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Elections Division
Department of the Secretary of State
101 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0101

Referendum Election, November 2, 1999

CITIZEN INITIATIVES:

Question 1: Do you want to ban a specific abortion procedure to be defined in law, except in cases where the life of the mother is in danger?

Question 2: Do you want to allow patients with specific illnesses to grow and use small amounts of marijuana for treatment, as long as such use is approved by a doctor?

BOND ISSUES:

Question 3 (P&S 37): Do you favor a $56,042,031 bond issue for improvements to highways and bridges, airports and state-owned ferry facilities; development of rail corridors and marine infrastructure; and replacement of public transportation fleets statewide that makes the State eligible for up to $112,000,000 in matching federal funds?

Question 4 (P&S 60): Do you favor a $12,500,000 bond issue for the following purposes:
(1) $7,000,000 to construct water pollution control facilities, providing the state match for $12,500,000 in federal funds;
(2) $2,500,000 to protect the State's drinking water resources by granting funds to cities and towns for the closure and cleanup of their solid waste landfills;
(3) $500,000 to protect the public health, safety and the environment by providing funds for the cleanup of tire stockpiles;
(4) $1,000,000 to abate, clean up and mitigate threats to the public health and environment from uncontrolled hazardous substance sites or other hazardous waste discharges; and
(5) $1,500,000 to construct drinking water system improvements that address public health threats, providing the state match for $7,500,000 in federal funds.

Question 5 (P&S 57): Do you favor a $9,400,000 bond issue for the conversion to digital broadcasting by the Maine Public Broadcasting Corporation?

Question 6 (P&S 40): Do you favor a $26,420,000 bond issue for infrastructure improvements at Maine's 7 technical colleges that must be matched by at least $7,000,000 of private or in-kind donations?

Question 7 (P.L. 514): Do you favor a $50,000,000 bond issue to purchase public lands and easements statewide from willing sellers for conservation, water access, outdoor recreation, including hunting and fishing, wildlife and fish habitat and farmland preservation, to be matched by $25,000,000 in private and public contributions?

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS:

Question 8: 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?

Question 9: 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?


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