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Constitutional Amendments List

The first amendment to the Maine Constitution was initiated fourteen years after statehood. The next few decades produced amendments adjusting the structure and rules of the new state. As the 200th anniversary approached in the year 2020, 172 amendments had been approved.

To understand the changes, one must refer to the articles of the constitution that were affected by the amendment.  See “Article(s) Amended” column. “Day of Vote” is the date of voter approval.

Year

Legislative

Bill

Ballot Question Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to . . .

Date of Vote

No.

 Article(s) Amended

1834

NA

ADD:  The Electors Resident in any City, May at any Meeting Duly Notified for the Choice of Representatives, Vote for Such Representative in their Respective Ward Meetings…)

Sept. 8, 1834

1st

Art. IV, Pt.1, § 5

1837

NA

Relative to Bail (…that no Person before Conviction shall be Bailable for any of the Crimes which now are, or have been Denominated Capital Offenses since the Adoption of the Constitution…)

Sept. 11, 1837

2nd

Art. I, § 10

1839

NA

All Judicial Officers, Now in Office, or who may be hereafter Appointed, shall from and after the first Day of March, in the Year Eighteen Hundred and Forty, Hold their Offices for the Term of Seven Years…)

Sept. 9, 1839

3rd

Art. VI, § 4

1841

NA

RE: Meeting of the Legislature, the Number of Representatives, and the Terms of Office of the Governor and Other State Officers ( 1. Shall the Constitution be Amended by Adopting the First Resolve for the Amendment of the Constitution , Passed by the Legislature, Proposing to Elect the Governor, Members of the Legislature and Other State Officers for the Term of Two Years, and that the Legislature Shall Meet Once in Two Years?; 2. Shall the Constitution be Amended by Adopting the Second Resolve passed by the Legislature for the Amendment of the Constitution, Proposing that the Number of Representatives shall be Established at One Hundred and Fifty One?)

Sept. 13, 1841

4th

Art. IV, Pt.1 § 2

1844

NA

Providing, that the Annual Meeting of the Legislature Shall be on the Second Wednesday of May, Instead of the First Wednesday of January…)

Sept. 9, 1844

5th

Art. IV, Pt. 1 §§ 2 and 5 Art. IV, Pt. 2 §§ 3, 4 and 5 Art. IV, Pt 3 § 1 Art. V. Pt. 1 §§ 2 and 3 Art. V, Pt. 2 § 2 and Art. IX, Pt. 1 § 5

1847

NA

ADD: the Credit of the State Shall not be Loaned Directly or Indirectly in Any Case; and the Legislature Shall not Create Any Debt or Debts,…)

Sept.13, 1847

6th

Art. IX § 4

1847

NA

Provide that the Governor, Senators and Members of the House of Representatives, shall be Elected by the “Highest Number ,” instead of “a Majority” of Votes)

Sept. 13, 1847

7th

Art. IV, Pt. 1 § 5

1850

NA

Providing that the Meeting of the Legislature Shall be on the First Wednesday of January, instead of the Second Wednesday in May…)

Sept. 9, 1850

8th

Art. IV, Pt. 1 §§ 2 and 5 Art. IV, Pt. 2 §§ 3, 4 and 5 Art. IV, Pt 3 § 1 Art. V. Pt. 1 §§ 2 and 3 Art. V, Pt. 2 § 2 and Art. IX, Pt. 1 § 5

1855

NA

Provide that the Judges of Probate, Registers of Probate, Sheriffs and Municipal and Police Judges shall be Chosen by the People, and also Providing that Land Agent, Attorney General and Adjutant General Shall be Chosen by the Legislature…)

Sept. 10, 1855

9th

Art. V, Pt.1 § 8 Art. VI §§ 2 to 6 and 8 Art. VII § 3 Art. IX § 10 and 11

1864

NA

Provide that Citizens of the State Absent Therefrom in the Military Service of The United States or of this State, shall not be Deemed to have Lost their Residence in this State by Reason of Such Absence , but shall be Allowed to Vote Wherever They may Be…

Sept. 12, 1864

10th

Art. II § 1 and 4 Art. IV, Pt. 1 § 5 Art. IV, Pt 2 §§ 3 and 4 Art. V, Pt. 1 § 3 Art. IX § 12

1868

S.D. 11

Authorize the Assumption of Municipal War Debts by Loaning the Credit of the State to an Amount Not Exceeding in the Aggregate Three Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars

