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Maine 2009 citizen initiatives

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This table lists ballot measures that are registered with the Maine Secretary of State. According to laws governing the I&R process in Maine, sponsors of initiatives have 18 months from the time the initiative is approved for circulation to collect sufficient signatures to qualify their measure for the ballot. In Maine, ballot measure elections are held every year in November. As a result, a measure that fails to turn in signatures by the January deadline in one year can continue to circulate (subject to the 18-month statutory limit) in the hopes of collecting enough signatures to make the November ballot the next year.

2009 Citizen Initiatives

Type Title Subject Description Ballot Status
CISS Medical Marijuana Marijuana decriminalization Increase the number of plants a person may possess, allow self-medication, and set up marijuana outlet stores throughout the state January 2009 for November 2009 ballot
May 2, 2009 for November 2010 ballot
CISS Public Real Estate Listing Initiative Government Services Expansion Establish a public site on which individuals can list real estate for a fee, and real estate agents will be reguired to list for a fee unless client requests it not be listed Deadline: 2/21/2008
for the 2009 ballot[1]
CISS Maine Tax Relief Initiative State spending limitation Establish a lid on growth of government spending Missed deadline for November 2008 ballot[2]
CISS Decrease Automobile Excise Tax Tax Cut Cut the excise tax on Maine cars and trucks Missed deadline for November 2008 ballot[3]
March 14, 2009 final deadline
VR Repeal School Consolidation Education Repeal a June 2007 school consolidation bill passed by the Maine State Legislature Missed deadline for November 2008 ballot[4]
March 14, 2009 final deadline
CISS Campaign Promises Initiative Campaign reform Penalties for objectionable political speech Missed deadline for November 2008 ballot[5]
February 15, 2009 final deadline
CISS Affordable Health Insurance Initiative Healthcare Expands health insurance options Missed deadline for November 2008 ballot[6]
April 23, 2009 final deadline
CISS Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Sex Offenders Judicial reform Sets mandatory jail sentences for sex offenders Missed deadline for November 2008 ballot[7]
May 1, 2009 final deadline
VR Human Rights Referendum Marriage Would ban same-sex marriage Collecting signatures

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