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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 267         FILED ON: 1/13/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 529

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Alice K. Wolf and Byron Rushing

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying proposal for constitutional amendment:

Proposal for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to the subject matter of initiative petitions.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Alice K. Wolf

25th Middlesex

Byron Rushing

9th Suffolk

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Aaron Michlewitz

3rd Suffolk

Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Cleon H. Turner

1st Barnstable

Stanley C. Rosenberg

Hampshire and Franklin

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Martha M. Walz

8th Suffolk

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable

Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk

Jay R. Kaufman

15th Middlesex

James B. Eldridge

 

Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Michael A. Costello

1st Essex

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

William N. Brownsberger

 

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

John D. Keenan

7th Essex

Gloria L. Fox

7th Suffolk

Patricia D. Jehlen

 

Linda Dorcena Forry

12th Suffolk

David B. Sullivan

6th Bristol


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 267        FILED ON: 1/13/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 529

By Ms. Wolf of Cambridge, petition (accompanied by Proposal for Constitutional Amendment, House, No. 00529) of Tom Sannicandro and others for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to the subject matter of initiative petitions . Joint Committee on the Judiciary.


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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Proposal for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to the subject matter of initiative petitions.
 

A majority of all the members elected to the Senate and House of Representatives, in joint session, hereby declares it to be expedient to alter the Constitution by the adoption of the following Article of Amendment, to the end that it may become a part of the Constitution [if similarly agreed to in a joint session of the next General Court and approved by the people at the state election next following]:
 

ARTICLE OF AMENDMENT.
 

              Section 2 of Part II, “Initiative Petitions”, of Article XLVIII of the Amendments to the Constitution of the Commonwealth is hereby amended by inserting after the third paragraph a new paragraph, as follows:-

              No initiative petition shall propose a constitutional amendment that would restrict the rights set forth in this constitution to freedom and equality, or the right of each individual to be protected by society in the enjoyment of life, liberty and property, according to standing laws.

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