Sept. 14, 1868

11th

Art. IX § 15

1869

NA

Authorizing the Legislature to Divide Towns into Voting Districts

Sept. 13, 1869

12th

Art. IX § 12

1875

S.D. 11

Election of Senators by Plurality Vote

Sept. 13, 1875

13th

Art. IV, Pt. 2 §§ 4 and 5

1875

S.D. 12

To wit Special Legislation and Corporations

Sept. 13, 1875

14th

Art. IV, Pt. 3 § 13 and 14

1875

S.D. 15

To wit Power of the Governor to Pardon

Sept. 13, 1875

15th

Art. V, Pt. 1 § 11

1875

S.D. 18

Appointment of Judges of Municipal and Police Courts

Sept. 13, 1875

16th

Art. V, Pt. 1 § 8 Art. VI § 8

1875

S.D. 19

In Relation to Taxation

Sept. 13, 1875

17th

Art. IX §§ 8, and 9

1875

S.D. 21

Abolishing the Land Agency

Sept. 13, 1875

18th

Art. X § 6

1875

S.D. 43

Constitutional Conventions

Sept. 13, 1875

19th

Art. IV, Pt. 3 § 15

1875

S.D. 7

Bribery at Elections

Sept. 13, 1875

20th

Art. IX § 13

1875

S.D. 22

Codification of the Amended Constitution

Sept. 13, 1875

21st

Art. X §§ 6 and 7

1877

H.D. 73 and H.D. 95

Electors and Municipal Indebtedness

Sept. 10, 1877

22nd

Art. IX § 15

1879

H.D. 125

Providing for Biennial Sessions of the Legislature; and that the Governor and Other State Officers Shall be Elected on the Second Monday of September Biennially

Sept. 8, 1879

23rd

Art. II § 4 Art. IV, Pt. 1 §§ 2, 5 Art. IV, Pt. 2 § 5 Art. IV Pt. 3 § 1 Art. V, Pt. 1 § 13 Art. V, Pt. 2 §§ 1, 2 Art. V, Pt. 3 §§ 1, 4 Art. VI § 6 Art. VII § 3, Art. IX §§ 4, 11, 12 Art. X § 4

1880

NA

Provide for the Election of Governor by a Plurality, Instead of a Majority

Sept. 13, 1880

24th

Art. V, Pt.1 § 3

1880

H.D. 105

Changing the Term of Office of Senators and Representatives.

Sept. 13, 1880

25th

Art. IV, Pt. 1 § 2

1883

H.D. 17

Forever Prohibiting the Manufacture of Intoxicating Liquors and Prohibiting their Sale Except for Medicinal and Mechanical Purposes and the Arts.

Sept. 10, 1883

26th

Art. XXIV (Repealed in 1933 by Amendment LIV.)

1887

S.D. 63

Providing that the Treasurer of State shall not be Eligible more than Six Years Successively

Sept. 10, 1888

27th

Art. V. Pt. 3 § 3

1891

H.D. 260

Providing that the Adjutant General and Quarter Master General Shall be Appointed by the Governor

Sept. 12, 1892

28th

Art. VII § 3

1891

S.D. 210

Providing for an Educational Qualification of Voters.

Sept. 12, 1892

29th

Art. II § 1

1897

S.D. 207

Providing that Vacancies in the Senate, Arising from Death, Resignation, Removal From the State or Like Causes, shall be Filled by an Immediate Election in the Unrepresented District)

Sept. 12, 1898

30th

Art. IV, Pt. 2 § 5

1907

H.D. 9 Ought to Pass-New Draft H.D. 441

Providing for the Establishment of a People’s Veto through the Optional Referendum and a Direct Initiative by Petition and at General or Special Elections

Sept. 14, 1908

31st

Art. IV, Pt. 1 § 1 Art. IV, Pt. 2 § 1, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20,21 and 22

1907

S.D. 168

Resolve to Amend Section Two of Article Ten of the Constitution of the State of Maine. (No Descriptive title for the Referendum available)

Sept. 14, 1908

32nd

Art. X § 4

1911

NA

Providing the “Augusta is Hereby Declared to be the Seat of Government of This State”

Sept. 11, 1911

33rd

Art. IX § 16

1911

H.D. 31 Ought to Pass-New Draft H.D. 759

Providing that the Towns Having a Population of Forty Thousand Inhabitants or More, According to the Last Census taken by the United States, be Permitted to Create a Debt or Liability which Single or in the Aggregate Equals Seven and One-half Per Centum of its Last Regular Valuation and that the Increase in Amount of Debt be no Greater than One-quarter of One Per Centum, over the Present Rate of Five Per Cent in any One Year)

Sept. 11, 1911

34th

Art. IX § 15

1912

H.D. 1

Providing for the Issuing of State Bonds for the Purposes of Building and Maintaining State Highways

Sept. 9, 1912

35th

Art. IX § 14 and 17

1913

S.D. 385

Classification of Property for the Purposes of Taxation.

Sept. 8, 1913

36th

Art. IX § 8

1913

S.D. 665

Permitting Amendments to the Constitution to be Voted Upon at Regular Elections

Sept. 8, 1913

37th

Art. X § 4

1917

S.D. 52

Granting to the Governor, by the Consent and Advice of the Council, the Power to Remove Sheriffs who do not Faithfully and Efficiently Perform the Duties Imposed Upon Them by Law, and to Appoint Another Sheriff in his Place for the Remainder of the Term for which such Removed Sheriff was Elected?)

