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Maine Clarifying Validity of Municipal Industrial Parks, Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 3 (1974)

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The Maine Clarifying Validity of Municipal Industrial Parks Referendum, also known as Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 3, was on the November 5, 1974 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] The measure clarified the validity of municipal industrial parks by adding language that explicitly allowed municipalities to purchase land and interests therein in addition to constructing buildings for industrial use. This amended Section 2 of Article VIII Part Second of the Maine Constitution[2][3]

Election results

Maine Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 3 (1974)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 214,353 74.95%
No71,64425.05%

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

Text of measure

See also: Maine Constitution,Article VIII, Part Second, Section 2

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 3

"Shall the Constitution be amended as proposed by a resolution of the Legislature to clarify the validity of municipal industrial parks?" [4]

Constitutional changes

The following changes were made to Section 2 of Article VIII Part Second of the Maine Constitution with the underlined text being added:[2]

Section 2. For the purposes of fostering, encouraging and assisting the physical location, settlement and resettlement of industrial and manufacturing enterprises within the physical boundaries of any municipality, the registered voters of that municipality may, by majority vote, authorize the issuance of notes or bonds in the name of the municipality for the purpose of purchasing land and interests therein or constructing buildings for industrial use, to be leased or sold by the municipality to any responsible industrial firm or corporation.

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