Would prohibit any motor vehicle manufacturer, starting with model year 2015, from selling or leasing, either directly or through a dealer, a new motor vehicle without allowing the owner to have access to the same diagnostic and repair information made available to the manufacturer's dealers and in-state authorized repair facilities.
Would eliminate state criminal and civil penalties for the medical use of marijuana by qualifying patients. To qualify, a patient must have been diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition.
Community Preservation Act
Voters in Salem and Beverly will each be asked to approve a 1 percent surcharge on their property tax assessments to be used to preserve open space, renovate parks, restore historic properties or support affordable housing.
Several North Shore communities will vote on a non-binding ballot question urging a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's Citizen's United decision, which eliminated restrictions on political spending by corporations and unions. Locally, it will appear on ballots in Salem, Beverly, Hamilton, Ipswich, Marblehead, Swampscott, Topsfield and Wenham.