The Maine Rail Line Acquisition, Lease and Rehabilitation Bond Issue, also known as Bond Issue 5, was on the November 5, 1985 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred bond question, where it was approved. The measure issued $850,000 in bonds for the acquisition of rail lines from Brewer to Calais, Hardings to Rockland, Steep Falls to Maine-New Hampshire line and others chosen by the Commissioner of Transportation.
| Maine Bond Issue 5 (1985)|
| Yes|| 97,022|| 51.32%|
Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
"Do you favor an $850,000 bond issue for the acquisition, lease or rehabilitation of certain rail lines in Maine?"
- ↑ Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, "Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-," accessed April 24, 2014
- ↑ Bangor Daily News, "State of Maine Special Election November 5, 1985: Important Notice to All Voters of the State of Maine," October 29, 1985
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Laws of the State of Maine as Passed by the One Hundred and Twelfth Legislature, "Private and Special Laws, Chapter 75," accessed April 24, 2014
- ↑ Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.