LD 1290
Session - 127th Maine Legislature
C "A", Filing Number S-266, Sponsored by
LR 1074
Item 2
Bill Tracking, Additional Documents Chamber Status

Amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting the following:

‘An Act To Repeal the Maine Clean Election Act Subject To Approval by the Voters of the State’

Amend the bill by inserting after the enacting clause and before section 1 the following:


Sec. .

Amend the bill by striking out all of sections 18 and 19 and inserting the following:


Sec. B-1. Statutory referendum procedure; submission at election; form of question; effective date. This Act must be submitted to the legal voters of the State at a statewide election held in the month of November following passage of this Act. The municipal officers of this State shall notify the inhabitants of their respective cities, towns and plantations to meet, in the manner prescribed by law for holding a statewide election, to vote on the acceptance or rejection of this Act by voting on the following question:

"Do you favor repealing the Maine Clean Election Act?"

The legal voters of each city, town and plantation shall vote by ballot on this question and designate their choice by a cross or check mark placed within a corresponding square below the word "Yes" or "No." The ballots must be received, sorted, counted and declared in open ward, town and plantation meetings and returns made to the Secretary of State in the same manner as votes for members of the Legislature. The Governor shall review the returns. If a majority of the legal votes are cast in favor of this Act, the Governor shall proclaim the result without delay and this Act becomes effective 30 days after the date of the proclamation.

The Secretary of State shall prepare and furnish to each city, town and plantation all ballots, returns and copies of this Act necessary to carry out the purposes of this referendum.’

Amend the bill by relettering or renumbering any nonconsecutive Part letter or section number to read consecutively.


This amendment, which is the minority report of the committee, removes the section of the bill that states that money in the Maine Clean Election Fund must be used to support education funding. It also makes the repeal of the Maine Clean Election Act contingent upon approval of the voters of the State by referendum.

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