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Committees:  ELECTIONS AND GOVERNMENT REFORM (12/28/2016)
Sorted by: SequenceNo
Bill/Resolution
Referred Date
CommitteeSponsorSubjectMeetingsStatus
HB 4068 of 2015
Referred 2/18/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Yanez, HenryElections; precinct boundaries; consolidated precincts; allow during certain statewide elections. Amends sec. 659 of 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.659).
HB 4182 of 2015
Referred 5/27/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Price, AmandaCivil rights; open meetings; physical presence required for vote; clarify. Amends sec. 3 of 1976 PA 267 (MCL 15.263).6/30/2015
9/24/2015
REPORTED FAVORABLY WITH SUBSTITUTE S-1 on 9/24/2015
HB 4271 of 2015 (PA 98 of 2015)
Referred 4/21/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Lyons, LisaElections; scheduling; February regular election date; eliminate. Amends sec. 570a of 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.570a). TIE BAR WITH: HB 4272'15, HB 4273'15, HB 4274'15, HB 4276'15, HB 4385'156/4/2015
REPORTED FAVORABLY WITHOUT AMENDMENT on 6/4/2015
HB 4272 of 2015 (PA 100 of 2015)
Referred 4/21/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Lauwers, DanElections; scheduling; February regular election date; eliminate. Amends sec. 642 of 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.642). TIE BAR WITH: HB 4271'15, HB 4273'15, HB 4274'15, HB 4276'15, HB 4385'156/4/2015
REPORTED FAVORABLY WITHOUT AMENDMENT on 6/4/2015
HB 4273 of 2015 (PA 101 of 2015)
Referred 4/21/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Heise, KurtElections; scheduling; February regular election date; eliminate. Amends sec. 641 of 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.641). TIE BAR WITH: HB 4271'15, HB 4272'15, HB 4274'15, HB 4276'15, HB 4385'156/4/2015
REPORTED FAVORABLY WITHOUT AMENDMENT on 6/4/2015
HB 4274 of 2015 (PA 102 of 2015)
Referred 4/21/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Kesto, KlintElections; scheduling; February regular election date; eliminate. Amends sec. 970e of 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.970e). TIE BAR WITH: HB 4271'15, HB 4272'15, HB 4273'15, HB 4276'15, HB 4385'156/4/2015
REPORTED FAVORABLY WITHOUT AMENDMENT on 6/4/2015
HB 4276 of 2015 (PA 99 of 2015)
Referred 4/21/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Lyons, LisaElections; scheduling; February regular election date; eliminate. Amends sec. 963 of 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.963). TIE BAR WITH: HB 4271'15, HB 4272'15, HB 4273'15, HB 4274'15, HB 4385'156/4/2015
REPORTED FAVORABLY WITHOUT AMENDMENT on 6/4/2015
HB 4385 of 2015 (PA 103 of 2015)
Referred 4/21/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Jacobsen, BradfordElections; scheduling; February regular election date; eliminate. Amends sec. 322 of 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.322). TIE BAR WITH: HB 4271'15, HB 4272'15, HB 4273'15, HB 4274'15, HB 4276'156/4/2015
REPORTED FAVORABLY WITHOUT AMENDMENT on 6/4/2015
HB 4540 of 2015
Referred 4/19/2016
Elections and Government Reform
Heise, KurtCivil rights; public records; public body records, documents, or information disclosable under freedom of information act; exempt critical energy infrastructure and cybersecurity-related information. Amends secs. 2 & 13 of 1976 PA 442 (MCL 15.232 & 15.243).
HB 4596 of 2015 (PA 238 of 2015)
Referred 6/4/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Lyons, LisaCampaign finance; statements and reports; requirement for filing statement of a committee of an incumbent judge or justice elected or appointed; provide waiver. Amends sec. 24 of 1976 PA 388 (MCL 169.224). TIE BAR WITH: HB 4597'1512/8/2015
REPORTED FAVORABLY WITHOUT AMENDMENT on 12/8/2015
HB 4597 of 2015 (PA 239 of 2015)
Referred 6/4/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Lyons, LisaCampaign finance; statements and reports; reporting and disclosure of certain candidates' expenditures; modify. Amends sec. 33 of 1976 PA 388 (MCL 169.233). TIE BAR WITH: HB 4596'1512/8/2015
REPORTED FAVORABLY WITHOUT AMENDMENT on 12/8/2015
HB 4724 of 2015
Referred 12/10/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Lyons, LisaElections; absent voters; definition of absent voter; expand to include an elector who applies in person at the clerk's office and who presents photo identification and expand the 100-foot rule to a clerk's office during the 45 days before an election. Amends secs. 758 & 759 of 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.759 & 168.759) & adds sec. 761b.
