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Maine Bonus for Soldiers and Sailors, Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2 (1920)

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The Maine Bonus for Soldiers and Sailors, also known as Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2, was on the September 13, 1920 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure provided for a bond issue to pay a bonus to Maine soldiers and sailors in the war with Germany.[1][2] This amended Section 14 and created Section 19 of Article IX and amended of the Maine Constitution.[3]

Election results

Maine Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2 (1920)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 105,712 76.31%
No32,82023.69%

Election results via: Main State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-

Text of measure

See also: Maine Constitution, Article IX, Section 14 andSection 19

The full text of the ballot language can be read here.

Constitutional changes

The full text of the constitutional changes can be read here.

Similar measures

A similar measure was defeated in 1920 to issue bonds for the purpose of paying a bonus to Maine soldiers and sailors in the war with Spain.

Two measures, a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment and a legislatively-referred state statute, in 1946 tried to provide bonuses and other compensations to veterans of World War II, but both were defeated.

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