Maine Suspension of Legislation Without Adequate Revenue, Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 4 (1951)

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The Maine Suspension of Legislation Without Adequate Revenue Referendum, also known as Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 4, was on the September 10, 1951 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1][2] The measure made measures which entail expenditures exceeding available and unappropriated state funds inoperative for 45 days after the next convening of the legislature in regular session, unless the measure provided for raising new revenues adequate for its operation. This amended Section 19 of Article IV, Part Third of the Maine Constitution.[3]

Election results

Maine Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 4 (1951)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 24,746 54.21%
No20,90045.79%

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 19

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 4

"Shall the constitution be amended as proposed by resolution of the legislature to make temporarily inoperative any measure adopted by the people which fails to provide a revenue adequate for its service?" [4]

Constitutional changes

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

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