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A '''Maine Weight of Commercial Vehicles Veto Vote''' was on the [[1974 ballot measures|1974 ballot]] in [[Maine]] as a [[veto referendum]].  Voters were asked if they wanted to ratify a recent act of the [[Maine State Legislature]] that changed weights and related provisions for commercial vehicles in the state.
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[[File:Volvo bobtail semi-truck (LandSpan).jpg|150px|thumb|right|A semi truck.]]
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The '''Maine Weight of Commercial Vehicles and Related Provisions People's Veto''', also known as '''Referendum Question''', was on the [[1974 ballot measures#Maine|November 5, 1974 ballot]] in [[Maine]] as a {{vrfull}}, where it was '''defeated'''.<ref>[http://www.maine.gov/legis/lawlib/peoplesveto.htm ''Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library,'' "People's Vetoes-," accessed April 16, 2014]</ref> The measure would have repealed and replaced language regarding commercial vehicles, including weight and length limits.<ref>[http://lldc.mainelegislature.org/Open/Laws/1973/1973_PL_c796.pdf ''Public Laws of the State of Maine as Passed by the One Hundred and Sixth Legislature at the Special Session January 2, 1974 to March 29, 1974,'' "Chapter 796," accessed April 16, 2014]</ref><ref name=Lewiston>[http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=MEcpAAAAIBAJ&sjid=jmcFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1138%2C4782039 ''Lewiston Daily Sun,'' "Specimen Ballot," October 29, 1974]</ref>
  
Voters '''rejected''' the legislature's new statute:
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==Election results==
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| title = Maine Referendum Question (1974)
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| no = 197,946
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Election results via: [http://www.maine.gov/legis/lawlib/peoplesveto.htm Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, People's Vetoes-]
  
* In favor: 123,501.
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==Text of measure==
* '''Opposed: 197,946.'''
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[[File:Volvo bobtail semi-truck (LandSpan).jpg|150px|thumb|right|A semi truck.]]
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The language appeared on the ballot as:
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<center>REFERENDUM QUESTION</center>
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"Shall Chapter 796 of the Public Laws of 1973, enacted by the First Special session of the 106th Legislature, and approved by the Governor, entitled, "AN ACT to Change Weights and Related Provisions for Commercial Vehicles", become law?"
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==Similar measures==
  
The language on the ballot said:
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==See also==
:Shall Chapter 796 of the Public Laws of 1973, Enacted by the First Special session of the 106th Legislature, and Approved by the Governor, Entitled, "An Act to Change Weights and related Provisions for Commercial Vehicles," become Law?
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* [[Maine 1974 ballot measures]]
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* [[History of Initiative & Referendum in Maine]]
  
 
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* [http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=MEcpAAAAIBAJ&sjid=jmcFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1138%2C4782039 ''Lewiston Daily Sun,'' "Specimen Ballot," October 29, 1974]
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* [http://www.maine.gov/legis/lawlib/peoplesveto.htm Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, People's Vetoes-]
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* [http://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/ballot-measures-database.aspx National Conference of State Legislatures, State Ballot Measures Database]
  
* [http://www.maine.gov/legis/lawlib/peoplesveto.htm List of all People's Vetoes] from 1909-present.
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The Maine Weight of Commercial Vehicles and Related Provisions People's Veto, also known as Referendum Question, was on the November 5, 1974 ballot in Maine as a veto referendum, where it was defeated.[1] The measure would have repealed and replaced language regarding commercial vehicles, including weight and length limits.[2][3]

Election results

Maine Referendum Question (1974)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No197,94661.58%
Yes 123,501 38.42%

Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, People's Vetoes-

Text of measure

A semi truck.

The language appeared on the ballot as:

REFERENDUM QUESTION

"Shall Chapter 796 of the Public Laws of 1973, enacted by the First Special session of the 106th Legislature, and approved by the Governor, entitled, "AN ACT to Change Weights and Related Provisions for Commercial Vehicles", become law?" [4]

—Lewiston Daily Sun, [3]

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