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2014 House Bill 5610: Revise legislative journal printing detail

Public Act 357 of 2014

Introduced by Rep. Cindy Denby (R) on May 28, 2014 To no longer require the legislature to print and bind up to 500 copies of the official House and Senate journals for the year and distribute these to members, state departments, colleges, universities, and other specified recipients. Instead, the clerk of the House and secretary of the Senate could decide how many copies to print. The journals would still have to be made available to the public on the internet.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Oversight Committee on May 28, 2014
Reported in the House on June 3, 2014 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 104 to 4 in the House on June 5, 2014 (same description)
To no longer require the legislature to print and bind up to 500 copies of the official House and Senate journals for the year and distribute these to members, state departments, colleges, universities, and other specified recipients. Instead, the clerk of the House and secretary of the Senate could decide how many copies to print. The journals would still have to be made available to the public on the internet.
Received in the Senate on June 10, 2014
Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on June 10, 2014
Amendment offered in the Senate on September 30, 2014 To require a copy of the printed and bound journal to be given to each legislator.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 30, 2014
Amendment offered by Sen. Randy Richardville (R) on November 12, 2014 To not automatically provide a copy of the printed and bound journal to each legislator, but do give one to the Library of Michigan.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on November 12, 2014
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on November 12, 2014 To no longer require the legislature to print and bind up to 500 copies of the official House and Senate journals for the year and distribute these to members, state departments, colleges, universities, and other specified recipients. Instead, the clerk of the House and secretary of the Senate could decide how many copies to print. The journals would still have to be made available to the public on the internet, and a hard copy given to the Library of Michigan.
Received in the House on November 12, 2014
Passed 106 to 3 in the House on December 2, 2014 To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 9, 2014

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