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Maine Gubernatorial Line-Item Budgetary Veto Power, Question 7 (1995)

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The Maine Gubernatorial Line-Item Budgetary Veto Power Referendum, also known as Question 7, was on the November 7, 1995 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1]The measure created the gubernatorial power of line-item veto for dollar amounts appearing in appropriation or allocation sections of legislative documents. This amended Section 2-A of Article IV, Part Third of the Maine Constitution.[2][3]

Election results

Maine Question 7 (1995)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 286,929 71.35%
No115,21628.65%

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-A

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

Question 7:

Do you favor amending the Constitution of Maine to give the Governor a line-item veto over expenditures of state funds, providing that vetoed items may be passed over the Governor's veto by a majority of all the elected members of the Senate and House of Representatives? [4]

Constitutional changes

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

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