HB 4814 of 2015 (PA 370 of 2016)
Referred 4/27/2016
Elections and Government Reform
Runestad, JimPublic employees and officers; state; posting of organization charts for each state department; require. Creates new act.9/8/2016
REPORTED FAVORABLY WITHOUT AMENDMENT on 11/30/2016
HB 4850 of 2015 (PA 376 of 2016)
Referred 5/18/2016
Elections and Government Reform
Sheppard, JasonState financing and management; purchasing; biobased procurement plan for state of Michigan purchasing; create. Amends sec. 261 of 1984 PA 431 (MCL 18.1261).DISCHARGE COMMITTEE APPROVED on 9/7/2016
HB 4904 of 2015 (PA 197 of 2015)
Referred 10/6/2015
Elections and Government Reform
McBroom, EdElections; other; date of the statewide presidential primary election as a regular election date; provide for, clarify filing deadlines for candidates for local office and for all local ballot questions, and require the board of state canvassers to canvass certain elections involving regional transit authorities. Amends secs. 641, 646a & 841 of 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.641 et seq.).10/15/2015
10/22/2015
REPORTED FAVORABLY WITHOUT AMENDMENT on 10/22/2015
HB 5219 of 2016
Referred 2/24/2016
Elections and Government Reform
Lyons, LisaCampaign finance; public funding; provision related to use of public funds for certain advertisement campaigns; modify. Amends sec. 57 of 1976 PA 388 (MCL 169.257).3/23/2016
HB 5407 of 2016
Referred 4/12/2016
Elections and Government Reform
Lyons, LisaLegislature; legislators; term of removal or resignation from the office of state senator or representative; provide for. Amends secs. 175 & 177 of 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.175 & 168.177).4/28/2016
REPORTED FAVORABLY WITHOUT AMENDMENT on 4/28/2016
HB 6066 of 2016
Referred 12/8/2016
Elections and Government Reform
Lyons, LisaElections; voting procedures; photo identification for voting purposes; define, and modify provisional ballot process. Amends secs. 523, 523a, 813 & 829 of 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.523 et seq.).
HB 6067 of 2016
Referred 12/8/2016
Elections and Government Reform
Lyons, LisaRecords; birth; fee waiver for search and issuance of certified copy of a live birth record or official statement indicating that the record cannot be located; provide for under certain circumstances. Amends sec. 2891 of 1978 PA 368 (MCL 333.2891) & adds sec. 2882b. TIE BAR WITH: HB 6066'16, HB 6068'16
HB 6068 of 2016
Referred 12/8/2016
Elections and Government Reform
Lyons, LisaState; identification cards; fee waiver and procedure for issuance of state identification card as valid identification for voting purposes; modify under certain circumstances. Amends secs. 1, 1a & 2 of 1972 PA 222 (MCL 28.291 et seq.). TIE BAR WITH: HB 6066'16, HB 6067'16
HCR 0011 of 2015
Referred 5/19/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Chatfield, LeeA concurrent resolution to urge the United States Supreme Court to recognize its limited historic role in a federal system and to urge the states to become proactive in defending their sovereignty against federal overreach.
