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2011 House Bill 4653: Ban office-holder names on polling place materials

Public Act 156 of 2012

Introduced by Rep. Anthony Forlini (R) on May 18, 2011 To prohibit the name of an elected or appointed official from being printed on any election-related material that is posted, displayed, or distributed in a polling place on Election Day, subject to fines of $100 to $250. House Bill 4656 would apply the prohibition to absentee ballot materials given or mailed to a voter.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Redistricting and Elections Committee on May 18, 2011
Reported in the House on December 6, 2011 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on January 19, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on January 19, 2012
Passed 106 to 0 in the House on January 25, 2012 To prohibit the name of an elected or appointed official from being printed on any election-related material that is posted, displayed, or distributed in a polling place on Election Day, subject to fines of $100 to $250. House Bill 4656 would apply the prohibition to absentee ballot materials given or mailed to a voter, and passed by the same margin.
Received in the Senate on January 26, 2012
Referred to the Senate Local Government & Elections Committee on January 26, 2012
Reported in the Senate on May 22, 2012 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 35 to 1 in the Senate on May 23, 2012 (same description)
To prohibit the name of an elected or appointed official from being printed on any election-related material that is posted, displayed, or distributed in a polling place on Election Day, subject to fines of $100 to $250. House Bill 4656 would apply the prohibition to absentee ballot materials given or mailed to a voter, and passed by the same margin.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 5, 2012

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