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)
Approveda Yes 22,658 74.98%

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]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.


"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?"

Constitutional changes

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

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