SB 0008 of 2015
Referred 1/20/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Schuitmaker, TonyaState financing and management; purchasing; installation of tracking device on state employee driven state vehicles; require. Amends sec. 213 of 1984 PA 431 (MCL 18.1213).4/16/2015
REPORTED FAVORABLY WITH SUBSTITUTE S-1 on 4/16/2015
SB 0013 of 2015 (PA 0268 of 2015)
Referred 1/20/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Knollenberg, MartyElections; voting procedures; straight-ticket voting; eliminate, and provide certain appropriations. Amends secs. 736c, 782b, 795c, 803 & 804 of 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.736c et seq.).11/10/2015
REPORTED FAVORABLY WITHOUT AMENDMENT on 11/10/2015
SB 0044 of 2015 (PA 0001 of 2015)
Referred 1/28/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Robertson, David B.Elections; primary; presidential primary election date; revise. Amends sec. 613a of 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.613a). TIE BAR WITH: SB 0045'152/5/2015
REPORTED FAVORABLY WITHOUT AMENDMENT on 2/5/2015
SB 0045 of 2015 (PA 0002 of 2015)
Referred 1/28/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Robertson, David B.Elections; primary; presidential primary election date; revise. Amends sec. 641 of 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.641). TIE BAR WITH: SB 0044'152/5/2015
REPORTED FAVORABLY WITHOUT AMENDMENT on 2/5/2015
SB 0058 of 2015
Referred 1/29/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Bieda, Steven M.Elections; registration; preregistration to vote at age 16; provide for. Amends 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.1 - 168.992) by adding sec. 496a.
SB 0059 of 2015
Referred 1/29/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Bieda, Steven M.Elections; absent voters; absent voter ballot; issue upon voter's request without requiring justification. Amends secs. 758, 759 & 759b of 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.758 et seq.).
SB 0060 of 2015
Referred 1/29/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Ananich, JimElections; voting procedures; early voting; provide for. Amends secs. 720 & 735 of 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.720 & 168.735) & adds sec. 720a.
SB 0061 of 2015
Referred 1/29/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Bieda, Steven M.Elections; registration; electronic submission of voter registration application on secretary of state's website; allow. Amends secs. 509v, 509w & 509x of 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.509v et seq.).
SB 0088 of 2015
Referred 2/10/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Warren, RebekahElections; other; interstate compact to elect president by national popular vote; establish. Creates new act.9/24/2015
SB 0089 of 2015
Referred 2/10/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Warren, RebekahElections; absent voters; absent voter ballot; allow first-time voters to utilize. Amends sec. 509t of 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.509t).
SB 0110 of 2015
Referred 2/17/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Robertson, David B.Elections; scheduling; election of county executive in an optional unified form of county government; modify election schedule to the gubernatorial election years. Amends sec. 9 of 1973 PA 139 (MCL 45.559).6/4/2015
REPORTED FAVORABLY WITHOUT AMENDMENT on 6/4/2015
SB 0189 of 2015
Referred 3/5/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Casperson, TomCivil procedure; costs and fees; recovery of costs and fees in an action involving this state; remove certain restrictions. Amends secs. 2421b, 2421c, 2421d & 2421e of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.2421b et seq.). TIE BAR WITH: SB 0190'1510/15/2015
10/22/2015
4/28/2016
REPORTED FAVORABLY WITH SUBSTITUTE S-1 on 4/28/2016
SB 0190 of 2015
Referred 3/5/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Robertson, David B.Administrative procedure; contested cases; award of costs and fees to prevailing party in a case involving this state; remove certain restrictions. Amends sec. 123 of 1969 PA 306 (MCL 24.323).10/15/2015
10/22/2015
4/28/2016
REPORTED FAVORABLY WITH SUBSTITUTE S-1 on 4/28/2016
SB 0194 of 2015
Referred 3/10/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Bieda, Steven M.Public employees and officers; ethics; financial disclosure report; require certain candidates for elective office and state and local officials to file. Creates new act.
SB 0197 of 2015
Referred 3/11/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Hildenbrand, DaveElections; other; allocation of electoral votes; revise. Amends sec. 42 of 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.42). TIE BAR WITH: SB 0088'159/24/2015
SB 0205 of 2015
Referred 3/12/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Hertel Jr., CurtisElections; candidates; recognized diminutive for a candidate's given name, middle name, or surname; allow to be included on a ballot. Amends sec. 560b of 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.560b).
SB 0224 of 2015
Referred 3/19/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Knezek, DavidPublic employees and officers; ethics; lobbying by former legislators and executive branch officers; prohibit for a defined period after leaving state service. Amends sec. 6a of 1978 PA 472 (MCL 4.416a).
SB 0230 of 2015
Referred 3/24/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Ananich, JimState financing and management; purchasing; gifts by state contractors to certain governmental officials; limit. Amends 1984 PA 431 (MCL 18.1101 - 18.1594) by adding sec. 264a.
