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2011 Senate Bill 803: Require voters to affirm citizenship
Introduced by Sen. Darwin Booher (R) on November 8, 2011 To require voters to affirm that they are a U.S. citizen when voting or applying for an absentee ballot.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Local Government & Elections Committee on November 8, 2011
Reported in the Senate on December 6, 2011 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) 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
Passed 30 to 8 in the Senate on February 14, 2012 (same description)
To require voters to affirm that they are a U.S. citizen when voting or applying for an absentee ballot.
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 amendment be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the House on June 12, 2012 To clarify details of the proposed procedures for asking if a person is citizen.
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 exempt overseas military voters from having to affirm that they are citizens.
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 Aug. 15, 2012.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 12, 2012
Passed 67 to 43 in the House on June 12, 2012 (same description)
To require voters to affirm that they are a U.S. citizen when voting or applying for an absentee ballot.
Received in the Senate on June 13, 2012
Passed 26 to 11 in the Senate on June 13, 2012 To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Vetoed by Gov. Rick Snyder on July 3, 2012
Received in the Senate on July 18, 2012

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