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2017 House Bill 4208: Revise legislator expulsion/resignation detail

Public Act 192 of 2017

Introduced by Rep. Aaron Miller (R) on February 14, 2017
To revise a procedural detail related to when legislators are expelled or resign. The bill would require a resignation letter or expulsion resolution to explicitly cover the full balance of the term (rather than be temporary).   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Elections and Ethics Committee on February 14, 2017
Reported in the House on March 2, 2017
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Vanessa Guerra (D) on March 8, 2017
To let a lawmaker who was expelled run again for the seat in a special election during the same term, but not allow this for a lawmaker who resigns.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 8, 2017
Amendment offered by Rep. Adam Zemke (D) on March 8, 2017
To require the state to pay the local governments' costs of holding a special election to replace an expelled legislator.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 8, 2017
Received in the Senate on March 14, 2017
Referred to the Senate Elections and Government Reform Committee on March 14, 2017
Reported in the Senate on May 9, 2017
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 7, 2017

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