Maine Land Valuation for Certain Lands at Current Value, Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2 (1970)

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The Maine Land Valuation for Certain Lands at Current Value Referendum, also known as Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2, was on the November 3, 1970 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] The measure allowed the Legislature to provide for the assessment of real estate taxes of three types of real estate in accordance with a valuation based on the lands current use. This amended Section 8 of Article IX of the Maine Constitution.[2]

The three land types were as follows:[2]

  • Farms and agricultural lands, timberland and woodlands
  • Open space lands which are used for recreation or the enjoyment of scenic or natural beauty
  • Land used for game management or wildlife sanctuaries

Election results

Maine Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2 (1970)
Approveda Yes 168,390 62.90%

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

Text of measure

See also: Maine Constitution, Article IX, Section 8

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]


"Shall the Constitution be amended as proposed by a resolution of the Legislature Providing for Valuation of Certain Lands at Current Value?" [3]

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  1. Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, "Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-," accessed April 15, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Lewiston Daily Sun, "Specimen Ballot," October 27, 1970
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.