March 7, 2017, Introduced by Senators BIEDA, CONYERS, GREGORY, YOUNG, KNEZEK, HERTEL, WARREN, HOOD, JOHNSON and ANANICH and referred to the Committee on Elections and Government Reform.
A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled
"Michigan election law,"
(MCL 168.1 to 168.992) by adding section 686c.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 686c. (1) Not later than 60 days before a general
November election in the year in which elections for the offices
are held, a candidate for President or Vice President of the United
States, other than a write-in candidate who files a declaration of
intent to be a write-in candidate as provided in section 737a,
shall do all of the following:
(a) File with the secretary of state a copy of his or her
federal income tax return, as that term is defined in section
6103(b)(1) of the internal revenue code of 1986, 26 USC 6103(b)(1),
for at least the 5 most recent taxable years for which a return has
been filed with the Internal Revenue Service.
(b) File with the secretary of state a copy of his or her
state income tax return for at least the 5 most recent taxable
years for which a return has been filed.
(c) Provide written consent to the secretary of state, on a
form prescribed by the secretary of state, for the public
disclosure of the returns as provided in subsection (2).
(2) Subject to subsection (3), not later than 30 days before
the general November election, the secretary of state shall make
the returns publicly available on an internet website maintained by
the department of state.
(3) Before making any federal income tax return or state
income tax return filed with the secretary of state under
subsection (1) publicly available, the secretary of state shall
redact any information the secretary of state, in consultation with
the department of treasury, considers appropriate.
(4) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, if a
candidate for the office of President or Vice President of the
United States does not timely file his or her federal income tax
returns, state income tax returns, and written consent with the
secretary of state as provided in subsection (1), the secretary of
state shall not include the name of that candidate on the official
ballot for the general November election.
Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days
after the date it is enacted into law.