Maine Debt Limit and Short-Term Loans Repaid by Federal Transportation Fund, Question 3 (2002)
The Maine Debt Limit and Short-Term Loans Repaid by Federal Transportation Fund Referendum, also known as Question 3, was on the November 5, 2002 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure exempted from state debt limit certain short-term loans that must be repaid within 12 months by the federal government out of the federal transportation fund. This amended Section 14 of Article IX of the Maine Constitution.
|Maine Question 3 (2002)|
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
Do you favor amending the Constitution of Maine to allow the State to issue short-term debt in limited amounts that must be repaid with federal transportation funds within 12 months to facilitate the development of highways, bridges and other transportation projects? 
The following description of the intent and content of this measure was provided in the Maine Citizen's Guide to the Referendum Election:
This proposal would authorize an amendment to the Constitution of Maine to exempt from the current $2 million debt limit certain short-term loans that must be repaid within 12 months by the federal government out of federal transportation funds. 
The full text of the constitutional changes made by this measure can be read here.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Amending the Maine state constitution
- Maine 2002 ballot measures
- 2002 ballot measures
- List of Maine ballot measures
- History of Initiative & Referendum in Maine
- Maine Citizen's Guide to the Referendum Election, Tuesday, November 5, 2002 from Maine Secretary of State
- Maine Secretary of State, Division of Elections, "Maine Citizen's Guide to the Referendum Election, Tuesday, November 5, 2002," accessed May 6, 2014
- Maine Secretary of State, Elections Division, "Referendum Election Tabulations, November 5, 2002," accessed May 6, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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