Maine Bonus for Soldiers and Sailors, Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2 (1920)
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. This amended Section 14 and created Section 19 of Article IX and amended of the Maine Constitution.
|Maine Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2 (1920)|
Text of measure
The full text of the ballot language can be read here.
The full text of the constitutional changes can be read here.
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.
- Maine World War II Veterans Bonus Bonds and Taxes, Proposed Constitutional Amendment (1946)
- Maine World War II Veterans's Bonus Taxes, Referendum Question (1946)
- Maine 1920 ballot measures
- 1920 ballot measures
- List of Maine ballot measures
- History of Initiative & Referendum in Maine
- Lewiston Evening Journal, "SPECIMEN BALLOT," August 30, 1920
- Main State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-
- National Conference of State Legislatures, State Ballot Measures Database
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