Introduced by Rep. Harold Haugh (D) on November 28, 2012 To prohibit recall petitions from being filed until an officeholder had actually been in office for six months during, and also ban them during the last six months of the recall target's term. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Redistricting and Elections Committee on November 28, 2012
Reported in the House on December 4, 2012 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on December 4, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 4, 2012
Amendment offered by Rep. Barb Byrum (D) on December 4, 2012
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 4, 2012
Substitute offered in the Senate on December 13, 2012 To revise the proposed recall restrictions - see Senate-passed bill for details.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 13, 2012
Passed 22 to 16 in the Senate on December 13, 2012. See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No". To empower county election commissions to determine whether the reasons for a recall petition are stated both "factually and clearly." This may violate Article 8, Section 8 of Michigan's constitution, which asserts that recallers don't have to justify their reasons, but only make them clear.
Motion by Sen. Arlan Meekhof (R) on December 13, 2012 The bill be given immediate effect.