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2011 House Bill 5062: Establish continuing education program for local election clerks

Public Act 271 of 2012

Introduced by Rep. Anthony Forlini (R) on October 12, 2011
To require the Secretary of State to establish a continuing election education program for all local election clerks; establish a post election audit program that identifies the documents and procedures for such audits; and make other miscellaneous changes to the Michigan election law.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Redistricting and Elections Committee on October 12, 2011
Reported in the House on March 13, 2012
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on March 28, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 28, 2012
Amendment offered by Rep. Barb Byrum (D) on March 28, 2012
To require post-election audits, not just allow them, and authorize fines on local clerks if particular precincts cannot be recounted because of failure to follow proper procedures.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 28, 2012
Amendment offered by Rep. Anthony Forlini (R) on March 28, 2012
To clarify that the Secretary of State is responsible for the random selection process for precinct audits.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 28, 2012
Amendment offered by Rep. David Nathan (D) on March 28, 2012
To add to a provision prohibiting giving misinformation to a voter, by defining this as including telling a person they can't vote if their home has been foreclosed, if they are a felon, of if he is behind on child support payments.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 28, 2012
Amendment offered by Rep. Stacy Erwin Oakes (D) on March 28, 2012
To tie-bar the bill to House Bill 5418, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HB 5418 would make it a crime to knowingly giving false information to a registered voter with the intention to impede the person from voting.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 28, 2012
Received in the Senate on April 17, 2012
Referred to the Senate Local Government & Elections Committee on April 17, 2012
Reported in the Senate on May 22, 2012
With the recommendation that the amendment be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on June 12, 2012
To establish that if passed the bill will go into effect on Aug. 15, 2012.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 12, 2012
Received in the House on June 13, 2012
Passed 110 to 0 in the House on June 14, 2012.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 27, 2012

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