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Maine Commercial Fishing Property Tax Amendment, Question 4 (2000)

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Maine Question 4, also known as the Commercial Fishing Properties Act, was on the November 7, 2000 election ballot in Maine. It was defeated, with 50% of voters in favor.

The amendment was legislatively-referred to the ballot by the Maine Legislature as a prospective amendment to the Maine Constitution.

Election results

Question 4
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No305,55450.30%
Yes 301,931 49.70%

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Legislative Constitutional Amendment This proposal would authorize an amendment to the Constitution of Maine to allow the Legislature to provide for the property tax assessment of waterfront land used for commercial fishing activities, based upon the value of its current use. The Constitution already authorizes this alternative method of property tax assessment for certain farmlands, woodlands, wildlife sanctuaries, and lands used for open space and recreation or the enjoyment of scenic natural beauty.

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