Maine Mandatory Local Measured Phone Service Ban, Initiative Question 1 (1986)

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The Maine Mandatory Local Measured Phone Service Ban Initiative, also known as Initiative Question 1, was on the November 4, 1986 ballot in Maine as an indirect initiated state statute, where it was approved.[1] The measure prohibited mandatory local measured telephone service. It also provided for the Public Utilities Commission to establish rates for telephone companies to preserve traditional flat rate local telephone service at as low a cost as possible and allowing for unlimited local exchange calling for a single monthly fee.[2][3]

Election results

Maine Initiative Question 1 (1986)
Approveda Yes 241,894 57.51%

Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Votes on Initiated Bills 1980-

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

Do you want to ban mandatory local measured phone service and direct the state to keep flat rate local phone service at as low a cost as possible? [4]

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