SB 0241 of 2015
Referred 3/26/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Colbeck, PatrickState financing and management; purchasing; use of bid scorecards system for certain procurement contracts awarded; require. Amends secs. 261 & 268 of 1984 PA 431 (MCL 18.1261 & 18.1268).
SB 0242 of 2015
Referred 3/26/2015
Elections and Government Reform
O'Brien, MargaretState financing and management; purchasing; membership for committee on purchase of goods and services from community rehabilitation organizations; modify. Amends sec. 295 of 1984 PA 431 (MCL 18.1295).
SB 0306 of 2015
Referred 4/29/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Green, MikeLegislature; other; compact for a balanced budget; enact. Creates new act.5/14/2015
6/30/2015
REPORTED FAVORABLY WITHOUT AMENDMENT on 7/6/2015
SB 0316 of 2015 (PA 0504 of 2016)
Referred 5/7/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Jones, RickCivil rights; open meetings; Michigan compensation appellate commission; update certain operational exemptions from the open meetings act. Amends sec. 3 of 1976 PA 267 (MCL 15.263).9/8/2016
REPORTED FAVORABLY WITHOUT AMENDMENT on 9/14/2016
SB 0329 of 2015 (PA 0043 of 2015)
Referred 5/12/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Ananich, JimElections; election officials; modifying the nominating petition filing deadline for candidates for city offices; authorize under certain circumstances and add certain election accountability provisions. Amends sec. 644f of 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.644f).5/14/2015
REPORTED FAVORABLY WITHOUT AMENDMENT on 5/14/2015
SB 0419 of 2015
Referred 6/30/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Bieda, Steven M.Elections; local; election by mail; allow for certain local elections. Amends sec. 726 of 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.726) & adds secs. 750a & 750b.
SB 0431 of 2015
Referred 7/1/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Jones, RickPublic employees and officers; other; removal procedure from elective office; specify for removal based on financial grounds. Amends 1968 PA 2 (MCL 141.421 - 141.440a) by adding sec. 19a.
SB 0452 of 2015
Referred 9/9/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Jones, RickElections; judicial; election procedure when court of appeals candidates are appointed to another judgeship; provide for. Amends secs. 409b, 409d & 409e of 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.409b et seq.).
SB 0489 of 2015
Referred 9/10/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Green, MikeElections; other; electoral votes; require to be chosen from each congressional district. Amends secs. 42 & 45 of 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.42 & 168.45).9/24/2015
SB 0547 of 2015
Referred 10/7/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Warren, RebekahElections; registration; resident address on driver license or personal identification card different from resident address on qualified voter file; permit. Amends sec. 509o of 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.509o). TIE BAR WITH: SB 0548'15
SB 0548 of 2015
Referred 10/7/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Warren, RebekahTraffic control; driver license; resident address on driver license different from resident address on qualified voter file; permit. Amends secs. 307 & 315 of 1949 PA 300 (MCL 257.307 & 257.315). TIE BAR WITH: SB 0547'15
SB 0571 of 2015 (PA 0269 of 2015)
Referred 10/20/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Kowall, MikeCampaign finance; other; amendments to the Michigan campaign finance act; provide for. Amends secs. 4, 6, 9, 10, 15, 21, 24, 33, 35, 47, 52, 54, 55 & 57 of 1976 PA 388 (MCL 169.204 et seq.).10/28/2015
REPORTED FAVORABLY WITHOUT AMENDMENT on 10/28/2015
SB 0594 of 2015
Referred 11/3/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Shirkey, MikeState agencies (existing); executive office; governor's approval of certain memoranda of understanding or memoranda of agreement involving this state; require, and require filing those memoranda of agreement or memoranda of understanding with the secretary of state. Amends title & secs. 2 & 10 of 1967 (Ex Sess) PA 7 (MCL 124.502 & 124.510).3/3/2016
3/17/2016
REPORTED FAVORABLY WITH SUBSTITUTE S-2 on 3/17/2016
SB 0638 of 2015
Referred 12/3/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Robertson, David B.Campaign finance; other; general amendments to the Michigan campaign finance act; provide for. Amends secs. 3, 5, 9, 11, 24, 33, 35, 47, 51, 54 & 55 of 1976 PA 388 (MCL 169.203 et seq.) & adds sec. 24b.12/8/2015
REPORTED FAVORABLY WITH SUBSTITUTE S-2 on 12/8/2015
SB 0639 of 2015
Referred 12/3/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Robertson, David B.Elections; other; general amendments; provide for. Amends secs. 509t, 509v, 730, 731 & 733 of 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.509t et seq.) & adds secs. 30h, 761b, 761c & 764d.
