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2015 Senate Bill 44: Revise GOP presidential primary date

Public Act 1 of 2015

Introduced by Sen. David Robertson (R) on January 28, 2015
To require the Republican presidential primary election to be conducted on the third Tuesday in March, rather than on the fourth Tuesday in February as currently required.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Elections and Government Reform Committee on January 28, 2015
Reported in the Senate on February 10, 2015
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Sen. Steve Bieda (D) on February 12, 2015
To tie-bar the bill to Senate Bill 59, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. SB 59 would eliminate the requirement that a person give one of the reasons specified in statute for requesting an absentee ballot.
The amendment passed 12 to 26 in the Senate on February 12, 2015.
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Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on February 12, 2015.
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To require the Republican presidential primary election to be conducted on the second Tuesday in March, rather than on the fourth Tuesday in February as currently required. In 2016 this would be March 8, "super-Tuesday".
Received in the House on February 13, 2015
Referred to the House Elections Committee on February 13, 2015
Reported in the House on February 17, 2015
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Lisa Lyons (R) on February 17, 2015
To shift the proposed presidential primary date from March 15, 2016 to March 8.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 17, 2015
Passed 72 to 38 in the House on February 18, 2015.
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To require the Republican presidential primary election to be conducted on the third Tuesday in March, rather than on the fourth Tuesday in February as currently required. In 2016 this would be March 8.
Received in the Senate on February 19, 2015
Passed 37 to 1 in the Senate on February 19, 2015.
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To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on February 19, 2015

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