Petition for a Law to Create a Citizens’ 9/11 Investigation
it Enacted by the People, and by their authority:
1. Sections 2 to 6 of this 2012 Act shall be known and may be cited
as the Citizens’ 9/11 Investigation Commission Act.
2. (1) The Citizens’ 9/11 Investigation Commission is established
as an independent commission for the purpose of investigating events
that relate to September 11, 2001.
The commission shall investigate in a fair and impartial manner the
circumstances of September 11, 2001, including the events leading up
to and the events that occurred in the aftermath of September 11,
2001. The commission shall investigate:
The destruction of the World Trade Center Towers: WTC 1, WTC 2, WTC 7
in New York City;
The attack on the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia;
The crash of United Airlines Flight 93 near Shanksville,
The invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq by the United States;
The Global War on Terror; and
Any other issue the commission deems relevant and necessary to its
duties, functions and powers.
The commission shall consider the findings, and the shortcomings of
the findings, of any previous investigations of the events of
September 11, 2001, and the events leading up to and occurring in the
aftermath of September 11, 2001, including but not limited to:
The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States;
The Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities before and
after the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001, by the House
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Senate Select
Committee on Intelligence.
The commission shall produce a written report detailing the
commission’s investigation and findings. The report shall
Any criminal activity, including a war crime or a crime against
Any individual or corporation that unduly profited from the events
investigated by the commission;
Any other malfeasance and any perpetrators of the malfeasance; and
Any other findings made by the commission.
The commission shall deliver the report to the following persons or
entities in this state and the analogous persons or entities in any
state that has entered the joint powers agreement as described in
section 3 of this 2012 Act:
The Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court; and
The commission shall complete all of the commission’s duties,
functions and powers conclude its investigation and complete the
delivery of the written report no later than January 1, 2015. The
commission shall be dissolved no later than February 1, 2015.
3. (1) The Citizens’ 9/11 Investigation Commission established
under section 2 of this 2012 Act may enter into a joint powers
agreement with another state in the manner described in this section.
The commission may enter into a joint powers agreement with another
state that has enacted a law similar to this 2012 Act or a law that
expresses a clear intent to enter a joint powers agreement. The
joint powers of the commission shall extend to any state that enters
into a joint powers agreement under this section.
The Citizens’ 9/11 Investigation Commission shall have and may
exercise all investigatory powers of each state that has entered the
joint powers agreement, including but not limited to the power of
subpoena in that state and the power to take testimony under oath.
Any state or local government or other public entity may, as an
alternative to entering into a joint powers agreement, endorse the
investigation by the Citizens’ 9/11 Investigation Commission by
passing, adopting or otherwise submitting to the commission a
resolution expressing endorsement of the commission.
4. (1) The Citizens’ 9/11 Investigation Commission shall consist
of at least 15 members and shall consist of an odd number of members.
The Citizens 9/11 Investigation Commission Campaign Steering
Committee, incorporated in the State of California, shall select 15
or more persons to serve as the initial members of the commission.
The initial members shall appoint an executive director to serve at
the pleasure of the commission.
The executive director may appoint additional members from among
candidates nominated by any citizen of the United States.
Membership preference shall be given to persons who have expertise in
specific areas or subjects that would assist the commission in
carrying out the commission’s duties and objectives.
The executive director shall appoint a special prosecutor to serve at
the pleasure of the commission. The special prosecutor shall conduct
the investigation and compile the written report described in section
2 (4) of this 2012 Act and shall report to the commission.
The executive director, special prosecutor and any member of the
commission may be removed from the commission by a two-thirds vote of
the commission. The commission shall replace members of the
commission by majority vote.
Each member of the commission shall execute the following oath or
affirmation of office as a condition of service, “I, (name), hereby
swear or affirm that I will, to the best of my ability, defend and
uphold the Constitution of the United States and the principle of
truth in governance in investigating the circumstances of September
11, 2001, including the events leading up to and the events that
occurred in the aftermath of September 11, 2001.”
The commission may enter into contracts and hire any staff the
commission deems necessary.
The commission shall adopt rules and procedures necessary to carry
out the commission’s duties under sections 2 to 6 of this 2012 Act.
5. (1) The 9/11 Citizens Investigation Fund is established in the
State Treasury, separate and distinct from the General Fund.
Interest earned by the Citizens’ 9/11 Investigation Fund shall be
credited to the fund. All moneys in the fund shall, subject to
appropriation by the state legislature, be used by the Citizens’
9/11 Investigation Commission to carry out the duties, functions and
powers of the commission.
The Citizens’ 9/11 Investigation Commission may accept
contributions of moneys and assistance from the United States
Government or its agencies or from any other source, public or
private, and agree to conditions placed on the moneys that are not
inconsistent with the duties of the commission. All moneys received
by the commission under this subsection shall be deposited into the
Citizens’ 9/11 Investigation Fund established under subsection (1)
of this section.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts shall contractually agree to be a
party to the interstate Citizens' 9/11 Investigation Commission,
established under section 3 of this 2012 Act, subject to