Maine Mandatory Minimum Sentencing for Sexual Offenses Initiative (2014)

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The Mandatory Minimum Sentencing for Sexual Offenses Initiative did not make the November 4, 2014 ballot in Maine as an indirect initiated state statute. Petitions for this measure, however, do not expire until March 19, 2015, which means this measure could still qualify for a 2015 or 2016 election ballot. The measure, which was being sponsored by Stavros J. Mendros, would have created mandatory minimum sentences for persons convicted of certain sex offenses against victims under 12 years of age.[1]

Support

Stavros J. Medros was the sponsor of this initiative. He also sponsored the Maine Remove the Concealed Handgun Permit Requirement Initiative (2014), which also did not make the 2014 ballot.[2]

Path to the ballot

See also: Laws governing the initiative process in Maine

In order to land this initiative on the November 4, 2014 ballot, supporters would have needed to collect 57,277 valid signatures by February 3, 2014. Petitioners missed this deadline, but petitions for this measure do not expire until March 19, 2015, which means this measure could still qualify for a 2015 or 2016 election ballot.[1]

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