2013-2014 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 2013
  • NESD - Not Enough Signatures filed by the December 2013 deadline
  • ESD - Enough Signatures filed by the December 2013 deadline
  • NESJ - Not Enough Signatures filed by the July 2014 deadline
  • OB - On Ballot for November 2014, 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 Number

Petition Name

Sponsors' Contact Person

Attorney General's Decision

Current Status

13-07 pdf format of 13-07
Law Relative to Earned Sick TimeDebra Ann Fastino, 508-678-5497Certified pdf format of 13-07 summary.pdf
OB, Question 4
13-09 pdf format of 13-09
Law to Prohibit Casino GamblingJohn F. Ribeiro, 617-981-4177  Certified pdf format of 13-09 summary
per Abdow v. Attorney General, SJC-11641OB, Question 3
13-13 pdf format of 13-13
Updating the Bottle BillJanet Domenitz, 617-292-4800Certified pdf format of 13-13 summary.pdf
OB, Question 2
13-15 pdf format of 13-15
Repeal of 2013 Gas Tax IndexingSteven W. Aylward, 978-323-6560Certified pdf format of 13-15 summary.pdf
OB, Question 1

 

Petition Number

Petition Name

Sponsors' Contact Person

Attorney General's Decision

Current Status

13-01 pdf format of 13-01
Constitutional Amendment to Declare that “Corporations are not people, money is not speech”Nicholas J. Bokron, 781-593-3042Not Certified pdf format of 13-01 Letter.pdf
file size 3MB ; inconsistent with certain constitutional rightsNC
13-02 pdf format of Petition 13-02
Constitutional Amendment Relative to the Provision of Health InsuranceJim Fleming, 413-788-3800Certified pdf format of 13-02 summary.pdf
NESD
13-03 pdf format of 13-03
Patient Safety ActStephanie Sanchez, 781-830-5752Certified pdf format of 13-03 summary.pdf
NCSD
13-04 pdf format of 13-04
Patient Safety ActStephanie Sanchez, 781-830-5752Certified pdf format of 13-04 summary.pdf
NCSD
13-05 pdf format of 13-05
Patient Safety ActStephanie Sanchez, 781-830-5752Certified pdf format of 13-05 summary.pdf
NCSD
13-06 pdf format of 13-06
Patient Safety ActStephanie Sanchez, 781-830-5752Certified pdf format of 13-06 summary.pdf
NESJ
13-08 pdf format of 13-08
Law Raising the Minimum WageLewis Finfer, 617-822-1499Certified pdf format of 13-08 summary.pdf
NESJ
13-10 pdf format of 13-10
Law Relative to the Sales Tax Owen George Becker, 978-376-8638Certified pdf format of 13-10 summary.pdf
NESD
13-11 pdf format of 13-11
Massachusetts New Hire IncentiveOwen George Becker, 978-376-8638Certified pdf format of 13-11 summary.pdf
NESD
13-12 pdf format of 13-12
Constitutional Amendment Extending the People’s Right of Self-GovernmentPaul Anderson, 617-273-0832Certified pdf format of 13-12 summary.pdf
NESD
13-14 pdf format of 13-14
Updating the Bottle BillJanet Domenitz, 617-292-4800Certified pdf format of 13-14 summary.pdf
NCSD
13-16 pdf format of 13-16
Genetically Modified Food Right to Know ActLiam Madden, 617-922-5546Not Certified pdf format of 13-16 Letter.pdf
file size 2MB ; not in proper formNC
13-17 pdf format of 13-17
Constitutional Amendment Relative to the Massachusetts National Guard Joe Ureneck, 857-350-0575 Certified pdf format of 13-17 summary.pdf
NESD
13-18 pdf format of 13-18
 Law Relative to Shared ParentingJoe Ureneck, 857-350-0575 Not Certified pdf format of 13-18 Letter.pdf
file size 1MB ; relates to powers of courtsNC
13-19 pdf format of 13-19
Law Relative to Abuse Prevention Joe Ureneck, 857-350-0575 Not Certified pdf format of 13-19 Letter.pdf
file size 1MB ; relates to powers of courts / not in proper formNC
13-20 pdf format of 13-20
Whale Safe Fishing Act Richard Max Strahan, maxxstrahan@gmail.comCertified pdf format of 13-20 summary.pdf
NESD
13-21 pdf format of 13-21
Act to Repeal 2013 Sales Tax on Computer and Software Technology Services

Michael Widmer, 617-720-1000
Christopher R. Anderson, 781-890-6482

Certified pdf format of 13-21 summary.pdf
 NCSD
13-22 pdf format of 13-22
Act to Repeal 2013 Sales Tax on Computer and Software Technology ServicesMichael Widmer, 617-720-1000
Christopher R. Anderson, 781-890-6482
Certified pdf format of 13-22 summary.pdf
NESD
13-23 pdf format of 13-23
Act to Repeal 2013 Sales Tax on Computer and Software Technology ServicesMichael Widmer, 617-720-1000
Christopher R. Anderson, 781-890-6482
Certified pdf format of 13-23 summary.pdf
NCSD 
13-24 pdf format of 13-24
Act to Repeal 2013 Sales Tax on Computer and Software Technology ServicesMichael Widmer, 617-720-1000
Christopher R. Anderson, 781-890-6482
Certified pdf format of 13-24 summary.pdf
NCSD 
13-25 pdf format of 13-25
The Massachusetts Family Sunshine Protection ActJames M. Loscutoff, 978-475-2502Certified pdf format of 13-25 summary.pdf
NESD
13-26 pdf format of 13-26
An Act to Limit Excessive Hospital Operating MarginsStephanie Sanchez, 781-830-5752Certified pdf format of 13-26 summary.pdf
NCSD
13-27 pdf format of 13-27
An Act to Limit Excessive Hospital Operating MarginsStephanie Sanchez, 781-830-5752Certified pdf format of 13-27 summary.pdf
NCSD
13-28 pdf format of 13-28
An Act to Limit Excessive Hospital Operating Margins and CEO CompensationStephanie Sanchez, 781-830-5752Certified pdf format of 13-28 summary.pdf
NCSD
13-29 pdf format of 13-29
An Act to Limit Excessive Hospital Operating Margins and CEO CompensationStephanie Sanchez, 781-830-5752Certified pdf format of 13-29 summary.pdf
NCSD
13-30 pdf format of 13-30
An Act to Limit Excessive Hospital Operating Margins Through Greater Financial TransparencyStephanie Sanchez, 781-830-5752Certified pdf format of 13-30 summary.pdf
NCSD
13-31 pdf format of 13-31
An Act to Limit Excessive Hospital Operating Margins Through Greater Financial TransparencyStephanie Sanchez, 781-830-5752Certified pdf format of 13-31 summary.pdf
NCSD
13-32 pdf format of 13-32
An Act to Limit Excessive Hospital Operating Margins and CEO Compensation Through Greater Financial TransparencyStephanie Sanchez, 781-830-5752Certified pdf format of 13-32 summary.pdf
NCSD
13-33 pdf format of 13-33
An Act to Limit Excessive Hospital Operating Margins and CEO Compensation Through Greater Financial TransparencyStephanie Sanchez, 781-830-5752Certified pdf format of 13-33 summary.pdf
NESJ