Maine Highway Fund Use (1944)

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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)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 139,805 80.82%
No33,17219.18%

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.

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