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Maine Remove the Concealed Handgun Permit Requirement Initiative (2015)

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The Maine Remove the Concealed Handgun Permit Requirement Initiative did not make the November 3, 2015 ballot in Maine as an indirect initiated state statute. Petitions for this measure did not expire until March 19, 2015, which meant this measure had the potential to qualify for a 2015 or 2016 election ballot. However, petition signatures were not submitted by the January 22, 2015, deadline, thereby disqualifying the measure from the ballot. The measure, which was being sponsored by Stavros J. Mendros, would have repealed the concealed handgun permit requirement for persons who were Maine residents and were not otherwise prohibited from possessing a firearm.[1]

Support

Stavros J. Medros was the sponsor of this initiative. He also sponsored the Maine Mandatory Minimum Sentencing for Sexual Offenses Initiative, which did not make the 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 did not expire until March 19, 2015, which meant this measure had the potential to qualify for a 2015 or 2016 election ballot. However, no signatures were submitted by the petition drive deadline of January 22, 2015; so, the measure did not make the ballot.[1]

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