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2011 Senate Bill 752: Ban “stealth conventions” by minor political parties

Public Act 272 of 2012

  1. Introduced by Sen. Goeff Hansen (R) on October 12, 2011, to require minor political parties to notify the Secretary of State of the date of any upcoming county caucus or state convention to nominate candidates. This would prohibit schemes like the “stealth convention” and candidate nominations organized by a fake “Tea Party” political party in 2010. The bill would also revise the procedures for absentee ballot counting boards.
    • 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-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.
  2. Passed 38 to 0 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, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    • Amendment offered in the House on June 12, 2012, to clarify the application of procedures specified by the bill. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 12, 2012.
  4. Passed 109 to 0 in the House on June 12, 2012, to require minor political parties to notify the Secretary of State of the date of any upcoming county caucus or state convention to nominate candidates. This would prohibit schemes like the “stealth convention” and candidate nominations organized by a fake “Tea Party” political party in 2010. The bill would also revise the procedures for absentee ballot counting boards.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on June 13, 2012.
  6. Passed 37 to 0 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. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on July 2, 2012.

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2011 Senate Bill 752 (Ban “stealth conventions” by minor political parties )  by admin on February 15, 2012 
Introduced in the Senate on October 12, 2011, to require minor political parties to notify the Secretary of State of the date of any upcoming county caucus or state convention to nominate candidates. This would prohibit schemes like the “stealth convention” and candidate nominations organized by a fake “Tea Party” political party in 2010. The bill would also revise the procedures for absentee ballot counting boards

The vote was 38 in favor, 0 opposed and 0 not voting

(Senate Roll Call 65 at Senate Journal 0)

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