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

Public Act 233 of 2011

  1. Introduced by Rep. Kurt Heise (R) on January 13, 2011, to require school board elections to be held in November of even numbered years.
    • 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.
  2. Passed 72 to 36 in the House on August 24, 2011.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. 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.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • 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.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • 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.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • 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.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • 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.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  4. Passed 24 to 14 in the Senate on November 3, 2011, to require school board elections to be held in November of even numbered years.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on November 3, 2011.
  6. Passed 69 to 39 in the House on November 9, 2011, to concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on November 28, 2011.

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