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'''Three statewide ballot questions''' were approved for the [[2012 ballot measures|2012 ballot]] in the state of [[Massachusetts]].
'''A total of 31 statewide ballot measures''' have been proposed for the [[2012 ballot measures|2012 ballot]] in the state of [[Massachusetts]].
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* 23 initiatives were approved for circulation by the [[Massachusetts Attorney General]].
 
* Some measures were filed more than once.
 
* Some measures were filed more than once.
* All measures have been filed with the [[Massachusetts Attorney General]].
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* All measures were filed with the [[Massachusetts Attorney General]].
* All measures are {{iissfull}}s.
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* All measures were {{iissfull}}s.
* One measure, the charitable solicitation regulation proposal, was filed six different times.
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==Potential measures==
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===Signature validation===
: ''See also: [[Potential 2012 ballot measures]]''
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* Four measures' signatures were filed by the initial [[Petition drive deadlines, 2012|November 23 and December 7, 2011 deadlines]], therefore only those four were still eligible to make the ballot.
The following measures have been proposed for the [[2012 ballot measures|2012 ballot:]]
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* The four initiatives were filed with the [[Massachusetts Legislature]] by [[Massachusetts Secretary of State]] [[William F. Galvin]] as signatures were verified before the start of the 2012 legislative session.<ref> [http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2011/01/massachusetts_secretary_of_sta_2.html ''Mass Live'', "Secretary of State William Galvin to file statewide ballot questions proposing 'death with dignity,' medical marijuana and teacher evaulations", January 3, 2011]</ref>
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* If the [[Massachusetts Legislature|general assembly]] does not choose to make a proposal a law in a given year, supporters must then gather additional signatures to obtain ballot access. Those signatures must be obtained from about 1/2 of 1% of voters who voted in the last governor election and supporters must submit them to local clerks.
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* Validated signatures needed to be turned in by the first Wednesday of [[BC2012#July|July]] to the [[Massachusetts Secretary of State]]'s office. Since the deadline fell on a national holiday, [[BC2012#July|July 4]], that deadline was July 3.<ref> [http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleguide/guidelaw.htm ''Massachusetts Secretary of State'', "Initiative Petition for Law", Retrieved August 10, 2011]</ref>
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* Three initiative efforts turned in signatures that day and [[#On the ballot|were subsequently placed on the ballot]].
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==On the ballot==
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The following measures appeared on the [[2012 ballot measures|2012 ballot:]]
 
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==Not on the ballot==
 
==Not on the ballot==
The following are measures that did not make the ballot or were not approved for circulation, if they were [[ballot initiative]]s.
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:: ''See also: [[Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot]]''
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The following are measures that did not make the ballot or were not approved for circulation.
 
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| {{iiss}} || [[Massachusetts Abuse Prevention Repeal (2012)|Abuse Prevention Repeal]] || [[:Category:Administration of government, Massachusetts|Admin. of gov't.]] ||Would repeal a law passed in the state dealing with Abuse Prevention ||{{nob}}
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| {{iiss}} || [[Massachusetts Abuse Prevention Repeal (2012)|Abuse Prevention Repeal]] || [[:Category:Administration of government, Massachusetts|Admin. of gov't.]] ||Would repeal a law passed in the state dealing with Abuse Prevention ||align="center" | {{nob}}
 
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| {{iiss}} || [[Massachusetts Voter Identification Initiative (2012)|Voter Identification Initiative]] || [[:Category:Elections and campaigns, Massachusetts|Elections]] || Would require identification from residents before voting. || {{nob}}
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| {{iiss}} || [[Massachusetts Voter Identification Initiative (2012)|Voter Identification Initiative]] || [[:Category:Elections and campaigns, Massachusetts|Elections]] || Would require identification from residents before voting. || align="center" |{{nob}}
 
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| {{iiss}} || [[Massachusetts Comprehensive Permits and Regional Planning Initiative (2012)|Permits and Regional Planning Initiative]] || [[:Category:Housing, Massachusetts|Housing]] || Amending a certain housing law in the state. ||{{nob}}
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| {{iiss}} || [[Massachusetts Comprehensive Permits and Regional Planning Initiative (2012)|Permits and Regional Planning Initiative]] || [[:Category:Housing, Massachusetts|Housing]] || Amending a certain housing law in the state. ||align="center" |{{nob}}
 
