Maine Gubernatorial Pardon Power for Juvenile Delinquency, Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1 (1955)

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The Maine Gubernatorial Pardon Power for Juvenile Delinquency Referendum, also known as Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1, was on the September 12, 1955 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] The measure extended pardon powers of the Governor and Council to offenses of juvenile delinquency.[2] This amended Section 11 of Article V, Part First of the Maine Constitution.[3]

Election results

Maine Proposed Amendment No. 1 (1955)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 22,658 74.98%
No7,56225.02%

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

Text of measure

See also: Maine Constitution, Article V, Part First, Section 11

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 1

"Shall the Constitution be amended as proposed by a resolution of the Legislature Extending Pardon Powers of Governor and Council to Offenses of Juvenile Delinquency?" [4]

Constitutional changes

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

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