Sept. 10, 1917

38th

Art. IX § 10

1917

H.D. 423 Ought to Pass-New Draft

Allowing Representation in the House of representatives to Remain as Formerly in the Event of the Merger of Towns and Cities

Sept. 10, 1917

39th

Art. IV, Pt. 1 § 3

1919

H.D. 65

Article Seven of the Constitution Relating to Military be Amended

Sept. 8, 1919

40th

Art. VII §§ 1, 2, 3, 4,and 5

1919

S.D. 168

Provide for a Bond Issue for the Purposes of Building and Maintaining Public Wharves and for the Establishment of Adequate Port Facilities in the State of Maine

Sept. 8, 1919

41st

Art. IX §§ 14 and 18

1919

S.D. 202 Ought to Pass-New Draft S.D. 293

Amending Article IX of the Constitution, as Amended by Article XXXV of the Constitution, Increasing the State Debt Limit

Sept. 8, 1919

42nd

Art. IX § 14

1919

S.D. 197 Ought to Pass-New Draft S.D. 255

Increase in the Amount of State Bonds to be Issued for the Purpose of Building State Highways and Intrastate, Interstate and International Bridges

Sept. 8, 1919

43rd

Art. IX § 14

1919

H.D. 166

Providing for the Continuation of the Right of Suffrage to a Person Otherwise Qualified to Vote for Governor, Senators, and Representatives in this State, in the Town or Plantation where His Residence for Suffrage Purposes has been Established, for a Period of Three Months after his Removal therefrom to Another Town or Plantation within this State

Sept. 8, 1919

44th

Art. II § 1

1920

NA

Providing for the Issuance of State Bonds for the Purpose of Paying a Bonus to Maine Soldiers and Sailors in the War with Germany

Sept. 13, 1920

45th

Art. IX §§ 14 and 19

1920

H.D. 10 Ought to Pass-New Draft H.D. 98

Authorize Towns to Have More than One Voting Place for All State and National Elections?)

Sept. 13, 1920

46th

Art. IX § 12

1921

S.D. 1

Allowing Voters Absent from Voting Districts on the Day of Election, to Vote

Sept. 12, 1921

47th

Art. IV, Pt. 1 § 5

1925

S.D. 115 Ought to Pass-New Draft S.D. 243

Providing for an Increase in the Amount of State Bonds to be Issued for the Purpose of Building a Highway or Combination Highway and Railroad Bridge Across the Kennebec River, Between the City of Bath and the Town of Woolwich

Sept. 14, 1925

48th

Art. IX § 17

1925

S.D. 196 Ought to Pass-New Draft S.D. 314

Providing for an Increase in the Amount of State Bonds to be Issued for the Purpose of Building State Highways and Intrastate, Interstate and International Bridges

Sept. 14, 1925

49th

Art. IX § 17

1929

S.D. 244 Ought to Pass-New Draft S.D. 391

Providing for the Filling of Vacancies in the Council

Sept. 9, 1929

50th

Art. V. Pt. 2 § 2

1929

S.D. 221 Ought to Pass-New Draft S.D. 387

Providing for an Increase in the Amount of State Bonds to be Issued for the Purpose of Building a State Highway Bridge Across the Penobscot River, from Either the Town of Prospect or the Town of Stockton Springs to Either the Town of Bucksport or the Town of Verona

Sept. 9, 1929

51st

Art. IX § 17

1929

S.D.76 Ought to Pass-New Draft S.D.394

Providing for an Increase in the Amount of State Bonds to Be Issued for the Purpose of Building State Highways and Intrastate, Interstate and International Bridges

Sept. 9, 1929

52nd

Art. IX § 17

1931

L.D. 1055

Provide for the Number of Members of the Senate

Sept. 14, 1931

53rd

Art. IV, Pt. 2 §§ 1, 2 and 5

1933

L.D. 138

Proposing the Repeal of the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the Constitution, Relating to the Manufacture and Sale of Intoxicating Liquors

Sept. 10, 1934

54th

Repealed Amend. XXVI (Prohibition)

1933

L.D. 22

Provide for an Increase of the State Debt Limit

Sept. 10, 1934

55th

Art. IX § 14

1933

L.D. 25

Bond Issue, the Proceeds of Which to be Disbursed for the Construction, Improvement and Equipment of State Buildings.

Sept. 10,1934

56th

Art. IX § 20

1935

L.D. 142 Ought to Pass-New Draft L.D. 757

Provide for Longer Residence of 6 Months Instead of 3 Months to Qualify as a Voter

Sept. 9, 1935

57th

Art. II § 1

1935

L.D. 477

Provide for an Increase in the Amount of State Bonds to be Issued for the Purpose of Matching Federal Aid Money Available for the Construction of State Highways?)

Sept. 9, 1935

58th

Art. IX § 17

1935

L.D. 25

Authorize the Use of Voting Machines in Elections.

Sept. 9, 1935

59th

Art. II § 5

1935

L.D. 935

Provide for a Bond Issue for Furnishing and Paying any Additional Funds Necessary for the Maintenance, Interest and Retirement of Bonds Issued by the Deer IsleSedgwick Bridge District

Sept. 9, 1935

60th

Art. IX § 18

1937

L.D. 109

Provide For Longer Residence to Qualify as a Voter

Sept. 12, 1938

61st

Art. II § 1

1943

L.D. 339

Limiting to Highway Purposes the Use of Revenues Derived from the Taxation of Vehicles Used on Public Highways and Fuels Used for Propulsion of Such Vehicles?)

