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2017 House Bill 4892: Revise city candidate filing deadline details

Public Act 118 of 2017

Introduced by Rep. Lee Chatfield (R) on August 16, 2017 To provide an exemption to state-imposed city election candidacy filing deadlines for several cities that gave prospective candidates bad information on this, causing some to miss being on the ballot this November. The bill would require these cities to put these candidates on the ballot.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Elections and Ethics Committee on August 16, 2017
Reported in the House on September 6, 2017 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 92 to 13 in the House on September 6, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To provide an exemption to state-imposed city election candidacy filing deadlines for several cities that gave prospective candidates bad information on this, causing some to miss the filing deadline for elections this November. The bill would require these cities to put these candidates on the ballot. It would also require more training and oversight for these cities' election officials, and impose $2,500 fines.
Received in the Senate on September 7, 2017
Referred to the Senate Elections and Government Reform Committee on September 7, 2017
Reported in the Senate on September 12, 2017 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on September 13, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To provide an exemption to state-imposed city election candidacy filing deadlines for several cities that gave prospective candidates bad information on this, causing some to miss the filing deadline for elections this November. The bill would require these cities to put these candidates on the ballot. It would also require more training and oversight for these cities' election officials, and impose $2,500 fines. Starting in 2018 cities that do this would be subject to $5,000 fine.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on September 18, 2017

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