List of statutes referred to the ballot by the Maine legislature

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The Maine State Legislature can refer statewide ballot measures that propose new state laws, as well as new constitutional amendments.

The first time the Maine legislature took advantage of this was in 1916.

# Year Description In favor Opposed Outcome
1 1916 State and County Aid in the Construction of Highway Bridges 96,677 14,138 Approveda
2 1925 Develop the power of tides in the Bay of Fundy and adjacent waters 53,547 7,220 Approveda
3 1929 Exportation of Surplus Power 54,070 64,044 Defeatedd
4 1935 Create the Deer Isle-Sedgwick Bridge District 22,205 7,813 Approveda
5 1937 Provide for Old Age Assistance 41,482 80,449 Defeatedd
6 1946 Bonus to Maine Veterans of World War II 60,544 109,450 Defeatedd
7 1951 Combination Highway and Railroad Bridge Across Fore River 21,648 31,069 Defeatedd
8 1969 Amend Bond Issue Acts as to Limitations of Interest 69,013 63,793 Approveda
9 1970 Fiscal Years 1970 and 1971 Appropriations Act 93,129 43,738 Approveda
10 1970 York County Regional Vocational Education Center 80,315 52,646 Approveda
11 1970 Interest on Unissued Bonds for Water pollution Abatement 175,111 82,789 Approveda
12 1973 State Lottery 154,911 90,433 Approveda
13 1976 Solid Waste Management 274,164 200,200 Approveda
14 1993 Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact 170,411 63,672 Approveda
15 1995 Safety Belts in Motor Vehicles 208,164 204,928 Approveda
16 1997 Compact for Maine's Forests 164,574 182,368 Defeatedd
17 1997 Maine Turnpike 210,629 135,549 Approveda
18 2000 Ensure Civil Rights and to Prevent Discrimination 314,012 318,846 Defeatedd
19 2007 State legislative term limits 88,832 181,588 Defeatedd

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