PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY DATE CHANGE                                                      S.B. 44 & 45:

                                                                                                    SUMMARY OF BILL

                                                                                      REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE










Senate Bills 44 and 45 (as reported without amendment)

Sponsor:  Senator Dave Robertson

Committee:  Elections and Government Reform




Senate Bill 44 would amend the Michigan Election Law to require a statewide presidential primary election to be conducted on the third Tuesday in March, instead of the fourth Tuesday in February, in each presidential election year.


Senate Bill 45 would amend the Election Law to move the February regular election date from the fourth Tuesday in February to the third Tuesday in March, in each presidential election year when a statewide presidential primary was held.


The bills are tie-barred. Each bill would take effect 90 days after the date it was enacted.


MCL 168.613a (S.B. 44)                                               Legislative Analyst:  Suzanne Lowe

       168.641 (S.B. 45)




The bills would have no fiscal impact on State or local government.


Date Completed:  2-9-15                                                     Fiscal Analyst:  Joe Carrasco



This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.