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2011 Senate Bill 751: Establish inactive voter file and procedures

Public Act 270 of 2012

Introduced by Sen. David Robertson (R) on October 12, 2011
To require the Secretary of State to create an inactive voter file within the qualified voter file (QVF), which would contain those who did not vote for six consecutive years, or who did not respond to a request to confirm residence information. Votes by individuals on this list would be treated as "challenged ballots," which requires an election inspector to make and keep a report with the person's contact information. Also, to establish procedures for residence confirmation of those who appear to have left the state; require photo identification to pick up an absentee ballot, and more.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Local Government & Elections Committee on October 12, 2011
Reported in the Senate on December 6, 2011
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on February 8, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 8, 2012
Amendment offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on February 14, 2012
To just remove the section of law the bill would amend, which is the one that specifies absentee ballot procedures.
The amendment failed 12 to 26 in the Senate on February 14, 2012.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Amendment offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on February 14, 2012
To remove a provision treating as "challenged ballots" the absentee votes of individuals who did not provide photo ID (instead affirming their identity by affidavit).
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 14, 2012
Moved to reconsider by Sen. Arlan Meekhof (R) on February 14, 2012
The vote by which the bill was passed.
The motion passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 14, 2012
Received in the Senate on February 14, 2012
Received in the House on February 14, 2012
Referred to the House Redistricting and Elections Committee on February 14, 2012
Reported in the House on May 22, 2012
With the recommendation that the amendment be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the House on June 12, 2012
To clarify the application of procedures specified by the bill.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 12, 2012
Amendment offered by Rep. David Nathan (D) on June 12, 2012
To explicitly state that the procedures specified by the bill must be conducted "in compliance with federal law".
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 12, 2012
Amendment offered by Rep. Pete Lund (R) 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 House on June 12, 2012
Passed 65 to 44 in the House on June 12, 2012.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To require the Secretary of State to create an inactive voter file within the qualified voter file (QVF), which would contain those who did not vote for six consecutive years, or who did not respond to a request to confirm residence information. Votes by individuals on this list would be treated as "challenged ballots," which requires an election inspector to make and keep a report with the person's contact information. Also, to establish procedures for residence confirmation of those who appear to have left the state, and more.
Received in the Senate on June 13, 2012
Passed 26 to 11 in the Senate on June 13, 2012.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on July 2, 2012

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