MICHIGAN CAMPAIGN FINANCE ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 388 of 1976
169.205 Definitions; D, E.
(1) “Domestic dependent sovereign” means an Indian tribe that has been acknowledged, recognized, restored, or reaffirmed as an Indian tribe by the secretary of the interior pursuant to chapter 576, 48 Stat. 984, 25 U.S.C. 461 to 463, 464 to 465, 466 to 470, 471 to 472, 473, 474 to 475, 476 to 478, and 479, commonly referred to as the Indian reorganization act, or has otherwise been acknowledged by the United States government as an Indian tribe.
(2) “Election” means a primary, general, special, or millage election held in this state or a convention or caucus of a political party held in this state to nominate a candidate. Election includes a recall vote.
(3) “Election cycle” means 1 of the following:
(a) For a general election, the period beginning the day following the last general election in which the office appeared on the ballot and ending on the day of the general election in which the office next appears on the ballot.
(b) For a special election, the period beginning the day a special general election is called or the date the office becomes vacant, whichever is earlier, and ending on the day of the special general election.
(4) “Elective office” means a public office filled by an election. A person who is appointed to fill a vacancy in a public office that is ordinarily elective holds an elective office. Elective office does not include the office of precinct delegate. Except for the purposes of sections 47, 54, and 55, elective office does not include a school board member in a school district that has a pupil membership of 2,400 or less enrolled on the most recent pupil membership count day. However, elective office includes a school board member in a school district that has a pupil membership of 2,400 or less, if a candidate committee of a candidate for the office of school board member in that school district receives an amount in excess of $1,000.00 or expends an amount in excess of $1,000.00. Elective office does not include a federal office except for the purposes of section 57.
History: 1976, Act 388, Imd. Eff. Dec. 30, 1976
Am. 1989, Act 95, Imd. Eff. June 21, 1989
Am. 1992, Act 7, Imd. Eff. Mar. 10, 1992
Am. 1995, Act 264, Eff. Mar. 28, 1996
Am. 1999, Act 237, Eff. Mar. 10, 2000
Compiler's Notes: Section 2 of Act 264 of 1995 provides:“If any portion of this amendatory act or the application of this amendatory act to any person or circumstance is found to be invalid by a court, the invalidity does not affect the remaining portions or applications of this amendatory act that can be given effect without the invalid portion or application, if those remaining portions are not determined by the court to be inoperable. To this end, this amendatory act is declared to be severable.”
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