Question 2 would create a citizens commission composed of 15 members. The commission would propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution, specifically regarding overturning Citizens United and defining inalienable constitutional rights as belonging to individual living human beings, not artificial entities or collections of human beings. The commission would create reports on the following:
political and election spending in Massachusetts;
the legal ability of the state government to regulate corporations; and
proposals for federal constitutional amendments and actions recommended for advancing the proposed amendments.
The measure would take effect on January 1, 2019, and the commission's first report would be due on December 31, 2019.This commission would be volunteer-led and would not cost the taxpayers.