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2011 Senate Bill 754: Regulate “third-party voter registration organizations”
  1. Introduced by Sen. Mark Jansen (R) on October 12, 2011, to require “third-party voter registration organizations” to register with the state, turn in late registrations within 24 hours, provide their “voter registration agents” with state approved instruction in proper procedures, and require their agents to sign a statement affirming receipt of this instruction. The bill would also require a person to show a photo identification when registering to vote.
    • Referred to the Senate Local Government & Elections Committee on October 12, 2011.
      • Reported in the Senate on December 6, 2011, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on February 8, 2012. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 8, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. David Robertson (R) on February 14, 2012, to establish that if passed the bill will go into effect on June 1, 2012. The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 14, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Coleman Young (D) on February 14, 2012, to clarify that a "motor voter" registration at the Secretary of State is not considered a "mail-in" registration. The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 14, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on February 14, 2012, to just remove the section of law the bill would amend, which is the one that specifies relevant voter registration procedures. The amendment failed 12 to 26 in the Senate on February 14, 2012.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  2. Passed 26 to 12 in the Senate on February 14, 2012.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on February 14, 2012.
    • Referred to the House Redistricting and Elections Committee on February 14, 2012.
      • Reported in the House on May 22, 2012, with the recommendation that the amendments be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Amendment offered in the House on June 12, 2012, to revise a number of details of the proposed regulations in ways that do not change the substance as previously described. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 12, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Barb Byrum (D) on June 12, 2012, to require the proposed registration process for third party voter registration organizations registration process to be an online process. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 12, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Barb Byrum (D) on June 12, 2012, to exempt (or "granfather") existing nonprofit third-party voter registration organizations (such as ACORN or its successors) from the regulations proposed by the bill. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 12, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Barb Byrum (D) on June 12, 2012, to exempt a third-party voter registration organizations from the regulations proposed by the bill if they do not pay their agents by the number of registrations obtained. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 12, 2012.
    • Substitute offered by Rep. Barb Byrum (D) on June 12, 2012, to make the proposed training voluntary. The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on June 12, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. David Nathan (D) on June 12, 2012, to make the proposed training available online. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 12, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. David Nathan (D) on June 12, 2012, exempt (or "granfather") existing nonprofit third-party voter registration organizations (such as ACORN or its successors) from the regulations proposed by the bill. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 12, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. David Nathan (D) on June 12, 2012, to only apply proposed regulations to organizations with 25 or more agents getting voter registrations. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 12, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. David Nathan (D) on June 12, 2012, to exempt from the proposed regulations a person who registers his or her own family members, or students if the person is a teacher. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 12, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. David Nathan (D) on June 12, 2012, to require all state agencies and departments to perform voter registration activities. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 12, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. David Nathan (D) on June 12, 2012, to strip out a July 1, 2012 effective date for the bill. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 12, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Woodrow Stanley (D) on June 12, 2012, to replace a photo ID requirement in the bill with provision allowing a person to instead present a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other government document. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 12, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Woodrow Stanley (D) on June 12, 2012, to require the Secretary of State to provide online voter registration. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 12, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Pete Lund (R) on June 12, 2012, to establish that if passed the bill will go into effect on July 1, 2012. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 12, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Pete Lund (R) on June 12, 2012, to require voter registrations submitted by a third-party voter registration organizations within one week of the registration deadline to be turned in within two business days rather than one business day. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 12, 2012.
  4. Passed 66 to 43 in the House on June 12, 2012, to require “third-party voter registration organizations” to register with the state, turn in late registrations within 24 hours, provide their “voter registration agents” with state approved instruction in proper procedures, and require their agents to sign a statement affirming receipt of this instruction. The bill would also require a person to show a photo identification when registering to vote.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on June 13, 2012.
  6. Passed 26 to 11 in the Senate on June 13, 2012, to concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Vetoed by Gov. Rick Snyder on July 3, 2012.
  8. Received in the Senate on July 18, 2012.

Comments

Re: 2011 Senate Bill 754 (Regulate “third-party voter registration organizations” )  by right to do bussiness on February 17, 2012 
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Re: 2011 Senate Bill 754 (Regulate “third-party voter registration organizations” )  by gypsy on February 17, 2012 
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Re: 2011 Senate Bill 754 (Regulate “third-party voter registration organizations” )  by gypsy on February 17, 2012 
Posted twice, oops.

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