MICHIGAN CAMPAIGN FINANCE ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 388 of 1976
169.264 Payments to candidates in primary election; requirements; return of funds.
(1) A candidate in a primary election may obtain funds from the state campaign fund in an amount equal to $2.00 for each $1.00 of qualifying contribution if the candidate certifies to the secretary of state both of the following:
(a) That the candidate committee of the candidate received $75,000.00 or more of qualifying contributions.
(b) That the full name and address of each person making a qualifying contribution is recorded by the candidate committee of the candidate certifying. This requirement is in addition to and not in lieu of any other requirements relating to the recording and reporting of contributions.
(2) A candidate is not entitled to funds from the state campaign fund for a primary election if it is determined the name of the candidate is ineligible to appear on the primary election ballot pursuant to section 53 of the Michigan election law, Act No. 116 of the Public Acts of 1954, as amended, being section 168.53 of the Michigan Compiled Laws. A candidate who does not file nominating petitions for the office of governor or who files an insufficient petition for that office shall return all funds received from the state campaign fund for that primary election.
(3) A candidate shall not receive from the state campaign fund for a primary more than $990,000.00.
(4) For purposes of this section, primary election is the election described in section 52 of Act No. 116 of the Public Acts of 1954, as amended, being section 168.52 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.
History: 1976, Act 388, Imd. Eff. Dec. 30, 1976
Am. 1989, Act 95, Imd. Eff. June 21, 1989
Am. 1993, Act 262, Imd. Eff. Dec. 14, 1993
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