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Maine Higher Education Loans, Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 3 (1971)

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The Maine Higher Education Loans Referendum, also known as Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 3, was on the November 2, 1971 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] The measure allowed for the pledging of state credit to back loans for higher education and issued $4 million in bonds for such loans.[2]

Background

In 1967, a similar measure was passed allowing up to $1 million in bonds to guarantee such loans.

Election results

Maine Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 3 (1971)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 139,984 58.96%
No97,43041.04%

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

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

PROPOSED CONSTITUTIOANL AMENDMENT NO. 3

"Shall the Constitution be amended as proposed by a resolution of the Legislature pledging credit of the State and providing for the issuance of bonds not exceeding four million dollars for loans for Maine students in higher education?" [3]

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References

  1. Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, "Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-," accessed April 15, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lewiston Daily Sun, "Specimen Ballot," October 26, 1971
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.