Maine Mining Excise Tax Trust Fund Expenditure, Constitutional Amendment 7 (1983)

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The Maine Mining Excise Tax Trust Fund Expenditure Referendum, also known as Constitutional Amendment 7, was on the November 8, 1983 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] The measure prohibited the expenditure of the principal amount of the Mining Excise Tax Trust Fund or any successor fund unless the expenditure is approved in a separate measure by a two-thirds vote of all the members of each chamber of the legislature and the governor. This amended Section 20 of Article IX of the Maine Constitution.[2][3]

Election results

Maine Constitutional Amendment 7 (1983)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 179,082 65.01%
No96,37034.99%

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

Text of measure

See also: Maine Constitution, Article IX, Section 20

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

"Shall the Constitution of Maine be amended to require two-thirds vote of the elected members of the Legislature to expend any principal amount of the Mining Excise Tax Trust Fund or any successor funds?" [4]

Constitutional changes

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

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