AFTER the petitioning, then the STATE has about a month to “certify” the signatures.
IF we have enough, THEN a process starts whereby the Statehouse has to decide if the question can go on the ballot.
First stop, the Supreme Judicial Court, where we expect the 30 minute hearing to end in success
Next stop, the Legislature, where we need 25%, in TWO CONSECUTIVE SESSIONS of the Legislature…with an election in between.
Yes, it's cumbersome and long…but amending the Constitution SHOULD be hard, right?
Either way, we feel we have no choice and this is what we're doing…
We believe that we'll get FAR more than 25%, already we have more than 40 Legislators endorsing… another 10, and we'll have our 25%.