The Maine Clarifying Validity of Municipal Industrial Parks Referendum, also known as Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 3, was on the November 5, 1974 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure clarified the validity of municipal industrial parks by adding language that explicitly allowed municipalities to purchase land and interests therein in addition to constructing buildings for industrial use. This amended Section 2 of Article VIII Part Second of the Maine Constitution
| Maine Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 3 (1974)|
| Yes|| 214,353|| 74.95%|
Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-
Text of measure
- See also: Maine Constitution,Article VIII, Part Second, Section 2
The language appeared on the ballot as:
PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 3
"Shall the Constitution be amended as proposed by a resolution of the Legislature to clarify the validity of municipal industrial parks?"
The following changes were made to Section 2 of Article VIII Part Second of the Maine Constitution with the underlined text being added:
||Section 2. For the purposes of fostering, encouraging and assisting the physical location, settlement and resettlement of industrial and manufacturing enterprises within the physical boundaries of any municipality, the registered voters of that municipality may, by majority vote, authorize the issuance of notes or bonds in the name of the municipality for the purpose of purchasing land and interests therein or constructing buildings for industrial use, to be leased or sold by the municipality to any responsible industrial firm or corporation.
- ↑ Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, "Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-," accessed April 17, 2014
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Constitutional Resolutions of the State of Maine as Passed by the One Hundred and Sixth Legislature at the Special Session January 2, 1974 to March 29, 1974, "Chapter 5," accessed April 17, 2014
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Lewiston Daily Sun, "Specimen Ballot," October 29, 1974
- ↑ Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.