2015-2016 Petitions

Below is a list of initiative petitions filed with the Attorney General's Office and the Attorney General's certification decisions.

To view a particular petition, including more information on how to contact its sponsors, and to view summaries of certified petitions and explanatory letters responding to legal issues raised by members of the public regarding some petitions, click on the Petition Number links below.

All links found within this table under the Petition Number and Attorney General's Decision link to PDF documents. Under the Current Status column, the following codes are used (petitions with codes beginning with "N" are no longer viable):

  • NC - Not Certified by Attorney General
  • IL - In Litigation
  • NCSD - Not Circulated for Signatures by December 2015
  • NESD - Not Enough Signatures filed by the December 2015 deadline
  • ESD - Enough Signatures filed by the December 2015 deadline
  • NESJ - Not Enough Signatures filed by the July 2016 deadline
  • OB - On Ballot for November 2016, with Ballot Question Number Noted

The table below will be updated as information is received. An asterisk (*) next to an item indicates the electronic version is not yet available.

Petition NumberPetition NameSponsor's Contact PersonAttorney General's DecisionCurrent Status
15-01 pdf format of 15-01
Constitutional Amendment to Provide for Non-Partisan Election and Service of the Attorney GeneralJohn B. Miller - (339) 221-0401
jbmiller33@gmail.com
  
15-02  pdf format of 15-02
file size 2MBAn Act for a Private Sector Funded OlympicsEvan Falchuk
efalchuk@unitedindependent.org
  
15-03  pdf format of 15-03
Constitutional Amendment Corporations Are Not People and May Be Regulated.  Money is Not Free Speech and May Be Regulated

Nicholas J. Bokron – (781) 715-7822
nbokron@gmail.com

  
15-04  pdf format of 15-04
Constitutional Amendment Corporations Are Not People and May be Regulated.  The General Court May Limit Political Spending and ContributionsNicholas J. Bokron – (781) 715-7822
nbokron@gmail.com
  
15-05 pdf format of 15-05
Constitutional Amendment Regarding the Public Funding of AbortionThomas M. Harvey - (617) 710-3616
tharveyesq@aol.com
  
15-06 pdf format of 15-06
Paid Parental Leave

Hargeet Chani – (508) 429-3834
hargeet@massreform.org