While the MAIA’s Credit Scoring Ban has been signed into law, another proposal filed at the same time as the MAIA’s ballot intiative moves once step closer to being placed on the 2012 ballot. The State House News Service provides the latest:
Backers of a ballot question to force auto manufacturers to divulge additional diagnostic information to repair shops say they have submitted 81,803 certified signatures to Secretary of State William Galvin’s office, well above the 68,911 required to advance their proposal toward the 2012 ballot. Signatures were submitted last month to city and town clerks across the state. Should Galvin certify the signatures, lawmakers will have until May 2012 to act on the ball proposal in order to stave off a fall campaign. Should lawmakers reject the question or take no action, backers would be required to gather another 11,500 signatures to place their question before voters next year.