Maine Legislative Adjournment and Gubernatorial Approval, Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2 (1973)

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The Maine Legislative Adjournment and Gubernatorial Approval Referendum, also known as Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2, was on the November 6, 1973 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] The measure provided that if the Legislature adjourns before the Governor has an opportunity to sign or veto a bill or resolution, the Governor may veto it by returning it without his signature within three days after the next meeting of the same Legislature which enacted it. If there was no further meeting of the same Legislature, the bill or resolution would not become law. The measure amended Section 2 of Article IV, Part Third of the Maine Constitution.[2]

Election results

Maine Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2 (1973)
Approveda Yes 153,639 69.18%

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

Text of measure

See also: Maine Constitution, Article IV, Part Third, Section 2

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]


"Shall the Constitution be amended as proposed by a resolution of the Legislature clarifying the status of bills presented to the Governor and time the Legislature adjourns?" [3]

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  1. Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, "Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-," accessed April 16, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lewiston Daily Sun, "Specimen Ballot," October 30, 1973
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.