June 13, 2017, Introduced by Reps. Marino, Brann, Calley, LaSata and Lilly and referred to the Committee on Elections and Ethics.
A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled
"Michigan election law,"
by amending section 163 (MCL 168.163), as amended by 2012 PA 276.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 163. (1) To obtain the printing of the name of a person
as a candidate for nomination by a political party for the office
of state senator or representative under a particular party heading
upon the official primary ballots in the various election precincts
a district, there
be filed nominating petitions
signed by a number of qualified and registered electors residing in
the district as determined under section 544f. If the district
more than 1 county, the nominating petitions
be filed with the secretary of state. If the district comprises 1
or less, the nominating petitions
shall must be filed with
county clerk of that county. Nominating petitions
shall must be
the form prescribed in section 544c.
Until December 31, 2013,
secretary of state and the various county clerks shall receive
petitions for filing in accordance with this act up to 4
of the twelfth Tuesday before the August primary. Beginning
1, 2014, the The secretary of state and the various county
clerks shall receive nominating petitions for filing in accordance
with this act up to 4 p.m. of the fifteenth Tuesday before the
(2) In lieu of filing a nominating petition, a nonrefundable
$100.00 $400.00 may be paid to the county clerk or,
for a candidate in a district comprising more than 1 county, to the
secretary of state. Payment of the fee and certification of the
of the candidate paying the fee
shall be are governed by the
same provisions as in the case of nominating petitions. The fee
must be deposited in the general fund of the county. and
be refunded to candidates who are nominated and to an equal
of candidates who receive the next highest number of votes
the primary election. If 2 or more candidates tie in having the
number of votes allowing a refund, the sum of $100.00 shall
divided among them. A refund of a deposit shall not be made to a
who withdraws as a candidate.
Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days
after the date it is enacted into law.
Enacting section 2. This amendatory act does not take effect
unless all of the following bills of the 99th Legislature are
enacted into law:
(a) Senate Bill No. ____ or House Bill No. 4750 (request no.
(b) Senate Bill No. ____ or House Bill No. 4746 (request no.
(c) Senate Bill No. ____ or House Bill No. 4749 (request no.
(d) Senate Bill No. ____ or House Bill No. 4748 (request no.
(e) Senate Bill No. ____ or House Bill No. 4747 (request no.