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Several states have made it illegal to compensate petition circulators based on how many signatures they are able to collect on petitions.  It is an active area of litigation.
 
Several states have made it illegal to compensate petition circulators based on how many signatures they are able to collect on petitions.  It is an active area of litigation.
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==Alaska Republicans want to ban pay-per-signature==
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Alaska State Representatives [[Kyle Johansen]] (R-Ketchikan) and [[Charisse Millett]] (R-Anchorage) have introduced [[Alaska HB 36 (2009)|HB 36]] in 2009 to make it illegal for initiative circulators to be paid on a per-signature basis.  It would alos make it illegal for initiative circulators to circulate more than one initiative at once.<ref>[http://www.ballot-access.org/2009/01/19/alaska-anti-initiative-bill/ ''Alaska anti-initiative bill'', January 19, 2009]</ref>
  
 
==Relevant lawsuits==
 
==Relevant lawsuits==
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* [[Meyer v. Grant]]
 
* [[Meyer v. Grant]]
 
* [[Term Limits Leadership Council v. Clark]]
 
* [[Term Limits Leadership Council v. Clark]]
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==References==
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[[Category:Pay-per-signature]]
 
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Pay-per-signature is one way of compensating signature-gatherers who collect signatures to qualify candidates or ballot initiatives or recall elections for the ballot.

Several states have made it illegal to compensate petition circulators based on how many signatures they are able to collect on petitions. It is an active area of litigation.

Alaska Republicans want to ban pay-per-signature

Alaska State Representatives Kyle Johansen (R-Ketchikan) and Charisse Millett (R-Anchorage) have introduced HB 36 in 2009 to make it illegal for initiative circulators to be paid on a per-signature basis. It would alos make it illegal for initiative circulators to circulate more than one initiative at once.[1]

Relevant lawsuits

References

  1. Alaska anti-initiative bill, January 19, 2009