| Session - 126th Maine Legislature
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Limit a Governor's Pension to Governors Who Have Served 2 Full Terms
Constitutional amendment. Resolved: Two thirds of each branch of the Legislature concurring, that the following amendment to the Constitution of Maine be proposed:
Constitution, Art. V, Pt. First, §6 is amended to read:
Section 6. Compensation. The Governor shall, at stated times, receive for services a compensation, which shall not be increased or diminished during the Governor's continuance in office. A Governor who leaves office after January 1, 2012 or the spouse of a Governor who leaves office after January 1, 2012 does not qualify for a retirement allowance based on the Governor's service unless the Governor served at least 2 full terms as Governor.
"Do you favor amending the Constitution of Maine to restrict the retirement allowance for a Governor who leaves office after January 1, 2012 or the spouse of such a Governor to apply only to Governors who have served 2 full terms?"
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 the 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 it appears that a majority of the legal votes are cast in favor of the amendment, the Governor shall proclaim that fact without delay and the amendment becomes part of the Constitution of Maine on the date of the proclamation; and be it further
Secretary of State shall prepare ballots. Resolved: That the Secretary of State shall prepare and furnish to each city, town and plantation all ballots, returns and copies of this resolution necessary to carry out the purposes of this referendum.
This resolution amends the Constitution of Maine to provide that a Governor who leaves office after January 1, 2012 or the spouse of a Governor who leaves office after January 1, 2012 does not qualify for a retirement allowance based on the Governor's service unless the Governor served at least 2 full terms as Governor.
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