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Maine Municipal Debt Limit Increase, Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1 (1954)

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The Maine Municipal Debt Limit Increase Referendum, also known as Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1, was on the September 13, 1954 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure raised the limit on municipal indebtedness from five percent to seven and a half percent.[1][2] The measure became the 76th amendment to the Maine Constitution, repealing and replacing Section 15 of Article IX of the Maine Constitution.[3]

Election results

Maine Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1 (1954)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 111,726 58.15%
No80,40241.85%

Election results via: The Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library

Text of measure

See also: Maine Constitution, Article IX, Section 15

The language that appeared on the ballot as:[2]

Shall the constitution be amended as proposed by a resolution of the legislature to increase from 5% to 7½% the limitation of municipal indebtedness?[4]

Constitutional changes

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

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Path to the ballot

  • Legislative Document: L.D. 912, S.P. 313(1953 Regular Session)
  • Legislative Enactment: Resolves 1953, c. 78[1]

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