The Maine Municipal Debt Limit Increase Referendum, also known as Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 3, was on the September 10, 1951 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have raised the limit municipal debt and liability from five percent to seven and a half percent. This repealed and replaced Section 15 of Article IX of the Maine Constitution.
Although this effort to raise the municipal debt limit did not pass, the measure was later approved in 1954.
| Maine Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 3 (1951)|
|Yes|| 21,478|| 45.02%|
Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-
Text of measure
- See also: Maine Constitution, Article IX, Section 15
The language appeared on the ballot as:
This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 3
"Shall the constitution be amended as proposed by a resolution of the legislature to increase from 5% to 7½% the limitation of municipal indebtedness.
The full text of the constitutional changes made by this measure can be read here.
- ↑ Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, "Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-," accessed April 7, 2014
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Lewiston Evening Journal, "Specimen Ballot," August 31, 1951
- ↑ RESOLVES OF THE STATE OF MAINE As Passed by the Ninety-fifth Legislature 1951, "Chapter 119," accessed April 8, 2014
- ↑ Resolves of the State of Maine Passed by the Ninety-fifth Legislature 1951 "Chapter 119," accessed April 18, 2014