Every citizen has the right to petition the legislature. It is the duty of legislators to assure that petitions of their constituents are duly presented.
When a legislator is approached by a citizen to file a bill that he does not agree with, the legislator files the bill with the label “by request”.
That is the case with Senate Docket 792, now Senate 1060. As you can see at this link, it was filed “by request.”
That bill would repeal the marijuana question. I filed the bill at the request of a constituent although I disagree with it and will oppose it.
On the contrary, I publicly supported Question 4 and have been and will continue to be one of its leading defenders on Beacon Hill.