Massachusetts Retail Stores Open Hours Initiative, Question 5 (1994)

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The Massachusetts Retail Stores Open Hours Initiative, also known as Question 5, was on the November 8, 1994 ballot in Massachusetts as an initiated state statute. It was approved.

The initiative allowed retail stores to open on Sundays and certain legal holidays on the condition that work be voluntary and paid at time-and-a-half.

Election results

Question 5 (Retail Stores Open Hours)
Approveda Yes 1,100,994 49.3%

Official results via: The Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth

Text of measure

The ballot summary of the initiative is as follows:

This proposed law would allow retail stores to open at any time on Sundays and on the legal holidays of Memorial Day, July Fourth, and Labor Day. It would not affect current restrictions on the sale of alcoholic beverages on Sundays and these holidays. Stores opening under the proposed law would be required to make Sunday and holiday work voluntary and would be required to pay most employees at least one and one-half times their regular rate.[1][2]

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  1. Secretary of the Commonwealth, Public Document No. 43 Massachusetts Election Statistics 1994
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.