Massachusetts 2010 ballot measures

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Massachusetts Constitution
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Part the First:
Articles I - XXX
Part the Second:
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Articles of Amendment
The deadline to submit ballot language for the November 2010 ballot in Massachusetts was August 5, 2009. Thirty proposed initiatives were filed by that deadline. The next step is for Martha Coakley, the Massachusetts Attorney General, who must scrutinize each proposal to ensure that it is constitutional under the Massachusetts Constitution.

Supporters must have collected a minimum of 66,593 valid signatures from registered voters by December 2, 2009; except for veto referenda, where they must have collected 33,297 signatures. The approved measures must now be reviewed by Legislature. If Legislature does not pass it into a law, supporters must collect signatures before a yet to be determined July 2010 deadline.


November 2:

Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Question 1 Taxes Sales tax eliminated for alcohol sales in the state Approveda
IndISS Question 2 Housing Repeal a housing law Defeatedd
IndISS Question 3 Taxes Roll 6.25% sales tax back to 3% Defeatedd

Failed to make ballot

Type Title Subject Description
IndISS Regional Planning Initiative Housing Repeal a housing law
CICA Right of Self-Government Initiative Admin of gov't Allow people to vote to delegate their powers to legislative body
IndISS Whale Safe Commercial Fishing Animals Ban drift nets or other gear that can harm endangered whales, sea turtles.
IndISS Biodiversity Initiative Environment No commercial harvesting on forested land owned by the state
CICA Secret Ballot Amendment Admin of gov't Implement procedures for the House of Representatives and Senate
IndISS Instant Run-Off Voting Initiative Elections Voters to rank preferences among candidates
CICA Health Insurance Amendment Health care State government pays for health insurance for all residents

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