PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION                                      S.B. 1159 (S-1) & 1160 (S-1):

                                                                                                    SUMMARY OF BILL

                                                                                      REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE










Senate Bill 1159 (Substitute S-1 as reported)

Senate Bill 1160 (Substitute S-1 as reported)

Sponsor:  Senator Randy Richardville

Committee:  Local Government and Elections




Both bills would amend the Michigan Election Law relative to the date of the presidential primary election.


Senate Bill 1159 (S-1) would require a statewide presidential primary election to be conducted on the third Tuesday in March in each presidential election year, rather than on the fourth Tuesday in February as currently required.


Senate Bill 1160 (S-1) specifies that, although the February regular election date is the fourth Tuesday in February, in each presidential election year when a statewide presidential primary is held, the February regular election date would be the third Tuesday in March.


The bills are tie-barred.


MCL 168.613a (S.B. 1159)                                         Legislative Analyst:  Patrick Affholter

       168.641 (S.B. 1160)




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


Date Completed:  12-11-14                                                  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.