Maine World War II Veterans Bonus Bonds and Taxes, Proposed Constitutional Amendment (1946)

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The Maine World War II Veterans's Bonus Bonds and Taxes Referendum, also known as Proposed Constitutional Amendment, was on the September 9, 1946 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have provided a bonus of $150 to veterans of World War II and other veterans' benefits through the issuance of bonds to be paid for with additional cigarette, liquor and miscellaneous taxes.[1][2] This would have amended Section 14 and Section 23 of Article IX of the Maine Constitution.[3]

Election results

Maine Proposed Constitutional Amendment (1946)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No108,46764.49%
Yes 59,725 35.51%

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

Text of measure

See also: Maine Constitution, Article IX, Section 14 and Section 23

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

"Shall the constitution be amended as proposed by a resolve of the legislature providing for the issuing of state bonds for the purpose of paying of bonus of $150 to Maine veterans of World War II and for the payment of other veterans' benefits and to provide for the payment of such bonds by additional cigarette and liquor taxes and miscellaneous taxes?" [4]

Constitutional changes

The full text of the constitutional changes proposed by this measure can be read here.

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