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2003 House Bill 4824

Public Act 302 of 2003

Introduced by Rep. John Stakoe (R) on June 10, 2003
To require all local and state primary, general, and special elections in the state, including school elections, to be held on one of four days during the year: the last Tuesday in February, or the Tuesday after the first Monday in either May, August, or November. This would not apply to special elections called by the Governor to fill vacancies in statewide or legislative offices. The bill is part of an election consolidation package comprised of House Bills 4820 to 4828, and Senate Bill 877, which was introduced later. House bill 4820 deals with school elections, and Senate Bill 877 sets the rules for a school "floater" election date.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Local Government and Urban Policy Committee on June 10, 2003
Reported in the House on June 17, 2003
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. John Pappageorge (R) on June 19, 2003
To make the proposed regular May school election date the official education election date, along the lines of that in House Bill 4830.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 19, 2003
Substitute offered by Rep. Chris Ward (R) on June 19, 2003
To replace the previous version of the bill with one which would allow school districts to call one special bond, millage or debt election per year on a date that is not on one of the proposed regular election dates, and is not within 30 days of one of them (a “floater” date), if a petition is signed by at least 10 percent of the number of electors voting in the last gubernatorial election in that district, or 3,000 electors, whichever is less.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 19, 2003
Amendment offered by Rep. David Woodward (D) on June 19, 2003
To require popular elections for all intermediate school districts (ISDs) board members.
The amendment failed 14 to 81 in the House on June 19, 2003.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To require all local and state primary, general, and special elections in the state, including school elections, to be held on one of four days during the year: the fourth Tuesday in February, or the Tuesday after the first Monday in either May, August, or November. This would not apply to special elections called by the Governor to fill vacancies in statewide or legislative offices. School districts would be allowed to call one special bond, millage or debt election per year on a date that is not on one of the proposed regular election dates, and is not within 30 days of one of them (a “floater” date), if a petition is signed by at least 10 percent of the number of electors voting in the last gubernatorial election in that district, or 3,000 electors, whichever is less. The bill is part of an election consolidation package comprised of House Bills 4820 to 4828. See also Senate Bill 877.
Received in the Senate on June 24, 2003
Referred to the Senate Government Operations and Reform Committee on June 24, 2003
Reported in the Senate on December 11, 2003
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on December 11, 2003
To replace the previous version of the bill with one which incorporates technical changes and which accomodates Senate Bill 877, which sets the rules for the school "floater" election date.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 11, 2003
Amendment offered by Sen. Gilda Jacobs (D) on December 11, 2003
To allow school districts to hold elections in June.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on December 11, 2003
To require all local and state primary, general, and special elections in the state, including school elections, to be held on one of four days during the year: the last Tuesday in February, or the Tuesday after the first Monday in either May, August, or November. This would not apply to special elections called to fill vacancies in statewide or legislative offices. School districts would be allowed to call one special bond, millage or debt election per year on a Tuesday that is not on one of the proposed regular election dates, and is not within 35 days of one of them (a “floater” date), if a petition is signed by at least 10 percent of the number of district voters voting in the last gubernatorial election, or 3,000 electors, whichever is less. The bill is part of an election consolidation package comprised of House Bills 4820 to 4828, and Senate Bill 877. House bill 4820 deals with school elections, and Senate Bill 877 sets the rules for the school "floater" date.
Received in the House on December 16, 2003
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on January 8, 2004

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