Maine School Building Authority and Municipal Debt Limits, Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 3 (1955)

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The Maine School Building Authority and Municipal Debt Limits Referendum, also known as Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 3, was on the September 12, 1955 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1][2] The measure made long term rental agreements that were for 40 years or less exempt from the limitations on municipal indebtedness. This amended Section 15 of Article IX of the Maine Constitution.[3]

Election results

Maine Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 3 (1955)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 19,378 67.51%
No9,32732.49%

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

Text of measure

See also: Maine Constitution, Article IX, Section 15

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 3

"Shall the Constitution be amended as proposed by a resolution of the Legislature to exempt rental agreements with the Maine School Building Authority form the limitations of municipal indebtedness?" [4]

Constitutional changes

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

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