SB 0640 of 2015
Referred 12/3/2015
Elections and Government Reform
Robertson, David B.Elections; petitions; requirement for recall petition circulators to be registered electors; eliminate. Amends sec. 957 of 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.957).4/28/2016
REPORTED FAVORABLY WITHOUT AMENDMENT on 4/28/2016
SB 0721 of 2016
Referred 1/26/2016
Elections and Government Reform
Horn, KenCampaign finance; public funding; prohibition on the use of public funds for certain communications referencing local ballot questions; modify. Amends sec. 57 of 1976 PA 388 (MCL 169.257).
SB 0735 of 2016
Referred 2/2/2016
Elections and Government Reform
Young II, ColemanElections; registration; automatic voter registration; implement. Amends 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.1 - 168.992) by adding sec. 493a.
SB 0743 of 2016
Referred 2/4/2016
Elections and Government Reform
Young II, ColemanState; identification cards; declaration of United States citizenship on personal identification card application; require for automatic voter registration. Amends sec. 1 of 1972 PA 222 (MCL 28.291). TIE BAR WITH: SB 0735'16
SB 0745 of 2016
Referred 2/4/2016
Elections and Government Reform
Young II, ColemanTraffic control; driver license; declaration of United States citizenship on operator's or chauffeur's license application; require for automatic voter registration. Amends sec. 307 of 1949 PA 300 (MCL 257.307). TIE BAR WITH: SB 0735'16
SB 0776 of 2016 (PA 0142 of 2016)
Referred 2/10/2016
Elections and Government Reform
Robertson, David B.Elections; petitions; petition signature rebuttable presumption; eliminate. Amends sec. 472a of 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.472a).3/3/2016
REPORTED FAVORABLY WITHOUT AMENDMENT on 3/3/2016
SB 0827 of 2016
Referred 3/1/2016
Elections and Government Reform
Casperson, TomAdministrative procedure; rules; environmental rules; establish a special review committee. Amends secs. 33, 39a, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45 & 47 of 1969 PA 306 (MCL 24.233 et seq.) & adds secs. 65 & 66.
SB 0832 of 2016
Referred 3/2/2016
Elections and Government Reform
Colbeck, PatrickElections; offenses; misdemeanor against a member of a religious society for influencing an elector at an election by threatening excommunication, dismissal, or expulsion; eliminate. Amends sec. 931 of 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.931).
SB 0841 of 2016
Referred 3/3/2016
Elections and Government Reform
Knezek, DavidCampaign finance; statements and reports; $1,000.00 threshold for filing certain campaign finance reports; eliminate. Amends secs. 24, 33 & 35 of 1976 PA 388 (MCL 169.224 et seq.).
SB 0849 of 2016
Referred 3/8/2016
Elections and Government Reform
Colbeck, PatrickState financing and management; other; departments to provide report listing all assets over certain amount; require annually. Amends 1984 PA 431 (MCL 18.1101 - 18.1594) by adding sec. 449.
SB 0886 of 2016
Referred 4/14/2016
Elections and Government Reform
Casperson, TomAdministrative procedure; exemptions; corrections parole hearings; include in exemptions and make miscellaneous revisions to contested case provisions. Amends secs. 71, 72, 80, 87 & 115 of 1969 PA 306 (MCL 24.271 et seq.). TIE BAR WITH: SB 0189'15, SB 0190'154/28/2016
REPORTED FAVORABLY WITHOUT AMENDMENT on 4/28/2016
SB 0918 of 2016
Referred 4/26/2016
Elections and Government Reform
Bieda, Steven M.Elections; candidates; filing fee for state representative and state senator; increase. Ameds sec. 163 of 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.163).
SB 1114 of 2016
Referred 10/18/2016
Elections and Government Reform
Schmidt, Wayne A.Elections; absent voters; definition of absent voter; expand to include an elector who applies in person at the clerk's office and who presents photo identification. Smends secs. 758 & 759 of 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.758 & 168.759).
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