Sept. 11, 1944

62nd

Art. IX § 19

1947

L.D. 238

Provide for Additional Signers in Petitions for Referendum

Sept. 13, 1948

63rd

Art. IV, Pt. 3 § 17

1947

L.D. 1459

Regulate Traveling Expenses of Members of the Legislature

Sept. 13, 1948

64th

Art. IV, Pt. 3 § 7

1949

L.D. 30

To Codify the Constitution

Sept. 11, 1950

65th

Art. X § 6

1949

L.D. 874

Change the Date of Filing Initiated Legislation

Sept. 11, 1950

66th

Art. IV, Pt. 3 § 18

1949

L.D. 885

Empower the Legislature with the Consent of the People to Authorize the Issuance of State Bonds for Any Purpose Stated in the Constitution

Sept. 11, 1950

67th

Art. IX § 14

1949

L.D. 398 Ought to Pass-New Draft L.D. 1522

Authorize the Issuing of Bonds in an Amount not Exceeding $7,000,000 to be Used for the Purpose of Building a Combination Highway and Railroad Bridge Across the Fore River as Authorized by the Legislature

Sept. 11, 1950

68th

Art. IX § 17

1949

L.D. 882

Apportion the Number of Members of the House of Representatives to the Several Towns

Sept. 11, 1950

69th

Art. IV, Pt. 1 § 3

1951

L.D. 686

Remove the Provision That the Treasurer Shall Not be Eligible More Than Six Years Successively

Sept. 10, 1951

70th

Art. V, Pt.3 § 1

1951

L.D. 694

Providing that Direct Initiative of Legislation Shall Require not Less Than 10% of the Total Vote for Governor as Cast in the Last Previous Gubernatorial Election

Sept. 10, 1951

71st

Art. IV, Pt. 3 § 18

1951

L.D. 576

Make Temporarily Inoperative any Measure Adopted by the People which Fails to Provide a Revenue Adequate for its Service

Sept. 10, 1951

72nd

Art. IV, Pt. 3 § 19

1951

L.D. 695

Exempt Rental Agreements with the Maine School Building Authority from the Limitations of Municipal Indebtedness

Sept. 10, 1951

73rd

Art. IX § 15

1951

L.D. 52 and L.D. 1393

Re-affirm the Right to Vote of Citizens Absent in the Armed Forces and Others Absent or Physically Incapacitated

Sept. 10, 1951

74th

Art. II § 4

1951

L.D. 855 and L.D. 1320

Clarify the Provisions that Relate to the State’s Borrowing Power

Sept. 10, 1951

75th

Art. IX §§ 14, 17 and 18

1953

L.D. 912

Increase from 5% to 7and 1/2% the Limitation of Municipal Indebtedness

Sept. 13, 1954

76th

Art. IX § 15

1953

L.D. 470

Permitting Indians to Vote

Sept. 13, 1954

77th

Art. II § 1 Art. IV, Pt. 1 § 2

1955

L.D. 1188

Extending Pardon Powers of Governor and Council to Offenses of Juvenile Delinquency

Sept. 12, 1955

78th

Art. V, Pt.1 § 11

1955

L.D. 478

Change the Qualifications of Citizenship of the Governor

Sept. 12, 1955

79th

Art.V, Pt.1 § 4

1955

L.D. 852

Exempt Rental Agreements with the Maine School Building Authority from the Limitations of Municipal Indebtedness

Sept. 12, 1955

80th

Art. IX § 15

1955

L.D. 1548

Clarify Voting by Persons in Military Service

Sept. 12, 1955

81st

Art. IX § 12

1957

L.D. 1301 and L.D. 1581

Pledging Credit of the State and Providing a Twenty Million Dollar Bond Issue for Guaranteed Loans for Industrial Purposes

Sept. 9, 1957

82nd

Art. IX § 14, 14-A

1957

L.D. 93

Provide that the General Election shall take Place on the Second Monday of September, Biennially, be Amended to the Tuesday Following the First Monday in November

Sept. 9, 1957

83rd

Art. II § 4 Art. IV, Pt. 3 § 20 Art. VI § 6 Art. IX § 10 Art. X § 4

1957

L.D. 204

Provides for a Two-Year Term for the Governor, be Amended to a Four-Year Term with a Further Limitation that He shall not Succeed Himself after Two Such Terms

Sept. 9, 1957

84th

Art. II § 4 Art. V, §§ 2, 3 and 14

1959

L.D. 338

Continuity of Government in Case of Enemy Attack

Nov. 8, 1960

85th

Art. IX § 17

1961

L.D. 894

Providing that the Funds of the Maine State Retirement System shall be Maintained in Trust and shall not be Diverted

1961 vote ruled illegal by Me. Supreme Ct. Re-balloted Nov. 6, 1962

86th

Art. IX § 18

1961

L.D. 1095

Permitting the Registered Voters of a Municipality to Authorize the Issuance of Notes or Bonds in the Name of the Municipality for the Purposes of Constructing Buildings for Industrial Use

1961 vote ruled illegal by Me. Supreme Ct. Re-balloted Nov. 6, 1962

87th

Art. VIII, Pt. 2 § 2

1963

L.D. 1495 Ought to Pass-New Draft L.D. 1600

Affecting the Election, Powers and Apportionment of the House of Representatives

Nov. 5, 1963

88th

Art. IV, Pt. 1 § 2, 2-A, 3 and 5

1963

L.D. 1448

Forbidding Discrimination Against Any Person

Nov. 5, 1963

89th

Art. I § 6-A

1963

L.D. 1430

Eliminating the Requirement that the Governor Communicate Pardons to the Legislature

Nov. 3, 1964

90th

Art. V, Pt. 1 § 11

1963

L.D. 1431

Provide for Taking of Oaths of Senators and Representatives in Absence of Governor and Council

Nov. 3, 1964

91st

Art. IX § 1

1963

L.D. 1433

Examination of Returns for Senators and to Provide for Election of Senators to Fill Vacancies.

