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2011 House Bill 4005: Require school board elections be in November

Public Act 233 of 2011

Introduced by Rep. Kurt Heise (R) on January 13, 2011 To require school board elections to be held in November of even numbered years.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Redistricting and Elections Committee on January 13, 2011
Reported in the House on May 10, 2011 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Barb Byrum (D) on August 24, 2011 To allow school districts who combine their board election with local government elections that are not in November of even years to keep keep doing so.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on August 24, 2011
Amendment offered by Rep. Rick Outman (R) on August 24, 2011 To allow some school districts whose elections are in November of odd-years to keep doing so.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on August 24, 2011
Amendment offered by Rep. Robert Genetski (R) on August 24, 2011 To move back the date the bill goes into effect until 2013.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on August 24, 2011
Passed 72 to 36 in the House on August 24, 2011 (same description)
To require school board elections to be held in November of even numbered years.
Received in the Senate on September 7, 2011
Referred to the Senate Local Government & Elections Committee on September 7, 2011
Reported in the Senate on October 4, 2011 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Sen. Patrick Colbeck (R) on November 3, 2011 To tie-bar the bill to Senate Bill 427, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. SB 427 would revise details in the state election law to conform with the proposed school board election date.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on November 3, 2011
Amendment offered by Sen. John Gleason (D) on November 3, 2011 To extend to charter schools state regulations that apply to regular school districts.
The amendment failed 12 to 26 in the Senate on November 3, 2011
Amendment offered by Sen. Judy Emmons (R) on November 3, 2011 To also allow school board elections to be held in November of odd-numbered years.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on November 3, 2011
Amendment offered by Sen. Vincent Gregory (D) on November 3, 2011 To also allow school board elections to be held in November of odd-years.
The amendment passed 20 to 18 in the Senate on November 3, 2011
Moved to reconsider by Sen. Arlan Meekhof (R) on November 3, 2011 To reconsider the vote by which the Gregory amendment was adopted.
The motion passed 26 to 12 in the Senate on November 3, 2011
Amendment offered by Sen. Patrick Colbeck (R) on November 3, 2011 To revise other references in the state elections code to conform with the changes proposed in this bill.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on November 3, 2011
Amendment offered by Sen. Bruce Caswell (R) on November 3, 2011
Amendment offered by Sen. Vincent Gregory (D) on November 3, 2011 To also allow school board elections to be held in November of odd-years.
The amendment failed 19 to 19 in the Senate on November 3, 2011
Amendment offered by Sen. Steve Bieda (D) on November 3, 2011 To tie-bar the bill to Senate Bill 49, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. SB 49 would eliminate the requirement that a person give a specific reason for requesting an absentee ballot.
The amendment failed 13 to 25 in the Senate on November 3, 2011
Passed 24 to 14 in the Senate on November 3, 2011 (same description)
To require school board elections to be held in November of even numbered years.
Received in the House on November 3, 2011
Passed 69 to 39 in the House on November 9, 2011 To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on November 28, 2011

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