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2021 House Bill 4837: Restrict outside groups’ access to state voter database
Introduced by Rep. Sarah Lightner (R) on May 13, 2021
To restrict access to the state's qualified voter file (QVF) database to the Secretary of State office, other election officials it authorizes, local and county election clerks, and state employees or vendors who do maintenance and security work on the QVF. The bill would remove a provision authorizing access by a “designated voter registration agency”.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Elections and Ethics Committee on May 13, 2021
Reported in the House on June 22, 2021
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the Senate on August 25, 2021
Referred to the Senate Elections Committee on August 25, 2021
Reported in the Senate on September 30, 2021
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
To restrict access to the state's qualified voter file (QVF) database to the Secretary of State office, other election officials it authorizes, local and county election clerks, and state employees or vendors who do maintenance and security work on the QVF. The bill would also remove a provision authorizing access by a “designated voter registration agency”.
Received in the House on September 30, 2021
Vetoed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on October 3, 2021
Received in the House on October 5, 2021
Referred to the House Elections and Ethics Committee on October 5, 2021

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