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Statewide Referenda on the July 14, 2020 Ballot

Question 1: Bond Issue
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Infrastructure To Improve Transportation and Internet Connections

Do you favor a $15,000,000 bond issue to invest in high-speed internet infrastructure for unserved and underserved areas, to be used to match up to $30,000,000 in federal, private, local or other funds?

Question 2: Bond Issue
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Infrastructure To Improve Transportation and Internet Connections

Do you favor a $105,000,000 bond issue for improvement of highways and bridges statewide and for multimodal facilities or equipment related to transit, freight and passenger railroads, aviation, ports, harbors, marine transportation and active transportation projects, to be used to match an estimated $275,000,000 in federal and other funds?

Statewide Referenda on the November 3, 2020 Ballot

(1) Resolve, To Reject the New England Clean Energy Connect Transmission Project
Status: This Citizen Initiative has been approved for the ballot by the Secretary of State, but its appearance on the ballot is currently being litigated by supporters of the project. (2020-06-30)

This initiated bill directs the Public Utilities Commission to amend "Order Granting Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity and Approving Stipulation," entered by the Public Utilities Commission on May 3, 2019 for the New England Clean Energy Connect transmission project. The amended order must find that the construction and operation of the NECEC transmission project are not in the public interest and that there is not a public need for the NECEC transmission project. There not being a public need, the amended order must deny the request for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for the NECEC transmission project.

No Corridor Initiative (full text)

(2) Ballot Question: Do you want to reject a new law that would require presidential elections in Maine to be decided using ranked-choice voting?

Circulating People's Veto Petitions as of July 5, 2020

The People's Veto permits the circulation of a petition to veto (i.e., repeal) a law enacted by the legislature. If the Secretary of State certifies that the petition has a number of signatures equal to at least 10% of the voters in the last gubernatorial election, the proposed veto will appear as a referendum on the ballot.

As of July 5, 2020, there are no People's Veto petitions in circulation.

For additional information visit the Secretary of State's website.


Circulating Citizen Initiative Petitions as of July 5, 2020

For each Citizen Initiative, the Revisor's "plain English" summary of the intent of the proposed legislation along with a link to a PDF text version of the bill taken from the Secretary of State's website are given below.

As of July 5, 2020, none of the petitions below has received enough signatures to appear on a ballot.

For additional information, visit the Secretary of State's website.

An Act Regarding Collective Bargaining Relating to Teachers
An Act To Clarify Voter Eligibility
An Act To Create Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Persons Convicted of Certain Sex Offenses Against Victims under 12 Years of Age
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Motor Vehicle Excise Tax and Temporary Registration Plates