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Maine 1996 ballot measures

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Nine statewide ballot measures were on the June 11 and November 5, 1996 ballots in Maine.

One of the indirect initiated state statutes on the November 5 ballot was a choice between the initiated measure, a competing measure from the legislature and no to both of those options. The competing measure was chosen by the voters, but because it received less than half of the total votes on the matter, it was referred as a single measure on the November 4, 1997 ballot, where it was defeated.

On the ballot

June 11

Type Title Subject Description Result
BI Question 1 Bonds Issues $4,905,316 in bonds to create a statewide library information system Approveda

November 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Question 1 Term Limits Seeks to impose term limits on the U.S. Congress through five provisions Approveda
IndISS Question 2: Option 2A Forests & Parks Bans clearcutting and other new logging standards (initiated measure) Defeatedd
Question 2: Option 2B Forests & Parks Promotes sustainable forest management by making Compact for Maine's Forests law (competing measure) Approveda
Question 2: Option 2C Forests & Parks Rejects both options 2A and 2B Defeatedd
IndISS Question 3 Elections Enacts system for public financing of gubernatorial and state legislative campaigns Approveda
BI Question 4 Forests & Parks Issues $3 million in bonds for improvements to the state park and historic site facilities Approveda
BI Question 5 Environment Issues $16.5 million to clean up hazardous substance discharges, tire stockpiles and solid waste landfills Approveda
BI Question 6 Development Issues $11 million in bonds for the Small Enterprise Growth Fund and the Agricultural Marketing Load Fund Approveda
BI Question 7 Water Issues $10 million for water pollution management facilities and protection of drinking water resources Approveda
LRCA Question 8 Direct Democracy Increases from two to five the number of working days that local officials have to certify signatures on initiatives Approveda

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