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Maine State Retirement System Funds in Trust, Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1 (1962)

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The Maine State Retirement System Funds in Trust Referendum, also known as Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1, was on the November 6, 1962 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure placed the funds of the Maine State Retirement System in trust and stipulated that they not be diverted. It created a new section, Section 19-A, of Article IX of the Maine Constitution.[1][2]

Background

See also: Maine State Retirement System Funds in Trust, Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1 (1961)

This measure first appeared and was approved on the ballot in 1961. However, the approval of both proposed constitutional amendments on the October 10, 1961 ballot were declared invalid by the Maine Supreme Court. Maine The Maine Constitution required that referendums on constitutional amendments must be held during the month of November. Then Governor John H. Reed asked for the court's opinion after the Maine State Legislature had set October 10, 1961 as the date for the measures to be voted upon. The court also ruled that the measures could be resubmitted to voters in November of 1962. Both measures were resubmitted and approved a second time on the November 6, 1962 ballot.[3]

Election results

Maine Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1 (1962)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 187,799 81.27%
No43,28618.73%

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

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 1

"Shall the Constitution be amended as proposed by a resolution of the Legislature providing that the funds of the Maine State Retirement System shall be maintained in trust and shall not be diverted?" [4]

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The measure as it was originally submitted to and approved by voters:

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