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LD 134 - Reduces Size of State Legislature - Key Vote

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Constitutional Amendment - "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted (House) (113-30) - (Key vote)

Title: Reduces Size of State Legislature

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote on a motion to adopt an "ought not to pass" report for a bill that submits a constitutional amendment to the voters that reduces the size of the state legislature, effective for the legislature that convenes in 2015.

Highlights:
  • Reduces the number of members of the Maine House of Representatives from 151 to 101.
  • Reduces the number of senators in the Maine Senate from an odd number not less than 31 and not more than 35 to 25.
  • Requires voters to approve this bill in a statewide November election following its passage.
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NOTE: PASSAGE OF AN "OUGHT NOT TO PASS" REPORT EFFECTIVELY DEFEATS THE BILL. HOWEVER, IT WILL STILL BE TRANSMITTED TO THE NEXT HOUSE FOR CONSIDERATION BEFORE THE BILL IS DEFEATED FOR THE SESSION.

Constitutional Amendment - Introduced (House) -

Title: Reduces Size of State Legislature

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NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS APPROVAL IN EACH CHAMBER FOR PASSAGE. IT MUST THEN BE APPROVED BY A MAJORITY OF CITIZENS VOTING IN THE NEXT ELECTION TO BECOME EFFECTIVE.

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