Maine Debt Limit and Short-Term Loans Repaid by Federal Transportation Fund, Question 3 (2002)

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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.[1][2]

Election results

Maine Question 3 (2002)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 262,900 55.25%
No212,94044.75%

Election results via: Maine Secretary of State, Elections Division: Referendum Election Tabulations, November 5, 2002

Text of measure

See also: Maine Constitution, Article IX, Section 14

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Question 3: Constitutional Amendment

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? [3]

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 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. [3]

Maine Secretary of State, [1]

Constitutional changes

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

Two-thirds of each branch of the state legislature approved the amendment, which then required voter approval to be implemented.[1]

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