Introduced by Sen. David Robertson R-Grand Blanc on December 3, 2015
To establish a new type of campaign finance committee called an “independent expenditure committee,” and more clearly define “independent expenditures” and the rules that prohibit committees like these from coordinating with a candidate (which wouldn't be “independent”). These committees could contribute to ballot initiatives but not to candidates; contributions would not be subject to limits and could come from corporations and unions. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Elections and Government Reform Committee on December 3, 2015
Reported in the Senate on December 9, 2015
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.