Maine State's Borrowing Power, Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 8 (1951)

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The Maine State's Borrowing Power Referendum, also known as Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 8, was on the September 10, 1951 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1][2] The measure clarified the state's borrowing power. This repealed and replaced Section 14 of Article IX of the Maine Constitution with some exceptions.[3]

Election results

Maine Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 8 (1951)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 28,758 62.06%
No17,58237.94%

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

Text of measure

See also: Maine Constitution, Article IX, Section 14

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 8

"Shall the constitution be amended as proposed by resolution of the legislature to clarify the provisions that relate to the state's borrowing power?" [4]

Constitutional changes

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

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