Nov. 3, 1964

92nd

Art. IV, Pt. 2 §§ 4 and 5

1963

L.D. 1434

Eliminating Requirements Relating to Warrants for Public Money and Publication of Receipts and Expenditures

Nov. 3, 1964

93rd

Art. V, Pt. 3 § 4

1963

L.D. 1450

Revise Article VI Relating to Judicial Power

Nov. 3, 1964

94th

Art. VI

1963

L.D. 1449

Relating to Authority of Governor as Commander in Chief.

Nov. 3, 1964

95th

Art. V, Pt. 1 § 7

1963

L.D. 1451

Designating Procedure for Determining the Election of Governor

Nov. 3, 1964

96th

Art. V, Pt. 1 § 3

1963

L.D. 1435 Ought to Pass-New Draft L.D. 1592

Clarifying Provisions Governing Assumption of Office of Governor by the President of the Senate or Speaker of the House

Nov. 3, 1964

97th

Art. V, Pt. 1 § 14

1963

L.D. 1631

The Pledging of Credit of the State to Guarantee Loans for Industrial Purposes, be Amended as Provided by Resolution of the Legislature Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution Increasing the Amount Available for Guaranteed Loans for Industrial Purposes, and Providing an Additional $20,000,000 Bond Issue for Guaranteed Loans for Industrial Purposes

Nov. 3, 1964

98th

Art. IX § 14-A

1963

L.D. 124

Clarifying Procedure for Delivering Election Returns to the Secretary of State by Municipalities

Nov. 3, 1964

99th

Art. IV, Pt. 1 5 Art. IV, Pt.2 § 3

1965

L.D. 9

Eliminate Voting Restrictions on Paupers

Nov. 2, 1965

100th

Art. II § 1

1965

L.D. 681

Pledging Credit of the State for Guaranteed Loans on Personal Property for Industrial Purposes

Nov. 2, 1965

101st

Art. IX § 14-A

1965

L.D. 774

Provides that the Credit of the State of Maine shall not be Directly or Indirectly Loaned in any Case, be Amended, as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature Pledging Credit of the State and Providing for a Ten Million Dollar Bond Issue for Guaranteed Loans for Recreational Purposes

Nov. 2, 1965

102nd

Art. IX §§ 14, and 14-B

1966

L.D. 1630

Relating to the Apportionment, Election and Powers of the Senate

Nov. 8, 1966

103rd

Art. IV, Pt. 2 §§ 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5

1967

L.D. 249

Relating to Time for Codifying the Constitution

Nov. 7, 1967

104th

Art. X § 6

1967

L.D. 1616

Pledging Credit of the State and Providing for the Issuance of Bonds Not Exceeding One Million Dollars for Maine Students in Higher Education

Nov. 7, 1967

105th

Art. VIII, Pt.1 § 2

1967

L.D. 329

Increase Credit of State for Guaranteed Loans for Recreational Purposes.

Nov. 7, 1967

106th

Art. IX § 14-B

1967

L.D. 563

Repealing the Offices of Judges and Registers of Probate as Constitutional Officers.

Nov. 7, 1967

Repealed Contingent

Art. VI § 6

1967

L.D. 1499 Ought to Pass-New Draft L.D. 1717

Temporary Loans in Anticipation of State Tax Revenues and Limitations Thereon.

Nov. 7, 1967

107th

Art. IX § 14

1967

L.D. 1747

Insuring Payment of Industrial Loans to Fisheries and Agriculture.

Nov. 7, 1967

108th

Art. IX § 14-A

1968

L.D. 1889

Increasing to $80,000,000 the Limitation on Legislative Authority to Insure Payment of Loans to Industrial Manufacturing, Fishing and Agricultural Enterprises for which Payment the Legislature May Appropriate Moneys or Issue Bonds, or Both on Behalf of the State.

Nov. 5, 1968

109th

Art. IX § 14-A

1969

L.D. 147 Ought to Pass-New Draft L.D. 1537

Regulating the Size of the Senate to Provide for an Odd Numbered Senate of Not Less than Thirty-one nor More than Forty-one Senators following the Constitutionally Required Apportionment in 1971

Nov. 4, 1969

110th

Art. IV, Pt. 2 §§ 1 and 2

1969

L.D. 451

Provide for Municipal Home Rule.

Nov. 4, 1969

111th

Art. VIII, Pt.2 § 1

1969

L.D. 307

Pledging Credit of State for Loans of Maine School Building Authority.

