MEASURE NO. 29
Worley, 231 Williams Dr., Florence, MS 39073
Mississippi be bound to obey directives from the federal government which are
not constitutional as described in Initiative #29?
would amend the Mississippi Constitution to provide, “The State of Mississippi
and its residents shall not be bound to obey any directive from the United
States Government, or any other governmental body, which directive violates the
United States Constitution or is extra-constitutional in its origin or in its
April 7, 2009
Federal Disobedience Petition
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).