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2018 Senate Bill 1176: Ban mandating donor disclosure by nonprofits
Introduced by Sen. Mike Shirkey R-Clarklake on November 8, 2018
To prohibit government agencies in Michigan, including courts, tribunals, and judicial or quasi-judicial bodies, from imposing a donor disclosure mandate on nonprofit organizations organized under section 501 of the federal tax code, meaning a duty to disclose to government authorities or others the identity of or personal information on contributors or members. Agencies and their staff would also be prohibited from disclosing such information if they already possess it, with violators subject to misdemeanor penalties, and to civil fines of up to $2,500, or $7,500 if done deliberately.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Michigan Competitiveness Committee on November 8, 2018
Reported in the Senate on November 29, 2018
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the House on November 29, 2018
Referred to the House Michigan Competitiveness on November 29, 2018
Reported in the House on December 18, 2018
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Vetoed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 28, 2018