Nov. 4, 1969

112th

Art. IX § 14 and 14-B

1969

L.D. 802

 Grant Adult Rights to those Twenty Years of Age and Reduce the Voting Age to Twenty Years.

Nov. 3, 1970

113th

Art. II § 1

1969

L.D. 1121

Providing for Valuation of Certain Lands at Current Use.

Nov. 3, 1970

114th

Art. IX § 8

1969

L.D. 24

Providing for Convening the Legislature at Such Times as the Legislature Deems Necessary.

Nov. 3, 1970

115th

Art. IV, Pt. 3 § 1

1971

L.D. 67

Reduce the Voting Age to Eighteen Years.

Nov. 2, 1971

116th

Art. II § 1

1971

L.D. 40

Providing that the Term of Office of the Governor Continues Until His Successor has Qualified.

Nov. 2, 1971

117th

Art. V, Pt.1 § 2

1971

L.D. 845

Pledging the Credit of the State and Providing for the Issuance of Bonds not Exceeding Four Million Dollars for Maine Students in Higher Education.

Nov. 2, 1971

118th

Art. VIII, Pt.1 § 2

1971

L.D. 515

Pledging Credit of the State for Guaranteed Loans for Housing for Indians.

Nov. 7, 1972

119th

Art. IX § 14-C

1972

L.D. 1990 Ought to Pass-New Draft L.D. 2027

Pledging Credit of the State for Guaranteed Loans to Resident Maine Veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

Nov. 7, 1972

120th

Art. IX §§ 14 and 14-D

1973

L.D. 840 Ought to Pass-New Draft L.D. 1804

Regulation of Municipal Borrowing by the Legislature.

Nov. 6, 1973

121st

Art. IX § 15

1973

L.D. 1524

Clarifying the Status of Bills Presented to the Governor and Time the Legislature Adjourns.

Nov. 6, 1973

122nd

Art. IV, Pt. 3 § 2

1974

L.D. 2121

Eliminate the Three-month Voting Residence Requirement Following a Change of Residence Within the State.

Nov. 5, 1974

123rd

Art. II § 1

1974

L.D. 2395 Ought to Pass-New Draft L.D. 2514

Provide for Appointment of Justices of the Peace and Notaries Public to an Initial Term by the Governor with the Approval of the Executive Council and for Additional Terms of These Officers to be by Renewal Commission as Provided by Law.

Nov. 5, 1974

124th

Art. VIII, Pt. 2 § 2

1974

L.D. 2472

Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Clarify Validity of Municipal Industrial Parks.

Nov. 5, 1974

125th

Art. V, Pt.1 § 8

1975

L.D. 27

Provide Single Member Districts for the House of Representatives, to Provide for Apportionment of the House and Senate and to Establish an Apportionment Commission to Plan for All Apportionments of the House and Senate.

Nov. 4, 1975

126th

Art. IV, Pt. 1 §§ 2 and 3 Art. IV, Pt. 2 § 2 Art. IV, Pt. 3 § 1-A

1975

L.D. 188

Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Establish Filing Dates for Initiative and Referendum Petitions; Clarify When the Effective Date of a Bill is Suspended by the Filing of a Referendum Petition; Clarify the Process of Calling a Special Election for an Initiative or Referendum Vote; Limit Legislative Amendment and Repeal of Laws Initiated or Approve by the People; Clarify the Petition Process and Provide for Review of the Validity of Petitions.

Nov. 4, 1975

127th

Art. IV, Pt. 3 §§ 12, 18, 20 and 22

1975

L.D. 1120

Provide for Determination of Inability of the Governor to Discharge the Powers and Duties of His Office

Nov. 4, 1975

128th

Art. V, Pt. 1 §§ 5, 14 and 15

1975

L.D. 24

Abolish the Executive Council and to Reassign its Constitutional Powers to the Governor and Legislature, to Eliminate the Office of Notary Public as a Constitutional Office and to Prohibit Appointment of Legislators to Offices Requiring Approval of the Legislature for Appointment

Nov. 4, 1975

129th

Art IV, Pt. 1 § 5 Art. IV, Pt. 2 §4 Art. IV, Pt. 3 § 10 Art. V, Pt. 1 §§ 8 and 11 Art. V, Pt. 2 §§ 3 and 4 Art. VI § 6 Art. IX §§ 1,4,5,6,10 and 11

1975

L.D. 904 Ought to Pass-New Draft L.D. 1827

Provide for Annual Sessions of the Legislature.

Nov. 4, 1975

130th

Art IV, Pt.1 §§ 2 and 5 Art. IV, Pt.2 §§ 4 and 5 Art. IV, Pt.3 §§ 1 and 16 Art. V, Pt.1 §§ 2, 3, 13 and 14 Art. IX § 4 Art. V, Pt. 2 (Adopted Amendment Repealed by Amendment 129)

1976

L.D. 2159

Allow the Governor Ten Days to Act on Legislation.

Nov. 2, 1976

131st

Art. IV, Pt. 3, § 2

1976

L.D. 2209

Allow Judges Whose Terms of Office Expire or Who Reach Mandatory Retirement Age to Continue to Hold Office for up to 6 Months Until Their Successors are Appointed

Nov. 2, 1976

132nd

Art. VI § 4

1976

L.D. 2295

Increase the Bonding Limit on Maine Veterans’ Mortgage Loans from $2,000,000 to $4,000,000 and to Decrease the Bonding Limit of the Maine School Building Authority from $25,000,000 to $10,000,000.

