Maine 1985 ballot measures

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1986
1984
Nine statewide ballot questions appeared on the November 5, 1985 ballot in Maine.

The indirect initiated state statute was a choice between three options regarding nuclear waste disposal: an initiated bill (A), a legislative bill (B) or no to both bills (C). This measure would have appeared approved if either A or B received the most votes, and disapproved if C had received the most. The initiated bill, A, received the most votes and was approved.

On the ballot

November 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Issue 1A: Initiated Bill Nuclear Requires citizen vote on any plan for the storage or disposal of low-level radioactive waste Approveda
Issue 1B: Legislative Bill Nuclear Requires vote on any site for disposal of low-level radioactive waste if not disposed of outside of Maine or at the Yankee site Defeatedd
Issue 1C: Against Bills Nuclear Denies both legislative and initiated bills Defeatedd
BI Bond Issue 2 Utilities Issues $15 million for construction of sewage and water facilities and for the cleanup and restoration of oil contaminated water Approveda
BI Bond Issue 3 Development Issues $4.3 million in bonds to build and equip centers for advanced technology Defeatedd
BI Bond Issue 4 Transportation Issues $20 million in bonds for improvements to highways, bridges and airports Approveda
BI Bond Issue 5 Transportation Issues $850,000 in bonds for the acquisition of rail lines Approveda
BI Bond Issue 6 Culture Issues $2 million in bonds for the restoration and preservation of historic buildings Approveda
BI Bond Issue 7 Education Issues $2.2 million in bonds for the purchase of equipment and land for vocational-technical institutes Approveda
LRCA Constitutional Amendment 8 Legislatures Allows legislators to be appointed to civil office as long as they resign from the legislature Defeatedd
LRCA Constitutional Amendment 9 Term Limits Extendes the tenure for sheriffs from 2 years to 4 years Approveda

See also

Maine

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