Maine Energy Commission Question (1981)

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The Maine Energy Commission Question was on the November 3, 1981 ballot in Maine as an indirect initiated state statute, where it was defeated.[1] The measure would have created an elected body known as the Maine Energy Commission to set public utility rates and establish state energy policy. The measure would have made substantial changes to the state's utility regulation scheme.[2]

Election results

Maine Energy Commission Question (1981)
Defeatedd No144,64761.56%
Yes 90,333 38.44%

Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Votes on Initiated Bills 1980-

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

Shall "AN ACT to Create the Maine Energy Commission," become law? [4]

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  1. Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, "Votes on Initiated Bills 1980-," accessed April 23, 2014
  2. The Lewiston Journal, "State of Maine Special Election November 3, 1981: Important Notice to All Voters of the State of Maine," September 16, 1980
  3. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named MEleg
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.