Nov. 2, 1976

133rd

Art. IX §§ !4-B and 14-D

1976

L.D. 2206

 (Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a Resolution of the Legislature to Prohibit State Bonding of Current Expenditures and Assure Revenues for Bond Service

Nov. 2, 1976

134th

Art. V, Pt. 3 § 5

1977

L.D. 798

Eliminate the Office of Justice of the Peace as a Constitutional Office.

Nov. 7, 1978

135th

Art. V,Pt. 1, 8

1977

L.D. 1300

Repeal Provisions Relating to the Poll Tax and to Payment in Lieu of Military Duty.

Nov. 7, 1978

136th

Art. VII § 5 Art. IX § 7

1977

L.D. 778

Reduce and Combine the Guarantee Limits for Insurance of Enterprises within the Limits of the State, and to Make Vessels Registered in the State Eligible for Such Insurance.

Nov. 7, 1978

137th

Art. IX §§ 14, 14-A and (14-B)

1977

L.D. 1259

Require the Legislature to Convene in December after the General Election.

Nov. 7, 1978

138th

Art. IV, Pt. 1 §§ 2 and 5 Art. IV, Pt. 2 §§ 2, 3, 4 and 5 Art. IV, Pt.3 § 1

1977

L.D. 1227

Require the State Reimburse Municipalities from State Tax Sources for 50% of Losses Caused by Property Tax Exemptions and Credits Enacted after April 1, 1978.

Nov. 7, 1978

139th

Art. IV, Pt. 3 § 23

1978

L.D. 2198

Provide that Taxes which a School District is Authorized to Levy may be Assessed in any Cost-sharing Formula Mutually Agreeable to the Communities Involved.

Nov. 7, 1978

140th

Art. IX § 8

1980

L.D. 1824

Bring into Conformance the Year in which the House and Senate shall be Apportioned.

Nov. 4, 1980

141st

Art. IV, Pt. 2 § 2

1980

L.D. 1747

Amend the Referendum and Initiative Provisions.visions so that the Direct Initiative and People’s Veto Elections can be Held at the Same Time as a Scheduled Statewide Election

Nov. 4, 1980

142nd

Art. IV, Pt. 3 §§ 2, 17, 18, 20 and 21

1980

L.D. 1969 Ought to Pass-New Draft L.D. 2007

Allow Either the Constitution or Statutes to Determine the Manner of Selection of Judges of Probate and Justices of the Peace

Nov. 4, 1980

143rd

Art. V., Pt. 1 § 8

1981

L.D. 1317

Amend the Law and Constitutional Provisions Relating to Consolidating Initiative and Referendum Elections to Dates of Next General Election.

Nov. 3, 1981

144th

Art. IV, Pt .3 § 18

1981

L.D. 339

Clarifying Residency Requirements for Candidates for and Members of the Maine House of Representatives.

Nov. 3, 1981

145th

Art. IV, Pt. 1 § 4

1981

L.D. 1694

Decrease the Bonding Limit of the Maine School Building Authority from $10,000,000 to $6,000,000.

Nov. 3, 1981

146th

Art. IX § 14-B

1982

L.D. 1756

Limit the Life of Bond  Limit the Life of Bonds Authorized but Not Issued?)

Nov. 2, 1982

147th

Art. IX § 14

1982

L.D. 2061

Authorize the Credit of the State to be Loaned to Secure Funds for Loans to Parents of Maine Students Attending Institutions of Higher Education.

Nov. 2, 1982

148th

Art. VIII, Pt. 1 § 2

1983

L.D. 652

Change the Municipal Property Tax Loss Reimbursement Provisions and to Change the Penalty Payable Upon the Change of Use of Land Containing Minerals which is being Valued at Current Use

Nov. 8, 1983

149th

Art. IV, Pt. 3 § 23 Art. IX § 8

1983

L.D. 652

 Change Municipal Property Tax Loss Reimbursement Formula, to Change the Penalty for the Use of Land Subject to Current Valuation and to Require a Two-thirds Vote for Expenditure of Funds from the Mining Excise Trust Fund.

Nov. 8, 1983

150th

Art. IX § 20

1984

L.D. 1832

Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Limit the Life of Authorized Bonds. (Shall the Constitution of Maine be Amended to Limit the Life of Bonds Authorized but not Issued?)

Nov. 6, 1984

151st

Art. IX § 14

1984

L.D. 2147

Provide that, Beginning with the Property Tax Year 1984, All Watercraft as Defined by the Legislature shall be Exempt from Taxation as Personal Property, Provided that Certain Watercraft as Defined by the Legislature shall be Subject to an Excise Tax to be Collected and Retained by the Municipalities.

Nov. 6, 1984

152nd

Art. IX § 8

1984

L.D. 2256

Enable the Legislature to Establish the Extent of Insurance of Loans to Veterans.

Nov. 6, 1984

153rd

Art. IX § 14-D

1985

L.D. 943

Extend the Tenure of Sheriffs from 2 Years to 4 Years.