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| {{iiss}} || [[Massachusetts Casino Gaming Initiative (2012)|Casino Gaming Initiative]] || [[:Category:Gambling, Massachusetts|Gambling]] || Create casino establishments in three locations in the state. ||{{nob}}
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| {{iiss}} || [[Massachusetts Casino Gaming Initiative (2012)|Casino Gaming Initiative]] || [[:Category:Gambling, Massachusetts|Gambling]] || Create casino establishments in three locations in the state. ||align="center" |{{nob}}
 
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| {{iiss}} || [[Massachusetts Electricity Contracts Initiative (2012)|Electricity Contracts Initiative]] || [[:Category:Business regulation, Massachusetts|Business regulation]] || Relative to Electricity Contracts in the state. || {{nob}}
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| {{iiss}} || [[Massachusetts Electricity Contracts Initiative (2012)|Electricity Contracts Initiative]] || [[:Category:Business regulation, Massachusetts|Business regulation]] || Relative to Electricity Contracts in the state. ||align="center" | {{nob}}
 
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| {{iiss}} || [[Massachusetts Public Duties Initiative (2012)|Public Duties Initiative]] || [[:Category:Government accountability, Massachusetts|Government accountability]] || "An Initiative Petition for a Law Relative to M.G.L. 209A."  ||{{nob}}
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| {{iiss}} || [[Massachusetts Public Duties Initiative (2012)|Public Duties Initiative]] || [[:Category:Government accountability, Massachusetts|Government accountability]] || "An Initiative Petition for a Law Relative to M.G.L. 209A."  ||align="center" |{{nob}}
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| {{iiss}} || [[Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance Rating Initiative (2012)|Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance Rating Initiative]] || [[:Category:Business regulation, Massachusetts|Business regulation]] || Deals with insurance ratings in the state.||align="center" |{{nob}}
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| {{iiss}} || [[Massachusetts Auto Sale Cancellation Initiative (2012)|Auto Sale Cancellation Initiative]] || [[:Category:Business regulation, Massachusetts|Business regulation]] ||Deals with the right for the cancellation of an auto sale in the state.|| align="center" |{{nob}}
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| {{iiss}} || [[Massachusetts Health Cost Relief Referendum (2012)|Health Cost Referendum]] || [[:Category:Health care, Massachusetts|Health care]] ||Allow local governments to structure health care benefits. ||align="center" | {{nob}}
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| {{iiss}} || [[Massachusetts Charitable Solicitation Regulation Initiative (4) (2012)|Charitable Solicitation Regulation Initiative (4)]] || [[:Category:Business regulation, Massachusetts|Business regulation]] || Change the "do not call" list law to regulate certain charitable solicitations. || align="center" |{{nob}}
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| {{iiss}} || [[Massachusetts Water Sewage Rates Initiative (2012)|Water Sewage Rates Initiative]] || [[:Category:Environment, Massachusetts|Environment]] ||Limit the amount by which water and sewer rates may be raised.||align="center" | {{nob}}
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| {{iiss}} || [[Massachusetts 9/11 Investigation Commission Initiative (2012)|9/11 Investigation Commission Initiative]] || [[:Category:Administration of government, Massachusetts|Admin. of gov't.]] || Establish a law that would create a Citizens’ 9/11 Investigation Commission. || align="center" | {{nob}}
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| {{iiss}} || [[Massachusetts Whale Fishing Act (2012)|Whale Fishing Act]] || [[:Category:Treatment of animals, Massachusetts|Animal rights]] || Would create a "safe whale fishing" act. ||align="center" | {{nob}}
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| {{iiss}} || [[Massachusetts Recyclable Bottle Deposit Expansion (2012)|Recyclable Bottle Expansion]] || [[:Category:Environment, Massachusetts|Environment]] ||Expand the recyclable bottle law.|| align="center" |{{nob}}
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| {{iiss}} || [[Massachusetts Health Care Initiative (2012)|Health Care Initiative]] || [[:Category:Health care, Massachusetts|Health care]] || Would repeal a health care law. || align="center" | {{nob}}
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| {{iiss}} || [[Massachusetts Food Store Wine Selling Initiative (2012)|Food Store Wine Selling Initiative]] || [[:Category:Alcohol, Massachusetts|Alcohol]] || Would allow for the sale of wine in food stores.  ||align="center" | {{nob}}
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| {{iiss}} || [[Massachusetts Limited Beer and Wine Licenses Initiative (2012)|Limited Beer and Wine Licenses Initiative]] || [[:Category:Alcohol, Massachusetts|Alcohol]] || Would limit beer and wine licenses in the state.  ||align="center" | {{nob}}
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| {{iiss}} || [[Massachusetts License and Registration Initiative (2012)|License and Registration Initiative]] || [[:Category:Administration of government, Massachusetts|Admin. of gov't.]] || "An Initiative Petition for a Law Relative to M.G.L. 90, Section 22."||align="center" | {{nob}}
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| {{iiss}} || [[Massachusetts Secret Recording Law Initiative (2012)|Secret Recording Law Initiative]] || [[:Category:Law enforcement, Massachusetts|Law enforcement]] || Create exception to law banning secret recording of oral/wire communication. ||align="center" | {{nob}}
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| {{iiss}} || [[Massachusetts Public Schools Initiative (2012)|Public Schools Initiative]] || [[:Category:Education, Massachusetts|Education]] || Relating to public school improvements.  || align="center" | {{nob}}
 
