The State of Michigan's deadline for all legislative (statutory) initiatives is 160 days prior to the statewide election in order to qualify for that election. We can submit signatures at any time. By the June 1, 2016 deadline, we did not have enough signatures to submit for the 2016 election. Therefore, we are continuing signature-gathering in order to qualify for the 2018 ballot. That deadline is May 30, 2018. We hope to collect enough signatures to submit well before that deadline.
We are challenging the laws that restrict the circulation period to 180 days in state court as unconstitutional. There are no time restrictions in the constitution on the people's right to statutory initiative.