Nov. 5, 1985

154th

Art. IX § 10

1986

L.D. 697 Ought to Pass-New Draft L.D. 2252

Change the Reapportionment Procedures to Reflect Changes in Legislative Procedures and to Specify How the Reapportionment Commission Should Operate.

Nov. 4 , 1986

155th

Art. IV, Pt. 1 §§ 2 and 3 Art. IV, Pt. 2 § 2 Art. IV, Pt. 3 § 1-A

1987

L.D. 572

Requiring Residency of Candidates at the Time of Nomination for Placement on the Ballot.

Nov. 3, 1987

156th

Art. IV, Pt. 1 § 4

1987

L.D. 651

Insure the Preservation of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

Nov. 3, 1987

157th

Art. I § 16

1988

L.D. 2695

Remove Gender-biased Language in Order to Clarify that the Constitution Applies to All Individuals

Nov. 8, 1988

158th

Art. I §§ 3, 4, 6, 6-A, 19 and 20 Art. II § 1 Art. IV, Pt. 1 §§ 4 and 5 Art. IV, Pt. 3 §§ 1-A, 2, 10, 11, 17, 19 and 20 Art. V, Pt. 1 §§ 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 ,10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 Art. V, Pt. 2 §§ 2, 3 and 4 Art. V, Pt. 3 §§ 2 and 3 Art. VI § 4 Art. IX §§ 1, 3, 5 and 10

1991

L.D. 224

Provide that Funds Appropriated to the Maine State Retirement System become Assets of the System and May Not be Diverted to Another Purpose

Nov. 5, 1991

159th

Art. IX § 18

1992

L.D. 66

Require the State to Fund any State Mandate Imposed Upon a Municipality by Statute, by Executive Order or by Rule

Nov. 3, 1992

160th

Art. IX § 21

1992

L.D. 2090

Allow the Deputy Treasurer of State to Fill the Vacant Position of Treasurer of State and the First Deputy of State to Fill the Vacant Position of Secretary of State Until the Legislature Elects a New Treasurer of State and Secretary of State during the Current Session, or in the Next Regular or Special Session

Nov. 3, 1992

161th

Art.V, Pt. 2, § 1-A Art. V, Pt.3 § 1-A

1992

L.D. 2366

Provide that Revenues Derived from Noncommercial Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Licenses and Permits and Other Revenues Collected by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, other than Revenues Set Aside for Special Purposes , must be Appropriated to the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Nov. 3, 1992

162nd

Art. IX § 21

1993

L.D. 228

Protect State Park or Other Designated Conservation or Recreation Land Acquired by Requiring a 2/3 Vote of the Legislature to Reduce it or Change its Purpose

Nov. 2, 1993

163rd

Art. IX § 23

1995

L.D. 1003

Give the Governor a Line-item Veto Over Expenditures of State Funds, Providing that Vetoed Items May be Passed over the Governor’s Veto by a Majority of All the Elected Members of the Senate and House of Representatives

Nov. 7, 1995

164th

Art. IV, Pt. 3 § 2-A

1995

L.D. 158

Require Sound Funding of the Maine State Retirement System, to Require Paying Off the Unfunded Liability in 31 Years and to Prohibit the Creation of New Unfunded Liabilities

Nov. 7 , 1995

165th

Art. IX §§ 18-A and 18-B

1996

L.D. 1628

Require that a Direct Initiative Petition be Submitted to Local Officials Earlier than is Presently Required in order to Allow 5 Working Days Rather than 2 Working Days for Local Officials to Certify the Petition

Nov. 5, 1996

166th

Art. Iv, Pt. 3 § 20

1999

L.D. 122

Require that a Petition for a People’s Veto be Voted on at the Next Statewide or General Election, Rather than at a Special Election

Nov. 2, 1999

167th

Art. IV, Pt. 3 § 17

1999

L.D. 1266

Allow for Reduced Property Taxes on Property that will be Maintained for Historic Preservation or for Scenic Views of Significant Vista

Nov. 2, 1999

168th

Art. IX § 8

2002

L.D. 1907

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

Nov. 5, 2002

169th

Art. IX § 14

2005

L.D. 299

Authorize Waterfront Land Used for Commercial Fishing Activities to be Assessed Based on the Land’s Current Use in a Manner Similar to Treatment Now Available for Farms, Open Space and Forestland

Nov. 8, 2005

170th

Art. IX § 8

2006

L.D. 2033

Require that a Citizen’s Initiative or People’s Veto Petition must be Submitted to Local or State Officials by the Constitutional Deadline in Order to be Certified and, in the Case of a Citizens’ Initiative, must be Filed with the Secretary of State within 18 Months

Nov. 7, 2006

171st

Art. IV, Pt. 3 §§ 18 and 20

2011

L.D. 494

Change the years of redistricting the Maine Legislature, congressional districts and county commissioner districts after 2013 from 2023 and every 10th year thereafter to 2021 and every 10th year thereafter

Nov. 8, 2011

172nd

Art. IV, Pt. 1, §§2 and 3; Art. IV, Pt. 2, § 2; Art. IX, §§ 24 and 25

 

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