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==External links==
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* [http://www.mass.gov/ago/government-resources/initiatives-and-other-ballot-questions/current-petitions-filed.html Massachusetts Secretary of State petition filings and status]
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==References==
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Revision as of 13:15, 20 November 2012


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2010

Three statewide ballot questions were approved for the 2012 ballot in the state of Massachusetts.

Signature validation

On the ballot

The following measures appeared on the 2012 ballot:

Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Question 1 Business Deals with vehicle owner and business protections in the state. Approveda
IndISS Question 2 Assisted death Would establish an "Act Relative to Death with Dignity". Defeatedd
IndISS Question 3 Marijuana Would allow for the use of medical marijuana in the state. Approveda

Not on the ballot

See also: Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot

The following are measures that did not make the ballot or were not approved for circulation.

Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Abuse Prevention Repeal Admin. of gov't. Would repeal a law passed in the state dealing with Abuse Prevention Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
IndISS Voter Identification Initiative Elections Would require identification from residents before voting. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
IndISS Permits and Regional Planning Initiative Housing Amending a certain housing law in the state. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
IndISS Casino Gaming Initiative Gambling Create casino establishments in three locations in the state. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
IndISS Electricity Contracts Initiative Business regulation Relative to Electricity Contracts in the state. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
IndISS Public Duties Initiative Government accountability "An Initiative Petition for a Law Relative to M.G.L. 209A." Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
IndISS Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance Rating Initiative Business regulation Deals with insurance ratings in the state. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
IndISS Auto Sale Cancellation Initiative Business regulation Deals with the right for the cancellation of an auto sale in the state. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
IndISS Health Cost Referendum Health care Allow local governments to structure health care benefits. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
IndISS Charitable Solicitation Regulation Initiative (4) Business regulation Change the "do not call" list law to regulate certain charitable solicitations. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
IndISS Water Sewage Rates Initiative Environment Limit the amount by which water and sewer rates may be raised. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
IndISS 9/11 Investigation Commission Initiative Admin. of gov't. Establish a law that would create a Citizens’ 9/11 Investigation Commission. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
IndISS Whale Fishing Act Animal rights Would create a "safe whale fishing" act. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
IndISS Recyclable Bottle Expansion Environment Expand the recyclable bottle law. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
IndISS Health Care Initiative Health care Would repeal a health care law. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
IndISS Food Store Wine Selling Initiative Alcohol Would allow for the sale of wine in food stores. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
IndISS Limited Beer and Wine Licenses Initiative Alcohol Would limit beer and wine licenses in the state. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
IndISS License and Registration Initiative Admin. of gov't. "An Initiative Petition for a Law Relative to M.G.L. 90, Section 22." Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
IndISS Secret Recording Law Initiative Law enforcement Create exception to law banning secret recording of oral/wire communication. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
IndISS Public Schools Initiative Education Relating to public school improvements. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot

Local ballot measures

See also: Local ballot measure elections in 2012

No local measures have been identified for 2012. Read about local happenings here.

See also

Massachusetts

External links

References