Maine Codification of State Constitution, Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1 (1950)

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The Maine Codification of State Constitution, also known as Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1, was on the September 11, 1950 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1][2] The measure provided for the codification of the state constitution. The chief justice of the Maine Supreme Court was to arrange the constitution into articles, parts and sections which would then be approved by the Legislature.[3] This repealed and replaced Section 3 of Article X of the Maine Constitution.[4]

Aftermath

In 1967, another legislatively-referred constitutional amendment made the schedule for the recodification of the Maine Constitution every 10 years starting in 1973. The 1950 measure had authorized it whenever a new revision of the public laws of the state was authorized.[2][5]

Election results

Maine Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1 (1950)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 106,433 70.43%
No44,68829.57%

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

Text of measure

See also: Maine Constitution, Article X, Section 3

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 1

"Shall the constitution be amended as proposed by a resolution of the legislature to codify the constitution?" [6]

Constitutional changes

The full text of the constitutional changes created by this measure can be read here.

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