Maine Deer Isle-Sedgwick Bridge Bond Issue, Amendment No. 4 (1935)

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The Maine Deer Isle-Sedgwick Bridge Bond Issue Referendum, also known as Amendment No. 4, was on the September 9, 1935 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] The measure provided for the issuance of bonds for furnishing and paying any additional funds necessary for the maintenance, interest and retirement of bonds issued by the Deer Isle-Sedgwick Bridge District.[2] This added Section 21 to Article IX of the Maine Constitution.[3]

Election results

Maine Amendment No. 4 (1935)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 21,383 71.86%
No8,37528.14%

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

Text of measure

Deer Isle Bridge in 2006
See also: Maine Constitution, Article IX, Section 21

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

AMENDMENT NO. 4

"Shall the Constitution be amended as proposed by a resolution of the legislature to provide for a bond issue for furnishing and paying any additional funds necessary for the maintenance, interest and retirement of bonds issued by the Deer Isle-Sedgwick Bridge District?"

By Chapter 133 of the Resolves of 1935, it is proposed to amend Article IX of the Constitution, by adding thereto the following section:

'Sec. 21. The state under authority of proper enactment of the legislature may issue its bonds not to exceed the amount of $500,000, payable within 30 years at a rate of interest not exceeding 5% per annum, payable semi-annually, the proceeds to be disbursed for maintenance of a bridge between the towns of Deer Isle and Sedgwick, and for interest charges on, and retirement of bonds issued by the Deer Isle-Sedgwick Bridge District; said bonds to be issued only at such times and in such amounts as may be required to furnish funds additional to the receipts of the Deer Isle-Sedgwick bridge for maintenance, interest and the retirement of bonds issued by the Deer Isle-Sedgwick Bridge District.' [4]

Constitutional changes

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

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