Maine Special Legislative Sessions Called by Legislature, Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 3 (1970)

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The Maine Special Legislative Sessions Called by Legislature Referendum, also known as Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 3, was on the November 3, 1970 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] The measure allowed for special sessions of the Legislature to be called by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House with the consent of a majority of the members of the Legislature in each political party. Before the implementation of this amendment, only the Governor could call for special sessions. The measure amended Section of Article IV Part Third of the Maine Constitution.[2]

Election results

Maine Proposed Constitutional No. 3 (1970)
Approveda Yes 157,903 58.93%

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 1

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]


"Shall the Constitution be amended as proposed by a resolution of the Legislature Providing for Convening of the Legislature at Such Times as the Legislature Deems Necessary?" [3]

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  1. Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, "Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-," accessed April 15, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lewiston Daily Sun, "Specimen Ballot," October 27, 1970
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.