Massachusetts Minimum Wage Increase Initiative (2014)
|Not on ballot|
Path to the ballot
Supporters first had to submit the initiative, signed by ten voters, to the Massachusetts Attorney General by August 7, 2013. The attorney general then had to determine whether the measure met the legal requirements for circulation, which it did.
An advertisement in put out by Raise Up Massachusetts supporting the minimum wage and paid sick days initiatives.
In order to qualify for the ballot, supporters were required to collect a minimum of 68,911 valid signatures by November 20, 2013 and submit them to local registrars for certification. Then, these certified petitions were successfully filed with the secretary of state on the December 4, 2013 deadline, after which the secretary of state determined enough valid signatures had been collected.
The Massachusetts General Court now has until May 7, 2014 to either accept or reject the measure or take no action. If no action is taken, the original supporters of the measure must collect an additional 11,485 signatures and submit them to the secretary of state by July 2, 2014.
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- 2014 ballot measures
- Massachusetts 2014 ballot measures
- Laws governing the initiative process in Massachusetts
- The Republic, "Biz group seeks to tie reforms in Mass. unemployment insurance to minimum wage hike," November 25, 2013
- Raise Up Massachusetts, "Homepage," accessed December 3, 2013
- Boston.com, "Ballot question backers deliver needed signatures", December 3, 2013
- State Ballot Question Petitions, "CALENDAR FOR AN INITIATIVE PETITION FOR A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT," accessed December 3, 2013
- South Coast Today, "Bottle bill expansion, limits to gas-tax on track for 2014 ballot," December 4, 2013
- Weymouth News, "State House News -- Initiative petition campaigns keep on pace for 2014 ballot," December 4, 2013
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