Maine Public Learning Centers Improvements, Question 6 (2001)

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The Maine Public Learning Centers Improvements Bond Issue, also known as Question 6, was on the November 6, 2001 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred bond question, where it was approved. The measure issued $36.7 million in bonds to make improvements at public universities, the Maine Maritime Academy and other public learning centers.[1][2]

This allocated $4 million to pay a portion of design and construction costs for the Arts Center and the University of Maine; $4.8 million to pay a portion of the construction of an education classroom facility at University of Maine at Farmington; $5.6 million to pay a portion of the construction of a health and physical education complex at University of Maine at Presque Isle; $4 million to pay a portion of the construction of a technology classroom and student center facility at University of Maine at Augusta; $3.2 million to pay a portion of the construction of a health and technology center and connector building and the renewal of a library and classroom at University of Maine Fort Kent; $8 million to pay a portion of the construction of a community education facility and the renewal of a library and classroom at University of Southern Maine; $1.8 million to renovate and equip classroom space at the Western Maine University Center and $100,000 to renovate and equip classroom space at the Calais Center in the University of Maine System.[1][2]

Additionally, $4 million was allocated to pay a portion of the construction and renovation of dormitories, classrooms and laboratories at the Maine Maritime Academy. The Maine Technical College System received $1 million to renovate and equip classroom space at the Bath Higher Educational Center and $200,000 to for similar work at the Katahdin Area K-Tech Center.[1][2]

Election results

Maine Question 6 (2001)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 124,395 57.69%
No91,23842.31%

Election results via: Maine Secretary of State, Elections Division: Referendum Election Tabulations, November 6, 2001

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Question 6: Bond Issue

Do you favor a $36,700,000 bond issue to make improvements to the State's public universities, the Maine Maritime Academy and other public learning centers? [3]

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Summary

The following description of the intent and content of this measure was provided in the Maine Citizen's Guide to the Referendum Election:

This Act would authorize the State to issue bonds in an amount not to exceed $36,700,000 to raise funds for improvements to the state's public universities, technical colleges and learning centers, and the Maine Maritime Academy. The bonds would run for a period not longer than 10 years from the date of issue and would be backed by the full faith and credit of the State.

The University of Maine System would be authorized to expend the proceeds of the sale of these bonds in the amount of $31,500,000 to pay a portion of the construction costs for the following projects: an arts center at the University of Maine ($4,000,000); an education classroom facility at the University of Maine at Farmington ($4,800,000); a health and physical education complex at the University of Maine at Presque Isle ($5,600,000); a technology classroom and student center facility at the University of Maine at Augusta ($4,000,000); a health/tech center connector building and the renewal of a library/classroom at the University of Maine at Fort Kent ($3,200,000); and a community education facility and the renewal of a library/classroom at the University of Southern Maine ($8,000,000). It would also cover the cost of renovating and equipping classroom space at the Western Maine University Center ($1,800,000) and the Calais Center ($100,000).

The Maine Maritime Academy would be authorized to expend up to $4,000,000 of the bond proceeds to pay a portion of the costs to construct and renovate dormitories, classrooms and laboratories.

The Maine Technical College System would be authorized to expend of the remaining $1,200,000 in bond proceeds to renovate and equip classroom space at the Bath Higher Education Center ($1,000,000) and at the Katahdin Area K-Tech Center ($200,000).

If approved, the bond authorization would take effect 30 days after the Governor's proclamation of the vote.

A statement of the Treasurer describing the financial considerations of this bond issue is published together with this statement.

A "YES" vote approves the authorization of a $36,700,000 bond issue to finance improvements to the state's public universities, technical colleges and learning centers, and the Maine Maritime Academy.

A "NO" vote disapproves the bond issue. [3]

Maine Secretary of State, [1]

Fiscal note

The total estimated life time cost of the bonds was $46,641,113, with $36,700,000 in principal and $9,941,113 in interest, assuming interest at 4.93% over 10 years.[1]

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