 5 and 10
Nov. 28, 1988
1991
L.D. 224 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?)
Nov. 5, 1991
Yes 262,113
No 111,705
Enacted with Amendment S-82 as Con. Res. 1991, c. 1
159th
Art. IX § 18
Nov. 21, 1991
1992
L.D. 66 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?)
Nov. 3, 1992
Yes 327,249
No 278,518
Enacted with Amendments S-527, H-1237 and S- 555 as Con. Res. 1991, c. 2
160th
Art. IX § 21
Nov. 23, 1992
1992
L.D. 2090 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?)
Nov. 3, 1992
Yes 396,409
No 219,822
Enacted with Amendments H-933 and H-1032 as Con. Res. 1991, c. 3
161th
Art.V, Pt. 2, § 1-A Art. V, Pt.3 § 1-A
Nov. 23, 1992
1992
L.D. 2366 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?)
Nov. 3, 1992
Yes 467,672
No 164,759
Enacted with Amendment H-1102 as Con. Res. 1991, c. 4
162nd
Art. IX § 21
Nov. 23, 1992
1993
L.D. 228 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?)
Nov. 2, 1993
Yes 169,485
No 63,056
Enacted with Amendments H-92 and H-679 as Con. Res. 1993, c. 1
163rd
Art. IX § 23
Nov. 18, 1993
1995
L.D. 1003 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?)
Nov. 7, 1995
Yes 286,929
No 115,216
Enacted with Amendments H-175 and H-238 as Con. Res. 1995, c. 1
164th
Art. IV, Pt. 3 § 2-A
Nov. 27, 1995
1995
L.D. 158 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?)
Nov. 7 , 199No 123,208
Enacted with Amendment S-276 as Con. Res. 1995, c.2
165th
Art. IX §§ 18-A and 18-B
Nov. 27, 1995
1996
L.D. 1628 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?)
Nov. 5, 1996
Yes 367,994 No 187,428
Enacted with Amendment H-714 as Con. Res. 1995, c. 3
166th
Art. Iv, Pt. 3 § 20
Jan. 2, 1997
1999
L.D. 122 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?)
Nov. 2, 1999
Yes 285,174 No 114,640
Enacted with Amendment S-24 as Con. Res. 1999, c. 1
167th
Art. IV, Pt. 3 § 17
Nov. 22, 1999
1999
L.D. 1266 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?)
Nov. 2, 1999
Yes 221,997 No 185,121
Enacted with Amendment S-96 as Con. Res. 1999, c. 2
168th
Art. IX § 8
Nov. 22, 1999
2002
L.D. 1907 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?)
Nov. 5, 2002
Yes 262,900 No 212,940
Enacted with Amendments S-419 and H-842 as Con. Res. 2001, c. 1
169th
Art. IX § 14
Nov. 26, 2002
2005
L.D. 299 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?)
Nov. 8, 2005
Yes 276,116
No 109,508
Enacted with Amendment S-12 as Con. Res. 2005, c. 1
170th
Art. IX § 8
 
2006
L.D. 2033 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?)

Nov. 7, 2006
Yes 270,922
No 229,749

Enacted with Amendments S-513, S-544 and H-895 as Con. Res. 2005, c. 2
171st
Art. IV, Pt. 3 §§ 18 and 20
 
2011
L.D. 494 Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Change the Schedule for Redistricting Constitutional amendment (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?)

Nov. 8, 2011
Yes 197,026
No 174,112

Enacted with amendments H-448 and H-565 as Con. Res. 2011, c. 1
172nd
Art. IV, Pt. 1, §§2 and 3; Art. IV, Pt. 2, § 2; Art. IX, §§ 24 and 25  

 


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