Board of Denturity
All Initiatives   
Sponsor:
W. L. Rayborn
Address:
PO Box 1018
Jackson MS 3915-1018

Phone: (601) 833-8527

Subject Matter:
Board of Denturity  (See Comments)

Proposed Ballot Title:
Shall persons other than dentists be licensed by a board of denturity to fit and make dentures for the public?

Proposed Ballot Summary:
This initiative would: amend the Constitution to allow persons other than licensed dentists to examine patients, and fit, make and sell dentures directly to the public; create a board of denturity, consisting of five members appointed by the governor, which would regulate the practice of denturity, issue licenses, determine qualifications of applicants for licensure and make and enforce rules; and would mandate a ninety day, 100% money back warranty on dentures furnished by denturists.

Original Filing:
N/A

Initiative Petition:
N/A

Status:
Expired

Town Meeting Location:
N/A

Initiative Information:
The official ballot title and ballot summary for an initiative measure are prepared by the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office. Initiative measures are valid for one year. During this one-year period, a petition may be circulated to place the measure on the next statewide general election ballot to allow the voters of Mississippi to determine whether the measure should become a part of the Mississippi Constitution. According to Mississippi law, for an initiative measure to be placed on the ballot, a minimum of 89,285 certified signatures must be gathered, with at least 17,857 certified signatures from each of the five congressional districts as they existed in the year 2000. This required number of signatures represents twelve percent (12%) of the total number of votes cast for Governor in the last gubernatorial general election. Signatures must be certified by county circuit clerks as belonging to registered voters in Mississippi. A completed petition should be filed with Secretary of State, together with a filing fee of $500.00. For more information on the initiative process in Mississippi, consult the Mississippi Constitution of 1890, Section 273, and Mississippi Code Annotated §§ 23-17-1 through 23-17-61 (1972).

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