[Excerpted and adapted from Ballotpedia]
The Massachusetts 9/11 Investigation Commission Initiative may appear on the November, 2014 general election ballot in the state of Massachusetts as an indirect initiated state statute. The initiative would establish a law that would create a Citizens’ 9/11 Investigation Commission.
A measure was filed with the Massachusetts Attorney General and was certified by the Massachusetts Secretary of State on September 7, 2011.
Path to the Ballot
Backers must then collect around 70,000 signatures by the December, 2013 petition drive deadline. If those signatures are deemed valid, the proposed law is then sent to the Massachusetts General Assembly for consideration.
If the general assembly does not choose to make the proposal a law, supporters must then gather additional signatures to obtain ballot access. Those signatures must be obtained from about 1/2 of 1% of voters who voted in the last governor election and supporters must submit them to local clerks.
Validated signatures must then be turned in by the first Wednesday of July to the Massachusetts Secretary of State's office.