New editions of the State Legislative Tracker and The Policy Tracker available now!

Maine Highway Fund Use (1944)

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Voting on
state and local
government budgets,
spending and finance
State finance.jpg
Budget policy
Ballot measures
By state
By year
Not on ballot
Maine Constitution
Flag of Maine.png

The Maine Highway Fund Use Referendum was on the September 11, 1944 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure limited the use of revenues derived from the taxation of vehicles and fuels used on public highways to highway purposes.[1][2] This added Section 22 to Article IX of the Maine Constitution.[3]

Election results

Maine Highway Fund Use Referendum (1944)
Approveda Yes 139,805 80.82%

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

Text of measure

See also: Maine Constitution, Article IX, Section 22

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

"Shall the Constitution be amended as proposed by a resolve of the legislature, limiting to highway purposes the use of revenues derived from the taxation of vehicles used on public highways and fuels used for propulsion of such vehicles?" [4]

Constitutional changes

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

Similar measures

See also

Suggest a link

External links