Maine, USA, regional Plebiscite [ATP] - people's ratification by a referendum vote

General Typology

Instrument
Plebiscite [ATP]
Location
Maine, USA
Political level
regional
Local Name:
People's ratification by a referendum vote
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

Maine Constitution, Article IV, Section 19
[...] Legislature may enact measures expressly conditioned upon the people's ratification by a referendum vote.

Source: Constitution of the State of Maine (retrieved 21 June 2017)

Subject Matter:

Enacting laws via plebiscite rather than gubernatorial endorsement/veto

Actors

Author:
Legislature
Initiator:
Authority : Legislature
Decision maker:
Electorate

Requirements

Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
Legal source does not mention turnout quorum
Approval Quorum:
Legal source does not mention approval quorum
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
Excluded Issues:
Other Formal Requirements:

Procedural Elements

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Interaction With Authorities:

Maine Revised Statutes, Title 1, Section 353
With the assistance of the Secretary of State, the Attorney General shall prepare a brief explanatory statement that must fairly describe the intent and content and what a "yes" vote favors and a "no" vote opposes for each direct initiative, bond issue, constitutional resolution or statewide referendum that may be presented to the people. The Office of Fiscal and Program Review shall prepare an estimate of the fiscal impact on state revenues, appropriations and allocations of each measure that may appear on the ballot [...]

Source: Maine Revised Statutes (retrieved 21 June 2017)

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Practice

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